Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 21:02:58 GMT
From: KeithG <no_onenopsamhlink.net>
Subject: Re: 900S bittersweet


It is for the piston retraction IIRC. I have one in a metric hex ball driver set. Sears or parts store should have one even if it is not a 'standard' hardware size. KeithG Dennis Cathey writes: > This is a multi-part message in MIME format. > --------------3E88EF2B69C6808502D3073E > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > > L & P, > One tool you may need, and it may be a bit tough to find, is a 7mm Allen wrench. > My 900 is a 1991, and your '88 may not need this tool, but if your manual says > you need one, don't expect to just pick it up at your local hardware store > because it's an odd size. I managed to find one at a bicycle shop. It's used > only on the rear disks, and it's needed to (a) retract the puck (piston?) prior > to sliding in the new pads, or (b) to remove the upper and lower alignment pins > (I don't recall which of these two tasks I needed it for.). > Good luck. > DC > > rubber grommet wrote: > > > You can do the rear brakes yourself. Ask around, I'm sure you have a friend > > or two who have done the job themselves. A service / repair manual would be > > an invaluable resource since most will give you step be step instructions > > with pictures and diagrams. Most also have a troubleshooting or diagnose > > your problem section. Go to your local parts store if they don't have the > > manual they can probably order it. You may even find some online resources, > > its worth a try anyway. > > > > Good luck > > > > "Lee and Patrick" <pbuckleynopsamr.com> wrote in message > > news:y3yT7.64290$8w3.15470365nopsamoon.kc.rr.com... > > > I bought my 1988 900S a year and a half ago, and drove it until the > > > inspection ran out... now I have to get the rear brakes completely > > replaced, > > > and have gotten quotes for more than I paid for the car (I got an > > incredibly > > > sweet deal for it). I am so bummed that I can't afford to get it back on > > > the road. It has been sitting in the garage for about six months now, and > > > about once every two weeks I go down and run it around the block and let > > it > > > run for a while - well, last week I went down and the new battery was > > > drained. I charged the battery, and the car would run with a constant > > > surging, and then it stopped. And the battery was dead again... > > alternator? > > > I am so bummed - it has 149k miles and is in beautiful shape! I am very > > > seriously considering selling it, but need to get at least what I paid for > > > it back - any suggestions? > > > > > > > > --------------3E88EF2B69C6808502D3073E > Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=UTF-8; > name="dennis.cathey.vcf" > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > Content-Description: Card for Dennis Cathey > Content-Disposition: attachment; > filename="dennis.cathey.vcf" > > begin:vcard > n:;Dennis > x-mozilla-html:FALSE > adr:;;;;;; > version:2.1 > email;internet:dennis.catheynopsamle.com > fn:Dennis Cathey > end:vcard > > --------------3E88EF2B69C6808502D3073E-- >

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