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    Default How big a dope am I ???

    Ok folks,
    I'm reinstalling my front calipers on my 1983 GS750E. What a completely miserable experience. I'm convinced I must be
    doing something wrong. I had to remove the mount arm part to get the pads into their slots and, of course, they refused
    to stay there.
    Please enlighten me. I eventually got them on but I don't remember ever having this much trouble.

    Mad
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    Welp, I'm an even bigger dope than I suspected. I went on Bikecliffs page and he has the entire procedure laid out with
    pictures. I'm going to take things back apart and make sure everything is assembled correctly.

    Mad
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    Don't beat yourself up about it. It's a bridge everyone has to cross. No exceptions
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    How big a dope? We haven't met you, so will have to guess. 6 foot? 6 foot 1?

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    Actually I'm a 6'3" dope. I took everything apart and it was good. Wayyyyyyy easier using the proper method.
    I'm hoping to graduate from "Dope" status to "Moron" soon.

    Mad
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    Hey, I resemble that remark!
    "Only fe' collected the old way, has any value." from His Majesty O'Keefe (1954 film)
    1982 GS1100G- road bike, body, seat and suspension modded
    1990 GSX750F-(1127cc '92 GSXR engine) track bike, much re-engineered
    1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane; hooligan bike, restored

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddevill View Post
    I'm hoping to graduate from "Dope" status to "Moron" soon.
    After you've done it twice you go from "Dope" straight to "Expert". When the next "Dope" asks that caliper question you'll be here for them with your "Expert" advice.....
    82 1100 EZ (red)

    "You co-opting words of KV only thickens the scent of your BS. A thief and a putter-on of airs most foul. " JEEPRUSTY

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonanzadave View Post
    After you've done it twice you go from "Dope" straight to "Expert". When the next "Dope" asks that caliper question you'll be here for them with your "Expert" advice.....
    Haha, Isn't that the truth!😃
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    Every time I do something to KaiZen I learn something new -
    Therefore it is all knowledge acquisition -- nothing about being a dope - just something I didn't know before

    Knowledge is Power
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