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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3650 on: July 22, 2018, 07:56:49 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3651 on: July 23, 2018, 08:16:30 AM »
Oil change, a bump of coolant and attempted to tweak the axle alignment (microns only). Not sure the tweak did anything, or rather whether I was able to effect said tweak. (my HS grammar teacher is rolling over in her grave on that last sentence... let alone my overuse of parentheses)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3652 on: July 23, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
Oil change, a bump of coolant and attempted to tweak the axle alignment (microns only). Not sure the tweak did anything, or rather whether I was able to effect said tweak. (my HS grammar teacher is rolling over in her grave on that last sentence... let alone my overuse of parentheses)

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« Reply #3653 on: July 23, 2018, 11:28:38 AM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3654 on: July 23, 2018, 11:59:20 AM »
Just got back from a 1,000 mile weekend which started with a new rear tire.  So I washed the wheels and windshield.  You would think for $49 labor to mount and balance a tire they would remove all the old tape from the wheel weights.  It busted my balls to clean that off and the adhesive from the stickers they used balancing the fire.  Not to mention the tar from a few road constructions I passed thru.  Still gotta clean more of that off!  Now I know why more bikes come with black rims!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3656 on: July 24, 2018, 08:44:04 AM »
Mounted a 6" L.E.D. lightbar  under my headlight. If I get clobbered, they won't be able to claim they didn't see me. Man, that thing is bright!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3657 on: July 24, 2018, 08:56:58 AM »
Mounted a 6" L.E.D. lightbar  under my headlight. If I get clobbered, they won't be able to claim they didn't see me. Man, that thing is bright!
Please share which one you got and where you got it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3658 on: July 24, 2018, 09:37:50 AM »
Installed a new seat.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3659 on: July 24, 2018, 03:18:55 PM »
Installed a new seat.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3660 on: July 24, 2018, 04:05:19 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3661 on: July 24, 2018, 05:24:21 PM »
Took the K-bike for a short ride.  Topped off the fuel and gave the gauge another chance to work, it did.
Checked the tire pressure.  I was fed up with the rear loosing pressure and replaced it.  It was spot on!
Then I came home and hosed it off and wiped it down.  Was dusty not dirty and oh those water spots!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3662 on: July 25, 2018, 09:09:55 AM »
Mounted a 6" L.E.D. lightbar  under my headlight. If I get clobbered, they won't be able to claim they didn't see me. Man, that thing is bright!
Please share which one you got and where you got it.
I was wrong-it's 8". Nice looking quality piece-not cheap plastic.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3663 on: July 25, 2018, 09:17:21 AM »
washed the bugs from the weekend trip to Red Lodge off of it and lubed the chain.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3664 on: July 26, 2018, 08:00:02 AM »
Had  a vacay day. Went for a day ride to the watershed (where the water begins flowing north to the Arctic) and some poutine.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3665 on: July 26, 2018, 08:51:14 AM »
Had  a vacay day. Went for a day ride to the watershed (where the water begins flowing north to the Arctic) and some poutine.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3666 on: July 26, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »
You know it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3667 on: July 26, 2018, 02:22:12 PM »
You know it.

Btw, it's not pronounced poo-teen, it's pronounced poo-tin

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3668 on: July 26, 2018, 02:32:11 PM »
You know it.

Btw, it's not pronounced poo-teen, it's pronounced poo-tin

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3669 on: July 26, 2018, 07:45:03 PM »
Wanted to find some decent Poutine while in Banff a few months back and couldn't find any.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3670 on: July 27, 2018, 02:07:28 AM »
Good poutine can only be had at small, off the beaten path chipstands. The riskier a place looks, the better it is. It also helps if it's made by a French Canadian.
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« Reply #3671 on: July 27, 2018, 12:04:39 PM »
Good poutine can only be had at small, off the beaten path chipstands. The riskier a place looks, the better it is. It also helps if it's made by a French Canadian.

Yep! You can't get real poutine at McDs.
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« Reply #3672 on: July 27, 2018, 01:19:07 PM »
You know it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3673 on: July 27, 2018, 03:03:13 PM »
Put the Senga air pad on will have to decide if I want it on there all the time or not. Felt good on a short local ride (even in the rain). Stock seat is good for about 300 then meh, so I want a bit more.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3674 on: July 28, 2018, 02:08:22 AM »
Finished paying for it. :bigok:  16 months. Not bad.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3675 on: July 28, 2018, 08:37:39 AM »
Made a core removal tool out of a hacksaw blade to swap the lock core from my saddlebag.  Why pay a locksmith 5 bucks when you can do it for yourself.*

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3676 on: July 28, 2018, 04:35:24 PM »
Made a core removal tool out of a hacksaw blade to swap the lock core from my saddlebag.  Why pay a locksmith 5 bucks when you can do it for yourself.*

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3677 on: July 28, 2018, 07:47:12 PM »
 :facepalm:


I'm ashamed of myself.  The bike has sit so long, the battery is stone dead.  I was hoping to get out for a semi-long ride tomorrow finally.  Last adventure on it I can remember is the May scavenger hunt.  And they said retirement let you go riding anytime you wanted.   :rolleyes:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3678 on: July 29, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
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I'm ashamed of myself.  The bike has sit so long, the battery is stone dead.  I was hoping to get out for a semi-long ride tomorrow finally.  Last adventure on it I can remember is the May scavenger hunt.  And they said retirement let you go riding anytime you wanted.   :rolleyes:

Hauntingly familiar.  Hasn't moved since June.  Battery has been on tender so long I am worried gas (with stabilizer) may have turned to jelly.  Not all hope is lost; tires are still holding (stale) air.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3679 on: July 29, 2018, 10:49:18 AM »
And it LIVES!  I love good battery chargers.  Desulfated and recharged in 20 hours.  Damn good thing - a new Yuasa YTX14S replacement is $220.   :crazy:   Pulled the charger, started the bike just fine.  Put the meter to it and 12.6v with no drop. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3680 on: July 31, 2018, 07:03:11 PM »
This last weekend I decided to move the old grey goat to the front and sit my little cinnamon girl in the back row. Yes the grey goat was dead as a casket nail. A night on the charger brought the battery back form the dead, now holding 12.65v and 10.2 v at 150 amp load after 15 sec  :clap: YEHAWWW all is not lost.
  Sunday night on the way to do some OJT on the graveyard shift and he started right up, was a fun ride in at near midnight. No issues today either.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3681 on: August 01, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
dead battery here too.  worse yet, I'm in no hurry to fix it.  :(
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« Reply #3682 on: August 01, 2018, 10:56:52 AM »
Mine are all running. Thanks.
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« Reply #3683 on: August 01, 2018, 12:46:08 PM »
Renewed insurance on them. What a racket. Premium on the Sprint is $89 KLX is $6. My total bill to cover the asshats that don't wear helmets...... $479.  :wow:

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« Reply #3684 on: August 01, 2018, 01:56:51 PM »
Mine are all running. Thanks.

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« Reply #3685 on: August 01, 2018, 03:28:14 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3686 on: August 01, 2018, 04:51:37 PM »
Mine's running; just don't have time lately.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3687 on: August 02, 2018, 10:13:01 AM »
My main ride sitting in a garage waiting to get fixed. I'm glad that I have three others to ride, and am in no hurry.  :razz:
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« Reply #3688 on: August 02, 2018, 11:13:03 AM »
On the upside, it's in pieces. :)
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« Reply #3689 on: August 02, 2018, 04:51:50 PM »
New battery.  Filling with electrolyte as we speak.

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« Reply #3690 on: August 03, 2018, 06:07:33 AM »
After riding the KLX with SM wheels for a little while I finally determined I like the configuration enough ( its a blast) to upgrade the front brake rotor to a 320mm. Last night i installed a warp 9 320mm rotor, caliper relocation bracket and new OEM brake pads. Unfortunately, something is not right. I'm thinking there is an issue with the rotor. It spins freely most of the way round then a section about an inch or two grabs and makes a bit of a grinding sound. Not the normal sound of the rotor touching the pads but an actual grinding sound. A bit bummed by this. I'll have to wait till the weekend to take some measurements on the rotor and take the caliper back off to check everything out. Hopefully something stupid but since it is only in one small spot, I'm pretty confident there is an issue with the rotor.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3691 on: August 03, 2018, 09:15:42 AM »
 Dragged the Morphous out of the shed. Started to remove the rear panels and get started on the engine swap (250 to 400), I've been putting off.
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« Reply #3692 on: August 03, 2018, 03:38:24 PM »
Got home today and with a clear head looked over the new front rotor. After two minutes of looking it was obvious that the idiots put on two different style buttons. One is significantly higher than the other and is hitting on the back of the caliper.  Have to contact the supplier now and have a new one sent out.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3693 on: August 03, 2018, 04:40:57 PM »
Got home today and with a clear head looked over the new front rotor. After two minutes of looking it was obvious that the idiots put on two different style buttons. One is significantly higher than the other and is hitting on the back of the caliper.  Have to contact the supplier now and have a new one sent out.
I hate when that happens.  Good luck with the swap.
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« Reply #3694 on: August 04, 2018, 10:48:12 AM »
Kudos to moto x industries where I got my rotor kit from. I emailed this morning requesting another kit. Half hour later (on a  Saturday) I already got a reply and they will send out a new one Monday and I don't have to send the defective one back. That's customer service!  :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3695 on: August 05, 2018, 03:08:12 PM »
I have a Moose (I think) rack on the back of the XT.  Noticed the other day that it had snapped toward the front.  Can't say I'm surprised based on how I ride with a fairly heavy Pelican case on the back.  Found a small 90 degree bracket, pushed and hammered a couple things into place and then mounted the bracket so it will provide some level of support.  Also noticed several other bolts were loose so bad things were gonna happen if I took it on the trails again. 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3696 on: August 06, 2018, 04:19:29 PM »
burned 2 tanks of dino fuel in the speedy. Silly motorcycles.
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Offline chornbe

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3697 on: August 06, 2018, 05:49:46 PM »
I have a Moose (I think) rack on the back of the XT.  Noticed the other day that it had snapped toward the front.  Can't say I'm surprised based on how I ride with a fairly heavy Pelican case on the back.  Found a small 90 degree bracket, pushed and hammered a couple things into place and then mounted the bracket so it will provide some level of support.  Also noticed several other bolts were loose so bad thing we gonna happen if I took it on the trails again.

I'm bringing my welder down next visit if you wanna use some heat therapy on that.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3698 on: August 10, 2018, 10:51:09 PM »
Installed a waterproof voltmeter on the VFR.   My GPS has a voltage display but I don't always have the GPS on local trips so I thought this would be useful.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3699 on: August 20, 2018, 01:23:29 PM »
Got a new XS307 tank bag from Givi for free. (warranty replacement)
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