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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 12th February 2020, 10:23 PM
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Yeah.... i did have the thought that when we get used to "the way things are" and then a change comes along, it does rock your world a little.....

It does do us good to have to relearn occasionally hey.....keeps us awake, and alive...

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 13th February 2020, 01:56 AM
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I had the S model, with standard dial rate it was scary around corners up at Mt white, couldn’t take the cartridges apart at home due to too much loctite from factory, so a pair of .9kg springs laying around, and auto trans fluid, believe it or not it was plush and handled the corned unlike heckle n hide, and I’m fussy.

Your springs could be too stiff or oil too thick / too much, check with the workshop on specifics, technically you should have a better ride than before even without bs “gold valves”.


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Cruze didn't say how old / how many k's on the new springs (he didn't install them) ....so its likely that they are still quite new and
they will soften up a bit anyway....
He seems like he is getting used to it.....like he said, maybe it has rattled his cozy cage ....ha ha

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Cozy cage??? I live on the edge.

The Racetek springs are 25,000 ks old (2.5 years old)

When I got them back from Percys' they were like a rock, no movement at all, I felt every bump in the road ... it was extreme....

I put it back to stock then firmed it up a little and it rides ok now.

The geometry of the bike feels great now, it was probably a little bit too soft in the front when the seals were leaking.

BTW my bike handles great, like a bullet from a gun and really hugs dem corners. No matter how much I push her she still complains I’m too slow.

This is my 5th SV and my second 1000

Also, Mount White is my favourite ride around town
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That sounds great Cruze..... Awesome to hear...

Yeah, Mt White was a good run way back.....did it on a couple of trips to Victoria and back years ago.....

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I have a question, I just put my bike up on the triple tree stand and spun the front wheel and it does not spin freely at all in fact the brakes are so snug against the rotor that the wheel will spin only a about 10cm and then it stops and that doesn’t feel right to me, am I being over paranoid or is something not quite right with the set up?
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Nah, not paranoid...that needs attention...

Take the calipers off and remove the pads, get an old soft toothbrush and some
brake clean and wash the pistons down and then push them all the way in, making sure
you have the cap off the master cylinder reservoir.....and soak up the old brake fluid with
some towelling....then put the pads back in, mount the calipers, fill the reservoir up with brake fluid
and pump up the brakes and then bleed them out....
I am pretty sure you know what you are doing ......the wheel will spin nicely after that....

An overfull reservoir can also cause that issue too, just remembered that happening to my young fella....

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Nah, not paranoid...that needs attention...

Take the calipers off and remove the pads, get an old soft toothbrush and some
brake clean and wash the pistons down and then push them all the way in, making sure
you have the cap off the master cylinder reservoir.....and soak up the old brake fluid with
some towelling....then put the pads back in, mount the calipers, fill the reservoir up with brake fluid
and pump up the brakes and then bleed them out....
I am pretty sure you know what you are doing ......the wheel will spin nicely after that....

An overfull reservoir can also cause that issue too, just remembered that happening to my young fella....
Just got back from Percy Jacks and they gave the brakes a full going over, stripped them down and thoroughly cleaned them, even greasing up the back of the pads so no squeak (brake pads not required as mine were very good). They gave the bike an inspection hoses etc, removed, cleaned and greased the brake lever (which I did last week), they gave the engine a bit of a clean and then took it for a test ride. The mechanic said mainly road dust stopping the pads from moving freely. I did clean them last winter but I guess all that dust from the drought followed by the massive amount of rain forced the road grime in.

They didn't take the top of the resevoir so I will keep aware of possible air in brake lines FYI mine are steel braided brake lines motorcycle.

I could have done the tear down myself for sure but my thumbs are not what they used to be.

Bike is feeling like new and rolling well.

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Maybe just drop the calipers off anyway, and then spin the wheel.....if the same thing happens
its bearing related......
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The wheel is rolling better now, I looked at a Dave Moss clip where he was spinning his front wheel after he’d installed it just to get a comparison and mine is about the same so I guess I am fine. My expectations were obviously tad too high.
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Maybe just drop the calipers off anyway, and then spin the wheel.....if the same thing happens
its bearing related......
Don't think the bearings should be a problem as they were replaced a couple of years ago but I'll pull the calipers off come winter and do a check.
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If you intend on riding it between now and winter, i would do that check now....if the pads are dragging, they will cause a lot of heat to be transferred into the fluid, which in turn will increase the line pressure, and of course that will cause more drag.....viscious circle type of thing...and the discs will become seriously glazed too....

I had a dragging issue a while back that i wasn't aware of, and when i stopped the bike, i couldn't roll the bike at all until it cooled right off....

Please look into it, you have only just joined the forum, dont want to see you leave it by default....

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ha ha... excellent......

When you get the paper work, see if it says what fork oil they put in.....
Std is 2.5......5 is better.....i tried 7.5 once, and apart from being like a razor in bends
it wanted to break my wrists....went back to 5.....
This is what they put in my forks.

53-087-00 - ARIETE FORK SEAL SET ARI.087 (2-SPR) (39) 1.0

16-621-01 - MOTUL FORK OIL F/LINE 5W (LIGHT) 1L CTN12
MOTUL FORK OIL F/LINE 5W (LIGHT) 1L CTN12


I had to soften the shocks yet again, went for an 80 kilometre run and it just about shattered my shoulders and spine, the Sydney roads are definitely getting worse.
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Thats what i ran in mine....standard was 2.5w as i may have mentioned earlier.....

I am wondering if maybe the air gap is too small...... unless they had the OEM info, they might
have got mislead by info from an aftermarket supplier.....

Say, if you looked at the Racetech site, they recommend 130mm air gap, WITH THEIR SPRINGS.... and that is the same for the K3 models all the way through on their site....strange when you consider tha the K3 has an OEM 162mm air gap and the K5 up is 147mm....


K5 models onwards have 147mm oil height as standard.....(7 rings showing on the preload adjuster as well if that helps)

If their is too much oil in there, is effectively increasing your "spring" weight......

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