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Old May 27th, 2016   #11
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Default Re: Installing Helibar riser, have a question...

Sorry Ive slipped again! I promise I will NOT mention SMCs again on ST1300US! Im really trying SO hard but have occasional relapses.

In the meantime ask litgo why his brake line caught on fire a year or so ago...

I think youre right though about one thing. Maintain the SMC and you wont have problems.

But spin the rear wheel whilst on the center stand before every ride!
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In the meantime ask litgo why his brake line caught on fire a year or so ago...

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Was it actually definitely his SMC that caused the issue?
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I think I wisely chose to ignore the SMC comment.
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I think I wisely chose to ignore the SMC comment.
A wise choice indeed.
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He has no idea as to what he is talking about.

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I think I wisely chose to ignore the SMC comment.
Do your maintenance, be halfway smart, ask about what you do not understand and all will be well. That motorcycle and this forum make for a wonderful combination. We will help you in any way we can.

FWIW, no motorcycle is perfect and none of them can last forever without maintenance. I live in a world of high humidity and my ST1300 covered many of the different climates of the United States. I never had any issues with my SMC and I always enjoyed the brakes on my ST.
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I think I wisely chose to ignore the SMC comment.
Good choice.

To be fair, in that one instance, it might have been the SMC. At this point, we're not 100% certain. We do know that Ligito had an issue.

The thread is here: http://www.st1300.us.com/showthread.php?t=4328

As others have said, maintenance is key to the longevity of not only this motorcycle, but every two and four (and more) wheeled vehicle on the planet. There's a wise old saying that pertains to this:

Those who spend the least on maintenance, spend the most on repairs...
Spend less.

Do your maintenance, pay attention to the obvious parts (for me, that means tires and brakes). Ride happy.

It doesn't matter how fast you can go. It matters a LOT how fast you can stop.

From a happy camper, 100's of thousands of miles, no repairs.
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And I had never heard of any problems with any brake components, before mine caught fire and ended my vacation.

I have no idea what caused it.

And I paid the entire bill, for replacing the SMC, caliper, hoses, saddle bag etc.
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Hmm must've been bad or they wouldn't have replaced it.
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The miles/time between brake fluid service was what?

I seem to recall extended would put it mildly.


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Alrighty then. We have entertained the troll enough. Feeding time is over.

It only took six posts to awaken the frenzy that veered this post way off topic.

Remember, we actually had a question the pertained more to the thread topic than all but three or so of the twenty.

Think risers and how to recover the little chrome caps once the find there way into the vast wasteland and catchall location that is under the fuel tank, the real enemy here.
Nothing magnetic will ever fall in there.

The warning on this thread should have had nothing to do with the SMC but it should have had everything to do with how you wrap the front of the tank area with everything you own soft and fuzzy, do not scratch that tank, to keep the hidden monster that resides underneath from devouring everything that drops his way.
It's gone, buy two replacements you'll need the spare next time you dare tangle with whatever located anywhere near the front of the fuel tank.


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