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09-20-2012, 09:02 PM,
#1
this is bad
I had to take the star in shop for some brake work.that means i have to cage it for a day or 2.this just might kill me.maybe i can ride a bike to work lol.on the good side when its done it is a 30 mile trip all back roads.hope the cage starts lol.
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09-20-2012, 09:19 PM,
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LOL. It's a rough life at time. Wink But enjoy the new brakes!
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09-20-2012, 09:32 PM,
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(09-20-2012, 09:19 PM)Matt Wrote: LOL. It's a rough life at time. Wink But enjoy the new brakes!

Its killing me but thanks
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09-20-2012, 09:38 PM,
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Just replacement, or you go with anything special or upgraded in the discs/pads/lines?
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09-20-2012, 09:42 PM,
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Man, glad to see you and your bike are ok, I was worried when I saw the subject line. LOL, seems like things will work out okay.
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09-20-2012, 09:43 PM,
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(09-20-2012, 09:38 PM)LondonFlyer Wrote: Just replacement, or you go with anything special or upgraded in the discs/pads/lines?

Replace and the rear peddle was sticking. i leave brakes to the pros lol
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09-20-2012, 09:44 PM,
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you get no sympathy from me. my bike has now been in the shop for over a week. but i'm breaking it out for this weekend because the longhorns aren't playing and weather is going to be perfect. then it goes back to the doctor until i get the belt replaced
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09-20-2012, 10:36 PM,
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(09-20-2012, 09:42 PM)TerryVstar Wrote: Man, glad to see you and your bike are ok, I was worried when I saw the subject line. LOL, seems like things will work out okay.

Sorry never thought of that.i will have to watch my subject intro for next time
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09-21-2012, 10:23 AM,
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Just wondering - - - -how come you guys don't so this stuff yourselves?

The brakes only take 2 bolts. All ya need is a 12mm (maybe a 14) spanner and a flathead...

The belt is super easy too.

I couldn't imagine my bike sitting at the stealership for a day, let alone a week(!!!yikes) waiting for someone to get to it.

Both of these jobs can be done with a very basic tool set, a small jack for the rear wheel, and about 1.5 hours for both jobs combined. If you can change your oil, you can do both of these.

You gotta ask yourself, What's the worst that can happen?
At the very worst, you can't get it back together, then, you can check here for help, or bring it to monkeys at the shop...

At best? You get the satisfaction that comes with doing the job yourself, saving (obviously) a LOT of time, and knowing that it was done correctly.

They're going to charge you around 150-200 bucks for the belt, and I would bet that the brake job ends up running you about 100...
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09-23-2012, 08:16 PM,
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(09-21-2012, 10:23 AM)2stroketim Wrote: Just wondering - - - -how come you guys don't so this stuff yourselves?

The brakes only take 2 bolts. All ya need is a 12mm (maybe a 14) spanner and a flathead...

The belt is super easy too.

I couldn't imagine my bike sitting at the stealership for a day, let alone a week(!!!yikes) waiting for someone to get to it.

Both of these jobs can be done with a very basic tool set, a small jack for the rear wheel, and about 1.5 hours for both jobs combined. If you can change your oil, you can do both of these.

You gotta ask yourself, What's the worst that can happen?
At the very worst, you can't get it back together, then, you can check here for help, or bring it to monkeys at the shop...

At best? You get the satisfaction that comes with doing the job yourself, saving (obviously) a LOT of time, and knowing that it was done correctly.

They're going to charge you around 150-200 bucks for the belt, and I would bet that the brake job ends up running you about 100...
1)i didn't know what was wrong with it which is why i took it to a shop (not the dealer. and there's a story behind why this was difficult to diagnose even for the mechanic)
2)had tire replaced and having them check valve clearance while they have it
3)while the belt is on order, i found out this weekend i probably shouldn't even be riding it at this point because my current belt is starting to slip pretty badly even during normal acceleration and not just when gunning it, and even at idle speeds of 80mph
4)since the mechanic is doing this other work and had to diagnose it and order the belt for me, it may as well stay with him until fixed since it shouldn't be ridden
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