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Old 03-29-2010   #1
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I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

Did Spring maintenance on the Falco this weekend. Rotella oil change, non-shinko tire change and brake fluid swap. Decided to fix the right rotor - they're floating, and some of the buttons were getting sticky, probably from my lowside a few years ago, but since I barely ride the bike I hadn't really worried about. Measured the run-out on the rotor - .091. Spec is .0125. Hmm. Wonder why the front wheel dragged so much when it was on the stand...Cleaned the buttons and found two that were immobile and a little cock-eyed on the back side. Couldn't get them to move for anything. Got out my trusty rubber mallet...and 5 minutes later the run-out was back in spec.

I feel like I should move to Kentucky.

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Old 03-29-2010   #2
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

People get too wrapped up in specs and perfection.

Over on a Miata site some posters were ganging up on a guy who put 5qts of oil in his sump. They all used 4.5 - the horror.

Did freeing the buttons eliminate the runout or did you actually adjust (whack) the swept area of the roter?
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Old 03-29-2010   #3
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

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People get too wrapped up in specs and perfection.

Over on a Miata site some posters were ganging up on a guy who put 5qts of oil in his sump. They all used 4.5 - the horror.

Did freeing the buttons eliminate the runout or did you actually adjust (whack) the swept area of the roter?
The run-out was bad enough that there was significant drag on the rotor. The wacks only freed the buttons. If I had wanted to adjust the rotor itself, I probably would have use a wrench a lever.

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Old 03-29-2010   #4
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

Hammers are cool.
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

A very handy hammer is a rawhide mallet-not real easy to find. Perfect for a light hit on peices that you don't want to mark. Used one v. often back in my bicycle shop days.
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

nothing wrong with a PBR now and then
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

What! You didn't use any duc tape?
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

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A very handy hammer is a rawhide mallet-not real easy to find. Perfect for a light hit on peices that you don't want to mark. .............

would it leave a mark the the coroner could find .... I know a few people that could use a "light hit"............

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. . . . . . . oh, wait, you said on peices ........
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

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What! You didn't use any duc tape?



Eddie, we're talking hammers here. Not fancy smancy plastic "dead blow" hammers but real-- rawhide hammers!

Duct tape is too high tech to be considered in this conversation.
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Re: I'm such a PBR drinkin' redneck.

I love aprilias, hammers and PBR.
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I love aprilias, hammers and PBR.
PBRs are for Hipsters.
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So-- quit posting on 5 year old threads. I read stuff and wonder who the dumb ass it is that writes that crap-- then find out-- it's me. That-- especially at this point in my life-- is a real blow to my inner self.
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