. Make sure all the spacers go back in the right order.10. Take it off the stands and tighten everything up to the correct torque. Remember to pump the brakes to push the pads back in place.
to the pistons before pushing them back in.9. Fit the new pads putting a smear of copper grease on the back where they contact the caliper. Refit the pad pin, again with copper grease applied to it.10. Refit the calipers and torque up the bolts. Don
. Lube your footrest pivots using a spray-on grease or similar. Clean any excess off the footrest rubbers. And don't forget the pillion pegs while you're about it.10. Finally, restore that like-new feel. Check and adjust the rear brake light switch
, amounts to no more than cosmetic damage. It could have been worse.10 Here's a knackered radiator. Small holes in the core can be fixed, but crash damage like this is terminal. New ones cost a packet, too. Oh dear.
so the Diddler removed some links with his tool. You shouldn't have to, but it might happen. Consider yourselves warned.10 Everything back in place so tension the chain, get the bike off the main stand, do up the front sprocket, refit its cover
with the recommended oil volume, and make fine adjustments with an air gap adjusting tool, like this one we made earlier. We reduced the GSX-R's air gap by 10mm.10 Refit the spring and spacer tube, then fit the special tools to push down the spring while pulling up
-pressure monitoring systems - all stuffed into some very expensive aluminium panniers.Well, fear not folks – there is another way! In this top 10 we’re going old skool, back to basics, make do and mend - whatever you want to call it. Here are some top tips to save
. It some-times works, but you'll need help keeping the master cylinder topped up9. Don't let the fluid drop too low at any time during the bleeding process, or you'll be back where you started. And only ever use new, freshly-opened fluid.10. Open
like this (behind the headlight) to spray connector blocks, make sure the wiring is routed as it should be before putting it back together10 Rear brake light switches are prone to corrosion and may need lubing or adjusting, but are often hard to get
, but they will make it structurally weaker.More steps for helmet care
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