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Old 06-24-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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A story about a few goodfellas...

So I am putting my wheel on my bike Friday afternoon, before TWS (Texas World Speedway). After I get it on I notice that the brakes feel bad so I call me buddy that some of yall love to hate..

"Hey man...will you bring that vaccuum thing (cuz I dont know the technical names of things) so we can bleed my brakes tomorrow? They feel all jacked up and my wheel doesnt spin well."

He says, "Sure."(goodfella #1)



So we get there and he has a gazillion things to do and so do I but he finds the time to help me bleed them.

After the first session I did, on the race bike, which was later in the day, my front end keeps wanting to tuck on me. I come in...put the front wheel on the stands and accidently touch the rotor and burn the out of my hand. I am like ! Spin the wheel and it wont spin. It is still doing the same thing it was doing before we bled them.

So my buddy that some love to hate is busy instructing and doing his thing..I am dumbfounded as to what the problem is...it's hot as ...now I am cuz I dont think I'll be able to put down any more laps.

So I mosey over to John with SCRC, cuz he is at the events at TWS (Texas World Speedway), MSRH and alll the CMRA races. (goodfella #2)

Me to him, "I know you are a tire guy... but what do you think the issue is?" I proceed to tell him how there is constant pressure on my rotors.

He comes on over...hot as too, I am sure, sits down and we pull the calipers...try this...try that...and get them to stop rubbing. I could have bought some pads from this goodfella #2 but I'm a cheap so I am trying to get by. I know I gotta buy tires from his too so I need the money in my pocket.

Go back out for another session...same .

Come back in...hotter than before and more than before.

"Fck it!" I say, "I'm calling Patrick and Brandon at Motorcycles Unlimited." (goodfellas #3 and #4)

We talked it through...tried a few different things. Hung up...called back...tried something different..hung up....called back...(I know they are getting annoyed now ) hung up...called back...etc etc etc.

Finally I get a list of to try...Then goodfella #1 walks up...grabs some tools and we do all that was suggested and gues what...we fix them.


So I guess the moral of the story is....

John at SCRC and Patrick, with Brandon at Motorcycles Unlimited..are...goodfellas.

Oh yea...and so is the other dude.

Trackside support FTMFW!

I thought about calling Honda of Houston, Aj Foyt, Powersports whatever, site sponsor 1, site sponsor 2, this moto shop or that moto shop, cuz I know they would have been more than willing to sit there, on the phone with me, on a saturday, with motorcycles blazing in the back ground, while I picked thier brains, tried something, called back, tried something, called back and tried something else...they would have been more than willing to help me out, this I am sure of.

OK...not really...I never considering calling anyone else..cuz I know better.

Support those who support you. Those that support you in more ways than just being $1.29 cheaper than the next guy.

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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you forgot the guys who let you borrow the axle bolt LOL


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glad you got all that figured out and got the bike up to par
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you forgot the guys who let you borrow the axle bolt LOL


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glad you got all that figured out and got the bike up to par
I acknowledged Bran F in the Ride Smart follow up thread.
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soooooooooo what was the issue man
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soooooooooo what was the issue man
I think, uneducated guess, was that there was some grit or something in the pistons of the calipers.

I am sure there is a better technical name for all that. But either way, the lines were either staying with too much pressure which wasnt allowing them to "retract" or grime wouldnt allow it.

So...I was riding, essentially, with my front brakes engaged.
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I think, uneducated guess, was that there was some grit or something in the pistons of the calipers.

I am sure there is a better technical name for all that. But either way, the lines were either staying with too much pressure which wasnt allowing them to "retract" or grime wouldnt allow it.

So...I was riding, essentially, with my front brakes engaged.
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I think, uneducated guess, was that there was some grit or something in the pistons of the calipers.

I am sure there is a better technical name for all that. But either way, the lines were either staying with too much pressure which wasnt allowing them to "retract" or grime wouldnt allow it.

So...I was riding, essentially, with my front brakes engaged.
and I just thought I was railing it out there and smoking your !
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In the past, after changing pads, I have gotten air trapped in the master that basically hydraulics the system. Usually all I had to do was take the cover off the master and reinstall.

But I also always push the pistons most of the way out of the caliper, and clean everything with liberal use of brake clean and a brush, whenever I change pads. Also a good idea to use some scotch brite on the rotors to clean them up and remove any old pad material....
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In the past, after changing pads, I have gotten air trapped in the master that basically hydraulics the system. Usually all I had to do was take the cover off the master and reinstall.

But I also always push the pistons most of the way out of the caliper, and clean everything with liberal use of brake clean and a brush, whenever I change pads. Also a good idea to use some scotch brite on the rotors to clean them up and remove any old pad material....
most defiantely...


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We were at Motorcycles Unlimited when you called. I was like, "oh , Brandt isn't trying to work on his own bike is he?"
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We were at Motorcycles Unlimited when you called. I was like, "oh , Brandt isn't trying to work on his own bike is he?"
that's ruff.

I hear ya, Dilly. I've got a couple 'goodfellaz' that seem to go out of their way. All I can do is try my best to return the favor when needed.

Good on ya for callin them out.
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I'm still having the same problem with my front brakes. What's the best way to try and get air out ofcthe master? Mo matter how much I bleed it air keeps coming out.
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So I am putting my wheel on my bike Friday afternoon, before TWS (Texas World Speedway). After I get it on I notice that the brakes feel bad so I call me buddy that some of yall love to hate..

"Hey man...will you bring that vaccuum thing (cuz I dont know the technical names of things) so we can bleed my brakes tomorrow? They feel all jacked up and my wheel doesnt spin well."

He says, "Sure."(goodfella #1)



So we get there and he has a gazillion things to do and so do I but he finds the time to help me bleed them.

After the first session I did, on the race bike, which was later in the day, my front end keeps wanting to tuck on me. I come in...put the front wheel on the stands and accidently touch the rotor and burn the out of my hand. I am like ! Spin the wheel and it wont spin. It is still doing the same thing it was doing before we bled them.

So my buddy that some love to hate is busy instructing and doing his thing..I am dumbfounded as to what the problem is...it's hot as ...now I am cuz I dont think I'll be able to put down any more laps.

So I mosey over to John with SCRC, cuz he is at the events at TWS (Texas World Speedway), MSRH and alll the CMRA races. (goodfella #2)

Me to him, "I know you are a tire guy... but what do you think the issue is?" I proceed to tell him how there is constant pressure on my rotors.

He comes on over...hot as too, I am sure, sits down and we pull the calipers...try this...try that...and get them to stop rubbing. I could have bought some pads from this goodfella #2 but I'm a cheap so I am trying to get by. I know I gotta buy tires from his too so I need the money in my pocket.

Go back out for another session...same .

Come back in...hotter than before and more than before.

"Fck it!" I say, "I'm calling Patrick and Brandon at Motorcycles Unlimited." (goodfellas #3 and #4)

We talked it through...tried a few different things. Hung up...called back...tried something different..hung up....called back...(I know they are getting annoyed now ) hung up...called back...etc etc etc.

Finally I get a list of to try...Then goodfella #1 walks up...grabs some tools and we do all that was suggested and gues what...we fix them.


So I guess the moral of the story is....

John at SCRC and Patrick, with Brandon at Motorcycles Unlimited..are...goodfellas.

Oh yea...and so is the other dude.

Trackside support FTMFW!

I thought about calling Honda of Houston, Aj Foyt, Powersports whatever, site sponsor 1, site sponsor 2, this moto shop or that moto shop, cuz I know they would have been more than willing to sit there, on the phone with me, on a saturday, with motorcycles blazing in the back ground, while I picked thier brains, tried something, called back, tried something, called back and tried something else...they would have been more than willing to help me out, this I am sure of.

OK...not really...I never considering calling anyone else..cuz I know better.

Support those who support you. Those that support you in more ways than just being $1.29 cheaper than the next guy.

Ya dig?
Great story! And I like Goodfella #1, too!

Patrick has been very helpful with me, too, especially in dealing with some problems I'm having with the insurance claim on my bike. Motorcycles Unlimited will always get my business.
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I think, uneducated guess, was that there was some grit or something in the pistons of the calipers.

I am sure there is a better technical name for all that. But either way, the lines were either staying with too much pressure which wasnt allowing them to "retract" or grime wouldnt allow it.

So...I was riding, essentially, with my front brakes engaged.

Better than riding with a warped rotor and having to pumpyour brakes or trail them from corner to corner and big ups to tony derek sunny and alonzo for being good mobstas I means fellas hahaha
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glad you got all that figured out and got the bike up to par

That was a community project between NachoZX10r and I. we were in the middle of a quick tire change on our bikes anyways, so we had 2 sitting around. Nacho and I just swaped axle nuts back and forth from one to the other and went on. Glad to help

Trackside support is always worth it, glad your issues resolved at the track Brandt.
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I'm still having the same problem with my front brakes. What's the best way to try and get air out ofcthe master? Mo matter how much I bleed it air keeps coming out.
ditch the kawi and get a real mans bike!!! seems the fastest guys on the track tend to mostly be on suzuki's...........i mean, im not sayin, im just sayin
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I'm still having the same problem with my front brakes. What's the best way to try and get air out ofcthe master? Mo matter how much I bleed it air keeps coming out.
zip-tie the lever over night and bleed it @ the master (bleeder or banjo)
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Sounds like you were practicing your trailbraking!

Kudos to all the goodfellas that helped you out
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