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Title: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 13, 2013, 05:28:48 PM
On the speedy adjusted the chain and lubed it. Checked the front brake fluid.

Now i just need some warm weather to wash it. It's so dirty that i can't tell it's black.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: giaka on November 13, 2013, 07:04:09 PM
I looked at mine while walking to the car.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 13, 2013, 08:04:27 PM
On the speedy adjusted the chain and lubed it. Checked the front brake fluid.

Now i just need some warm weather to wash it. It's so dirty that i can't tell it's black.


I should add it was 36 outside and 72 in the garage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 14, 2013, 07:14:14 AM
Threw on the winter shield.  Just in time for the snow to melt and the 55 degree weekend to arrive.

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Oh, I put the quiet insert back in the Leo as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on November 14, 2013, 08:05:27 AM
rode it..
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bomber on November 14, 2013, 09:09:35 AM
Gas

Again

Silly thing

Milage is way down -- major service this winter, I"m thinkin
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on November 14, 2013, 10:17:20 AM
Adjusted the location of the Heat-troller on the Duc...put a coat of wax on her...and basically got ready for a ride this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on November 14, 2013, 10:29:49 AM
I tried my BT/Autocom set up for the first time to stream Pandora on my ride.  Volume waaaaaaaay to low.  Need to look into that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on November 14, 2013, 11:25:27 AM
I took a crapton of measurements on my bike to give to my artist buddy so she could scale up the decals she's making for me.  Hoping to have the bike custom-painted with the new decals in time for Spring. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Justin on November 14, 2013, 12:22:50 PM
I noticed there was no tread left on the front tire. :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on November 14, 2013, 12:24:17 PM
I noticed there was no tread left on the front tire. :( ...and then went for a ride....

Fixed that for ya.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Justin on November 14, 2013, 06:28:24 PM
I noticed there was no tread left on the front tire. :( ...and then went for a ride....

Fixed that for ya.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on November 17, 2013, 08:49:05 PM
Rewired the Heat-Troller so it works right - that is, works in gradient instead of 100% on.  (*that was a tad warmish yesterday)

Re-connected the Marc Parnes visual alert for the radar detector (*accidentally pulled the wires…AFTER I buttoned everything up!)

Lubed the chain, and figured that I'm going to have replace it during the 15k maintenance in a month.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 17, 2013, 10:53:54 PM
Washed it riding in the rain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on November 18, 2013, 01:50:19 PM
I noticed there was no tread left on the front tire. :(

I'm on the other side...  my tires are too new.  :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 18, 2013, 01:59:27 PM
You could send them here.  I'll ride on them during the winter and send them back in March.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on November 18, 2013, 02:09:21 PM
naw, I'll take care of the winter riding. hasn't been a winter i didn't ride in because of the weather. problem is finding the time other than commuting.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on November 18, 2013, 07:19:40 PM
Just ordered a chain, sprockets, timing belts, duc turner tool…and now I go back to work having put the Big Hurt on the wallet. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on November 25, 2013, 04:51:41 PM
Rode it to work. Rode it to lunch. Rode it to run errands. Going to ride home too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 25, 2013, 06:35:52 PM
Not a dam thing. It f@cken snowed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 26, 2013, 07:59:56 AM
I turned it around in the garage so it was facing the door.  Gotta be ready for the Turkey Pro National this weekend.  Assuming the snow and ice clear out enough for me to get across the state.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on November 26, 2013, 08:23:59 AM
i lusted for a chance to ride it as i walked past it in the garage. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on November 26, 2013, 12:48:20 PM
I damned near dumped the FJR in the garage putting it up on the center stand and I think I pulled something in my elbow too.

That new (lighter) Triumph Explorer is looking better all the time.  :redface:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 26, 2013, 01:15:17 PM
I thought the Triumph was heavier than a FJR.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on November 26, 2013, 02:00:41 PM
My Google-fu shows a wet weight difference of about +70 for the FJR. At any rate, my point was that I'm leaning towards a smaller, lighter machine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 26, 2013, 02:31:05 PM
My Google-fu shows a wet weight difference of about +70 for the FJR. At any rate, my point was that I'm leaning towards a smaller, lighter machine.

Man up and get a Gold Wing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 26, 2013, 02:43:07 PM
My only point was that the Explorer is the fat pig of the mall cruiser adventure bike market.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: hambonee on November 26, 2013, 03:22:32 PM
Ran a cool little fuse box and cleaned up the mess of wiring to all my doo hickies on the bike. Much cleaner though I still need to connect the switched power but I am lazy and it is cold in the garage.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on November 26, 2013, 10:57:19 PM
I put air in the tires.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mastros2 on November 30, 2013, 05:12:23 PM
I changed the park plugs and the air filter.  Next weekend, coolant flush.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Hovmaven on November 30, 2013, 05:58:54 PM
I took the WR out for a spin. . ..   :banana:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on December 01, 2013, 11:24:10 AM
Moved them around in the garage so I could get the bicycles out,
day #4 without riding the motorcycles Spending the long weekend with the kids.  :razz:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on December 01, 2013, 01:00:27 PM
i wiped the drool off of mine. i really need a drool cup in the garage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 01, 2013, 06:37:56 PM
i wiped the drool off of mine. i really need a drool cup in the garage.

Then don't let the dog sit on the bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bomber on December 03, 2013, 09:19:24 AM
Gas.

Again.

Silly thing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 04, 2013, 01:34:13 PM
I watched some leaves rustling in the street as I rode to work.  :twofinger:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on December 04, 2013, 02:19:36 PM
I watched the snow not melt in the street.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on December 04, 2013, 06:05:53 PM
i wiped the drool off of mine. i really need a drool cup in the garage.

Then don't let the dog sit on the bike.
what dog?  muhahahha
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on December 05, 2013, 08:33:30 PM
added 8.1 gal of 91 octane on the way to work today
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 06, 2013, 07:18:23 AM
I just turned it around in the garage so it's pointing toward the egress.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 06, 2013, 09:00:06 AM
I just turned it around in the garage so it's pointing toward the egress.

In case rapid departure is required?  Good thinking.   :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 06, 2013, 09:02:50 AM
With a low of 3° tomorrow accompanied by ice and snow I think that's the most movement it will see for a few days.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 06, 2013, 09:04:32 AM
With a low of 3° tomorrow accompanied by ice and snow I think that's the most movement it will see for a few days.

That sucks.  It still fascinates me how much different your weather is 2-2.5 hours away.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 06, 2013, 09:17:36 AM
With a low of 3° tomorrow accompanied by ice and snow I think that's the most movement it will see for a few days.

18 out but the roads are clear and dry.  :headscratch: Nope it's not going to happen today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 06, 2013, 09:24:03 AM
3-6 inches tonight on top of ice with an additional few inches coming Sunday.  I guess I could pop off the seat and shove my new insurance card under there. 

<---off to the snowmobile thread.  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 09, 2013, 02:56:42 PM
Moved them over to work on the snowmobile.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on December 09, 2013, 06:45:23 PM
With a low of 3° tomorrow accompanied by ice and snow I think that's the most movement it will see for a few days.

That's what we had last night. Low tonight of 9º.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 10, 2013, 07:07:34 AM
Yeah, when it's too low for the salt to work anymore it really takes the wind out of the sails.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on December 11, 2013, 05:06:44 AM
The DR350 rebuild is continuing nicely.  Over the past couple weeks, I've rebuild the front forks, rear shock, swing arm pivot and tore down the wheels to install new rims and spokes from DNA.  The exhaust has been sandblasted, cleaned and painted with Rustoleum spray bomb hi-temp gloss black.  Triples, skid plate, foot peg mounts and a few other pieces have been blasted and painted gloss black too. 

The hubs will be going to school with me on Thursday for bead blasting and prep for their paint job.  Reassembly is about to commence.

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A big box from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC just came yesterday with new tubes, rim strips, handlebars, grips and a few other necessities.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 11, 2013, 10:04:50 AM
Mostly minor things to the bikes.  We got snow and ice yesterday.  I'm already wishing for spring so I can get out and ride more.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on December 17, 2013, 10:52:35 AM
Put the wiring harness in the DR.  Now the fun begins.  Most of the new goodies are here.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 17, 2013, 10:58:08 AM
Started the winter work on the Speedy.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 19, 2013, 01:49:04 PM
Watched the rear tire pressure drop from 42psi to 31psi overnight.  :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on December 19, 2013, 02:46:17 PM
Sounds like a slow night Stew
  Next time try reading a good book, or playing on the internet

Seriously sitting around all night watching a tire leak   ;D


The KLR has the same issue, although I don't watch it I just find the tire flat
Think I will find & patch the leak in the tube




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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 19, 2013, 03:42:03 PM
Well I wasn't "watching" it per se.  ;D

It felt a little squirrely on the way home last night. So I topped off the tire and checked it this morning. Down 11psi. Topped it off again to go to work. Just checked it at lunch....yup..down 3 psi.

I guess I know what I'm doing this evening.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on December 19, 2013, 04:28:34 PM
Well I wasn't "watching" it per se.  ;D

It felt a little squirrely on the way home last night. So I topped off the tire and checked it this morning. Down 11psi. Topped it off again to go to work. Just checked it at lunch....yup..down 3 psi.

I guess I know what I'm doing this evening.

Topping off your tire?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 19, 2013, 05:53:25 PM
Well I wasn't "watching" it per se.  ;D

It felt a little squirrely on the way home last night. So I topped off the tire and checked it this morning. Down 11psi. Topped it off again to go to work. Just checked it at lunch....yup..down 3 psi.

I guess I know what I'm doing this evening.

Topping off your tire?





Or a glass of beer.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on December 19, 2013, 06:07:45 PM
Well I wasn't "watching" it per se.  ;D

It felt a little squirrely on the way home last night. So I topped off the tire and checked it this morning. Down 11psi. Topped it off again to go to work. Just checked it at lunch....yup..down 3 psi.

I guess I know what I'm doing this evening.

Topping off your tire?





Or a glass of beer.  :beerchug:


Both.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 20, 2013, 04:56:16 PM
Well I wasn't "watching" it per se.  ;D

It felt a little squirrely on the way home last night. So I topped off the tire and checked it this morning. Down 11psi. Topped it off again to go to work. Just checked it at lunch....yup..down 3 psi.

I guess I know what I'm doing this evening.

Topping off your tire?





Or a glass of beer.  :beerchug:


Both.  :beerchug:

Indeed. Found a small leak along the centerline and can actually make out the steel belt. Since these tires have nearly 11,000 miles on them, I might as well get new ones.

I guess Santa is bringing me a new set of Pilot Road 3's on Monday.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on December 20, 2013, 10:01:15 PM
I rode it to work in the snow. TWs may be slow but they'll go anywhere.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on December 20, 2013, 10:26:24 PM
Nothing today, but yesterday the Ninjette went to the painters!  Woo!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 20, 2013, 11:12:01 PM
Hosed off the salt and crap from yesterdays ride. It's now sitting in the sport touring garage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on December 21, 2013, 10:10:02 AM
I gave it a side glance when I went into the garage to get a second shovel.
Second weekend in a row we get dumped on. Now it's freezing rain. :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on December 21, 2013, 12:47:49 PM
Repositioned all the bikes in the garage,
 I can actually walt through the area now  :clap:

and have ample space to even do maintenance,  one at a time
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on December 21, 2013, 02:56:30 PM
I took my bike on a 200 round trip beer run.  Devil's Backbone products aren't sold in NC yet.  So, I ran to Virginia to pick some up.

I got two 6 packs, one for each sidecase.   :D


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The beers are chill'n in the fridge now. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 21, 2013, 04:38:11 PM


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The beers are chill'n in the fridge now.



Shaken not stirred.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 21, 2013, 04:53:45 PM
Nothing today, but yesterday the Ninjette went to the painters!  Woo!

Be sure to post up some pics.   :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on December 21, 2013, 05:25:07 PM
Nothing today, but yesterday the Ninjette went to the painters!  Woo!

Be sure to post up some pics.   :)

Will do!  I'm in no rush since I won't be riding until about March anyway, but I'll definitely post photos once it's done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 21, 2013, 06:56:35 PM
Nothing today, but yesterday the Ninjette went to the painters!  Woo!

Be sure to post up some pics.   :)

Will do!  I'm in no rush since I won't be riding until about March anyway, but I'll definitely post photos once it's done.

March?!  Isn't the California riding season 24/7?  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on December 21, 2013, 07:11:53 PM
March?!  Isn't the California riding season 24/7?  :D

Yes, but....*points to signature below*  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on December 21, 2013, 07:26:47 PM
March?!  Isn't the California riding season 24/7?  :D

Yes, but....*points to signature below*  :D

Oops.  I missed it.  My bad.  :D

Congrats.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on December 26, 2013, 01:40:09 PM
Covered it. :(
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 26, 2013, 02:08:22 PM
Opened garage door. Started it up. Warmed it up. Turned it off. Closed garage door. Went back into warm house.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on December 26, 2013, 04:33:45 PM
Took it on a short 75mi jaunt to get some awesome Greek food!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on December 26, 2013, 04:49:43 PM
I took my bike on a 200 round trip beer run.  Devil's Backbone products aren't sold in NC yet.  So, I ran to Virginia to pick some up.

I got two 6 packs, one for each sidecase.   :D


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The beers are chill'n in the fridge now.


perfect!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 28, 2013, 10:52:39 PM
Cleaned the exhaust on the S3.

from this.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on December 29, 2013, 07:03:49 AM
found metal of varying sizes and sparkly qualities while changing the oil. fml.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Transpomgr on December 29, 2013, 07:26:30 AM

found metal of varying sizes and sparkly qualities while changing the oil. fml.

It's a goddamned Greek tragedy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on December 29, 2013, 07:32:22 AM
Aka... Par for my particular course.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Transpomgr on December 29, 2013, 08:02:39 AM
Any strange rattles or grinding? Accidentally used Goldschlager at the last oil change?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on December 29, 2013, 08:38:44 AM
Any strange rattles or grinding? Accidentally used Goldschlager at the last oil change?

It was noisy when last I rode it, yes. That's what prompted me to change the oil early. 125k miles... I believe I've found this bike's limit.

(sigh)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Transpomgr on December 29, 2013, 09:42:51 PM
Well hell...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on December 29, 2013, 09:44:47 PM
Sold one!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on December 30, 2013, 06:58:28 AM
Finally hardwired my trail tech vapor to the xr for power and connected the temp sensor.

Ripped out and sold the autocom from the RT and purchased a Sena unit to go wireless.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 30, 2013, 08:57:59 AM
I walked past it wondering if the garage would ever get warm enough to comfortably change the rear tire for the upcoming Winter Meet.

The Angel GT, while great handling, wears for shit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 30, 2013, 01:15:03 PM
Pushed the bike out into the 7 deg. weather so i could get the SUV in the garage to change the oil.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 30, 2013, 01:16:45 PM
Cursed at it when I discovered a stuck front brake caliper.....  :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on December 30, 2013, 01:51:42 PM
I'm grounded from two wheels for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on December 30, 2013, 03:54:28 PM
Dropped the GT off at a BMW Dealer for a service, recall notice & detailing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 30, 2013, 04:07:08 PM
Dropped the GT off at a BMW Dealer for a service, recall notice & detailing.


Didn't you say it was sold.  :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on December 30, 2013, 04:20:41 PM
Didn't you say it was sold.  :headscratch:

Yes I did & it is. Thanks
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on December 30, 2013, 05:51:07 PM
found metal of varying sizes and sparkly qualities while changing the oil. fml.

Suddenly I'm glad I didn't buy it.   :bigsmile:

Get your ass out here in a cage for the cookout and you and your squeeze can take the B12 out on two-day ride to northern MI.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My good luck can override your bad,  You can fix any annoyances you find on it too.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on December 30, 2013, 06:10:35 PM
I fixed a flat rear tire.

On the side of the road.

In a foreign country.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 30, 2013, 06:47:59 PM
I fixed a flat rear tire.

On the side of the road.

In a foreign country.


Tell us more.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 30, 2013, 07:03:34 PM
Made a special service tool to pull the drop link spindle out of the swing arm on the speed triple.

Got a bolt with the same thread pitch then welded a 1/4-20 bolt to that and ground a slot to fit the collar on the slide hammer.

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Had to use some heat on the swing arm. It came out shortly after that.

Cost me $2.80 for the bolt opposed to $35.00 for Triumphs tool.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on December 30, 2013, 07:58:06 PM
 Making your own tools rocks.

 I finally got the swingarm aligned, and figured out the right combination of triangles/dogbones to get the ride height set on the RC36 track bike. Need to fab up a new upper mount for the 929 shock, but I've done that before when I had it on the RC46.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 30, 2013, 08:15:02 PM
Making your own tools rocks.

 I finally got the swingarm aligned, and figured out the right combination of triangles/dogbones to get the ride height set on the RC36 track bike. Need to fab up a new upper mount for the 929 shock, but I've done that before when I had it on the RC46.



Last week i made a front wheel socket.

Found a bolt that was close to the size.
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Ground it down to size.
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Welded 2 nuts on the end.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on December 30, 2013, 09:48:15 PM
Not today but on Saturday I took the boys out on the Ural down to the Napa and the Ace Hardware stores.
We got some fuel line as well as a ball valve and some barbed fittings (stopped off at the bakery and scored cookies on the way ;D)

Sunday we changed the fuel lines and shut off valve on their Yamaha Chappy "the yellow bike" . Well the boys helped little but did want to. Lots of "whats this and whats that" from the little one. In the end all the leaking fuel lines were done and we took the Chappy out and chased down the older one (not really a chase just evening out the odds for the younger one)

Just a dad & his two boys on a sunny weekend :inlove:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on December 31, 2013, 12:02:43 AM
I fixed a flat rear tire.

On the side of the road.

In a foreign country.


Tell us more.

I heard about this rumor.   :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on December 31, 2013, 12:41:14 AM
I fixed a flat rear tire.

On the side of the road.

In a foreign country.


Tell us more.

I heard about this rumor.   :)


It's quite true.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on December 31, 2013, 06:29:33 AM
found metal of varying sizes and sparkly qualities while changing the oil. fml.

Suddenly I'm glad I didn't buy it.   :bigsmile:

Get your ass out here in a cage for the cookout and you and your squeeze can take the B12 out on two-day ride to northern MI.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

My good luck can override your bad,  You can fix any annoyances you find on it too.   :bigsmile:

I'd like to say "come hell or high water I'm there". Believe me, we've got stuff planned. After February I'll be able to breathe a lot easier.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on December 31, 2013, 06:31:25 AM
Made a special service tool to pull the drop link spindle out of the swing arm on the speed triple.


Last week i made a front wheel socket.


Making your own tools rocks.


+1

I like finding creative solutions to problems. It's probably why I still love coding so much even though the corporate world eats my soul a little more each day.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on December 31, 2013, 09:56:45 AM
I fixed a flat rear tire.

On the side of the road.

In a foreign country.


Tell us more.

I heard about this rumor.   :)


It's quite true.

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 Deja vu.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Rincewind on December 31, 2013, 11:58:56 AM
My Triumph decided to throw the Check Engine light before going riding on Sunday.   ???  This happened once before and the dealer had determined it was a gear selector sensor or something.    :-X

After I got back I finally got around to washing it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on December 31, 2013, 03:21:50 PM
Started stripping the parts that will transfer to the new one so I can trade it in :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 31, 2013, 03:55:21 PM
Started stripping the parts that will transfer to the new one so I can trade it in :)


Getting the 1190?    :augie:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on December 31, 2013, 05:06:24 PM
That is the plan, stopped to give them a deposit on the one they are getting but they closed early. I will stop back Thursday.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 05, 2014, 09:32:21 AM
One thing i hate about buying a used bike is the lack of maintenance by the previous owner.

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The drop link looks good. Dry but no rust. Haven't pulled off the swing arm but I'm hoping the bearings are not bad.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on January 05, 2014, 10:57:50 AM
I installed the rear master cylinder guard and skid plate on her XT this weekend.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on January 06, 2014, 12:26:33 AM
Put gas in the Duc three times today out riding.  :)

It was pretty chilly this morning.  I think my thermometer might be wrong…it read 58 degrees.  Definitely felt colder than that though - had to flip the eJacket on a bit.  The afternoon warmed up nicely to mid 80's.

Wiped the chain down when I got home and drank an Oaked Arrogant Bastard.   :beerchug: 

Good times!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on January 06, 2014, 08:12:38 AM
Started stripping the parts that will transfer to the new one so I can trade it in :)



Getting the 1190?    :augie:


woo hoo!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on January 06, 2014, 09:16:50 AM
^Very nice!

I still can't shake a blue 990 Dakar from my want list!  :)  I'm still hoping to add a 350EXC before the end of 2014.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on January 06, 2014, 10:11:44 AM
Lit it afire atop a Viking funeral barge*.












* - not really.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 06, 2014, 10:38:17 AM
Did they drop the crate? 


 :couch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on January 06, 2014, 10:41:07 AM
Did they drop the crate? 


 :couch:

hopefully it will spring back to its original shape :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on January 06, 2014, 08:08:28 PM
 Rode the '98 RC46 to work, and back. A little chilly this morning (37) but that's why I have the "warm summer day" knob.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on January 06, 2014, 08:32:12 PM
Got on the Silver one and went to work this morning (love that one), road the Blue one last Friday (What a blast, no power but love the thumper), Might take the Red one in tomorrow (the sexy bitch) . Should ride the Green one in on Wednesday (who doesn't love a Ural). 

The goal is to find the one "that needs to go" .
Got to thin the herd bbbbbbbut keep finding reasons not to.........

 Guess I will have o keep doing this till one breaks or I find the "One thats needs to Go" heck bikes don't sell well in the winter guess I will have to keep this up till Spring  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on January 06, 2014, 09:02:34 PM
Got on the Silver one and went to work this morning (love that one), road the Blue one last Friday (What a blast, no power but love the thumper), Might take the Red one in tomorrow (the sexy bitch) . Should ride the Green one in on Wednesday (who doesn't love a Ural). 

Which one is red?  Did I miss you buying a new one or am I just forgetful? :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on January 06, 2014, 09:54:50 PM
Got on the Silver one and went to work this morning (love that one), road the Blue one last Friday (What a blast, no power but love the thumper), Might take the Red one in tomorrow (the sexy bitch) . Should ride the Green one in on Wednesday (who doesn't love a Ural). 


Which one is red?  Did I miss you buying a new one or am I just forgetful? :lol:


I made a ride to "see" another GSA, made an offer  thought would get refused and ended up with an 08 GSA in Red. The garage is getting full

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on January 07, 2014, 06:31:46 AM
I plugged in the battery tender....after having two batteries destroyed by a BT I only plug them in for a day every few weeks when I can't ride. 

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on January 07, 2014, 06:54:18 AM
Ordered some new/used inner fairing panels for the Daytona.  Time to rework the locations on the Datel meter, light switches and powerlet plugs for better access/visibility and ease of use.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 07, 2014, 11:07:42 PM
Removed the swing arm off the S3. Cleaned the swing arm and greased the bearings.

Also cleaned and greased the rear hub.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 08, 2014, 07:17:59 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on January 08, 2014, 09:46:41 AM
I wrote/sent off a check for the custom decals that are going on the Ninjette!  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on January 08, 2014, 02:47:06 PM
I wrote/sent off a check for the custom decals that are going on the Ninjette!  :bigok:

To be followed by a HUGE photo laden thread of the paint and decal updates!   8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on January 08, 2014, 03:53:44 PM
I wrote/sent off a check for the custom decals that are going on the Ninjette!  :bigok:

To be followed by a HUGE photo laden thread of the paint and decal updates!   8)

:lol: Who, me?  Huge photo laden threads?   :augie:

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Royal Tiger on January 08, 2014, 04:21:04 PM
I wrote/sent off a check for the custom decals that are going on the Ninjette!  :bigok:

To be followed by a HUGE photo laden thread of the paint and decal updates!   8)

:lol: Who, me?  Huge photo laden threads?   :augie:

I remember ASKING for said huge photo thread when the Ninjette is finished.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on January 08, 2014, 04:23:14 PM
I remember ASKING for said huge photo thread when the Ninjette is finished.  :)

Well, then, you're gonna get it, mister!  Yeah!  So there!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 08, 2014, 04:32:00 PM
Moved the Daytona from one end of the shop to the other, plugged it in to the battery tender & put a motorcycle cover on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on January 08, 2014, 04:47:54 PM
brought the new 1190 home and dropped it off the trailer :mad:

ya, I'm an idiot.. and karma is apparently fairly instant. rolled it out the front door of the dealer, there is a pretty good hill so I put my left foot on the left peg, started rolling and swung my other leg over. rolled down the hill and onto the trailer. Had it half tied down by the time the sales guy got there:

"you must of done that before"
" a few times"
"lots of people can't load one by them selves"
"yea, lots of idiots about, what's so hard about it"
"I don't know either"

drive home feeling superior to the other morons and back the trailer up to the garage. take tiedowns off and let it sit on the side stand. release trailer tilt lock and hop on, start rolling back and a combination forgetting to put the sidestand up and it catching on the end of the trailer and my foot being on ice it tipped over and landed on the side of the trailer. after a uttering every cuss word I know (some of them twice) I righted it and rolled it into the garage. fortunately it only made contact with the trailer rail in a couple places. the side fariing piece is broken ($308) and the end cap on the exhaust is scratched (at the powder coaters now).

feel free to laugh, everyone else has.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 08, 2014, 04:54:59 PM
Oh no!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on January 08, 2014, 05:02:07 PM
The first scratch is the worst.  Now that it's out of the way go ride the shit out of it.

I dropped my pig within the first week.  Now I don't care when I fall over in parking lots.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 08, 2014, 05:25:13 PM


feel free to laugh, everyone else has.


Oh you know we all will.

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 08, 2014, 05:28:31 PM
Took the shock from the speedy to a Buddy's shop to have it rebuilt. Oil, shaft seal, clean the valves and put it on the shock dyno. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on January 09, 2014, 12:52:26 AM
brought the new 1190 home and dropped it off the trailer :mad:

ya, I'm an idiot.. and karma is apparently fairly instant. rolled it out the front door of the dealer, there is a pretty good hill so I put my left foot on the left peg, started rolling and swung my other leg over. rolled down the hill and onto the trailer. Had it half tied down by the time the sales guy got there:

"you must of done that before"
" a few times"
"lots of people can't load one by them selves"
"yea, lots of idiots about, what's so hard about it"
"I don't know either"

drive home feeling superior to the other morons and back the trailer up to the garage. take tiedowns off and let it sit on the side stand. release trailer tilt lock and hop on, start rolling back and a combination forgetting to put the sidestand up and it catching on the end of the trailer and my foot being on ice it tipped over and landed on the side of the trailer. after a uttering every cuss word I know (some of them twice) I righted it and rolled it into the garage. fortunately it only made contact with the trailer rail in a couple places. the side fariing piece is broken ($308) and the end cap on the exhaust is scratched (at the powder coaters now).

feel free to laugh, everyone else has.

 :needpics:

 ;D

I dropped a handful of chairs on top of the gas tank of my Duc.  Sure, the bike hasn't been down but… 

Meh, my Truck had door dings in it's first 300 miles and my wife's FJ proudly bears permanent desert pin striping.  In they end they are all tools…their job is to bring us happiness.  And so it is I choose to look at the bikes in the garage as tools with soul. 

Regardless, I'm still calling bullshit.  I haven't seen any pix of the bike yet!   :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: FJR1300 on January 09, 2014, 02:37:57 AM
drive home feeling superior to the other morons and back the trailer up to the garage. take tiedowns off and let it sit on the side stand. release trailer tilt lock and hop on, start rolling back and a combination forgetting to put the sidestand up and it catching on the end of the trailer and my foot being on ice it tipped over and landed on the side of the trailer. after a uttering every cuss word I know (some of them twice) I righted it and rolled it into the garage. fortunately it only made contact with the trailer rail in a couple places. the side fariing piece is broken ($308) and the end cap on the exhaust is scratched (at the powder coaters now).

While unloading the new F700, I almost pulled it over because I release the wrong strap first.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 09, 2014, 08:15:24 AM


While unloading the new F700, I almost pulled it over because I release the wrong strap first.


And still no pics.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on January 09, 2014, 08:24:15 AM
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new parts are not available yet so I will have to duct tape it for the first couple rides :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on January 09, 2014, 08:25:22 AM
At least the crash bar did it's job.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bomber on January 10, 2014, 04:49:44 PM
Took the shock from the speedy to a Buddy's shop to have it rebuilt. Oil, shaft seal, clean the valves and put it on the shock dyno.

you killed the shock in a month and a half?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 10, 2014, 06:25:41 PM
Took the shock from the speedy to a Buddy's shop to have it rebuilt. Oil, shaft seal, clean the valves and put it on the shock dyno.

you killed the shock in a month and a half?


Month and a half?

The bike is almost 8 years old and it's never been touched. I can imagine what the forks look like.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on January 10, 2014, 09:31:03 PM
Took the shock from the speedy to a Buddy's shop to have it rebuilt. Oil, shaft seal, clean the valves and put it on the shock dyno.


you killed the shock in a month and a half?



Month and a half?

The bike is almost 8 years old and it's never been touched. I can imagine what the forks look like.




Mmmmmm........very good on pancakes.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on January 10, 2014, 11:22:30 PM
Took the shock from the speedy to a Buddy's shop to have it rebuilt. Oil, shaft seal, clean the valves and put it on the shock dyno.


you killed the shock in a month and a half?



Month and a half?

The bike is almost 8 years old and it's never been touched. I can imagine what the forks look like.




Mmmmmm........very good on pancakes.

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 Naw, that stuff is likely much thicker, and clearer than 8 year old fork oil.

 I finally got the ZG ST screen that I ordered last year. Hopefully it will eliminate some of the odd buffeting I was getting off the stock screen.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: FJR1300 on January 11, 2014, 08:15:57 PM
Uh... I rode it today and then I washed it...

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 08:51:22 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 12, 2014, 05:19:40 AM
taxed it. just waiting for the insurance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 12, 2014, 10:24:40 AM
Put the side panniers & the tank bag on the GT, plugged the Battery Tender in & covered it so it will stay clean until the new owner's shipping company comes & gets it in a few weeks. Then I took the GPS & mounts off of the Daytona & covered it back up & then I stared at my new one for 30 +/- minutes!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on January 12, 2014, 11:23:55 AM
I rode it. Oh boy oh boy finally got a day about zero with no salt nor ice on the roads to ride!!!!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: smoker on January 12, 2014, 02:20:03 PM
The first scratch is the worst.  Now that it's out of the way go ride the shit out of it.

I dropped my pig within the first week.  Now I don't care when I fall over in parking lots.   ;D

Dairy Queen!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on January 13, 2014, 11:28:23 PM
I had some time alone in the garage this last weekend, having time to get things done without interruption is a blessing and not to be wasted.
moved al the bikes out of the garage and jacked up the Ural.
Pulled both rear wheels and adjusted the rear shoe to drum clearance.
Repaired the sloppy rear brake linkage (welded up worn holes and re drilled to correct size). 
Took the sidecar driveshaft out and straightened it (bit of patience and a Hyd Press can do wonders) .The driveshaft is straight but alas the spindle that drives the sidecar wheel is bent (Fook I wish I had checked that before reassembly :bash:) 
Balanced the carbs.
And took a nice test drive down the hill to get gas. The rear brakes feel Fantastic :banana: the pedal is high and firm.
On the way home I took the dirt road and hammered the rear brakes (both wheel grab evenly) and no pull to one side or the other.

Spent Sunday tootling around the coast with the family and the Ural

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 14, 2014, 01:41:19 AM
I looked at mine while walking to the car.  :-\

Me too. Haven't done a damn thing to it this winter.

It has a flat rear tire and needs an oilchange.

I DID put it on the battery tender, been too occupied with house renovations and my regular job to do anything to the bike.    :-(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 14, 2014, 01:43:55 AM
Put the side panniers & the tank bag on the GT, plugged the Battery Tender in & covered it so it will stay clean until the new owner's shipping company comes & gets it in a few weeks. Then I took the GPS & mounts off of the Daytona & covered it back up & then I stared at my new one for 30 +/- minutes!

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 :headscratch:

Didn't you say you were getting OUT of motorcycles and INTO cars???
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 14, 2014, 06:46:01 AM
Hi! I said that I'm thinking about getting out of riding. I also said I may not ride the new speedy. If you read my earlier posts I stated that I have a sickness. I saw it & I had to have it so I bought it. I like to collect stuff. I like to buy stuff. I've always kind of been an impulse buyer. I can't help it. I still love motorcycles. There is 0 miles on the clock & the tires have never seen the pavement. I think that that's cool. It looks awesome at my shop parked next to the other motorcycles. I may ride it. I may not. Time will tell. Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 14, 2014, 06:54:39 AM


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Have you lost some weight?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 14, 2014, 02:18:01 PM
forgot to post up the other night...

installed the heated gear wiring. found battery installed backwards (from the dealership?). Taking the fairings off is a PITA. Now all i gotta do is mod my tankbag to hold the controller and run wires.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 14, 2014, 05:32:48 PM
Got a call today that the shock for the S3 is ready. The guy that owned the bike before was a real winner. The oil had never been change, all the nitrogen had leaked out and it had a heaver spring on it. He told me the spring had never been changed. Backed off the preload. I'll see how it feels when i get it back together and take it out for a ride.

I can't wait to get the forks apart and see what i have to deal with.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 14, 2014, 06:07:57 PM
Got a call today that the shock for the S3 is ready. The guy that owned the bike before was a real winner. The oil had never been change, all the nitrogen had leaked out and it had a heaver spring on it. He told me the spring had never been changed. Backed off the preload. I'll see how it feels when i get it back together and take it out for a ride.

I can't wait to get the forks apart and see what i have to deal with.

I don't remember... what year is it? '05 or '06? How many miles were on it when you bought it? Just curious. What do you thinks up with the front forks? Old fluid?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 14, 2014, 06:19:01 PM
Got a call today that the shock for the S3 is ready. The guy that owned the bike before was a real winner. The oil had never been change, all the nitrogen had leaked out and it had a heaver spring on it. He told me the spring had never been changed. Backed off the preload. I'll see how it feels when i get it back together and take it out for a ride.

I can't wait to get the forks apart and see what i have to deal with.

I don't remember... what year is it? '05 or '06? How many miles were on it when you bought it? Just curious. What do you thinks up with the front forks? Old fluid?

It's an 06 and it had 21500 when i got it.

If the shock is any indication i don't see the forks being any better. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 14, 2014, 06:34:12 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on January 14, 2014, 11:02:37 PM


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Have you lost some weight?


Don't I wish :rolf:, Every time I get off the seat my youngest climes over (I am going to have  hide the keys when he gets older
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on January 15, 2014, 06:55:42 AM
I'm pretty sure my bike gave me the finger as I walked by it to get into my truck this morning.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 15, 2014, 08:10:50 PM
Washed the road grime off of the Speedy from the trip back from Wisconsin, set the clock on the display & threw a cover over it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 17, 2014, 09:21:31 PM
Did some work on the Triumph.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 17, 2014, 09:23:15 PM
Did some work on the Triumph.

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HOLY SHIT!!!  :eek: :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 17, 2014, 09:25:46 PM
I ordered some stuff on Amazon to hard wire my GPS & hook up a Powerlet plug to the Speedy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 18, 2014, 07:34:35 AM
insured it. picking it up tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 18, 2014, 08:14:00 AM
Congrats!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: st2sam on January 18, 2014, 02:39:26 PM
I didn't think I would be riding anytime soon,
 
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yesterday I washed, in the dishwasher, my K&N air filter for the C14.
Dried and re-oiled today, getting ready for the install.
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I use my own oil when re-oiling, a mix of sewing machine oil and 10W-30W of whatever is on the shelf.   :willy:

(Lets not start an Oil Thread here, it's been working great for the last three years!  :bigsmile:)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on January 18, 2014, 05:51:53 PM
I didn't think I would be riding anytime soon,
 
 the view from my deck,  so
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Dried and re-oiled today, getting ready for the install.
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I use my own oil when re-oiling, a mix of sewing machine oil and 10W-30W of whatever is on the shelf.   :willy:

(Lets not start an Oil Thread here, it's been working great for the last three years!  :bigsmile:)

Why not? You have anything better to do?  :razz:

Seriously, how do you spray it on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: st2sam on January 19, 2014, 08:59:24 AM
Why not? You have anything better to do?  :razz:
Seriously, how do you spray it on.



I apply it with a small model brush.
Brush it on the high ribs, flip it over, same way on the other side, careful not to over oil.
I let it soak in for a while. Then before install I blow out any excess oil with my compressor.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 19, 2014, 02:57:30 PM
Ordered some wiring harnesses on Amazon & some stuff from Powerlet for the Speedy! Put the license plate on it too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on January 19, 2014, 06:03:25 PM
Helped Tammy navigate the Rick Mayer ordering process.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on January 20, 2014, 03:26:30 PM
Performed an Italian tune up and earned a performance certificate while in the process.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 20, 2014, 04:25:58 PM
Performed an Italian tune up and earned a performance certificate while in the process.

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But it's a German motorcycle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on January 20, 2014, 04:45:17 PM
Appropriate that it came from Trooper A.Ward. :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on January 20, 2014, 05:31:24 PM
Appropriate that it came from Trooper A.Ward. :lol:

Excellent catch.    :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on January 20, 2014, 06:15:40 PM
We decided to strip down and rebuild my sins KDX50. It was his first bike purchased new 11 years ago. He us on his third bike now a klx140L but this bike we are keeping.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 20, 2014, 09:33:05 PM
Started to put the Speedy back together.

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Triple clamps, handle bars, radiator, new hoses, thermostat, exhaust header pipe, heat deflector, counter shaft sprocket, chain, and swing arm.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 20, 2014, 09:36:01 PM
That's awesome Ed, but that picture kind of makes me sad...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 21, 2014, 01:57:01 AM
Made a list:

strip and grease rear brake assembly
strip and grease gear change assembly and hope that does the trick. If not, see if the problem's elsewhere.......
clean and oil chain
fit new starter solenoid
full service

Then it might just about be rideable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on January 21, 2014, 11:54:24 AM
Sandblasted the hubs in prep for powder coat.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on January 21, 2014, 12:02:54 PM
Are you doing the powder coating yourself?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 21, 2014, 01:07:05 PM
Sandblasted the hubs in prep for powder coat.

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Tom, make sure you cover the center hole and the threaded ones to.  Ask me how i know.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 21, 2014, 04:47:32 PM
Started the Speed Triple, just th hear it!  :drool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: squeezer on January 21, 2014, 06:31:33 PM
I looked at it longingly before I went to work.    :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 21, 2014, 07:39:39 PM
Put more parts back on the S3.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on January 21, 2014, 09:43:25 PM
Are you doing the powder coating yourself?

Naw, we got a local motorcycle shop guy who gives WCC students a discount, so he gets the biz.  $30 to coat two hubs.  I couldn't say no. 

He'll take care of covering all the openings, Ed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on January 22, 2014, 07:05:39 AM
That makes sense.  I often think of getting a little home powder coating setup going but there is a local place that is so cheap and good that it doesn't make much sense.  Those hubs would be about 20 bucks around here.

If I had my own setup I'd probably just try powder coating everything in sight. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on January 22, 2014, 07:39:47 AM
Are you doing the powder coating yourself?

Naw, we got a local motorcycle shop guy who gives WCC students a discount, so he gets the biz.  $30 to coat two hubs.  I couldn't say no. 

He'll take care of covering all the openings, Ed.

Wow that's great. I have a few parts on my kids bike we are restoring that I'd love to get powder coated cheap like that.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on January 22, 2014, 07:41:22 AM
Seems like everything is cheaper here. ;D

Except gasoline.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on January 22, 2014, 10:21:17 PM
Made a list:

strip and grease rear brake assembly
strip and grease gear change assembly and hope that does the trick. If not, see if the problem's elsewhere.......
clean and oil chain
fit new starter solenoid
full service

Then it might just about be rideable.

Seems like a lot of "strip & Grease' but hay if your into that more fun I say
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 23, 2014, 11:01:59 AM
Today, nothing yet... but 3 of the 5 things that I've ordered from Amazon & other peeps came today so I may take tomorrow off & spend part of the day installing said items on the Speedy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on January 23, 2014, 11:27:19 AM
I started them all up and let them warm up a few days ago when it was above freezing.  I'll rotate the Battery Tender around but that's all the attention they get for months.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 23, 2014, 06:57:11 PM
It's finally looking like a motorcycle.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 23, 2014, 07:16:39 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 09:47:02 PM
Oops...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on January 25, 2014, 09:25:08 PM
Hooked the Battery Tender connection up & installed the hard wire kit for my Powerlet heated jacket & glove liners on the S3.


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All that's left to do is hard wire the GPS & install the RAM mount for it. I don't think that I'll do anything else to it except maybe have the dealer install the factory TPMS on it if it ever makes it in for its 500 mile break in service!

Cheers

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 26, 2014, 05:55:45 AM
bought a new starter solenoid, a manual, rear brake assembly, gear selector pin and gear lever (the current pin and lever are welded together-hammer time!).

I'm starting to think the clutch is fecked. It's raining outside and I don't have a garage to work in-so next weekend, I hope.

Still, got the lights working.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on January 26, 2014, 06:07:07 AM
I plugged it into the Tender for the first time since last winter. It's looking as though winter is here.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on January 26, 2014, 05:40:13 PM
bought a new starter solenoid, a manual, rear brake assembly, gear selector pin and gear lever (the current pin and lever are welded together-hammer time!).

I'm starting to think the clutch is fecked. It's raining outside and I don't have a garage to work in-so next weekend, I hope.

Still, got the lights working.

It's going to be in perfect nick when your friend's wrist has healed. How much are you charging him for your mechanic services?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 27, 2014, 09:05:05 AM
Started the FJR. Ran it up to 3 bars and turned it off. Then plugged battery tender back in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 27, 2014, 11:11:48 AM
bought a new starter solenoid, a manual, rear brake assembly, gear selector pin and gear lever (the current pin and lever are welded together-hammer time!).

I'm starting to think the clutch is fecked. It's raining outside and I don't have a garage to work in-so next weekend, I hope.

Still, got the lights working.

It's going to be in perfect nick when your friend's wrist has healed. How much are you charging him for your mechanic services?

I had thought of that........



Today:

I think I've fixed the clutch. All gears are now there and I can look through the oil filler to see it working. It was a simple matter of brake fluid and putting some oil in the engine-it was below minimum.

Greased the chain-can't adjust it as I don't have the Honda C spanner-that's in the post. I'm not taking it out again until the chain stops looking like it'll jump the sprockets.

Fitted wiring for Gerbings stuff.

Partially removed the rear brake lever so I could flood penetrating oil onto the shaft-still sticking slightly. I'm getting a new lever, so I'll wait for that before I strip it down properly and grease it.

Gear lever and new to me selector shaft in the post as the old one's welded together.

I've got a new starter solenoid switch. It was at this point that I discovered that the seat lock won't work. I was able to push the front of the seat up sufficiently to get my hands in. With huge difficulty, because of the lack of space, I changed the solenoid. Bike's dead. Brilliant. Either I've fecked up something or the new one is duff. The light went, so this is now a job for the weekend.

Discovered it needs a new brake light bulb (one works, so it's legal) and one headlight still isn't working on dip.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on January 27, 2014, 01:07:33 PM
bought a new starter solenoid, a manual, rear brake assembly, gear selector pin and gear lever (the current pin and lever are welded together-hammer time!).

I'm starting to think the clutch is fecked. It's raining outside and I don't have a garage to work in-so next weekend, I hope.

Still, got the lights working.

It's going to be in perfect nick when your friend's wrist has healed. How much are you charging him for your mechanic services?

I had thought of that........



Today:

I think I've fixed the clutch. All gears are now there and I can look through the oil filler to see it working. It was a simple matter of brake fluid and putting some oil in the engine-it was below minimum.

Greased the chain-can't adjust it as I don't have the Honda C spanner-that's in the post. I'm not taking it out again until the chain stops looking like it'll jump the sprockets.

Fitted wiring for Gerbings stuff.

Partially removed the rear brake lever so I could flood penetrating oil onto the shaft-still sticking slightly. I'm getting a new lever, so I'll wait for that before I strip it down properly and grease it.

Gear lever and new to me selector shaft in the post as the old one's welded together.

I've got a new starter solenoid switch. It was at this point that I discovered that the seat lock won't work. I was able to push the front of the seat up sufficiently to get my hands in. With huge difficulty, because of the lack of space, I changed the solenoid. Bike's dead. Brilliant. Either I've fecked up something or the new one is duff. The light went, so this is now a job for the weekend.

Discovered it needs a new brake light bulb (one works, so it's legal) and one headlight still isn't working on dip.

Man. That dude sure saw you coming.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 27, 2014, 02:30:47 PM
I've spent around £50.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on January 27, 2014, 04:40:48 PM
Today I put a new fender and some good Ducati turn signals on Liz's 919 for inspection. 

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on January 27, 2014, 04:56:08 PM
I leaned a pry bar against it while working on the VW.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: FJR1300 on January 28, 2014, 05:23:51 AM
Today I put a new fender and some good Ducati turn signals on Liz's 919 for inspection. 

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Why did you have to do all that work...?   :pokestick:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on January 28, 2014, 05:31:10 AM
To undo the "improvements". :)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 28, 2014, 09:23:26 PM
Installed a fuse block.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: USAMEDIC on January 29, 2014, 01:54:11 AM
Received the ca bus tap from touratech!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bomber on January 29, 2014, 10:51:40 AM
Installed a fuse block.

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why block fuses? what did they ever do to you?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on January 29, 2014, 12:56:13 PM
Installed a fuse block.

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I have the same one on my Bandit. Like 30 bucks at twisted throttle. Simple and effective.
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Post by: mxvet57 on January 29, 2014, 01:07:02 PM
Installed a fuse block.

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I have the same one on my Bandit. Like 30 bucks at twisted throttle. Simple and effective.


What's nice to is it comes with the relay and all the wire and connectors. I have the same one on the FJR to.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on January 29, 2014, 01:12:12 PM
Yup. That's the one. I just tried to find it online but can't. Link?

I want to eliminate most of the rats nest in the vw with some simple mods.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 30, 2014, 08:41:56 PM
Sent off the shock for the FJR to get the oil changed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on February 01, 2014, 12:43:55 PM
Picked up a nice set of Touratech aluminum head guards for half price and mounted them up on the RT. They look great.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on February 01, 2014, 01:19:47 PM
Pics?
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Post by: marc11 on February 01, 2014, 01:57:03 PM
Pics?

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 02, 2014, 07:09:10 AM
I do believe I've fixed all the major stuff. I even managed to get the seat off-thanks folks.  :redface:

Clutch seems to work, gears too, chain tightened oil topped up, rear brake lever and brake ,light fixed, dipped beam fixed, etc. The only problems left are the need to renew the gear lever (got all the bits, including the cover and internals) and the new starter relay was a dud.

Now to ride it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 02, 2014, 08:26:16 AM
I do believe I've fixed all the major stuff. I even managed to get the seat off-thanks folks.  :redface:

Clutch seems to work, gears too, chain tightened oil topped up, rear brake lever and brake ,light fixed, dipped beam fixed, etc. The only problems left are the need to renew the gear lever (got all the bits, including the cover and internals) and the new starter relay was a dud.

Now to ride it.

Be sure to take pics so we can see your new ride.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 02, 2014, 09:52:52 AM
It goes very well. The gear lever and pin will need replacing as they're slack and horrible but what a lovely little engine.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 02, 2014, 10:32:28 AM
Getting the DR350 mostly back together.  Still waiting on the wheels to be done.  All the wiring is finished, control cables yet to install.  Will have it all tidied up by afternoon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on February 02, 2014, 11:34:08 AM
It goes very well. The gear lever and pin will need replacing as they're slack and horrible but what a lovely little engine.

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Wow - she looks great! You've shown her a lot of love Papa. Good to see you out and about….  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 02, 2014, 01:17:56 PM
It goes very well. The gear lever and pin will need replacing as they're slack and horrible but what a lovely little engine.

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Wow - she looks great! You've shown her a lot of love Papa. Good to see you out and about….  :thumbsup:


Thanks.  :)

despite the pic, the bike is filthy. Not going to wash it until spring, as the layer of dirt might protect it.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 02, 2014, 01:39:37 PM
Not going to wash it...as the layer of dirt might protect it.  :bigsmile:

My mantra.  ;D
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Post by: sleazy rider on February 02, 2014, 03:34:03 PM
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A little tweaking left to do and build some wheels.
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Post by: M.Brane on February 02, 2014, 03:45:48 PM

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I haven't seen a pachinko machine in years! I used to have one of those when I was a wee lad.
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Post by: mxvet57 on February 02, 2014, 03:47:17 PM


A little tweaking left to do and build some wheels.


I want to see you ride that up the stairs.
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Post by: sleazy rider on February 02, 2014, 04:04:13 PM


A little tweaking left to do and build some wheels.


I want to see you ride that up the stairs.

Not this house.   :razz:  There's a 90* bend in the stairwell and another at the top, but there IS a 6" patio door directly in front of the bike. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 04:05:49 PM



 there IS a 6" patio door directly in front of the bike.


So is that a Matchbox bike?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 02, 2014, 04:06:43 PM
I haven't seen a pachinko machine in years! I used to have one of those when I was a wee lad.

That's a souvenir direct from the Philippines back in 1979.  A buddy brought it back and I got it from him for $35 halfway to payday.  It still works.  My kids loved it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on February 02, 2014, 04:48:30 PM
Covered both of them back up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 02, 2014, 05:05:48 PM



 there IS a 6" patio door directly in front of the bike.


So is that a Matchbox bike?

Took me a minute to figure out what you were trying to say, then I saw the inches symbol.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on February 02, 2014, 07:40:43 PM



 there IS a 6" patio door directly in front of the bike.


So is that a Matchbox bike?

Took me a minute to figure out what you were trying to say, then I saw the inches symbol.

Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on February 02, 2014, 08:21:31 PM



 there IS a 6" patio door directly in front of the bike.


So is that a Matchbox bike?

Took me a minute to figure out what you were trying to say, then I saw the inches symbol.

Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told.

LOL
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 04, 2014, 09:49:11 PM
Let the FJR hang around in the garage.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on February 05, 2014, 06:56:07 AM
I inquired about its trade in value....

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dketchum on February 05, 2014, 07:52:13 AM
Flushed and bleed the brake system on the Goldwing.

Ordered Race Tech emulators and springs  for the front end of my Triumph Thruxton
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 06, 2014, 10:49:07 PM
Had the check engine light come on on the S3. Nice thing it's an OBD 2 system.

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It turns out when i was working on it i turned on the key when i had some wires disconnected and sent codes to the computer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: st2sam on February 07, 2014, 08:14:26 AM
Ed, more info on that scan tool please.
HF ?
Bikes only?
Price?
Do you like it?

thanks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 07, 2014, 10:20:06 AM
Ed, more info on that scan tool please.
HF ?
Bikes only?
Price?
Do you like it?

thanks.


Just a Harbor Freight cheapy. It was around $60.00 5 years ago. Does exactly what i want it to do. No need to spend big bucks for a good one.

BTW The Triumph diagnostics tool was $950.00.  :eek:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on February 07, 2014, 10:23:20 AM
You can also pickup a OBD2 -> USB cable for about 10 bucks on Amazon if you want to use you laptop as the scan tool.  I've used that route for several years and it works great.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on February 07, 2014, 10:40:25 AM
removed all the plastics to get the headlight out to wire up the heated grips last night. at that point my bride came out and asked me if I wanted to go for a beer or was I going to play with my new girlfriend all night? Guess I will finish the grip install tonight. ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on February 07, 2014, 12:23:43 PM
removed all the plastics to get the headlight out to wire up the heated grips last night. at that point my bride came out and asked me if I wanted to go for a beer or was I going to play with my new girlfriend all night? Guess I will finish the grip install tonight. ;)

You made the right choice.  :thumbsup:

When a woman wants to be seen in public with you and it doesn't involve buying shoes, the wise man drops everything and goes.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 08, 2014, 10:31:41 AM
Fiddled with the electrics. In the rain. All working.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 08, 2014, 10:36:56 AM
Fiddled with the electrics. In the rain. All working.  :)

Should we start calling you Sparky?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on February 08, 2014, 04:12:39 PM
Finished the heated grip install and as much as possible back together. James from Superplush called last night to let me know my forks are on the way back to me :), so I will hopefully have it all back together by Wednesday as it's supposed to be 47...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 08, 2014, 04:25:17 PM
Fiddled with the electrics. In the rain. All working.  :)

Should we start calling you Sparky?

Spose that's better than sheepshagger
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 11, 2014, 09:42:11 PM
Was changing the fork oil on the FJR and found the rebound dampening rod sticking.

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I think that explains why the front end was acting a little weird.

Took it to a friend that does suspension work and he is locating a supplier that has the new bands. A new rod would be around $340.00.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on February 11, 2014, 09:57:07 PM
Was changing the fork oil on the FJR and found the rebound dampening rod sticking.

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I think that explains why the front end was acting a little weird.

Took it to a friend that does suspension work and he is locating a supplier that has the new bands. A new rod would be around $340.00.
How many miles on the feejer Ed?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on February 12, 2014, 04:26:33 AM
Fiddled with the electrics. In the rain. All working.  :)

Should we start calling you Sparky?

Spose that's better than sheepshagger

Well, that really depends on the goal, doesn't it? If sheepstagging isn't the goal - and really, who hasn't considered it from time to time - then 2nd star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on February 12, 2014, 07:21:52 AM
Installed the BMW rear fender extender and Bob's BMW delivered my small plate and roundel for the rear fender of the RT.  Cleans up the OEM holes left for the rear fender extension and extra brake light.  Cleans things up nicely back there, and who doesn't like a neat and tidy rear end?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on February 12, 2014, 07:54:39 AM
Installed the BMW rear fender extender and Bob's BMW delivered my small plate and roundel for the rear fender of the RT.  Cleans up the OEM holes left for the rear fender extension and extra brake light.  Cleans things up nicely back there, and who doesn't like a neat and tidy rear end?

Yoga pants for BMWs?

I am hoping to dust my bike off and ride it this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on February 12, 2014, 07:58:56 AM
Installed the BMW rear fender extender and Bob's BMW delivered my small plate and roundel for the rear fender of the RT.  Cleans up the OEM holes left for the rear fender extension and extra brake light.  Cleans things up nicely back there, and who doesn't like a neat and tidy rear end?

Yoga pants for BMWs?

I am hoping to dust my bike off and ride it this weekend.

Indeed. Better than some I see out in the wild on humans!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 12, 2014, 09:07:06 AM


Indeed. Better than some I see out in the wild on humans!




Wheres the eye bleach?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 13, 2014, 10:52:55 AM
Ken does good work!

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I'll be lacing two sets of wheels this weekend.  Custom spokes due in Friday afternoon for the good wheels.
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Post by: sleazy rider on February 14, 2014, 03:00:50 PM
And here's the DR350 jewelry freshly built.


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Lacing and truing in no time at all.   :naughty:   Tubes and tires Monday at school.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on February 14, 2014, 03:03:02 PM
They sure are purdy.  Love the hubs.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 14, 2014, 03:17:20 PM
You might have a bit of a wobble with out bearings.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 14, 2014, 03:46:50 PM
You might have a bit of a wobble with out bearings.


Big axles.   :lol:   When I do the tires at school, they have the bearing installation kit too.  I'm too cheap to buy my own right now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on February 14, 2014, 04:41:14 PM
Rode it :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 14, 2014, 10:04:35 PM
You might have a bit of a wobble with out bearings.


Big axles.   :lol:   When I do the tires at school, they have the bearing installation kit too.  I'm too cheap to buy my own right now.

Installation kit? i just use a socket and hammer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 14, 2014, 10:32:02 PM
Moved it over so i could get a friends Jeep Wrangler in the garage to find a leak on the power steering. The pump seal went bad and had to order a new pump and won't be in till Tuesday. Now i'm stuck with this thing in the garage.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 15, 2014, 07:22:56 AM
Ed, where did you order your wheel bearings at ?  My google fu is lacking this morning and I need some custom wheel bearings.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 15, 2014, 07:36:48 AM
Ed, where did you order your wheel bearings at ?  My google fu is lacking this morning and I need some custom wheel bearings.



I just go with OEM but this is where i got the bearings for the brag link on the speedy. They were $20.00 each cheaper. The only downfall is it took 2 weeks to get.

http://www.locateballbearings.com/msnorders.html (http://www.locateballbearings.com/msnorders.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 15, 2014, 07:42:11 AM
Thanks. I'll call them on Monday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 16, 2014, 09:03:13 AM
Tyres, chain, oil, water.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Skee on February 16, 2014, 10:27:47 AM
Took a good long look at the battery tender light as I fired up the snowblower.  :cry:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on February 16, 2014, 11:52:47 AM
Well I did ride the VFR yesterday - a nice little hunnert mile ride for lunch. Worked on using the rear brake more as the Ducati does not have linked brakes so need to re-train myself to actually use the brakes correctly and not be lazy.

I've been off the bikes for awhile because of a frozen left shoulder but it's starting to thaw a bit and feel better. Normal riding actually gently works the shoulder particularly as I move my upper body over in the turns. Working more on myself than the bikes these days. Happy to be back riding with my favorite riding partner M.Brane.  :inlove:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 16, 2014, 03:25:45 PM
Took a good long look at the battery tender light as I fired up the snowblower.  :cry:


That will be me Monday.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 16, 2014, 03:26:21 PM
Tyres, chain, oil, water.

You need to learn how to spell tire.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 16, 2014, 03:30:12 PM
Tyres, chain, oil, water.

You need to learn how to spell tire.

So do you.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on February 16, 2014, 08:50:10 PM
Rode it ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on February 17, 2014, 04:13:16 AM
I realized just how covered in paint/body filler dust it is.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 17, 2014, 12:52:38 PM
Ed, where did you order your wheel bearings at ?  My google fu is lacking this morning and I need some custom wheel bearings.



I just go with OEM but this is where i got the bearings for the brag link on the speedy. They were $20.00 each cheaper. The only downfall is it took 2 weeks to get.

[url]http://www.locateballbearings.com/msnorders.html[/url] ([url]http://www.locateballbearings.com/msnorders.html[/url])



Fuckin' people are useless.  Explained to the guy what I needed and he blew me off.  "If you don't have a part number, I can't help you."  How the fuck can I find a part number for a custom bearing?


What I need - wheel bearings in 15mmx37mmx9mm and 20mmx42mmx9mm, 2 of each.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 17, 2014, 01:07:37 PM
Ed, where did you order your wheel bearings at ?  My google fu is lacking this morning and I need some custom wheel bearings.



I just go with OEM but this is where i got the bearings for the brag link on the speedy. They were $20.00 each cheaper. The only downfall is it took 2 weeks to get.

[url]http://www.locateballbearings.com/msnorders.html[/url] ([url]http://www.locateballbearings.com/msnorders.html[/url])



Fuckin' people are useless.  Explained to the guy what I needed and he blew me off.  "If you don't have a part number, I can't help you."  How the fuck can I find a part number for a custom bearing?


What I need - wheel bearings in 15mmx37mmx9mm and 20mmx42mmx9mm, 2 of each.



The number is on the old bearing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 17, 2014, 01:28:29 PM
Old bearings won't fit this application because I'm using RM250 hubs on a DR350.  The axles holes are different ID from the supplied RM bearings and I can't shim axle surfaces.  I found a source for the rear bearings with a bearing size lookup online.  Too bad there's nothing there for the front. 


Can I shim between bearing and hub surface?  I've found a 32mm in the proper other sizes, but I need 37mm.  That'd be a 2.5mm shim job.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 17, 2014, 02:12:23 PM
My only other suggestion is to got to a bearing house to size it up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 17, 2014, 03:26:33 PM
 :naughty:




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Taking care of my tush.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 17, 2014, 03:50:05 PM
:naughty:




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Taking care of my tush.


That is the biggest blue slug I have ever seen.   :eek:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 18, 2014, 03:19:35 PM
Installed now.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on February 18, 2014, 05:42:58 PM
On a table?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: giaka on February 18, 2014, 06:03:04 PM
Put air in tires and rode it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on February 18, 2014, 06:11:24 PM
Put air in tires and rode it.

OMG - I thought you did everything BUT ride...






:couch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on February 19, 2014, 08:38:10 AM
rode 2 miles to the car wash to hose off all the salt from Sunday and monday's ride as it looks like it will be a week or more before I can ride again..
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on February 19, 2014, 10:07:06 AM
I chatted with the painter since I'm expecting to get the OK to ride next week (!!!).  The bike should be ready in a week or two (I told him when I dropped it off that it was absolutely no rush at all).

Here are my decals all ready to go!  :inlove:

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on February 19, 2014, 05:33:38 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 19, 2014, 07:14:10 PM
Installed now.

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Let me guess it was a pain in the ass. I hate doing seat covers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on February 20, 2014, 05:42:38 AM
Nah, this was the easiest ever.  It took about 10-15 minutes and most of that was BSing with the spectators.  Air staplers are great tools. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on February 20, 2014, 05:46:33 AM
What did you do to your bike today

NOTHING! Nothing, ok? OK? I don't even have a bike to do that nothing on! GET OFF MY BACK!

 :baldy: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on February 20, 2014, 06:14:31 AM


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on February 20, 2014, 06:15:55 AM
What did you do to your bike today

NOTHING! Nothing, ok? OK? I don't even have a bike to do that nothing on! GET OFF MY BACK!

 :baldy: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Frances?

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on February 20, 2014, 06:20:50 AM
What did you do to your bike today

NOTHING! Nothing, ok? OK? I don't even have a bike to do that nothing on! GET OFF MY BACK!

 :baldy: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Frances?


"Any of you homos touch my stuff.... I'll kill you."
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 20, 2014, 09:04:34 AM


"Any of you homos touch my stuff.... I'll kill you."




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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 22, 2014, 08:33:21 PM
Spent $388 dollars on the Speed Triple at Twisted Throttle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on February 22, 2014, 09:01:34 PM
Started it up to hear it run, pushed it back in the garage.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on February 23, 2014, 08:37:39 AM
Spent $388 dollars on the Speed Triple at Twisted Throttle.


On what? If you don't mind me asking... I've been spending a lot of time browsing this space for a bit:  http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-by-bike/triumph/speed-triple-11-12?p=1 (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-by-bike/triumph/speed-triple-11-12?p=1) I'm not sure what I want to get exactly, yet. Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on February 23, 2014, 12:48:48 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on February 24, 2014, 10:33:51 AM
Tammy & I took a nice ride down to SoMD for lunch yesterday.  Today I ordered new Tourances for the GSA from Bike Bandit; bought a new battery for the Madass; drained and replaced the fuel on the Madass & F800S and added a healthy dose of Techron.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 24, 2014, 11:17:30 AM
Are you getting much use out of the Madass?  How do you like it so far?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on February 24, 2014, 11:44:10 AM
Are you getting much use out of the Madass?  How do you like it so far?

Not really - it was more of an impulse purchase.  Bike has less than 80 miles on it and I'll probably sell it in a couple months; if I were to keep it I'd replace the seat with something wider & more comfortable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 27, 2014, 08:04:44 PM
Installed a center stand on the Speed Triple.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on February 27, 2014, 08:33:03 PM
Sold another one!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 02, 2014, 08:34:35 PM
Put the forks for the FJR back together and reinstalled them.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 07, 2014, 05:50:14 AM
Back to WCC this morning, but not for classes. Gonna put some hours in reassembling the wheel/tire combos for the DR350. Put the bearings in, true the wheels, add tires and tubes, then balance the two sets. If time permits, I'll start the mods on the luggage racks to make them fit and tack the tabs in the proper orientation to bring home and test fit. Let the fun begin and pics will be provided this evening.

Shop area is open 8-12, then welding lab is all afternoon. College life is good.

Oh, tomorrow, I'm volunteering to work for WCC at the Autorama. http://autorama.com (http://autorama.com/)

Motorcycle Tech Program has a whole trailer load of bikes and displays going down early this morning. I'll do the Saturday morning shift and score some extra credit points for my tech course. Yes, I'm packing the camera.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 07, 2014, 07:57:07 AM
Just mounted a RAM ball mount & GPS cradle. Now to figure out the wiring...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 07, 2014, 12:33:21 PM

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No in process pictures.  I was moving fast to get all four done.  Got to the lab at 8 sharp, finished putting away the tools at 11:35.  By the book, this was an easy 9 hours billable labor.


Still gotta get all the rotors and sprockets installed.  I'm outta blue LocTite.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 07, 2014, 01:02:34 PM

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 Got to the lab at 8 sharp, finished putting away the tools at 11:35.  By the book, this was an easy 9 hours billable labor.





So you passed "Screw the customer 101"   :lol:



I like them.  The blue hubs look nice against the black rims.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on March 07, 2014, 01:06:10 PM
Just mounted a RAM ball mount & GPS cradle. Now to figure out the wiring...

Which bike? And why bother? I thought you were divesting yourself of all your bikes...  :headscratch:

Mods add zero to a used-bike value.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 07, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
And a previously titled bike with zero miles is still a used bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 07, 2014, 01:25:04 PM

 Got to the lab at 8 sharp, finished putting away the tools at 11:35.  By the book, this was an easy 9 hours billable labor.




So you passed "Screw the customer 101"   :lol:



 :augie:




I know nothinks! 


Really, 30 minutes per wheel for bearing install, lacing/truing is a minimum hour per wheel (more like 90 minutes), mount and balance four tires is a half hour each too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on March 07, 2014, 03:43:03 PM
Just mounted a RAM ball mount & GPS cradle. Now to figure out the wiring...

Which bike? And why bother? I thought you were divesting yourself of all your bikes...  :headscratch:

Mods add zero to a used-bike value.

Ditto.  +1
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on March 07, 2014, 04:20:33 PM
Thought about adjusting the chain but just went for a ride instead..
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 07, 2014, 07:39:49 PM
I dropped it in the drive way tonight.  :bash: :facepalm:

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 08, 2014, 02:27:44 AM
I dropped it in the drive way tonight.  :bash: :facepalm:

Bummer. Which one?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 08, 2014, 08:51:14 AM
I dropped it in the drive way tonight.  :bash: :facepalm:

Bummer. Which one?


The heavy one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mastros2 on March 08, 2014, 09:09:38 AM
That sucks, Ed. 

Forks off to change the fork oil.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 08, 2014, 01:36:28 PM
Sorry Ed.

I rode mine at 140mph.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on March 08, 2014, 05:38:45 PM
Installed a Givi skid plate, Givi crash bars and SW Motech tail trunk plate on Rue's F700GS.

Givi's mounting instructions continue to suck donkey balls.   >:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 08, 2014, 05:42:07 PM
Hooked up the electronics for the GPS hard wire kit but then took it all off because I'm done w/ motorcycles forever & ever.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: st2sam on March 08, 2014, 06:27:11 PM
Hooked up the electronics for the GPS hard wire kit but then took it all off because I'm done w/ motorcycles forever & ever.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Geeze Stripes, you have quite a dry sense of humor don't you? :confused:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 08, 2014, 06:41:23 PM
Nothing funny about it. He'll soon be driving a Prius to crochet club.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 08, 2014, 07:24:47 PM
Ordered some Nelson Rigg Adventure saddlebags and a JC Whitney Givi knockoff top box, along with a new set of brake rotors to finish the new wheels.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 08, 2014, 07:29:45 PM
Nothing funny about it. He'll soon be driving a Prius to crochet club.

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Sure your not thinking of Scottzilla.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: slayman on March 08, 2014, 08:10:23 PM
I spent most of the afternoon trying to remember how I had hooked up the fuseblock and where I had planned to tie in a switched circuit for the heated grips that I have on hand to install. I did get the leads hooked up for the heated jacket liner that arrived yesterday.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 09, 2014, 10:48:09 PM
I found out how hard the TC engages on P "F", TC "3". quite an interesting experience on sandy roads.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: st2sam on March 10, 2014, 08:14:38 AM
I found out how hard the TC engages on P "F", TC "3". quite an interesting experience on sandy roads.


And a damn good thing that animal your riding has it.
My '09 C14 doesn't have TC but it does have ABS. I think the '10 C14's up have TC.

I had a '06 ZX14 and I can't believe Kawasaki made the next generation faster.
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The only reason I sold it was just got tired of always holding it back to semi-go-to-jail speed.  :naughty:


Today (suppose to hit the upper 40's) I'll drain last years oil and fill up with fresh gas. I re-did the K&N air filter a few weeks ago, the tires are about 50%.
After today the C14 will be ready for another year! I'm stoked! :wings:
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on March 10, 2014, 08:20:49 PM
So, over the weekend I added a warm and safe coax plug to the GS along with a heat troller and a set of Wolfman Racks for the endure bags. Next week I'll add some Baja Designs lights on an auto dimmer. 

A new seat will be soon.

And then I'll just ride the heck out of it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 11, 2014, 09:26:50 AM
I found out how hard the TC engages on P "F", TC "3". quite an interesting experience on sandy roads.


And a damn good thing that animal your riding has it.
My '09 C14 doesn't have TC but it does have ABS. I think the '10 C14's up have TC.

I had a '06 ZX14 and I can't believe Kawasaki made the next generation faster.
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The only reason I sold it was just got tired of always holding it back to semi-go-to-jail speed.  :naughty:


Today (suppose to hit the upper 40's) I'll drain last years oil and fill up with fresh gas. I re-did the K&N air filter a few weeks ago, the tires are about 50%.
After today the C14 will be ready for another year! I'm stoked! :wings:


well, I've never had a prob keeping myself in check with any bike. never got any performance awards from the po-po even while putting 28k on the Busa. I was playing on the Zex otw home and thought I would work it a bit. WOo WOOT!!  oh what fun!! tried PF, TC1 yesterday and that was a royal blast lighting the tire up for a few feet. mmuhhahahahaa. I LOVE this bike. smoothest dang thing I've ever owned/rode.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 12, 2014, 12:35:14 PM
The rotors came in today for the new Tusk wheels.  I head down to the basement and rip the front rotor out of it's packaging and…..it doesn't fit.  The bolt spacing is wrong.  WTFF??  Make a call to Rocky Mountain and after 30 minutes of digging thru my orders and checking parts compatibility, they find the rotor that is supposed to be right (the one I ordered) is actually wrong because Suzuki and Kawasaki were merged.  There's a little note in their system only to order a different part number.  The rear is correct and installed already.


They were really nice about it and exchanged it right away.  The new, correct rotor is going out today and they sent me UPS label to ship the wrong one back.  For my troubles, I got a $15 gift card that I promptly spent (along with another $190).   :lol:   More tires, new sprockets and chain, rotor bolts for the new wheels and a few other doo-dads.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 13, 2014, 02:25:55 AM
got a puncture
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on March 13, 2014, 06:14:55 AM
What did you do to your bike today

Walked into the garage, looked around at the empty space, shrugged, went back inside.

Then began the weeping, wailing and gnashing of the teeth.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 13, 2014, 08:30:36 AM
Moved it into the shed from the garage. Im thinking of getting out of motorcycles.



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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 13, 2014, 08:33:01 AM
I thought abut scraping some of winter off the headers.  Upon entering the garage I realized it's too cold for that nonsense today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 08:40:14 AM
Finally finished hooking up the wiring to power my GPS, swapped out the RAM arm for a shorther one, put the Go Cruise on & installed my cramp buster! I think that's all that I'm going to do to it.



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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 13, 2014, 09:08:22 AM
Make up your fucking mind already.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 09:12:40 AM
Make up your fucking mind already.

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About what? I can't think of anything else that I want to put on it... geez!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 13, 2014, 09:27:52 AM
put the Go Cruise on & installed my cramp buster




This is the dumbest thing I've seen so far today.  It's still early though.   :nuts:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 13, 2014, 09:36:24 AM
put the Go Cruise on & installed my cramp buster




This is the dumbest thing I've seen so far today.  It's still early though.   :nuts:


Yes, the day is young.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 09:40:59 AM
I can control the throttle w/ the crambuster. Sometimes I just need to reposition my hand. The Go Cruise is there if I want to take my hand off of the throttle for a moment. It's funny that I've met each one of you in person & you never talked shit to my face or said that you had a problem w/ me. I guess we can all be tough w/ a keyboard in front/between of us.


There you go.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 09:50:11 AM
For the record, I never used the cramp buster on the BMW. But electronic cruise control & a throttle lock are 2 completely different things. I've used Throttlemeisters & cramp busters in combination on several of the bike I've owned in the past & it's never been an issue. But I guess everyone is stupid compared to you guys.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 13, 2014, 09:53:51 AM
We've never met.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 09:57:37 AM
We've never met.

Yes we have. In West Virginia. I spoke to your nice/lovely wife several times. Take care.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 10:00:08 AM
You guys were riding 2 up on a black Connie. I think that's what it was.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 13, 2014, 10:03:38 AM
We've never met.


Against my better judgment I do have to go with Stripes on this one. I was there to.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 13, 2014, 10:05:57 AM
 :needpics:


Must have made a great impression.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 10:06:24 AM
Against my better judgment I do have to go with Stripes on this one. I was there to.

Don't do it. You might not be allowed to hang out at the cool kid's table anymore.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 10:12:09 AM
My GT at Cannan.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 10:13:20 AM
I'm the guy in the Baltimore Ravens hoodie & Triumph beanie.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on March 13, 2014, 10:20:24 AM
:popcorn:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 13, 2014, 11:38:16 AM
Installed a center stand on the Speed Triple.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 14, 2014, 05:24:47 AM
Rolled it back into its resting spot, plugged the battery tender in & covered it back up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 14, 2014, 12:59:28 PM
Rebuilt/resprung an XR650R shock for a friend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 14, 2014, 02:13:04 PM
Well, the puncture is fixed and I've changed the rear brake pads. Dullsvulle indeed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 14, 2014, 05:41:22 PM
Well, the puncture is fixed and I've changed the rear brake pads. Dullsville indeed.

I agree. Stopping is way overrated.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Meemuh on March 14, 2014, 08:25:31 PM
Had my secretary take care of plates and insurance for the KLR, and took an adventury, treacherous expedition to a little town in the middle of nowhere.

(About 10 miles round trip - all paved, except for the ice/slush on my driveway.  But there were puddles...at least three.  And I don't have a secretary...I had to bribe my wife with lunch at Applebee's)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 15, 2014, 08:57:32 AM
I rode in the rain while commuting from work at 0730. WOO WOOT
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 15, 2014, 08:59:27 AM
Ran a clean tank of gas through it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: smoker on March 15, 2014, 09:17:46 PM
Pushed it out of the shed, changed the oil, cleaned it up, pushed it back in the shed. Hope to get out for a bit tomorrow for the first time since New Year's Eve. Stinkin work (and snow) keeps cutting into my riding time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 16, 2014, 12:59:37 PM
I drilled some holes in the Ural's sidecar.


First a template


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Install Bracket for Ural Ammo Canister

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Ta da!

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Why do I need to install an ammo canister?  We certainly don't need it for luggage storage.  The trunk has plenty of room. 

I found at over on Soviet Steeds (dot come) that the Ural Ammo Canister will perfectly fit a Rotopax one gallon jerry can safely and securely. 


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 16, 2014, 01:01:18 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 16, 2014, 01:01:32 PM
In the case you missed it above, I drilled two more holes on the back.

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Why drill holes here?

Well, I added a very handy option to the sidecar tub. 



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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 16, 2014, 01:02:22 PM
 :lol: :thumbsup:  necessities!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 16, 2014, 01:04:58 PM
I'll no longer need to search through the luggage and took kit to find a bottle opener!   :wings:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 16, 2014, 01:35:07 PM
Brilliant!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 16, 2014, 01:40:17 PM
Way cool Pepe, way cool.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 16, 2014, 04:21:32 PM
Doug, Will; you be riding the Ural to the spring meet?   :naughty:  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 16, 2014, 07:48:38 PM
Ed, it doesn't appear Sheri will be able to make it.  I'm not sure if I'll ride the Ural or not.  I'd rather carve up twisties on the RT if Sheri's not coming along.

But, I may change my mind. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 16, 2014, 07:53:38 PM
I'll bring a bottle opener just in case.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 17, 2014, 05:58:42 PM
I'll no longer need to search through the luggage and took kit to find a bottle opener!   :wings:

I smoke. I always have a lighter. It's still pretty cool though.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 17, 2014, 06:13:39 PM
I'll no longer need to search through the luggage and took kit to find a bottle opener!   :wings:

I smoke crack. I always have a lighter. It's still pretty cool though.  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 17, 2014, 06:20:42 PM
I'll no longer need to search through the luggage and took kit to find a bottle opener!   :wings:

I smoke. I always have a lighter. It's still pretty cool though.  :thumbsup:

 :lol:

I don't know what's more funny, your reply or your Putin on a Ritz avatar. 

That's a winning avatar and appropriate when replying to a bottle opener installed in a Ural.

2 pts for you.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 17, 2014, 09:06:22 PM
I'll no longer need to search through the luggage and took kit to find a bottle opener!   :wings:

I smoke. I always have a lighter. It's still pretty cool though.  :thumbsup:

 :lol:

I don't know what's more funny, your reply of your Putin on a Ritz avatar. 

That's a winning avatar and appropriate when replying to a bottle opener installed in a Ural.

2 pts for you.

Stole it from Scratch. He seems pretty straightforward to me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 18, 2014, 05:10:51 AM
Finished putting the DR350 back together.  Still have some minor adjusting to do on the suspension since it was all rebuilt, but it looks like a bike again!  I have several orders out for small parts and gear to get the new wheels installed.  Seems I forgot about the rotor and sprocket bolts when gathering stuff.  They'll all be here within two weeks, so it should be looking real good mid-April.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on March 18, 2014, 09:04:38 AM
Getting my F800S prepped for sale.  Got a longer brake line fabricated for the aftermarket handlebars I put on; I found a local hose & fitting shop that made it in one day and for less than 1/3 the price the stealer quoted me.  :D  Next the wheels have to come off so I can demount the tires & replace the tire pressure monitor sensors that have dead batteries.

Also installed a new battery on the Madass.  After a winter in the garage both the ignition & high beam switches are fussy, so I'll take apart and clean all the electrical connections on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2014, 09:07:04 AM
Gave both of them a bath Monday.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on March 18, 2014, 09:21:21 AM
rode it sunday, looked at it on the way to work Monday, looked at it on the way to scrape snow/ice off my truck this morning, probably ride it again tomorrow... such is spring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on March 18, 2014, 06:43:07 PM
Not much just road it to work like every other day
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 18, 2014, 06:52:22 PM
Not much just road it to work like every other day


http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=703.msg16757#msg16757 (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=703.msg16757#msg16757)


Really guys? Thank Gawd Stripes can spell.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on March 18, 2014, 06:57:12 PM
I thought about riding it - it's 51 Degrees and I'm still at the office. Hopefully it's still warm when I get home...

 -Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: squeezer on March 18, 2014, 07:10:25 PM
Nothing today, but Saturday I tried to trade it in. It didn't work out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2014, 09:10:40 PM
Nothing today, but Saturday I tried to trade it in. It didn't work out.


Good for you.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2014, 09:12:51 PM
I thought about riding it - it's 51 Degrees and I'm still at the office. Hopefully it's still warm when I get home...

 -Dan


Not any more.  :pokestick:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 18, 2014, 09:18:26 PM
Not much just road it to work like every other day


[url]http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=703.msg16757#msg16757[/url] ([url]http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=703.msg16757#msg16757[/url])


Really guys? Thank Gawd Stripes can spell.


I thought it was Rhode? (http://www.rhodesscholar.org)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mr.awesome on March 18, 2014, 09:32:53 PM

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Are you selling sponsor add space on the ural now Doug?     :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 18, 2014, 09:34:46 PM
Put the Daytona on the charger tonight.  It's now officially riding season at my house.  The dirt road is clear, the ice is gone and it's going to be 50 tomorrow!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2014, 09:37:50 PM
Put the Daytona on the charger tonight.  It's now officially riding season at my house.  The dirt road is clear, the ice is gone and it's going to be 50 tomorrow!


But it's still a dirt (mud) road.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 18, 2014, 09:46:58 PM
I have a back way out that's only 1/4 mile of rough as hell crap, then back on pavement.  IDK, it's warm! :wings:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 19, 2014, 07:56:54 AM
It's ALIVE!  That was honestly the quickest it's ever started in spring.  Battery charged overnight, one spritz of starting fluid and vroom on the fourth crank.  Class starts at 1PM and I get out at 4.  It's on!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on March 19, 2014, 08:55:40 AM
It's ALIVE!  That was honestly the quickest it's ever started in spring.  Battery charged overnight, one spritz of starting fluid and vroom on the fourth crank.  Class starts at 1PM and I get out at 4.  It's on!

Excellent news.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 19, 2014, 09:31:37 AM

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Are you selling sponsor add space on the ural now Doug?     :bigsmile:


No, but it certainly felt good for me to stretch the money Sheri spent at Whole Paycheck by putting this nice bag to use.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on March 19, 2014, 09:33:53 AM
"Whole Paycheck"  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

We were just discussing how crazy stupid expensive they are. (one just opened up right up the road from us)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 19, 2014, 11:52:15 AM
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 :baldy:

That's all I wanna say about that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 19, 2014, 03:15:30 PM
Daytona died?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 19, 2014, 03:25:33 PM
Daytona died?

Maybe it has something to do w/ starting fluid...  :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 19, 2014, 04:57:20 PM
Runs great-----with the charger attached.  I popped the charger off after starting and warming it up, then shut it off and watched the voltmeter drop quickly and steadily. Never left the garage this morning. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 19, 2014, 05:45:41 PM
Daytona died?

Maybe it has something to do w/ starting fluid...  :crazy:

More than likely the centerstand switch died.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on March 19, 2014, 09:58:28 PM
Not much just road it to work like every other day


[url]http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=703.msg16757#msg16757[/url] ([url]http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=703.msg16757#msg16757[/url])


Really guys? Thank Gawd Stripes can spell.

My gosh ya can't even trust spell check now days, I am shocked  :csm:
at least there is always one pretentious asshole to let you know

Thanks for the help kneescrubber
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 20, 2014, 05:44:57 AM
Daytona died?

Maybe it has something to do w/ starting fluid...  :crazy:


Starting fluid used sparingly is just fine.  You don't load the air box up until it drips.  A quick spritz is safe.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 20, 2014, 07:12:19 AM
Daytona died?

Maybe it has something to do w/ starting fluid...  :crazy:


Starting fluid used sparingly is just fine.  You don't load the air box up until it drips.  A quick spritz is safe.


Probably thought you sprayed it in the battery to make it start. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 20, 2014, 02:43:46 PM
Mounted another RAM ball mount & X Grip so I can have my phone in sight in case I need to ignore or take a call or use my phone's GPS if I don't use the other one or something happens to it. Plus I like to see what's playing on the XM or my playlists!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 20, 2014, 02:44:28 PM
Oh yeah... pic.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 20, 2014, 02:45:42 PM
I think all that's left is a tank bag & maybe a center stand!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 05:56:36 PM
For someone that's getting out of bikes you seam to be doing a lot of farkling.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 20, 2014, 05:59:03 PM
For someone that's getting out of bikes you seam to be doing a lot of farkling.

I know right?!  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
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Mmmm......clean brake fluid.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on March 20, 2014, 06:46:26 PM
Never been used... yet! Hopefully soon!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 20, 2014, 06:51:40 PM
Never been used... yet! Hopefully soon!

I'm betting you could make some awesome french fries in that stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: BMW-K on March 21, 2014, 02:33:49 AM
Saddleman Adventure Track saddle arrived…Pivot Pegs just installed…

And…

Full Baja Designs Squadron high mount aux light setup with an e-dimmer!    8)  8600 lumens!  Dual Quad Cree 10-watt with a driving beam, with two low beam positions (10% & 50%) slaved 100% to the high beam! 

Oh Man!  I can't WAIT to ride at night again!   8) 8) :o 8) 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 21, 2014, 06:49:07 AM


Full Baja Designs Squadron high mount aux light setup with an e-dimmer!    8)  8600 lumens!  Dual Quad Cree 10-watt with a driving beam, with two low beam positions (10% & 50%) slaved 100% to the high beam! 



I don't remember seeing the write up on that install. Did I miss it?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on March 21, 2014, 09:50:25 AM
I rotated the Battery Tender. 
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Rincewind on March 21, 2014, 10:02:28 AM
Rode it to work today.  Rode it yesterday and took my son out.  He then declared over dinner that he is definitely getting a motorcycle when he grows up.  *sniff* 

I'm hoping the replacement gear position sensor arrives from Triumph today.  There is an updated replacement for Tigers who sometimes lose the ability to count gears and tell neutrals. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 21, 2014, 10:30:47 AM
Rode it to work today.  Rode it yesterday and took my son out.  He then declared over dinner that he is definitely getting a motorcycle when he grows up.  *sniff* 

 :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 21, 2014, 01:07:14 PM
Picked up the graphics package from Germany at the post office, swung by the local shop and got my rotor/sprocket bolt order, then dumped the used up batteries at AutoZone.  Came home, put the rotors and sprockets on the new wheels.  Laid out the graphics and started pulling the plastics back off.  Working up the courage to start installing the nice new colors and patterns. 


Oh, went out to the mailbox and opened up the envelope with my new Shift off road gloves.  Jacket should be here sometime this afternoon via UPS too. 
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Post by: bluepoof on March 21, 2014, 05:34:18 PM
I confirmed with the painter that I'll pick my bike up on Thursday! :inlove:
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Post by: sleazy rider on March 21, 2014, 06:09:48 PM

Slowly, but surely it's coming together.


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Graphics package from eBay Germany to finish installing.  Clarke 4.25 gallon tank, Seat Concepts seat, fresh suspension rework and new bark busters.  I pulled the bike down to the engine/frame and worked all the way back out.  Everything was checked and cleaned/refurbished.  The new luggage racks were removed to install the graphics, but I adapted a set for a DR650 to this bike.  Side and top racks.  :naughty:  There's a set of Nelson-Riggs Survivor waterproof saddlebags laying in the background.


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Bearings to adapt the RM250Z wheel sets for the DR350S will be here next week. 


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Post by: Max Wedge on March 21, 2014, 06:34:56 PM

Slowly, but surely it's coming together.


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Graphics package from eBay Germany to finish installing.  Clarke 4.25 gallon tank, Seat Concepts seat, fresh suspension rework and new bark busters.  I pulled the bike down to the engine/frame and worked all the way back out.  Everything was checked and cleaned/refurbished.  The new luggage racks were removed to install the graphics, but I adapted a set for a DR650 to this bike.  Side and top racks.  :naughty:  There's a set of Nelson-Riggs Survivor waterproof saddlebags laying in the background.


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Bearings to adapt the RM250Z wheel sets for the DR350S will be here next week. 


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Nice! That is badazz! Well done!
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Post by: sleazy rider on March 24, 2014, 11:52:25 AM
I gotta quit reading ADV.   :facepalm:   Someone chimed in on the DR350 Thumper thread that the DR is easily modified to fit an RMZ250 USD front suspension.  After a bit of reading, it's a go because it really IS.  Parts are all ordered except the forks.  Still searching for a good set on eBay.  Since this is gonna happen, I started looking at replacing the rear shock too.  Hagon!  My future shop is getting me pricing now.  After I get back from visiting my son, I'll start with parts cleanup and swapping the DR350 steering stem into the RMZ lower triple.  Pics to follow. 


Added a pic of someone else's build for an example:


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on March 29, 2014, 12:31:39 PM
Washed the Red one, shiny again  ;D
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Post by: doc4216 on March 29, 2014, 12:50:34 PM
Put my hand guards on.
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Post by: Stripes on March 29, 2014, 02:56:33 PM
Nothing.
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Post by: mxvet57 on March 29, 2014, 03:38:49 PM
Rode both of them.

(one at a time)
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Post by: M.Brane on March 29, 2014, 08:56:09 PM
 Rode it to Reyes Creek bar & grill for one of their killer club sandwiches. It was nice to enjoy the road that I put 100 hours of overtime into over the last month.
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Post by: miles on March 29, 2014, 11:02:18 PM
I flogged the living snot out of my Husky Supermoto at Willow Springs International Raceway.
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Post by: kneescrubber on March 30, 2014, 07:09:42 PM
298 miles today. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Amarillo,+TX&daddr=Portales,+NM+to:Muleshoe,+TX+to:Plainview,+TX+to:Amarillo,+TX&hl=en&sll=35.201967,-101.80494&sspn=0.505527,1.053314&geocode=Fe1xGQIdfy3u-SkDz0Wy1EgBhzGv0jZoHNHz0A%3BFdCjCQIdAj7X-SlZJK0XNMYChzGEggvt_h9Xcw%3BFSRBCgIdDo_g-SmD7b61aF4ChzHwBrWoTFEZOw%3BFVqeCQIdphPw-Skjz0l_HOYBhzEPAp7f4tuKNQ%3BFe1xGQIdfy3u-SkDz0Wy1EgBhzGv0jZoHNHz0A&oq=amari&mra=ls&t=m&z=9


Strong (25-30mph, gusts over 40mph) winds early. Fortunately I headed face to the wind and enjoyed Jimmy Buffet on the down side.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on March 31, 2014, 01:44:58 PM
Didn't commute today, but got them both on the road for minor rides yesterday!

My car is officially booted from the garage and parked on the street for the season.

- Dan
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Post by: Rincewind on March 31, 2014, 01:51:16 PM
Put my hand guards on.

Nice - those are the OEM guards, right? 

I have an appt tomorrow for my Tiger 800 to get the gear position sensor replaced with an updated part.  I hope that fixes it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 31, 2014, 01:56:42 PM
Put my hand guards on.

Nice - those are the OEM guards, right? 

I have an appt tomorrow for my Tiger 800 to get the gear position sensor replaced with an updated part.  I hope that fixes it.

Yeah, got them from another member for cheap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 01, 2014, 05:46:47 AM
The upgraded RMZ250 front end parts are filtering in.  Got the axle, triples and brake caliper Monday.  Forks are due in today.  I'll haul it all up on Thursday to school and do the steering stem swap then.  The forks need rebuild, so I need to order seals and dust caps, along with fork oil for that.  Life has gotten insanely busy all of a sudden too.  I'm now a licensed shop mechanic.  Part time till May 1, then full time and more busy. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2014, 06:40:13 PM
Shorted out one side of my Gerbings dual control box.
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Post by: coho on April 04, 2014, 10:08:47 PM
Rode it to Utah.


Sent from my brain via blisteringly slow hotel wifi.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2014, 10:19:13 PM
Rode it to Utah.


Sent from my brain via blisteringly slow hotel wifi.

Why did you want to do that.   :pokestick:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on April 05, 2014, 11:22:30 AM
Rode it to Utah.


Sent from my brain via blisteringly slow hotel wifi.

Why did you want to do that.   :pokestick:

Because I'm hoping to eventually catch up with your odometer, Birthday Boy. If I don't get in some miles while you're buried in a snowbank I'll never make it.  :burnout:

Moab on Monday, then on to Taos. Haven't decided where to go next.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 05, 2014, 11:24:51 AM
Well the tires are still round, but I put an air pressure gauge on them to make sure there was still a little air in them. 
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Post by: R Doug on April 05, 2014, 01:07:05 PM
Shorted out one side of my Gerbings dual control box.

Well, that's not good.



Rode it to Utah.

Sent from my brain via blisteringly slow hotel wifi.

Headed to 12?  :inlove:



I swapped the Ural rear wheel and tire with the spare.  Now I have a fresh 3k ahead of me on the rear.  The spanked original rear still has some life left in it so it'll play spare duty now.

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Post by: slayman on April 05, 2014, 02:18:54 PM
Finished heated grip installation. They work and so does everything else which makes me happy considering my experience with electrical stuff  is limited. And the Warm and Safe jacket liner is nice and toasty too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on April 06, 2014, 05:26:43 PM
I cleaned the chain.  It's a dirty job. 
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Post by: PatM on April 06, 2014, 08:25:47 PM
Washed it after my first real long ride.   :)
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Post by: Stormcrow on April 06, 2014, 08:27:41 PM
Walked out to the garage, climbed and clawed my way past the snowblower (hopefully no longer needed this year) and other miscellaneous detritus piled up over the long winter, pulled off the cover, disconnected the life support, and fired that bad-boy up.

It's alive, aliiiivvvvve!
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Post by: Max Wedge on April 06, 2014, 09:05:51 PM
Checked the air and oil. ready for a wet commute.
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Post by: Black Hills on April 07, 2014, 08:23:07 AM
rode it to Devils tower and back, I'm really ready for spring!!
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Post by: Cablebandit on April 07, 2014, 06:52:48 PM
Wrote "wash me" in the dust.
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Post by: stew71 on April 08, 2014, 12:37:21 PM
Received the RAM mounts and power leads for my Garmin Montana GPS this morning.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 08, 2014, 01:10:44 PM
Did 30 miles in 20 minutes.
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 08, 2014, 02:14:11 PM
Did 30 miles in 20 minutes.


And then you woke up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on April 08, 2014, 06:45:07 PM
Covered it with dirt and bugs.


Did 30 miles in 20 minutes.

You pedal really fast!  :eek:
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Post by: 2RR2NV on April 09, 2014, 09:53:13 PM
washed the Hulk and installed rear grab rail.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 09, 2014, 10:11:17 PM
I bought my new bike today.   
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 09, 2014, 10:29:15 PM
I bought my new bike today.


Please tell.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on April 09, 2014, 10:31:46 PM
I bought my new bike today.

Pics or it didn't happen. :nono:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 09, 2014, 10:35:00 PM
I am woefully short of pics of myself on the bike, but here's a shot of james_g on it:

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Post by: coho on April 09, 2014, 10:42:23 PM
Oooh! Shiny! :clap:
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Post by: viffergyrl on April 09, 2014, 10:53:11 PM
Game on!

Very shiny.  8) Going to mod it up?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 09, 2014, 10:54:03 PM
I'm looking forward to taking it out this sunday.   
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Post by: miles on April 09, 2014, 10:57:40 PM
Game on!

Very shiny.  8) Going to mod it up?



I have the Yoshimura superbike pipe from my S1000RR to install, and a few other bits to migrate over.  I'm planning on keeping this one for a long time, so yes, it'll get done up nicely.

It has the electronic suspension, so aftermarket bingers are out of the question.  It has cruise control (!) so no need for a throttle lock... I may swap on the BST wheels, but other than a GPS and such there really isn't much else to do.

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Post by: viffergyrl on April 09, 2014, 11:19:09 PM
You know this means you have to do an Iron Butt and break it in right.  8)
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Post by: miles on April 09, 2014, 11:50:34 PM
I have next Saturday free.
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Post by: squeezer on April 10, 2014, 02:58:20 AM
Ooohh.  :clap:
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Post by: sleazy rider on April 10, 2014, 05:51:13 AM
Packed it up for the first spring commute to school.  FINALLY! 
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Post by: Rincewind on April 10, 2014, 06:32:10 AM
Nice German Rocketry, miles.  I bet that will be a whole lot of fun.   :leghump:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on April 10, 2014, 06:33:42 AM
James is a good guy and all, but that image isn't of your bike.  That is an image of James.

More images of the bike please!


Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 10, 2014, 08:27:37 AM
James is a good guy and all, but that image isn't of your bike.  That is an image of James.

More images of the bike please!

I don't actually get to take it home until friday afternoon (for various reasons too boring to list here), so you will all have to wait.  In fact, I may not take any pictures until the shakedown cruise on Sunday, when I'm going to hand the Mystery Box to Squeezer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 10, 2014, 11:27:28 AM
Activated insurance on the Speed Triple SE effective today!
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Post by: motormike on April 10, 2014, 11:28:41 AM
Activated insurance on the Speed Triple SE effective today!

Are you taking it for a ride in the back of your truck?  :lol:
 :couch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 10, 2014, 11:40:49 AM
Activated insurance on the Speed Triple SE effective today!

Are you taking it for a ride in the back of your truck?  :lol:
 :couch:

I would've left it on storage if I were going to do that...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 10, 2014, 12:41:39 PM
Miles, did you trade in the S1000?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 10, 2014, 01:22:32 PM
Miles, did you trade in the S1000?


Yep. The mean green machine is no longer in my garage.

It's been an interesting, if very bumpy, ride the last four years.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 10, 2014, 01:36:48 PM
Prepping the Bandit for launch.  Adding a combo 12v outlet/5v USB charging port. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Rincewind on April 10, 2014, 01:42:19 PM
Miles, did you trade in the S1000?


Yep. The mean green machine is no longer in my garage.

It's been an interesting, if very bumpy, ride the last four years.

Didn't you also have a new KTM Superduke on order?  I'm curious how you made the decision on which bike to buy - or maybe you bought both?  Brand loyalty?  More bells & whistles? 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 10, 2014, 03:05:51 PM
Put the summer air in the tires and put the winter air in storage.
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Post by: motormike on April 10, 2014, 03:29:23 PM
I'm picking up 128 oz. of Sea Foam.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 10, 2014, 03:45:04 PM
Miles, did you trade in the S1000?


Yep. The mean green machine is no longer in my garage.

It's been an interesting, if very bumpy, ride the last four years.

Didn't you also have a new KTM Superduke on order?  I'm curious how you made the decision on which bike to buy - or maybe you bought both?  Brand loyalty?  More bells & whistles?

There were several factors. Checking cycle-ergos.com the seating position of the SD looked extremely upright, which I would have to work to change. The BMW has a position very much like my old K1200R, which fit me as if it had been made just for my body.
The second factor is that the KTM is lacking on a lot of the bells and whistles. The BMW has a quick shifter, which is nice, but more importantly has the electronic suspension and most of all, cruise control.


Third, the BMW arrived in showrooms first.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 10, 2014, 05:03:28 PM
Took this off.  It no longer holds air.   :-\

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Post by: kneescrubber on April 10, 2014, 05:26:26 PM
Took this off.  It no longer holds air.   :-\

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Should've changed to summer air sooner me thinks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 10, 2014, 06:07:02 PM
Took this off.  It no longer holds air.   :-\

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Should've changed to summer air sooner me thinks.



He's in Pennsylvania. I think they still have snow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 10, 2014, 06:18:33 PM
Yeah. They canceled summer this year.
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Post by: kneescrubber on April 10, 2014, 06:43:12 PM
Big one heading both y'all's way next week.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 10, 2014, 08:53:01 PM
Prepping the Bandit for launch.  Adding a combo 12v outlet/5v USB charging port.

...and launched.  I love that bike.   :inlove:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 11, 2014, 02:12:51 PM
Finally got the '75 running!  Woohoo!   :chili:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Meemuh on April 11, 2014, 04:53:47 PM
KLR commute and a little bit of two track on the way home.


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Post by: mxvet57 on April 11, 2014, 05:28:15 PM
KLR commute and a little bit of two track on the way home.


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Still a lot of sand on the road.
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Post by: Meemuh on April 11, 2014, 05:30:50 PM

KLR commute and a little bit of two track on the way home.


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Still a lot of sand on the road.

True, but I actually ride some farm trails.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2014, 06:52:37 PM
Sat on it and made vroom vroom noises.
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Post by: Stripes on April 11, 2014, 07:30:24 PM
Finally rode it!
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Post by: kneescrubber on April 11, 2014, 07:46:55 PM
Finally rode it!

Okay. I forgot. What is it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Meemuh on April 11, 2014, 08:38:58 PM
Thought he sold it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on April 11, 2014, 09:28:41 PM
Made it do "extra-legal" speeds.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 11, 2014, 09:58:58 PM
KLR commute and a little bit of two track on the way home.


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One of these days right quick we need to get out to Allegan.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 11, 2014, 10:43:00 PM
Finally brought it home:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 11, 2014, 10:45:21 PM
Burned another tank and a half of fossil fuel.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Meemuh on April 12, 2014, 07:24:50 AM

Finally brought it home:

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Very nice!  Enjoy!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 12, 2014, 07:35:59 AM
Threw a tank bag on filled w/ rain gear, tools, Plexus, maps, flat tire kit & air compressor! Checked tire pressures.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 12, 2014, 07:43:04 AM
Threw a tank bag on filled w/ rain gear, tools, Plexus, maps, flat tire kit & air compressor! Checked tire pressures.


No Moonshine?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 12, 2014, 08:06:04 AM
Finally brought it home:

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Looks like a hooligan bike to me. How does it wheelie?
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Post by: Stripes on April 12, 2014, 08:43:16 AM
Threw a tank bag on filled w/ rain gear, tools, Plexus, maps, flat tire kit & air compressor! Checked tire pressures.


No Moonshine?

Nope... the guy that was supposed to go w/ me bailed out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 12, 2014, 09:44:49 AM
Finally brought it home:

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Looks like a hooligan bike to me. How does it wheelie?


I don't know yet. It still has the break-in rev limiter. Well, that and I've only ridden it the eight blocks from the dealership to my house.
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 12, 2014, 09:47:17 AM
Finally brought it home:

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Looks like a hooligan bike to me. How does it wheelie?


I don't know yet. It still has the break-in rev limiter. Well, that and I've only ridden it the eight blocks from the dealership to my house.


Well that's no fun.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 12, 2014, 10:25:43 AM



Well that's no fun.


Yeah, but that's just how I am. Mr No Fun, they call me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 12, 2014, 03:02:41 PM
Changed the oil, replaced the air filter & spark plug, adjusted the belt & sharpened the blade.

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Using mothes.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: rgbeard on April 12, 2014, 04:30:36 PM



Well that's no fun.


Yeah, but that's just how I am. Mr No Fun, they call me.

I, for one, can attest to calling you lots of things.  "Mr. No Fun" is not one of them.
Title: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Meemuh on April 12, 2014, 04:56:01 PM



Well that's no fun.


Yeah, but that's just how I am. Mr No Fun, they call me.

Thought they called you Miles?  Maybe Blocks is better?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on April 12, 2014, 05:02:53 PM
Great ride, Miles.




I put bug guts all over the front of Ural today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on April 13, 2014, 05:37:07 AM
No matter what they call you, that bike looks like a lot of fun!

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It's hard to tell it's a Beemer, if it wasn't for the label.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 13, 2014, 05:39:10 AM
oil, air, chain etc.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 13, 2014, 08:36:43 AM
Great ride, Miles.




I put bug guts all over the front of Ural today.


I didn't think that Urals went that fast.    :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on April 13, 2014, 10:00:13 AM

I didn't think that Urals went that fast.    :headscratch:


That's mean.     >:(  :lol:

I hit a top speed of 67 MPH yesterday according to the GPS record.  (I believe I was going downhill at the time). 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on April 14, 2014, 12:51:22 PM
Finally mounted the Rox Risers on my GSA that'd been sitting in their package for a year.  Piece of cake; only bit I had to reroute was the throttle cable.  Helped to have Tammy's GSA sitting a few feet away for reference.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 14, 2014, 01:23:56 PM
Put the passenger seat cowl back on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 14, 2014, 06:06:24 PM
Put the passenger seat cowl back on.

Sorry things didn't work out with you and your girlfriend.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on April 14, 2014, 07:13:12 PM
Put the passenger seat cowl back on.

Sorry things didn't work out with you and your girlfriend.  :-\

I hear he's  thinking of getting out of women.







:couch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 14, 2014, 07:18:02 PM
Washed it and did that chain stuff. Then spent the day getting to know it again.

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Post by: mxvet57 on April 14, 2014, 07:20:01 PM
Tore the motor down on the Honda.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: smoker on April 14, 2014, 07:44:34 PM
Hard-wired my new rugged mount for the Montana 600, installed the tech-mount, cleaned up the wiring, buttoned it up and wiped it down. Installed 2 stickers on the side cases. Looking forward to the Spring Meet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 16, 2014, 08:45:55 PM
Installed the Alu-Rack on the Speedy.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 17, 2014, 04:27:05 PM
Installed a fresh PR4 on the rear.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 17, 2014, 05:08:31 PM
Ordered a center stand from Twisted Throttle, ordered the TPMS from the dealer & scheduled the 500 mile break in service, moved it from my shop to my house, plugged the Battery Tender Junior in & covered it back up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 17, 2014, 05:23:13 PM
That's going to one hell of a prize to the buyer. :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 17, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
That's going to one hell of a prize to the buyer. :thumbsup:

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Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 17, 2014, 06:54:25 PM
That's going to one hell of a prize to the buyer. :thumbsup:

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Cheers

Y'all do realize we've already lost the speed triple thread.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 17, 2014, 07:00:08 PM
That's going to one hell of a prize to the buyer. :thumbsup:

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Cheers

Y'all do realize we've already lost the speed triple thread.

What a waist of egotistical drivel.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 17, 2014, 07:20:07 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 18, 2014, 01:57:59 AM
Tore the motor down on the Honda.

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O.K. it was a small engine for a power washer. Guy down the street said it wouldn't start. It had no compression. I found a stuck valve. Cleaned the carbon build up on the valve stem and now works like new.


My Karcher isn't working properly. Will you fix that, too?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 18, 2014, 08:14:22 AM


My Karcher isn't working properly. Will you fix that, too?


Funny that's what it's off of. Want to drop yours off?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 18, 2014, 05:45:58 PM
Love that feeling when you rebuild '75 petcocks and they don't leak anymore.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 18, 2014, 05:47:31 PM
Love that feeling when you rebuild '75 petcocks and they don't leak anymore.   :thumbsup:

I think Tony Siragusa can help you out if your petcocks leak a little.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 18, 2014, 09:58:10 PM
Currently cleaning the bike table so I can lower the bike tomorrow morning and take it for it's maiden resurrected ride!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 19, 2014, 08:21:58 AM
Currently cleaning the bike table so I can lower the bike tomorrow morning and take it for it's maiden resurrected ride!

Be sure to take pics.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on April 19, 2014, 11:02:02 AM
Nothing yet today, but there is a package at the post office to pick up  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 19, 2014, 11:17:40 AM
Proud papa moment:
The day I took her home:
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 Just before removal off the table:
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After a short 3 mile ride:
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She needs some stuff yet- I could use new fenders, and a new taillight unit (probably the first thing needing to be replaced), and I need to figure out the flasher for the blinkers yet, but boy what a fun ride!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 19, 2014, 11:57:21 AM
Very cool Clay! Looks very nice. Did you do the seat yourself?


Also, if you still have the sissy bar around, I may want if for my viffer.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 19, 2014, 04:53:34 PM
Very nice.


I did nothing so cool.

I only ran a tank of fuel through mine

Alone! and lived to tell the tale.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: smoker on April 19, 2014, 05:10:15 PM
Installed some dead bugs, scrubbed in the new sneakers, made sure all Andrea's gear is working properly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 19, 2014, 05:41:49 PM
I only ran a tank of fuel through mine. Alone! and lived to tell the tale.

You are such an adventurer.   
Ed would be proud of you. :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 19, 2014, 05:46:39 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 19, 2014, 06:14:20 PM
We needed to buy some burgers and other odds and ends. 156 miles later we found the grocery store.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 19, 2014, 06:14:45 PM
:thumbsup:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 19, 2014, 06:29:39 PM
:thumbsup:

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Cheers.  :thumbsup: :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 19, 2014, 06:30:39 PM
Times like this, I miss Conpilot. He at least had a clue.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on April 19, 2014, 06:35:51 PM
Proud papa moment:
The day I took her home:

After a short 3 mile ride:
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Nice!  :thumbsup:

It looks like it's already marking its territory.  :bigsmile:

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on April 19, 2014, 08:17:25 PM
Got a new front master cylinder and some fresh oil at BMW Las Vegas.

Polite, professional and air-conditioned. Free WiFi, too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mastros2 on April 19, 2014, 08:55:16 PM
Nice little ride this morning to Washington Cycle Works (yes, plug for a proper suspension shop!) for a proper suspension setup.  She's nice and planted now. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 19, 2014, 09:41:01 PM
Squeaked  out of another performance award.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 19, 2014, 10:34:59 PM
I rode my new bike to Mexico.
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Post by: miles on April 19, 2014, 10:44:50 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 19, 2014, 10:57:06 PM
Sweet!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 20, 2014, 08:04:54 AM
Where can a guy get a Pepsi in that town?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 20, 2014, 04:28:20 PM
Wiped the dust off and ordered tyres for my upcoming trip.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 20, 2014, 05:12:16 PM
Where can a guy get a Pepsi in that town?



I dunno... I'm not sure I've ever even heard of a Mexican Pepsi...   
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 20, 2014, 05:53:17 PM
Showed some sport bike squid how to take corners. (on the FJR)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 20, 2014, 06:46:52 PM
Pushed it off the bucket in the basement, rolled it upstairs and put some gas in the new tank.  After checking for leaks, I turned the key on, kicked it five times and it fired up.  A quick tweak or two on the rebuilt carb and voila!  I'm riding it to work in the morning.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 20, 2014, 08:38:45 PM
I'm digging those graphics!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 20, 2014, 08:43:36 PM
I'm digging those graphics!  :thumbsup:

And here i was thinking Tom kicked over an open can of paint and the plastic was on the floor.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 20, 2014, 08:47:55 PM
I'm digging those graphics!  :thumbsup:

And here i was thinking Tom kicked over an open can of paint and the plastic was on the floor.

 :lol:  it does kind off look like that! Still cool, none the less!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on April 20, 2014, 08:48:30 PM
I gots lots of bugs on mine today!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 21, 2014, 02:54:46 PM
Bought a new to me old seat, ditto swtarter motor, as the old sticks sometimes. It's amazing how many bikes have the same starter motor as an old VFR750,
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on April 21, 2014, 02:58:41 PM
I checked the tires for proper air pressure yesterday.

 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on April 21, 2014, 04:55:10 PM
Motorcycle electrics must be my shadetree Kryptonite. Over the weekend, while running the power leads for the GPS, I managed to short the aux lights, blowing the fuse. I also managed to lose the nut for the positive battery post. Then I proceed to break 2 of those plastic snap connector thingys used to hold the fairing pieces together.  :bluduh:
So, after an hour or so of cussing and swearing, I put down the tools, opened a beer, and claimed my spot in the shade on my hammock for the rest of the afternoon.  :snork:

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 21, 2014, 05:20:53 PM
Motorcycle electrics must be my shadetree Kryptonite. Over the weekend, while running the power leads for the GPS, I managed to short the aux lights, blowing the fuse. I also managed to lose the nut for the positive battery post. Then I proceed to break 2 of those plastic snap connector thingys used to hold the fairing pieces together.  :bluduh:
So, after an hour or so of cussing and swearing, I put down the tools, opened a beer, and claimed my spot in the shade on my hammock for the rest of the afternoon.  :snork:


Quitter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 24, 2014, 04:30:40 PM
Beat on the DR.   :bigsmile:  It goes pretty good in the dirt for a street legal 350.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on April 25, 2014, 06:55:44 PM
I spoiled her with the purchase of a REAL hauler that can take her to the track if need be (800 miles away). the She-Hulk is much happier now. but a bit jealous since her ride is newer...  2014...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 26, 2014, 02:19:39 PM
It has been running so rich that it leaves a trail of unburnt petrol behind it.

This is a 25 year old bike which has never been properly maintained. And I'm still picking up the pieces-it's on loan. (I really hope I can can buy my own bike soon).

Stripped it right down to the carbs. Took the fecking awful air filter base off. It seems that the problem is the choke sticking on. Oiled the choke cable-which has a great big hole in it-and checked that the secondary choke was working for the rear carbs, Once I'd dismantled the choke, it was.

Head bearings clicking. I'll need to rug them up a bit-not done yet.

Still waiting for a good day-I have to work on the street-to repair the gear linkage. IE, the outer gearbox-I have all the parts.

Petrol hoses not perished but delicate. I'll have to cut back the hose before I can run it.

New to mew starter mortor has arrived. New to me seat is on its way. The old one is fecked.

The chain and sprockets need replacing. Everything needs servicing.

Still goes like shit off a shovel.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 26, 2014, 02:56:19 PM
Petrol?

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 26, 2014, 03:48:47 PM
Rode it to work, then thrashed it on the dirt track behind the shop.  Rode it home.   :bigok:   Gotta get the oil changed and set the valves tomorrow.  Still have over 3/4 of a tank left after filling it a week ago.  Damn, I like my DR.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Jim on April 26, 2014, 04:08:46 PM
rug them up a bit

Thank you for the local style. I enjoyed reading the post.

While I understand the goal of the item quoted, can you elaborate a bit on the background of the comment?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 26, 2014, 04:52:24 PM
Still goes like shit off a shovel.  :)

Ultimately that's all that matters.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Transpomgr on April 26, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 27, 2014, 05:05:57 AM
rug them up a bit

Thank you for the local style. I enjoyed reading the post.

While I understand the goal of the item quoted, can you elaborate a bit on the background of the comment?

I think the term comes from rough it up. In this case, tighten with force.

All back together and the surgery worked. It's smooth and idling well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on April 27, 2014, 07:33:37 AM
Installed an Odyssey battery and new to me Garmin 660LM GPS.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on April 28, 2014, 09:00:03 AM
Not "Today " as such ..but over the last two weeks. The Bandit spent the winter at a friend's garage 40 minutes from home and between moving and a few other things I'm WAY behind on a few things that wanted looking at.

So... I have replaced my stock bars with "SuperBike" bars. Marginally lower , much less of an angle  and 3 inches wider. That lead to replacing the #2 throttle cable (Pull) as it's frayed, sadly it's back ordered so if i want it ridable for the 1st of may I may have to macgyver the push cable ( that does not appear to do much anyway)  . I filled the new bars with BB's t see if i could dampen the vibes a bit.

I also pulled the exhaust off completely chasing down some noise that i suspected might have been exhaust leaks. It was leaking on 3 of 4 cylinders based on my observation of the gaskets and the allen bolts holding the exhaust were not as tight as I thought they should have been so maybe I really did find the source of the noise. Or Not. On a related note I pulled the covers off my Pair ports to clean them up and replace the studs with allen bolts . The cylinders 2&3 were leaking for sure . With the header off I'll really be able to get those ports properly sealed. He says with fingers crossed...

I've also pulled the carbs ,partly due to the throttle cable replacement but also because they are covered in very sticky oil and things. So they are now slightly cleaner on the outside and  and definitely cleaner on the inside . And i finally correctly set the float height (something that has been an issue forever ,not because they were so wrong but because I could never quit figure out the procedure :-[ )  I also replaced my fuel line which had been a little sketchy for some time.

I also finally rewired my heated grips that stopped working when the factory switch died.

So everything that needed it is off now and cleaned/adjusted and i'll be assembling as much as possible over the next two days. I scheduled vacation just for to try and get it back together . Hopefully the throttle cable is in today ...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: MrsCablebandit on April 28, 2014, 09:07:59 AM
As I backed my car out of the garage this morning, I looked at the Connie and thought, "Thanks, old friend, for a great weekend!" 977.5 miles to, from, and around at the Region 6 Spring Meet.

I suspect later today that Cablebandit might give her a MUCH NEEDED bath...or at least park her outside and let the rain clean her off some. Riding in the rain on Friday made the bike UBER dirty!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 10:57:31 AM
As I backed my car out of the garage this morning, I looked at the Connie and thought, "Thanks, old friend, for a great weekend!" 977.5 miles to, from, and around at the Region 6 Spring Meet.

I suspect later today that Cablebandit might give her a MUCH NEEDED bath...or at least park her outside and let the rain clean her off some. Riding in the rain on Friday made the bike UBER dirty!!!


 Chris wash the bike, Ya like that's going to happen.   :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 28, 2014, 12:56:34 PM
Ordered a new fuel hose. Bloody thing snapped during surgery and, despite what I thought was a good repair, is now pissing petrol all over the road.

Dammit, that means using the car all week with $10 a day parking.  :angry:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 04, 2014, 01:27:25 PM
Estimated delivery of the fuel hose is 7th July. Good grief. Fitted a 3/8" car hose and used Jubilee clips to make sure it was snug (Honda-why did you make the ends of the hoses different diametres?).

Worked on the carbs. Replaced the seized choke cable. The bike has over size carbs which mean it belches black smoke at over 7000 revs. It runs 100% better now.

It still needs a full service and new front brake pads and the gear linkage box sorting. Waiting for a warmer day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on May 04, 2014, 01:56:24 PM
I installed radiator guards on my new bike, and installed new brake and clutch levers.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 04, 2014, 02:38:51 PM
Washed the Michigan mud off the DR.  It was a good day.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on May 04, 2014, 03:19:53 PM
pulled the 300 out of the barn and washed it. then did the typical pre season maintenance put in a gallon of pre-mix and ripped around the pasture a bit to make sure it was working alright and put it back in the barn. all ready for dirtbike season ;D

also finished up installing the black dog cycle works skid plate and rack on the 1190. made sure all my luggage fit properly and cleaned things up a bit. First trip of the year is only a month away!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 07, 2014, 05:34:03 AM
Pulled the wheels off the DR350 this morning to take to work.  Time to put the TrakMasters on in preparation for a fun weekend up north in Frederick with the Great Lakes Dualsporters club.  Departing Friday after work with trailer in tow for a fun weekend in the sand and forests of northern Michigan.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on May 07, 2014, 06:47:59 AM
Pulled the wheels off the DR350 this morning to take to work.  Time to put the TrakMasters on in preparation for a fun weekend up north in Frederick with the Great Lakes Dualsporters club.  Departing Friday after work with trailer in tow for a fun weekend in the sand and forests of northern Michigan.

Doing the Evart-ish loops or going further north?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on May 07, 2014, 08:43:30 AM
I took delivery of a Honda OEM Sport Touring Trunk for the 6th Gen VFR.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 07, 2014, 07:51:08 PM
Pulled the wheels off the DR350 this morning to take to work.  Time to put the TrakMasters on in preparation for a fun weekend up north in Frederick with the Great Lakes Dualsporters club.  Departing Friday after work with trailer in tow for a fun weekend in the sand and forests of northern Michigan.

Doing the Evart-ish loops or going further north?

Good question.  I don't think the trails are Evart.  Just west of Frederick.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on May 07, 2014, 11:04:50 PM
Absolutely nothing. Drove the '64 Falcon to work, and worked on the Chump Car. Waiting for Honda parts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on May 08, 2014, 04:12:18 AM
Pics of the Falcon???

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on May 08, 2014, 10:53:03 PM
Pics of the Falcon???

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 You don't wanna see it. It makes the Chump Car look like a show car.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on May 09, 2014, 01:34:16 PM
Re-installed the battery harness for the GPS mount after my previous attempt to McGyver it ended in disaster. GPS charges perfectly now with no blown fuses or lost fairing bits.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 09, 2014, 05:01:37 PM
Earlier this week I ordered oil and a filter for the 50,000 mile oil change.

I also swapped windshields since, apparently, it's now summer here.   :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 09, 2014, 05:03:30 PM
Earlier this week I ordered oil and a filter for the 50,000 mile oil change.

I also swapped windshields since, apparently, it's now summer here.   :o


The burning question we're all are asking is "Did you wash the bike"
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 09, 2014, 05:08:22 PM
Nope.  I did clean the Cee Bailey's Screen before packing it away until next fall.


There's really no point in washing a bike if you actually ride it.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on May 09, 2014, 08:36:15 PM
My bike got washed today on its way back from the dealer today after going through two thunderstorms. 

The RT got some TLC (oil change, new air filter, valve adjust, throttle body sync, and new shoes).  Typically, I would do my own fluids, tire change, and throttle body sync.  But, the next month is crazy busy so I just let the dealer do it.  I was actually pleasantly surprised of how fair their price was for everything. 

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 09, 2014, 11:36:20 PM
  I was actually pleasantly surprised of how fair their price was for everything.


For a BMW?   :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on May 10, 2014, 06:04:01 AM
  I was actually pleasantly surprised of how fair their price was for everything.


For a BMW?   :rolf:

The BMW 12K service cost me a bit less than the 12k mile service on my Duc ST3.  Given it's been 10 years since I've had the Duc serviced, I don't believe it was a bad price.    ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 10, 2014, 09:22:45 PM
Put in new front bearings (see other thread :) ).

Carl
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Napper on May 11, 2014, 10:30:38 AM
The TBR muffler on the VFR had reached the final stages of roachedness:

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So, Tuesday, I visited Bob's Used Motorcycle Parts.  Gotta love places like this.

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Fifty-five dollars later and I strapped the tail pipe and muffler from a Z750 (as near as I can tell) to the back seat of the VFR and headed back to the office. 

I had to cut most of the tail pipe off of the muffler.  I was surprised to find the pipe was double-walled.  A perfect excuse to buy a pneumatic cut-off tool.  I was pleased to discover that the existing tail pipe fit perfectly between the two layers of pipe on the muffler inlet.  After a lot of cutting and making straps and hangers from some aluminum stock, I came up with this:

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I still want to put a clamp at the inlet but I'm pretty happy with the results.  It's a little too long, but it works and I'm better shape for my trip to Oregon next week without spending my traveling budget on repairs.  This setup seems a lot more secure than the old muffler and I'm not the loudest asshole on the block anymore.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 11, 2014, 05:12:22 PM
The TBR muffler on the VFR had reached the final stages of roachedness:

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That mattress doesn't look any better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on May 12, 2014, 05:52:30 AM
After all these years, I installed a GPS on my bike. All I really wanted was a compass I liked, but I couldn't find one that wasn't half the price of the $80 NUVi 40LM GPS.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 12, 2014, 05:57:39 AM
Fired up the Daytona for the first time in at least three weeks.  It's being pressed into commuting service today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mugwump on May 12, 2014, 04:45:03 PM
Hang on to that Motopak tank bag. You can't get them anymore :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Napper on May 12, 2014, 05:43:51 PM
Hang on to that Motopak tank bag. You can't get them anymore :'(

Are they out of business?  I bought the tank bag and a set of saddle bags when they were having a moving sale about five years ago.  Got the set up at a really good price and they have served me exceptionally well. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Meemuh on May 12, 2014, 07:03:35 PM



There's really no point in washing a bike if you actually ride it.   ;D

Same with underwear.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 12, 2014, 07:22:24 PM
Troof.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mugwump on May 12, 2014, 08:04:32 PM
Hang on to that Motopak tank bag. You can't get them anymore :'(


Are they out of business?  I bought the tank bag and a set of saddle bags when they were having a moving sale about five years ago.  Got the set up at a really good price and they have served me exceptionally well.

The economic down turn hurt them. They've reduced their offerings. Unfortunately not enough people enjoyed their products as much as I.

http://www.motopakluggage.com (http://www.motopakluggage.com)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on May 12, 2014, 11:00:38 PM
I put my new stick-on clock on.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on May 13, 2014, 12:35:52 AM
The TBR muffler on the VFR had reached the final stages of roachedness:

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That can had lots of life left as did the mount.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: squeezer on May 13, 2014, 12:51:21 AM
I put my new stick-on clock on.  :lol:

Three pages and 37 replies (including mine) went into that project.      :bigok:



And I bet we're not done yet even if you are.     :bigok: :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bomber on May 15, 2014, 11:48:31 AM
I put my new stick-on clock on.  :lol:

Three pages and 37 replies (including mine) went into that project.      :bigok:



And I bet we're not done yet even if you are.     :bigok: :bigok:

Moar clock postings!


Me, I put gas into the Triumph.

Again.

sigh
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on May 15, 2014, 12:00:28 PM
Installed SUPERDELUXE foam hand grips!!!


$5 foam  bicycle grips from Canadian tire boiled for expansion and slid over top of my hard a rock Oxford grips.   8)

Works like a charm. Softer and less vibration through the grips . they will waer out in a season but for $5....  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on May 15, 2014, 12:24:35 PM
Installed SUPERDELUXE foam hand grips!!!


$5 foam  bicycle grips from Canadian tire boiled for expansion and slid over top of my hard a rock Oxford grips.   8)

Works like a charm. Softer and less vibration through the grips . they will waer out in a season but for $5....  ;D

I've got a numb-handed buddy (1st gen Concours) who'd love to see a picture of that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 15, 2014, 09:20:17 PM
Changed the front tire on the speedy.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 15, 2014, 09:24:33 PM

Moar clock postings!


Me, I put gas into the Triumph.

Again.

sigh


I put gas in my Triumph twice today.  :blbl: :blbl: :blbl:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on May 15, 2014, 09:44:51 PM
Changed the front tire on the speedy.

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That doesn't look like you...  :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 15, 2014, 10:54:18 PM



That doesn't look like you...  :headscratch:


How perceptive.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on May 16, 2014, 12:00:22 AM
Rode the 94 on CA 2 from Wrightwood to AFH. Saw one other bike. No cagers. No pics. Too much fun to stop.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 16, 2014, 04:46:22 AM
Reactivated the SiriusXM account for summer.  $20 for five months is just about right on pricing.  Might even have to fill MY Triumph this morning too. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mr.awesome on May 16, 2014, 06:07:09 AM
Had a rai day at work so spent time in the barn getting the sprint ready for the national trip. Pulled the rims and had pilot road fours mounted. Removed the rotors and soaked to clear out the gunk between the buttons. Cleaned and lubed the chain. Did a little under carriage cleaning. But most importantly......... Hung my thruxton poster in the barn.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on May 16, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
Installed SUPERDELUXE foam hand grips!!!


$5 foam  bicycle grips from Canadian tire boiled for expansion and slid over top of my hard a rock Oxford grips.   8)

Works like a charm. Softer and less vibration through the grips . they will waer out in a season but for $5....  ;D

I've got a numb-handed buddy (1st gen Concours) who'd love to see a picture of that.
Ok I'll post something later.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on May 16, 2014, 02:47:10 PM
Installed SUPERDELUXE foam hand grips!!!


$5 foam  bicycle grips from Canadian tire boiled for expansion and slid over top of my hard a rock Oxford grips.   8)

Works like a charm. Softer and less vibration through the grips . they will waer out in a season but for $5....  ;D

I've got a numb-handed buddy (1st gen Concours) who'd love to see a picture of that.
Ok I'll post something later.

Sweet! Thanx, man!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on May 16, 2014, 03:48:55 PM
Scheduled the 500 mile break in service & TPMS install on the Speedy at Team Triumph in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on May 16, 2014, 04:33:12 PM
Scheduled the 500 mile break in service & TPMS install on the Speedy at Team Triumph in Wisconsin.

So they're going to break it in for you? Sweet!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on May 16, 2014, 07:06:50 PM
Removed the HID low beam from the Red one, light may not be as bright but no lamp failure indicator on the dash. (Fuxxing CAN-BUS)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on May 16, 2014, 08:40:02 PM
Removed the HID low beam from the Red one, light may not be as bright but no lamp failure indicator on the dash. (Fuxxing CAN-BUS)

What HID setup do/did you have? I have heard that the cheap China kits, and some of the DDM kits, especially running the 55watt will give the canbus fits. The 35wayy Morimoto one from Retrofit Source and their Canbus (Canopener?)fooler work well, even with Midwest riding conditions, i.e. <30 degrees.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 18, 2014, 10:03:25 AM
Rebuilt the gear linkages (why are they so complex?), which involved removing all sorts of stuff first. New oil, new coolant. Next week, front brakes, headberings and chain and sprockets. Then I hope this poor, neglected VFR is done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on May 18, 2014, 02:18:51 PM
Removed the HID low beam from the Red one, light may not be as bright but no lamp failure indicator on the dash. (Fuxxing CAN-BUS)

What HID setup do/did you have? I have heard that the cheap China kits, and some of the DDM kits, especially running the 55watt will give the canbus fits. The 35wayy Morimoto one from Retrofit Source and their Canbus (Canopener?)fooler work well, even with Midwest riding conditions, i.e. <30 degrees.


Being The cheap bastard that i am,  I have used the "made like shit in China" kits, YA I know get what you pay for. I tried several different ballasts but all had the same effect (worked great in the driveway but after several min on the road ZAP in the dark)
Have not spent the $$$ to try a Canbus compliant ballast but I might depending on how long the standard halogen bulb lasts. For now the halogen seems like it will be ok on the way to work and back.
I switched to the made like shit HID lamp to avoid replacing the halogen lamp on a regular basis (HID seems to go a lot longer without worries, except this bike)

Thats all i did on the bikes this weekend as I would rather spend the time with my kids.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mugwump on May 18, 2014, 02:39:28 PM
Messed with rebound damping. What could go wrong?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 18, 2014, 09:57:17 PM
Scheduled the 500 mile break in service & TPMS install on the Speedy at Team Triumph in Wisconsin.


Rode by there last Friday around4:30pm and the parking lot was packed. I would of stopped but i was running behind schedule.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on May 19, 2014, 07:14:07 AM

Being The cheap bastard that i am,  I have used the "made like shit in China" kits, YA I know get what you pay for. I tried several different ballasts but all had the same effect (worked great in the driveway but after several min on the road ZAP in the dark)
Have not spent the $$$ to try a Canbus compliant ballast but I might depending on how long the standard halogen bulb lasts. For now the halogen seems like it will be ok on the way to work and back.
I switched to the made like shit HID lamp to avoid replacing the halogen lamp on a regular basis (HID seems to go a lot longer without worries, except this bike)

Thats all i did on the bikes this weekend as I would rather spend the time with my kids.

So you have a GS. Mine would go through the regular halogens about 10k miles, the ultras in about 8k. So after replacing a bunch of them at $20 apiece, I finally listened to what everyone said and did the HID for less than what I spent on bulbs. Have not touched it since (although I probably just jinxed myself). Mine was from Zero Industries that some BMW sealer sold as a plug and play. Great product, although I did not like the plastic base lamp, it worked well. They are, unfortunately, out of business. Morimoto seem to be the current trouble free choice, but most people with issues ran the 55 watt. Stay with the 35's and you should have no problems, when you decide to go back. If you decide to go LED, however, post up the process.

Good on ya for playin with the kids, other stuff can wait.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on May 19, 2014, 12:23:56 PM
Went to wash my GSA; found a nail in my rear tire. :bluduh:  Demounted it and doing a 'from the inside' plug.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 19, 2014, 02:23:18 PM
Pushed it out of the way and rode the sport-mower this afternoon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on May 19, 2014, 02:27:49 PM
Pushed it out of the way and rode the sport-mower this afternoon.

Are you a member of sport-mowing.net? Or is it .org now? I'm a mod there.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 19, 2014, 05:07:05 PM
Put a new set of Trojans on the FJR.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on May 19, 2014, 05:21:25 PM
Rode it and gave it a little love on the freeway. After 35 miles of slabbing on the Loud as F&!$ naked Tuono, the Sprint was a pleasure commuting today (at least on the way in - still at the office)

- Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on May 20, 2014, 08:41:30 AM
fitted the Uni filter on the 1190 to get rid of the "airbox problem" and went for a test ride. nice 2nd gear power wheelies coming out of corners.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on May 20, 2014, 11:57:24 AM
Bought a Busa rear shock of of Ebay .

Hopefully that will help my saggy rear end.

And the bike should ride better too. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 20, 2014, 02:02:12 PM

Hopefully that will help my saggy rear end.


Have you tried going on a diet?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 20, 2014, 03:24:24 PM
Changed the differential fluid.  I went to change the engine oil but have to empty my oil container first.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on May 20, 2014, 03:29:14 PM
Changed the differential fluid.  I went to change the engine oil but have to empty my oil container first.

What, you don't have a storm drain? 








(I kid, I kid)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 20, 2014, 04:53:21 PM
No storm drains here. However, we have quite a few groundhog holes around.


Since tomorrow is supposed to be shitty, I'll just take the truck to work and properly dispose of the oil on the way home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 20, 2014, 04:55:59 PM
No storm drains here. However, we have quite a few groundhog holes around.


Since tomorrow is supposed to be shitty, I'll just take the truck to work and properly dispose of the oil on the way home.


By loosing the cap and letting it drip out while your driving.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 20, 2014, 06:38:36 PM
No.  Just chucking it out the window.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 21, 2014, 03:17:02 PM
Changed the oil. Good for another 5000 miles.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 21, 2014, 03:34:39 PM
And the used oil?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on May 21, 2014, 04:58:15 PM
And the used oil?

Can be used to keep fence posts from rotting or tossed into the neighbors well for easy disposal


 :couch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 21, 2014, 06:10:17 PM
And the used oil?

Taken care of.   :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on May 23, 2014, 10:05:26 AM

Hopefully that will help my saggy rear end.


Have you tried going on a diet?
Yes and squats too . Still saggy .
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on May 23, 2014, 10:06:15 AM
Set my dash Clock.  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on May 23, 2014, 10:59:25 AM
Later this afternoon, I'll install a shiny black Honda Trunk on my 2007 VFR.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: slayman on May 24, 2014, 09:20:07 PM
Finally cleaned the R6 spring meet rainy day 80 mile ride mess off of it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on May 24, 2014, 09:34:21 PM
Took Rue's bike pretty much back to stock. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 26, 2014, 06:20:14 AM
Took the front brakes to bits. Pads are alright for another couple of thou so didn't change them. New clutch switch. New speedo cable-it took me 3 hours to get the retaining screw out. Screw head rounded off. Used a lump hammer to cut new slots with my trusty old 1060s Phillips. No joy. Freeze spray.No joy. Duck oil. No joy. Impact driver. No joy.  Had to drill it in the end and smash it off with a drift and hammer. Removed front fairing and headlights to fit the new cable. Then the new cable was the wrong one. Ordered the right one. Might have buggered 44808MR7013 so ordered a new one.

Slight oil weep occurring from the gearbox. Needs investigating.

Continued in my mission of cleaning 25 years of crap off it. Mainly solidified grease and oil.

New chain next week. Then it'll be pretty much done.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on May 26, 2014, 08:05:23 AM
...Then it'll be pretty much done.

I'm pretty sure you've said that before.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 26, 2014, 08:16:21 AM
...Then it'll be pretty much done.

I'm pretty sure you've said that before.

I'm pretty sure you're right. I forget: new air filter, petrol filter and fuel line needed too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 26, 2014, 08:41:00 PM
Five days worth of bugs on the bike got washed off by the rain in 3 minutes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 27, 2014, 03:04:15 PM
We need more aggressive rain here.  It never seems to wash anything off.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on May 28, 2014, 07:19:42 PM
Rain? What is this rain of which you speak?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on May 28, 2014, 07:56:59 PM
Rain? What is this rain of which you speak?


My thoughts exactly.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on May 28, 2014, 08:42:38 PM
We need more aggressive rain here.  It never seems to wash anything off.

The rain that falls in the Ohio Valley and Northeast is much dirtier that rain that falls most other places.  I can actually wash my bike in the rain here.  But, if I ride in rain up your way, it takes serious hand washing to get that crap off my bike. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on May 30, 2014, 08:31:51 AM
Heading to Team Triumph...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2014, 09:01:33 AM
Selling the Triple?

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on May 30, 2014, 09:46:53 AM
Observed how dirty mine was compared to plethora of bikes parked at work today. First morning of >65 degree weather. Maybe I'll wash it next week.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 30, 2014, 09:58:26 AM
Observed how dirty mine was compared to plethora of bikes parked at work today. First morning of >65 degree weather. Maybe I'll wash it next week.


Calling for rain?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on May 30, 2014, 10:14:46 AM
Next week. It has been 46 and rain for 2 months now. But today is sunny.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 30, 2014, 01:41:15 PM
Well, the old shed is in for its MOT (yearly GB check that it's roadworthy). Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on May 30, 2014, 05:09:16 PM
Checked the brake pads since I had some squeaking from the rear.  They were a little dirty but otherwise OK.  Back in the calipers they go.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on May 30, 2014, 06:28:54 PM
Selling the Triple?

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

No. Dropped it off for service & to have the TPMS installed. We rode 4 other Triumphs & apparently we are bringing one of them back w/ us. The boss has spoken! I love my new wife!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on May 30, 2014, 06:33:21 PM
So she's starting her own stable of unridden motorcycles?



Excellent!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2014, 06:37:35 PM
zing

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on May 30, 2014, 08:38:38 PM
So she's starting her own stable of unridden motorcycles?



Excellent!  :thumbsup:

Okay... I don't know if you're trying to start something, but we ride all of the time. Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on May 30, 2014, 09:38:00 PM
So she's starting her own stable of unridden motorcycles?



Excellent!  :thumbsup:

Okay... I don't know if you're trying to start something, but we ride all of the time. Cheers

Apparently my kidding is not the same as others'. Sad really.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 01, 2014, 11:22:41 AM
fuxed the speedo and added a new air filter. i really can't be bothered to do much more to this thing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2014, 01:16:45 PM
Put air in the front squared/cupped tire (tyre). 23 up to 36psi.

Made an aperntmint for my tire (tyre) guy to come by and put the new set that's been sitting in the 3 season porch for a month and a half.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 01, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
Put air in the front squared/cupped tire (tyre). 23 up to 36psi.

Made an aperntmint for my tire (tyre) guy to come by and put the new set that's been sitting in the 3 season porch for a month and a half.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

 :thumbsup:

Mine have been sitting in my +100º garage since April.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: cultureslayer on June 01, 2014, 04:05:19 PM
New front brake pads today.  I'll be riding the bike every chance I get now that gas is nearing $4 a gallon again and my lab is over 20 miles from the house. :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 01, 2014, 05:35:16 PM
New front brake pads today.  I'll be riding the bike every chance I get now that gas is nearing $4 a gallon again and my lab is over 20 miles from the house. :(


Last week i payed $6.00 a gal. in Canada.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: cultureslayer on June 01, 2014, 05:58:18 PM
Last week i payed $6.00 a gal. in Canada.

Is that the highest you've ever paid?  It's slowly inching up and it's to the point where it's cheaper to go to Starbucks and buy a drink than drive all the way to the lab if I don't need to meet with my advisor. 

I'm happy the 250 keeps on running despite all that's been done to it.  Every chunk of plastic on it has been broken, but it keeps on going (now that I've put the keyless gas cap on it) and getting 60+ mpg.  If only my luck with cars was as good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 01, 2014, 06:24:48 PM
Last week i payed $6.00 a gal. in Canada.

Is that the highest you've ever paid?

I remember paying $8.50/gal in Aspen on a ride with several others in 2004. Definitely the most I've ever paid for gas.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 01, 2014, 06:24:58 PM
Added 2 psi, front and rear.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2014, 07:21:22 PM
Evaded the law with it.

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on June 01, 2014, 09:24:43 PM
Changed engine, tranny and final drive fluid. New spark plugs and air filter. Balanced throttle bodies rebalanced front and rear tirea because somehow o f'd them up the first time and installed a set of Suburban Machinery footpeg lowering blocks.....and then went for a 300 mile test ride.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 01, 2014, 11:35:32 PM
Evaded the law with it.

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......


Officer friendly is here looking for you.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on June 02, 2014, 08:45:09 AM
Installed a rear shock off of a Busa in place of the stock POS.

An inch higher in the rear and no more Wallowing (Something i was not as aware of as maybe i should have been but after the change the lack of wallowing was very apparent !)

Oh I forgot i Installed a set of LED turn signals. I really just wanted a new bulb but  the POS after market signals i put on after breaking the stock one had weird not available bulbs for some reason. Turns out that the LEDS are much much brighter from the front , so I'm changing the stock rears as well
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 02, 2014, 09:00:07 AM
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New tires with Dyna Beads, front pads and I cleaned some of the rear wheel by accident.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 02, 2014, 12:13:59 PM
Let us know how the Dyna beads work for you.  Reviews I have read run about 50/50 love/hate.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 03, 2014, 07:50:30 AM
Let us know how the Dyna beads work for you.  Reviews I have read run about 50/50 love/hate.


Ran a tank through yesterday. Totally varied routes including 85mph+ highway.

Couldn't tell whether they were there or not so I guess that's good, right?

On another note 11 miles from home on the new tires.......
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The bead leaked.

Luckily I was going past work.

Went in got his number from his girlfriend (we all work at the same place) he was there within 30 minutes. Went and got it inspected and went to Worcester via New Hamster.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 03, 2014, 10:59:25 AM
I see that things up on blocks more than a Chevy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on June 03, 2014, 09:56:17 PM
Lubed the chain and loaded it up ( with the help of my assistant) for 5 days of the Colorado backcountry discovery route...

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 03, 2014, 09:57:52 PM
Lubed the chain and loaded it up ( with the help of my assistant) for 5 days of the Colorado backcountry discovery route...

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Hey i rode one of those today.

The bike you perverts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on June 04, 2014, 07:50:14 AM
what did you think of it Ed?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 04, 2014, 02:01:11 PM
Rode the snot out of it, as it bled its lifeblood through a bleeding gasket.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 04, 2014, 02:36:37 PM
Took out a little oil.  I seem to have overfilled it a bit and was getting some notchy shifting.  Now it's buttery smooth again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 04, 2014, 03:12:33 PM
Washed half of Ontario Provence off the FJR from 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 04, 2014, 06:25:34 PM
what did you think of it Ed?


The first bike i couldn't flat foot. That thing is tall. I had a little trouble throwing my leg over the seat with my bad knee.

Liked the power delivery over the standard adventure. The suspension was on street mode and was a little soft but felt O.K.

Three years ago i rode the 990 adventure and i liked it better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 04, 2014, 07:19:33 PM
Installed my new crampbuster. Getting the package open was a bit of a chore.




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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Rincewind on June 06, 2014, 11:26:05 AM
Regarding the Dyna Beads, I'm a believer.  I've been using them for many years.

Last night I changed the spark plugs, coolant, air filter, oil, oil filter, and brake pads on my Tiger.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 06, 2014, 07:16:03 PM
Beat the shit out of it and got it dirty.


(the YZ that is)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Oddball on June 06, 2014, 07:31:47 PM
Sold they FZ1 to a 67 yr old.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 06, 2014, 07:35:36 PM
Yeah Grampy!

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on June 06, 2014, 08:48:18 PM
I rode it to Wyoming.

This is kind of a big deal because the last time I was in Wyoming a huge bird shat on me and almost made me crash. That was ten years ago and I have gone around Wyoming ever since.
But it was too cold and rainy to camp at Little Big Horn and I'm going to Crazy Horse tomorrow so Sheridan Wyoming it is.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 06, 2014, 09:53:33 PM
I rode it to Wyoming.

This is kind of a big deal because the last time I was in Wyoming a huge bird shat on me and almost made me crash. That was ten years ago and I have gone around Wyoming ever since.
But it was too cold and rainy to camp at Little Big Horn and I'm going to Crazy Horse tomorrow so Sheridan Wyoming it is.

Susan was just there this past Sunday on her way to Bozeman. However, she was riding a Prius.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 06, 2014, 10:26:33 PM
I rode it to Wyoming.

This is kind of a big deal because the last time I was in Wyoming a huge bird shat on me and almost made me crash. That was ten years ago and I have gone around Wyoming ever since.
But it was too cold and rainy to camp at Little Big Horn and I'm going to Crazy Horse tomorrow so Sheridan Wyoming it is.

Susan was just there this past Sunday on her way to Bozeman. However, she was riding a Prius.

Was Scottzilla with her?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on June 06, 2014, 11:41:32 PM
Got it stuck in the snow, but I lubed the chain when I was done...
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 07, 2014, 05:12:50 AM
Snow!?!?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 07, 2014, 08:22:03 AM
Snow!?!?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......


Theres ice on lake Superior that won't be gone till July.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 07, 2014, 08:37:33 AM
Snow!?!?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......


Theres ice on lake Superior that won't be gone till July.

Yeah. I'm hoping to see some in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 07, 2014, 03:25:51 PM
Rode it to teach some future STOners, then came home and gave it the biannual washing.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 13, 2014, 08:45:22 AM
Hit a mini van.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 14, 2014, 07:12:06 AM
Glad you're okay.


Replaced the right crankcase gasket. Used loads of silicone to try to prevent an oil leak. Tightened the bolts, only to discover that 3 female threads had already been stripped by the last person to remove the cover. Will it leak? I'll fill it with oil and find out. Probably.

Time to buy an insert kit. Should be able to repair threads without removing the cover-I hope.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 14, 2014, 09:15:38 AM
Feckedity feckidity feck. No oil leaks. But bike won't start-just clicks when I press start. Drained new oil. Removed cover, checked wiring-all okay. Checked fuses-all okay. Checked battery-fine. Touched negative on batteryvery, very hot. So, must be mechanical. Remove cover, do up loosely, it starts. Tighten cover-it won't start.

Looks like the starter idler gear is jamming. Time to take the cover off again.  :bash:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 14, 2014, 09:37:16 AM
Yup, it's the idler gear jamming. Why? The new fecking gasket is too thin.  :mad:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 14, 2014, 02:16:53 PM
Yup, it's the idler gear jamming. Why? The new fecking gasket is too thin.  :mad:
Feckedity feckidity feck. No oil leaks. But bike won't start-just clicks when I press start. Drained new oil. Removed cover, checked wiring-all okay. Checked fuses-all okay. Checked battery-fine. Touched negative on batteryvery, very hot. So, must be mechanical. Remove cover, do up loosely, it starts. Tighten cover-it won't start.

Looks like the starter idler gear is jamming. Time to take the cover off again.  :bash:

In the end, I removed the thick washer that keeps the idler gear engaged with the starter clutch. It now works, with the strong possibility that the idler gear will move out and so disengage with the starter clutch at some point.

Next-not one oil leak but two. The main one is now sorted but: Good grief.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 15, 2014, 09:36:04 AM
Put new skins on the Viffer for my upcoming trip.

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Also finally got the cramp buster installed.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 15, 2014, 09:42:11 AM
New front shoe.  Now I can actually make it back out of Region 4 next weekend.  I don't want to get trapped there and have to buy a Harley.   ;D

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 15, 2014, 09:45:49 AM
I was in the same boat. The tires that were on it had plenty of tread left. Just not enough to make it to Clay's and back.  :-\  I'll put them back on when this set wears out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 15, 2014, 09:46:12 AM
BTW, I did not clean my chain.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 15, 2014, 09:58:47 AM
You'd better get a move on!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 15, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
BTW, I did not clean my chain.  ;D

Neither did I.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 15, 2014, 12:35:15 PM
I now have a leak free 25 year old VFR. However, despite thinking that this would be the end of the near-restoration project, it's not. I need to retap several female threads and get a new front tyre. Then I can put the fairing back on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 15, 2014, 01:12:02 PM
The guys gonna want it back now.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on June 15, 2014, 02:09:52 PM
Put a new front tire on the GSA.  Had a helluva time getting the bead to seat for some reason.   Hot sun and 70 psi finally did the trick.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 15, 2014, 02:24:35 PM
More Lube!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 15, 2014, 02:45:04 PM
The guys gonna want it back now.

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His wrists are fecked from various racing accidents. He's offered it to me for £500, which is fair.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on June 15, 2014, 03:24:52 PM
(not to, but for)




Cleared a road for it!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 15, 2014, 03:33:24 PM
Just engage 2wd and roll over that twig.




Oh that's right....you're not a fan of twigs.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on June 15, 2014, 03:57:31 PM
 :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 15, 2014, 04:05:15 PM
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So what you're saying is, you don't carry a chainsaw in the bucket. Bad Boy Scout.


Still, ATGATT.  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on June 15, 2014, 04:09:17 PM


So what you're saying is, you don't carry a chainsaw in the bucket. Bad Boy Scout.


Still, ATGATT.  :bigok:

Sheri packed to much.  I didn't have room for the chainsaw.  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 15, 2014, 04:13:29 PM
Women.  :rolleyes:




 :inlove:

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 15, 2014, 04:49:21 PM


So what you're saying is, you don't carry a chainsaw in the bucket. Bad Boy Scout.


Still, ATGATT.  :bigok:

Sheri packed to much.  I didn't have room for the chainsaw.  :D


Do you call her Mrs. Howell for short.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on June 15, 2014, 06:50:37 PM
I don't own a boat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 15, 2014, 07:15:59 PM


I don't own a boat.




I know a guy.......

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 15, 2014, 09:41:24 PM


I don't own a boat.




I know a guy.......

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

And he sells bikes to.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on June 22, 2014, 07:57:02 AM
At 62k miles I put new spark plugs, adjusted valves, oil & filter, FD oil changed and lubed spines on the GSA yesterday.  Will change the brake fluid & sync the throttle bodies today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 22, 2014, 10:29:56 AM
Finally sorted the oil leak. After having the clutch cover off and replacing repeatedly with a new gasket (well, two in all), using instant gasket sealant, that was done. And putting thread inserts in where bolts were missing cause the threads had gone.

Except it didn't solve it.

I found that the shop I'd taken it to for a minor repair I didn't have the tool for had left the water pump bolts loose.......
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on June 22, 2014, 11:17:37 AM
I found that the shop I'd taken it to for a minor repair I didn't have the tool for had left the water pump bolts loose.......

F'n flat raters...  :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on June 22, 2014, 08:19:53 PM
After my week on the road with the Red GSA a washing was in order. I spent all too much time scrubbing places that are to private to mention. (god dam bike was made to keep it from being cleaned, too many hidden crevasses and hard to get to spots)

Even scrubbed the boxes inside & out.

Shinny clean now  ;D

About 2 or 3 weeks back I was doing a bit of tinkering on the gray GSA and some how f-ed it up (well could not get it to start the next day) It had no injector pulse. Today I stripped the powercommander off it and brought it back to normal. Started right up  :banana:

Took the boys, one at a time, for rides around the block. Two running and clean bikes & two happy sons Life Is Good  :bigok:


P.S. anyone looking for a Power Commander set up for a BMW 1150 ???
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 23, 2014, 01:26:12 PM
It was turned into a hood ornament.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 23, 2014, 06:29:21 PM
Jiggled the clutch safety wiring. Now I can start in 1st again.


Cheers!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 23, 2014, 07:46:54 PM
Jiggled the clutch safety wiring. Now I can start in 1st again.


Cheers!
 :thumbsup:

But for how long?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 23, 2014, 07:53:15 PM
Until they stop working again. :twofinger:





I'll clean them up and slather some dielectric grease in there.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on June 25, 2014, 09:24:29 AM
draining the oil and finally done with "break-in".  WOOT!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 25, 2014, 09:50:43 AM
Anakee 3's!  :chili: I love round tires!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 25, 2014, 10:27:17 AM
Donuts are round too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 25, 2014, 11:38:54 AM
Donuts are round too.

And if I have access to enough of them, I will be too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 25, 2014, 12:06:48 PM
http://youtu.be/8-4P1WPE-Qg (http://youtu.be/8-4P1WPE-Qg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 25, 2014, 01:56:20 PM
Did 125 on a country road.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 25, 2014, 02:02:49 PM
Did 125 on a country road.  :)
KPH? So that's like 75 mph, right? wow. not bad for a velosux.

ST.O
So much more than just a motorcycle forum!

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 25, 2014, 03:40:21 PM
Did 125 on a country road.  :)
KPH? So that's like 75 mph, right? wow. not bad for a velosux.

ST.O
So much more than just a motorcycle forum!

Oh yus, a Velosolex can do 125 KPH. Tosser.  :twofinger:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Napper on June 25, 2014, 04:52:06 PM
Not today, but over the last two weeks, I took this:

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Added some fiberglass drywall tape and ABS cement:

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And ended up with this:

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Also, while the plastics were off, checked valve clearances, cleaned and gapped spark plugs, changed air filter, and finished off the rest of the maintenance items that require plastic removal.

The plastic repairs turned out better than I had hoped.  I'm encouraged that, when I'm ready to make Frankenstein into a beauty queen, I will be able fill in the gouges with ABS cement, sand and paint to pretty good results.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 26, 2014, 03:50:06 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 26, 2014, 07:09:06 AM
Washed the dirt off the dirt bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on June 26, 2014, 12:09:26 PM
Added a few more dragonflies to my kill total.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on June 26, 2014, 06:19:00 PM
added swingarm spools. woot!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on June 29, 2014, 01:58:13 PM
Put the Triumph up for sale :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 29, 2014, 04:35:56 PM
Put the Triumph up for sale :(

Getting into boats?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 29, 2014, 05:48:41 PM
Wah wah wahhhhh
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 29, 2014, 10:54:43 PM
Put the Triumph up for sale :(

Getting into boats?


Maybe airplanes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on June 30, 2014, 01:03:59 PM
I bought a Givi topcase from Craigslist at a good price and it matches my sidecases.  Score!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 30, 2014, 02:15:25 PM
Put the Triumph up for sale :(

I'm sorry.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on June 30, 2014, 03:19:07 PM
Put the Triumph up for sale :(

Getting into boats?


Maybe airplanes.
Yeah a nice P51 or P 47 would work, .....oh wait I didn't have those pesky powerball numbers did I??
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 30, 2014, 03:39:10 PM
Paid the state's extortion fee for the yearly inspection.  >:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on June 30, 2014, 04:39:15 PM
washed it
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 30, 2014, 05:06:53 PM
Traded it for a boat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 30, 2014, 05:48:23 PM
Traded it for a boat.

So you met Stripes?

Oh wait. He's getting out of bikes to.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 30, 2014, 06:35:23 PM
Traded it for a boat.

Snort.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on July 01, 2014, 02:45:20 PM
Traded it for a boat.
Commie
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on July 03, 2014, 03:09:14 PM
Lubed the  Kawa chain, got it ready to ride over the holiday.Waiting to hear on the Speed 3, hope its sold.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 03, 2014, 03:14:45 PM
new front tyre. Bridgestone 023.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on July 03, 2014, 04:41:06 PM
Put it in its new garage
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on July 03, 2014, 10:08:03 PM
Put it in its new garage
:clap:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 07, 2014, 09:59:44 PM
changed the front brake pads.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on July 08, 2014, 02:58:13 PM
Plenty of life left in that.....just flip it over.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on July 08, 2014, 03:13:15 PM
new shoes

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 14, 2014, 06:07:24 PM
New chain and sprockets on the speedy.

The old.
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The new.
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Done.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on July 14, 2014, 07:41:43 PM
Tammy dropped her GSA off at the local indy shop to get the Ohlins shocks shortened just a bit.  Her new Rick Mayer seat has her on tippytoes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Stripes on July 17, 2014, 03:23:46 PM
Washed & gassed up the Speed Triple in hopes of a good long ride tomorrow!
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Post by: mikephelps71 on July 17, 2014, 04:44:05 PM
Put a gps holder on it.
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Post by: Stripes on July 17, 2014, 06:07:48 PM
Sweet!  :thumbsup:  That'll make it easier to find those MI Photo Tags.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on July 17, 2014, 06:15:55 PM
Shopped for rear suspension bits for the ST4. Need to find better mirrors. The ones on her make her look like Shrek and are pretty useless.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on July 20, 2014, 10:30:49 AM
Oil changes for the fleet!  HiFlo filters and 10W40 for the house.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on July 22, 2014, 02:48:49 PM
I had a low battery warning this morning.  I started it, ignored it, and rode to work.   :shrug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 22, 2014, 10:00:35 PM
Worked on the speedy today.

New tail light that was broken from the rear end job.

New right side radiator cover.

new rear wheel huger.

Then went for a ride to pick up the new shift lever which i installed when i got home.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on July 23, 2014, 12:20:24 AM
 Raised the fork tubes on the '94 VFR 5MM. It holds it's line with less bar pressure, but I think it needs another 5. Hopefully the horn won't hit the fender in the rough stuff.

 Found Gasket Kit B ( on back order since April ) for the '98 VFR from a little shop in OK. Maybe I can actually get it back together before summer ends. I'm really digging' the '94, but I miss my '98 for road duty. The '94 is gonna be a blast on the track.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Veefer800canuck on July 23, 2014, 02:57:21 AM
I scratched it while installing my new taillight.

Yay.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on July 23, 2014, 06:04:38 AM
Installed the tank bag.  Tonight, the driving lights get rewired on the KLR.  No more mickey mouse switches dangling from a zip tie.  Some people should not be allowed to work on bikes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on July 24, 2014, 07:54:57 PM
Switch is done, engine guards on and saddlebag racks and bags installed.


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Post by: mxvet57 on July 24, 2014, 08:00:17 PM



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Park the truck in the front yard like a red neck.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on July 25, 2014, 06:42:41 AM
Tammy dropped her GSA off at the local indy shop to get the Ohlins shocks shortened just a bit.  Her new Rick Mayer seat has her on tippytoes.

She got her GSA back from the shop (MRP Motorsports in Pasadena, MD) yesterday.  They rebuilt both shocks and lowered the rear shock 6.75MM, front 10MM.  Tippytoed no longer.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 26, 2014, 04:17:42 PM
Gave the speedy a blood transfusion and a new kidney.  After that i gave it a wash. Not the Cablebandit way.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on July 27, 2014, 03:17:36 PM
Ton + for about 3 hours today. Had to get back before the real heat kicked in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on July 28, 2014, 11:54:09 AM
I drained the GSA's gas tank nearly empty and removed most all the trim, in anticipation of taking it up to the dealer Wednesday for the fuel pump flange recall.  Should make the wrench's job a little quicker & easier.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on July 29, 2014, 10:00:28 AM
Riding to the office before the summer sun comes up....   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 29, 2014, 01:44:00 PM
Ordered a Pazzo clutch lever for the speedy to replace the bent one from the crash.
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Post by: motormike on July 29, 2014, 01:59:54 PM
Ordered a Pazzo clutch lever for the speedy to replace the bent one from the crash.

The Pazzo lever didn't break off at that little notch?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 29, 2014, 02:12:56 PM
Ordered a Pazzo clutch lever for the speedy to replace the bent one from the crash.

The Pazzo lever didn't break off at that little notch?

No. The perch bent and the adjuster is worn out so since i have insurance money why not replace the whole thing and be done with it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 01, 2014, 12:01:50 PM
New front brake pads for the FJR.

I replaced one side with no problem but when i went to compress the pistons on the other side i couldn't get them to stay in. Never had this problem before. Turns out i added fluid when the pads were worn and there was to much fluid in the reservoir and the extra had no place to go. Just loosened the reservoir cover to relive the pressure and problem solved.

Also changed the clutch fluid since the lever was getting a little mushy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: garry on August 01, 2014, 01:53:34 PM
Replaced the diaphragms in the carbs on my 950. One was completely destroyed: three bit slits plus it was tearing away from the slide. I have been running on one cylinder since last season. Damn. The bike runs so good now. Just got back from a test ride. I had forgotten how quick that bike is on back roads. Also swapped out the brake fluid and coolant while the bike was apart and put in new spark plugs. A little 60K mile tune up!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: smoker on August 02, 2014, 04:25:24 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on August 02, 2014, 04:27:38 PM
New pipe too?
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 02, 2014, 06:03:39 PM
Today I put the fuel tank trim back on my GSA after getting the fuel pump replaced for free under BMW's recall.  In doing so I found the previous owner had left a couple yards of excess wire stuffed under the tank from his IPA driving lights install job  :rolleyes: , so I yanked the fuel tank back and trimmed all that off.   I also took the opportunity to add another SAE connector up through the handlebar clamps, to power phone/tablet/iPod/whatever in the tankbag.

Then I turned to Rue's F700GS; mounted a set of ADVMonster Model 30 LED lights on her crashbars.  Tomorrow we'll install a Centech AP-2 fuse block.  Also ordered a lowered center stand for her from Morton's BMW that should be here early next week.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: smoker on August 02, 2014, 06:09:48 PM
New pipe too?

No. I'm an idiot. I've done this a dozen times and couldn't remember which bolt to remove to swing the caliper out of the way. Found it after I took the pipe off.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on August 03, 2014, 08:15:48 AM
Replaced oil and filter.
Installed aux lights on my wife's bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on August 03, 2014, 08:22:06 AM

I picked up the new dirt ride yesteday and part of the way home I pulled over for fuel for the SUV and water for me.

On my way back to the vehicle, I noticed the spare tire under the trailer was hanging low in the front.  It's held on by two bolts and one of the two lug nuts came off.  I am SO thankfull I caught it because if that tire made material contact with the road, it would have launched the trailer in the air which could could have resulted in a catastrophic highway event.   :o

I managed, at the aid of a stranger, to get a wrench on the remaining lug nut holding the spare wheel on and revmoved the wheel and placed it in the back of the SUV.

Next time, I'll be sure to check ALL bolts on the triler.   :nuts:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 03, 2014, 09:11:57 AM

I picked up the new dirt ride yesteday

Well?!  :pokestick:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on August 03, 2014, 09:14:27 AM
Pics or yoos a liar
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Post by: Scratch on August 03, 2014, 09:37:26 AM
Pics or yoos a liar


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Post by: R Doug on August 03, 2014, 09:54:14 AM
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Now, that's about my speed.  :lol:
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Post by: R Doug on August 03, 2014, 09:55:35 AM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 03, 2014, 09:58:42 AM
We need to start a pot on which bone you break first.

Very nice color of orange.  :clap:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on August 03, 2014, 10:22:39 AM
In my years of riding in the dirt, i've broken two rigs and dislocated my left knee.  Other than that, it's been your run of the mill bumps and bruises. 

I do appreciate your optimism that history will repeat itself.   :o ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mr.awesome on August 03, 2014, 10:25:40 AM
 :clap: Very nice Doug....now go get it dirty, its too pretty right now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 03, 2014, 11:25:35 AM
We need to start a pot on which bone you break first.

And who breaks it.   :augie:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 03, 2014, 01:18:29 PM
rode it for the first time in 3 weeks. fecking flu.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 03, 2014, 05:50:05 PM
rode it for the first time in 3 weeks. fecking flu.

Change of venue may be in order.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on August 04, 2014, 10:56:35 PM
Got to work today and found I had lost all of the tread on the rear tire :shrug:

Well good thing I had a tire at home with at least 1500 miles to go on it.

The harborjunk tire stand came in handy, off the rim and new one on in 10 min, stopped half way through for a beer.
Will order new shoes for the red one tomorrow, got a ride this weekend so the used tire will do for now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 05, 2014, 10:50:33 AM
Glued fender washers to the underside of Rue's F700GS fairing, so she can use her magnetic tank bag.
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Post by: mxvet57 on August 05, 2014, 11:16:13 PM
Stupid me. I left the key on the speedy and ran down the battery. I charged it up to get it started. When i put the volt meter on it showed only 12.7 volts at 4000 RPM. Something is wrong here.

When i went to check the output of the stator i found this.
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One wire came out of the connector and insulation was breaking off another wire.

Made some jumpers to temperately fix it.
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Working like new. This was at idle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 06, 2014, 07:22:52 AM
Is Lucas still doing their electrics?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 06, 2014, 07:59:14 AM
Installed a lowered center stand from Morton's BMW on Rue's F700GS yesterday.  Also have a Cee Bailey's headlight guard on the way for it. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 06, 2014, 08:17:13 AM
Is Lucas still doing their electrics?

That stator was replaced 10 months ago with a Ricks motorsports stator.

I'm going to the dealer today to talk to them about it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 06, 2014, 10:52:23 AM
Very nearly fell off it. Classic, idiotic, newbie mistake.

There's been a long, hot spell here. This morning, it rained. Going to work, got into Brighton without incident (except for fecking cyclists riding in fog with no lights). Changed lane to do a bit of filtering. When changing lane, I opened the throttle slight;lly-back end broke away and fishtailed-then a tank slapper started. Didn't roll off the throttle or brake, even when I expected the bike to throw me off. Got through it by making no other inputs and wrestling the bike.

Wet roads are slippery with oil, rubber and all sorts of crap after a dry spell. I know that. I'm an idiot to have forgotten.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 06, 2014, 11:04:22 AM
Glued fender washers to the underside of Rue's F700GS fairing, so she can use her magnetic tank bag.

Removed fender washers as they don't have enough 'oomph' through the plastic fairing to hold the tank bag.  Using more magnets instead. 

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Owing to the F700GS fairing's irregular shape the Road Gear tank bag also needed to be modified. The front magnet pockets were shortened by folding & stitching them under themselves, to better locate on the fairing's narrow horizontal surfaces (the magnets inside were flipped as well).

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 06, 2014, 11:06:43 AM
I'm an idiot to have forgotten.

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on August 06, 2014, 02:44:25 PM

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:

Yep...posting "nearly fell off it" in a maintenance thread. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mr.awesome on August 06, 2014, 03:31:02 PM

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:

Yep...posting "nearly fell off it" in a maintenance thread.


I'm sure he cleaned his shorts afterward. That would be considered maintenance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on August 06, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
Bought a set of Silverstone saddlebags . They are sweet.Will use em for the Ohio meet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stromgal on August 06, 2014, 07:51:18 PM
Cleaned and adjusted chains, aired tires, gassed up both Stroms. Packed the Wee. Leaving in the a. of m. for MotoGP!  :banana:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 06, 2014, 08:03:49 PM
Cleaned and adjusted chains, aired tires, gassed up both Stroms. Packed the Wee. Leaving in the a. of m. for MotoGP!  :banana:


 :bigok:

Enjoy. Post lots of pics.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on August 06, 2014, 08:23:55 PM

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:

Yep...posting "nearly fell off it" in a maintenance thread.
I'm sure he cleaned his shorts afterward. That would be considered maintenance.
:lol:



I got gas today, is that maintenance?  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 06, 2014, 08:36:29 PM

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:

Yep...posting "nearly fell off it" in a maintenance thread.
I'm sure he cleaned his shorts afterward. That would be considered maintenance.
:lol:



I got gas today, is that maintenance?  :bigsmile:

Only if you had to do the same 4 hours later.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on August 07, 2014, 03:01:15 PM

I got gas today, is that maintenance?  :bigsmile:


Topping off fluids = maintenance. 


Cheers!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on August 07, 2014, 08:14:11 PM

I got gas today, is that maintenance?  :bigsmile:


Topping off fluids = maintenance. 


Cheers!
 :thumbsup:

Nice bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on August 08, 2014, 05:56:28 AM

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:

Yep...posting "nearly fell off it" in a maintenance thread.
I'm sure he cleaned his shorts afterward. That would be considered maintenance.
:lol:



I got gas today, is that maintenance?  :bigsmile:

Only if you had to do the same 4 hours later.

Oh. I did that yesterday. :wings: I also put on a new tank bag.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 08, 2014, 08:07:34 AM
Sent the tank bag back to Givi for a broken zipper.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 08, 2014, 02:53:22 PM
Fecking clutch switch has gone. Only two months old.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 08, 2014, 02:55:47 PM

Yes, but you're our idiot.   :wave:

Yep...posting "nearly fell off it" in a maintenance thread.
I'm sure he cleaned his shorts afterward. That would be considered maintenance.

it would have been maintence, if I'd come off. Anyways, this thread is titled what did you do to your bike toady? Which includes all sorts of stuff.

Today, I was reveresed into by a car and a double decker bus nearly took me out. Fecking cyclists.
 :lol:



I got gas today, is that maintenance?  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 08, 2014, 04:14:19 PM
Changed the oil, oil filter & brake fluid on Rue's F700GS.  Also put on a new rear Tourance - front will go on tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on August 10, 2014, 07:52:57 PM
Added a night light to the KLR.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on August 11, 2014, 05:26:39 AM
Fecking clutch switch has gone. Only two months old.

What is a clutch switch?

Yesterday, I finally got around to fixing one of my instrument mounts. It's been held in place, with Gorilla tape, for about 5 months. :redface:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 11, 2014, 06:24:16 AM
Put a new rear Tourance on my GSA yesterday.  It's pretty much all prepped for our cross-country starting next week. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 11, 2014, 07:57:43 AM
Fecking clutch switch has gone. Only two months old.

What is a clutch switch?

Yesterday, I finally got around to fixing one of my instrument mounts. It's been held in place, with Gorilla tape, for about 5 months. :redface:

Engine won't start unless the transmission is in neutral or the clutch lever is pulled in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on August 14, 2014, 04:59:39 PM
Fresh rubber to replace the 7 year old 606s that were on the KLR.  Whoa, they don't whine anymore.   :wings:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mikephelps71 on August 14, 2014, 07:36:03 PM
Fix the left fairing, got the radiator fixed, and reinstalled everything. After double checking my double checks rode it down the road and back. Minus some beauty marks on the left fairing the KLR is back in business.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on August 16, 2014, 06:37:31 AM
Looked in 4 auto parts places for a crush washer big enough for my drain plug. Finally was successful, changed the oil and went on a 80 mile ride along Black Canyon.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 16, 2014, 08:31:08 AM
Looked in 4 auto parts places for a crush washer big enough for my drain plug. Finally was successful, changed the oil and went on a 80 mile ride along Black Canyon.

141?  :drool:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on August 16, 2014, 09:33:23 AM
New sprockets and chain on the bandit . Man the front sprocket was hard to get off !
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on August 16, 2014, 05:13:51 PM
Looked in 4 auto parts places for a crush washer big enough for my drain plug. Finally was successful, changed the oil and went on a 80 mile ride along Black Canyon.

141?  :drool:

No, 92. It's on the other side of the Gunnison River and you can see a lot of the Park, high up. I need to check 141. Is that on the Park side?
I just checked. Yeah I have been on 141 and it's pretty cool too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on August 16, 2014, 07:29:21 PM
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Installed my new Shad top case [emoji16]
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on August 17, 2014, 06:41:00 AM
I never heard of that brand. Nice to have a rack on top.
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Post by: doc4216 on August 17, 2014, 07:26:08 AM
Yeah it feels pretty sturdy and installation was a breeze! I ordered it off twisted throttle and they were also great.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on August 17, 2014, 04:03:48 PM
Figured out how to mount two MSR fuel bottles on Rue's right Vario case - while keeping the expanding case thingamajig functional.

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Post by: mxvet57 on August 18, 2014, 10:58:47 PM
Three days till launch for the ESTO meet and i discover the rear case mounting plate is cracking at one of the mounting points.
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Since i would of had to order a new one there's no way i would get it in time so i had to come up with something else. So i drilled through the plate, the rubber mount, and rack and put in a 1/4-20 carage bolt.
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Good as new and it doesn't move any more.
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Post by: coho on August 19, 2014, 01:16:55 AM
Three days till launch for the ESTO meet and i discover the rear case mounting plate is cracking at one of the mounting points.
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Since i would of had to order a new one there's no way i would get it in time so i had to come up with something else. So i drilled through the plate, the rubber mount, and rack and put in a 1/4-20 carage bolt.
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Good as new and it doesn't move any more.
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Necessity is one of the Mothers of Invention (The Triangle player, I think).

Nice permanent temporary repair. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on August 21, 2014, 05:15:51 AM
Yesterday, I cleaned and lubed the chain. Then I adjusted it. This Duc has a 4 mm target area for slack. The odd thing is that if it isn't in that range, the trany acts a little clunky.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on August 21, 2014, 10:48:32 PM
I washed off about 4000 miles of road gunk and squashed bugs. I don't know what came over me since I hardly ever wash any vehicle that I own.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on August 23, 2014, 11:02:09 PM
I installed shiny new mirrors with blinkers in 'em on the Dumbbike. While I had them off the lightly rusty windshield bracket and the headlight bezels got the Dremel with a wire brush and a shot of rattlecan black which I thought was flat but wasn't. It's okay though, because the mirrors are shiny. I think I'm gonna plasti-dip the plastics some entertaining color because I want to plasti-dip something. Maybe next weekend.
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While I was at it I changed the tube in the rear tire with the spoons, profanity and sweat meathod which I didn't take any pictures of.
My $35 impulse buy bike lift worked a treat.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on August 24, 2014, 11:15:32 AM
I never heard of that brand. Nice to have a rack on top.

um  no comment.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on August 24, 2014, 12:33:40 PM
Added a Gerbings plug and a dual USB charger to the KLR in anticipation of cold weather out west.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 24, 2014, 03:22:05 PM
Rode it. Didn't wash it. I may oil the chain.

Maybe.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on August 24, 2014, 04:08:45 PM
Put gas in....several times.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on August 24, 2014, 06:08:34 PM
Put gas in once. Will be washing it shortly so that M.Brane can replace a light bulb, inspect the kickstand switch, and do some other electrical maintenance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: HipGnosis on August 25, 2014, 10:39:09 AM
Finally got the new Pirelli Angel front tire for the Ninja mounted.
Put the wheel back on the bike and went for a 3 hour ride.  Multiple weaves and front only braking to scuff it in and heat cycle it.
No technical roads, but felt very good on fast sweepers (on the way home).
I put the cap for the valve stem on the hook w/ the key to remind me to re-check the pressure.

After that, I took the V-Star to a church festival.  The M/C parking area was all cruisers (and a cpl scooters) - mine was the only one with bugs on the windshield.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 25, 2014, 09:24:06 PM
Like Chris I put several tanks of gas in it this weekend and wore a lot of rubber of the sides of the tires.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 26, 2014, 12:25:02 PM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 26, 2014, 01:45:31 PM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Wesley on August 28, 2014, 11:37:12 AM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.

Shat = shit. :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 28, 2014, 11:47:09 AM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.

Shat = shit. :smiley_thumb:

Shat is the past tense for shit. Keep up everyone.

Rode it again. I commute on it, see.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 28, 2014, 11:58:02 AM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.

Shat = shit. :smiley_thumb:


Thank you Dr. Webster.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 28, 2014, 01:59:16 PM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.

Shat = shit. :smiley_thumb:


Thank you Dr. Webster.

Webster is an American dictionary that bastardises English spelling.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 28, 2014, 02:29:46 PM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.

Shat = shit. :smiley_thumb:


Thank you Dr. Webster.

Webster is an American dictionary that bastardises English spelling.

This from someone that can't spell tire rite.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on August 28, 2014, 02:54:55 PM

This from someone that can't spell tire rite.

Quoted for hilarity.   :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on August 28, 2014, 02:55:10 PM

This from someone that can't spell tire rite.


 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 28, 2014, 07:36:57 PM
Rode it again. And a sea gull shat on it.

And took a shit too.

Shat = shit. :smiley_thumb:


Thank you Dr. Webster.

Webster is an American dictionary that bastardises English spelling.

This from someone that can't spell tire rite.

Your write Ed. Papas spelling and dickshon is horibal.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on August 29, 2014, 09:23:20 AM
Before work, I pulled out the Eastern Beaver econoseal plug with pigtail delivered last week, located the heated grips accessory plug under the nose of the Sprint, and labeled the wires on the pigtail (they're all black) as switched, always on, and negative; I pulled out some suitable wire from the electric bin, stripped the ends and crimped on some female spade connectors to connect to my new dual USB plug; pulled out my soldering iron and solder and shrink tubing and got everything ready for a quick install this evening. Need to make sure a charging lead will not be damaged (and it won't attract water) if I put the plug in the glove box and run the lead from in there to the RAM mounted phone with the glove box closed...trying to avoid too many holes...

THat's it. Did not ride it to work today...

- Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 29, 2014, 06:48:40 PM
Washed the dirt bike today in anticipation of getting it dirty this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 29, 2014, 07:49:44 PM
Washed the dirt bike today in anticipation of getting it dirty this weekend.

Planning ahead. I like that.  :clap:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on August 30, 2014, 07:23:03 PM
New front brake pads and a steel line. Wheeeeeee.

Then rode it to the store. *yawn*
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motrhead on August 30, 2014, 10:55:11 PM
Pushed it after I ran out of gas ;D I was a kilometer from home, and a kilometer from the gas station, so I chose to push. I accidentally left it on reserve after last fill, and tipping it on it's side didn't pick up enough to ride.  :-[
It's a good thing the XLCR is one of the lightest Harleys...wasn't really any worse than pushing a dirt bike. Thank god I wasn't on a Road King or an 850 pound Indian LOL  I knew I was cutting it fine, but I was headed to the gas station...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 01, 2014, 10:56:29 AM
Discovered yesterday morning when I went for my ride my low/high beam lamp was out. Installed a new one this morning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on September 01, 2014, 11:25:05 AM

Then rode it to the store. *yawn*

Bob would be proud.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 01, 2014, 11:35:39 AM

Then rode it to the store. *yawn*

Bob would be proud.

 :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 01, 2014, 11:36:20 AM
Discovered yesterday morning when I went for my ride my low/high beam lamp was out. Installed a new one this morning.


I guess you don't ride at night much.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 01, 2014, 11:44:07 AM
Rode it, did a ton.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 01, 2014, 11:44:17 AM
Discovered yesterday morning when I went for my ride my low/high beam lamp was out. Installed a new one this morning.


I guess you don't ride at night much.

Not much anymore. Used to all the time. But my night vision isn't what it used to be.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 01, 2014, 03:18:30 PM
Preface. I apologize to MBrane, Cablebandit, Cookie and anyone else that I'm about to break the covenant.

I washed my bike today. I even waxed it. Now I have shiny scratches, nicks, gouges, scuffs, chips.....


On the plus side; my rear wheel may be 5 lbs. lighter. A rag and a little bit of kerosene does wonders.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 01, 2014, 04:18:51 PM
How many missing fasteners did you discover?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 01, 2014, 04:40:35 PM
How many missing fasteners did you discover?


More like broken zip ties.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 01, 2014, 05:06:46 PM
:rofl:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 01, 2014, 05:48:32 PM
How many missing fasteners did you discover?

None. They weren't there. Therefore they're superfluous.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on September 04, 2014, 02:04:30 PM
Well I'm not sure "what" I did...but the crack in my right sidecase lid seems to have expanded. And a piece is now missing.

Dammit. Gonna have to bust out the Super Glue, duct tape, and blue spray paint.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on September 07, 2014, 05:39:25 AM
My clutch was slowly disappearing, so I found slightly used slave cylinder on EBay for $30. It showed up yesterday, so I installed it. I had to refresh my memory on bleeding via the internet. Next up is bleeding my rear brake. A really strange Italian experience. It starts by removing the rear wheel and hanging the caliper as high as possible, while connected to the line.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 07, 2014, 06:48:13 AM
Chain, oil, tyre pressures. Still flummoxed (a good word flummoxed) by the hugh fuel consumption. Might have to take it to a shop.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 07, 2014, 12:54:12 PM
Discovered both tail lights were out. Replaced. Lubed and adjusted chain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 07, 2014, 01:02:20 PM
Well not today but last Thursday: finally ordered a Penske shock and spring for the Ducati. :banana: :chili:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Jim on September 07, 2014, 01:31:35 PM
Still flummoxed (a good word flummoxed) by the hugh fuel consumption. Might have to take it to a shop.

A persnickity bike, it is.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 07, 2014, 04:14:43 PM
Still flummoxed (a good word flummoxed) by the hugh fuel consumption. Might have to take it to a shop.

A persnickity bike, it is.

Maybe it needs a cravat?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 07, 2014, 05:01:50 PM
Discovered both tail lights were out. Replaced. Lubed and adjusted chain.


I'll say it again. Don't you ride at night.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 07, 2014, 06:48:55 PM
Discovered both tail lights were out. Replaced. Lubed and adjusted chain.


I'll say it again. Don't you ride at night.

I don't know about you; but I'm well forward of my tail lights.

And, like I said before,  no; I don't ride at night as much as I used to. Again, my night vision isn't what it used to be. Is that too hard to understand? Or are you just trying to fuck with me and didn't understand my original post?

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on September 07, 2014, 09:18:57 PM
Well not today but last Thursday: finally ordered a Penske shock and spring for the Ducati. :banana: :chili:

That sounds like fun. Please report on the results.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on September 08, 2014, 11:56:47 AM
Chain, oil, tyre pressures. Still flummoxed (a good word flummoxed) by the hugh fuel consumption. Might have to take it to a shop.

Quit using that twisty thing on the right side bar end so much...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: GRN on September 08, 2014, 05:37:32 PM
122 mile lunch run with my bride on the RT; oil/filter & chain maint of the GSX so I can put if back on the floor at work tomorrow; ran the KLX around the neighbor hood to make it feel loved.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 08, 2014, 05:56:34 PM
Well not today but last Thursday: finally ordered a Penske shock and spring for the Ducati. :banana: :chili:

That sounds like fun. Please report on the results.
Will do.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 09, 2014, 03:29:33 PM
What did I do to my bike today? 130 mph on Underhill Lane (which you all know from the Snowman cartoon).
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 11, 2014, 08:04:53 PM
Ordered a new front brake switch. The one on there is acting up and getting intermittent.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on September 15, 2014, 05:01:56 PM
I replaced a broken kickstand switch on my Tiger 800.  The old kickstand kill switch plunger was sheered clean off when I bottomed out recently.  Luckily, the bike still ran without that plunger. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 15, 2014, 06:07:55 PM
New shock and spring shipping for the Ducati! Should arrive on Friday.  :banana: :chili: :banana: :chili:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: cb400 on September 15, 2014, 09:30:52 PM
Got the 2003 Honda Reflex I bought running ....

...it has 18 miles on it.

Hopefully tomorrow I can ride it for the first time.

It was bought by the DC City Government for some reason, then never used. Sat in a warehouse till the guy I bought it from got it in an auction in 2012. He got it running, and then just let it sit.

Now I have it. It will not sit. 

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on September 16, 2014, 07:04:13 AM
Got the 2003 Honda Reflex I bought running ....

...it has 18 miles on it.

Hopefully tomorrow I can ride it for the first time.

It was bought by the DC City Government for some reason, then never used. Sat in a warehouse till the guy I bought it from got it in an auction in 2012. He got it running, and then just let it sit.

Now I have it. It will not sit.

Wow, time machine. Ride the snot out of it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on September 17, 2014, 09:38:06 AM
Brake pads in the front on the Sprint. Haven't had a chance to run them in... carrying mass files to and from work today, so rode cage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 17, 2014, 10:02:55 AM
too lazy to re-cover the old seat? buy another off Ebay. It's on, now. No more wet bum in the morning.

Time to strip the carbs...to seek the cause of the low MPG.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 19, 2014, 11:14:28 AM
Tank off, air filter and base off, etc. Check choke cable is running free (take off, oil) and the choke linkage is all working (oil and grease). Yes. No probs there at all. Chokes working well on all 4 carbs (slides oiled). Put back together. Now what? Bet it will still be getting poor fuel mileage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 19, 2014, 11:27:02 AM
Tank off, air filter and base off, etc. Check choke cable is running free (take off, oil) and the choke linkage is all working (oil and grease). Yes. No probs there at all. Chokes working well on all 4 carbs (slides oiled). Put back together. Now what? Bet it will still be getting poor fuel mileage.


Is your throttle cable sticking?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 19, 2014, 02:17:21 PM
Tank off, air filter and base off, etc. Check choke cable is running free (take off, oil) and the choke linkage is all working (oil and grease). Yes. No probs there at all. Chokes working well on all 4 carbs (slides oiled). Put back together. Now what? Bet it will still be getting poor fuel mileage.


Is your throttle cable sticking?

Don't think so. But, VFR throttle cables are not easy to oil.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 20, 2014, 10:27:50 AM
Well last night M.Brane kindly installed my new Eibach spring and Penske shock. We are testing it out today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 20, 2014, 10:42:53 AM
Just as i pulled in the driveway last night on the Triumph when the headlight relay decided to go out. good thing it's a common 5 pin relay so i just need to pick up one at the auto parts store.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 20, 2014, 11:14:23 AM
It won't be nearly as good as a genuine Triumph part. The one from the auto store might look the same and be made in the same factory, even, but Triumph parts are three times more expensive, so they must be better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 22, 2014, 12:35:25 PM
I think I've fixed the carbs and the MPG problem!!!!!!!!!!!1 :wings:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on September 22, 2014, 12:42:22 PM
Cool! What was it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 22, 2014, 12:43:15 PM
Cool! What was it?


Probably running to rich.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on September 22, 2014, 01:07:26 PM
Cool! What was it?


Probably running to rich.
Where?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 22, 2014, 01:55:15 PM
Cool! What was it?

Rebuilt the choke system again-must have still been sticking a little, still.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on September 22, 2014, 06:34:15 PM
That'll do it. Fracking carbs.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on September 23, 2014, 07:18:17 AM
Replaced the original battery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on September 24, 2014, 06:13:22 AM
Ordered and received two 12v power cords for the dirt bikes to keep the Oregon 450 running without batteries.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on September 25, 2014, 04:06:21 PM
Left it in the garage. It was dumping buckets for the first time in months and apparently many people have forgotten how to drive in the rain. The normal commute this morning was turned into a scrap collector's wet dream.

Dolts.  :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on September 28, 2014, 01:31:02 PM
Massaged the bent parts from the trip out west.  Saddlebag is now relatively straight and rattle free. I also removed the POS K&N air filter and put a stock foam filter/cage back in.  Tomorrow, I'll finish straightening the left rack with a big persuader at work. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on September 28, 2014, 02:22:50 PM
I washed it.


Second time this year.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on September 28, 2014, 06:01:29 PM
I washed it.


Second time this year.   :lol:


I didn't wash it. So take that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on September 28, 2014, 06:11:23 PM
Hadda wash mine.  The aroma in the garage was getting pretty overpowering.  Cattle/horse/antelope/critter poo does that. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on September 28, 2014, 08:08:13 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on September 29, 2014, 07:43:02 PM
Added a mirror (mounted on a RAM mount) and a rear rack for luggage to the KTM.

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Sadly, the KTM is being outridden by its human powered counterpart.  I am REALLY enjoying mountain biking which is good because I need to shed a few lbs for the KTM.    ;D


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: AHD43 on September 29, 2014, 08:46:37 PM
Glad to see the corner the garage is full again.

M
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on September 30, 2014, 06:11:02 AM
Glad to see the corner the garage is full again.

M


Thanks.  Isn't it time to update your avatar?   8) :P


I'm finding more and more places to do dual sport riding in the area plus I've located all of the pay-to-play ORV areas around me.  I look forward to getting out on it.  I'm just enjoying MTB'ing so much right now, I haven't taken the time to ride the orange beast.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on September 30, 2014, 08:11:24 AM
Yesterday, I took the bike off a trailer at its and my
new home, for a year, in Southern, CA. Then it will be back to CO.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 30, 2014, 01:35:19 PM
Set up the Sat Nav for the French trip, put a new mount on the bike. Now the fecking thing isn't charging.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on October 01, 2014, 11:25:10 AM
Bought a tall ZTechnik VStream windshield for the GSA, which I should've done before our trip...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on October 03, 2014, 04:14:19 PM
Ordered a chain and sprockets.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on October 06, 2014, 06:46:55 AM
Put on a new front tire without my HF setup. It was actually easier the old fashioned way. I don't know if I would feel that way with a rear tire though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on October 08, 2014, 11:27:37 PM
I flushed and refilled the radiator.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on October 09, 2014, 06:52:02 AM
I scrubbed the road grime off the Leo Vince pipe.  It was starting to get furry.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 09, 2014, 08:45:03 AM
I scrubbed the road grime off the Leo Vince pipe.  It was starting to get furry.


A lot of that Amish exhaust.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 09, 2014, 10:35:39 AM
Took delivery of a new pompe d'essence. All I need now is the bike to fit it on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on October 09, 2014, 06:11:53 PM
Used it as a weapon in traffic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on October 10, 2014, 12:17:04 PM
New tahrs
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 10, 2014, 12:19:12 PM
Pulled a wheelie.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 15, 2014, 07:31:04 PM
Working on the speedy today and found the inlet on one of the mufflers was broken.
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Cleaned it up and welded it back on. Now I'm not a good welder and since the metal was thin on the muffler I was trying not to burn a hole in it. Had the welder on the lowest setting (30A) and  still had trouble.
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I did find a used one on fleabay off of a striped 07 for $45.00. So I'll be getting that one and this one will be fine till then.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on October 15, 2014, 08:05:45 PM
Pulled a wheelie.


Working on the speedy today and found the inlet on one of the mufflers was broken.
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Hmmm.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 15, 2014, 08:32:37 PM
Pulled a wheelie.


Working on the speedy today and found the inlet on one of the mufflers was broken.
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Hmmm.....



NO. I didn't Loop it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on October 16, 2014, 06:36:44 AM
Checked out the battery.  It's holding steady at 11.7 volts.  :o

Sounds like a new battery is in my future. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on October 16, 2014, 01:21:21 PM
Ordered a smaller front sprocket for my Tuono....  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 16, 2014, 03:45:58 PM
lunatic.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on October 16, 2014, 03:52:38 PM
It is a hooligan bike, after all... Only went down one tooth from stock. Can't wait. Was a great mod on my Sprint, made it the way it should have been stock. Hopefully, this will be at least an equal improvement. Also tightened the throttle cable and tightened the header bolts that I loosened to add the modified collector pipe... This bike is dying to be ridden.

 -Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 16, 2014, 04:16:24 PM
Rode the FJR to the supermarket. Sorry no Bob report.

Now I think i'll take out the Speedy and torture the tires.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on October 16, 2014, 04:30:31 PM
Rode the dumbbike to work today.
I've been riding the RT a lot lately and wanted some variety.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: rgbeard on October 17, 2014, 10:06:28 PM
De-track-prepped the bike to ready it for a fun 300+ mile ride, tomorrow, and it rewarded me by leaking fuel all over. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 18, 2014, 04:08:28 AM
I'm in for another "let's pour fuel all over the place" fix. Today, I shall mostly be replacing all of the fuel hoses, clips and pompe d'essence on the VFR. It should be messy, as the fuel tap won't turn off.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 18, 2014, 02:24:06 PM
Well, it wasn't so messy after all, as I used a carpenter's clamp to shut off the fuel. All done, goes like stink.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on October 19, 2014, 08:03:18 AM
I swapped the summer shield for the winter one. I also pulled the heated gear pigtails out from under the seat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on October 19, 2014, 02:25:35 PM
Oil and filter. Adjusted chain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on October 19, 2014, 05:09:37 PM
I hit the rev limiter today while going for a short ride thru the Hills. Had a blast!  but finding out my right hand does not like to hold on and whack the throttle at the same time.  my fingers cramped up while in the process. Kinda hard to hit the brake when fingers don't bend straight. grrrr.

30 mins later, my fingers are still twitching and wanting to curl up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on October 19, 2014, 05:54:37 PM
...hard to hit the brake when fingers don't bend straight...

Is that you Ed?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on October 19, 2014, 11:44:09 PM
I replaced the front brakes pads and flushed the brake fluid on my Tiger 800. 
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Post by: Max Wedge on October 20, 2014, 06:11:21 AM
looked at it longingly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on October 20, 2014, 06:25:21 AM
looked at it longingly.
Dude, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on October 20, 2014, 08:44:11 AM
looked at it longingly.
Dude, I'm sorry.

Thank you.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: radon222 on October 20, 2014, 02:01:16 PM
Technically it was yesterday... but I did an oil change and discovered two broken engine guard mounts  :-(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on October 20, 2014, 02:08:16 PM
Not today but on Saturday I rode the VFR and M.Brane rode his VFR and we showed JonS around Highway 33, Lockwood Valley, and Cerro Noroeste.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 20, 2014, 03:02:47 PM
Washed the 2 months of bugs off the FJR in preparation of putting some new ones on.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on October 20, 2014, 03:56:59 PM
Told Stan my mechanic (conveniently located about 1/2 mile from my house) that he should go ahead and bleed the brakes and the clutch while he puts on the smaller sprocket up front (on the Tuono...). Can't wait to ride it!

 - Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on October 20, 2014, 03:57:36 PM
Washed the 2 months of bugs off the FJR in preparation of putting some new ones on.

Is it that time of year again already?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on October 25, 2014, 06:05:01 PM
Nothing. Went hunting.  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on October 25, 2014, 09:26:27 PM
I rode it to the auto parts store to get parts for my cage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on October 26, 2014, 08:36:03 AM
Changed the oil/filter on both bikes in prep for the long white.

Much to my surprise, it stopped raining and the temps climbed. So I did the only thing a sane person could do. I made sure the new oil filter was well saturated by riding the bike for 200km.  ON the way home, I picked up some Seafoam, stopped at the Shell, dumped a few ounces of Seafoam in the tank, then topped it up with Premium (no alcohol) and rode it home.

Most likely my last ride of 2013 :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: radon222 on October 26, 2014, 10:09:11 AM
Installed new engine guards on the 1150 GSA.  The OEM guards failed at the mounts on both the top and bottom pieces on one side.  As much I love the OEM guards because they make great leg rests,  I got these for less than half the price of just a couple pieces of the OEM part.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on October 26, 2014, 11:23:22 AM
Took a short ride to note the improvement from a new chain/sprocket set and basically put it away. Haven't ridden 100 miles since  sept.Guess I am done for the year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Veefer800canuck on October 26, 2014, 12:00:02 PM
I put Sta-Bil in the tank and hooked up the battery charger.

It started snowing today.

:-(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on October 26, 2014, 07:47:25 PM
 Took the '94 VFR out for a little canyon romp after doing a carb cleaning, and complete fluid change. The carbs were pretty grungy, and it runs much better now. Got some nasty petro residue goop out of the clutch master. It also shifts a bit better with the Mobil 1. Don't know what was in it, but it was pretty watery coming out. According to the PO it was changed back in March at 124K. Nearly 130 on her now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on October 29, 2014, 04:02:32 AM
Packing it up for the ride home over the next two days.  It was good seeing my oldest son.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on October 29, 2014, 06:37:59 AM
I moved it out of the way to mow the grass/leaves one last time this year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on October 29, 2014, 11:44:43 AM
Got in a 200km ride last weekend. Likely my last ride of the year on either of the bikes. Except for taking the batteries out, their ready for the long white.

Otherwise, eyeballed them sadly this morning in the garage while taking out the garbage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on October 29, 2014, 11:49:16 AM
Got in a 200km ride last weekend. Likely my last ride of the year on either of the bikes. Except for taking the batteries out, their ready for the long white.

Otherwise, eyeballed them sadly this morning in the garage while taking out the garbage.


You are a bad bad man.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on November 09, 2014, 05:03:16 PM
I caressed mine every time I walked by today. was hoping to get a short ride but no luck. guess I'll hook up the battery tender again while I'm off at work til my next time-off. need to get a tender for the wife's ride.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on November 10, 2014, 04:44:25 AM
Put the headlight assembly from Liz's 919 on it. Now I can see when I ride after 4pm. :)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on November 10, 2014, 05:17:03 AM
Its yellow.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on November 10, 2014, 07:05:01 AM
It is.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 10, 2014, 07:39:26 AM
Its yellow.



Very observant.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on November 10, 2014, 02:37:08 PM
Washed both of them.  Time to go play in the mud!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 10, 2014, 02:39:23 PM
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11.7 Volts!   Ru-Roh.

I could toss it on the trickle charger but it's more fun to go take it out and thrash it for a couple hundred miles.  After all, the bike has a built in charger right?   :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 10, 2014, 07:08:39 PM
  After all, the bike has a built in charger right?   :naughty:

As long as it's working.   :augie:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 10, 2014, 07:19:56 PM
All the way up to a dismal 12.3 volts after the fact.   :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: rgbeard on November 11, 2014, 01:37:58 AM
On the 01 Speedy, changed the air cleaner element, and a little rubber bit that's part of the fuel tank mount.

The air cleaner element on this sure is easier than the air cleaner unit that you have to change on the Trophy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on November 11, 2014, 05:15:23 AM
On the 01 Speedy, changed the air cleaner element, and a little rubber bit that's part of the fuel tank mount.

The air cleaner element on this sure is easier than the air cleaner unit that you have to change on the Trophy.

Rebuilding the engine is probably easier that changing the air filter on an early triple/four.  That engineer should be shot in the balls.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on November 11, 2014, 07:36:34 AM
On the 01 Speedy, changed the air cleaner element, and a little rubber bit that's part of the fuel tank mount.

The air cleaner element on this sure is easier than the air cleaner unit that you have to change on the Trophy.

Rebuilding the engine is probably easier that changing the air filter on an early triple/four.  That engineer should be shot in the balls.


You are referring to the Daytona.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on November 11, 2014, 07:04:43 PM
On the 01 Speedy, changed the air cleaner element, and a little rubber bit that's part of the fuel tank mount.

The air cleaner element on this sure is easier than the air cleaner unit that you have to change on the Trophy.

Rebuilding the engine is probably easier that changing the air filter on an early triple/four.  That engineer should be shot in the balls.


You are referring to the Daytona.

All the pre 2001 touring and 900/1200 sport bikes use the same frame.  The air filter wraps around the down tube requiring the carb bank to be removed.  My 95 trophy and 96 Daytona used the same filter.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: slayman on November 15, 2014, 02:28:38 PM
Installed new heated grip controller. Grips and gloves, that should do it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on November 15, 2014, 02:42:35 PM
Prepped a new battery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on November 15, 2014, 07:45:26 PM
Bought my filter and washer for my oil change on Tony.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on November 15, 2014, 10:19:45 PM
I installed a new skid plate for my 2011 Tiger 800 Roadie.
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I could not find anything about the Ricochet Skid Plate for the Triumph Tiger 800 on the web, other than the description on the Ricochet website.  Ricochet Off Road seemed to have a good reputation, so I ordered the sump guard (skid plate).

Took all of about 10 minutes to install.  The Ricochet sump guard is much stronger than the plastic OEM sump guard.  The price was also very good compared to other sump guards.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on November 20, 2014, 06:40:04 AM
I washed the poor thing and bought the current tag.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on November 20, 2014, 06:46:31 AM
Just blew the dust of it. RTE at Snappy Dogs today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on November 20, 2014, 07:20:26 AM
Moved it over to get the snowblower out.  :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on November 26, 2014, 07:35:26 PM
After more than a month off the bikes I have had enough, regardless of the pain issues I road the Red one to work today.

back story; buldgingg disc in the neck, pain down the arm, numb throttle hand. in short the machine is broken.

Weather is great, bikes are sitting in the garage crying to me "lets get out on the road" Today I gave in to the pleas and suited up and hit the road. Pain was tolerable and the feel of the bike was wonderful. Riding the Hex Head felt like taking the prom queen to a 5 star hotel after the prom for bit of "adult activity"  :naughty:  I hammered the throttle on the straights and leaned deep into the curves, Back in the Saddle and loving the ride.

I am paying for it now, a bit hard to type with little feeling in the right hand and an electric wire running down the back side of the right arm. I remember a bit of pain after the prom but then as now I have a smile on my.  face.

Well what did I do to the bikes today, I road it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 27, 2014, 02:17:59 AM
After more than a month off the bikes I have had enough, regardless of the pain issues I road the Red one to work today.

back story; buldgingg disc in the neck, pain down the arm, numb throttle hand. in short the machine is broken.

Weather is great, bikes are sitting in the garage crying to me "lets get out on the road" Today I gave in to the pleas and suited up and hit the road. Pain was tolerable and the feel of the bike was wonderful. Riding the Hex Head felt like taking the prom queen to a 5 star hotel after the prom for bit of "adult activity"  :naughty:  I hammered the throttle on the straights and leaned deep into the curves, Back in the Saddle and loving the ride.

I am paying for it now, a bit hard to type with little feeling in the right hand and an electric wire running down the back side of the right arm. I remember a bit of pain after the prom but then as now I have a smile on my.  face.

Well what did I do to the bikes today, I road it!

 :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on November 27, 2014, 06:02:43 AM
Put a new AGM battery in the DR350 and replaced the missing battery hold down strap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on November 27, 2014, 10:50:28 AM
Spent quality time getting all the BT connections between phone, bike, GPS, Sena and garmin smartlink for weather and traffic sorted.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on November 27, 2014, 10:51:09 AM
I scratched it while installing my new taillight.

Yay.

Doesn't that suck?  Hate when I do something like that when performing simple crap.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on November 28, 2014, 10:59:56 PM
I just finished up an LED light conversion and installed bar-end weights.  I also rigged up a permanent mounting system for a Kreiga bag on the rear seat, so now all I need to do to mount the bag is pull the webbing loops out from under the seat and hook the Kreiga to them.

I also did some regular maintenance such as an oil change and chain tension.

The bike's ready for the annual Monterey Madness run next weekend!    :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on December 06, 2014, 09:07:20 PM
Went for a short ride to test our new Interphone F5MC intercoms.  :inlove:

Range is not as much as hoped as it really is line of sight but the audio quality is really good. We're going to fiddle with the settings as it picks up a lot of background noise and the noise-cancelling has to work overtime with some interesting results. One thing to fix is my windshield as there's a lot of buffeting that translates into sounding like I'm at a construction site.

It's really easy to use with gloves on and doesn't require me to use a phone app to set it up.

Can't talk to myself in my helmet anymore though. Or sing.  :redface:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 06, 2014, 09:14:26 PM
Winterized the EX500.

 Drain carbs, stable in tank, wash, pulled battery, and lub chain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 07, 2014, 03:07:42 AM
looked at it. i won't be riding for a few weeks-or working for that matter-after a hand op to repair the mess some idjut doctor did to me a year ago.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 07, 2014, 08:37:54 AM
I'll probably plug it into the wall today.  I won't have much, if any, time to ride over the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 07, 2014, 09:24:47 AM
I'll probably plug it into the wall today. 


That's an outlet I want to see.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on December 07, 2014, 01:31:14 PM
It fit.  No pics though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: garry on December 07, 2014, 03:07:43 PM
I looked at both of them. Longingly. As I went through the garage to move cars around in the driveway.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on December 08, 2014, 03:01:28 PM
stared at it wondering if I'll ever be able to ride again before Spring.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 08, 2014, 07:12:59 PM
stared at it wondering if I'll ever be able to ride again before Spring.

Check the 5 day forecast. Saturday & Sunday are looking sweet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on December 08, 2014, 07:34:08 PM
I know!!!! And I'm going out of town without the bikes!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 15, 2014, 01:02:28 PM
Using it as a drying rack for my riding gear after all of this rain.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on December 15, 2014, 01:53:15 PM
Went for a short ride to test our new Interphone F5MC intercoms.  :inlove:

Range is not as much as hoped as it really is line of sight but the audio quality is really good. We're going to fiddle with the settings as it picks up a lot of background noise and the noise-cancelling has to work overtime with some interesting results. One thing to fix is my windshield as there's a lot of buffeting that translates into sounding like I'm at a construction site.

It's really easy to use with gloves on and doesn't require me to use a phone app to set it up.

Can't talk to myself in my helmet anymore though. Or sing.  :redface:

 That didn't seem to deter you yesterday.

 Yeah there is some kind of compression happening with the mics that is not adjustable. The auto volume seems to be for the speakers only. I'm gonna try some creative ambient sound suppression on the mics. If that doesn't work I'll try some different mic elements. Other than that, and the limited range compared to the 2-ways I'm pretty happy with the Interphone setup. Nice to be wireless, and not dealing with a PTT button. The background noise is only mildly annoying to me, and at times quite comical.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: viffergyrl on December 15, 2014, 02:00:57 PM
The 'Baby Elephant Walk' was for those in front of us.  8)

Watch it there, buddy. I can always turn it off.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on December 15, 2014, 02:04:34 PM
The 'Baby Elephant Walk' was for those in front of us.  8)

Watch it there, buddy. I can always turn it off.   :lol:

 Then I can listen to Joe.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on December 15, 2014, 05:51:04 PM
The 'Baby Elephant Walk' was for those in front of us.  8)

Watch it there, buddy. I can always turn it off.   :lol:

 Then I can listen to Joe.

Y'all crack me up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on December 20, 2014, 02:26:46 PM
Spooned on a set of new shoes on the Silver bike,
Sure feels better in the rain now
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 20, 2014, 02:32:16 PM
Moved them out of the garage into the 32° weather so I can work on the sport touring SUV in the heated garage.


Bad spindle bearing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on December 20, 2014, 03:21:58 PM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 21, 2014, 03:58:13 AM
Rode it last weekend a bit but the hand surgery makes it too uncomfortable. Stitches out tomorrow, so maybe I will be able to ride it again soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on December 21, 2014, 04:09:43 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
(Always quote Ed when poking at him)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 21, 2014, 06:51:35 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
(Always quote Ed when poking at him)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on December 21, 2014, 09:09:13 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
(Always quote Ed when poking at him)

Just in case anyone has you on ignore.

What?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 21, 2014, 09:10:01 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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What?

Why?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on December 21, 2014, 09:12:07 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 21, 2014, 09:44:28 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 21, 2014, 09:44:46 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 21, 2014, 09:45:08 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 21, 2014, 09:45:27 AM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on December 21, 2014, 12:08:49 PM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on December 22, 2014, 12:45:56 PM
Thirty two degrees is far too cold to be baring your spindle.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on December 22, 2014, 01:05:37 PM
Then they grow into awesome young humans. The G is a bit strange but they both rock.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on December 23, 2014, 11:41:21 AM
I RODE TO WORK ON DECEMBER 23, 2014 in CHicago!!!!

 - Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on December 23, 2014, 11:46:03 AM
I RODE TO WORK ON DECEMBER 23, 2014 in CHicago!!!!

 - Dan


I'm taking off to MCC.    :blbl: :blbl:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 11, 2015, 06:25:36 PM
Started the speed triple and let the juices flow. Then put the battery tender back on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on January 11, 2015, 06:51:37 PM
I entered the fuel receipt for the 94 from last week.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: exploring/carolina on January 12, 2015, 10:13:12 AM
Prepping engine cases, starter, and coolant tubes for 500F primer/paint on my Wife's Cafe Racer project. Raining here today.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 20, 2015, 09:04:30 PM
Had to install new bolts for the ignition switch on the Speed 3. One was missing and the other one had backed out half way.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on January 20, 2015, 09:08:01 PM
Replaced the leaky water pump mount O-ring on the '94 VFR.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on January 21, 2015, 04:20:10 PM
Gonna be cleaning/lubing the chain and changing the oil on the Tiger this afternoon. This weekend, however, the FJR is getting gussied up and made ready for sale.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 21, 2015, 05:25:11 PM
Cleaned and rebuilt the carburetors for a friends snowmobile.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on January 21, 2015, 11:14:26 PM
I dropped off my magnesium wheels for powder coating.  I hope they don't catch on fire in their oven...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on January 22, 2015, 01:50:02 AM
I dropped off my magnesium wheels for powder coating.  I hope they don't catch on fire in their oven...

I hope they get video, that would be pretty.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on January 24, 2015, 07:29:24 AM
I dropped off my magnesium wheels for powder coating.  I hope they don't catch on fire in their oven...

I hope they get video, that would be pretty.  :bigsmile:

...and try to put it out with water- with said video rolling.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on January 24, 2015, 07:39:31 AM
I circulated some fuel, oil and coolant by riding to get my hair cut. That was a cold ride, but so worth it to get out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on January 24, 2015, 09:53:13 AM
Realized that the dust was getting very thick and it had all sorts of crap being piled on it. I figured it was time to plug it into the battery tender.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 24, 2015, 10:40:10 AM
I flicked some dead bugs off the bike...  sigh...  I shed some tears...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on January 26, 2015, 03:32:11 PM
Found some crap in the coolant overflow tank so it's of to the store for some distilled water. Time to flush the cooling system.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 27, 2015, 08:59:46 PM
Nothing. Never opened the garage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on January 28, 2015, 07:59:23 PM
Thought about making a cardboard cutout of how I want the custom flyscreen so work on the XR with the new headlights, but I painted a bookcase instead.   :facepalm:  Although, making my dear wife happy now pays dividends in the summer! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on January 29, 2015, 02:16:29 PM
Working on making this (headlights from a FZR600):
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 29, 2015, 02:58:40 PM
So I guess you decided not to go with the aftermarket headlight setup.
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Post by: kneescrubber on January 29, 2015, 05:45:33 PM
duct tape
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on January 29, 2015, 08:55:43 PM
So I guess you decided not to go with the aftermarket headlight setup.

Most of the reviews for the ones I was looking at were not very good- so I thought this might work and look decent once it's done.  I'm working on a template for a small flyscreen to go over the lights.  I have the mounting done:
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They are bigger than I thought they'd be, but they should throw light...
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Post by: mxvet57 on January 29, 2015, 09:06:15 PM


They are bigger than I thought they'd be, but they should throw light...


At least you'll be ready for the Baja 1000
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on January 29, 2015, 09:48:58 PM


They are bigger than I thought they'd be, but they should throw light...


At least you'll be ready for the Baja 1000
I'm betting the lights they use in the baja cost more than $25.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on January 30, 2015, 02:24:15 AM
So I guess you decided not to go with the aftermarket headlight setup.

Most of the reviews for the ones I was looking at were not very good- so I thought this might work and look decent once it's done.  I'm working on a template for a small flyscreen to go over the lights.  I have the mounting done:
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They are bigger than I thought they'd be, but they should throw light...


They look really cool.  8) A mesh cover will pimp those just right.

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I've got a soft spot in my head for dual headlights though, so I may be biased.  :smoking:
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Post by: Max Wedge on January 30, 2015, 06:03:20 AM
I like it! How about some close ups of the mounting system?
Are you building this in your bathroom?  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on January 30, 2015, 03:39:48 PM
My barn has a urinal.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on January 30, 2015, 04:38:21 PM
Right next to the tap.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 30, 2015, 04:46:13 PM
More efficient that way!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 30, 2015, 05:15:11 PM
You don't buy beer you rent it.

And speaking of that I'm off to the local watering hole.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: fourstring on January 30, 2015, 08:33:09 PM

You don't buy beer you rent it.

And speaking of that I'm off to the local watering hole.

I'll have a fresh sixer in about a week.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on January 30, 2015, 09:41:48 PM

You don't buy beer you rent it.

And speaking of that I'm off to the local watering hole.

I'll have a fresh sixer in about a week.

Sounds good.  :thumbsup:  Cheers

And Ivy looks cute to.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 31, 2015, 03:09:47 AM
Rode it a few days ago. Not today probably, as it's snowing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on February 04, 2015, 12:04:11 PM
It's in the garage with the tins removed, waiting for a new horn, new radiator hose clips, and a new GPS power harness.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 04, 2015, 01:26:24 PM
Started the winter work on the trumpet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on February 04, 2015, 02:16:59 PM
Drew a smiley face in the sawdust on the seat.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bluepoof on February 04, 2015, 02:38:26 PM
I actually rode my bike today!  Granted, just to do an errand and get some lunch, but at least it was something.  First ride since October.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 04, 2015, 02:49:21 PM
I actually rode my bike today!  Granted, just to do an errand and get some lunch, but at least it was something.  First ride since October.   :facepalm:

Wooohooo!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 04, 2015, 03:49:04 PM
I actually rode my bike today!  Granted, just to do an errand and get some lunch, but at least it was something.  First ride since October.   :facepalm:


Quit having kids.  :couch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 08, 2015, 02:09:57 PM
Damn these BMW spoke wheels are heavy!  I can't believe how much weight I need to balance them.  Notice the weights on the wheel put on by the dealer from the previous tire change.  I only had 7 oz weights around and used up nearly all of them to get this one rear to balance.  Note that this is my first tire change with this bike.  I purchased it used.


The previous rubber had some serious flat spots and my recent roadside tire patch was losing 10-15 lbs per week in air.  It was time for a change.

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Man do I love a SSSA.  :inlove:  No drama when removing the wheel.


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See the previous weights put on at the last tire change?  They're 20 oz each!



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Here's the most of my 7 oz weights being used today in order to get a static balance  :(


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 08, 2015, 02:35:40 PM
Have you ever thought of balancing the wheel first? They're cast and then machined. Most modern tires require very little balancing if the wheel is balanced.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 08, 2015, 03:34:49 PM
Have you ever thought of balancing the wheel first? They're cast and then machined. Most modern tires require very little balancing if the wheel is balanced.

I've never tried that.  What I find interesting is I kept the previous weights on the wheel to see if it would be balanced before doing anything else.  It wasn't.  So, I scraped off the old weights and added (a lot) of my own. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 08, 2015, 03:41:11 PM
After second thought, it would be an extra step to remove the wheel off the tire changer to balance it.  I always save the balancing step for near last (before I set the bead).
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 08, 2015, 04:21:10 PM
After second thought, it would be an extra step to remove the wheel off the tire changer to balance it.  I always save the balancing step for near last (before I set the bead).

So what you're saying is you're lazy. Balance the wheel once. You do realize that most tire manufacturers put a balance dot on the tire.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 08, 2015, 05:40:42 PM
After second thought, it would be an extra step to remove the wheel off the tire changer to balance it.  I always save the balancing step for near last (before I set the bead).

So what you're saying is you're lazy. Balance the wheel once. You do realize that most tire manufacturers put a balance dot on the tire.

As God as my witness, I wasn't able to find one on the Anakee 3.  I assumed it was the UPC sticker.  That didn't work.   :-[
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on February 08, 2015, 06:12:50 PM
Michelin doesn't believe in balance dots.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 08, 2015, 06:46:03 PM
Those sons of bitches.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on February 08, 2015, 08:05:13 PM
I installed the power cable for my new gps. They've got this box and choke midway along the cable. WTF is it for?
The choke I can understand, it cuts electrical noise but the box?

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on February 08, 2015, 10:39:19 PM
Michelin doesn't believe in balance dots.

 Stock wheels are much further out of balance than the majority of Michelins I've mounted. I keep a set of weights on the wheel to correct it's imbalance, and add marked weights to balance the tire if necessary. Many times no added weights are needed especially for fronts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on February 09, 2015, 07:14:59 AM
Michelin doesn't believe in balance dots.


Because if you just balance your rim you'll find no real need to balance a Michelin tire mounted to a balance rim.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
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Post by: coho on February 09, 2015, 10:40:45 PM
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Gesundheit?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 10, 2015, 07:01:01 AM
^  Now that's a naked bike!





So what you're saying is you're lazy. Balance the wheel once. You do realize that most tire manufacturers put a balance dot on the tire.


I suppose I never bought into the fact that only a wheel needs balanced and not the tire.  I've tried that once before and the next tire I installed was cupped after some miles on it which tells me there was an out-of-balance wheel after I mounted the tire. 

I'll try it again but next time, after I balance just the wheel, I'll test the tire and wheel on the balancer before installing it back on the bike. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: exploring/carolina on February 14, 2015, 01:22:34 PM
^  Now that's a naked bike!





So what you're saying is you're lazy. Balance the wheel once. You do realize that most tire manufacturers put a balance dot on the tire.



I suppose I never bought into the fact that only a wheel needs balanced and not the tire.  I've tried that once before and the next tire I installed was cupped after some miles on it which tells me there was an out-of-balance wheel after I mounted the tire. 

I'll try it again but next time, after I balance just the wheel, I'll test the tire and wheel on the balancer before installing it back on the bike.


That's a good thought to balance the wheel then mount the tire. Don't see as many balance dots on new radials, but still seeing them on bias ply.

Slow progress on the Ninja 250 Cafe racer. While I have the valve cover off today to check valves, primed & painted cover and a few other pieces.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on February 14, 2015, 03:26:42 PM
I picked up some weights today and mounted the new front tire.  This time, I did balance the wheel after removing the old tire.  Once I mounted the new tire, I double checked the balance and no change to the weights was needed.

I also ordered a pair of PIAA 1100 LED lights and a bracket (http://www.piaa.com/store/p/140-1100-LED-Motorcycle-Driving-Lamp-Kit.aspx) to add to the GS.  That will be a future small project. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: exploring/carolina on February 14, 2015, 03:40:36 PM
I picked up some weights today and mounted the new front tire.  This time, I did balance the wheel after removing the old tire.  Once I mounted the new tire, I double checked the balance and no change to the weights were needed.


Like that idea. Have a couple rear tires that need to be changed, will try it out soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on February 14, 2015, 04:02:29 PM
I picked up some weights today and mounted the new front tire.  This time, I did balance the wheel after removing the old tire.  Once I mounted the new tire, I double checked the balance and no change to the weights was needed.

I'm old school so I may have used old terminology for what is already in front of us. There is a dot on the sidewall of all tires that tells us where we align with the stem. Ask yourself; why do they want us to mount the tire with the dot aligned with the stem? Modern tires are absolutely amazing. And the manufacturing process is amazing as well. They have already given us a leg up on balancing.

I'm not saying a minor adjustment won't be needed after the tire is mounted. I'm just saying the monster weights are more for the wheel than the tire.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 14, 2015, 04:05:49 PM
Sat on a whole bunch of them today.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: exploring/carolina on February 14, 2015, 05:33:32 PM
Got a short DS ride in today after working on the project bike:

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on February 16, 2015, 07:33:54 PM
Finished up the final drive project on the 1200 GSA yesterday. The pinion shaft seals were seeping, so seal and O rings replaced. Went out for 25 miles today, no leaks  ;D
I even washed the bike as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: M.Brane on February 18, 2015, 12:29:42 AM
 I rode the piss out of the '98. Rubbed some rubber off Bibendum's head. Passed multiple cars with extreme prejudice. Hit the ton a couple times. Didn't get a ticket. Nothing broke.

 It was good day.


























Typical commute actually.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on February 18, 2015, 06:04:58 AM
I stared longingly at Liz's bike, not necessarily wanting to ride IT, but as a proxy for riding at all, when there's not snow and ice and weeks of single digit temperatures. Even a couple days of commuting would be great moto therapy, right now.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on February 20, 2015, 06:21:11 AM
Got rid of the stock rear plate/turn signal mount and installed a much cleaner one.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 20, 2015, 07:52:07 AM
New plug on the stator on the speedy. Thanks to a contribution to the mystery box.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on February 25, 2015, 12:46:29 AM
Ordered a R&G radiator guard for the Tiger, re-ran the wiring for the handgrip heaters, and installed a new power harness for the Garmin Montana GPS.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on February 25, 2015, 12:09:27 PM
I dreamed about my bikes and one day soon being able to ride them without fear of ice and snow.

 - Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on February 25, 2015, 12:12:47 PM
I dreamed about my bikes and one day soon being able to ride them without fear of ice and snow.

 - Dan


Have you seen what's coming from the west?   :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 01, 2015, 08:36:27 PM
All this work just to get the clutch cover off.

Had to take the starter gear cover off and pull the gear to get to 2 bolts to take the engine cover off to get to 1 bolt for the clutch cover which was loose and falling out already.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 02, 2015, 03:58:19 AM
Did you read the instructions?
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Post by: mxvet57 on March 02, 2015, 12:23:53 PM
Did you read the instructions?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on March 02, 2015, 03:46:23 PM
Nuffin.

Just like everyday since the start of November when I pulled the cowling off to get at the battery.

Cowling is still off. Battery is still on charger.  Maybe in about a month and half. Maybe.

Reminds me, I've got to get some paint to cover up the pinstripes I put on it when it fell against the guardrail at the top of AppGap in VT last year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on March 02, 2015, 04:52:31 PM
I thought about it again. Checked the tire size. Going to buy it new shoes. Heard it might be over 40 tomorrow...

 -Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 04, 2015, 10:04:59 PM
Checking the valves on the speedy.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 06, 2015, 05:43:10 PM
Finished the work on the Triumph and brought it to life.

http://youtu.be/bPmVhyHBRAM (http://youtu.be/bPmVhyHBRAM)

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on March 06, 2015, 07:56:14 PM
Left it in the garage after calling in sick to go trout fishing.


Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on March 06, 2015, 08:47:07 PM
First new bits came today.

Replaced this beat-up, torn ruing Honda rear fender tool bag:
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With this one:
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on March 07, 2015, 03:38:01 AM
Tidy.
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Post by: R Doug on March 10, 2015, 05:52:08 PM
Cycled the oil, filled it up with gas, and made a Gyro run.




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Post by: Cablebandit on March 10, 2015, 06:44:27 PM
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Oil change.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 10, 2015, 07:02:02 PM
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Blew this dust off it, checked the tires, oiled the chain and went for the first ride since December.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on March 10, 2015, 07:14:18 PM
Put these on the XR.  I'm waiting on a fender and need to finsih a little headlight wiring, then we're out on a ride.
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Post by: doc4216 on March 10, 2015, 09:32:46 PM

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Blew this dust off it, checked the tires, oiled the chain and went for the first ride since December.

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Cookie, I like your ducky!
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Post by: mxvet57 on March 10, 2015, 10:59:44 PM


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Looks like you still have a little snow on the ground.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 10, 2015, 11:01:53 PM
Got them both dirty today.

Tomorrow I'll wash them. Sorry Chris.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 11, 2015, 04:16:59 AM
The ducky has traveled far taking his little newt buddy with him every time.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 11, 2015, 07:12:14 AM
Rode it to work, put a new battery in because the old little POS croaked over the winter.  It's not necessary to run the bike, but the instruments get flaky without a good one.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: exploring/carolina on March 11, 2015, 05:08:54 PM
Installed trunk rack, Pelican 1200 case, and larger foot pegs on the XT225. Will install hand guards later. Removed the pelican case off of another bike undergoing modification, so used the case on the Yamaha.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on March 12, 2015, 09:44:04 AM
Today I *thought* about buying some oil and filters so I can get the bikes ready for the upcoming season.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 12, 2015, 11:35:59 AM
Brought it BACK into the garage. The past two days were nice while they lasted.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 12, 2015, 11:58:17 AM
Brought Vance to the DMV for new tags. Line out the door and two hours later I'm still sitting here. Maybe I'll just take a day of leave and go for a ride[emoji1]
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 12, 2015, 01:57:54 PM
And after 3 hours and a nice chink of change, he is officially rode worthy.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on March 12, 2015, 02:08:53 PM
Vance?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 12, 2015, 02:09:58 PM
And after 3 hours and a nice chink of change, he is officially rode worthy.

Ed? :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 12, 2015, 09:13:55 PM
And after 3 hours and a nice chink of change, he is officially rode worthy.

Ed? :headscratch:

Hey I know what she meant.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 12, 2015, 09:59:31 PM
 Make an adjustment on the idle control unit on the speed triple.

When I took it out for a ride off of idle it was acting like it was starving for gas and then would run fine. Came back home and took the air box off and found out I had pulled off one of the vacuum lines on the #3 throttle body. Easy fix and now runs fine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on March 13, 2015, 11:55:04 AM
Put new tires on the VFR1200 (yesterday), oil change, and learned the battery (original from 2010) is shot. Thank goodness I ran into a buddy at Costco who gave me a push so I could bump start it to get home!!!

Ordered a new battery for the VFR and rode the Tuono to work today, but I really want to ride that Viffer. We need to become closer friends...

- DAn
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 13, 2015, 05:01:09 PM
Vance?

Little tidbit about me....I name all my vehicles...always have.

Oh, and the name always begins with the first letter of the make or model.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 13, 2015, 08:08:00 PM
Dug the KLR out of hibernation in the basement.  It fired right up and promptly got stuck in a foot of snow. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 13, 2015, 08:13:31 PM
Dug the KLR out of hibernation in the basement.  It fired right up and promptly got stuck in a foot of snow.


 :needpics:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 13, 2015, 08:31:55 PM
Dug the KLR out of hibernation in the basement.  It fired right up and promptly got stuck in a foot of snow.


 :needpics:

I thought about it after the neighbor helped me get unstuck.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on March 14, 2015, 07:59:15 AM
Front fender for the XR came yesterday.  When I get my sorry butt out there it will go on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on March 14, 2015, 11:51:21 AM
Got her on the road:
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 14, 2015, 12:31:24 PM
I see you rode it from the back of the house. Do any hole shots?  :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 15, 2015, 08:19:34 AM
The new screen looks good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: exploring/carolina on March 15, 2015, 09:03:00 AM
Clay,

Nice looking XR!
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Post by: Cookie on March 15, 2015, 09:11:43 AM
Wicked hey.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on March 15, 2015, 10:20:16 AM
The new screen looks good.  :thumbsup:

Thanks all!  After a bit of road testing if there are no needed modifications my buddy will CNC one so it looks nicer- I think it will be dark smoke then- either vinyl wrapped or cut from dark material.  This one is rough-cut with a bandsaw.

In my limited testing it seems good- I hope to get a longer ride in today, but this cold is kicking my butt...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on March 15, 2015, 06:26:05 PM
Looks great, Clay. :bigok: Purposeful.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 16, 2015, 04:06:33 AM
Looked at what the little Suzuki needs.

Speedo cable
Clutch plates and springs
Chain and sprockets. This can wait a little while.
Will need to check the carb-dismantle, clean, check diaphragm
Screw it back together

Good weather as I'll have to do it outside.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on March 16, 2015, 10:30:19 AM
I changed the oil in one of my bikes yesterday.  Yay me.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 16, 2015, 10:36:25 AM
Don't forget to put the oil plug back in.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Black Hills on March 16, 2015, 10:39:07 AM
rode it!  80 in March is no time to be working on things....
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 16, 2015, 12:07:05 PM
rode it!  80 in March is no time to be working on things....


Working on the FJR. But wait? I have another bike I can ride.  :banana:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: motormike on March 16, 2015, 12:43:28 PM
Don't forget to put the oil plug back in.

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on March 16, 2015, 08:59:25 PM
Looked at what the little Suzuki needs.

Speedo cable
Clutch plates and springs
Chain and sprockets. This can wait a little while.
Will need to check the carb-dismantle, clean, check diaphragm
Screw it back together

Good weather as I'll have to do it outside.

Please take a few pics of the rebirth, she is a sexy beast  :thumbsup:

P.S. do you "really" need a speedo cable?  Just don't be the fastest or the slowest
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mr.awesome on March 19, 2015, 04:03:25 PM
Changed the oil in the tw200, klr250 and klx400sr. Then took to klx for a romp.around the back 5.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 21, 2015, 02:41:38 PM
I added some PIAA LED auxiliary lights.

I attempted to locate them in a place somewhat low and as wide as possible yet still within the protection of the engine guards (should the bike take a nap someday).

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 21, 2015, 02:42:59 PM
******** CAN YOU SEE ME NOW!? ********





Low beam only

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Low beam with auxiliary lights

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 21, 2015, 11:34:09 PM
put it on a diet.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 22, 2015, 07:45:26 AM
You converted it to a unicycle? 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 22, 2015, 09:07:22 AM
put it on a diet.

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300,000 mile service?  Per the manual, remove wheels, install new bike.   :razz:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 22, 2015, 09:21:20 AM
You converted it to a unicycle?


I've been practicing my stoppies.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stromgal on March 22, 2015, 03:44:01 PM
Looked at the Wee and tried to figure out a cheap-but-not-too-ugly solution to having highway-type pegs. Long trip in planning stages, and I need to be able to stretch out a leg from time to time.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 23, 2015, 09:41:27 PM
Rebuilt the water pump.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 23, 2015, 10:47:50 PM
Added my shorty levers. So much better for guuurrrrlllll hands!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 24, 2015, 06:26:38 AM
Added my shorty levers. So much better for guuurrrrlllll hands!

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Those are shorty levers?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 24, 2015, 08:38:45 AM
That's what it said when I ordered them... They had regular length and short. Maybe I need to take a pic at a different angle
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 24, 2015, 10:37:07 AM
That's what it said when I ordered them... They had regular length and short. Maybe I need to take a pic at a different angle


Huh. I guess they are...

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Head on March 24, 2015, 05:40:51 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 24, 2015, 05:47:23 PM
You found another tank.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 27, 2015, 08:58:34 AM
Valve adjustment on the FJR.

Tip: zip tie the cam chain to the gear so there's no chance of it jumping.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 27, 2015, 09:53:47 AM
Valve adjustment on the FJR.

Tip: zip tie the cam chain to the gear so there's no chance of it jumping.



Good tip.  Digital photos also help in those "where the hell does this go" moments.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 27, 2015, 10:20:25 AM
even though I love doing maintenance, thanks to my job, I won't be doing that for a LONG time... like 5-7 years. yeah, my annual mileage is suckin...

 :'(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 27, 2015, 10:40:25 AM
Valve adjustment on the FJR.

Tip: zip tie the cam chain to the gear so there's no chance of it jumping.



And just hope it doesn't jump at the crank. (Not sure if there is enough room for it to do that, just sayin').
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 27, 2015, 12:09:54 PM
Valve adjustment on the FJR.

Tip: zip tie the cam chain to the gear so there's no chance of it jumping.



And just hope it doesn't jump at the crank. (Not sure if there is enough room for it to do that, just sayin').

I left the cam chain tensioner tight. Just backed off the tension enough to move the cam then let it back out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on March 27, 2015, 01:10:13 PM
Valve adjustment on the FJR.

Tip: zip tie the cam chain to the gear so there's no chance of it jumping.



And just hope it doesn't jump at the crank. (Not sure if there is enough room for it to do that, just sayin').

I left the cam chain tensioner tight. Just backed off the tension enough to move the cam then let it back out.

Gotcha  :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on March 28, 2015, 06:58:33 AM
I took the Duc's clutch apart and cleaned all the metal bits. It wasn't feeling quite right, but now it does.
The other bike got a new tank bag.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 28, 2015, 02:34:25 PM
I took the Duc's clutch apart and cleaned all the metal bits. It wasn't feeling quite right, but now it does.
The other bike got a new tank bag.

Bet it still rattles.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Skee on March 28, 2015, 03:36:25 PM
Installed Helibars and a replacement can.

I’m not mechanically inclined.  I’m much better at figuring out what is wrong and writing instructions.  When it comes to turning a wrench, that’s better done by a professional.  First thing I had to do was buy a new set of hex wrenches.  Seems the only metric size I was missing is the one that fit the handlebars.  Can’t believe I still have to buy new tools at my age. 

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Hardest part was getting that rubber thingie mounted in the tight little hole on the exhaust can.  I’d forgotten what that was like.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 28, 2015, 04:22:47 PM
What was wrong with the old can?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 28, 2015, 04:31:47 PM
What was wrong with the old can?

Based on his pics, I'd say it wasn't pretty enough.

Or he just needed a reason to buy some tools.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: PatM on March 28, 2015, 05:03:41 PM
What was wrong with the old can?

Based on his pics, I'd say it wasn't pretty enough.

Or he just needed a reason to buy some tools.
OEM can looks like an old vacuum cleaner.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Napper on March 28, 2015, 05:52:52 PM
What was wrong with the old can?

Based on his pics, I'd say it wasn't pretty enough.

Or he just needed a reason to buy some tools.
OEM can looks like an old vacuum cleaner.

Wow, that sucks.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on March 28, 2015, 06:33:49 PM
And it weighs 57 pounds.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 29, 2015, 12:26:47 AM
Just tore apart my '06 for the first time, found the oil filter not on tight and leaking (fixed), very little coolant (filled), and upgraded my R/R harness with the VFRness the previous owner gave me, and installed a USB port. Gave it a good cleaning and a nice once over. Then grilled steak and asparagus for dinner....I have to say, it was a great day!

First time with the fairing off. This is where I found the oil leak and no coolant in the reservoir tank.
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Completed new harness install and fuse box. I cleaned up the wires a bit after this but overall, a very easy job.
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All back together, ready for a ride tomorrow ;D
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on March 29, 2015, 08:34:51 AM
Today I'm doing front and rear brakes, jet kit and K&N air filter on a buddy's SV/S. I hope it warms up soon, otherwise we're rolling that shit into the living room. :)
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Post by: kneescrubber on March 29, 2015, 08:56:04 AM
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Don't you just love center stands?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 29, 2015, 09:05:48 AM
Yes! I was happy when I saw this one came with it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 29, 2015, 09:44:08 AM
Center stands are a must for a touring bike and stock exhausts weigh a ton!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on March 29, 2015, 05:57:04 PM
You had me at steak and asparagus...   :inlove: :drif: :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on March 29, 2015, 08:08:25 PM
Went for an awesome ride with a couple guys from work. I can't express how much I love this bike. 9 hours with stops and breakfast and I feel great. I have completely meshed with this bike. Total miles....230!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on March 31, 2015, 06:09:52 PM
I trapped the Tiger in its cage this afternoon when one of the garage door cables snapped and jacked up the roller track. Yeah, it's not budging without some help from a 2x4.

(sigh)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on March 31, 2015, 06:20:49 PM
I have a 1"X36" steel pipe. Could be a good substitute.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on March 31, 2015, 07:01:16 PM
I had bills to pay and a lawn which needed a trim.  But, when I got home, I took off on the bike.  That other crap can wait!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on March 31, 2015, 08:01:15 PM
Not the bike, but I replaced the broken zipper pulls on my one piece Roadcrafter today.  It actually works again! 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on March 31, 2015, 09:41:32 PM
Made a mount for the heat trollers for the speedy.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 01, 2015, 04:59:39 AM
You can do better.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Wesley on April 01, 2015, 07:51:44 AM
Checked the tire pressures and off to work I went.   :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on April 01, 2015, 09:33:32 AM
Yesterday, I finally installed frame sliders. They came from a place called T- Rex Racing and fit perfectly. Very high quality.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on April 01, 2015, 01:52:34 PM
Hey those sliders look nice, Jon.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on April 01, 2015, 01:56:54 PM
Yesterday, I finally installed frame sliders. They came from a place called T- Rex Racing and fit perfectly. Very high quality.

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I like them! They actually look like they belong. I need to find ones for mine!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 02, 2015, 11:08:59 AM
Rebuilt the forks.

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Done.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on April 02, 2015, 11:43:32 AM
Did all the snaprings make it back in?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 02, 2015, 12:59:16 PM
I did forget to put the seating ring in before I drove the seal in on one fork. Had to take it apart again to remedy that.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on April 02, 2015, 06:39:46 PM
I packed it for a road trip!


OTD in 5, 4, 3, 2....

(well, OK, tomorrow morning at 8ish)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Oddball on April 02, 2015, 08:23:43 PM
Changed both tires on the DR. Tomorrow the from on the KTM.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Skee on April 03, 2015, 06:12:36 PM
Found the switched leads under the tail.

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Put all the wiring back in place, with a new relay attached to the toolbox and a power outlet on the pan...

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So I could install a Sargent seat...

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With a heat controller.

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Now I gotta put some miles on those new PR4s.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 04, 2015, 01:47:36 AM
Nothing. Did what the wife told me to.
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2015, 07:08:32 AM
Nothing. Did what the wife told me to.


Bondage night?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Head on April 06, 2015, 04:03:52 PM
Pulled them both out of the garage and put the new tank on the Nighthawk to see what it looks like. I really like it.  Now the rest of the bike looks like crap.  Time to rehab the old girl.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on April 06, 2015, 04:25:22 PM
Pulled them both out of the garage and put the new tank on the Nighthawk to see what it looks like. I really like it.  Now the rest of the bike looks like crap.  Time to rehab the old girl.

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Goes really well with the seat.

I kid, I kid!  Tank looks good. Always liked that color scheme.

 -Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on April 10, 2015, 09:07:00 AM
Yesterday, I installed the official Triumph Fly Screen.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 10, 2015, 09:53:16 AM
Rode it for 12 hours.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on April 10, 2015, 06:42:09 PM
Installed a new R2 Unit.

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Thanks Chris. It's just what I needed and the price was right. 


Never forget..
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on April 10, 2015, 09:53:46 PM
Rode to the city for dinner and dessert... Back by sunset!
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 10, 2015, 10:38:40 PM
Rode it to check out the tornado damage from yesterday.
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Post by: Cookie on April 11, 2015, 11:22:45 AM
Gave it a proper washing with soap and water even!

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Installed the PIAAs that have been sitting in the shelf for two years.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: doc4216 on April 11, 2015, 11:25:23 AM
^^^^ Nice!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 11, 2015, 03:48:08 PM
Oil and filter change on my lunch break at work.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on April 13, 2015, 06:52:33 AM
Went to the Rock Shop for the weekly gathering.

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Post by: mxvet57 on April 13, 2015, 08:12:22 AM
Went to the Rock Shop for the weekly gathering.

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Was Leno there?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 13, 2015, 09:58:08 AM
Stripped the front brake caliper on the little Suzuki.
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 13, 2015, 12:24:28 PM
Came out and found this.

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Post by: mxvet57 on April 13, 2015, 06:55:54 PM
Synced the throttle bodies on the FJR.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 13, 2015, 07:07:48 PM

Came out and found this.

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What's that big capacitor-looking thing hanging out in the breeze?
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 13, 2015, 07:16:23 PM

Came out and found this.

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What's that big capacitor-looking thing hanging out in the breeze?


http://youtu.be/_BNU8xAwAv4 (http://youtu.be/_BNU8xAwAv4)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 13, 2015, 08:58:20 PM
:lol: I should have known. Mine's mounted in the stock horn location. How long have you had the Stebel? I understand they don't like to have stuff splashed all over them.
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Post by: JonS on April 14, 2015, 07:07:27 AM
Went to the Rock Shop for the weekly gathering.

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Was Leno there?


I don't think so. The only Time I have seen him there, was the first time I went, about a month ago.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 14, 2015, 01:21:11 PM
Clutch sorted. Front wheel bearings greased. Forks out-3 times coz I kept making mistakes-oil in forks? No. A job for tomorrow.

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Then I found this: http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/svs_fork_oil/ (http://www.bluepoof.com/motorcycles/howto/svs_fork_oil/)

Oh, and the shopping bags behind next to the bin? My personal collection of dog poo.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 14, 2015, 01:22:44 PM
!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 14, 2015, 05:23:58 PM
I've seen bikes in better condition at a bone yard.        :bigsmile: :couch:
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Post by: Cookie on April 14, 2015, 07:06:56 PM
!

Some of us know about the poop.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 14, 2015, 07:19:12 PM
I've seen bikes in better condition at a bone yard.        :bigsmile: :couch:

Don't know what bike scrap yards you go to; but I've never seen a bike that clean and shiny in a junk yard.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 15, 2015, 02:51:28 AM
Now I know why I kept screwing up filling the forks with oil. The Cyclepedia manual says 411cc. It's wrong. It's 215cc.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on April 15, 2015, 06:26:48 AM
Now I know why I kept screwing up filling the forks with oil. The Cyclepedia manual says 411cc. It's wrong. It's 215cc.

That'll do it, alright.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 15, 2015, 06:27:53 AM
Fricking brake piston is seized open. Trying a bearing remover didn't shift it. Thought about using the grease gun trick but made one hell of a mess and stopped. I am now covered in grease. Thankfully I'm washable. I'll see if I can remove it with a stirrup air pump. If not, down the bike shop to beg them to do it. Off to Brighton now to buy a brake repair kit. I think I'll keep meeting these little problems all the way through this.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on April 15, 2015, 06:33:01 AM
I think I'll keep meeting these little problems all the way through this.

You will, because this is how you 'bond' with a project. Persevere! Overcome!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 16, 2015, 12:37:41 PM
A frustrating day. Started at 0700 and set up this for removing the brake piston:
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It worked brilliantly-the piston came out as far as the wood in the G clamp! So I dismantled it and tried to remove it completely. No joy. Put it back on the bike, bled brakes so as to pump it out again. I now have an air leak somewhere (probably where part of the old piston seal came out) and it won't bleed. Bearing extractor failed. Mole grips (vise grips) failed. Tried to pump it out several times without luck.

Wish I hadn't inserted that piece of wood. It would have shot out first go.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 16, 2015, 06:26:14 PM
Nice chair.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stevent on April 17, 2015, 10:42:09 AM
I took the Yoshi RS4 off and put my stock exhaust back on. The Yoshi wasn't overly loud with the snubber in but I guess I just like stock. I'll decide it's too quiet at some point and put the RS4 back on. It seems I do this with all my bikes, go from stock to a performance can, decide it's too loud and switch back, then too quiet etc. I must be OCD or something
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 17, 2015, 11:01:58 AM
Put on the summer windshield.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 17, 2015, 11:56:00 AM
Changed the oil in my wife's BMW. Had to buy a cup wrench to remove the filter. BMW's price: $40. WTF? Found one at the local NAPA on sale for $5, taxes included. Jeez.
Took it for a quick spin and remembered what a fun, comfortable, easy-riding bike it is. Decided to keep it and sell the house instead. :lol:
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I'm going to change the gearbox and final drive lube as well. The interwebz have a myriad of opinions, of course. Knowing there are a few knowledgeable Bmer guys here I thought I'd ask: at the risk of starting another oil thread, what type/weight of gear lube is appropriate?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 17, 2015, 01:20:52 PM
Rebuilt the front master cylinder. New parts, cleaned it until it was spotless. Put on a new braided hose. Put it all together.

Ummm...no pressure. Why? The master cylinder isn't primed and the system is full of air.

Still have the problem of a stuck brake piston-got it out 3/4 way yesterday. Bought a piston remover. Useless.

Next: buy a vaccum bleeder. Suck the brake fluid through. Tighten up. Blow that fecking piston out. Rebuild the caliper. Refill.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: ChrisFZ1 on April 18, 2015, 07:24:57 PM
Installed Speedodrd (dead even with the GPS now) and new Power Commander map, then put 200 miles on it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 18, 2015, 07:55:22 PM
I added a bunch of mounts for video cameras.  I'm going to try various camera views to see what I like best.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on April 18, 2015, 09:03:45 PM
Rebuilt the front master cylinder. New parts, cleaned it until it was spotless. Put on a new braided hose. Put it all together.

Ummm...no pressure. Why? The master cylinder isn't primed and the system is full of air.

Still have the problem of a stuck brake piston-got it out 3/4 way yesterday. Bought a piston remover. Useless.

Next: buy a vaccum bleeder. Suck the brake fluid through. Tighten up. Blow that fecking piston out. Rebuild the caliper. Refill.

I have cured this in two different ways.  First- put a hose on the bleeder and wind tape around it till it fits in a vacuum hose.  Turn on vacuum.

The second way was faster (once I built it)- I made an aluminum cap for the reservoir, then drilled it for a valve stem.  Add a little pressure and it starts.



Today I put a new front tire on the Bandit (PR4), changed all the brake/clutch fluids, put new pads on the rear, put the battery in and took it for a ride.  Man was that fun.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Jim on April 18, 2015, 09:19:49 PM
Still have the problem of a stuck brake piston-got it out 3/4 way yesterday. Bought a piston remover. Useless.

Have you considered blowing it out with compressed air (~100/120psi shop air into hand 'blow valve' with a rubber tip pushed into the bleeder screw hole - push firmly for good seal, quickly/fully hit the go valve)? It's higher volume so it could get momentum to carry it past the last bit you're not able to get it past.

Do anticipate the piston flying across the room - aim appropriately.

Air gun method:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuVFEKAnfWg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuVFEKAnfWg)

I saw this listed - grease gun method:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ayMSO-ASeE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ayMSO-ASeE)


Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: miles on April 18, 2015, 09:42:03 PM
Papa said he tried the grease gun method, only to bathe himself thoroughly in grease.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 18, 2015, 09:52:48 PM
Moved it out of the garage to get the lawn mower out.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 19, 2015, 04:27:43 AM
Brake piston removed. Now to get a rebuild kit for the caliper.

Today, I'll finish off the forks, toghten everything at the front end up, and start on the headlamp and electrics. Which, thankfully, look to be in good order.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on April 19, 2015, 10:40:32 AM
Brake piston removed. Now to get a rebuild kit for the caliper.

Saw or hammer?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 19, 2015, 12:44:32 PM
Brake piston removed. Now to get a rebuild kit for the caliper.

Saw or hammer?

Brake fluid, then mole grips. The piston is fecked.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 19, 2015, 05:04:14 PM
Brake piston removed. Now to get a rebuild kit for the caliper.

Saw or hammer?

B.F.H.

(big freken hammer)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 19, 2015, 05:14:10 PM
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Expanded post below
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 21, 2015, 05:15:00 AM

After reading about it several times, I finally got all the parts together and freshened up.  The idea is to upgrade the entire suspension on my 1990 DR350 with 2004 RMZ250 bits.  The trick is to remove the RMZ steering stem and press in the D350 one.  It's a direct swap and only requires access to a good press.  Some eBay forks were ordered and rebuilt while working at the suspension shop with good internals.


Sunday, I removed both wheels and the whole front assembly.  While on lunch yesterday at the cycle shop, I pressed on the new lower triple bearing, installed the font forks in the lower triple clamp and set the wheel spacers up.  New wheel installed and rebuilt front caliper was bolted on.


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Got home last night and the whole front assembly was slid right in.  Got the stem nut on and called it a day.  Tonight, I'll get the upper triple installed and wait on the new handlebars to arrive.


Oh, yeah.  New wheels front and rear.  Sprockets and new chain in the back to take advantage of the down time.


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The stock instrumentation will be removed and a Trailtech Vapor will be fitted in a full coverage aluminum housing custom built for it.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 21, 2015, 11:55:27 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 24, 2015, 08:00:33 PM
Progress is slow when working 55 hours a week.

I got the upper triple clamp for the forks on tonight.  Added the handlebar clamps, headlight ears, new handlebars and got it all aligned.

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Still have to move the controls off the old bars onto the new and modify the hand guards to fit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 24, 2015, 08:38:13 PM
New clutch lever, bushing, and push rod on the FJR. No sloppy clutch any more.

Tomorrow throttle cable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 25, 2015, 01:34:35 AM
Brilliant. Despite the brake piston being used on 100s of thousands of bikes, it's not made anymore.

And it's going to rain all weekend. All I can do is clean the caliper up.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on April 25, 2015, 03:57:13 PM
Swapped it for this for the weekend:
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Laziness has its own rewards.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: jadziadax8 on April 25, 2015, 04:00:35 PM
Finished changing the oil on my Ninja, thanks to fourstring's use of Manly Strength to take off the filter. Cleaned and lubed the chain. Waiting on the battery to charge to see if it'll crank over. Glee!


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 25, 2015, 04:18:54 PM
Finished changing the oil on my Ninja, thanks to fourstring's use of Manly Strength to take off the filter. Cleaned and lubed the chain. Waiting on the battery to charge to see if it'll crank over. Glee!


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.


So who's the better mechanic?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: jadziadax8 on April 25, 2015, 06:08:50 PM
No.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on April 26, 2015, 11:01:07 AM

After a couple cups of coffee, I headed out to get some stuff done this morning.  The brake line and all the controls are installed now.  Brakes need fluid change and bleeding.  I have to fab up a dash mount, but couldn't do that until all the other parts were in place.  Figured out rear wheel spacers and ordered them.  I have one small clearance issue in the back.  An RM rotor is about an 1/8" larger in diameter than the DR.  Nothing a bit of edge grinding won't cure!   :naughty:


Also, had to order a new front fender.  The bolt pattern on my old one is different than the RM.  $20 thru work.   Try finding a non-yellow Suzuki fender.  It took me a half hour in the parts books!  Soon, real soon, it will live!  Ordered some white fork guards and a replacement guide for the right fork.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 26, 2015, 11:51:25 AM
Try finding a non-yellow Suzuki fender.
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 :lol:

Looking good.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: expatbrit on April 26, 2015, 11:57:30 AM
Put the KTM back together and untaped it after the track day was rained out.

Bugger
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on April 26, 2015, 12:10:34 PM
Put the KTM back together and untaped it after the track day was rained out.

Bugger

I noticed y'all were getting some moisture. Hopefully it's headed this way.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on April 26, 2015, 12:32:14 PM
Installed a HeliBridge on the FJR.
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Post by: CLAY on April 26, 2015, 08:57:07 PM

After a couple cups of coffee, I headed out to get some stuff done this morning.  The brake line and all the controls are installed now.  Brakes need fluid change and bleeding.  I have to fab up a dash mount, but couldn't do that until all the other parts were in place.  Figured out rear wheel spacers and ordered them.  I have one small clearance issue in the back.  An RM rotor is about an 1/8" larger in diameter than the DR.  Nothing a bit of edge grinding won't cure!   :naughty:


Also, had to order a new front fender.  The bolt pattern on my old one is different than the RM.  $20 thru work.   Try finding a non-yellow Suzuki fender.  It took me a half hour in the parts books!  Soon, real soon, it will live!  Ordered some white fork guards and a replacement guide for the right fork.


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Looking great Tom!

I'd love to meet for lunch with my XR650L and have you take a look at it and recommend mods for me.   :thumbsup:

For one thing it's one of the coldest-starting bikes I've had. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on April 26, 2015, 09:21:47 PM
Put the KTM back together and untaped it after the track day was rained out.

Bugger

Super frustrating. I hope you're able to reschedule.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on April 26, 2015, 09:24:24 PM
Swapped it for this for the weekend:



Wait, what?



Don't you have a profile to update?  How do you like the WC boxer?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Blunder on April 26, 2015, 09:52:22 PM
Bought some chain lube yesterday. Today, after a short ride, I lubed the bike's chain.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 26, 2015, 11:59:08 PM
Bought some chain lube yesterday. Today, after a short ride, I lubed the bike's chain.

pics?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on April 27, 2015, 11:18:37 PM
Fixed the oil leak on the Speedy.

I pinched the cam cover gasket when I checked the valves. I was able to save the gasket and reuse it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Veefer800canuck on April 28, 2015, 12:10:54 AM
Washed it, lubed the chain, rode the shit out of it for about 4 hours.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Wesley on April 28, 2015, 08:56:40 AM
Left the heated grips on by accident and drained the battery.  Removed the passenger seat, then my seat, then the battery cover.  Started the motorcycle by jumping the battery.  Then did the steps in reverse order to put it back together.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on April 28, 2015, 11:17:20 AM
Just rode it.

- Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 30, 2015, 06:43:18 AM
Rebuilt the front brake caliper, ready for re-attaching this weekend. The previous owner has now told me that he degreased the headbearings. Why????
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on April 30, 2015, 06:56:30 AM
The previous owner has now told me that he degreased the headbearings. Why????

Slows down the steering. :D

Bike is packed and I'll be on the road to WV later this afternoon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Wesley on May 01, 2015, 08:55:33 AM
Changed the air filter. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 01, 2015, 10:20:24 AM
Taking off to get the tires changed on the speedy.
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Post by: Meemuh on May 02, 2015, 09:42:50 PM
Brought another one home.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 03, 2015, 03:24:44 AM
A collection of classic Japanese bikes is beginning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on May 03, 2015, 12:31:06 PM
Removed the loud as hell SuperTrapp muffler off the KLR and installed a much quieter OEM used version.  Also installed the new front fender and fork guards on the DR350 front end conversion.  It's almost done now.  Still waiting in the new rear wheel spacers.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on May 06, 2015, 04:32:44 PM
installed these grippy pads that supposedly let your arms relax some. You hug the tank with your knees easier. They are called StompGrip. Originally I bought them to protect the tank.

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That little pig tail under the strap is the next project. The Greber cable I bought so I could use my liner on this bike had a bad connection somewhere around the fuse.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on May 06, 2015, 04:40:59 PM
I did absolutely nothing, but plan on getting out for a ride on the Tuono tonight.

 _Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: R Doug on May 09, 2015, 02:06:09 PM
I took the bike grocery shopping.

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In other news, my wife ran to the farmer's market in Greensboro.  On the way back, she was passed on the outside lane by a semi with a dozer on a lowboy.  She was doing 75 in a 65 at the time and she said the truck passed her quickly.  A large rock came off the dozer track and smashed up her hood pretty good.


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The picture doesn't do it justice.  We had something like this happen before and got the trucks plate and company name / number off the truck.  We found out that efforts to collect are in vein.  Short of video evidence, you have to have the truck driver and have him admit to it on the spot.  Like that's going to happen.   >:(

 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: garry on May 09, 2015, 02:20:57 PM
Sadly, I put it up for sale :-(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 09, 2015, 03:01:17 PM
That just dropped it's value 5 Grand.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on May 09, 2015, 07:33:29 PM
I realized that I really need to change the brake and clutch fluids, change the fork oil and replace the chain and sprockets again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 09, 2015, 07:39:34 PM
Brake and clutch fluid is over rated.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 10, 2015, 09:54:10 AM
The weather was good today, so I could work on the little Suzuki. Since the last owner has told me that he degreased the headbearings, was time to take a look at them.

Forks, front wheel, mudguard, handlebars all off again. Take the fork stem out. Both headbearings are fecked.

I don't have the tools to do the lower bearing, so off to a bike shop it goes.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: xsrider on May 10, 2015, 10:05:49 PM
Checked the valves.  All in spec.  Also replaced the spark plugs with Iridium plugs.  I finally finished the 12K  service, bike has 15k miles and I've taken over a month to do everything.  Yes, I am a lazy bastard when it comes to doing service work, I never do all the required services at the same time. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Dan K on May 11, 2015, 11:20:19 AM
Plugged the VFR into the battery tender due to my lack of riding... ugh.

 -Dan
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on May 19, 2015, 03:41:45 PM
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Easiest oil change ever. It took longer to brew the coffee.

Maybe I'll clean the chain while its up there.

(o\_!_/o)

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Head on May 19, 2015, 03:48:23 PM
Spent Sunday loading the bikes onto a trailer.  Monday - brought them to my FLMS ( Friendly Local Motorcycle Shop ).  Looking to hear about all the fixed bits very soon.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 23, 2015, 09:13:56 AM
The front end on the little Suzy is all back together. The special tool for the head bearings finally showed up, I wasn't buryinmg a relative in Wales and it wasn't raining.

So far: forks rebuilt, clutch fixed + new cable, front brake entirely rebuilt, headbearings stripped and greased, new headlight and all internal wiring back together, front wheel bearings regreased, all cables oiled, carburrettor hooked up.

Still need to bleed the brakes and I'm stripping the crappy paint off the rear mudguard/ fender, as I've found it's chromed underneath. I'll do the front later.

The battery is on charge.

Tomorrow: refit airbox and all fuel hoses, battery and wiring, check the valve gaps. Maybe even start it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on May 24, 2015, 07:23:18 AM
The front end on the little Suzy is all back together. The special tool for the head bearings finally showed up, I wasn't buryinmg a relative in Wales and it wasn't raining.

So far: forks rebuilt, clutch fixed + new cable, front brake entirely rebuilt, headbearings stripped and greased, new headlight and all internal wiring back together, front wheel bearings regreased, all cables oiled, carburrettor hooked up.

Still need to bleed the brakes and I'm stripping the crappy paint off the rear mudguard/ fender, as I've found it's chromed underneath. I'll do the front later.

The battery is on charge.

Tomorrow: refit airbox and all fuel hoses, battery and wiring, check the valve gaps. Maybe even start it.

I love bringing these old things back.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on May 24, 2015, 08:54:11 AM
I love bringing these old things back.

I'm pretty sure I'm about to do the same. I found a low mileage (26KM - 18,000mi) 84 Honda CX650E. I've lusted after this bike for ever. In recent years I've been looking for one that was low mi, and wasn't a 'customized' rats nest rebuild piece of shit.

The bike was never sold in the US. Canada/Euro/Australia only.  Pic.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: HipGnosis on May 24, 2015, 10:03:41 AM

I'm pretty sure I'm about to do the same. I found a low mileage (26KM - 18,000mi) 84 Honda CX650E. I've lusted after this bike for ever. In recent years I've been looking for one that was low mi, and wasn't a 'customized' rats nest rebuild piece of shit.

The bike was never sold in the US. Canada/Euro/Australia only. 
Since they put a turbo on that engine, it (and the drive train) ought to be indestructable.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 24, 2015, 10:36:32 AM

I'm pretty sure I'm about to do the same. I found a low mileage (26KM - 18,000mi) 84 Honda CX650E. I've lusted after this bike for ever. In recent years I've been looking for one that was low mi, and wasn't a 'customized' rats nest rebuild piece of shit.

The bike was never sold in the US. Canada/Euro/Australia only. 
Since they put a turbo on that engine, it (and the drive train) ought to be indestructable.

They are very solid-not as solid as the Moto Guzzi V50 and 65 that they were copied from.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 24, 2015, 10:42:45 AM
Battery looks like it's knackered. I'll try it but I think I need a new one. :(

Fitted the air box. There's a load of hoses to it and the carb that are unclear where they go-the CP online manual I have is not very good. The brakes are still being filled with fluid-the system forms a bubble near the top which takes a while to clear before you can pump fluid through. Continuing to strip the rear mudguard down to its base of chrome. Can't get a decent paint remover for love or money in shops around here. Got the top coat but the primer is proving stubborn.

Rain is coming in, so I'll have to stop.

The battery on the VFR has also gone flat. That'll cost. :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on May 25, 2015, 09:35:19 AM
I've been in contact with the seller.

2nd owner (15+ years) Paint beginning to flake around filler neck. Rear caliper seized over winter. Tachometer has never worked (replaced cable), fairing bolt missing. He put new tires on it last year, new battery this year. Can be heard running.

Soooo... I put $50 down on it and I'm driving south this Saturday.

Actual bike:
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Jay547 on May 25, 2015, 09:52:13 AM
Changed rear brake pads.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 25, 2015, 10:05:25 AM
I've been in contact with the seller.

2nd owner (15+ years) Paint beginning to flake around filler neck. Rear caliper seized over winter. Tachometer has never worked (replaced cable), fairing bolt missing. He put new tires on it last year, new battery this year. Can be heard running.

Soooo... I put $50 down on it and I'm driving south this Saturday.

Actual bike:
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 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 25, 2015, 02:27:05 PM
STILL bleeding the bleeding brake! Grief.

Paint coming off the rear mudguard/ fender nicely.

Battery's as dead the proverbial Dodo.

Ordered new battery, air and oil filters. Not too far off now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on May 25, 2015, 02:48:02 PM
Did this.  Got her out, refilled the carbs, put in the battery- BANG!:
http://youtu.be/OfISHWLYiHA (http://youtu.be/OfISHWLYiHA)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on May 25, 2015, 02:55:17 PM
Did this.  Got her out, refilled the carbs, put in the battery- BANG!:
[url]http://youtu.be/OfISHWLYiHA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/OfISHWLYiHA[/url])


:clap: !
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on May 25, 2015, 08:40:29 PM
You da Man!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 26, 2015, 12:10:27 AM
smooth
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 26, 2015, 02:28:17 PM
You probably had it warmed up already.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on May 26, 2015, 04:22:56 PM
It was pure joy.  I fully expected several kicks followed by the e-foot.  There's just something visceral about starting up your bike by kicking it.  Took her for a 10 mile spin.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 30, 2015, 06:19:30 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

New battery fitted-old one wouldn't charge. Turn the ignition-nothing, no lights, nada. Check there is electricity to the coil-yes.

Then I took a closer look at the loom. There is a wire with no obvious place to go. But what does it do?

Check more. Some fool has cut out the fuse box and removed it.

Ordered new fuse box.

Now-stumped. I'll get the multimeter out but my knowledge of electrics is awful.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 30, 2015, 07:48:55 AM
Deliberately shorted the starter relay-it worked. Now WTF is going on with the leccy?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 30, 2015, 09:34:20 AM
Sorted the rear brake. Forgot to put a spacer on the rear spindle. Had to put the wheel on twice. Now I've noticed I've forgotten to put the chain round the sprocket. Idjut. That'll be three wheel removals then.

Also, the rear brake lever isn't round in the middle, so that won't go back on. New one ordered.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on May 30, 2015, 04:26:45 PM
LOL.  I have done similar things many times.  I put a rear tire on a shadow backwards this spring.  I had it all laid out ready to go, then got distracted and flipped the rim- then mounted the tire.   :facepalm:

I figure each time I do something wrong, it reinforces the thought so I won't do it again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: marc11 on May 30, 2015, 06:29:48 PM
VStream windscreen, amazing improvement.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 30, 2015, 08:13:16 PM
Absolutely nothing.

Rain and middle 40's
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: st2sam on May 30, 2015, 08:54:05 PM
Absolutely nothing.
Rain and middle 40's


Fantastic weather here today.
I rode yesterday (another beauty) and today. It's suppose to rain tomorrow.   Thanks Ed for sending it East.
Getting close to break in oil change mileage...
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 30, 2015, 10:21:06 PM
Absolutely nothing.
Rain and middle 40's


Fantastic weather here today.
I rode yesterday (another beauty) and today. It's suppose to rain tomorrow.   Thanks Ed for sending it East.
Getting close to break in oil change mileage...
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No problem. I'll even throw in the cold weather at no charge.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on May 31, 2015, 05:53:31 AM
I headed down south and picked up my new project. Driving for 10hrs @15mgp towing a trailer gets expensive.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 31, 2015, 06:06:10 AM
It looks very clean.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on May 31, 2015, 07:24:37 AM
I headed down south and picked up my new project. Driving for 10hrs @15mgp towing a trailer gets expensive.




Especially at $1.21 a liter.    (that's what I paid in Wawa last week)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: HipGnosis on May 31, 2015, 10:30:26 AM
Rain and middle 40's
That / it is maint. weather.
Went to the auto parts store for oil and a filter.  Kinda pissed the friendly counter guy off that I don't know what CAR the oil filter I want fits.  I have the # of the filter I want.  Oh well.   And, no, I'm NOT going to special order your $$$ M/C filter.
Put the old oil from the Vstar into container to take to recycler.
Moved stuff around the garage and swept it out.   
Changed the oil in the Ninja.   Checked the tires and chain while it drained.   It sure does take longer to drain when the oil isn't warm.  But easier to hold onto the drain bolt when removing it.


Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: redbandit14 on June 01, 2015, 08:19:30 AM
Replaced my coils and wires with a pair i bought at a used parts place on Thursday. Nice to know my wires and spark plugs are not going to vibrate away from each other every couple of hours.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 01, 2015, 10:49:58 AM
Not mine, but the kids' Tenere. Fork seals and hyper-brites. Had to make a PVC seal tool.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 01, 2015, 05:52:01 PM
Not mine, but the kids' Tenere. Fork seals and hyper-brites. Had to make a PVC seal tool.

I have several of those.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 01, 2015, 07:21:50 PM
Not mine, but the kids' Tenere. Fork seals and hyper-brites. Had to make a PVC seal tool.

I have several of those.  :lol:

I have a variety of seal drivers from over the last 35 years.

When I did the forks on the EX I got a 8 inch piece  of galvanized pipe and ground the threads down. I thought of getting PVC but the galvanized pipe had more driving force.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on June 02, 2015, 05:30:47 PM
I...I...I...washed the KLR.  I'm so ashamed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 02, 2015, 05:36:23 PM
I...I...I...washed the KLR.  I'm so ashamed.


Don't be. That just means it's going to rain on your parade tomorrow.  :pokestick:


(yes Harley content)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on June 02, 2015, 05:39:00 PM
I'm in the midst of a pretty sizable few repairs on a 2002 Honda Reflex 250.
* carb rebuild
* new starter clutch
* de-cluster-f&*k some wiring "enhancements"
* plastic-weld a couple cracks in body panels
* add brake light modulator ( http://gearbrake.com/ (http://gearbrake.com/) - testing/reviewing it for The Pace after install )
* oil change (which is laughably simple and has to be done to replace the starter clutch anyway)
* maybe tires
* maybe fork oil change
* flush brake fluid at both ends, check brake pads
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on June 02, 2015, 06:39:16 PM
I...I...I...washed the KLR.  I'm so ashamed.


Don't be. That just means it's going to rain on your parade tomorrow.  :pokestick:


(yes Harley content)

Just means I'll be the only bike in the lot.  Again. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 02, 2015, 07:24:27 PM
I...I...I...washed the KLR.  I'm so ashamed.


Don't be. That just means it's going to rain on your parade tomorrow.  :pokestick:


(yes Harley content)

Just means I'll be the only bike in the lot.  Again.

 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 03, 2015, 02:37:26 AM
I'm in the midst of a pretty sizable few repairs on a 2002 Honda Reflex 250.
* carb rebuild
* new starter clutch
* de-cluster-f&*k some wiring "enhancements"
* plastic-weld a couple cracks in body panels
* add brake light modulator ( [url]http://gearbrake.com/[/url] ([url]http://gearbrake.com/[/url]) - testing/reviewing it for The Pace after install )
* oil change (which is laughably simple and has to be done to replace the starter clutch anyway)
* maybe tires
* maybe fork oil change
* flush brake fluid at both ends, check brake pads


You have a SCOOTER???!!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 03, 2015, 07:04:54 AM
Friend dropped this off yesterday and said get it running.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Wesley on June 03, 2015, 07:49:57 AM
Replaced the original front brake pads (48k), and installed the new front tire.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on June 03, 2015, 08:55:22 AM
Drained and refilled the rear brake.  It looked like chocolate milk.
Front was in much better shape.
Loobed the clutch and throttle cables.
Greased up the lever pivot pins.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Andrew on June 05, 2015, 12:02:40 AM
Replaced the rear rotor & brake pads all the way round on the red one today.
Stops just as it did  :smiley_thumb:  no improvements just more miles to go
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 05, 2015, 12:02:21 PM
Washed the FJR and the Speedy. I know this will upset Andrew and Cablebandit.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: squeezer on June 05, 2015, 12:38:12 PM
That was confusing. I put "washed the FJR" into Google translate and it couldn't figure it out either.

I didn't do jack to my bike today, but I helped us all out yesterday when I convinced my seat mate on the plane that a brand new Panigale isn't a good first bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JReazor on June 05, 2015, 01:00:52 PM
That was confusing. I put "washed the FJR" into Google translate and it couldn't figure it out either.

I didn't do jack to my bike today, but I helped us all out yesterday when I convinced my seat mate on the plane that a brand new Panigale isn't a good first bike.

Why? What could possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 05, 2015, 01:02:41 PM
That was confusing. I put "washed the FJR" into Google translate and it couldn't figure it out either.

I didn't do jack to my bike today, but I helped us all out yesterday when I convinced my seat mate on the plane that a brand new Panigale isn't a good first bike.

That was confusing. I put "washed the FJR" into Google translate and it couldn't figure it out either.

I didn't do jack to my bike today, but I helped us all out yesterday when I convinced my seat mate on the plane that a brand new Panigale isn't a good first bike.

Why? What could possibly go wrong?


Make sure the Gopro is on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on June 05, 2015, 01:10:30 PM
I looked at the Tiger as it sat in the garage while I was getting the boat ready for the weekend.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on June 05, 2015, 03:19:46 PM
Washed the FJR and the Speedy. I know this will upset Andrew and Cablebandit.

Drought in Illinois?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 05, 2015, 05:46:37 PM
Washed the FJR and the Speedy. I know this will upset Andrew and Cablebandit.

Drought in Illinois?


Had to wash all the crap off the FJR I picked up in Canada the other week.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on June 06, 2015, 01:16:54 PM
Quick walk around and sound clip of my project cx650e

https://youtu.be/DXD7oeJRhDk (https://youtu.be/DXD7oeJRhDk)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 06, 2015, 02:51:40 PM
Siphoned some gas from the speedy for the lawn mower.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 07, 2015, 05:08:40 PM
New rear brakes.  It was time to ditch the original equipment ones.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on June 07, 2015, 05:31:37 PM
Broke the clutch cable on the '75 at school last Thursday.  Right after I started moving.  Looped the lot and decided with a couple of cheats I could make it home without stopping.  I did, but had to cut through a gas station on a red light to turn left.

The nice thing about pretty much focusing on XS650's for 15 years?  I had a spare cable in the box and just replaced it.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 08, 2015, 01:29:18 AM
Quick walk around and sound clip of my project cx650e

https://youtu.be/DXD7oeJRhDk (https://youtu.be/DXD7oeJRhDk)

That is not a project-you lucky man. A few bits and pieces, it'll be perfect,
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 08, 2015, 06:59:11 AM
Finally bled the brakes-I'd fitted a faulty bleed nipple.

Paint stripping the front mudguard/ fender today.

Need to refit the rear brake switch spring, then boring continuity testing.

Also, fit the chain, after last week's silly mistake.

Touching a large lump of wood, it'll be finished this week.

Waiting on delivery of a new battery for the VFR. The old one charges but doesn't work under load.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on June 08, 2015, 07:06:15 AM
New rear brakes.  It was time to ditch the original equipment ones.

You use those...?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on June 08, 2015, 07:07:33 AM
Broke the clutch cable on the '75 at school last Thursday.  Right after I started moving.  Looped the lot and decided with a couple of cheats I could make it home without stopping.  I did, but had to cut through a gas station on a red light to turn left.

The nice thing about pretty much focusing on XS650's for 15 years?  I had a spare cable in the box and just replaced it.   :bigok:

Heh. Adversity builds character. I won major points with Liz after riding her bike home last year after her clutch cable broke. She thinks I'm some kind of motorcycle genius/god/daredevil. I'll take it.  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on June 08, 2015, 07:08:58 AM
Quick walk around and sound clip of my project cx650e

https://youtu.be/DXD7oeJRhDk (https://youtu.be/DXD7oeJRhDk)

That is not a project-you lucky man. A few bits and pieces, it'll be perfect,

It seems this bike photographs really well. It looks far better in pics/vid than in person. Granted, it's not bad, but it's right on the edge of needing a good bit of elbow grease.  It goes in for a mechanical fitness tomorrow morning so I can get a plate on it and take it out for a good run/evaluation.

Swapping the loon shit consistency ATF fork oil for some good quality 10w fork made a *HUGE* difference in the bike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: bungie4 on June 08, 2015, 07:12:48 AM
Need to refit the rear brake switch spring, then boring continuity testing.

Learn to do a voltage drop test instead of resistance test. Makes debugging circuits way easier.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 08, 2015, 08:12:22 AM
Need to refit the rear brake switch spring, then boring continuity testing.


Learn to do a voltage drop test instead of resistance test. Makes debugging circuits way easier.


Thanks. Here's lesson: http://www.aa1car.com/library/voltage_drop_testing.htm (http://www.aa1car.com/library/voltage_drop_testing.htm)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 08, 2015, 02:57:01 PM
New rear brakes.  It was time to ditch the original equipment ones.

You use those...?

Yeah, engine braking isn't standard equipment on the C14.


Hell, I could have sold my Weestrom with the original pads.  :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on June 08, 2015, 04:24:19 PM
New rear brakes.  It was time to ditch the original equipment ones.

You use those...?

Yeah, engine braking isn't standard equipment on the C14.


Hell, I could have sold my Weestrom with the original pads.  :naughty:
Them front brakes'll kill ya!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 08, 2015, 05:03:45 PM
Rode it at triple digit speeds trying to outrun sever storms. Almost made it until I had to go north. Good thing is I gave it a wash at 65mph.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 08, 2015, 07:01:43 PM
Washed the Speedy.

Rode it at triple digit speeds trying to outrun sever storms. Almost made it until I had to go north. Good thing is I gave it a wash at 65mph.

Good thing you washed it 3 days ago.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on June 08, 2015, 08:41:22 PM
So I'm riding down Stafford street stuck behind this black Acura hanging just at the speed limit when we pass a church. In front of the church there's this sign. The sign asks "what would Jesus do?"
Jesus would pass this fucking Acura, that's what Jesus would do.
So I passed the Acura for Jesus. Praise the Lord

My apologies to my Facebook folk who have already seen this.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 08, 2015, 09:39:28 PM
It doesn't matter where you find Jesus. (https://youtu.be/0jGeM6003D8)

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: stew71 on June 09, 2015, 02:04:48 PM
So I'm riding down Stafford street stuck behind this black Acura hanging just at the speed limit when we pass a church. In front of the church there's this sign. The sign asks "what would Jesus do?"
Jesus would pass this fucking Acura, that's what Jesus would do.
So I passed the Acura for Jesus. Praise the Lord

My apologies to my Facebook folk who have already seen this.

I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God, than be in church thinking about riding.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 09, 2015, 04:09:46 PM
Fork seals and fork oil on the speed 3.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 09, 2015, 04:57:20 PM
So I'm riding down Stafford street stuck behind this black Acura hanging just at the speed limit when we pass a church. In front of the church there's this sign. The sign asks "what would Jesus do?"
Jesus would pass this fucking Acura, that's what Jesus would do.
So I passed the Acura for Jesus. Praise the Lord

My apologies to my Facebook folk who have already seen this.

I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God, than be in church thinking about riding.

Curiously, as an Christian non-Church goer, I agree.

I don't go to to church because I hate the happy clappy stuff that the church has become.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on June 09, 2015, 05:47:18 PM
I also quit going to church because of that clappy thing.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 09, 2015, 06:27:54 PM
It's been so long since I have been to church I'd probably be struck by lightning when I walked in.


I do however go to the church of perpetual caffeine.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 10, 2015, 06:56:21 AM
I also quit going to church because of that clappy thing.

How do you get the clap at church?  :crazy: :headscratch: What kind of church is it?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Head on June 10, 2015, 05:20:02 PM
Got the bikes back from the shop today. Wife's Ninja 250 is running great, but still a little fiddly at idle.  Which is why I'm trading it for a 12' CBR 250 cause she ain't playing with carbs no more.

Ye old Nighthawk is very nice looking with its new RWB tank.  Run like a tank.  I can't stop smiling, I've not been on her for nigh 4 years.  Sooooooo even the rear brake being indexed wrong is no big deal,  but it looks like the shop but the runners from the air box to the carbs on upside down  >:(.  I'll flip them myself, cause I want to ride this weekend, but errrrrrrr.\

New fork seals did happen!  And I got new decals for the side covers, so once I strip and repaint those its going to look really nice.  As long as you ignore the seat, needs a new layer of duct tape  :P

And I got some new high CR bend bars, the ones I put on to replace the stock adjustable ones now but my degrading wrist in a painful angle.  Oh and they're red, I'm going full red, white, blue on this.

On and the CBR I'm getting the wife is a RWB one.   

I see an obsession starting.  VFR in RWB   :hail:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: coho on June 10, 2015, 06:12:39 PM
Jason, the RWB looks cool with the blue pipes. :bigok:

Are ya gonna paint the missus' pipes blue?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on June 13, 2015, 06:36:03 PM
I applied new Gitmo Nation plate sticker and had the gestapo inspect it in order to get another sticker.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on June 13, 2015, 09:02:19 PM
Installed new starter clutch. Diagnosed (and order replacement) a bad fuel pump.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 14, 2015, 06:36:29 AM
Apart from riding the VFR, very little to the 250. Wifey has other plans. Pah.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on June 14, 2015, 12:53:54 PM
Setting up the Bandit for tour mode...
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 14, 2015, 01:23:18 PM
Mmmm Do I sense a road trip?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 20, 2015, 02:32:51 PM
Haha! Washed it. I feel kind of guilty about it, because if it's nice enough to wash, it's nice enough to ride. The grand-daughters and my son washed their bikes too. Family bike wash.
Weather for next week: RAIN.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Skee on June 20, 2015, 05:27:54 PM
I applied new Gitmo Nation plate sticker and had the gestapo inspect it in order to get another sticker.

Got mine inspected too - now good for another year - leastways till I need tires come August.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on June 22, 2015, 03:58:05 PM
Broke protocol.  Washed it, waxed some of the shiny bits, put away the luggage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on June 22, 2015, 05:34:15 PM
Me too. That is why it rained/tornadoed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on June 22, 2015, 05:47:36 PM
Me too. That is why it rained/tornadoed.


Thanks a lot. You two screwed up my morning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on June 23, 2015, 08:20:03 AM
I'm in the clean bike group. It's not very old, so it doesn't take much to get it looking like in was when I bought it.   :banana: :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: JonS on June 23, 2015, 08:49:09 AM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: CLAY on June 24, 2015, 01:01:46 PM
I actually had to hit parts of mine with acetone to remove spray-paint overspray for various garage projects.  It really looks good!
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 24, 2015, 01:12:08 PM
I actually had to hit parts of mine with acetone to remove spray-paint overspray for various garage projects.  It really looks good!

Doubt it. Pics?
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Post by: st2sam on June 24, 2015, 08:04:20 PM
It was a perfect day in NEPA, 80*- low humidity, so I went for a nice long ride.
Oh, and I washed it before I left, figures I ended up doing over 10mi. of dirt road.

I'm never lost and I never turn around. :bigsmile:

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Post by: Leanintree on June 25, 2015, 12:19:38 PM
Now that I have the GPZ sold, I can focus on goofing around with the replacement ZRX...

I succumbed to the temptation of having a powder coat shop here at work... tossed a few pieces on the line during a customers job...

Grab handles, brake linkage, heel plates, radiator guard, horn and associated bracketry...

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Post by: kneescrubber on June 25, 2015, 12:27:06 PM
Sweet!
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Post by: Cookie on June 25, 2015, 12:40:39 PM
Beat on it for a while.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 25, 2015, 01:27:35 PM
Very green!


Me, I just wrecked the rear tyre accelerating far too quickly.  :)
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Post by: viffergyrl on June 25, 2015, 01:40:59 PM
Let the farkling begin! Looks quite nice!
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Post by: coho on June 25, 2015, 10:10:44 PM
Lookin' sharp, LT! :bigok:




Me, I just wrecked the rear tyre accelerating far too quickly.  :)

Congratulations!  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2015, 08:25:10 AM
New rear tyre fitted.
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Post by: bungie4 on June 27, 2015, 11:06:23 AM
Well, it's 80F and I've got to spoon on a new set of tires on my buddies VFR1200, and after that, my FJR. 

I can almost feel the dehydration cramps already.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: squeezer on July 02, 2015, 06:28:27 PM
So far, I've just drummed my fingers on it. Some small parts are on a UPS truck supposedly on its way to me right now. Once I can bolt them on, the plan is to take a quick warm up spin, then change the engine and final drive oil.

Root for the boys in brown.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: garry on July 02, 2015, 08:46:00 PM
Installed a DNA air filter and a Unifilter airbox gasket on the 1190. Took like 5 hours to remove all the plastic, do the simple update, and put all that crap back on again. Hopefully I was just painfully slow because it was the first time.
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Post by: mr.awesome on July 04, 2015, 02:13:47 PM
installed a seat concepts saddle on the KLX. So far my butt is very happy.  :bigsmile: Good company to deal with. less than a week turn around from the time I sent them my seat pan to the time I got the newly fitted one back. Under $200 with shipping there and back and them installing the kit on my existing pan. Thanks Sleazy for recommending this to me.  :thumbsup:  A lot cheaper than a sargent and looks just as good.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: sleazy rider on July 05, 2015, 04:38:22 PM
Rode it like I stole it.  160 miles so far and I'm still a couple hours from home. 
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Post by: expatbrit on July 05, 2015, 06:02:06 PM
Rode the Arsey Hater around a bit, then decided too much traffic on the fun roads. Came home and moved the foot pegs up and back for a bit more track day toe clearance.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 09, 2015, 01:55:20 PM
Today, I have been mostly fixing uo the TU250X.

All of the front is done. All indicators on. New brake light switch. I did have a new spring for it but Cookie and Ed lost it. Dunno what happened to the dog. I made do with the crusty, rusty, old one. Rear mudguard and plastics on. Rear wheel in place. All electrics put together (fecking thing still doesn't start-suspect is the ignition switch).

Tomorrow (if her indoors lets me): rear spindle in, both exhausts back on, change oil, strip ignition switch.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 11, 2015, 08:45:40 AM
Her indoors made me do work on the house yesterday.

Today, rear wheel on and chain tightened. The rear brake cam no longer has a circular hole in the middle, so I bought a new one. The old rear brake pin is too big for the new cam. New pin ordered from Germany.

Electrics all fitted together; the lack of a fuse box is a puzzle but an inline main fuse inserted into the wiring in the right place. I keep finding more chopped up bits of wiring harness. It may be time for a new to me used wiring harness-except all the TU250 ones are in the States and a new one is £250. So, a used GN250 one it may have to be. Still need to complete continuity testing-still no ignition lights.

Oil being drained right now.
What's left? Electrics-obviously and probavly a new ignition switch, exhausts/ mufflers, connect the rear brake up (when the bits arrive), replace tank and seats. The carburettor was cleaned before me but may need stripping again-I hope not. Not long now, fiongers crossed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 11, 2015, 10:01:23 AM
Oil and filter change complete. Bike off paddock stand. I tied the rear brake rod away from harm but it still managed to fall off and bend. Piss.

And why does Suzuki use 7mm bolts????
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 11, 2015, 11:00:36 AM
I have managed to get the lights, indicators and horn to work. No neutral light, no ignition/ oil light. It's a start. Now, off to the pub.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 12, 2015, 07:12:51 AM
Methinks the wiring harness is too far gone. Managed to locate a second hand one in France and bought it. Complete re-wire coming up.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 12, 2015, 07:41:10 AM
I could Cafe race it for very little money: http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/XIg3g03EYs4/maxresdefault.jpg (http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/XIg3g03EYs4/maxresdefault.jpg)
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Post by: kneescrubber on July 12, 2015, 06:19:05 PM
And why does Suzuki use 7mm bolts????

Most Airhead bolts are odd sized metric. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 13, 2015, 02:33:48 PM
And why does Suzuki use 7mm bolts????

Most Airhead bolts are odd sized metric. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17.....

Sigh. I'm more used to Whitworth on airheads.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on July 13, 2015, 08:47:49 PM
And why does Suzuki use 7mm bolts????

Most Airhead bolts are odd sized metric. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17.....

Sigh. I'm more used to Whitworth on airheads.

But don't use metric if it calls for Whitworth.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 18, 2015, 06:19:15 PM
Swapped out the dead battery for the new Li Fe one (omg its tiny; had to use spacers to hold it in place). Fourstring used his manly strength to open up the oil filter a smidge so it could let the air out, fill up and my oil light would turn off.

It's alive! Alive! *maniacal laughter*


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: 2RR2NV on July 19, 2015, 11:09:05 AM
Rode mine out to Target and Wally world for S5 charger (ghosts hid hers last night). came home and lubed chain. waiting to drop off kiddos to MIL and then my Honey and I are riding the Hills the rest of the day. AND ...  Monday too!!!!   Oh yeah. I. AM. STOKED!!!!


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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 19, 2015, 01:01:45 PM
Installed new bar end weights on the 250. Nothing else.  :'(
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Post by: kneescrubber on July 19, 2015, 04:50:32 PM
Ordered a new battery.
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Post by: PatM on July 19, 2015, 08:39:09 PM
Ordered replacement horns. Louder ones.
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Post by: Drew_79 on July 19, 2015, 09:06:28 PM
Researched removing the swing arm as I just noticed the rubber boot by the gear box is toast and going to require replacing before any number of miles are put on this new (to me) bike.  Lots of work involved.  Oye.   
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Post by: Max Wedge on July 20, 2015, 06:07:26 AM
Put the dead sheep back on the seat in anticipation of a warm week.
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Post by: bungie4 on July 20, 2015, 07:01:41 AM
Wiped it off.

Took the 12 yr old out for ice cream 50 miles away. Explored a back road, found a shoe tree (in the middle of nowwhere!) and an Alpaca farm. Ate Alpaca's, petted some ice cream.. no, wait. Ate some ice cream, petted some Alpaca's.

Mission accomplished..

Now the 14  year old is jealous and is demanding equal ride time.
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Post by: radon222 on July 20, 2015, 07:22:09 AM
A last minute opportunity come up and we were able to meet up with some Baltimore friends and spend the weekend riding in the Mountains of southern VA.   

My wife and I left the beach Saturday morning and headed straight out I64 to Waynesboro to meet up with the group coming from up north.  We spent the afternoon flower sniffing the BRP to Roanoke and stayed in the night in Marion Va.  Sunday morning we did Rte 16 "The Back of the Dragon" and Burkes Garden then beat it back to the coast.   A little wet and foggy on Sunday in the mountains, but all in all a good weekend that we sorely needed.  :P

 The bad news is my front Anakee is doing what most Anakees end up doing and getting cupped out pretty good.  Unfortantely my tire changer went and move all the way out to Colorado!!    :o

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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 20, 2015, 01:34:09 PM
The wiring loom from France has arrived!
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Post by: stew71 on July 20, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
The wiring loom from France has arrived!

May all of your electrical demons soon be exercised from the 250, Papa.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 20, 2015, 03:02:20 PM
The wiring loom from France has arrived!

May all of your electrical demons soon be exercised from the 250, Papa.

i do believe they will be. :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Leanintree on July 20, 2015, 04:22:32 PM
Friday evening I spent a good hour and a half cleaning my worn out chain. Expect to change it within the next week or so, but it needed de-grungified for proper diagnosis and shop time.

Yep. Definitely boogered. Found something REALLY weird though... Found the master link (leading me to think that this is not the stock chain, which I feared), but also found one that looked like it may have been a master link too... Master #1 was obvious. Peened posts were hollowed ends, and copper colored. Potential Master #2 looked just like the standard links, but the posts were copper colored as well, but were solid posts, peening matched that of the steel colored link posts that made up the bulk of the chain. I'm wondering if this was a stock chain that had been resized maybe... 23000 on the bike now (give or take), so it very well could be the original chain, just broken once and reconnected.

Only deviation from stock when I bought it was a 2 tooth smaller sprocket in the rear, wondering if the previous owner shortened the chain when he did that? Seems unlikely, but I guess I'll find out when I pull it for replacement. my standard practice is to get a longer than necessary chain and trim it to length anyway.

LT

Edit: oh, and BelRay chain lube sucks donkey bawlz. Flingy tar on swingarm, tail section, sprocket, adjusters, fender, butt, garage floor, wheels, you friggen name it. Chain wax is where it's at!

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Drew_79 on July 20, 2015, 09:36:20 PM
Spent countless hours yanking a bunch of worn out/broken wiring for all the accessories....not even sure what most of it was for.  The things I do want to put back on eventually have been saved for when I get some time to re-wire. 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on July 22, 2015, 04:04:03 PM
Chain maintenance as always, then a wash and wax,first of the year ( likely  the only of the year LOL)
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Post by: Dan K on July 22, 2015, 04:51:29 PM
Just rode it. About to ride it again (commute)
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Post by: Cookie on July 23, 2015, 05:39:47 PM
Tearing into the carbs on the KZ. Someone had repaired both diaphragms with silicone. Even I know you can't repair them. Found a company that makes them.

I was going to go back to stock for the indicators but I think maybe I'll get something a bit smaller. Maybe some LEDs.
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Post by: Cookie on July 23, 2015, 05:40:56 PM
Tried to join a KZ forum but can't seem to get the confirmation email. Anyone suggest a decent source for a Kawi Twin forum?
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Post by: Leanintree on July 23, 2015, 09:52:59 PM
Nothing wild or crazy,  but added on bar end mirrors and custom bar end spacer weights (to replace the Throttlemeisters that had to come off for the mirrors). Benefits of working in a metal shop,  if I can model it, somebody can cut it out... 403 stainless makes up for the missing weight that the aluminum mirrors don't provide.

Haven't yet decided if the spacers will remain raw or if they will roll through the powder coat shop with the next set of items (mirrors, springs and radiator shrouds).  No telling yet...

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Post by: mxvet57 on July 23, 2015, 10:51:04 PM
Leave them raw. They look better against the black of the mirrors.
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Post by: mxvet57 on July 23, 2015, 11:03:47 PM
Oil and filter on the Speed Triple Then separated the engine and frame on a 89 XV750.

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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 23, 2015, 11:41:38 PM
Tearing into the carbs on the KZ. Someone had repaired both diaphragms with silicone. Even I know you can't repair them. Found a company that makes them.

I was going to go back to stock for the indicators but I think maybe I'll get something a bit smaller. Maybe some LEDs.


Partzilla.com

Or, to be exact: http://www.partzilla.com/search/?pg=8&q=kz650 (http://www.partzilla.com/search/?pg=8&q=kz650)

You should find everything you need here.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 25, 2015, 04:41:28 AM
Screwed the VFR750 back together, contacted the seller of an old Super Blackbird.
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Post by: PatM on July 25, 2015, 06:05:09 AM
Changed my fork oil
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 25, 2015, 06:20:42 AM
The VFR works fine again.  :headscratch:
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Post by: radon222 on July 25, 2015, 07:12:48 AM
It was time for new shoes so I had Pilot Roads spooned on to the GSA.  First time running full street tires on the iron pig. We'll see how it goes.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 25, 2015, 09:46:16 AM
Rewired the TU250 (except hooking up the lights). Turn on key-nada. Flat battery.

Battery charged. Not very flat at all.

Main fuse blown. One connector was not hooked up properly. I'll have to buy a new fuse-it's a mini blade and I have no spares.

Pah.

Found spare mini blade. Put the battery back in. Nada.

Back to the drawing board. There is a duff electrical component in there. Could be the ignition switch. Time to disassemble that and take a look.
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Post by: Scratch on July 25, 2015, 04:36:09 PM

Back to the drawing board. There is a duff electrical component in there. Could be the ignition switch. Time to disassemble that and take a look.


I know how I'd handle the situation.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 25, 2015, 05:19:04 PM
Oil and filter on the FJR
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Post by: Cookie on July 25, 2015, 06:09:51 PM
Removed the hacked on drag bars the PO had on it.
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Post by: PatM on July 25, 2015, 07:19:27 PM
Put all the plastic back on and went for an extended road test.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 26, 2015, 02:36:59 AM

Back to the drawing board. There is a duff electrical component in there. Could be the ignition switch. Time to disassemble that and take a look.


I know how I'd handle the situation.

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Very tempting
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on July 26, 2015, 07:01:53 AM
Pulled the throttle lock and vstrom hand guards off the fjr, gave it a bath, took more pictures for the sale. Looked at rear tire option pricing for it.

Put a new battery in the Burgman; looked at tire options for the rear. Not putting any more money into that until I have the title in hand and I officially prep it for sale.
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Post by: kneescrubber on July 26, 2015, 07:59:11 AM
New battery in the VFR.

New batteries seem to be a trend going on here.
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Post by: Cablebandit on July 26, 2015, 10:25:41 AM
Rode it yesterday and tested out a new gopro mount.
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Post by: Skee on July 26, 2015, 06:25:51 PM
Washed it yesterday; after I rode it.  Wanted to lube the chain. Was super dusty after a little off-road jaunt  Left a big white spot on the driveway. 

What I want to know is how do dead bugs end up on the inside of the windscreen?   I understand how they get on my visor. When they realize they're trapped inside my helmet with me, they commit suicide.  But on the inside of the windscreen?   It's a Wee for cryin out loud!  It can't possibly go fast enough to create that kind of suction.  Maybe they landed on it and choked to death.  Little buggers
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: cb400 on July 26, 2015, 09:29:23 PM
Put my freshly re-sprung. re-valved and rebuilt forks and shock on the Tuono, and put all the other parts  back on.

Then went for a shake down ride.

--jeff 
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 26, 2015, 10:17:30 PM
Put another 500 miles on the FJR.

Oh ya, tuned 298,000 on the clock to.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on July 27, 2015, 01:29:44 PM
Adjusted valves on the GSA.   Next is oil change, but a couple fasteners on the Touratech skid plate are giving me grief.  Need to go into town and see if I can find replacements.
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Post by: Cookie on July 27, 2015, 03:48:56 PM
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Post by: mxvet57 on July 27, 2015, 05:35:31 PM
Good spot for it. In the corner.
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Post by: squeezer on July 28, 2015, 06:30:08 AM
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Looks like the Ducati valve check procedure.
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Post by: kneescrubber on July 28, 2015, 06:43:22 AM
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Looks like the Ducati valve check procedure.


 :lol:
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Post by: mxvet57 on July 28, 2015, 11:25:31 AM
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Looks like the Ducati valve check procedure.


 :lol:



That's a pretty sad looking Ducati.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: maddjack on July 28, 2015, 03:59:18 PM
New headlamp old mone toasted after 7 years.Then rode the piss outta it . Next up new tires.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 28, 2015, 05:42:39 PM
Cleaned and installed the carburetors on the XV750. Even with the motor out of the frame it still was a PITA to get them back on.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on July 29, 2015, 03:49:38 PM
On the VX750 got the u-joint apart and pulled off the baring retainer on the output shaft. Needs new O ring and oil seal.

When I got the baring retainer off the oil came out like it was water.  :eek: Got a pan to catch it and it has a smell of gas. This guy must of really flooded this thing. 

Oh and washed the speed triple to.
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Post by: chornbe on July 29, 2015, 04:21:29 PM
Walked by it. Patted it sadly.
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Post by: Cookie on July 29, 2015, 04:40:02 PM
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Post by: Cookie on July 29, 2015, 06:56:06 PM
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And lastly, lose the wiring harness.

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Post by: fourstring on July 29, 2015, 09:36:06 PM
Wrestling three bolts off the radiator this afternoon is feeling a little puny right now.  I might even pay a guy to put the valve cover back on.
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Post by: stew71 on July 30, 2015, 12:28:13 AM
Finally received the replacement battery for the Chatterbox X1 Slim. It died back in May while crossing Nevada in a rainstorm during our trip to Utah and Arizona. 

What a relief to have music again.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Max Wedge on July 30, 2015, 06:31:39 AM
Left it in the sun to dry after riding it through the lake that is known as I-75.
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Post by: Leanintree on July 30, 2015, 10:32:43 AM
Had parts waiting for attention as of Tuesday evening UPS man. Powder coat guru tells me on Wed, "just bring it in, I'll get you hooked up" (instead of waiting for an appropriate job to tailgate). Bitchen.

So I plan to start disassembly last night until the Mrs. decrees "Chinese and a feelgood movie tonight ('Home (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2224026/)'... Meh...). So plans were put off for a couple hours.

After dinner and a movie, my instincts got the better of me and I headed to the garage to start a project too late in the evening to accomplish anything. Knowing full well that if I got started, the law of inertia would drag me well past my bedtime (4:30am comes too early...).

Come about 11:00, I finally stopped using the phrase "I'll just get this while I'm at it" and headed for bed.

Net results: Bike lifted, supported and hung from rafters; Chain broken; countershaft sprocket removed and replaced (including a metric ton of chain lube removed from countershaft sprocket housing, blech...); shocks and springs removed; springs removed from shock assembly and at least 3 tools tuned up in the process.

More tonight... then maybe a forest of green tomorrow...

LT

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 30, 2015, 01:12:32 PM
I am very jealous of your garage.
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Post by: Scratch on July 30, 2015, 06:11:53 PM
I am jealous of your energetic approach.
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Post by: Leanintree on July 31, 2015, 08:55:33 AM
I'm surprised at your jealousies... #1, it's a rental. I pine for MY old garage... #2, I'm tired. Totally. But the wife suggested that in light of Scratch's comment, maybe my recent gym time may be paying dividends in increased energy, so there is that.

On a related note, am I maybe taking this powdercoating mania just a bit too far?
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Reassembly awaits. Wonder what I'm going to do this evening when my mother-in-law is visiting?   8)

LT
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 31, 2015, 02:39:54 PM
Clean. Clean is good.

Today, I received the new ignition switch for the TU250X.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on July 31, 2015, 03:42:43 PM
After riding 113 miles yesterday on it, today I stared at my Dorsoduro 750 and pondered what I could replace it with that'd be a little more unpaved roadworthy.   
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: radon222 on July 31, 2015, 03:58:53 PM
After riding 113 miles yesterday on it, today I stared at my Dorsoduro 750 and pondered what I could replace it with that'd be a little more unpaved roadworthy.

K-T-M
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Post by: Scratch on July 31, 2015, 04:27:41 PM
After riding 113 miles yesterday on it, today I stared at my Dorsoduro 750 and pondered what I could replace it with that'd be a little more unpaved roadworthy.

K-T-M


Leaning in that direction - there's a shop in town and a couple decent looking used ones on CL locally.   Had fun on the ride yesterday but it would've been even more fun with something other than street tires - the  wheel size on the DD kinda limits options. A skid plate would also be a welcome addon but I can't find anyone who makes 'em.  And the DD's range could be improved on as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Scratch on July 31, 2015, 04:40:34 PM
Or I could cheap out and go with the other three letter bike that begins with 'K'...  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Leanintree on July 31, 2015, 05:14:22 PM
Far be it from mom to expose the virtues of 'parts bin engineering'...   8)  I like green though
LT
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on July 31, 2015, 09:14:15 PM
Installed a new state inspection sticker. We're good for another year.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on August 01, 2015, 04:52:32 AM
Sliced my hand open on the rear pulley while removing it. The parts availability is sketchy for the belt drive so I'm switching to chain and sprockets. Anyone have any good info source for this?

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 01, 2015, 05:55:04 AM
Here's a belt in the US for the 80/83 model: http://www.ebay.com/itm/kawasaki-KZ440-LTD440-KZ440-LTD-drive-belt-129-TEETH-/381343986854 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/kawasaki-KZ440-LTD440-KZ440-LTD-drive-belt-129-TEETH-/381343986854)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 01, 2015, 06:10:40 AM
It seems that Scootworks will do you a new belt. http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/page=parts.htm/SID=PUT_SID_HERE (http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/page=parts.htm/SID=PUT_SID_HERE)

Checking on the KZR roders forum, it seems there are difficulties with the conversion-the swing arm may need replacement with a chain one. http://kzrider.com/ (http://kzrider.com/)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on August 01, 2015, 06:51:06 AM
I can't get a proper log in on that forum. All verification emails never find me.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: chornbe on August 01, 2015, 07:43:59 AM
Stay away from scootworks. Their belt drive systems disintegrate and take bearings with them. /anecdotal
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 01, 2015, 07:49:27 AM
The general comsensus out there seems to be stick with the belt. Bikebandit.com still selld belts http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/detail/kawasaki/59011-y002/b1410365 (http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/detail/kawasaki/59011-y002/b1410365)
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: mxvet57 on August 01, 2015, 08:16:20 AM
Here's a belt in the US for the 80/83 model: [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/kawasaki-KZ440-LTD440-KZ440-LTD-drive-belt-129-TEETH-/381343986854[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/kawasaki-KZ440-LTD440-KZ440-LTD-drive-belt-129-TEETH-/381343986854[/url])



It's sold. Cookie must of bought it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on August 01, 2015, 08:17:48 AM
The 440 belt is obsolete. I bought the eBay one and bookmarked the scootworks belt. Not the pulleys .

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on August 01, 2015, 11:20:14 AM
I just found a decent resource for kz info.

The only difference between the belt and chain models is the chain guard.

I'll run the eBay belt until its fine then switch over.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cookie on August 01, 2015, 11:21:20 AM
Here's a belt in the US for the 80/83 model: [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/kawasaki-KZ440-LTD440-KZ440-LTD-drive-belt-129-TEETH-/381343986854[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/kawasaki-KZ440-LTD440-KZ440-LTD-drive-belt-129-TEETH-/381343986854[/url])



It's sold. Cookie must of bought it.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 01, 2015, 01:43:31 PM
Today, I started prepping the VFr for sale.

Tomorrow, the Blackbird arrives. Rebecca still doesn't know. What's the emoji for scared?
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: kneescrubber on August 01, 2015, 03:13:43 PM
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Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 01, 2015, 03:49:04 PM
Oh dear.

Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 01, 2015, 04:02:55 PM
Gay Pride across the world today. It seems that the Abu Dhabi police let them walk 400 feet before they arrested them all.

Hope they aren't too bruised.

Although this could turn out very badly for these poor people.

(nothing to do with this thread-just worried).
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Cablebandit on August 01, 2015, 05:06:09 PM
New front tire and TPMS battery.
Title: Re: What did you do to your bike today
Post by: Leanintree on August 01, 2015, 06:57:04 PM
I'm done for a while... New chain and sprockets i