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    Well I will let you all know when I get them going.

    Lunatic--Sadly, I am leaning towards your last comment "quality of components". Pretty simple systems and I never had this sort of issue ever.

    Like I say, they worked just fine when I put the bike up--no leaks, lots of fluid etc. True, I do not know bellows from brownies but you get the drift.

    Silver, Yes I parked the RX and have done all my biking for the last year on the Uly. It is my high miler and have done many 5-600 mile days. I keep it around(EBR) in case anyone comes to visit and needs a bike to ride.

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    Wow Opto, thats rare to say the least... and to BOTH of them simultaneously?

    I'm just spitballing, but I wonder if it's a combo of condensation in the fluid (brake fluid is hygroscopic) and being frozen in your garage? I'm guessing its not heated and you're way up there where theres more mooses than peoples

    No matter, re-build kits are less than $20 and it's a cinch to pop out the snap ring to swap the pistons, flush and bleed with DOT 4 like the cap says. EZ PZ.

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    Actually rarer yet as I checked the rear brake master and it is pretty funky also- a trifecta! The bike never froze as I keep a bit of heat on --There are canned goods in there as well as laundry so freezing would be a disaster.

    Believe it or not but we have electricity to the property and everything. I think there are considerably more drug addicts then moose in the region.

    I have been thinking of Mendicino County quite a bit of late.

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    Since Stella doesn't need anything (as usual) and the EBR is prepped and ready for the next track day at LVMS, I might as well do a slightly early service on the Brutalé. I find it very comforting to work late on this quiet Sunday night. Ya I know I'm weird

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    At least I don't have to split this one in HALF (Ahem, cough, cough)

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    Theres a couple out by .002mm but being shim under bucket I'll get all cray-cray-middle-of-the-spec perfect, and hopefully avoid having to do it again at the next service.

    In the meantime I had a great day yesterday finishing little details of the perfect bike hauler Josephine Dirté!
    First I swapped the open carrier for a posi unit. The 3.08's are fine for long distance at speed and it's still pathetic to buy anything for a 8.2" rear but heck, I really need to leave 11's! The one tire fire ain't cutting it and donuts>burnouts
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    It was an easy swap, thankfully got a good pattern first try! So feeling good, I decided to attack the worst bit of cancer on the rear 1/4. I'm NO body man, but I'd never use construction foam to fix sheet metal. Grrrr.
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    Gross.
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    I had bought one of those air powered flanging/punch tools and for $39 it worked really well to prep the edge of the 1/4 panel and punch spot weld holes in the patch panel
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    Just a little bondo and sanding later...
    Lucky me! I found a can of Krylon high temp silver BBQ paint that actually matches the "Millennium Falcon silver" on the truck pretty well 821C54E4-3A3F-47BB-B043-212CBE1F03BE.jpg
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    Bubbles and I had realized that 2 bikes and overnight camping gear is a little much for the tiny El Co bed. We need a little more room for stuff and the added utility of a trailer hitch would be a welcome addition. It IS a truck ya know

    When I put the ebay rear bumper on the JK I just sold, it came with a hitch in it, so I had removed the stock "tow package" bolt on receiver. Guess where it ended up?
    Some 1/4" thick angle to the frame rails and a 2x3" 1/4 wall sq tube makes for a stout hitch. I pity the Foo who rear ends me now!
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    sorry for the pics from Australia

    I added an old flip down plate bracket from a 90's IROC Camaro, wired up a 4-pin plug and Bam! All hitched up
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    Are there supposed to be pics?



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