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09-24-2015 06:33 PM
sku750 Thank you OleDirtyDoc for the welcome! My apologies for the typo. I did find necessary "Brakes" parts on Amazon. Taking out the old pads were confusing as the manual is not helpful on this topic.

Tips for anyone who wants to attempt on their own: bring both the pads together away from the caliper/cylinder and then take out the retaining/hold down clip while pushing down on it.

I ended up changing both front and rear tires and mounting them as well with two tire irons from harbor freight and a rim protector from amazing Amazon.

The most interesting part was the use of tire balancing beads on both front as well as rear tires. So, I did not have to take it to a motorcycle repair shop for the entire job. Further, road tested the bike for about 350 miles road trip to Ocean City bike fest last weekend. Ride was awesome with no back pain at all.

Cheers!!
08-16-2015 04:59 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by OleDirtyDoc View Post
Fine I'll ****ing give it a rest if no one else gives a rat's ass
Well, my point is we don't know if they do or not. Personally ....I don't care one way or another....but I'll go along with whatever the rest of the members want.
But if as tanner says, it will reduce spam posting, then it might be a good idea.
Perhaps you can make a poll on it....
08-16-2015 04:49 PM
thtanner
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
Well, then the real question is, does anyone really care other than doc and vulcan2000?

I would think that such a thing should be supported by more than two members...I thought there was a thread about this awhile back and it seemed only a few thought it was a good idea....

And as this site is owned by someone else, I would guess we'd need to hear the administrators thoughts on this too....
I personally only care because poking at people in threads seems out of place; if it stops that practice, and helps the forum assist the new members specifically, im all for it.

So about them brake pads, time to give em a break?
08-16-2015 04:48 PM
OleDirtyDoc Fine I'll ****ing give it a rest if no one else gives a rat's ass
08-16-2015 04:38 PM
Knifemaker Well, then the real question is, does anyone really care other than doc and vulcan2000?

I would think that such a thing should be supported by more than two members...I thought there was a thread about this awhile back and it seemed only a few thought it was a good idea....

And as this site is owned by someone else, I would guess we'd need to hear the administrators thoughts on this too....
08-16-2015 02:27 PM
OleDirtyDoc As far as making? Asking might work a little better
08-16-2015 02:18 PM
OleDirtyDoc
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KM honestly it would be super easy to do it as suggested. There is no 'altering the site's software'. It's vBulletin, it's made with permissions and groups in mind.

Make a Newbie Introduction forum. It has permissions for everyone to post.

You make a group (i.e. Permitted Members) and set post permissions to the rest of the sub-forums to that only.

Then any time someone makes a Newbie post a moderator just adds that user to the group. It takes little time, and since we have no more than a member or two a day joining at the most, it wouldn't take much to keep up.

In the end you'd have less spam posts and less moderation due to the opt-in nature of posting.

I could set it up in about 5 minutes, and maintain it with about 5 minutes per days worth of work. Happy to do it if nobody else is.

It's way better than Doc coming in every thread and poking at people to post, imo.
I had a dog named BINGO once...
And yes,other forums do it.
08-16-2015 01:57 PM
thtanner
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I don't have a problem with sku750's thread. He asked a simple question...he also gave some info on his mechinical experience and asked for tips one replacing the brake pads.
Don't see how any more information would be needed from him.

Now if you click on juliejohn's profile and look at all of her/his posts, you'd wonder who the heck he/she is. Am guessing someone that doesn't even own a bike, and someone that sucks at geography (giving a name of a UK moving company to someone in the Midwest) might be a robot ..

There is however no way to MAKE a new member post an introduction (in the newbie section) without either altering the sites software, or having all the mods constantly police every post and poster. As of course being a mod here is a full time job...
And what are we to do? Delete someone's post asking for help because they didn't say "Howdy" first?

Here's my suggestion....I'm going to make oledirtrydoc The Official newbie cop. He will post in any thread started by a new member that hasn't posted an introduction first the same thing he did here:

"Welcome (insert name here) would you please do an introduction in the newbie section for us? We like to get to know people here so we can better help them.thank you."

The question to you all is what should I do if the person doesn't?
KM honestly it would be super easy to do it as suggested. There is no 'altering the site's software'. It's vBulletin, it's made with permissions and groups in mind.

Make a Newbie Introduction forum. It has permissions for everyone to post.

You make a group (i.e. Permitted Members) and set post permissions to the rest of the sub-forums to that only.

Then any time someone makes a Newbie post a moderator just adds that user to the group. It takes little time, and since we have no more than a member or two a day joining at the most, it wouldn't take much to keep up.

In the end you'd have less spam posts and less moderation due to the opt-in nature of posting.

I could set it up in about 5 minutes, and maintain it with about 5 minutes per days worth of work. Happy to do it if nobody else is.

It's way better than Doc coming in every thread and poking at people to post, imo.
08-16-2015 01:19 PM
Knifemaker I don't have a problem with sku750's thread. He asked a simple question...he also gave some info on his mechinical experience and asked for tips one replacing the brake pads.
Don't see how any more information would be needed from him.

Now if you click on juliejohn's profile and look at all of her/his posts, you'd wonder who the heck he/she is. Am guessing someone that doesn't even own a bike, and someone that sucks at geography (giving a name of a UK moving company to someone in the Midwest) might be a robot ..

There is however no way to MAKE a new member post an introduction (in the newbie section) without either altering the sites software, or having all the mods constantly police every post and poster. As of course being a mod here is a full time job...
And what are we to do? Delete someone's post asking for help because they didn't say "Howdy" first?

Here's my suggestion....I'm going to make oledirtrydoc The Official newbie cop. He will post in any thread started by a new member that hasn't posted an introduction first the same thing he did here:

"Welcome (insert name here) would you please do an introduction in the newbie section for us? We like to get to know people here so we can better help them.thank you."

The question to you all is what should I do if the person doesn't?
08-16-2015 06:52 AM
Vulcan2000
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
Come on, it's "Brakes" not "Breaks".... it's even spelled out for you right in the title to this section "Wheels, Suspension and Brakes" LOL

And who are you juliejohn?
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Oh come on now,these guys are newbies.give them a brake(a sarcasm smiley would be perfect right now)and everyone here wonders why 2000 and I always ask for newbie introductions and stuff.it seems like lately some of the guys here that were giving Tom and I crap are now saying things as well.hmmmmmm...
Interesting. Things that just make you sit and wonder. hmmmmmmmmm. Did I really read that first one correctly, comments on two different newbie posts at the same time. Hey Doc, we may have a new convert to our side. lol Glad I could find something to cause me to smile here today.
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