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Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Reply #140 on: February 28, 2021, 01:13:27 AM »
Its getting very close now????

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Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2021, 08:00:38 PM »
Front twin disk brake still has too much lever movement, but I’ve bled three times (from both directions).  No bubbles, and no visible leaks.  There must be a bubble caught somewhere

Have you tried the time tested method of zip tying the brake lever to the handgrip and leaving overnight?  This should eliminate all the micro bubbles in the fluid.  They will rise up to the master cylinder and vent to the open air space there.  Works for me every time and gives a solid feeling lever. 

Looking sharp otherwise p.o.d. !!  Paint color is very nice.  Is it a factory color?  Looks more candy apple than the red I've seen on others but I like! 
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1982 Yamaha XZ550 Vision
2002 Yamaha FZ1
1978 Honda CB400TII Hawk
2018 Yamaha FJR1300

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Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2021, 11:17:13 PM »
That's a good hint.  I'll try that.

This is a brand new set kept in a box since 1982, not a repaint.  It doesn't get any more accurate than this, and the pic I posted is a pretty faithful reproduction of what it looks like in real life. The red of the Euro and Australasian versions is different from US models.  It's clearcoat over red candy over silver.

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Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Reply #143 on: March 02, 2021, 06:37:07 PM »
That's a good hint.  I'll try that.

This is a brand new set kept in a box since 1982, not a repaint.  It doesn't get any more accurate than this, and the pic I posted is a pretty faithful reproduction of what it looks like in real life. The red of the Euro and Australasian versions is different from US models.  It's clearcoat over red candy over silver.
Paint reminds me of the Honda candy apple red they used during the early to mid 70's. The Honda 50 mini trail and larger CT70 mini trail.  Maybe even some of the smaller street bikes too. Remember?
1982 Yamaha XZ550 Vision
2002 Yamaha FZ1
1978 Honda CB400TII Hawk
2018 Yamaha FJR1300