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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by fastbob » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:23 pm

raesewell wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:02 am
Actually, you can polish a turd :shock:
Only if you're a waste of space with f**k all better to do . It was a metaphor for not being able to improve upon what is perceived by some to be a flawed design. However, as I have described in some detail , proper maintenance, although tedious, will keep any callipers including Tokico in excellent working order. I might suggest that the temporary solution of rolling a turd in glitter would be less time consuming while adding an attractive sparkle appropriate to this festive season .

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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by raesewell » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm

Maybe a better metaphor is needed.

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Re: Brakes binding...

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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by fastbob » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:35 pm

raesewell wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Maybe a better metaphor is needed.
Like putting a silk hat on a pig 🐷 perhaps ?

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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by raesewell » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:56 pm

Silk purse and sows ear comes to mind.

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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by fq-craigus » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:17 am

He prob has the same callipers I have on my zx6r the 6 pot toniko things! Tell him to bin them and buy any 4 pot callipers off a similar age bike.
They are useless and need stripping and rebuilding once in a while
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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by fastbob » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:27 pm

fq-craigus wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:17 am
He prob has the same callipers I have on my zx6r the 6 pot toniko things! Tell him to bin them and buy any 4 pot callipers off a similar age bike.
They are useless and need stripping and rebuilding once in a while
Pretty much as already discussed but allow me to disagree slightly. I would say that they are useless UNLESS they are stripped and rebuilt once in a while. So if ,like me, you enjoy solving mechanical problems and your time is your own , its not really an issue. Some people just like to ride and I get that, but others , like myself, consider time spent with the spanners to be an equally satisfying aspect of the biking experience.

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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by fq-craigus » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:46 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:27 pm
fq-craigus wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:17 am
He prob has the same callipers I have on my zx6r the 6 pot toniko things! Tell him to bin them and buy any 4 pot callipers off a similar age bike.
They are useless and need stripping and rebuilding once in a while
Pretty much as already discussed but allow me to disagree slightly. I would say that they are useless UNLESS they are stripped and rebuilt once in a while. So if ,like me, you enjoy solving mechanical problems and your time is your own , its not really an issue. Some people just like to ride and I get that, but others , like myself, consider time spent with the spanners to be an equally satisfying aspect of the biking experience.
Yeah I see others have mentioned the same but just another wooden spoon in the broth.
I spend all my time at work spannering and fixing the same things over and over due to poor truck design and driver abuse so for me I will be sourcing some ‘better calipers’ Rather than over hauling mine again like I did when I bought the bike.
And for the price I paid for all the seals ect I could have waited for a used pair of calipers to pop up for only a few quid more.
If I were the op just cut out the middle man (also the 6 pots are a pig to bleed)
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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by Stu » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:40 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:27 pm
fq-craigus wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:17 am
He prob has the same callipers I have on my zx6r the 6 pot toniko things! Tell him to bin them and buy any 4 pot callipers off a similar age bike.
They are useless and need stripping and rebuilding once in a while
Pretty much as already discussed but allow me to disagree slightly. I would say that they are useless UNLESS they are stripped and rebuilt once in a while. So if ,like me, you enjoy solving mechanical problems and your time is your own , its not really an issue. Some people just like to ride and I get that, but others , like myself, consider time spent with the spanners to be an equally satisfying aspect of the biking experience.
My turn to disagree slightly :lol:

While I like solving problems etc when there is a design flaw that can be solved by swapping the parts then that's what I would rather do and as a trade off I had miles better brakes 8-)
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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by fastbob » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:55 pm

Stu wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:40 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:27 pm
fq-craigus wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:17 am
He prob has the same callipers I have on my zx6r the 6 pot toniko things! Tell him to bin them and buy any 4 pot callipers off a similar age bike.
They are useless and need stripping and rebuilding once in a while
Pretty much as already discussed but allow me to disagree slightly. I would say that they are useless UNLESS they are stripped and rebuilt once in a while. So if ,like me, you enjoy solving mechanical problems and your time is your own , its not really an issue. Some people just like to ride and I get that, but others , like myself, consider time spent with the spanners to be an equally satisfying aspect of the biking experience.
My turn to disagree slightly :lol:

While I like solving problems etc when there is a design flaw that can be solved by swapping the parts then that's what I would rather do and as a trade off I had miles better brakes 8-)
So you won't be wanting the lovely present I got you then ☹
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Re: Brakes binding...

Post by Stu » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:13 pm

Nah stick them on your bike

They would be a downgrade to my yamaha blue spots on the fjr :)
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