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    "How I spent my Saturday afternoon"...

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    You've got a lot of faith in those jack stands.
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    Those are the real-deal steel ones, not the toy ones. They work.
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    You could've gotten a few more miles out of those pads.
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    I went out in the wind, my ears still hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    You could've gotten a few more miles out of those pads.
    Maybe the inside one. The outside was metal-to-metal.
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    lol....ears hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Those are the real-deal steel ones, not the toy ones. They work.
    Yes, but you should also have blocks under it as a backup in case the stands fail or slip.


    Now that I got that off my chest, good for you for doing it yourself. And I'm glad you survived it.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    DJ, I was an auto mechanic up until I was 38 years old. I have used those exact same jack stands for 20 years, been under cars with them hundreds of times over.

    I trust 'em.
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    Wife and I went to the french bakery for lunch, I've probably been there more than twenty times and the only sandwich I get is the ham and brie on french bread with their homemade mayo. Then we saw the movie 'Get Out'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    DJ, I was an auto mechanic up until I was 38 years old. I have used those exact same jack stands for 20 years, been under cars with them hundreds of times over.

    I trust 'em.
    Just looking after your wellbeing.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I thought he's spent the day stalking Lana, with pictures...
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    Yeah, on days when my brakes aren't grinding.

    Oh, and check the Botany thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Just looking after your wellbeing.
    Thanks. If I ever get squished under a car, you can say "I told you so!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, on days when my brakes aren't grinding.

    Oh, and check the Botany thread.
    Did any resurfacing have to be done?
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    You have to take the rotors off to change the pads on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    You have to take the rotors off to change the pads on that?
    No, but I replaced the front rotors.

    I just slapped pads on the rear.

    DJ, this also answers your question.
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    I put new pads in the fronts on mine a month or so ago. I knew they were eating into the rotors, but I didn't care. I went to the zone and bought some of the cheap pads cuz they'll get eaten too, and because I didn't care. They seem to be doin ok.
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    Cut down a tree. Spent all last weekend (well, not all) cutting off branches as it was growing so that the canopy was partially over the house. It wasn't in danger of falling on the house as it was, but I was afraid it would when I cut it as that was where most of the weight was. At the very least, it would fall on a fence, like the other one I cut down did (just bent the top rail of a chainlink fence). So I climbed up in it and cut off a few lower branches with an electric chainsaw and then climbed higher and cut off more with a handsaw. And today my son and I cut it down and it fell without damaging much other than a few bushes. But it was in the driveway around back where I park so I cut it up to get it out of the way. BTW, I didn't want it cut down, my wife did.

    And I did a bunch of laundry getting ready for a biz trip tomorrow, Las Vegas for 12 days. Still need to pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    No, but I replaced the front rotors.

    I just slapped pads on the rear.

    DJ, this also answers your question.
    Nice combo answer.

    New is better than resurfacing. Were they too far gone for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    New is better than resurfacing. Were they too far gone for that?
    It just seems to me they don't make them very thick anymore, not like in the old days. The cost to have them cut, the wait time, ("drop 'em off, we'll call ya"), verses just buying new ones....I just buy new ones.

    Maybe if I had access to a brake lathe, but I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I put new pads in the fronts on mine a month or so ago. I knew they were eating into the rotors, but I didn't care. I went to the zone and bought some of the cheap pads cuz they'll get eaten too, and because I didn't care. They seem to be doin ok.
    I wudda just slapped pads on the front, too, but it rattled my teeth when ever I stepped on the brake pedal. Nice new rotors, nice smooth braking.
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    And at no point did "drilled and slotted" ever enter my mind. Just give me the cheapest house brand you have in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wudda just slapped pads on the front, too, but it rattled my teeth when ever I stepped on the brake pedal. Nice new rotors, nice smooth braking.
    Yeah, I'm looking forward to new rotors for the very same reason. I've read that a lot of times it's not even warpage that causes it, it's something else like deposits that cause it.
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    It's lateral runout....like an out-of-true wheel. Which I guess is a fancy way to say warpage.

    I guess big enough deposits could cause that.

    EDIT: found this: Brake Rotor Lateral Runout and Thickness
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    I was running errands for Cornfield 😀
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    And at no point did "drilled and slotted" ever enter my mind. Just give me the cheapest house brand you have in stock.
    And smart for using OEM filters and fluids.
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    Cheap brakes...good oil!
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    Wife dragged me to IKEA...100 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMTB View Post
    Wife dragged me to IKEA...100 miles away.
    That's worth a trip to the LBS, all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    That's worth a trip to the LBS, all of them.
    She actually doesn't mind going to LBSs with me

    I hit the jackpot with her, baby!

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    Spent most of the day laying on the couch. Spilled beer on my self because I was to lazy sit up for a proper sip. Wiped it up the shirt I'm wearing. Did it again.
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    Saturday was yesterday for me, but I finally got around to doing a lower leg service and replacing the dust wiper/oil seals on my Pike. I spent a chunk of work time on Friday whizzing up a tool to help drive the new seals in accurately. Glad I did it. I got some fancy new Hyper-glide seals from Enduro.
    I was very pleased to see that the fork legs and bushes still looked mint even though I have gouges on the upper parts of both fork legs from misadventures with rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Saturday was yesterday for me, but I finally got around to doing a lower leg service and replacing the dust wiper/oil seals on my Pike. I spent a chunk of work time on Friday whizzing up a tool to help drive the new seals in accurately. Glad I did it. I got some fancy new Hyper-glide seals from Enduro.
    I was very pleased to see that the fork legs and bushes still looked mint even though I have gouges on the upper parts of both fork legs from misadventures with rocks.
    Good to hear from you U.S. Sounds like your Saturday was prosperous, as is many in this thread. Mine not so much, I worked.
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    I too have shiny new pads and rotors on the front of my vehicle. Unfortunately for me it's not the sort of thing I can readily do myself, and my car takes Brembo rotors, so not exactly cheap. New spark plugs too. The old wallet is feeling considerably lighter.
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    Cleaned the garage.
    I had a slight avalanche the other day backing out of the garage. A wall of stuff leaned into my car on the passenger side. My wheel must have caught something that caught something else and so on.
    Kind of like that closet everyone has seen when the door opens and 200 cubic feet of stuff all coming tumbling down from an 80 cu ft closet.

    It's tight quarters in the 2 car garage with the bev refrig, motorcycle, both cars and 7 bikes. I should know better.
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    Been neglecting the missus lately due to pressure of work, so after my 3.5 hour ride early in the AM, I did a couple hours of housework including pumicing out the toilets, always a gruesome yet strangely satisfying task, then I shopped for and cooked one of my famous Spaghetti Bolognese specials... (I washed my hands first)... then we ate it together

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Just give me the cheapest house brand you have in stock.
    That won't cut it in the mountains around here, 3 miles of %10 grade messes with brakes pretty bad.

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    I've read that a lot of times it's not even warpage that causes it, it's something else like deposits that cause it.
    I've read that too, but it just doesn't make sense IMO.

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    Put out 60 tons of granite at a mall.

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    Spent all weekend doing my first love:Indoor drumline competitions with my students. We had shows on Saturday and Sunday. It is the only thing that keeps me off my bike on the weekend.

    I need to have my brakes done though. Gonna have a freind of mine who does race cars help me. We are in the process of turning my Rav4 into a light off road vehicle...so I can get to more remote places to camp and bike!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Spent most of the day laying on the couch. Spilled beer on my self because I was to lazy sit up for a proper sip. Wiped it up the shirt I'm wearing. Did it again.
    Awesome! I wish I could give a reputation for this post.

    I did mostly the same thing on Saturday, except that I also messed with telemarketers while I was drinking. I felt very productive after doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    Put out 60 tons of granite at a mall.
    Sound like a blast?

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    Did some trail work close to my house. Light rake, hand sawed out some tree branches/fallen logs. So many branches and sticks from the windy winter. 20 F and blustery. Packed a small flask o bourbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    And at no point did "drilled and slotted" ever enter my mind. Just give me the cheapest house brand you have in stock.
    Ok fine, save a few bucks. But after you have that baby pegged on the back straight at Laguna Seca and are heading into turn 8, you might regret that.
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    Maybe I shoulda drilled those mofos. Felt like they weighed about 50 lbs. each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    Ok fine, save a few bucks. But after you have that baby pegged on the back straight at Laguna Seca and are heading into turn 8, you might regret that.
    No issues on my race car , no drilled rotors on either one.

    I really need to get my shed built and start getting the race cars on track this season

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    Had a 1999 Lariat F150 that was super hard on brakes. Pads and shoes would crack. Rotors would ward. Tried all kinds of s**t to no avail.

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