Hyena wrote:What happened in the first scene ? The hard braking blew a leak in your hydro hose ?
yes, because i had negligently allowed the braid to get cut by rotor, since the hose was so taut... and i was going to replace the hose anyway.
problem is that hose cannot be replaced by any old hose. it must have prebuilt banjo ends. this i discovered after several trips to bike shops and lots of online research...
not to mention $30 for new hose, $20 for hydro mineral oil, $20 for pads... the hose i'll try to get a refund for. but to think i could get the magura mt2 prebuilt for all this...
fwiw, back when the halls were failing and i'd just rebuilt the motor, there was a terrible grinding every wheel rotation. i thought it was something inside and just had to get home but it was a sidecover screw carving a groove in the calipers:
Hyena wrote:How would you say the new headlight compares to the P7 ?
i'll take a comparison photo soon.MARZOCCHI 888 RC2X REBUILD
i coulda sent it in for $135+ shipping but instead bought the oil $20 and seals $10 and probably wasted 4 hours managing only to change the oil.. i discovered the o rings were faulty, a lot of oil was on the wrong side of one. i didn't have replacements and i'd had so many other problems that by the time i got to that point, i bailed on the seals.
i did some timelapses mostly of me researching the problem parts, some red nut that wouldn't come off, and starting with the wrong leg.
i did a lot of calculations to convert 220 CC into cups, tablespoons, teaspoons, since i didn't have the proper measuring beaker, so i noticed one side was off when the forks were back together. ah me. they feel good, much bouncier, but i think one good hit will send a gush of oil past the faulty o rings. and later they'll go to the shop. my biggest fear was that the internal screws would be set to certain positions that i'd never get again, and that fear seems largely justified now. but at least they're together and so far operational..LACING HS3540 INTO 19" MOTORCYCLE WHEEL
wish i had better news on this operation...
i'd bought a sun lite truing stand for $60, which was great for starting the job. the legs were flexible enough that i could squeeze the large axle in.
unfortunately, i realized the wheel was so heavy and the stand so flimsy that it sagged and bent so truing was out of the question. i tried it vertical in the vice to remove the sag, but that didn't work. then i tried to mount the wheel in a donor mtb bike but the axle wouldn't seat because the rim contacted the vbrake bosses. so the only, and now logical choice was to mount the wheel in the DH comp. a timelapse:
i was alarmed to see how offset the wheel was! wasn't this the issue i was trying to avoid?? i'd aligned the spokes on both sides (instead of just the one as had previously been done):
the rim was practically touching the drive side, so i had to tighten down the disc side spokes, until there was basically no thread, and the problem is obvious:
i would dremel the ends if the wheel were near tight enough, but it's not.
so i began to think of adjusting the spokes to dish it appropriately. i did keep the older spokes, and whaddya know, they're much smaller!:
i'd ordered them 130.5 and they're 135 so i think there was a mix up. so maybe i can just use the old spokes for the disk side... i have an email in to ilia for suggestions.