Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

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Title: on the side of the road
Post by: nwguy on May 17, 2021, 02:47:40 PM
Broke down on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Boone near Glendale Springs.  No internet; my wife is typing this as I talk to her by phone.  If you have any suggestions, please call me --- my number is 206-898-9000.
Looks like it might be a blown head gasket...oil is running down the side of my right cylinder.  Engine still runs; I stopped because I saw oil on my right boot.  Thanks in advance for your help.  Jim
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 17, 2021, 03:00:26 PM
Check the valve cover gasket.  Notoriously bad.  If so, you can ride until you make repairs but could ruin  a pair of jeans.  If this is the culprit, get some gasket maker at the auto part store.

Don't ask me how I know this.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: tris on May 17, 2021, 03:05:14 PM
Have a look at the  oil feed Y hose between the cylinders.

Mine made a right mess when it failed

Good luck!!!!!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 17, 2021, 03:06:06 PM
just called him.  I think it's the VC gasket.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: guzzisteve on May 17, 2021, 03:11:06 PM
Yep, original ones are junk.   What John said. 

Is that VA or NC?
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 17, 2021, 03:15:35 PM
Anyone in the area with a gasket or a tow might be helpful to him.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 17, 2021, 03:35:03 PM
Doesn't that Lannis guy live close by?
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 03:42:51 PM
Doesn't that Lannis guy live close by?
Nice one.... :popcorn:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 17, 2021, 03:46:17 PM
I'm guessing he's three hours away.   Any Guzzi dealer around town in the Tech Triangle ?

Charlotte
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 03:46:27 PM
I had to do the same thing in Italy in 2014 on my Norge in a camping ground.
I replaced the standard brown one which is absolute shyte, with a green Valpolini one.
They are good for multiple removal/refits.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 17, 2021, 04:17:33 PM
We just spoke on the phone. He's at an auto parts store in West Jefferson NC making a gasket... That's Ashe County, about an hour or less south of the VA border.

I have the exact valve cover gasket he needs but im 2:20 in the wrong direction from where he is going. He has a dealer list and is going to try and repair it with gasket material and get to a dealer with one in stock. I dont think the Charlotte dealer stocks much parts for 13yr old guzzi...  And that's a 2-3hr haul south on interstate, he is heading N/NE on back roads.

Bike is a 2008 Norge 1100/2v

I think he's good. I told him if the repair doesnt hold, i can drive up there or meet him with the gaskets.  I'm not sure if he's camping or hoteling, he may also order one overnight and intercept it along his route.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on May 17, 2021, 04:22:37 PM
A home made gasket should last, there's very little pressure involved.
I didn't read what bike it is.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 04:26:03 PM
I think he's good. I told him if the repair doesnt hold, i can drive up there or meet him with the gaskets.  I'm not sure if he's camping or hoteling, he may also order one overnight and intercept it along his route.
Now THAT’S the shit I’m talking about... :bow: :thumb:
Stuff like that makes me mist over just slightly when no one’s around....
We ARE a different bunch... :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 17, 2021, 04:28:22 PM
Would have loved to go help on the BRP  :grin:  but it's a two day ride  :thumb:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on May 17, 2021, 04:31:56 PM
I wonder if he could camp in the yard of NCdan's cabin? I haven't seen it, but it sounds like his setup might accommodate someone camping who just needed a hose and an outlet outside? Oh dan, dan!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 17, 2021, 04:39:11 PM
We just spoke on the phone. He's at an auto parts store in West Jefferson NC making a gasket... That's Ashe County, about an hour or less south of the VA border.

I have the exact valve cover gasket he needs but im 2:20 in the wrong direction from where he is going. He has a dealer list and is going to try and repair it with gasket material and get to a dealer with one in stock. I dont think the Charlotte dealer stocks much parts for 13yr old guzzi...  And that's a 2-3hr haul south on interstate, he is heading N/NE on back roads.

Bike is a 2008 Norge 1100/2v

I think he's good. I told him if the repair doesnt hold, i can drive up there or meet him with the gaskets.  I'm not sure if he's camping or hoteling, he may also order one overnight and intercept it along his route.

I talked to him at the auto parts store.  He mentioned some plastic to remove to get the valve cover.   Texted the phone number for Charlotte MG dealer.   The problem is messy but the bike is rideable, just make sure the oil doesn't get low.  He might be able to make a temporary fix.

Since dealers seldom keep these gaskets in stock, he might be better off taking the Mayor's offer.  Glad he's got a local contact now.

I might emphasize, anyone traveling on a Guzzi might have these gaskets with them. 
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 17, 2021, 04:40:12 PM
I wonder if he could camp in the yard of NCdan's cabin? I haven't seen it, but it sounds like his setup might accommodate someone camping who just needed a hose and an outlet outside? Oh dan, dan!

He's not answering! (Dan) Probably AT the cabin  :laugh:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: inditx on May 17, 2021, 04:42:32 PM
Way to go Team Guzzi!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 05:57:12 PM
He's not answering! (Dan) Probably AT the cabin  :laugh:
Yeah.
I just tried to call him and as you say he’s incommunicado.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: oldbike54 on May 17, 2021, 06:19:16 PM
 Danny answered for me , ya just gotta know the secret ring   :grin:

 Dusty
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 06:21:47 PM
Danny answered for me , ya just gotta know the secret ring   :grin:

 Dusty
Bloody beauty...!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 17, 2021, 06:26:46 PM
I’m trying to get In touch with Jim now and yes I’m in the area with tools snd a pickup. So far can’t get an answer.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 17, 2021, 06:28:56 PM
If someone can get him to answer his phone I can at least put him up for the night.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: guzzisteve on May 17, 2021, 06:30:39 PM
Way to go Dan!!!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 17, 2021, 06:33:25 PM
Jim, I’m 20 minutes from your location. I’ll put you up tonight and feed you if you’ll get back.
Possibly even pick u a tune on the banjo!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: nwguy on May 17, 2021, 06:57:07 PM
Hey all, THANK YOU for all your support!!! I think I have things under control. It was the valve cover gasket. Went to an auto parts store in West Jefferson, NC and initially bought cork gasket material and gasket sealant, plus a couple tools. Took the valve cover off and found the gasket wasn't installed perfectly. They're greyish green in color. Stock? One side of the gasket had oozed inwards and was loose. There was accumulated oil on the cover there too. Makes sense now. This whole trip I've sensed a slight smell of burning oil and that's why I used almost a quart of oil in 4k miles. Back at the auto parts store, 2 mechanics suggested I just use this grey gasket maker stuff in a tube. "After all, new cars don't even have gaskets." said one. He suggested I clean off the old gasket first. I thought it would be safer to leave it on (it's glued to the valve cover). So I laid down a bead of this gasket maker stuff like the instructions said. Immediately assembled it and tightened the bolts finger tight. Waited an hour then torqued them down to something that felt right. Not supposed to run the engine for 24 hours, so I'm checked into a Best Western that I coasted to from the auto parts store. Lots of helpful people in these parts. Anyway, I'll stay till checkout tomorrow at 11:00 AM and ride back up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The guy who suggested the gasket maker said "it'll never leak". We'll see. Not sure if I should backtrack to Charlotte to a dealer there to have them replace both gaskets, or go the the dealer in Arlington, VA near my next destination. Maybe it'll hold till I get to Hamlin's in CT. What do you think?
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: delrod on May 17, 2021, 07:08:15 PM
I don't think I would backtrack unless they for sure have the gaskets.Call ahead and find some . If the leak stopped you probably got it under control. Enjoy your ride
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 17, 2021, 07:14:17 PM
We just got off the phone, I’m going to pick him up in the morning and go out for breakfast. We’ll hang out long enough to be sure his bike is road worthy before he’s off again into the wild blue yonder 👍
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 07:19:56 PM
We just got off the phone, I’m going to pick him up in the morning and go out for breakfast. We’ll hang out long enough to be sure his bike is road worthy before he’s off again into the wild blue yonder 👍
No wonder you believe in God, Dan.
You’re proof that Christianity is alive and well... :bow: :bow: :thumb: :thumb: :bike-037:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 17, 2021, 07:38:43 PM
Jim, I’m 20 minutes from your location. I’ll put you up tonight and feed you if you’ll get back.
Possibly even pick u a tune on the banjo!


Run Jim RUUUUUUNNNNNNNN
(https://i.ibb.co/Zzw6s0V/BANJO-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Zzw6s0V)


 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 07:44:16 PM
The ones I have had total success with, are the green coloured ones.
Roughly like a watermelon of all things. I routinely take the covers off my Norge every 20,000 k to check the clearance and for the last 4 or 5 times I have just wiped the faces (faeces....?), and whacked them back on.
No dramas....
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 07:48:50 PM

Run Jim RUUUUUUNNNNNNNN
(https://i.ibb.co/Zzw6s0V/BANJO-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Zzw6s0V)


 :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Dum Dum Dum...Dum Dum... Dum Dum Dum.........Dum....
 :clock:
            Dang Dang Dang...Dang Dang..Dang Dang... Dang.....Dang....
In the immortal words of Cotton Eye Joe...
“Hey...Y’all look  yonder Paw......
Strangers.....!”
 https://youtu.be/mOYZaiDZ7BM  :weiner: :weiner: :weiner:
But this one is REALLY great...(love it...)
https://youtu.be/PdpAop7gp0w
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 17, 2021, 07:53:59 PM
Good luck.  Don't be discouraged if the RTV leaks.  If it still leaks, it won't hurt anything, just keep her topped up.  Replace the gasket when you get a chance.  In the future carry spares when you travel.  :thumb:

I'm glad we got it worked out and know you didn't have to stay on the side of the road and could ride it.   :thumb:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 17, 2021, 08:01:56 PM
Now your ride has really taken on some balls...
It’s not about the ride, it’s about the people... :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 17, 2021, 08:16:41 PM
Dum Dum Dum...Dum Dum... Dum Dum Dum.........Dum....
 :clock:
            Dang Dang Dang...Dang Dang..Dang Dang... Dang.....Dang....
In the immortal words of Cotton Eye Joe...
“Hey...Y’all look  yonder Paw......
Strangers.....!”
 https://youtu.be/mOYZaiDZ7BM  :weiner: :weiner: :weiner:
But this one is REALLY great...(love it...)
https://youtu.be/PdpAop7gp0w

Actually bluegrass people like Danny and I take it pretty serious. Most of the artists could be pretty be pretty hot jazz players if they lowered themselves to that level.  :boozing:  Making fun of the banjo picker is pretty typical  :thumb: all in fun!
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 17, 2021, 08:37:08 PM
Dum Dum Dum...Dum Dum... Dum Dum Dum.........Dum....
 :clock:
            Dang Dang Dang...Dang Dang..Dang Dang... Dang.....Dang....
In the immortal words of Cotton Eye Joe...
“Hey...Y’all look  yonder Paw......
Strangers.....!”
 https://youtu.be/mOYZaiDZ7BM  :weiner: :weiner: :weiner:
But this one is REALLY great...(love it...)
https://youtu.be/PdpAop7gp0w
Pete, you may be in danger of making a good American southern boy if yer not careful 🤪
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 17, 2021, 08:48:31 PM
Actually bluegrass people like Danny and I take it pretty serious. Most of the artists could be pretty be pretty hot jazz players if they lowered themselves to that level.  :boozing:  Making fun of the banjo picker is pretty typical  :thumb: all in fun!
A little banjo story.
When I first started learn to play this complicated beast I would go everywhere there was a picking going on where any one could sit in and take a turn when it came around to them.
So I was sitting beside an old guy playing a mandolin and doing it justice. So when it came around to me on the tune  “OLE JOE CLARK” I did my best to maintain those 8 note per measure rolls and stumbled right through the break.
When I was finished the old guy looks at me and says “you know young feller we like to see a good banjo picker come” my heart swelled with pride and as he got up and started to walk of I heard him mumble under his breath “and we LOVE to see a sorry banjo picker go”
So I packed up and snunk out to my truck and left.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 17, 2021, 09:01:51 PM
A little banjo story.
When I first started learn to play this complicated beast I would go everywhere there was a picking going on where any one could sit in and take a turn when it came around to them.
So I was sitting beside an old guy playing a mandolin and doing it justice. So when it came around to me on the tune  “OLE JOE CLARK” I did my best to maintain those 8 note per measure rolls and stumbled right through the break.
When I was finished the old guy looks at me and says “you know young feller we like to see a good banjo picker come” my heart swelled with pride and as he got up and started to walk of I heard him mumble under his breath “and we LOVE to see a sorry banjo picker go”
So I packed up and snunk out to my truck and left.

That's funny Danny!

Huzo??? Check out this serious Bluegrass. Real Americana.......... Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers!   :grin: :grin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxd5ozBftC8

Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Gliderjohn on May 17, 2021, 09:09:52 PM
This a is a great example of how the world should work. Thank to you all.  :thumb:
GliderJohn
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: cliffrod on May 17, 2021, 09:35:47 PM
Very cool.

With all the cliche banjo jokes, one would think that the obvious theme song for this whole situation would have been mentioned by now. I realize Danny's place is slightly east of the Smoky Mountains formal, but......
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Y3mnj-8lA (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Y3mnj-8lA)
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 18, 2021, 01:03:52 AM
This a is a great example of how the world should work. Thank to you all.  :thumb:
GliderJohn
+1
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: nwguy on May 18, 2021, 06:36:49 AM
The bad gasket.

(https://i.ibb.co/8K6tDDk/IMG-20210517-174025239-HDR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8K6tDDk)
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: blackcat on May 18, 2021, 06:39:30 AM
The bad gasket.

(https://i.ibb.co/8K6tDDk/IMG-20210517-174025239-HDR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8K6tDDk)


Who installed that gasket?
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: guzzisteve on May 18, 2021, 07:22:23 AM
Stock gskts do that on their own. Not bad installation. Glue on one side breaks loose and it goes in or blown out. They dry & get brittle and change shape.
Only problem w/rtv is if the stuff peels on inside and goes in oil.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: bobrebos on May 18, 2021, 07:34:25 AM
So are you back on the road asgain and is sealant holding up ok? 
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: JJ on May 18, 2021, 07:41:08 AM
This a is a great example of how the world should work. Thank to you all.  :thumb:
GliderJohn

Yes, agree 100% - - The kind folks of the Moto Guzzi community, and wildguzzi.com forum come to the rescue of a fellow rider once again!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :boozing: :boozing: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: blackcat on May 18, 2021, 08:11:46 AM
Stock gskts do that on their own. Not bad installation. Glue on one side breaks loose and it goes in or blown out. They dry & get brittle and change shape.
Only problem w/rtv is if the stuff peels on inside and goes in oil.

I forgot about how bad those stock gaskets were on those bikes. Changed the ones on my 07 Norge years ago and never had a problem.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 18, 2021, 08:16:19 AM
Very cool.

With all the cliche banjo jokes, one would think that the obvious theme song for this whole situation would have been mentioned by now. I realize Danny's place is slightly east of the Smoky Mountains formal, but......
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Y3mnj-8lA (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Y3mnj-8lA)

Perfect fit!  :thumb:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Guzzistajohn on May 18, 2021, 08:17:58 AM
Stock gskts do that on their own. Not bad installation. Glue on one side breaks loose and it goes in or blown out. They dry & get brittle and change shape.
Only problem w/rtv is if the stuff peels on inside and goes in oil.

I had one do that on the Cal-Vin this spring.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 18, 2021, 09:00:43 AM
Whether the RTV seals it or not, the bike should be rideable but messy. Make sure the oil is topped up.  The rider won't be on the side of the road. 

Hopefully someone on his way can provide him with the right gasket.  I doubt that most Guzzi "dealers" keep this common part in stock.  I keep a spare with me when I ride on a trip.  Too many failures.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: kingoffleece on May 18, 2021, 09:28:43 AM
Call Hamlin and tell him you're arrival time.
203-942-2232
He's right on Rt 53 in Bethel right at the Danbury line.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 18, 2021, 10:34:37 AM
Update on our prodigal son😂

Jim and I had breakfast at a nice little mountain restaurants this morning around 8:00 AM. We came back to the river house snd as I promised wife snd I played him a couple tunes on the fiddle, banjo and guitar.
We returned to the motel and fired the Guzzi up and let he run while Jim was suiting up and no leaks. I accompanied Jim the the Blue Ridge Parkway and we stopped again before he went in his way to be sure all was ok with the bike.
Low and behold NO RUNS NO DRIPS AND NO ERRORS and no one left on the side of the road.
Jim and I left with the agreement that maybe EVERYTHING is not always by luck or chance and that’s all I’ll say about that🤔👍
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 18, 2021, 10:44:02 AM
Good going Big Dan.  You have a cabin in the mountains?  Sounds great.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: inditx on May 18, 2021, 11:07:52 AM
No wonder you believe in God, Dan.
You’re proof that Christianity is alive and well... :bow: :bow: :thumb: :thumb: :bike-037:

 :thumb:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: inditx on May 18, 2021, 11:12:01 AM
Update on our prodigal son😂

Jim and I had breakfast at a nice little mountain restaurants this morning around 8:00 AM. We came back to the river house snd as I promised wife snd I played him a couple tunes on the fiddle, banjo and guitar.
We returned to the motel and fired the Guzzi up and let he run while Jim was suiting up and no leaks. I accompanied Jim the the Blue Ridge Parkway and we stopped again before he went in his way to be sure all was ok with the bike.
Low and behold NO RUNS NO DRIPS AND NO ERRORS and no one left on the side of the road.
Jim and I left with the agreement that maybe EVERYTHING is not always by luck or chance and that’s all I’ll say about that🤔👍

Amen Ncdan
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: moto on May 18, 2021, 12:41:33 PM
Great work, everyone!

I can only add that the Valpolini (metal core) gaskets Huzo is rightly recommending are these, from MG Cycle, even though "Valpolini" is not in the description:

http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=170_174&products_id=4634 (http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=170_174&products_id=4634)

Make sure to install them. With the metal core they will not be displaced from the joint. Cheap insurance against a repeat.

(I had the same failure as you did with a paper gasket, leaving me with one nicely-oiled and waterproof riding boot. No problems with the Valpolinis.)

Good luck.

Moto
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: oldbike54 on May 18, 2021, 01:29:50 PM
 Fellas , we are drifting really close to a religious discussion , please be careful , thanks .

 Dusty
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 18, 2021, 02:18:07 PM
Good going Big Dan.  You have a cabin in the mountains?  Sounds great.
LR anytime you want to ride the Smokey’s give me a shout and we can make it happen!👍
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 18, 2021, 02:33:31 PM
LR anytime you want to ride the Smokey’s give me a shout and we can make it happen!👍

ahhh, you wouldn't arrest me Big Dan?   :evil:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 18, 2021, 02:50:28 PM
ahhh, you wouldn't arrest me Big Dan?   :evil:
Even if I was still in that business I probably couldn’t catch you LR!
And I ain’t big😂
(https://i.ibb.co/RCp0N5p/1-A6-DFA0-C-035-A-4-B4-E-9367-CADA71103-DA9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RCp0N5p)
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 18, 2021, 03:10:33 PM
 :grin:

I can run but can't hide.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 18, 2021, 04:32:41 PM
Even if I was still in that business I probably couldn’t catch you LR!
And I ain’t big😂
(https://i.ibb.co/RCp0N5p/1-A6-DFA0-C-035-A-4-B4-E-9367-CADA71103-DA9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RCp0N5p)

Just looking at the instrument closest to the front brake m/c.
That’s a big clock he’s got there.... :popcorn:
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Bulldog9 on May 18, 2021, 11:30:59 PM
Great thread and great to see all the community support.

I live just south of DC near the dealer in Arlington but as luck would have it I am currently in Colorado springs for work till the 27th.

Bill Hagen is another generous cuz he community member and is at the top of Virginia just off i-81. I'll monitor this thread so if you have any further issues drop a note or send me a PM I'll put you in touch with him.

There's also a decent Guzzi dealer in Richmond if needed..
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Ncdan on May 19, 2021, 07:15:27 AM
Jim will probably give an update at some point. He called me yesterday afternoon and was on the side of the road again. The rear break was binding snd had heated up sufficiently. The only thing I could figure was possibly an ABS issue. I recommended he disable the ABS system and see if that would release the break pressure. Jim got back with me a little later and confirmed that it did fix the issue and that he was off again on his adventure. I tell ya, this guy has no fear of the unknown and the patients of Job👍
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 19, 2021, 09:38:44 AM
wow.  dragging brake. 
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: nwguy on May 19, 2021, 03:19:50 PM
I mentioned this in my other topic, but I tried riding with the ABS on and all seems fine now. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: LowRyter on May 19, 2021, 04:39:11 PM
well at least you aren't on the side of the road.
Title: Re: on the side of the road
Post by: Huzo on May 19, 2021, 05:37:44 PM
Possibly the pegs that the caliper slides on have never seen grease.
Make sure the pedal is coming back to it’s stop.
Undo the two 13 mm caliper retaining bolts, lift the caliper of and WITHOUT OVERFLOWING THE RESERVOIR, prise the pads apart with a suitable tool, to make sure the piston is free to move and pumps back with the pedal.