After 20 years it’s time for the RS and the original fitment Dunlops to part ways…it’s an Italian bike, so Italian tyres will be going on this time…in the words of Juha Kankunnen, I have opted for black, round Pirellis. Diablo Rosso III’s to be precise, which are my favoured road tyre of the moment.
The original Dunlops still rode well, however the history showed the rear one had been plugged, and so it was, on removal the plug was still there!
Of course, while the wheels are off it would be rude not to inspect the front calipers and pads and also deep clean the swingarm area.
There’s not much wrong with the calipers. I have bought a replacement Brembo caliper seal kit but this will have to wait a bit longer, along with the new front brake master cylinder as I’m itching to get this on the road now. For today it’s just a clean up of the pads/gubbins and clean and regrease the pistons.
The rear comes up nice and shiny…