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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #90 on: November 08, 2018, 04:48:44 PM »
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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #91 on: November 08, 2018, 05:32:20 PM »
this is it once you get enough pulled through. that sharp bend is where the new and old cable meet, I carefully cut the insulation tape with scissors I had trouble undoing it because I wrapped it to tight.


now its up to you which end of the cable you fit first I always do the clutch arm first and lever last, (i think its easier)
(old picture) when fitting the cable to into the bracket wind the 14mm nut up the threads towards the green line until it stops, (this is to make fitting the cable into the clutch lever easier)
next fit the old 12mm nut onto a couple of threads and clip the cable nipple into the clutch arm.
you can now fit the cable into the clutch lever once you have done that adjust the 14mm nut to the measurement you took at the start


here is the new cable set to the same measurement as the old one and all tightened up in its bracket the blue paper is catching any oil that dribbles out


and lever end all fitted and sort of adjusted at the lever end. see how it feels now over the week end

I think the owners handbook does state how much free play there should be at the clutch arm, i will have a look at the handbook later and post up the measurement if there is one

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #92 on: November 08, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
cheers SnowOwl

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #93 on: November 08, 2018, 08:54:32 PM »
Another great set of posts!

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #94 on: November 08, 2018, 10:24:31 PM »
 :119: oh this is getting good.

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2018, 09:25:08 PM »
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Since then I also have powder coated the silver stuff on the bike. Looks so much better now.







Hi CB 500X

I notice those pics (by the way, nice painting). Really the black looks better.
You have lowered the footpegs without modifing the brackets. Can you give more details of this disign? Is it machined from billet aluminum? how much does it lower? 1inch?

Thanks a lot

MD

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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2018, 11:58:28 AM »
checked the owners handbook for how much free play there should be and it states between 10mm to 20mm at the CLUTCH LEVER not clutch arm like I thought.
 lever all the way out (picture tzr125ypvs, hand guards in way on cb)


lever pulled in until you start to feel resistance, (picture tzr is 13mm) the cb is 15mm right in the middle


I have also slowly been replacing certain fittings with titanium replacements not for the weight saving side but more for the corrosion resistance, there is isn't much price difference between stainless and titanium like there used to be either. so every other month I order something shiny

front bleed nipple fitted 01-08-18


rear bleed nipple fitted 01-08-18


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Re: the start of making it mine
« Reply #97 on: November 12, 2018, 12:18:28 PM »
clutch lever pivot pin fitted 07-08-18


I did also order a brake lever pivot pin but they sent the wrong length im still trying to get correct one.


front brake disc bolts waiting to be fitted

 


 


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