Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:21:46 -0800
From: Dennis Cathey <>
Subject: Re: 900S bittersweet

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" <> wrote in message > news:y3yT7.64290$ > > 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; fn:Dennis Cathey end:vcard --------------3E88EF2B69C6808502D3073E--

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