By papasmurf
#88616
Daiwiskers wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:38 am
Copper grease

As disc brakes have been mentioned I will bring up one of my pet hates

After watching I don't know how many YouTube videos showing people plastering copper grease onto the back of the pads

A light application of copperslip or similar on the back of brake pads is a LEGAL requirement in Britain.
By mart
#88618
best thing I ever used to fix handlebar grips, is spray paint from a rattle can. it also acts as a lube to slip it on. rotate the grip a few times and leave to set. to remove the grip without damaging it, slide a long thin screwdriver between the bar and grip and spray brake cleaner into the gap.
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By Wheaters
#88620
papasmurf wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:42 pm
A light application of copperslip or similar on the back of brake pads is a LEGAL requirement in Britain.
Really? I'd be very interested to see where that legality is written down.
#88622
Following on from Daiwiskers: While at the chemists, get some talcum powder. It works well when sliding metal into rubber, like the Ammeter. And smells lovely.

Also regarding impressions when shopping, I once needed four model snails for a particular project. The lady looked at me and asked What? False nails? I should have been the third Ronnie....
By PeteF
#88627
papasmurf wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:42 pm
Daiwiskers wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:38 am
Copper grease

As disc brakes have been mentioned I will bring up one of my pet hates

After watching I don't know how many YouTube videos showing people plastering copper grease onto the back of the pads

A light application of copperslip or similar on the back of brake pads is a LEGAL requirement in Britain.
New one on me too. Like to see your evidence for that.
Every set of pads I've ever fitted doesn't mention it.
By Daiwiskers
#88630
Don't believe everything you read on the internet
I might be a 8 year old with a big ego

Have I said RTFM

Keep them coming folks
By Daiwiskers
#88646
This is the one that I had in mind when I put the mostly in the heading

Not workshop related but it may just keep you on two wheels when you were about to give up

I was suffering with a eye problem when I took the bike's out it was worse on asbo 30 than the Harley
I was getting an irritation in one eye sometimes it would be the left sometimes the right it would irritate when riding then turn bloodshot after a half hour or so

It would only happen when I had been out on the bike's

My Ann was putting eye drops in for me then noticed that I had a few long eye brow hairs she plucked them out
A few days later I took the bike out problem solved no irritation no bloodshot eyes

Now I keep them trimmed and the problem hasn't returned

Last year a mate said I'm selling the bike I can't ride anymore my eyes are killing me everytime I ride
You got it he had big bushy eyebrows we got some funny looks that day in the pub plucking his eyebrows with a pair of pliers
He still rides but keeps his eyebrows trimmed
By Daiwiskers
#88679
Back to the workshop

Allen head screws can be a problem the heads seem to be soft and round out easily

The trick here is to clean out the hex holes, a quick blast with carb or brake cleaner, then dig out any muck with a jewlers screwdriver or a small pick, If you have socket type hex keys set them into the screw with a gentle tap
Hopefully they will then come out easily
By Daiwiskers
#88685
For jobs that you haven't done before

Have a look on YouTube there's a good chance that someone will have filmed that very job

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