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#141826 - 06/04/18 05:26 PM Re: Front Brake Pads - XT225 [Re: cogitech]
cogitech Offline
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Originally Posted By: cogitech
Originally Posted By: peejman
I'm not sure if there's a tutorial here or not. Flushing brake fluid is pretty simple. There's plenty of videos and such available.

This uses a vacuum pump (I have one) but you can also use the lever.
http://motorcycle-central.com/flush-your-brake-fluid/

If you use the lever, don't screw up the sequence and suck air back into the system, and don't let the reservoir run dry... AMHIK.


Thanks!


I finally got around to installing the new chain, sprockets, front/rear brake shoes/pads, horn, and changing the brake fluid. Cleaned and re-oiled the UNI - need to change the engine oil yet.

It feels great to have all that done. Going to insure the XT after work today and get back to riding. It has been way too long.
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'06 XT225, 2" hole in airbox, Z1 mod, 127.5 main jet, UNI air filter, Corbin seat, PIAA 500Hz, custom aluminum rear rack.

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#141830 - 06/05/18 08:40 PM Re: Front Brake Pads - XT225 [Re: cogitech]
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I didn't expect a reduction in braking performance after replacing the front pads, but of course it makes sense since the rotors are scored and the new pads are perfectly flat. I'll feel better once the pads are bedded into the rotors.

Rear brakes are better than ever, and the new chain and sprockets are SOOO silky smooth !! Love it.
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'06 XT225, 2" hole in airbox, Z1 mod, 127.5 main jet, UNI air filter, Corbin seat, PIAA 500Hz, custom aluminum rear rack.

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#142039 - 07/01/18 09:25 PM Re: Front Brake Pads - XT225 [Re: cogitech]
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I changed to Ferodo FDB383SG when my originals wore out. The SG compound was the most aggressive that they offered. They're OK but the XT's brakes have never been very strong. I would have bought their CP211 compound if it was offered.
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