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October 19, 2003, 09:01 PM

Well, after I installed the Galfer lines, I tested it out and the brakes have felt a bit mushy, The bike doesn't stop anymore after I grab a handful...it just slows down. I am thinking I didn't bleed them enough?? They work, they just don't work as good as they use too... Any suggestions?

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Since I added the Diablo Corsas, I have a wicked oversteer, I start to turn into a corner and the bike "hooks" in, its not smooth, and at times can be down right "underwear staining". Where should I look to curb oversteer?


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October 19, 2003, 09:11 PM

i had the same problem with my galfer lines too and had the same feeling where the brakes were only going to slow me down and not get me to a complete stop. 2 rides after having them installed they work great now. not sure why they do this.


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October 19, 2003, 09:33 PM

1. sounds like air in the lines. should have come to the maint day!
let me know if you need help.
2. diablo's have a very rounded profile that makes the steering easier and quicker. easy to get used to or tune out w/ the suspension. should have come to the maint day!


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October 20, 2003, 08:12 AM

Hey Rick. do you have the vacuum to bleed the lines? I do... NOW (I was at maint. day!). If you want to get together and bleed them after work someday, let me know. I have a bunch of fluid thats gonna go bad in a month or 2 also, so don't buy any.


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October 20, 2003, 09:08 AM

Rick,

A: prob. air in the lines,.... bleeding the brakes is a time consuming pain......

B: like Steve says, the tires are much more 'round', left to tight across the
centerline of the tire,.... just keep riding on them and you'll get used to it,.....
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October 20, 2003, 09:10 AM

ps, Rick, keep in mind that I'm running Metzler RennSports,......

on PVM magnesum wheels!

Talk about "wicked" 'oversteering'!!! :o

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October 20, 2003, 11:55 AM

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i had the same problem with my galfer lines too and had the same feeling where the brakes were only going to slow me down and not get me to a complete stop. 2 rides after having them installed they work great now. not sure why they do this.
probably the ridind forced the bubbles out from where they were trapped.
stop by and we'll use the mity-vac.
10 min job...


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Rick,

On the oversteer - double check the pressure in the tires, they may have funky pressures.

I remember the last time I saw your bike your tires were really shot, especially down the middle. Its possible you got used to riding on squared off tires so that the new round tires feel really weird.

I agree with the othres on the brakes, they need to be bled badly it sounds like.
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I have dunlop208gp's on the rear and my stock dunlop207's and man i get headshake now at over 140mph. I need to get another 208 for the front. asap.
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Rick,

Check that you put the same size tire on your bike. It came with a 120/60. If you put a 120/70 on it will throw the geometry off and require you raise the forks about 5-8mm to compensate for the taller profile. The Diablos are nice aren't they?


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On the oversteer - double check the pressure in the tires, they may have funky pressures.

I remember the last time I saw your bike your tires were really shot, especially down the middle. Its possible you got used to riding on squared off tires so that the new round tires feel really weird.

I agree with the othres on the brakes, they need to be bled badly it sounds like.

Thanks for all the reply's guys.

The problem with the brakes was a little more air in the system. I loosened the top nut and released it out and now they grab like they should.

Doug, You may be right about the tire, my last set was worn well so I may just not be use to it,

Dan I will also check the size, I didn't even bother looking, I assumed they put the same size on. I won't know how I really like the tires till I get them on the track.

I really haven't taken them anywhere where I could tell how much better they perform. I am going to try to get some good seat time in on Sun.

What do you guys set your "Corsa" tire pressure at for street? normally. If anyone else is running corsas on the street....


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