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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3360 on: March 11, 2018, 12:03:21 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3361 on: March 11, 2018, 04:27:14 PM »
Took it for a ride and brought it home.

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Very nice, I'm a wee bit jealous of those proper fenders :smoking:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3362 on: March 11, 2018, 04:38:07 PM »
I was too cheap to shell out on a much needed tank bag because there are other cooler toys I need to budget in this summer so I ordered 10 magnets off amazon for $10 and got to work on turning a small tailbag I hated into a magnetic tank bag. Spent the whole day on it. I have zero sewing skills btw, this was a first time attempting it. I used an old T-shirt as fabric to hold the magnets.
So the next day I looked at it and was pretty awful looking and I took it all apart and started over. I cannibalized one of those helmet bags you get new helmets in, into a felt padded pockets for the magnets and got to work. I used the rest of the material as new lining cause I accidentally destroyed it on my first attempt. 

I'm glad I don't have pics of my first attempt. Here is the final product, it ain't the prettiest but it will work for now. I cleaned up the stray threads after I took the pics.

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I went the same route a couple of weeks ago on my Wolfman tank bag, except I opened the inside liner and taped the magnets to the top side of the base material, works great.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3363 on: March 11, 2018, 06:37:27 PM »
I was too cheap to shell out on a much needed tank bag because there are other cooler toys I need to budget in this summer so I ordered 10 magnets off amazon for $10 and got to work on turning a small tailbag I hated into a magnetic tank bag. Spent the whole day on it. I have zero sewing skills btw, this was a first time attempting it. I used an old T-shirt as fabric to hold the magnets.
So the next day I looked at it and was pretty awful looking and I took it all apart and started over. I cannibalized one of those helmet bags you get new helmets in, into a felt padded pockets for the magnets and got to work. I used the rest of the material as new lining cause I accidentally destroyed it on my first attempt. 

I'm glad I don't have pics of my first attempt. Here is the final product, it ain't the prettiest but it will work for now. I cleaned up the stray threads after I took the pics.



I went the same route a couple of weeks ago on my Wolfman tank bag, except I opened the inside liner and taped the magnets to the top side of the base material, works great.


I opened the inside liner also to attempt it your way. I couldn't get them to stay in place with tape/glue.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3364 on: March 11, 2018, 08:54:24 PM »
Made it fall off the lift...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3365 on: March 11, 2018, 09:04:13 PM »
Made it fall off the lift...
Awe damn... Any damage?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3366 on: March 12, 2018, 08:37:23 AM »
Luckily it was a "free" bike I got for doing a favor, and it had been down on that side once (or twice) before.  It missed hitting anything else (by a few inches) so not so bad. It only broke new parts I bought for it, of course.

But in the end, I got the steering stem bearings lubed. 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3367 on: March 12, 2018, 09:49:51 PM »
I was too cheap to shell out on a much needed tank bag because there are other cooler toys I need to budget in this summer so I ordered 10 magnets off amazon for $10 and got to work on turning a small tailbag I hated into a magnetic tank bag. Spent the whole day on it. I have zero sewing skills btw, this was a first time attempting it. I used an old T-shirt as fabric to hold the magnets.
So the next day I looked at it and was pretty awful looking and I took it all apart and started over. I cannibalized one of those helmet bags you get new helmets in, into a felt padded pockets for the magnets and got to work. I used the rest of the material as new lining cause I accidentally destroyed it on my first attempt. 

I'm glad I don't have pics of my first attempt. Here is the final product, it ain't the prettiest but it will work for now. I cleaned up the stray threads after I took the pics.

NICE work!  I LOVE home fixes like this..  Much respect.   :clap:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3368 on: March 12, 2018, 10:38:22 PM »
42° today. Yes I rode.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3369 on: March 13, 2018, 03:18:37 AM »
spring cleaned it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3370 on: March 13, 2018, 09:22:46 AM »
Made some light upgrades to the Sportster. The LED high beam may not look as powerful as the stock but believe me, it is quite bright. The LED tail light is amazingly bright. I think I posted the smoked indicators already but I'm not sure.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3371 on: March 13, 2018, 02:52:46 PM »
Did more reassembly of Fourstrings KLR. Cranked it and didn't hear any valves hitting the piston so I must of timed the motor rite.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3372 on: March 13, 2018, 03:26:32 PM »
spring cleaned it.

then it rained. a lot. destroying my cleaning.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3373 on: March 13, 2018, 03:41:42 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3374 on: March 13, 2018, 03:58:07 PM »
Dat one o' dem Conestoga Bikes?  Does it come with the canvas top? 
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