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Rolf

There is no set time for a tech day. Usually some unsuspecting soul gets roped into it. :) Just kidding of course. Typically a motivated person will invite like minded people who want to learn to work on their bikes over to his house, shop, etc. Based on the services you want to do to your bike it is a good idea to have a teacher, mentor, etc. to show the group how to do a valve adjustment, TB sync. brake bleed, etc. You will typically see tech days in the spring or fall. I have had a few mini ones at my place and we had a blast.

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Keith,

 

That makes sense. I have an 1150RT, and I have done the valves, all fluids etc, but the dealer told me about 8 ?? bleed point on the brakes, as well as telling me that I may trip a fault code if I try to install my own brake pads.

 

So there are some things I would like to consult some more experienced folks on, before I attempt to complete the service.

 

I will be looking for any tech day post down the road.

 

Thanks for prompt reply.

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

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To change brake pads is a piece of cake and the brake bleed is not hard either ($350-$400 at the dealer). You just need a funnel to get the fluid into the reservoir. Their are 6 or so bleed nipples but is not hard just a methodical process to follow. If you make the McMaster Carr funnel the cost is about $35 + brake fluid or about $50 total. Beats the heck out of $350. The brake pads just slip out the top of the caliper without even having to remove the caliper. Send me a PM with your email address and I can send you a link to show how you how to do the brake bleed.

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Rolf

There is no set time for a tech day. Usually some unsuspecting soul gets roped into it. :) Just kidding of course. Typically a motivated person will invite like minded people who want to learn to work on their bikes over to his house, shop, etc. Based on the services you want to do to your bike it is a good idea to have a teacher, mentor, etc. to show the group how to do a valve adjustment, TB sync. brake bleed, etc. You will typically see tech days in the spring or fall. I have had a few mini ones at my place and we had a blast.

 

Oh sure... that's how it all started with me on the Northeast Tech Daze events. I innocently ask about how to find a Tech Day nearby and someone asks if my pizza guy delivers. 8 weeks later, I have a dozen bikes at the house and I'm learning how to bleed brakes, change tires, and that I have to "clean" my rims before I can balance them. :grin:

 

Ummm... Since then the annual spring event has grown a little bit.

 

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Here is the 2007 Ride Tale and the 2008 Ride Tale

 

YMMV... But, I have to admit Suzanne and I have had the best time hosting these and, with all the folks we've met and all the wrenching I've learned, it has been completely worth it!

 

 

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YMMV... But, I have to admit Suzanne and I have had the best time hosting these and, with all the folks we've met and all the wrenching I've learned, it has been completely worth it!

 

 

Looks like a great time, and a great opportunity to meet some new riders as well.

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The brake bleed "walk through" is on the M/C FAQ page under "Wheel circuit bleed" and "Control circuit bleed". Also see if you can get the 1150RT Repair Manual CD.

 

Mike Cassidy

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