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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4050 on: February 07, 2020, 07:44:41 PM »
Yanked all the multi color LEDs off that one of the previous owners installed. Added a couple of RAM mounts.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4051 on: February 11, 2020, 07:07:10 PM »
Bleeding the linked brake system on the VFR.    I think it is the most dreaded maintenance procedure on any bike I have owned.   I don't like dealing with brake fluid to begin with, however on this bike there are 7 bleed ports, 2 primary master cylinders, and a secondary master cylinder.   Plus you need to remove the front left caliper, the muffler, the rear wheel, the rear caliper, and unbolt and prop up the gas tank.   The process covers 9-1/2 pages in the Honda shop manual and requires a liter of brake fluid.    I have had this bike for almost 20 years I still need to get the manual out to get this procedure right.     :o

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4052 on: February 12, 2020, 09:26:20 AM »
Replaced the front tire on my Majesty. I can't believe how quickly the last 1/3 of tread disappeared on the old one!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4053 on: February 16, 2020, 04:16:06 PM »
Wrecked it. Playing on the trails. Front tire went on the wrong side of a slickery stick/log/tree thing on a slippery loamy wet downhill. Bike went right, I went straight. Did a little ninja roll and ended up beside a tree on my butt.  Any faster would have been bad.  Shifter took the brunt of it. Way twisted in and a little down.  Gonna need a new one of those.  Kim didn't see it tho so it didn't happen. 😁
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4054 on: February 16, 2020, 04:25:17 PM »
Wrecked it. Playing on the trails. Front tire went on the wrong side of a slickery stick/log/tree thing on a slippery loamy wet downhill. Bike went right, I went straight. Did a little ninja roll and ended up beside a tree on my butt.  Any faster would have been bad.  Shifter took the brunt of it. Way twisted in and a little down.  Gonna need a new one of those.  Kim didn't see it tho so it didn't happen. 😁

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4055 on: February 19, 2020, 10:04:54 PM »
Fixed my new Harley. A socket wasn't in the connector all the way and backed itself out breaking the connection on the 5V reference circuit causing all kinds of interesting codes not to mention a major coronary.  :eek:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4056 on: February 20, 2020, 07:28:22 AM »
Gazed upon them via security camera 1000 miles from home.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4057 on: February 23, 2020, 08:28:43 PM »
Rode it for 2 or 3 hours so I could top off the tank with fresh gas.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4058 on: February 24, 2020, 08:26:40 AM »
Rode it 150 miles Sunday. More I ride it the more I like it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4059 on: February 24, 2020, 10:19:22 AM »
There are many days I miss my Streetglide. :\ I did enjoy that bike.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4060 on: February 25, 2020, 05:07:10 AM »
Installed the Pelican Case that I got from an unknown source in an unknown location and removed the tool tube.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4061 on: February 25, 2020, 05:22:57 AM »
battery on charge. the sun is out for the first time in months.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4062 on: February 25, 2020, 06:15:11 AM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4063 on: February 25, 2020, 06:17:43 AM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4064 on: February 25, 2020, 06:48:45 AM »
I wonder if those handles will rattle off road...  Of course, off road, you'll never hear them.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4065 on: February 25, 2020, 07:01:25 AM »
Maybe a small flap of some of that grey-adhesive velcro would do the trick if so. I think it's in a blue and yellow package at Lowes and/or Home Depot. It's got a weather resistant, gel based adhesive on the back. I've used it and it does a nice job on exterior surfaces.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4066 on: February 25, 2020, 07:20:03 AM »
The handles will be coming off
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4067 on: February 25, 2020, 08:25:45 AM »
The handles will be coming off

But they're perfect tie down points for the miscellany that will go on top of that rack during epic overloading roadtrips.  Duh.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4068 on: February 25, 2020, 08:54:12 AM »
The handles will be coming off

But they're perfect tie down points for the miscellany that will go on top of that rack during epic overloading roadtrips.  Duh.

Then they will be the weak link.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4069 on: February 25, 2020, 10:03:56 AM »
New e-bike (Class 1/2/3) arrived yesterday. YEAH!

The accessories box inside had burst open and all those hard parts spent the trip banging around inside and causing a lot of cosmetic, and some physical damage. In spite of that, I spent most of the day (off and on) trying to make headway on assembly but I eventually reached insurmountable hurdles.

Sent word (and pics) to the seller/assembler/mfgr(?).

Sadly comms day with the mfgr are limited to certain days of the week so he can help in-shop customers, assemble bikes, and prep bikes like mine for shipping.

This is the thing risked when trying to save 50% over local pricing.

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Got contacted this morning. They're working it with UPS and I floated the idea of a cross-shipped replacement while waiting for UPS to act.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4070 on: February 25, 2020, 11:08:33 AM »
Installed the Pelican Case that I got from an unknown source in an unknown location and removed the tool tube.

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That's a funny lookin'  milk crate.  :o
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4071 on: February 25, 2020, 01:32:49 PM »
Signed the paperwork for the Gear Up.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4072 on: February 25, 2020, 10:19:33 PM »
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That's a funny lookin'  milk crate.  :o

No Milk crate, and I don't see any bungee cords??   Are you sure this is a KLR   :headscratch:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4073 on: February 26, 2020, 02:51:25 AM »
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That's a funny lookin'  milk crate.  :o

No Milk crate, and I don't see any bungee cords??   Are you sure this is a KLR   :headscratch:

Y'all seem to be confusing a KLR with a 70's CB350.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4074 on: February 26, 2020, 06:17:14 AM »
Izzat a Corbin seat on the green machine, Cookie? 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4075 on: February 26, 2020, 06:21:28 AM »
Izzat a Corbin seat on the green machine, Cookie? 



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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4076 on: February 27, 2020, 03:50:38 PM »
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Took the craptastic aux lights and the accompanying 3 miles of wires and the 20 wire ties that went with it out. Replaced the headlight bulb with a new halogen. I just don't like the LEDs
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« Reply #4077 on: February 28, 2020, 05:24:31 AM »
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Took the craptastic aux lights and the accompanying 3 miles of wires and the 20 wire ties that went with it out. Replaced the headlight bulb with a new halogen. I just don't like the LEDs

For lots of reasons LEDs are not plug and play for headlamps, Have you considered going HID? You have to package a ballast box and igniter, and they do run a bit hotter-which can be a problem- but power draw is less, and your focal point in the reflector housing is properly retained. Hi-lo function can be an issue, and would need to be researched.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4078 on: March 02, 2020, 10:59:14 AM »
I mailed my license tab renewal! 

Milwaukee has less than 50% snow cover, and the two-week forecast has every day significantly above freezing, with over half the overnight lows above freezing as well.  This weather typically doesn't hit my old North Dakota home for another 4 to 6 weeks.
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« Reply #4079 on: March 02, 2020, 01:04:09 PM »
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Took the craptastic aux lights and the accompanying 3 miles of wires and the 20 wire ties that went with it out. Replaced the headlight bulb with a new halogen. I just don't like the LEDs

For lots of reasons LEDs are not plug and play for headlamps, Have you considered going HID? You have to package a ballast box and igniter, and they do run a bit hotter-which can be a problem- but power draw is less, and your focal point in the reflector housing is properly retained. Hi-lo function can be an issue, and would need to be researched.

Here in Delaware, high-low must remain working and separate (lows must go off when highs come on, unless as designed by OEM), so HIDs are problematic on pretty much every single-housing light here. Separate lights are easy to retain the high beam (stock) while using HIDs low beam. Not sure how that works in MA, but if it's the same, that's likely a no-go using the stock housing and design, unfortunately. :(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4080 on: March 03, 2020, 08:03:31 AM »
ordered some of these for the superduke:  http://www.rottweilerperformance.com/quick-flip-mirror-mounts-arrow-kit/

I have them onthe adventure and they are fantastic!  expensive, but the best mirrors I have ever used.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4081 on: March 03, 2020, 09:12:51 AM »
Put it up for sale.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4082 on: March 05, 2020, 06:24:25 AM »
Replaced my left heated grip in preparation of spring. This is my third left grip. It might be possible to repair it, but its kind of iffy. Would no be so bad if it wasn't $129. I was originally quoted $196, but some searching online found a different part number that superseded an earlier on which was $129 (?same grip two prices?) and yes, that is not a set, but one left side grip.
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« Reply #4083 on: March 05, 2020, 06:33:21 AM »
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Took the craptastic aux lights and the accompanying 3 miles of wires and the 20 wire ties that went with it out. Replaced the headlight bulb with a new halogen. I just don't like the LEDs

For lots of reasons LEDs are not plug and play for headlamps, Have you considered going HID? You have to package a ballast box and igniter, and they do run a bit hotter-which can be a problem- but power draw is less, and your focal point in the reflector housing is properly retained. Hi-lo function can be an issue, and would need to be researched.

Here in Delaware, high-low must remain working and separate (lows must go off when highs come on, unless as designed by OEM), so HIDs are problematic on pretty much every single-housing light here. Separate lights are easy to retain the high beam (stock) while using HIDs low beam. Not sure how that works in MA, but if it's the same, that's likely a no-go using the stock housing and design, unfortunately. :(


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4084 on: March 05, 2020, 02:59:56 PM »
Wired in the new Zumo.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4085 on: March 06, 2020, 10:00:13 PM »
Cleaned off bugs & dirt. Spring is already here.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4086 on: March 07, 2020, 09:17:05 AM »
Still waiting (post #4096 above) but did get a call from the courier company with a delivery appointment for Tuesday.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4087 on: March 08, 2020, 05:03:17 PM »
I downloaded the Kawasaki Rideology app on my phone.

Was almost ready to hit the connect button and thought this is too complicated.  Besides, what do I need an app for?

So I went for a ride instead.

Got home, made a Negroni, pressed the connect button and like WoW, look at all the pretty colored lines and numbers on the screen.

OK, it's a fun distraction, maybe next time I'll let it run while I'm riding.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4088 on: March 08, 2020, 07:08:41 PM »
Synced the throttle bodies on my Kawasaki Versys 1000.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4089 on: March 08, 2020, 07:14:29 PM »
Topped off the tires, lubed the chain, swapped out the battery, and adjusted preload on Liz’s Bandit.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4090 on: March 09, 2020, 08:08:14 AM »
rode Saturday, then yesterday was cold/windy so washed them and lubed the chains.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4091 on: March 09, 2020, 08:18:48 AM »
Bounced the Ural off the KLR. KLR didn't budge and I have a little dent in the front of the car.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4092 on: March 09, 2020, 08:30:33 AM »
Hmm?? bumper bikes, never thought of that??
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« Reply #4093 on: March 09, 2020, 09:10:42 AM »
It won't last long.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4094 on: March 09, 2020, 09:46:12 AM »
Swapped the winter air for summer air in my tires.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4095 on: March 09, 2020, 09:49:53 AM »
You use a vacuum pump for that or use natural deaspiration? I’ve heard pros and cons both ways.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4096 on: March 09, 2020, 09:52:59 AM »
A Bernoulli-based bleeding system.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4097 on: March 09, 2020, 09:54:51 AM »
Replaced my first clutch cable yesterday. First time I've had one break. (barrel snapped off the end right at the lever).

Other than having to order the part from Taiwan, it was a fairly painless process. It needs adjusted slightly, but I may wait a bit to see if it stretches a little or works a little more smoothly after lubing.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4098 on: March 09, 2020, 10:34:32 AM »
A Bernoulli-based bleeding system.

Hmm... so, while the brake system is open, and you can't stop the bike, it would be foolish to make the bike go, so how do you generate the air velocity over the pickup tubes? Clearly not self-propelling the bike, yeah? Do you install a turbo and route the intake to the impeller into the Bernoulli bleeder and free rev the engine to red line, or do you put the whole shebang on a trailer and find a long roadway, and use the atmospheric velocity from the aerodynes over the trailer?
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