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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The time has come to update the front brake of the Thunderbird. After 16 years it is not up to the current standards.
So how do I get the front brakes stiffened up and a bit more bite.
Any ideas?
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Brake bleed about 6months ago. Upgraded brake hose. The brake works like it used too but it's soft and does not inspire confidence. The brakes on my BMW1150rt are far better. Even my sons Kawasaki 250 have better feel
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How about you master cylinder? U bike is same age as mine, desperately try to find that 3 piston nissin caliber, no luck, so this is what i do to my front brake.
Change the front disk(the stock one is litle bit worn) to new EBC as the brakebads, clean the secondary pistons, and best on the cake, renew the master cylinder parts with Tourmax.
Excellent quality parts with reasonable prise.

The brake improvement is massive, too much to stock springs, so updated to Wirth progressive springs.
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The brake works like it used too but it's soft and does not inspire confidence.
Ride something with conical brakes for a while then come back and see how you like it!

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