Gorbees vw trike

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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by gorbee01279 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Few bits arrived today :thumbsup: most important was the reverse bleeder kit so i can now bleed the front brake proper after fitting a nice new chrome handbrake & flushed the fluid which was dark brown & bittey,new bleed nipples also. For some reason the caliper has two bleed nipples one for each piston i believe it's of a Yamaha xj600 pre diversion? not come across that before...Notice i said chrome Barry.

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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by Deep Diver » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:42 pm

Chrome!!!!! Must pack my sunglasses then.
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Post by gorbee01279 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:10 am

What a nightmare yesterday trying to bleed the front brake :bang: never had trouble bleeding like this, could not stop it blowing air so replaced crush washers on master cylinder & caliper checked for leaks,still no go so whipped of the caliper for inspection & who ever bled brake previously had tightened down the bleed nipple so much that it had crushed the end & after me releasing it would not reseat proper and was pulling air through the threads :hissyfit: so needless to say new nipples ordered just hoping it hasn't damaged the seating in the caliper, visually looks OK though.

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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by gorbee01279 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:50 pm

Eventful morning working on the trike replaced the old front brake lever & it bled fine so in conclusion the new aftermarket chinese lever was naff :hissyfit: sorted a bad earth on the rear lights & rewired the hand brake switch :thumbsup: turn her over & she fired first time after sitting idle for near on three weeks in this damp & cold weather :thumbsup: next job rear brakes overhaul, got new everything except drums until i see what condition there in, then just a service & she's ready to go.

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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by Deep Diver » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:09 pm

I heard that Harlow has sold out of Matt black paint. :hide:
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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by gorbee01279 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:21 pm

Nah,get mine of fleabay halfrauds charge to much. Question for all, why are my Led headlights flickering when the engine is running?

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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by Deep Diver » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:26 pm

Which ones?
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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by gorbee01279 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:48 pm

Deep Diver wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Which ones?
if you mean the matt black it's simoniz if headlights it's the twin set were the old single light would have been.

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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by Deep Diver » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:21 pm

Are they ok when you rev the engine? Lets have a pic of them as I got some running lights which when you first switch on flash then the second time go to a steady light. Like these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WILLKEY-2PCS ... 2601c98afb
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Re: Gorbees vw trike

Post by gorbee01279 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:50 pm

Deep Diver wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Are they ok when you rev the engine? Lets have a pic of them as I got some running lights which when you first switch on flash then the second time go to a steady light. Like these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WILLKEY-2PCS ... 2601c98afb
still flicker when you rev the engine & on tick over, there the old style
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I have a brand new normal halogen 6" single headlight i think i may fit... matt black of course :thumbsup:
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