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    Thanks guys, got home in one piece. Tightened...

    Thanks guys, got home in one piece.
    Tightened the butterfly nut on the rear brake took the highway home after freeing up the caliper a bit off the rotor with my hand via wiggling back and forth....
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    I'll give that a shot, and try the highway home...

    I'll give that a shot, and try the highway home instead of through town.

    Thanks.
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    Problem is I have no tools or workspace here. I...

    Problem is I have no tools or workspace here. I wonder how far and how fast I can limp back in this condition.
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    brakes stuck at work

    A little panicked right now, on my ride in to work I noticed my bike was braking for itself. Sure enough, pads are making contact with rotor even though brakes not being applied. Rotor and caliper...
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    Somewhat related...

    Somewhat related
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=12251&highlight=starter
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    I've found this to not be true although I have...

    I've found this to not be true although I have had this technique work for me -- just not everytime. Sometimes it takes [QUITE] a bit of back and forth on the butterfly plate to get it "just right"....
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    Throttle shaft oring? :huh Thats a piece of...

    Throttle shaft oring? :huh
    Thats a piece of cake compared to getting the butterflys back in correctly, for me at least.

    Glad to hear your machine is starting better!
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    I had a situation very similar to what you are...

    I had a situation very similar to what you are describing, hot starts always OK, cold starts only left cylinder fired, after a while the right cylinder, if I was lucky, would start to fire, and the...
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    Question 1] In regards to bleeding the M.C. using...

    Question 1] In regards to bleeding the M.C. using the Clymer's method of thumb over the brake line outlet, pump the lever until pressure builds, release (letting fluid and air escape), rinse repeat,...
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    Replaced it with a stainless steel line.

    Replaced it with a stainless steel line.
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    from...

    from http://www.ibmwr.org/market/adlist.php?cat=abs
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    Unfortunately Neenah is a bit too far north for...

    Unfortunately Neenah is a bit too far north for me to come take a look. I'll try to keep glancing into this thread to give my 2 cents though, so keep us updated.
    Bill -- no, still haven't solved...
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    Sounds similar to what I just went through: ...

    Sounds similar to what I just went through:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24871

    I was able to get them moving again by rebuilding the caliper.

    Where in Wisconsin are you?
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    Time to start :bottle ... heavily. Got the...

    Time to start :bottle ... heavily.

    Got the rebuilt caliper and master cylinder onto the bike.
    Pumped 1/2 a bottle of DOT 3 through her.
    Keep getting air bubbles coming out of the bleeder valve...
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    took the master cylinder apart and checked...

    took the master cylinder apart and checked everything thoroughly, put it back together again. this time, it does pump fluid through...so....who knows what went wrong the first time? I didn't do...
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    Put it all together, the master brake cylinder,...

    Put it all together, the master brake cylinder, front caliper, and started the brake bleeding process.
    But no brake fluid came out of the bleeder valve.
    Traced it back up the line. No brake fluid...
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    dental floss was try #2, after fingers. floss...

    dental floss was try #2, after fingers. floss broke. both loops.

    Will look into this Huckys that you speak of.

    Question about the brake light switch at the end of the master brake cylinder:...
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    Seals are NOT sold separately. To replace seal,...

    Seals are NOT sold separately. To replace seal, one must order new rebuild kit for $68 + S&H.

    I will inspect and reuse the old seal on the old piston, swap in the new parts carefully if I can.
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    Crap... Please advise, how the hell do you get...

    Crap...

    Please advise, how the hell do you get the "primary and secondary seals/cups" onto the master brake cylinder piston without hurting it or yourself? It ripped and flew across the garage on...
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    ducatipaso -- more shots of the bike please ;)

    ducatipaso -- more shots of the bike please ;)
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    Correct -- releasing the brake lever does not...

    Correct -- releasing the brake lever does not pull the pads off the rotor.
    The brake lever has about 1/2 the resistance it should have. Front wheel does not spin freely.
    I gave the caliper a...
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    All, Thank you for the responses. The "minor"...

    All,
    Thank you for the responses.
    The "minor" leak of the master brake cylinder was noted at the end of last riding season, a rebuild kit is on its way. It seeps a very small bit of green fluid...
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    /7 brake woes -- frozen front brake

    Decided to start prepping the bike for riding season after over 100" of snow this winter.
    Bleeding the brakes (single disc front with under-the-tank frame-mounted master cylinder). For some reason,...
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    Any insurance folks here? Compensation Q.

    I was injured in a car crash, looking for rough estimates of how much I should ask, insurance co wants to close the case.

    I was passenger. Driver of the vehicle I was in lost control (his own...
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    Kurt, Jack, Rick (@MotoElektrik) --> Thank You. ...

    Kurt, Jack, Rick (@MotoElektrik) --> Thank You.

    Just replaced the rotor, and it seems to charge now. Will go for test ride and thoroughly check everything out.

    Anyways, thanks again.
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