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Author Topic: R65 (860) Brakes - 1150 upgrade?  (Read 625 times)

Offline Tony Smith

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Re: R65 (860) Brakes - 1150 upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2023, 02:10:37 AM »
Dogshome.

I am not proceeding with the 4-spot installation. One of the calipers is perfect, the other has a stuck piston.

Not interested in proceeding at present, I will buy some seals and remove the stuck piston and have a look at a later date.
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Offline dogshome

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Re: R65 (860) Brakes - 1150 upgrade?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2023, 12:50:01 PM »
My progress is very slow. Mainly due to ensuring I can get a reasonably flat, level and correct mounting. I've got 1 of 4 mountings satisfactorily rebated and a pile of chippings. The other 3 are going to be hacksawed roughly to shape and use my slightly dodgy end mill setup for final levelling.

All 4 pots work in my (much newer and nicer  :D ) calipers. However it appears that it is not recommended to split them in the repair kits as they allegedly leak afterwards. Hence no small O ring inclusion. I get that as half the joining bolts don't have a full circle of aluminium meat around them. So there may be some lapping of the inner faces on a sheet of glass just to see how they lay. I had to split them to have a chance of finding a flat face to bolt down and work on.

Sump upgrade also stalled as she had 25.00 of oil in her not more than 1,000 miles ago and it's February in the UK.  :vrolijk_1:  :drowning:

I could do with a rolling restoration bike......
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Offline dogshome

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Re: R65 (860) Brakes - 1150 upgrade?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2023, 04:24:00 PM »
My shoulder problem has delayed all sorts of things. Updates coming eventually....
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