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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4100 on: March 10, 2020, 08:56:28 AM »
 :D :D :D

Kind of like this. No, the bike doesn't move while it's in use, so stopping isn't an issue.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4101 on: March 11, 2020, 11:32:39 AM »
Added acid to the new Yuasa AGM battery that got delivered yesterday, put it on the battery tender Jr. last night, should be ready for install today. 750ma over 20 hours should do the trick.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4102 on: March 11, 2020, 11:33:55 AM »
Added a clear cover over my headlight assembly.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4103 on: March 11, 2020, 03:34:06 PM »
We walked past it on the way in the house. 

Beth "hey you got a new tire"

Chris "that tire has been out here for months"

Beth "I don't get out here that often"


So how long until she notices a new bike in the garage?   ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4104 on: March 11, 2020, 05:33:20 PM »
We walked past it on the way in the house. 

Beth "hey you got a new tire"

Chris "that tire has been out here for months"

Beth "I don't get out here that often"


So how long until she notices a new bike in the garage?   ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4105 on: March 11, 2020, 06:15:24 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4106 on: March 11, 2020, 07:28:49 PM »
Not the picture I was expecting to see
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4107 on: March 12, 2020, 05:40:27 AM »
New battery installed. Funny thing, after the install, my auxiliary LEDs would not go on. They are not wired to the battery. They are wired into the "GPS' connector in the beak and into the factory canbus. I tested the other lights, and figured it must be the switch, so when I went to check it after I inspected the wiring they started working. Did my poking fix a bad connection? Did the canbus say "oops, my bad"? Something to ponder while I ride...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4108 on: March 12, 2020, 06:06:47 AM »
I would always check the ground first for any electrical issue.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4109 on: March 12, 2020, 09:42:22 PM »
Rode it another 200 miles. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4110 on: March 13, 2020, 08:07:57 AM »
snugged up the steering head bearings on the superduke.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4111 on: March 13, 2020, 10:58:00 AM »
Watched it become a "stationary bike" while I retained my momentum.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4112 on: March 13, 2020, 11:29:26 AM »
Watched it become a "stationary bike" while I retained my momentum.

This does not sound indicative of a pleasant experience.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4113 on: March 13, 2020, 12:48:22 PM »
That is never a fun experience :(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4114 on: March 14, 2020, 11:07:38 AM »
I think I didn't get that memo.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4115 on: March 14, 2020, 11:56:01 AM »
you okay?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4116 on: March 14, 2020, 12:11:09 PM »
you okay?

What he said. That tends not to end well. You all right?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4117 on: March 15, 2020, 12:13:28 PM »
Ribs are really sore where I landed on my left arm. Left shoulder is sore but could have been worse. I landed part on someone's yard and part on the sidewalk. My shoulder and helmet hit the grass and probably saved breaks or dislocations. The left forearm scrape that notes the goose egg is where that arm bridged the gap between the 2. The left leg is also where I landed but with the lower-half of my body on the sidewalk so it got more rash with the 1-2 punch.

For now it's the ribs with the rash only speaking up when I bump it or cover it with a blanket (hot spots). The ribs yell out for many different reasons. I tripped when running from some fireworks on the last 4th and also bruised my ribs. Give it 2 weeks and I'll realize one day that it quit hurting but I don't remember exactly when.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4118 on: March 15, 2020, 05:32:42 PM »
Heal up fast. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4119 on: March 15, 2020, 10:03:58 PM »
Get well soon!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4120 on: March 16, 2020, 08:29:31 AM »
Any bike mishap you walk/limp away from is OK. Heal up well.

I moved the rider backrest back an inch on the Harley. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4121 on: March 16, 2020, 11:33:07 AM »
Thanks.  Color's coming in nicely.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4122 on: March 16, 2020, 11:35:51 AM »
New battery installed. Funny thing, after the install, my auxiliary LEDs would not go on. They are not wired to the battery. They are wired into the "GPS' connector in the beak and into the factory canbus. I tested the other lights, and figured it must be the switch, so when I went to check it after I inspected the wiring they started working. Did my poking fix a bad connection? Did the canbus say "oops, my bad"? Something to ponder while I ride...

An open/break in the canbus would set a DTC code.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4123 on: March 18, 2020, 08:17:10 AM »
Ribs are really sore where I landed on my left arm. Left shoulder is sore but could have been worse. I landed part on someone's yard and part on the sidewalk. My shoulder and helmet hit the grass and probably saved breaks or dislocations. The left forearm scrape that notes the goose egg is where that arm bridged the gap between the 2. The left leg is also where I landed but with the lower-half of my body on the sidewalk so it got more rash with the 1-2 punch.

For now it's the ribs with the rash only speaking up when I bump it or cover it with a blanket (hot spots). The ribs yell out for many different reasons. I tripped when running from some fireworks on the last 4th and also bruised my ribs. Give it 2 weeks and I'll realize one day that it quit hurting but I don't remember exactly when.

On a positive note, you lived up to your online persona...  heal up.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4124 on: March 18, 2020, 08:27:54 AM »
get well soon.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4125 on: March 18, 2020, 08:48:09 AM »
Damn, hoping for a speedy recovery.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4126 on: March 18, 2020, 06:56:16 PM »
Ouch, heal quickly and with little pain
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4127 on: March 28, 2020, 04:43:30 PM »
New rear tire!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4128 on: March 28, 2020, 07:07:19 PM »
Rode the little red honda to the PO box, & put the red GSA back on the charger (seems it got unplugged)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4129 on: March 29, 2020, 05:15:17 PM »
Changed the oil, changed the shaft oil, detailed the paint and plastics, sanded and repainted the exhaust tips.

I used a product called 303 aerospace protectant on the plastics, man what a difference.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4130 on: March 29, 2020, 06:20:39 PM »
Rode the Road King hard enough to remove material from the footboards. you can lean these things WAAAAAYYYYYY OVER before that happens. And the tires stick well. Guy on a GSXR passed me shaking his head.   :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4131 on: March 29, 2020, 08:46:33 PM »
Went for a little ride. 
the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4132 on: March 29, 2020, 09:08:47 PM »
Rode the Road King hard enough to remove material from the footboards. you can lean these things WAAAAAYYYYYY OVER before that happens. And the tires stick well. Guy on a GSXR passed me shaking his head.   :D

No one believed it when I said the same thing. Until they rode with me. They're fun for beastly hogs.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4133 on: March 30, 2020, 08:24:39 PM »
Sent it down the road in the hands of a temporarily unemployed STOner for some tinkering.
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« Reply #4134 on: March 30, 2020, 09:20:38 PM »
Dusted it.
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« Reply #4135 on: March 31, 2020, 04:27:21 AM »
Installed a set of Mistral slip ons on the Audace
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« Reply #4136 on: March 31, 2020, 06:12:20 AM »
Sent it down the road in the hands of a temporarily unemployed STOner for some tinkering.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4137 on: March 31, 2020, 07:19:34 AM »
Installed a set of Mistral slip ons on the Audace

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4138 on: March 31, 2020, 07:27:14 AM »
303 is great stuff another in that type is Brilliantize ,we use both in the museum and I use  them on the bikes.
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« Reply #4139 on: March 31, 2020, 07:59:11 AM »
Currently doing the first valve check on the MG.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4140 on: March 31, 2020, 11:29:04 AM »
I repaired the shop compressor in preparation for a new front tire (currently sitting on the workbench).
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« Reply #4141 on: March 31, 2020, 12:08:07 PM »
Just took it for a spin.
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« Reply #4142 on: March 31, 2020, 06:21:46 PM »
Sprung the clock fwd 1 hour
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« Reply #4143 on: March 31, 2020, 06:31:20 PM »
The break in maintenance is done. The Ural took all of my attention last fall so I never got to it. So, installed the Mistrals, checked the valves, changed the oil and changed the gearbox oil.

All set for when (if) the shit is done hitting the fan.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4144 on: March 31, 2020, 08:27:17 PM »
Cookie, after seeing that pic /\ 
I believe it suits you better than the Urals
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« Reply #4145 on: March 31, 2020, 08:29:44 PM »
All set for when (if) the shit is done hitting the fan.
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Looks great boss.   :thumbsup:

Looking forward to more pics and thoughts when better riding times return.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4146 on: March 31, 2020, 08:35:41 PM »
Cookie, post up a vid WITH sound
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4147 on: March 31, 2020, 09:55:49 PM »
The break in maintenance is done. The Ural took all of my attention last fall so I never got to it. So, installed the Mistrals, checked the valves, changed the oil and changed the gearbox oil.

All set for when (if) the shit is done hitting the fan.

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« Reply #4148 on: April 01, 2020, 03:03:04 AM »
Cookie, post up a vid WITH sound

I'll try but videos don't really do it justice.
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« Reply #4149 on: April 01, 2020, 03:04:35 AM »
Cookie, after seeing that pic /\ 
I believe it suits you better than the Urals
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