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CBF1000 => Brakes and ABS/CBS => Topic started by: Crispy on 16 August, 2019, 03:28:56 PM

Title: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Crispy on 16 August, 2019, 03:28:56 PM
Iíve just spray painted the weights on the rear of the pillion footrest bracket (or step as itís called in the parts catalogue), and now Iíve got my eye on the ABS pulse ring.

The pulse rings have had a good rub with wire wool, but to my mind they would look at lot better with a fresh paint job. I think black would work well.

What Iím asking is, would a lick of paint on the pulse rings affect the correct operation of the ABS system?

A bit of paint shouldnít make much difference in terms of reducing the distance between the sensor and pulse ring, or cause problems with the spaces around the circumference of the ring, which could give a wrong reading being picked up by the sensor. Iím also unsure if the paint would affect the electronic signals between the ABS sensor and pulse rings.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 16 August, 2019, 06:39:52 PM
Hi Crispy. Have always cleaned /prepared/painted the pulsar rings on a number of Hondas.No detrimental effects have ever occured.Ed. :031:
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Crispy on 16 August, 2019, 07:00:36 PM
Cheers iNCORRIGIBLE.

Just thought Iíd check, new pulse rings are £110. Iíll get rattling my can.

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Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: jm2 on 16 August, 2019, 10:20:19 PM
But after you've taken it off and cleaned it up properly, you may just find you like the clean, shiney, new look and fit the thing back as original.
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Crispy on 17 August, 2019, 01:17:42 PM
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
But after you've taken it off and cleaned it up properly, you may just find you like the clean, shiney, new look and fit the thing back as original.

Yes, that could be an option worth looking at. Although I haven't got a bench grinder in my armoury yet, just a vice. Weíll see how it goes.

Cheers
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: jm2 on 18 August, 2019, 02:48:53 PM
Bench grinder ???

I'm thinking more like a brass brush and a clean-up with a metal cleaner and elbow grease.
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Crispy on 18 August, 2019, 03:01:37 PM
Hi jm2

You can get a brass brush in the form of a wheel for a bench grinder. Will do a proper job.

Cheers
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Art on 18 August, 2019, 04:02:08 PM
 Phew...
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: jm2 on 19 August, 2019, 11:15:44 AM
I can't tell you what I was imagining there for a moment (other than the request of a new abs ring).


Crispy,  Ah yes.  Just checking there.  Go easy though, that could be quite quick to score with brush marks.
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Crispy on 22 March, 2020, 08:05:01 PM
Well, no need for a bench grinder, got a 3-piece brass wire wheel set that fits into a drill for £3.50 delivered. The pulse rings can be cleaned without taking the wheels off. Just go gently with the drill until itís bare metal, then rub with ultra fine Scotch-Brite pads and Autosol and they come up a lot better.  1 hour job max and the wire wheels are good for more work. Also gave them a very careful thin coat of ACF50 and itís made a big difference to the look of the wheels.

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Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Art on 22 March, 2020, 08:09:49 PM
Wear eye protection with those cheap wire wheel sets, they can wear proper rapid with little wires flying off in all directions.
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: Crispy on 22 March, 2020, 08:36:20 PM
Yeah thatís good advice Art, I also wore a dust mask, they seem to be in vogue at the moment.  :079:
Title: Re: ABS Pulse Ring
Post by: jm2 on 23 March, 2020, 11:12:31 PM
Have you been hoarding masks ??

Please Sir,  ...

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