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hippyracer last won the day on October 10 2017

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    Previous: Yamaha WR125X, YAMAHA XJ6N. Current Yamaha MT09

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  1. Well I managed to put this one to bed. I sourced a second hand calliper from eBay, fitted it, no more leak. Have to admit I wasn't happy at first that I had to buy another calliper but when I read the eBay item description I had to put things into perspective a bit. The calliper came from a MT07 that only had 241 miles on the clock before it was written off. Should the owner of that MT07 ever come across this message I hope you are ok. One again, thank you to all you guys for your help.
  2. Update: Received new hel performance braided hose and bleed nipple. Once I fitted new parts and bled the system I was hoping that would be the end of it, well I was wrong on that one. When I rode my bike home I still found that I had a small leak around the bleed nipple area of the calliper. What I noticed when I removed the old bleed nipple it was rusted at the end of it (which is a bit worrying). I'm thinking when I removed the old nipple and where it has rusted it has pitted the internal thread causing it to leak. So now I have decided to get a 2nd hand calliper from eBay. Lettuce hope this put this to bed once and for all.
  3. Found the cause, there was a slight leek around the bleed nipple so I've ordered a new one and I thought I would treat my MT09 to some Hel Braided hoses in the process. Once again guys, thank you for all your help...it's much appreciated.
  4. Hello Jimmy. i'll post a video tomorrow.
  5. Hello Cynic I've pumped the pedal more than 20 times to take up the slack but still no luck. I would just like to say thank you for the help guys, it's much appreciated.
  6. Hello Slice I didn't dismantle the hose. All I done was release calliper from its holding mount, changed the pads, bolted calliper back onto the mount and bled the brake.
  7. Hello Variomatic I put everything thing back as it should be I even watched a couple of youtube videos to make sure I was doing it right. I've ordered a new braided hose, hopefully that will sort it. Thank you for the help though.
  8. I have taken it apart a couple of times, re-cleaned and re-greased but still no luck. I can't make out why when the calliper is not bolted to mount/slider and just resting on the disc it works perfectly.
  9. Hello Guys It's been a while since I've been on here and I hope you are all well. I'm hoping you can help me on this one because I'm stumped. Bled my rear brake and put new pads in on my MT09, made sure there is no air in the system and pads are seated correctly. As soon as I bolt calliper back on to mount I loose pressure (rear brake doesn't work) but when I unbolt calliper and just rest it on the disc it works perfectly. I've checked for leaks but can't see anything and the piston and piston seal are fine. Any help will be much appreciated.
  10. Sorry Jimmy, should've been more specific, at the moment I only need the torque value for the bolts for the oil pump cover.
  11. Sorry, I mean torque values for tightening.
  12. Hello Chaps Does anyone have the torques values for a Yamaha MT09, cheers guys. It's been a while since I've been on here so I hope everyone one is good.
  13. Hello Again Guys I'm looking for some advice: I want to put a Leo Vince underbody Evo II exhaust on my XJ6. The one thing that worries me is this exhaust has no CAT so I'm concerned it will fail it's MOT. Obviously I don't want the aggravation of removing exhaust every time MOT is due. Has anyone out there in the UK got one of these exhaust on their bike and have you had any issues when taking bike for MOT or has it passed with no problems. Any advice would be very helpful.
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