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TechTalk / Re: Sloppy Foot Brake Repair?
« Last post by Kenny on October 20, 2017, 05:18:10 PM »

 But I rarely use the back brake excepting in town or on gravel!
      Cheers Ken S
TechTalk / Re: Sloppy Foot Brake Repair?
« Last post by Rikugun on October 19, 2017, 06:38:18 AM »
I'm a little surprised there is so much wear in that direction. Is some of the play in & out? That can be addressed with little to no cost and may be sufficient to keep the pedal off the case. Also, if the lever has been bent by a drop on that side that may be exasperating the problem.

As I write this I've realized how thorough you have been in your XZ journey so I'm guessing you're diagnosis is spot on. I'll leave my post up just to mention another area to look for slop for those who might otherwise rush into a more expensive repair without exploring all options.
TechTalk / Re: Sloppy Foot Brake Repair?
« Last post by Walt_M. on October 17, 2017, 05:32:42 AM »
That seems like a good solution. Should last a long time.
TechTalk / Re: Hoses, clamps and fuel pumps
« Last post by pinholenz on October 17, 2017, 02:36:05 AM »
Its definitely worth tracking down every single leak. Eventually you will have a ride without any splutters or hesitation and it will be a joy to ride. My breakthrough was replacing the butterfly valve seals and capping off the YICS ports. She happily winds WOT to the redline without a blink under power. But as you point out, getting there is doing lots of little things, done well and a cracked or collapsing vacuum line will put paid to that.

Its an eXtreme Zen thing.
TechTalk / Re: Sloppy Foot Brake Repair?
« Last post by pinholenz on October 17, 2017, 02:12:36 AM »
Chewing it over I have decided to  have the brake side plate hole machined out and a bronze bush pressed in.

The brake spigot (with the spline on) has a diameter of just under 20mm. Therefore I will insert a bronze bush with an ID of 20mm, OD of 24mm and a length of 40mm. I have picked this up from my local bearing wholesaler for the princely sum of NZ$15.

Self lubricating plastic bushes would be cheaper but aren't available locally;  a self lubricating sintered bronze bush would be a sexy option too. However the heat generated by my foot brake shaft is hardly likely to get the oil in that type of bush moving.

I figured metal on aluminium has done OK for the last 35 years; the plain old bronze bush repair should be good for at least another 50 years. Long after I am dead!

I started to get annoyed with the wear when I noticed that the sideways movement in my brake pedal was marking up the clutch housing.
TechTalk / Sloppy Foot Brake Repair?
« Last post by pinholenz on October 16, 2017, 02:08:32 PM »
I have a lot of wear in the aluminium casing where the foot brake pedal shaft protrudes through the casing. Have others engineered a cure for their sloppy foot brake with a bush or similar?
General Board / Re: Generator Crankcase Cover - Oil plug
« Last post by fret not on October 15, 2017, 09:29:54 PM »
A trip to a local Yamaha dealer with your old oil plug for comparison might be a good idea.  There are probably not a large range of sizes.
General Board / Re: Generator Crankcase Cover - Oil plug
« Last post by Rikugun on October 15, 2017, 04:51:13 PM »
This is a new one to me. I'm guessing mine is the small one. I have oil plug envy now.

Seriously, it would be so much easier to add oil with a larger opening.
Off Topic / Re: Motogp
« Last post by fret not on October 15, 2017, 11:57:10 AM »
Going into the final 3 races with 11 points between Marquez and Dovizioso, it looks to be a rather contentious struggle for both riders.  Marquez already a previous champion with a strong desire to win again (probably lots of pressure from the factory folks to get the championship again) and Dovizioso seeing the championship within grasp and I imagine excruciating pressure from Ducati factory folks. 

It is a feast for the fans watching this unfold as the dust begins to settle and more is kicked up.  Next race is Phillip Island, Australia.  this is a track that tests both skill and bravery like no other track.  Very high speeds on a very challenging track, unpredictable weather, and jet lag anyone?  The tension builds, piling on the agony until the crescendo finally erupts into joy for a few and disappointment for the others, and the dust finally settles, only to be continued at the next race. 
Off Topic / Re: Motogp
« Last post by Walt_M. on October 15, 2017, 08:30:58 AM »
It was a really good race even though it was in a downpour. Exciting to the end. I won't share the results until later.
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