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Front brakes Z1 1973

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Front brakes Z1 1973

#1 PostAuthor: Adrian90s » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:48 am

Hi guys,
My whole brake assembly was dry on my Z1 USA bike when I bought it last year. I'm thinking of sending it to Powerhouse (Chesterfield)
To be rebuilt, they don't do brake hoses (?) Should I renew everything? The caliper look almost silver in colour, should I put it back like that or change to a pattern satin black?
Are powerhouse any good? I'm going to put the whole brake assembly in a box and post it out.
Thanks
Adrian 1973 Z1

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Re: Front brakes Z1 1973

#2 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:01 am

Hey up Adrian
i've been using Powerhouse for years now excellent service and quality of work,Dave is
the man to speak to about your needs

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Re: Front brakes Z1 1973

#3 PostAuthor: Adrian90s » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:30 am

Thanks Bill,
Been talking to a man called Mike
The fluid reservoir is slightly silver in colour, should I re-use or fit a pattern satin black one?
Adrian

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Re: Front brakes Z1 1973

#4 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:23 pm

Ive done both in the past ,i presume you mean reservoir is losing its paint colour through fading and casting is showing
through ? if you ask Powerhouse nicely they might have a look at refurbing it for you but i guess its whether you want
to keep original or not , repo ones are cheap enough

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Re: Front brakes Z1 1973

#5 PostAuthor: Adrian90s » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 pm

Thanks for that Bill,
Refurbishment of original stuff is acceptable right?
Ady

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Re: Front brakes Z1 1973

#6 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:38 pm

Refurbishing original parts is preferable to fitting reproduction parts.
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