Looking for feedback on parts.


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t2oldbikes
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Looking for feedback on parts.

Postby t2oldbikes » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:57 am



I am getting ready to do some work on my 82 1100i and would like to see if any of you can give some feedback on parts.
> Who is a good source for stainless steel brake lines? I know that they're needed in the front as I can feel two different pressure levels under hard braking which I believe may be attributable to expansion in the rubber lines. Will probably also do the rear as the system was rebuilt last year.
>Has anyone had experience with the EBC performance rear rotor. I will probably replace the rotor as it is at minimum and I can get the same price on this as an aftermarket replacement. EBC claims that it has 18% better grip and lighter weight.
>E3 spark plugs? Any experience? If not what would you recommend for replacement?
Personally, I would probably find someone to regrind the rotors but anyone that does that as a regular business will not go below the minimum thickness. Really don't think .25-.5 mm under would make to much difference as it's not being roadraced or running around mountain twisties but who knows.
Thank you in advance for your input.



imfree
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Re: Looking for feedback on parts.

Postby imfree » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:55 am

I can tell you have never had a rotor BREAK on you ,If this happens you will wreck your bike.A rotor is submitted to a tremendous amount of pressure and heat that is why there is a min.thickness,Spend the money,THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.Joe

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RoadRogue
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Re: Looking for feedback on parts.

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:12 pm

Do not turn your bikes rotors like you would a car or trucks. you will not be happy with the results, if they dont warp after turning them they will wear much faster and you will be replacing them anyways .If you can get better grip and save some weight that would be my choice.
Ride safe, Todd
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t2oldbikes
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Re: Looking for feedback on parts.

Postby t2oldbikes » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:38 pm

Thank you both, I'll go with that advice. Did not really know about having them reground and would rather be safe than sorry, or in the case of a bike wreck really sorry.

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Re: Looking for feedback on parts.

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:15 pm

I got my stainless steel brake lines from Venco Wings - a little more expensive than some, but the brake lines were top quality, and fit perfectly. It was the single best upgrade I've made to my bike, it makes the brakes incredibly sharp and powerful.

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dnehasert
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 with Watsonian sidecar

Re: Looking for feedback on parts.

Postby dnehasert » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:29 pm

I've picked up good used rotors on EBAY, Steve Saunders site, www.goldwingfacts.com , Naked Goldwings, www.ngwclub.com, and this site.




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