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safety check tomorrow

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tomorrow is finally time for the safety check on my wing, hope she passes with flying colours lol



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Fingers crossed for you.. :D

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well it didn't go as planned, a minor pinhole on the muffler, my rear rotor is too thin and they want me to change my windshield :shock:
the muffler is an easy fix, the rotor and shield I have to order, anyplace you guys and gals recommend?

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The exhaust issue sounds a little picky.

As for a rotor. Hard to find and expensive. I found a site in south western Ontario, a salvage yard, that had one. I am looking for the address.

I too had to replace mine a few weeks back. Ended up finding on here in Ottawa.

Good luck

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New rotor can be bought through Fortnine: https://fortnine.ca/en/ebc-oe-replacement-rotor - expensive though.

There are windscreen products that you can get at Walmart that will take out scratches and clean up the windshield. Might want to try this before replacing.

I agree with the exhaust being a picky issue - where do these mechanics think you are going to find one for a bike that is 34 years old.

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Cycle I Salvage in Peterborough Ontario claims to have a rear rotor up to spec

Good luck

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just sent an Email to cycle salvage, thanks for the heads up, really appreciate it.
as for the windshield I bought one off Ebay

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You can get a brand new aftermarket rotor from EBC for around $175: https://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-MD108 ... ingdocs-20

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got my new windshield today, installed it, now to order my disc rotor and patch the muffler, then it's off to the safety

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I hate to be a downer, but they always say third time lucky!! :lol:

Fingers crossed you are an exception to the rule.. :D

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thrasherg wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:02 pm
I hate to be a downer, but they always say third time lucky!! :lol:

Fingers crossed you are an exception to the rule.. :D

Gary
They gave him a list. If he fixes what is on the list, then that is the only things they check when he goes back, and he will pass. He just has to go back to the same place.

And fred1driver, you could have probably removed the windshield and it would no longer have been an item. If you wear eye protection, a windscreen is not necessary. A wrap of muffler bandage across your pinhole would correct that item. The rotor, you are stuck. You cannot make a junk rotor into a good one. That you have to replace. The one WingAdmin mentioned from Amazon.com ships to Canada, although a lot of the .com amazon does not. How long do you have to fix and return to the safety center? Here in Ontario I believe it is 14 days.

The rotor is also available through Amazon.ca at $283. It is here:

https://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-MD108 ... ingdocs-20
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they didn't give me a delay, just told me fix those and come back

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fred1diver wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:12 pm
they didn't give me a delay, just told me fix those and come back
the mufflers do come normally with a drain hole in the bottom of them, it situated probably about 1/4 away along on the bottom from the front of the muffler I hope hes not calling that hole a problem is he?

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No it's a small rust hole, which has now been patched, just need to order the rotor for safety, now how do I remove the rear wheel on the wing?

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fred1diver wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:49 pm
No it's a small rust hole, which has now been patched, just need to order the rotor for safety, now how do I remove the rear wheel on the wing?
If it's anything like my 1800, it is best done with a large amount of explosives!! 😂

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go to u tube,it will give you a good enough idea if your fairly handy guy with the wrenchs, its was more or less a weeknd job for me as I did wheel bearings and cleaned and greased greasable items. I also did the rear tire and brakes as I don't want to do that again soon. youll see what I mean by the time you get the rotor on. I had to jack the wheel above the muffler to get the axle shaft out tho once you let all the suspension bolts out unlike u tube showed.



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