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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4150 on: April 01, 2020, 04:25:05 AM »
Cookie, after seeing that pic /\ 
I believe it suits you better than the Urals
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4151 on: April 01, 2020, 04:33:21 AM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4152 on: April 01, 2020, 08:02:58 AM »
Ok, its not fully warmed up so the valves are still quite loud and I wasn't watching so I'm pretty sure I bounced it off the rev limiter.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4153 on: April 01, 2020, 10:01:46 AM »
Cookie, after seeing that pic /\ 
I believe it suits you better than the Urals
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4154 on: April 01, 2020, 10:15:59 AM »
Took another spill on the bicycle on the 28th. This time I had elbow and knee pads as well as gloves and helmet.

NOT MY FAULT this time. Decided to take a side road to get out of the way of a car behind me when the front tire hit a small wet patch from the night's rain. WHAM and down.  Jumped up quickly and waved off the people dashing to my aid from across the street. Later that day it was clear that I'd jammed my thumb. Damned inconvenient to not have an opposable thumb but with ice packs it's getting better.

Anyone know a replacement tire for 27.5x2.25" tires in a "street" or "commuter" tread? These big mountain bike knobbies will be my death.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4155 on: April 01, 2020, 11:21:01 AM »
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 #4156 on: April 01, 2020, 12:13:36 PM »
Took another spill on the bicycle on the 28th. This time I had elbow and knee pads as well as gloves and helmet.

NOT MY FAULT this time. Decided to take a side road to get out of the way of a car behind me when the front tire hit a small wet patch from the night's rain. WHAM and down.  Jumped up quickly and waved off the people dashing to my aid from across the street. Later that day it was clear that I'd jammed my thumb. Damned inconvenient to not have an opposable thumb but with ice packs it's getting better.

Anyone know a replacement tire for 27.5x2.25" tires in a "street" or "commuter" tread? These big mountain bike knobbies will be my death.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4157 on: April 01, 2020, 01:35:57 PM »
Took another spill on the bicycle on the 28th. This time I had elbow and knee pads as well as gloves and helmet.

NOT MY FAULT this time. Decided to take a side road to get out of the way of a car behind me when the front tire hit a small wet patch from the night's rain. WHAM and down.  Jumped up quickly and waved off the people dashing to my aid from across the street. Later that day it was clear that I'd jammed my thumb. Damned inconvenient to not have an opposable thumb but with ice packs it's getting better.

Anyone know a replacement tire for 27.5x2.25" tires in a "street" or "commuter" tread? These big mountain bike knobbies will be my death.

You should change your screen name to something like landsgently.

I may have to concur...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4158 on: April 01, 2020, 07:04:18 PM »
Ok, its not fully warmed up so the valves are still quite loud and I wasn't watching so I'm pretty sure I bounced it off the rev limiter.

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THe mufflers have a very nice sound, must sound great riding it
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4159 on: April 01, 2020, 07:09:57 PM »
It does.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4160 on: April 02, 2020, 10:43:57 AM »
Took another spill on the bicycle on the 28th. This time I had elbow and knee pads as well as gloves and helmet.

NOT MY FAULT this time. Decided to take a side road to get out of the way of a car behind me when the front tire hit a small wet patch from the night's rain. WHAM and down.  Jumped up quickly and waved off the people dashing to my aid from across the street. Later that day it was clear that I'd jammed my thumb. Damned inconvenient to not have an opposable thumb but with ice packs it's getting better.

Anyone know a replacement tire for 27.5x2.25" tires in a "street" or "commuter" tread? These big mountain bike knobbies will be my death.

You should change your screen name to something like landsgently.

More hopefully, "Landsupright"

New tires found and ordered. Now the quandary... Ride to the bike store and walk the 3 miles back, wait for installation, walk the 3 miles there, ride home or?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4161 on: April 02, 2020, 12:12:00 PM »
Why not drive there, get the parts, and do the installation yourself at home?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4162 on: April 02, 2020, 12:30:46 PM »
Waiting for Amazon to deliver the secondary oil filter for the DN-01 so I can do a full oil change on it. It doesn't need it; had a fresh change right before I got it, but hey... now I can fully establish my own maintenance timeline on it, plus I'm just bored out of my skull. Cartridge style oil filters are sooooooooo 1964, but that what it uses for the secondary (gearbox) filter. Regular spin on oil filter like every other Honda for the primary oil filter. So I have like 4385270384 of those already. Ok, it's really like 2, but WINNING because I didn't have to order one.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4163 on: April 02, 2020, 07:57:45 PM »
Why not drive there, get the parts, and do the installation yourself at home?

Now you are onto something  :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4164 on: April 03, 2020, 01:00:59 AM »
Have to take the bike to the garage today! Yippee! Get to ride it for 30 minutes!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4165 on: April 03, 2020, 11:44:26 AM »
Why not drive there, get the parts, and do the installation yourself at home?

Because I support my local businesses? :P

Meh. Just did it. Walked home. Will walk back when I get the call that it's ready.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4166 on: April 03, 2020, 11:51:07 AM »
Why not drive there, get the parts, and do the installation yourself at home?

Because I support my local businesses? :P

Meh. Just did it. Walked home. Will walk back when I get the call that it's ready.

Totally fair point, and I was missing that.  :bigok:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4167 on: April 03, 2020, 02:06:43 PM »
Thought about dusting it again.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4168 on: April 04, 2020, 11:13:57 PM »
I changed the sprockets on my dual-sport bike. Ran out of time, will add the new chain tomorrow.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4169 on: April 05, 2020, 07:27:59 AM »
Thought about dusting it again.

Unplugged it from the battery tender to give it a rest. 

Then I pushed it around the garage to realign the flat spots on the tires. (I have steel belts :headscratch:)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4170 on: April 05, 2020, 06:35:54 PM »
I moved mine around the garage to get at my wood working stuff. Then back to its resting place waiting for better times.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4171 on: April 05, 2020, 09:53:57 PM »
Got my lift out of storage, and (re)mounted the Trackside chock on it. Loaded up the Honda for oil change & filter, HFT filter, topped off the final drive (also changed right before I got it, so I didn't drain it). checked the hydraulic fluid in all reservoirs, tossed some StaBil in the tank, put in a new battery, put the old one on the shelf for reserve. Found a few body-panel fasteners that are missing, so made a list to order online at some point.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4172 on: April 05, 2020, 10:51:17 PM »
Finished my chain and sprocket replacement, then went for a ride.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4173 on: April 07, 2020, 03:36:50 PM »
Got my lift out of storage,

Has your lift been reliable? I have the same one but when I went to use it last weekend it wouldn't pump up. I've probably had it for two years, used about ten-fifteen times.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4174 on: April 07, 2020, 05:16:46 PM »
Mounted one of the ammo cans on the KLR. K wanted to go for a ride in the chair so I dropped everything and away we went!
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« Reply #4175 on: April 14, 2020, 05:03:41 PM »
Got my lift out of storage,

Has your lift been reliable? I have the same one but when I went to use it last weekend it wouldn't pump up. I've probably had it for two years, used about ten-fifteen times.

Yeah, it's been fine. Also, check with Whippy on his; he got that from me almost 10 years back when I was first getting divorced. My ex broke a few things on it, and he fixed it up. I admit, I haven't kept up on how it's treating him. Liz got me this one a few years back and it's been used a handful of times, including having a Burgman 650 on it for like... oh... 8 months or something.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4176 on: April 18, 2020, 06:51:41 PM »
I put a tank bag on my F800ST.
I have a SW-Motech / Bags Connections Engage  7.5 L from my K12RS, but I don't care for how only part of the top opens, so I got a SW-Motech City Evo.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4177 on: April 19, 2020, 07:29:24 AM »
F800ST.

I really love that bike. I think they got it right(er) with that one.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4178 on: April 19, 2020, 09:02:07 AM »
F800ST.

I really love that bike. I think they got it right(er) with that one.

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« Reply #4179 on: April 19, 2020, 01:47:49 PM »
Took it for a ride.  After I installed new SW Motech Micro bag.  This bag is smaller than my old SW Mini bag, which I loved, but they don’t appear to sell anymore.  The old one is faded and worn after 10+ years.  The new one is about the size of a clutch purse; barely holds my phone, eyeglass case, change bag, etc.  It could be a tad roomier, but it looks nice, fits well and does the job.  Gawd I love this Versys.

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Bag in place clears the GPS and bars at full lock, and I can see the GPS and dash display over it.  So maybe it is just the right size.  Didn't even notice it was there while I was riding.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4180 on: April 19, 2020, 03:18:23 PM »
Dusted it again.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4181 on: April 20, 2020, 10:39:19 AM »
Walked by it. Didn't look it in the eye. I'd say eyes, but being a Honda, only one of the pair comes on at low beam. Something I have to explain at the DMV every time.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4182 on: April 20, 2020, 11:26:13 AM »
cruised around the hills on the Adventure Saturday, about 100 miles or so. It was nice! supposed to be 70 tomorrow and Wednesday so probably get the Superduke out and do the same.
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« Reply #4183 on: April 20, 2020, 11:48:29 AM »
Walked by it. Didn't look it in the eye. I'd say eyes, but being a Honda, only one of the pair comes on at low beam. Something I have to explain at the DMV every time.

I did this on my Little Red Ninja.  https://www.doubletronics.com/english.html

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« Reply #4184 on: April 20, 2020, 01:18:37 PM »
Just got back from some shopping on the KLR.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4185 on: April 21, 2020, 12:48:04 PM »
New tires for my ZRX and the wifes Bandit6 this year. Did both fronts last weekend and last evening.

I have NEVER struggled with a tire the way these front Pirelli Angel ST's were resisting me. Mounting wasn't terrible, kind of stiff, but setting the beads was MURDER. Deformation of the tire in the rim during mounting process wouldn't air seal, and I had to bounce it around and futz with it a LOT. Ended up requiring an estimated 80PSI to seat the beads once air seal was made.

Mine was just as bad, but worse... when I finally got the bead seated and tossed a gauge on it, the needle was totally pegged. Straight past all markings, and buried in the zero needle (but from the backside). bled air off for a good 45 seconds before it even began to register a drop, with more to go before getting anywhere NEAR the scale.

Seems to work though. when I took mine around for shakedown run. I have high hopes that changing hers will help with the nasty headshake that cropped up last year. Probably, since I think the prior skins were likely 10 years old (with a total of a few thousand miles on them).

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« Reply #4186 on: April 21, 2020, 01:32:25 PM »
I hate that. Always seems to be a cruiser tire for me. When that happens, I overfill it a bit and leave it out in the sun, over top of some dark color trash bags to collect all the heat. It's worked 100% of the time on motorcycle wheels, but way less often on ATV wheels. It sucks. :(
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« Reply #4187 on: April 21, 2020, 08:09:02 PM »
Amateurs.   8)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4188 on: April 21, 2020, 09:33:04 PM »
I'm not gonna kid you... I truly considered it. Been a long time, and then was heavy equipment tires (30 sec spray and a big boom). If they had resisted much longer, a spritz and a light was in the cards...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4189 on: April 22, 2020, 06:18:56 AM »
I have a air chuck with the guts removed for seating beads. Always remove the valve core and blast it with line pressure. Lube is your friend but I use a paste designed for the job. When dry it becomes a little tacky to keep the tire from slipping unlike other stuff may. Clean the bead area of the rim with a wire brush to remove anything that will promote leaks and keep the bead from seating. I do this stuff to pay the bills and have mounted thousands of tires over the years. As a last resort there's always The Cheetah and a strap around the circumference.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4190 on: April 22, 2020, 09:19:22 AM »
I may have to get one of those bags, nice , just right , my old one is really beat.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4191 on: April 22, 2020, 09:27:29 AM »
I agree with the lube comment, I use the yamaha spray stuff, but anything is better than none.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4192 on: April 22, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
I agree with the lube comment, I use the yamaha spray stuff, but anything is better than none.

Ya know that Cookie's gonna see this soon. I'm sure he'll comment [in]appropriately.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4193 on: April 22, 2020, 11:18:00 AM »
I agree with the lube comment, I use the yamaha spray stuff, but anything is better than none.

Ya know that Cookie's gonna see this soon. I'm sure he'll comment [in]appropriately.  ;D

I owuld expect nothing less.... and look forward to it. ;)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4194 on: April 22, 2020, 11:22:10 AM »
I have no clue what y'all are talking about.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4195 on: April 22, 2020, 11:36:01 AM »
I have no clue what y'all are talking about.

This is just a delaying post while you think up something great!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4196 on: April 22, 2020, 11:40:13 AM »
Nope. Nothing.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4197 on: April 22, 2020, 11:50:46 AM »
Nope. Nothing.

psssst. He means that time you did that thing and you used that can under the sink. The one in the back, on the right.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4198 on: April 22, 2020, 11:53:44 AM »
Let me level with you here.
I'm not on my best game. Mentally distracted and in a lot of pain. Things I generally don't openly discuss.

I do prefer a silicone based lube for all personal use, petroleum based for most mechanical use and full synthetic for high end engine use.

And butter.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #4199 on: April 22, 2020, 12:00:34 PM »
Let me level with you here.
I'm not on my best game. Mentally distracted and in a lot of pain. Things I generally don't openly discuss.

I do prefer a silicone based lube for all personal use, petroleum based for most mechanical use and full synthetic for high end engine use.

And butter.

Get well soon!
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