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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Time to upgrade the brakes

Here are pics of the existing lines on the SVS:

Connection to the master cylinder



T connector, master line connects to the left



Brake pad wear



The plan is to replace the left and right calipers with individual stainless lines, connected to a banjo at the master cylinder.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 08:34 PM
 
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Look at the thread of my SV and you will see the work me and Bee did on mine. It came out perfect. and the braking is incredible.
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The lines don't look bad, but SS lines will be a big improvement. But it looks like there's lots of corrosion (salt air?) on the caliper piston, and on one of the pins that the pads slid on. The pins on mine don't corrode, but they get a wear groove that makes the pads stick.
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That don't look bad...but the air's getting in somewhere....

Maybe a caliper rebuild wouldn't be a bad idea either!




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Post pics when you're done.



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Notice the fluid dripping from the master cylinder? I didn't see that until now. What would cause that?!
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Notice the fluid dripping from the master cylinder? I didn't see that until now. What would cause that?!


Is that fluid or gravy in that master cylinder???

cap could be a little loose...
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Is that fluid or gravy in that master cylinder???

cap could be a little loose...
When we did mine yesterday it wasnt even fluid anymore, it came out in clumps.
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When we did mine yesterday it wasnt even fluid anymore, it came out in clumps.

That was definitely some brown and green ooze.

but it stops much better now...
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When we did mine yesterday it wasnt even fluid anymore, it came out in clumps.
The fluid in mine, that the "gravy replaced", looked like used motor oil. It wasn't chunky though.
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Notice the fluid dripping from the master cylinder? I didn't see that until now. What would cause that?!
When you flush and fill the cylinder, look at the condition of the gasket in the cap, that could cause the leak. If there is a tear or other deterioration, that's another road for your water and air to get into your fluid.
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Why does your speedo show KM/H?
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Why does your speedo show KM/H?
because his SV is from Canadia!




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because his SV is from Canadia!
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Shanman, get a wrist band to wrap the reservoir when your done. It help to keep the moister out and the leaks in. Or at least not dripping on the bike.
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because his SV is from Canadia!
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