Flushed brake fluid. Easy!
Replacing the rear disc I screwed up last week. I Googled “threadlock disc brake ex500” and found that golden advice quoted above! lol
Even easier if you install a bleeder banjo bolt on your master cylinder. Did this for the hyd clutch on my Guzzi and it was a snap to bleed air from the system. The typical process is backward. Air rises, so why is the bleeder at the low point? If you want some swag for your master cylinder that actually works, consider one of these Ti banjo bleeder bolts. Works better than a jet kit, I tell ya.Flushed brake fluid. Easy!
Reupholstered my seat. First time reupholstering anything, figures it would be a motorcycle seat.
You can see the low spots in the finished pictures where over time the foam wore down due to being exposed, but all in all im pretty satisfied with it.
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Nice job. Strangely, the thinner the vinyl, the better it conforms to the complex shape of the seat. The flip side is...well. Had a much worse seat done by a pro who charged me something like $26 years ago. He told me that it took a lot of work with a heat gun to get his commercial-grade vinyl to stretch into shape.
Oh yea of course. Heres the video I used.Very Nice work! did you just "go at it"? or use a particular tutorial you could point to?
Staples...there are stainless staples available nowadays...but the plain steel ones have lasted a long time on my 40 yr-old bikes.
I'm guessing your mum got that upholstery vinyl at the local fabric shop. The larger stores often have it and it's not too expensive. The stuff I bought is a pretty close match for these bikes.
Hey-thanks to you for the "encouragement"! You certainly have a talent to do it first time...mine has a repaired tear so you've given me some hope to give it a try this fall.