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    A few years ago a member on here was giving away six of these used disc rotor quarters FOC.
    So I got a couple, great for stopping the brake caliper pistons from creeping forward when you remove the brake disc from your bike..

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    Highly recommend these motorcycle Jack's.
    Use mine all the time on all my bikes.
    I have placed a scissor Jack under the front spindle, but not really necessarily as the bike is on it's main stand & motorcycle jack + a couple of ratchet straps around the front forks.
    It would of done but just airing on the side of caution..

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    Just one of the problems with having various disabilities, is I cant use a hammer.
    One, I cant swing it & second, I cant grip.
    So trying to use a hammer & impact driver is impossible.
    Luckily my mate has his workshop 3 miles away, so I took the front wheel to him to loosen the allen bolts that hold the brake rotors on.

    As they are made of chocolate & would certainly round off PDQ...
    If you were stupid enough to try and use an allen key or socket & ratchet, especially as thev'e never been undone in 25 yrs & corroded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Just one of the problems with having various disabilities, is I cant use a hammer.
    One, I cant swing it & second, I cant grip.
    So trying to use a hammer & impact driver is impossible.
    Luckily my mate has his workshop 3 miles away, so I took the front wheel to him to loosen the allen bolts that hold the brake rotors on.

    As they are made of chocolate & would certainly round off PDQ...
    If you were stupid enough to try and use an allen key or socket & ratchet, especially as thev'e never been undone in 25 yrs & corroded.
    I dont know if it would help Ash; but i loosen mine with the wheel in; then just take the wheel out; saying that; they are still tight to undo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snelly View Post
    I dont know if it would help Ash; but i loosen mine with the wheel in; then just take the wheel out; saying that; they are still tight to undo.
    Luckily a good whack with the hammer on the impact driver they all came undone.

    Fank feck..


    Some new Rotary Wire Brushes arrived via eBay, ready for me to clean up & repaint the disc rotors.

    Can't wait
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    Durty durty job...



    Around the wrong way as usual..
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    The right hand disc was corroded badly & because of the linked brakes has been used much more than the left hand disc.
    But it will colour up the same once it's back on the bike.
    As it iron, so other than the centres which will be painted Black..

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    From page 1 post #5

    I always put a strap around batteries b4 I fit them to all my bikes
    Now, why have I never thought of doing that. I forget which of my bikes it was but getting the battery out was a complete bitch. A strap around it, would have saved me from a lot of swearing.

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    coming on great Ash well done that man

    and as wapping says , great tip regarding the battery strap. its something I've never thought of
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    Fank the lord for a dry, warm day

    And my brother's central heating to bake on the paint ( Last piccie )

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    Christ Ash, what a work you've done! You must have shares in 3M, the masking tape you've used! Suspect you'll be slowing down a bit as the weather gets parkier? Keep it up, I'm enjoying every post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Posh Pete View Post
    Christ Ash, what a work you've done! You must have shares in 3M, the masking tape you've used! Suspect you'll be slowing down a bit as the weather gets parkier? Keep it up, I'm enjoying every post!
    Yes slowing down now, sadly the winter isn't kind to busted bodies
    Or painting with rattle cans.
    Today I was very lucky & I can only hope I get another dry, warm day when it's wheel painting time.
    If not it's hopefully I can do it in my mates workshop..

    Masking tape was purchased via ALDI's...
    ( shame it can't be re used )
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    This is what 14 yrs of a bike sat in unknown conditions.
    Front tyre wouldn't hold air, now i know why heavy corrosion.
    But it I'll clean up ok & go back on for now once I've cleaned the inner wheel & tyre up..
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    Allowy rim now deep cleaned, sanded & prepped

    Ready for tyre to go back on, then mask it up, paint & laquer..


    It easier for me to have the tyre back on to paint & it saves the rim / wheel paint getting scratched by the tyre fitting machine / guys.

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    Front disc rotors finished.
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    Front tyre back on.

    Masked up, then primed, painted..

    And as usual in my brothers radiator sitting room baking..
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