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Old 05-24-2005
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I appreciate you letting me stop by John. I haven't driven it in the past 2 days and I had it out tonight. Nothing went to the floor and itz stopping fine but they are still much softer than they were. I just appreciate someone else who has a better idea of what they are looking at see em. Itz almost time to be pulling my waverunners and I don't need a braking problem with a trailer.
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No problem. And yes, you need good brakes if you're going to be towing!!!
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has anyone bothered to have him check the rear wheel cylinders for leakage or being frozen?

i bet theres your problem
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I already told him to check the rears. If you read back, you'll see I'm betting on a rear brake problem. He's only a few miles from me and coming over Saturday so I can look at them.
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I have been keeping an eye on the brake fluid level and that has not changed. Hopefully John will have an idea Sat. Like I said it still stops. I just don't wanna put some weight behind it and have a problem.
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Well, Luke came by and I was right: the rear brakes were not properly adjusted. Took quite few turns of the adjuster to make them tight. After that: firm pedal, little travel.

One adjuster was pretty "sticky". Used PB Blaster to free it.

I love it when a plan comes together, lol.
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Thanks again for the help John. They are so much better I had it out all day. I feel a lot better knowing that itz safe to drive. John you will have to let me know about when you wanna get together again and do some more modding/repairs. Just don't say next saturday. I am going paintballing in the pocanos.
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No, next Saturday is out. I'll be in Ocean City, MD. sitting in as bassist for a worship jam on the beach. It's a tough life, but someones gotta' live it...
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hahah john you play the bass.. sweet i love playing my bass...

happy it worked out for ya...
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