2002 HONDA CBR900RR FIREBLADE £3500
FUEL 18 litres @ 39mpg = 155 miles POWER 149bhp TORQUE 78ftlb WEIGHT 168kg SEAT 815mm THE RIDER Ped Baker. Enjoys tinkering nearly as much as riding HEIGHT 6ft 4in WEIGHT 95kg firstname.lastname@example.org Bleeding brakes is a bleeding horrible task. I’ve had a few disasters in the past, knocking over jam jars of corrosive brake fluid and struggling to get a good firm brake lever, so I’ve shelled out on a Mityvac Elite vacuum pump (£67.50). Being able to draw the fluid through the system into a sealed reservoir seems like a good idea and has the potential to make it a much easier, cleaner job. This weekend’s job on the 954 is to replace the brake fluid (both front and rear), clean up the caliper pistons, lube with red rubber grease, replace the corroded bolts and fit new Brembo SX brake pads, as recommended by other 954 owners. I’ll let you know how it goes.