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Author Topic: ACF 50 and Brakes  (Read 173 times)

HEDLEY326

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ACF 50 and Brakes
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:28:01 AM »
I'm getting flack for this, but bear with.

So I'm off on deployment for a bit. Cleaned the Bike. (Old xl1000). Let it dry. Removed pads. Sprayed it with ACF 50. As in everywhere. Brakes, wheels the lot. Come back off deployment. Use a degreaser. Clean and rinse. Brake cleaner on all brake parts. Pads back in. THEN ride away........what is the issue with it???

John J

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Re: ACF 50 and Brakes
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 07:27:01 AM »
I'm guessing the brakes aren't working very well. ACF 50 is well known for being really difficult to remove. Most places on the bike you don't need to remove it anyway but brake discs and tyres are the one place you don't want any. I would try petrol to clean the discs.

HEDLEY326

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Re: ACF 50 and Brakes
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:46 PM »
Brakes are like new, as I've rebuilt the calipers.
To be honest, I'm just going to spray degreaser, rinse, bike wash, rinse and spray some cheap brake cleaner on the brakes to be safe. This isn't a regular thing, but a once in a blue moon treatment. I seriously do not believe that after a degreaser, wash and brake cleaner , there's anything to be worried about and it stops the calipers furring up with mould.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 11:00:28 PM by HEDLEY326 »

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Re: ACF 50 and Brakes
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 09:20:25 AM »
You said remove pads, then spray with ACF50- Can't see why not.
I'd avoid getting it on the caliper seals and they might not react well to it.
The disks are just metal and will wash off fine.- The pads won't but you said you'd remove them before hand.

People see the thread tile of "ACF-50 on brakes", don't read the whole info and go off on one.

I asked the GSX1400 owners group how far can you raise the forks through the clamps to lower the seat height for my sort arse wife to be a bit more sure footed...
The responses were to" fit a jack up kit if I wanted it to turn faster" - FFS!



HEDLEY326

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Re: ACF 50 and Brakes
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 04:15:38 PM »
Fucking hell.....doesn't exactly answer the question for you, does it mate.

 


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