So close, well, she's running, and stopping
Had to put the brake lines back on, which was a bit more of a drama than I thought, spent most of saturday on the brakes and still didn't get a result.
I was going to rebuild the front master cylinder too, to first step was to take the lever off.
and lucky I did, it was pretty filthy.
Bit of a scrub, a bit of a soak in some cleaner and she'll be good as new.
The rebuild kit is pretty simple, the screw type piston, a spring, 3 seals and circlip.
Finally got the lines bolted up, and began filling the system.
Strangely, fluid didn't really want to go through, no matter what I tried, it was barely going through my bleed hose, and all I got a was a few spurts and most of it was going back and forth, without making much progress, or even filling the pistons.
Oh well, back to youtubes to see what the go is.
Left it overnight, disconnected the top double banjo bolt, made sure I filled up the back side of the master, and pumped away, success!
fluid flowing nicely.
Filled up the cylinders, made sure I got some pressure, and bled them out again.
Brakes feel fine.
Popped the brand new top cap on, I basically had to hacksaw the old one off, and she's stopping fine.
I swapped over the old bar grips too, the old ones were an aftermarket brand, probably still ok, but fresh grips make the whole bike look and feel newer.
In my rush I managed to mix up which was meant for the throttle, and started putting the wrong one on. Once I realised it was impossible to take off, so I smashed the throttle tube. Oh well, probably a good idea to get a fresh one anyway.
Only thing, it wasn't super easy to fit. Had to take the tank off, airbox off, and free the throttle cables from the mount, and only then was there enough slack to pop it in. Phew. I am an expert at tank removal now. I'm just thankful I didn't have to take the carbs off again.
And so the brakes work, the throttle works, engine runs. Hmmm let's see how she rides.
Took it around the block (of my private property road) and yes. Feels farken fantastic. So much smoother than the 125s I rode at the Ls course, everything felt rock solid, very easy to ride too. Happy days!
I think another full day cleaning it up, putting the final few things on, and then reinstall all the fairings and time for a blue slip and rego.
Thank you Honda!