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ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


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reviewed Leave Closed Used vs New Car: How to determine the overall cost of ownership
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reviewed Leave Open gentle vs Forced push of motorcycle gear - wear and tear
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What could be causing this bouncing?
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comment Remaining life expectancy of brake pads and rotors
I agree with the replace rather than resurface philosophy. Modern rotors that are resurfaced (even if thicker than the minimum spec) tend to be so thin that they warp before the new pads are due for replacement.
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comment Clicking type sound when braking at low speeds
Any undiagnosed noise that involves the brakes or steering should be investigated for obvious safety reasons. If in fact the noise is determined to be a pad shifting issue it should be repaired, it is not a life threatening concern. My concern is that you don't know for sure. It could also be (but less likely) a loose caliper mount or caliper slide bolt. Both of which can be catastrophic if the caliper were to come loose and jam against the wheel.
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answered Clicking type sound when braking at low speeds
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answered Changed my brake pads but brakes started smoking due to a stuck caliper (99 Honda Accord)
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comment Clicking type sound when braking at low speeds
Does the click occur continuously after the brake is applied or is it a single click for each brake application?
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answered What is the plastic and cloth part around the shifter called?
Apr
15
answered 99 Grand Am radiator fans not working
Apr
14
comment How to replace balljoint?
After rereading your question I am unsure, is it the rear wheel balljoints or the rear control arms for the front wheels that are your concern.
Apr
13
answered Does the Toyota 2000 Camry LE have a cabin filter?
Apr
13
answered How to replace balljoint?
Apr
11
comment What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?
While the three products I listed won't cover every job they will be sufficient for the majority of tasks for a home mechanic. They will work for all but the most extreme cases I avoid using the "heat required for removal" line (like the 271,272 products) unless it is specifically required.
Apr
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?
Apr
10
answered What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?
Apr
4
comment Should i check quantity of battery liquid?
Using the turkey baster allows for more control and reduced risk of splashing acid. You can add small amounts into the dime sized hole easier than using an old soda bottle.
Apr
3
answered Should i check quantity of battery liquid?
Mar
30
comment Motorcycle stood for over 12 months, turn over by hand first?
All good points and I would add change the crank oil and filter. Any sediment or water in the oil should have settled and will come out with the oil. If you feel a lot of resistance to the crank turning let it sit overnight to allow the oil to free up the rings.
Mar
30
answered I want to replace the back light enclosure of my Honda Accord, how difficult would that be?