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post #1 of 8 Old 05-31-2016, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Two problems !!!!

98 zx6r keeps leeking cold coolant from overflow pipe when bike is warm. Iv emptied old coolant and bled the system. Problem 2 is all my own fault .I put my front wheel in the wrong way round and now iv lost the bite from the brake pads.It feels like I've not bed them in . How can I put this right ? Or will I need new pad's. Any help or jokes will b appreciated . Thanks .
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-31-2016, 05:25 AM
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To start, fix your front wheel.

Brakecleaner and green scotchbrite on the rotors to help remove any glaze that has built up. Your brake pads should be fine (assuming there is more than 50% life left on them. If not, replace). You can scuff them up as well with the scotchbrite (no brake cleaner) to aid in that but you will need to re-bed them.

For the coolant...is the bike overheating? On a bike that old I would automatically start with replacing the thermostat and re-bleeding the cooling system and go from there.
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Yeah I put sinted pads in about 200 mile and 2 track days ago. What is scotch bright? Is that like sand paper?
The bikes not over heating but I will try the thermostat do you think it could be the radiator cap?
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-31-2016, 08:57 AM
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Make sure you actually have a problem, with the coolant. Could be you are simply overfilling the catch tank. Coolant expands when heated, you have to have 'headroom' in the tank to account for that. It should dump excess coolant....
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Scothc-Brite Pads are green (usually) and the are very abrasive pads. Can be found at most stores under cleaning section. Many go under other names.

http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Brite-H.../dp/B00005NAVS
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Scotch-Brite Pads are green (usually) and the are very abrasive pads. Can be found at most stores under cleaning section. Many go under other names.

Amazon.com: Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scour Pads 223, 3-count (Pack of 24): Health & Personal Care

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just keep working the brakes ,they eventually will bed in ,its always the same with new pads with any car/truck/bike they bed in to the tram lines caused wear and tear just give it time
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