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    Senior Member NSW Nick Kakasiouris's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Kat House TK.
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    Senior Member NSW Tomcat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taree kat View Post
    Hi , I was thinking of a full restore eventually, but at this stage I would be happy just to get the bike rideable and ready for club rego.
    Sounds good TK
    Glen ( Shin-Ken ) is on the money as far as checking over before crank'en.

    Are you looking to do most of the mechanical yourself?

    IMHO, you cannot scrimp on a few basics.
    ~ new Swing arm bearings
    ~ new Wheel Bearings
    ~ new steering head stem bearings
    ~ new tyres!!!!
    Get the chassis rolling right!
    ~ full re-build of front and rear brakes calipers ( complete strip and clean of all parts )
    ~ full rebuild of front and rear master cylinder ( these are what make you stop and could save your life ).
    As you should be able to tell, I'm big on brakes and suspension. If it does not ride or stop, does not matter if the engine starts!

    Then onto fuel and electrics.

    You'll get lots of support and good advice here, and hope you can contribute also to the forum.

    Cheers
    Stuart

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    Thanks Nick, I'm not very good on the computer, I still trying to work out how to respond to earlier comments.

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    Thanks Stuart, I'm currently looking at the brakes both front and rear calipers have seized so I have drained the fluid and removed the pads so I can roll the bike.

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    Cool TK
    If you have a G-clamp or similar you can use it to push the Pistons in slightly and that might brake the seal.

    If your going to replace all the rubber bits, try a spray brake cleaner from a spray can inside and out remove any build-up.
    When I did my brakes the only thing I kept was the caliper housing, even new blend nipples ( "nipples" �� ) were fitted.

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    Thanks Stuart, I remember when the calipers seized on my z900 I used a G clamp. One problem I have with the front master cylinder is that the window has a cracked, I have been told that 21mm sight windows are rare and it would be easier just to buy a new master cylinder. The original master cylinder I got with the bike back in 1996 seemed to have a slightly larger window and did not have a metal frame around it I wonder if it easier just to get a window made probably out of tempered glass? Cheers Andrew kat 07.jpg
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    Hmmm,
    I recall someone on the site was able to supply replacement site Windows, but it will take a bit of research to find out who it was unless others on the forum can assist.

    I personally bought a brand new master cylinder from CMS. Price has crept up a bit since then and is now €325 ( approx $400 ). Which I would not blink at as its your life on the line.
    I also sold the old one on eBay ��,but that was more for aesthetics.

    Let's see what we can find out

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    Hi and welcome TK

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Hmmm,
    I recall someone on the site was able to supply replacement site Windows, but it will take a bit of research to find out who it was unless others on the forum can assist.

    I personally bought a brand new master cylinder from CMS. Price has crept up a bit since then and is now €325 ( approx $400 ). Which I would not blink at as its your life on the line.
    I also sold the old one on eBay ��,but that was more for aesthetics.

    Let's see what we can find out
    Dave ????? does the windows for the cylinders. Sorry I cannot remember his full name someone else will and remind us. Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasJ View Post
    Hi and welcome TK



    Dave ????? does the windows for the cylinders. Sorry I cannot remember his full name someone else will and remind us. Tom
    Hi Thomas

    I have been in contact with Dave on facebook (KATANA Australia group) from QLD who helped me with a sight glass for the rear master cylinder (18mm) but Dave was unable to help me with a sight glass for the front master cylinder (21mm). I think I will be looking at purchasing a new one, I have priced one (59600-49303) at Mick Hone for $271.35.
    Cheers Andrew

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    Senior Member NSW Tomcat's Avatar
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    Hi Andrew
    That sounds like a plan and good price. It's about what I paid for mine from CMS but that was 4yrs ago and their prices have gone up. That was before I knew better.

    Again, this is why we check with Mick Hone as first preference.

    Did you mention that you are a forum member?
    Pretty sure MH gives members 5% off.

    Cheers
    Stuart

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