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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3700 on: August 23, 2018, 07:55:01 AM »
Installed the replacement 320mm rotor on the KLX  that arrived right befor the Marietta trip. Holy moly does this thing stop. Just a short test ride last night but once the new pads get bedded in I'm sure stoppies will be no problem. Not that I want to do one.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3701 on: August 23, 2018, 08:30:27 AM »
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 #3702 on: August 23, 2018, 11:31:23 AM »
Dragged the KZ out of the shed. I wish I could remember where the registration is.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3703 on: August 23, 2018, 11:58:26 AM »
replaced the side stand spring on the Black Dog unit on the 1190. apparently some have failed so they sent out new ones?   Great company to do business with BTW
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3704 on: August 23, 2018, 01:12:49 PM »
replaced the side stand spring on the Black Dog unit on the 1190. apparently some have failed so they sent out new ones?   Great company to do business with BTW
What is a Black Dog side stand unit??
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3705 on: August 23, 2018, 01:43:49 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3706 on: August 23, 2018, 02:12:26 PM »
replaced the side stand spring on the Black Dog unit on the 1190. apparently some have failed so they sent out new ones?   Great company to do business with BTW
What is a Black Dog side stand unit??

For some  unknown reason KTM bolts their sidestand to the engine case?  https://blackdogcw.com/  makes a replacement mount/stand to prevent damage in a fall. They also make skid plates, etc....
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3707 on: August 23, 2018, 08:32:37 PM »
For some  unknown reason KTM bolts their sidestand to the engine case?  https://blackdogcw.com/  makes a replacement mount/stand to prevent damage in a fall. They also make skid plates, etc....
Ahhh.  Thanks for enlightening me/us!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3708 on: August 23, 2018, 08:44:28 PM »
Rode to work.

Why this noteworthy?

My old job, which was closer, but right downtown.  I can no longer manage that many fucking idiots at once, so I stopped riding my bike to work. I started a new job 2 weeks ago.  The entire way, except for about 2km, is on the highway but about 4x farther.

Oddly enough, it takes about the same amount of travel time.  I don't care! Woohoo!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3709 on: August 23, 2018, 09:33:33 PM »
Rode to work.

Why this noteworthy?

My old job, which was closer, but right downtown.  I can no longer manage that many fucking idiots at once, so I stopped riding my bike to work. I started a new job 2 weeks ago.  The entire way, except for about 2km, is on the highway but about 4x farther.

Oddly enough, it takes about the same amount of travel time.  I don't care! Woohoo!

Congrats on the new job and the new m/c friendly commute!  8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3710 on: August 24, 2018, 08:31:42 AM »
Installed the Suburban Machining Footpeg relocators on my K1200LT.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3711 on: August 24, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
Rode to work.

Why this noteworthy?

My old job, which was closer, but right downtown.  I can no longer manage that many fucking idiots at once, so I stopped riding my bike to work. I started a new job 2 weeks ago.  The entire way, except for about 2km, is on the highway but about 4x farther.

Oddly enough, it takes about the same amount of travel time.  I don't care! Woohoo!

Congrats on the new job and the new m/c friendly commute!  8)
Does the new job have proper MC parking?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3712 on: August 24, 2018, 12:18:41 PM »
Rode to work.

Why this noteworthy?

My old job, which was closer, but right downtown.  I can no longer manage that many fucking idiots at once, so I stopped riding my bike to work. I started a new job 2 weeks ago.  The entire way, except for about 2km, is on the highway but about 4x farther.

Oddly enough, it takes about the same amount of travel time.  I don't care! Woohoo!

Congrats on the new job and the new m/c friendly commute!  8)
Does the new job have proper MC parking?

No. But I usually get a parking spot directly in front of the receptionist.  A couple of coffee's and I'll have my own watchdog.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3713 on: August 24, 2018, 09:15:37 PM »
I got to fix yet another flat.On my way to North Bend Sp for a riding meet I picked up a 3 1/2 inch long screw, a nice fat one.I plugged it, it held air, but its near the edge.So I'll  bit the bullet and replace the rear which has a whopping 2100 miles on it >:(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3714 on: August 25, 2018, 08:51:48 AM »
Look at the bright side.  OE tires always suck.  Now you get a "new bike"   ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3715 on: August 25, 2018, 06:43:00 PM »
Look at the bright side.  OE tires always suck.  Now you get a "new bike"   ;D
Problem with that is I have to buy a set.Not in the budget right now.I'll  scrape the money together for a rear or I have to go cheap for a set.Not a good choice either way.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3716 on: August 27, 2018, 07:53:29 AM »
Look at the bright side.  OE tires always suck.  Now you get a "new bike"   ;D
Problem with that is I have to buy a set.Not in the budget right now.I'll  scrape the money together for a rear or I have to go cheap for a set.Not a good choice either way.

you can go "cheap" and still get great tires. Anyone scoffing at Shinko, for instance, is only hurting their own wallet to be part of the in-crowd. I'll take a PR4 every time, but when the wallet is only filled with hopes and moths, buy a Shinko, and be amazed a tire fully 50% of the PR cost can still be pretty damned amazing. The v11 and v16 tires are impressive as hell.

Spoken from the perspective of someone who has roughly 75,000 on various modern Shinko tires with zero incidents. * shrug *

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3717 on: August 27, 2018, 11:11:20 AM »
Put all the woodworking tools laying around the bike away.  Fired up the blower and cleared the sawdust out of the garage again.  Later this week, I'll get the bike lift cleaned off in preparation for going walkabout in the van and lock up the tool boxes *just*in*case*.  The traveling tool kit is packed and in position. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3718 on: August 28, 2018, 07:34:27 AM »
Look at the bright side.  OE tires always suck.  Now you get a "new bike"   ;D
Problem with that is I have to buy a set.Not in the budget right now.I'll  scrape the money together for a rear or I have to go cheap for a set.Not a good choice either way.

you can go "cheap" and still get great tires. Anyone scoffing at Shinko, for instance, is only hurting their own wallet to be part of the in-crowd. I'll take a PR4 every time, but when the wallet is only filled with hopes and moths, buy a Shinko, and be amazed a tire fully 50% of the PR cost can still be pretty damned amazing. The v11 and v16 tires are impressive as hell.

Spoken from the perspective of someone who has roughly 75,000 on various modern Shinko tires with zero incidents. * shrug *

Word. I'm a Shinko guy too for most of the last 10 years. Good skins, fair price and the wear I'm looking for for the commuta-saurus.

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« Reply #3719 on: August 28, 2018, 04:06:27 PM »
Look at the bright side.  OE tires always suck.  Now you get a "new bike"   ;D
Problem with that is I have to buy a set.Not in the budget right now.I'll  scrape the money together for a rear or I have to go cheap for a set.Not a good choice either way.

you can go "cheap" and still get great tires. Anyone scoffing at Shinko, for instance, is only hurting their own wallet to be part of the in-crowd. I'll take a PR4 every time, but when the wallet is only filled with hopes and moths, buy a Shinko, and be amazed a tire fully 50% of the PR cost can still be pretty damned amazing. The v11 and v16 tires are impressive as hell.

Spoken from the perspective of someone who has roughly 75,000 on various modern Shinko tires with zero incidents. * shrug *
They are good tires but not available around here and nobody will mount a tire they didn't sell.
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« Reply #3720 on: August 28, 2018, 06:09:16 PM »
Order them, have them sent to my house, ride on down and we'll have lunch and I'll mount them. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3721 on: August 28, 2018, 10:12:56 PM »
Order them, have them sent to my house, ride on down and we'll have lunch and I'll mount them. :D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3722 on: August 28, 2018, 10:57:49 PM »


Order them, have them sent to my house, ride on down and we'll have lunch and I'll mount them. :D
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As I was reading the last page, I thought, "I bet Chris is about to say he'll mount them for a beer." 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3723 on: August 29, 2018, 09:31:01 AM »
 Changed the engine in a recently acquired '07 Majesty 400. Previous owner broke it with only 5500 miles. I had another one I was going to use to swap into a 250 Morpous, but figured WTH.  Waiting for the battery to charge, so I can crank it up and sell cheap-if anyone is interested in a nice scooter.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3724 on: August 29, 2018, 07:07:30 PM »


Order them, have them sent to my house, ride on down and we'll have lunch and I'll mount them. :D
Stand up offer Cornbe  :thumbsup:

As I was reading the last page, I thought, "I bet Chris is about to say he'll mount them for a beer." 

So, okay, lunch instead.  :bigok:   This place is cool.

squeezer, that is the understatement of the year! :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3725 on: September 02, 2018, 07:07:54 AM »
New battery. Took it down to close the gate to find a nearly flat front tire.  Sad.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3726 on: September 06, 2018, 03:28:37 PM »
New battery. Took it down to close the gate to find a nearly flat front tire.  Sad.


Same here on the battery.  Went out to start the ST and it was deader n' Bambi hit by a Peterbilt.  New one ordered and will be here tomorrow.  I need to test out the new seat before my next competition in a couple weeks.


Update: Well, heck.  O'Reillys called me at 6.  Your battery is in.  Be right there!  Bike's running again.   :smiley_thumb:
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« Reply #3727 on: September 12, 2018, 06:37:26 AM »
Oh oh oh...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3728 on: September 15, 2018, 02:34:41 PM »
Put the dirt rims back on since we will be doing off road riding first in WV next week. While the front wheel was off, pulled the forks and changed the oil. Installed a new chain. I need two since the length changes between the SM rims and the dirt rims. Rigged up mounts and installed a tool tube with a 1 litre primus fuel bottle in it for a little emergency gas. Unboxed my new ready ramp for getting the bike in the bed of the truck. Was pleasantly surprised to find it fully assembled. The reviews I read on it said you had to assemble it. This thing is pretty cool. (Thanks for the recommendation Jimmy!) It doubles as a bed extender when the bike is in the back. When not in use, flip it around and it is a stop in the bed so you can load groceries or whatever and they don't roll to the front. It will also fold up flat and can be strapped to the front of the bed out of the way. After the drama coming home from Marietta this year, I wanted a ramp that can be on the truck all the time. That way if anything happens when I'm on the road, Aura just has to get in the truck and come get me.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3729 on: September 24, 2018, 05:14:23 PM »
Yesterday I found I had low air in the rear tire of my VStar, so I aired it up.
Today - low again!   I found a 1" crack in between the thread.  Tire is 4.5 yrs old, so I'm not TO upset.
The biggest issue is that it's an oddball size (170/70-16) so I don't get a lot of tire options.  I read on a forum that 180/70 will fit, so I hope that will help.
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« Reply #3730 on: September 24, 2018, 07:48:42 PM »
Yesterday I found I had low air in the rear tire of my VStar, so I aired it up.
Today - low again!   I found a 1" crack in between the thread.  Tire is 4.5 yrs old, so I'm not TO upset.
The biggest issue is that it's an oddball size (170/70-16) so I don't get a lot of tire options.  I read on a forum that 180/70 will fit, so I hope that will help.

STOP! The timing on this could NOT be better.

Don't buy a tire. I have a ~300-mile take off from a buddy who put it on his bike as a "get me home after destroying my sport radial" event on a trip.

Pay me like ANYTHING above $60 including shipping and I'll get it out to you.
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« Reply #3731 on: September 24, 2018, 07:50:21 PM »

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« Reply #3732 on: September 24, 2018, 08:34:33 PM »
Yesterday I found I had low air in the rear tire of my VStar, so I aired it up.
Today - low again!   I found a 1" crack in between the thread.  Tire is 4.5 yrs old, so I'm not TO upset.
The biggest issue is that it's an oddball size (170/70-16) so I don't get a lot of tire options.  I read on a forum that 180/70 will fit, so I hope that will help.

STOP! The timing on this could NOT be better.

Don't buy a tire. I have a ~300-mile take off from a buddy who put it on his bike as a "get me home after destroying my sport radial" event on a trip.

Pay me like ANYTHING above $60 including shipping and I'll get it out to you.
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« Reply #3733 on: September 24, 2018, 08:35:53 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3734 on: September 24, 2018, 08:36:44 PM »
Yesterday I found I had low air in the rear tire of my VStar, so I aired it up.
Today - low again!   I found a 1" crack in between the thread.  Tire is 4.5 yrs old, so I'm not TO upset.
The biggest issue is that it's an oddball size (170/70-16) so I don't get a lot of tire options.  I read on a forum that 180/70 will fit, so I hope that will help.

STOP! The timing on this could NOT be better.

Don't buy a tire. I have a ~300-mile take off from a buddy who put it on his bike as a "get me home after destroying my sport radial" event on a trip.

Pay me like ANYTHING above $60 including shipping and I'll get it out to you.
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« Reply #3735 on: September 24, 2018, 08:51:45 PM »
Graaaaagh. Sorry I misread. Ah well.
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« Reply #3736 on: September 25, 2018, 09:51:57 AM »
Got my Zumo 395 GPS up an running.  Paired it to my phone and a BT receiver I have plugged into the AUX port on the bike's stereo.  So now I can play my music on my phone thru the bike's stereo and use the Zumo to control the music and the GPS audio cuts off the music and plays thru the stereo.  Just like a modern bike!
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« Reply #3737 on: September 25, 2018, 10:07:41 AM »
replaced the 17t sprocket on the SD with a 16t. as soon as the forks are back from Superplush I will take it for a test ride to see if it was a good idea or not?
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« Reply #3738 on: September 25, 2018, 02:30:35 PM »
I got a new rear tire, Michelin PR4GT. I got 16K km on th last one.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3739 on: September 25, 2018, 03:47:12 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. 

ugh.  edit because I'm too lazy to proofread apparently

Epic fail.  Broke in 2 other places as well as where I put the bracket.  And it was Ferreus Industries, not Moose.  Mine is trashed.  Kim's was just really loose and missing some bolts.  :)  Luckily, I have spares from mine.  Guess I'll be employing the red locktite soon.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3740 on: September 27, 2018, 07:52:48 AM »
Got the dogs all leashed up to go out this morning, passing thru the garage and noticed the rear darkside tire is flat on the ST1300.  I just checked pressures last week.  Must have picked up something in the tire while out for a 20 mile photo ride.  I'll be inspecting this later today and may go back to the old tire I took off.  I hate plugging tires.


ETA:  Just ordered a new Bridgestone EVO GT for the rear.  At $129 shipped, that's not a bad deal.  I'll have it on Monday and on the bike Tuesday.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 08:38:23 AM by sleazy rider »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3741 on: September 27, 2018, 10:27:52 AM »
ETA:  Just ordered a new Bridgestone EVO GT for the rear.  At $129 shipped, that's not a bad deal.  I'll have it on Monday and on the bike Tuesday.

Caution. These tires have wildly stiff sidewalls and is an absolute bear to install without a dealer level tire machine.  I demo'd the powdercoat on my wheels mounting mine, and that was using 3 large C-clamps to compress the sidewalls into the wells (I"m not a tire changing novice!)

I"ll wait patiently for your tale of blood, emergency rooms, malfunctioning stoves, fires and the loss of consumer confidence nationwide.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3742 on: September 27, 2018, 10:36:02 AM »
ETA:  Just ordered a new Bridgestone EVO GT for the rear.  At $129 shipped, that's not a bad deal.  I'll have it on Monday and on the bike Tuesday.

Caution. These tires have wildly stiff sidewalls and is an absolute bear to install without a dealer level tire machine.  I demo'd the powdercoat on my wheels mounting mine, and that was using 3 large C-clamps to compress the sidewalls into the wells (I"m not a tire changing novice!)

I"ll wait patiently for your tale of blood, emergency rooms, malfunctioning stoves, fires and the loss of consumer confidence nationwide.


 ;D   I have access to professional mounting and balancing tools with a phone call.  That said, I did dismount one by myself to install the car tire and no issues on a Harbor Freight manual machine.  No mojo lever either, just the HF tools and a set of spoons.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3743 on: September 27, 2018, 02:39:41 PM »
ETA:  Just ordered a new Bridgestone EVO GT for the rear.  At $129 shipped, that's not a bad deal.  I'll have it on Monday and on the bike Tuesday.

Caution. These tires have wildly stiff sidewalls and is an absolute bear to install without a dealer level tire machine.  I demo'd the powdercoat on my wheels mounting mine, and that was using 3 large C-clamps to compress the sidewalls into the wells (I"m not a tire changing novice!)

I"ll wait patiently for your tale of blood, emergency rooms, malfunctioning stoves, fires and the loss of consumer confidence nationwide.


 ;D   I have access to professional mounting and balancing tools with a phone call.  That said, I did dismount one by myself to install the car tire and no issues on a Harbor Freight manual machine.  No mojo lever either, just the HF tools and a set of spoons.

Is your nickname Archimedes?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3744 on: September 28, 2018, 04:32:56 PM »
Vacuumed out the bags.  I had quite the gravel collection in there.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3745 on: October 02, 2018, 07:56:49 AM »
Ordered a new battery.  The one I'm replacing lasted 6 1/2 years.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3746 on: October 02, 2018, 09:27:34 AM »
Looked at it when I got my mower out of the garage
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3747 on: October 02, 2018, 09:49:17 AM »
took it for a test ride after the lower gearing and Superplush treatment on the forks. it is all heavenly now  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3748 on: October 04, 2018, 10:06:16 AM »
Went to replace a broken driving light (mounted near lower fork)and ended up pulling both of those and mounting one under the headlight on my daily Majesty. It now lights up the road nicely.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3749 on: October 04, 2018, 11:27:55 AM »
Took a me break and aired up the rear tire to get the bike on the center stand.  I can’t find anything in the tire to cause a flat!   :shrug:   Set the pressure to 30psi and will check it tonight.
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