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Re: What limits the rebound? Brake lines.
- Subject: Re: What limits the rebound? Brake lines.
- From: Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 10:55:11 EST
In a message dated 2/25/05 10:45:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,
BTW, with enough exercise, pain-tolerance, wind-on-your-chest when over 200
mph, video cameras for rear-looking, and prayer can a healthy old guy get
used to the low bars for touring?
I move my bars from below the triple clamp to above all the time. The brake
line works fine. I have ABS, and I know that makes a difference. I think you
can go at least 25 mm above the triple clamp (to the bottom of the bar
clamps) before the brake line gets tight.
Wheel travel is limited by the shock. you can pull the stanchions right out
of the sliders, they are not attached at all. I have accidentally pulled mine
out before. When I reinstalled it, it trapped a lot of air and it made the
seals leak. I bled off the air and cleaned up the oil and the leak stopped.
Since my S wouldn't get to 200MPH even if I dropped it from a plane (you
know some idiot is going to post about terminal velocity now, right?) I don't
have to worry about it.
I rode from Pennsylvania to Spokane to LA back to Pa, about 8000 miles last
summer. I ain't young or healthy. I have a bad back and never regretted using
the S for the trip. I moved the bars some days from high to low at gas stops
(it takes five minutes) and eased some aches on the long days that way.