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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:53 am 
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I have a good set of tools but have never come across those plastic removal tools, please where did you source them?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:43 pm 
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There's a whole bunch on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... c+pry+tool

You'll probably want larger ones, the ones for electronics disassembly will be too small. I'd imagine the ones for the car av removal should work well though.

Harbor Freight tools has a cheap kit too, if one is nearby your house.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:10 pm 
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yep! amazon is the way to go!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Sure is! And I just tried out amazon's new local delivery option. If they have the item in stock and you live near one of their warehouses, you can have your item that same day. Ordered in the morning and had my package at my doorstep just after I got home from work. Pretty neat. And only $10 for my order.

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oh, that hidden adjuster :x but it does prompt one to do other mods once "in" there i.e. louder horn, glove box socket etc., etc., etc. I got some of that "to do list" stuff calling my name, but it's still summer :D

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:18 pm 
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How is adjusting the “combination brake cable” different than adjusting the rear brake cable?

A few days after getting my scoot, I discovered the parking brake wasn’t holding, so I adjusted the rear brake cable at the rear tire. It took a couple of adjusts before the parking brake held the bike snuggly without being too hard to set. Did it all with my fingers, no tools involved.

Was there a different adjustment I should have made? Is the combination brake cable separate from the rear brake cable?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:47 am 
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the combi brake cable is just the link from the brake lever to the mechanism that actuates both brakes. To adjust the rear brake effectiveness, such as parking brake effectiveness, you would want to adjust the nut at the end of the push rod on the rear brake. Sounds like thats what you did. =]


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:14 am 
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Thought posting here would be ideal since my question is regarding the CBS.

My CBS wasnt great or even made that much different without applying front brake too but after a service, I'm sure they adjusted mine so now the CBS brake was alot better, required less pressure and actual stops the bike.

After 2 weeks it seems it may have loosen as the sharp braking has been reduced to 'a bit better than factory'.

Can the % of brake power be adjust for CBS, i.e. i dont know what ratio is it but i'm assuming its maybe 40/60 front/rear?

I havent checked my CBS fluid yet, just worried that if i adjust again and it feel loose again within a month, I dont want to keep at it and stretch the cable.

I commute on my bike daily.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:31 am 
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The rear brake has an adjuster on the back too, if you tighten it, you'll get more rear brake than front, effectively adjusting the ratio. The cable stretched a lot on mine too -- you're probably feeling the rear brake cable, rather than the cbs cable stretching. It should get better and stay stretched after the 2nd or 3rd adjustment.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Thanks for the photo for the plastic removing tools. I bought a set yesterday because I now know what they look like

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