New owners take note and a couple mystery items


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New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby dvcruz » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:27 pm



I decided to check my brakes on my new-to-me '93 and found both front brakes in good condition. I cleaned them up and put on new pads anyway.

But, take a look at the rear brakes and see if you can see anything in "less than ideal" condition.
'93 Rear Brake Caliper
'93 Rear Brake Caliper


That could have been a real problem the first time I tried coming to a stop.

Also, I also have a couple of mystery items to be identified.

I noticed these when I removed the lower trunk plastic piece (the bottom). Both items were near the area of the trunk\saddlebag release levers.

First item is this metal piece, about 5/16 by 1 3/4 inch in size. It is made from that weird green\black metal Honda uses for small metal pieces, like latches and pocket screws. I have no idea where it goes.
Metal clip 1
Metal clip 1

Metal clip 2
Metal clip 2


This little sensor (?) was hanging down with 5 or 6 wires going into and the letters DF on one side. The blue side is a piece of plastic and underneath it is glue, so this thing is meant to be mounted somewhere. As I said, it has a lot of wires running into it (it's made of hard rubber) and maybe it's a heat sensor or antenna?
Sensor 1
Sensor 1

Sensor 2
Sensor 2


Thanks all, happy guessing.
dvc


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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:49 pm

I don't know what you're looking at on the caliper, but that rotor looks like it is done for. Better check the rotor for remaining service life, if any.
The metal thing, I have no idea.
The plastic/rubber thing looks like an aftermarket temp sensor to me, although I don't know why it would need so many wires.
I'll bet that helps a lot :-)

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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby dvcruz » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:54 pm

The rotors were rusty, but cleaned up well.
The two brake pad retaining pins were about to fall out (they are vertical in the picture) because the retaining clip and retaining clip bolt were missing. I'm surprised at least one pad didn't drop off. Lucky for me the bolt and clip from a '83 fit perfectly.

Yeah, that sensor thing is a real mystery. Someday I'll try tracing back all those wires.

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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:31 pm

The "sensor thing" looks very much like the Hyper Lite control module. Hyper Lights are an after market array of LED's that mount on the trunk near the antennas. Go to the Hyperlite website to see how they work.

http://www.hyperlites.com/
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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby dvcruz » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:41 pm

Hey Mike B. You B the man!

I have those lites on the bike, although they are mounted under the trunk, not on the license plate holder. I just thought they were additional running lights. I check them out tonight after dark.

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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby MikeB » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:56 pm

You probably will not have to wait 'til dark. They are very bright.
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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:19 pm

The 'U' shaped plates with 2, probably threaded, holes appears to be saddle bag latch backing plates.
Mine fell down inside the doors frame, I needed two magnets to fish them out. Lost a good hour doing that.

Is that string keeping the brake pads pin from falling out?
Mechanics bailing wire would have been a better temporary item of choice.

2 sensors might be motion detectors for security. Wires don't look like Honda OEM.

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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:42 pm

dvcruz wrote:The rotors were rusty, but cleaned up well.
The two brake pad retaining pins were about to fall out (they are vertical in the picture) because the retaining clip and retaining clip bolt were missing. I'm surprised at least one pad didn't drop off. Lucky for me the bolt and clip from a '83 fit perfectly.

Yeah, that sensor thing is a real mystery. Someday I'll try tracing back all those wires.

dvc


I'm not talking about the rust. I'm referring to what looks like a severely worn rotor, based on the raised edge that appears where the arrow is pointing. There is a specification for measuring the width of the rotor faces. The rear minimum is 6mm, and the front is 5mm.
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Re: New owners take note and a couple mystery items

Postby CrystalPistol » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:19 pm

dvcruz wrote:The rotors were rusty, but cleaned up well.
The two brake pad retaining pins were about to fall out (they are vertical in the picture) because the retaining clip and retaining clip bolt were missing

I figured you pulled the pins when I saw the pads laying on the floor.


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