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Biggles006
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Bonjour from Australia

Post by Biggles006 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:07 pm

'ullo Lads (and lasses),
I'm a Newbie that recently picked up a 2006 VTR (my second one after writing one off almost 2 years ago... apparently VTRs don't like farmer's fences. Black and beautiful and a treat to ride. The bike was destined to be used and abused but I've decided to give it a new life by "pimping" it up a little bit.
I've managed to change the indicators to LED and the tail light to LED using the weird thing from Hong Kong that everyone posts about (the wiring is a challenge without any instructions)... but I have it working...
As for me, I've been riding for over 20 years - Triumph Sprint ST for 10 of those (wonderful bike) and I am on the lookout for a serious "Chooky" as we call them here (all road/dual purpose bike such as the BMW GS 1200, Honda's latest Africa Twin (hubba hubba) and the like).
There is no doubt that Sports riding scene is being overtaken by the "off road" options.. and why not... here in Oz we have amazing scenic roads with NO police or idiots to contend with, so getting out of town every second weekend is very attractive. I'm in a Touring club (83 members)... but i JUST LOVE the VTR...
Now, can someone please enlighten me as to where that little rear brake caliper sprung metal retainer clip piece is supposed to go?? Flummoxed...
Biggles (James)

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MacV2
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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by MacV2 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:01 am

Welcome in.

Rear brake have a look here...

https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/hon ... ke-caliper

Do you mean No. 4 or No. 6

4 is the pad spring & that goes in the calliper & the pads push up against it...

6 is just called a retainer, it fits on the bracket & the calliper butt's up againts it...
Lowering the tone since 2007...

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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by alanfjones1411 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:03 am

Hello Biggles.Welcome to the forum,there's lots of information here. :wave: :thumbup:
SO WHEN DOES THIS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER KICK IN

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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by Kev L » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:50 am

Welcome to the club mate
:thumbup:
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Biggles006
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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by Biggles006 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:30 pm

Thanks MacV2 and others... it’s part No. 6. Nice diagram - makes perfect sense now, awesome!

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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by AMCQ46 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:00 pm

welcome to the club............ hope you get the Africa twin too
AMcQ

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MacV2
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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by MacV2 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:09 pm

Biggles006 wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Thanks MacV2 and others... it’s part No. 6. Nice diagram - makes perfect sense now, awesome!
US site but useful none the less.

https://www.ronayers.com/

You can always copy the part numbers & put them in a local search engine.
Lowering the tone since 2007...

kenmoore
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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by kenmoore » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:27 pm

Welcome mate,

Where in Oz are you ?

I am on the South Coast N.S.W
South Coast
New South Wales
Australia

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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by sirch345 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:04 pm

Welcome aboard James from down under :thumbup:

I think MacV2 has covered your flummoxed state regarding the spring clip hopefully :wink:

Chris.
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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by fabiostar » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:39 pm

welcome along biggles :thumbup:
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Re: Bonjour from Australia

Post by exTRX850 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:37 am

GDay Biggles,

let me know your thoughts on the radiators after an hour at 60klms, I have my opinions

Perth WA
as seen on a low doorway lintel a long time ago, far, far away - "be kind to your mind"

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