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should have got some fence paint whilst you were out
 
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Why is that mate
 

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Not sure. I’ve been building it for that long that the excitement has just completely gone. It’s like 95% complete and I have not been near it for quite some time. Shame it looks the nuts too. I need to get the excitement back, I usually just buy a new shiny part to keep me going but I’ve run out of parts to buy 😂
 

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I've fitted the triples and my thoughts were correct and I have been able to retain the stem and original bearings. Everything came apart very easily and then bolted back up. The SMCR clamps are much wider than the enduro, it will interesting to see how differently it handles.

The back wheel went straight in but its a tight fit around the caliper. Unscrewing the chain guide helps.

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Ah... to me, the way you originally asked the Q was that you were asking about retaining the stem insitu while clamps were removed ..... l didnt appreciate that you were asking about the ability to swap those parts out. Anyway, all's well that ends well 👍🏻
 

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I bought a second-hand 4 piston caliper from eBay which looked in ok condition but I decided to strip it down and clean it and replace the seals etc. I've never done this before but it wasn't as difficult as I thought. I had trouble getting the pistons out so checked YouTube and found a video about using an airline to do it. This worked well, but beware, you can launch them from the caliper and take your eye out if you're not careful :ROFLMAO:

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Yes, an airline and a carefully placed rag are your friends on that job. Personally, l would just use dot 4 / 5.1 as assembly 'lube' rather than any form of grease.
 

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Are you doing the rear shock as well adz
 

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Yes, I've bought a rear shock from an SMCR and the forks, etc. I'm going to fit everything first to make sure it all lines up and works, if this is all good, I'll send the suspension away to FTR for a service. The parts have come from a stolen/recovered 2016 SMCR with 11k on the clock. I bought everything from a breakers on eBay.
 

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I've rebuilt the front caliper, it was easier than I expected. I've bled the system and have pressure on the lever. I was worried about the ABS and stuff I had read about needing a vacuum pump but it wasn't necessary.

Also fitted a new clutch slave after the failure in Wales last month.

I'm starting to think this will make a better Supermoto than a rally bike.

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