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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3950 on: August 22, 2019, 04:29:42 PM »
Paid for it.

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Easy now. When I get home, okay? I'm driving right now.

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Like I said, I paid for it. That's all. These pics were taken in the back of the dealership.

I brought all the necessary paperwork to my insurance company to transfer the plates from the Sportster, will hit the registry Monday AM and my buddy Paul (owner of Carl's Oxford Diner, birthplace of cholesterol) is giving me a ride back up to NH on Tuesday then I'll ride it home.

I'll get some nicer pics then.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3951 on: August 22, 2019, 04:42:43 PM »
Pre flight check and packing for Marietta ride tomorrow. All systems go! T minus 15 hr and 20 min.  :banana:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3952 on: August 22, 2019, 05:20:15 PM »
Paid for it.

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Like I said, I paid for it. That's all. These pics were taken in the back of the dealership.

I brought all the necessary paperwork to my insurance company to transfer the plates from the Sportster, will hit the registry Monday AM and my buddy Paul (owner of Carl's Oxford Diner, birthplace of cholesterol) is giving me a ride back up to NH on Tuesday then I'll ride it home.

I'll get some nicer pics then.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3953 on: August 23, 2019, 11:02:34 AM »
Congratulations Cookie! One of the finest bikes that can be had on the planet!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3954 on: August 25, 2019, 08:37:33 PM »
Put handguards on the dual-sport.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3955 on: August 27, 2019, 12:27:05 PM »
Ordered some pilot road 4 Gts for the big V, will have installed thursday  :banana: :banana: :banana:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3956 on: August 27, 2019, 01:42:56 PM »
So the Virginian kindly sent me the stock winkers from the Yamaha and they preceded to sit in our garage for over a year.  :redface: We finally got around to testing them out on the Suzuki and the Givi Rack interfered with installation of the rears. So back they went to the Virginian.

I ordered a universal set from Amazon and they fit much better and are actually visible as opposed to the cheap low profile turn signals the PO put on. Inexpensive too!

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As running lights. Interestingly, the rears don't light up as running lights but the brake light does. Not sure why.
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Caught in mid-blink:
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Nicely blends in with the rest of the bike until you use 'em.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3957 on: August 27, 2019, 06:25:09 PM »
So the Virginian kindly sent me the stock winkers from the Yamaha and they preceded to sit in our garage for over a year.  :redface: We finally got around to testing them out on the Suzuki and the Givi Rack interfered with installation of the rears. So back they went to the Virginian.

I ordered a universal set from Amazon and they fit much better and are actually visible as opposed to the cheap low profile turn signals the PO put on. Inexpensive too!

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As running lights. Interestingly, the rears don't light up as running lights but the brake light does. Not sure why.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3958 on: August 29, 2019, 06:25:16 PM »
I had a set of pilot road 4 gt's installed today. Got the gts for the same price as the regular so I figured why not go with the heavier one on the big Versys. Now I'll have to force myself onto some twisty roads to scuff them in. Its terrible having to go to Ohio and do that.The things I suffer thru.😄
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3959 on: August 29, 2019, 06:26:14 PM »
Rode it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3960 on: August 31, 2019, 09:00:01 PM »
Thought about how I need a new front tire.  That will happen during the winter.  This one is cupped and worn.  PR4.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3961 on: August 31, 2019, 09:47:28 PM »
Rode it 221 miles w/o issue after an engine swap. First long ride and I trust it now. New engine runs 6-10*F cooler,gets 4 more MPG and shifts better than the one it replaced. And I had no problems with that one until it broke at 140K miles. Seems like I made out well.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3962 on: August 31, 2019, 11:26:03 PM »
Incredible. Well done.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3963 on: September 01, 2019, 10:08:29 AM »
Washed it for the first time. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3964 on: September 01, 2019, 11:11:12 AM »
Washed it for the first time.

Does it start? :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3965 on: September 01, 2019, 12:54:03 PM »
Washed it for the first time.

Does it start? :D

LOL, and it sounds better now that it's clean.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3966 on: September 01, 2019, 06:39:31 PM »
Filled it with non-ethanol gas and went for a ride.
I'm always amazed how much better it runs with pure gas.

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More MPG too. :bigok:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3967 on: September 01, 2019, 07:47:42 PM »
+1 on the pure gas.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3968 on: September 02, 2019, 09:31:37 AM »
Gas with ethanol has fewer btu per gallon ,thus less mileage.They use it to meet oxygenation requirements and to up the antiknock index. Also to meet the requirements for the payoff from the corn lobby.😉
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« Reply #3969 on: September 04, 2019, 02:10:18 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3970 on: September 04, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »
Putting the laughter back into manslaughter

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3971 on: September 04, 2019, 04:20:57 PM »
https://youtu.be/dB0lCkbWCZs

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3973 on: September 04, 2019, 04:33:03 PM »
changed oil in the Adventure, then mounted a new Mitas E-07 front tire and went for a test ride.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3974 on: September 04, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »
https://youtu.be/dB0lCkbWCZs

Not sure that's the "another one" that will fit in the super shed. 

The shed expansion project is scheduled for this month and some of next. It was to be for the VW but Dimitri won't be keeping it here so the URAL gets it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3975 on: September 04, 2019, 04:47:40 PM »
Suddenly I want a Ural????
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3976 on: September 04, 2019, 04:49:48 PM »
Suddenly I want a Ural????

If nothing else, it's a lot of fun to tank around on. There are a lot of dirt roads and cart paths near me that I've been wanting to motor over.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3977 on: September 04, 2019, 05:03:29 PM »
Cookie... you are rapidly filling the void left by Doug.... becoming quite the bike ho.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3978 on: September 04, 2019, 05:38:38 PM »
Cookie... you are rapidly filling the void left by Doug.... becoming quite the bike ho.
Only the two.

The Bonneville is sold and my son has the little KZ.

The VW is gone too. I recently had 7 registered vehicles. Something had to change.

The Audace and the Ural are what stayed.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3980 on: October 02, 2019, 07:10:47 AM »
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I rode home in the rain from Cave Junction Oregon on Sunday.  If I'm recollecting when things got weird, I'd say this happened at least 20 miles from home.

Apparently Airheads won't idle without the battery, because it didn't stall until I came to a 4 way stop 1/2 mile from home.  I walked home in the rain with my helmet on and carrying the tankbag.  I came back in the truck a few minutes later with dry shoes on to recover the luggage and got my kids, their friends, and my roommate to help load the bike into the truck the next day.

I should have it fixed this afternoon.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3981 on: October 02, 2019, 02:38:54 PM »
That sucks. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3982 on: October 06, 2019, 03:06:00 PM »
Raining today so I put on a touring windscreen for the fall and winter.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3983 on: October 07, 2019, 12:03:41 PM »
I replaced the rear brake pads on the Tiger.  EBC HH, seems to have better grip than the OEM pads. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3984 on: October 07, 2019, 02:11:02 PM »
The new Ninjette had her 600 mile check-up this morning, and everything is good to go. I did have to readjust the clutch after they adjusted it, however (it had been perfect out of the box).  Afterwards, I rode around randomly and now have about 680 miles on her. Just 320 to go to the end of the training period and I can introduce her to what her life will really be like.   8)

I'm not actually superstitious, but I noted that as we passed mile 666 there were no incidents.  But then again, I've also never had anything bad happen to me on Friday the 13th or a full moon.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3985 on: October 15, 2019, 09:34:42 AM »
Found out I need a new battery for my F800ST.
Because I have multiple vehicles (and I'm old), I keep meticulous track of their maintenance.
It's been a month since I charged the F800 batt, so I went to do it.
I've got a BMW charger for it, that uses the powerlet socket.  The process is to turn on the ignition for a bit, to energize the socket (for 10-15 mins).  I heard the fuel pump kick in, and then kinda slowly went quiet - WTF?  The guages were blank - WTF #2.  No lights on..  WTF # 3!!
I turned the ignition off and accessed the battery.
4.6V...  Just a month after being fully charged... Wow...
When I bought the bike just about a year ago, I was told the battery was new in spring of '18.
The bike was for sale because the previous owner wasn't riding it (much) after hurting his back in a pedal biking incident.  I assume that's why he got the new battery and the charger.
But I'm concerned that there's a parsitic draw on the battery.
I've heard good things about batterysharks.com, and see that they are now an Amazon vendor.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3986 on: October 15, 2019, 09:36:07 AM »
replaced fork seals in my 300. First time attempting it on my own, pretty easy can't believe I didn't do it before?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3987 on: October 15, 2019, 10:34:14 AM »
Started the wake up process on the Trophy.  Seat's off, battery went on the Optimate charger for 48 hours and is fully refreshed.  Tank's been drained, carb bowls too.  Next step is fresh premium gas and a splash of Seafoam, run some fresh stuff thru the bowls to flush them. 


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3988 on: October 15, 2019, 07:51:15 PM »
Rode it 200 miles. Like every day. :D
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« Reply #3989 on: October 16, 2019, 12:49:41 PM »
Started the wake up process on the Trophy.  Seat's off, battery went on the Optimate charger for 48 hours and is fully refreshed.  Tank's been drained, carb bowls too.  Next step is fresh premium gas and a splash of Seafoam, run some fresh stuff thru the bowls to flush them. 


Hit the magic button and see if it likes the attention.


It's got a heartbeat!  Irregular and thready, but it runs.  I'll dose it heavy with Seafoam, get it re-started and soak the carb internals with the mix for a few days.  That should help immensely.  Really don't want to pull the carb bank, its a 3 hour job to get them out.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3990 on: October 16, 2019, 03:51:25 PM »
Well, they weren't that bad.   :wings:




A three hour soak and it's firing up and idling smooth.  Now to start the full inspection and fix a few things I've already noticed.  Rear brake light is not working.  Unknown cause at the moment.  Lever switches need lubrication and adjustment.  Needs an oil change desperately because stuff in the sump is 7 years old.  I think I still have an oil filter here for it.  Some Amsoil 20w50 will be the go to fluid this time.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3991 on: October 26, 2019, 11:03:52 AM »
Isn't that the best feeling? 
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« Reply #3992 on: October 26, 2019, 11:09:55 AM »
I found a bin of stuff we've been holding on to foreverish.  In it was a license plate mounted supplemental brake light. While I'm not a fan of cutting into stock wiring, this was a nice bright LED so it seemed worth it. While metering the hot and ground, I accidentally blew the fuse. Doh. I had spares and overall it was an easy job. Glad to have the added safety.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3993 on: October 26, 2019, 04:40:20 PM »
No need to let anyone know your braking......just go faster.  ;)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3994 on: October 27, 2019, 08:46:40 AM »
Added 1/2 quart oil Friday.  Not bad for 2000 miles since the last change on a 45 year old Airhead.  Then yesterday I rode it 200 miles, including the full length of Hwy 96, to spend a week somewhere they don't turn the frickin' power off.

This week will be with my sweetie at her house.  She's a big fan of the pillion experience. :banana:
Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3995 on: November 01, 2019, 02:51:57 PM »
Metro Milwaukee is expecting temps about 5 to 10 F below average over the next 10 days.  There's potentially a lot of riding time left--snow didn't become durable until Christmas Day last year.  But ice free days are clearly numbered.

So I filled the Ninjette's tank and added SeaFoam, filled my 5 gal. gas can and added SeaFoam, and when we next ride the stabilized gas will work its way through her engine and injectors.  After that, I'll just top off from my gas can at home.

A full winterization is just around the corner.   :angry:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3996 on: November 02, 2019, 10:31:08 AM »
Edited down an overly-long riding video to make it more interesting to anyone other than the person in the saddle.

http://www.fjr-tips.org/misc/pics/rides/Lime_Creek_Road.mp4

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3997 on: November 02, 2019, 02:26:06 PM »
Edited down an overly-long riding video to make it more interesting to anyone other than the person in the saddle.

http://www.fjr-tips.org/misc/pics/rides/Lime_Creek_Road.mp4


that was a bit swift. 54 seconds?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3998 on: November 02, 2019, 02:27:21 PM »
stormy weather today, so battened down all hatches. thankfully the Griso didn't blow away.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3999 on: November 02, 2019, 02:27:45 PM »
LOL I like it
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