another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Sunday, 13 January 2013

aermacchi

so, dangerous and sweary mick are sitting in the shed, i'm running backwards and forward with cup's of tea and passing the biscuits around, oh yeah, while i'm playing the host and their having a chat, i'm making up the front brake line for the 'macchi, everytime i make a 'line up i always end up with the stainless braiding down the back of one of my fingernails, claret, much to the hilarity of the 'audience', 'are we having a brew youth?' back in the kitchen and a fresh round of tea, jaffa cakes this time, right, the disc need's mounting to the wheel, [i sprayed it gold last night to echo the twin-leading drum in sweary mick's 350], with the disc rotor mounted and bolted to the hub you then have to feed the caliper onto the disc first before you put the front wheel back in as it's such a tight fit and actually sit's inboard of the hub [check out the photo's to see just how little clearance there is], with fresh pad's in, new cotter pins and wheel back in place it's just a quick job to bleed the brake up, except it isn't because the bleed nipple is inboard of the hub and the only way to get at it is from the other side through one of the holes in the casting, all very fiddly, imagine my joy when the master cylinder started leaking, dripping great gob's of brake fluid from the seal just behind the brake lever, deep joy, i drained the fluid off, removed the mastercylinder and put the kettle on, 'anyone fancy a rich tea?'......

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