Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting


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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by SG_Jay » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:09 pm



You most likely will have to remove the MC to really clean it out. You should be able to clean out the hole all the way through. You'll be able to see light through it. Put it back together, fill, bleed and try it out. Also, do a little googling on it and you'll find a lot of examples of it and the way people delt with it differently.



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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by terryt » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:18 am

Apart from pressure bleeding. I had one system I could not get the peddle firm. set up the brake bleeding containers then vigorously pumped the peddle then while still holding the peddle down released the bleed nipple then closed it then released the peddle repeated that two or three times.

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:50 pm

SG_Jay wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:09 pm
You most likely will have to remove the MC to really clean it out. You should be able to clean out the hole all the way through. You'll be able to see light through it. Put it back together, fill, bleed and try it out. Also, do a little googling on it and you'll find a lot of examples of it and the way people delt with it differently.
Thanks, I found a video on someones thread here about not having to take everything off to get it to hang out the side and rebuild it, im hoping for that outcome.

Wish me luck, parts in the mail!

Thanks,
NOVAwing

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:52 pm

terryt wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:18 am
Apart from pressure bleeding. I had one system I could not get the peddle firm. set up the brake bleeding containers then vigorously pumped the peddle then while still holding the peddle down released the bleed nipple then closed it then released the peddle repeated that two or three times.
Thanks for the advice my friend.

Hopefully it wont come to that lol.

NOVAwing

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:59 pm

New update:

Yet another box arrives from Cylcemax.com

1) Petcock rebuild went well. No leaks after test drive so far.

2) Finally replaced the fuel filter while I was in there.

3) After about 30mins of debating, feeling around, cussing (burned two of my main fingers making breakfast) and googling, I finally was able to unscrew the speedometer cable without taking the dash apart.

Replaced with new one that I poured dry graphite lube down into from the gauge end. Worked it in by spinning the cable.

Speedometer works now!

4) Bleed and used a guitar string from a guy at work to poke the front right mastercyclinder return hole.

Front brake doesn't seem to lock up anymore after 10-15 panick stops using only it, for about 45mins, in 85degree weather.

I think its fixed now.

Looks like 4 for 4 today!

Finally something going right.

I still have to install the new Kurykyn grips later but that should be fairly easy.

Monday the rear mastcylinder rebuild kit arrives and the real fun begins!

Looks like rain from tonight to tuesday.
No more progress for now I guess, maybe after work some later this week. Or next weekend again.

If that goes well I will finally be riding.

Wish me luck, and send me advice if you have done this job.

Thanks,
NOVAwing

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:25 pm

I just realized something.

Yall havent really seen Blue since I dug her out of the backyard she was rotting in.

Still working on a name......

The broken wind wings are now gone.
Kurykyn grips going on soon.

Here she is! 8-)

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:13 am

New update:

Took rear master cylinder off and rebuilt it, it was busted, see pic below.

However, front and rear wont bleed still! Getting 80% air, very little fluid flow. Replaced bleed screws, teflon taped them. Using mityvac and hand transfer pump.
Got almost 2 hours now just bleeding. Even ran a wire up the front brake line again in case it some how clogged.

Its clear. Pumping pedal I get nothing from the front brake line with banjo bolt off!

I feel I cleaned the master real good, return ports and all.

HELP!

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Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Post by NOVAwing » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:17 pm

LAST MECHANICAL UPDATE!

SUCCESS!

After loosening and bleeding the accessible banjo bolt on the rear master, and a LOT of bleeding front and rear, I have rear brakes!!!!!!!!

Getting the rear master out enough to work on it was not that hard at all. Bleeding is the real work!

Test ride for 30 mins in 80 degree weather with many rear brake only panic stops. Brakes hot, no locking up! Seems good to go!

Only mechanical type thing left is getting my messed up throttle Kuryakyn grip off and reinstalled properly.

Thanks for EVERYONES help!

See you on the road soon,
NOVAwing



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