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Re: My blue caddy build thread

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If you're up to the task, it's worthwhile stripping the rear caliper and cleaning any crud from the piston while you have it out.
Replacement stainless bleed nipples are a good add on too, if you like easy maintenance in years to come.
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@swan the bearings are on the rear I changed the front ones a couple of years ago they went on ok I think my biggest problem was splitting disc from them after but I was fitting new front discs anyway
@ doc that sounds a good call will look into that
Also replacing the bearings and discs on rear it looks like I will have to borrow a bloody big hex key mine only go to 12mm and this is a damm site bigger :roll:
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Ahh yeah, I recall you said that the other day nowImage

I’ve just looked at the Autodoc tuition video, it’s a 19mm you need mate.

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Cheers Pete I managed to borrow one last night and your right it is a 19mm rain stopped play at the moment got 2 coats on the rear but was going to strip the front today and I'm not blessed with a dry garage to put the van in to do the work I'll make another cup of tea and see what happens :cry:
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I know the feeling. I’m currently servicing 2 of my motorbikes. I have a garage, but it’s tight in there are I have 3 bikes in total so I’m working outdoors myself. I’m quite wet!!


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It's not that I haven't got a garage It's full of tools and materials for work which at the moment is meeting me at the door but even if it was empty the old doors are only just over 6' high but it's coming along nicely now just struggling to get the bolt loose on the rear bearings
So that must keep you busy 3 bikes a car and the wife's car
I take it you're talking about motorbikes
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Yes, motorbikes mate. Yes keeps me busy indeed. I don’t touch the wife’s car, it’s a merc and it scares me!


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My problem is I usually lack confidence in doing the job unless I've done it before but you always seem to need a specialist tool just to do a minor job so it ends up going to the garage because I can't afford to mess up as I usually need it the next day for work and if she's gone out like today I'm stuck at home with no way of getting anywhere for parts
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I totally get that mate. I lack confidence too. I’m getting better as I take on more jobs though. I’d have never of dreamt of changing a wheel bearing only 18 months ago. Now I can’t wait to get started!!


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It is satisfying to know that you've done it yourself though :)
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Couldn’t agree more mate


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Update on what I've been doing so far both front and rear stripped down and cleaned up ready for painting. And yes we've painted them orange. Hung up to dry and hopefully get it all back together tomorrow as the paint is not touch dry in an hour as it says
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Looking forward to seeing it all back together mate


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Me too 3 days without the van on the road is too much
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All back together now just got to bleed the brakes and put the wheels back on
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