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post #641 of 1181 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2016, 4:19 pm
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They are marked as such (printed on the o/s clear tubing), so all good.

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post #642 of 1181 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 2016, 9:52 pm
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Just a quick further report on the braided s/s brake lines; tested the brakes morning and the improvement is just amazing. I have read others say it's the best mod. to do and can see why. I did run new fluid through the system and bled them properly, so that would have contributed to the better performance but not by much.
The new lines are about 60% of the diameter of originals, and they don't swell.

Everyone should do this upgrade IMO.
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Got pissed off looking at it sitting waiting for a tyre - so finally did something about it. Despite half the shops being closed due to holiday period, new tyre obtained and fitted (not the one I had planned on - but it'll do), and WOF (road safety/worthiness check) done, and road registered, so all legal. Back home, and did a brake and clutch fluids change - well worth it, looking at what came out, gave the girl a wash, and got out for a ride.

Sorry - no pics - too busy fixing stuff.

Oil change next...
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Still trying to track down the damn misfire. It's getting worse, and appears to get worse with temperature, so I'm beginning to think 'ignition' again. As I've already swapped out the coil (of the problem - vert. - cylinder), and swapped the ignitors, the only thing left that I can think of is the ignition pickup coils - so that's the next thing to try and get.

Anyway - I went for a ride (it was 30C, and too hot to do outdoors work) - yesterday - up to a friends coastal retreat. About a 400km round trip. Must suck to be sitting in snow...

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Steve, have you changed the plug lead to see if that makes a difference to the misfire?

Just put new leads on my Dad's MK1 Escort. The timing light wouldn't work on cylinders 1 or 2, worked ok-ish on 3 and 4, but not that bright. Put a spare lead onto number 1 and the timing light worked. Got a new set of 4 plus the coil lead from BNT, now the car runs better, pulls better, the timing light works and is nice and bright, and the car idles more smoothly too.

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Nearly finished putting my bike back together after pulling lots of stuff off it to ship it home to NZ. Fired it up tonight after tea, good to hear it run for the first time since mid November. Just got to polish the windscreen and fit it, and fit the mirrors, then I can begin the nightmare of the Entry Certification process to get it registered and Wof'd. Then I've got to repeat the process with the other one. I think I'll be doing a lot of bending over......

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Steve, have you changed the plug lead to see if that makes a difference to the misfire?

Just put new leads on my Dad's MK1 Escort. The timing light wouldn't work on cylinders 1 or 2, worked ok-ish on 3 and 4, but not that bright. Put a spare lead onto number 1 and the timing light worked. Got a new set of 4 plus the coil lead from BNT, now the car runs better, pulls better, the timing light works and is nice and bright, and the car idles more smoothly too.
Yeah - the lead changed when I changed the coils over (I bought a 2nd hand set). No difference. I'm pretty sure now that it's electrical - somewhere (why I want to get new pickups - but Liams shop doesn't reopen until the 27th... ). It's gradually getting worse, and it also seems to get worse when hot.

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Nearly finished putting my bike back together after pulling lots of stuff off it to ship it home to NZ. Fired it up tonight after tea, good to hear it run for the first time since mid November. Just got to polish the windscreen and fit it, and fit the mirrors, then I can begin the nightmare of the Entry Certification process to get it registered and Wof'd. Then I've got to repeat the process with the other one. I think I'll be doing a lot of bending over......
I don't know why you'd have trouble with certification. I didn't when I brought mine in. Admittedly, 20 years ago now - but I don't think the basics have really changed. Just basically a more comprehensive WOF check (I can't remember if it was VTNZ or VINZ). Was yours still registered at point of departure (when it departed?) If so, rego should be easier - I've noticed over the years that sometimes it's better to leave the vehicle registered, so it arrives at destination country with current rego, albeit for country of departure. Most countries have a provision for newly arrived vehicles and off shore plates. Good luck with it though.

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No, I was told I had to get them deregistered before they left Oz. I got a reregistration certificate for each bike so should be good there. It's the "no-care and no-responsibility" immigrant grease monkeys at the testing station I'm worried about. They said it takes 2 hours, can't do it while I wait / watch, I have to drop the bike in the morning and pick it up the next morning, and they will put the new vin plate on. I don't think so. Last time I got a car vin'ed, they put the plate on off centre and on the piss, and generally made a total mess of it. If they think I'm leaving the bikes with them to screw up, they can think again. They also said they need to take the brake calipers off to measure the brake pads etc. I'm not letting them do that either because they'll scratch the hell out of the freshly painted wheels, so I'm still shopping around for a sympathetic outfit that can exercise some common sense.

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........They said it takes 2 hours, can't do it while I wait / watch, I have to drop the bike in the morning and pick it up the next morning, and they will put the new vin plate on.....
They also said they need to take the brake calipers off to measure the brake pads etc.
Yeah right, leave your bike overnight to be stolen/abused/ridden/damaged! Where are these clowns?
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No, I was told I had to get them deregistered before they left Oz. I got a reregistration certificate for each bike so should be good there. It's the "no-care and no-responsibility" immigrant grease monkeys at the testing station I'm worried about. They said it takes 2 hours, can't do it while I wait / watch, I have to drop the bike in the morning and pick it up the next morning, and they will put the new vin plate on. I don't think so. Last time I got a car vin'ed, they put the plate on off centre and on the piss, and generally made a total mess of it. If they think I'm leaving the bikes with them to screw up, they can think again. They also said they need to take the brake calipers off to measure the brake pads etc. I'm not letting them do that either because they'll scratch the hell out of the freshly painted wheels, so I'm still shopping around for a sympathetic outfit that can exercise some common sense.
Sounds like you have the rego bit sorted then.

Yeah - how times have changed... My missus took mine in (we were in Wellington), they let her hang around while they did the check (took an hour or so) - even let her pick put a numberplate with the 'right' number for me.

Which testing outfit were you dealing with? I'm pretty sure VTNZ here (Whangarei) can do it in less than a day. You could always trailer them up... Only a couple of hours each way. Though I'd try and phone the branch here first and confirm.

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