Author Topic: Lemans 1 ?'s brake caliper woes fixed fairing ? now  (Read 6833 times)

Offline mtiberio

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Re: Guzzi mags and paint ? now brake caliper woes..
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2015, 05:47:22 PM »
if you push the pistons all the way out (into the caliper half) before you bleed, there is no room for air for the dual bleeders to bleed. Get a bleeding banjo bolt and be done with it. If you do not like the look of the broken bleeder screw, use some RTV and glue the brembo rubber bleeder cover over the broken bleeder, and it will hide the unsightly evidence of your boo boo...

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Re: Guzzi mags and paint ? now brake caliper woes..
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2015, 05:51:28 PM »
if you push the pistons all the way out (into the caliper half) before you bleed, there is no room for air for the dual bleeders to bleed. Get a bleeding banjo bolt and be done with it. If you do not like the look of the broken bleeder screw, use some RTV and glue the brembo rubber bleeder cover over the broken bleeder, and it will hide the unsightly evidence of your boo boo...

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Re: Guzzi mags and paint ? now brake caliper woes..
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2015, 07:12:53 PM »
Thanks ALL! Bones had an old caliper that matches, I'll swap out the half I need, his has rust / broken nipple on the other side.. If anyone wants to offer a good puck or two i could use them instead of buying new.. I'll order the rebuild kits soon.
Also from my buddy Bones I got the correct black headlight. score!

anyone have pics of the mounting hardware for the fairing? I can get this one fitted but it seems like it should have more structural support.. also the throttle cables are totally in the way.. I don't see how the cables could be routed inside the fairing w/out binding somewhere..





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Re: Lemans 1 ?'s brake caliper woes fixed fairing ? now
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2015, 07:33:59 PM »
I repainted my wheels with silver urethane base coat, clear coat. The clear coat dulls the silver to a gray that closely matches the original paint. Its stood up well save the few slips with the tire irons.
As for the calipers, they came stock with steel pistons which sieze in the aluminum bodies. You will want to get the coated aluminum pistons to replace them.

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Re: Lemans 1 ?'s brake caliper woes fixed fairing ? now
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2015, 07:39:05 PM »
Do you have the "L" bracket that mounts the fairing lower edge to the lower triple clamp? The fairing should be pretty solid with all three mounts.
I'm having the same problem with my throttle cables. There seems to be no smooth way to route them.
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Re: Lemans 1 ?'s brake caliper woes fixed fairing ? now
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2015, 09:06:16 PM »
Do you have the "L" bracket that mounts the fairing lower edge to the lower triple clamp? The fairing should be pretty solid with all three mounts.
I'm having the same problem with my throttle cables. There seems to be no smooth way to route them.
yes I have the bottom brkt. but because of the wrong HL ears the fairing sits near an inch lower than the lower bracket.. I can spacer that but the cable routing is the problem.. I can just run w/o the fairing.. was just wanting to see a stock bracket set up in pics.
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Re: Lemans 1 ?'s brake caliper woes fixed fairing ? now
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2015, 07:18:55 AM »
Those throttle cables are fun to get to fit decently. But they will fit. There is a bracket under the headlight but by the looks of  your's, it's fitting the way it should. Is that a european bike? Headlight is wrong for NA.
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