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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2019 at 18:44
Quote but the lever feels spongy as you'd expect really until the new pads settle

This always happens when new pads are put in. Also just because you disturbed the pistons.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard Hyatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2019 at 14:00
Update.
The pads are settling well , not grabby or over fearsome !!

However , this morning with a bit of time on my hands,  I removed the tank and lubricated the front brake cable and checked it's routing which was good.
What I did notice was that the 'run" of the inner cable from the adjuster was not straight out into the hook on the master cylinder arm, it came out st a slight angle , therefore not a straight mechanical pull.
Upon investigation, I noticed that the m/c was mounted outside of the lugs on the frame, 
I moved it in board of these lugs and now I have a much better straight pull to the m/c.
See if this helps !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2019 at 21:43
I'd be surprised if it doesn't ! They only used that cable operated brake on that model...went back to the simpler handle bar mounted ones after..maybe due to cost and simplicity.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard Hyatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Nov 2019 at 07:18
The thought has just occurred to me about making a longer arm to increase the effort on the piston in relation to the pull on the lever 
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That would have the same affect as reducing the diameter of the master cylinder. From memory there is already a slight mechanical advantage on that lever.
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Yes indeed , now search for a piece of aluminium to fabricate one !
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