NaNoWriMo, sort of

November is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.  The idea is to write a full novel during the month of November, no matter how badly it sucks. 😉  Writing is writing.

I don't write novels, but I also haven't been blogging much.  Or writing much in general, for that matter.  So for the rest of November, I'm going to blog every day. 

I'll start out by bitching about my Beemer's brakes.  They're, like, all spongy and stuff.  There's nothing like going on a weekend ride on wet pine needly rural roads to convince one to work on one's braking system.  

So last night I ordered stainless steel brake lines.  Hopefully the combination of that and flushing out the brake fluid will help.  It really can't make things worse…not that I don't appreciate the morning wake-up call of fishtailing down our hill.
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4 Responses to NaNoWriMo, sort of

  1. Ken haylock says:

    Braided steel lines will do a hell of a lot of good, if the stock lines have gone elastic with age. As will bleeding the brakes and changing out the old fluid.
    However, two more things to look at are one or more seized pistons in the calliper, glazed pads and the one that always sneaks up on you and then one day really bites you on the backside at a crucial moment (like “when you need to stop and there is something solid in front of you” crucial) is deterioration of the master cylinder seals.
    Given the cost of a master cylinder seal repair kit, which ought to be pretty cheap, if you are giving the whole braking system a strip and overhaul anyway, it /might/ even be worth at least inspecting and maybe even swapping out the master cylinder seals as a precaution…

  2. Ken haylock says:

    PS:
    Et voila…
    “32 72 7 655 396 Mast. cyl. seal replacement KIT, GS/CS 8.99”

  3. carolyn says:

    The master cylinder seals are a great idea. Ordered! 🙂

  4. Stephanie says:

    Yeah, I always thought of it as Nano-Write-More, so I only entered officially once.

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