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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3550 on: May 26, 2018, 01:00:34 PM »
Looking real nice, Gary.  I'll eventually be relacing 17' hoops to the stock wheels for the DR350 since they're here.  Best of both worlds with a SM setup and full on dirt boogie machine.




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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3551 on: May 26, 2018, 01:44:07 PM »
Thanks Tom!

The Triumph is under the blanket and is done. I don't need to do anything else to that for awhile. The KLX is my current project. Have the vapor on order and am looking for some SM rotors for the front, possibly a SM front fender.
I'm diggin on the SM right now. Have not had the dirt wheels on yet this year or the triumph on the road yet. Hopefully soon.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3552 on: May 26, 2018, 02:30:39 PM »
met some nice people on a Stelvio and a 1100 Griso going to the TT from Germany.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3553 on: May 28, 2018, 09:48:58 AM »
Refitted the RM250 front end to DR350, added the right size mounts for the bark busters and started wiring up the TrailTech.  Needed a break from the wiring after I broke the kill switch mount (real old plastic), so I tore the rear end out and fitted the RM stuff and wheel to it.  Ran into a fitment problem.  Need a custom brake rotor to fit the RM wheel's bolt pattern, but DR350 outer diameter and caliper.  I'll go up to Majic Racing on Tuesday and talk with them about checking their stock for something that will work.  I found one from Ali Baba supply in China, but 30-40 days to get it!  And Chinese steel cheese doesn't inspire me to buy it.   ;D


ETA: I need a longer chain too.  I upped the rear sprocket size for dirt work.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3554 on: May 28, 2018, 10:49:01 AM »
I had the RM front end installed and rode the bike for a whole season with it.  Considered selling the DR and put it all back to stock for that last fall.  Decided it wasn't costing me to keep and I missed riding it, so this spring all the goodies and then some are getting put back on.  I never did add the Warp9 wheel to the rear, so I'm getting that mocked up now, costing me the new rotor and longer chain. 


Did all the maintenance checks and adjustments this week, so it'll be good for the summer. 


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3555 on: May 28, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
Valve clearance check on the Airhead.  Only 500 miles, but possibly some tightening (.0015ish) up on the right exhaust in that time.  I'll be watching it closely for a while.
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« Reply #3556 on: May 29, 2018, 02:20:27 PM »
At the risk of encouraging him, I agree with Cookie.   "Bomber"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3557 on: May 29, 2018, 02:22:33 PM »
Rode it whilst God decided it should not simply rain but s/he would tip an entire bath of fairly clean water over my head every five yards.
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« Reply #3558 on: May 29, 2018, 02:50:49 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3559 on: May 29, 2018, 09:03:49 PM »
Rode it whilst God decided it should not simply rain but s/he would tip an entire bath of fairly clean water over my head every five yards.

I hope you planned well and thought to bring along a bar of soap w/towel.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3560 on: May 30, 2018, 05:58:23 AM »
Came home from work, ate, jumped on the bike and got my new Zumo 395 sorted out.  Oh ya, Garmin is clearing out Zumo 395's out for good prices ($329 US)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3561 on: May 30, 2018, 06:29:27 AM »
Came home from work, ate, jumped on the bike and got my new Zumo 395 sorted out.  Oh ya, Garmin is clearing out Zumo 395's out for good prices ($329 US)

Need moar coffee before posting.  :gerg:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3562 on: May 30, 2018, 06:44:47 AM »
Tightened the battery, shoved the air cleaner back in and clipped it up, thumbed the starter and eased out of my driveway to see if the gearbox all worked.

By the 3rd backfire the throttle stuck, and THEN I remembered the shop towel I stuffed the intake horn with while it was apart.   :facepalm: 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3563 on: May 30, 2018, 06:51:45 AM »
Came home from work, ate, jumped on the bike and got my new Zumo 395 sorted out.  Oh ya, Garmin is clearing out Zumo 395's out for good prices ($329 US)

Need moar coffee before posting.  :gerg:

I've had my coffee now. I still don't get it.

here:  https://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-Zumo-395LM-Motorcycle-GPS-P4827.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2dnEh96F2wIV0AOGCh2pQQFmEAAYASAAEgKzwvD_BwE
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3564 on: May 30, 2018, 07:22:34 AM »
I spaced when i saw the pricing after buying a Zumo 590 last month.  It was one of those "of course, right after I spent the money" moments, then realized it was a 390.  So, I just removed my idiocy.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3565 on: May 30, 2018, 07:36:53 AM »
Came home from work, ate, jumped on the bike and got my new Zumo 395 sorted out.  Oh ya, Garmin is clearing out Zumo 395's out for good prices ($329 US)

Where?  Best I've seen is $399
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3567 on: May 31, 2018, 07:20:42 AM »
Thanks, ordered
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3568 on: May 31, 2018, 10:45:29 AM »
Well, I swung by the local shop (Detroit Iron Cycles) to check on buying some stuff for the DR350. Local as in ~5 miles from the house. Got to chatting with the staff and ended up in an interview for a part time tech position. They're supposed to call later today with a money offer. It better show their best shot.  :naughty:

Working Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-6 with weekends off. Owner says I can use his trailer to haul my tools up.  I'd say they're desperate!  Since Tech Care closed last fall, they're the only game in town locally for Big 4 Japanese repairs.

They *just* became a Kawasaki franchise and also sell Aprilia, Royal Enfield and Moto Guzzi. Dear dog, what did I just do?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3569 on: May 31, 2018, 11:27:25 AM »
Might spend my lunch break putting a new regulator on the Bonneville. It's English, you know, so it's waning ability to carry electrons is about at its end.

I'm to be commended, really, because I didn't light it on fire and kick it over after it left me stranded in WV :) Apparently the R/Rs on these things come out of the factory about half janked, and only get worse from there.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3570 on: May 31, 2018, 03:32:17 PM »
Dear dog, what did I just do?
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Your only 60yrs. old. It's close to home. Part time gig, weekends off.
If you can collect SS at 62 your golden.
Work two years, if your not happy with the job, quit when you can collect SS.. :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3571 on: June 04, 2018, 06:44:24 PM »
And the good news continues!  My Corbin seat that was supposed to take 4 weeks to be made and shipped?  It'll be here Friday in under two weeks time.  I'm celebrating with a break in ride on Saturday.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3572 on: June 04, 2018, 06:56:57 PM »
And the good news continues!  My Corbin seat that was supposed to take 4 weeks to be made and shipped?  It'll be here Friday in under two weeks time.  I'm celebrating with a break in ride on Saturday.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3573 on: June 06, 2018, 06:56:25 PM »
Changed the oil in the Beemer* today and pulled the wheels off for new tires.  It's probably time:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3574 on: June 06, 2018, 07:20:25 PM »
Got the needle and seat for the DR350's Mikuni carb and put it all back together.  Installed the carb and tank, but realized the tank needs to come back off to finish the Vapor install.  Picking up the battery and 520 chain tomorrow at the old shop.  Still waiting on the slow boat from China with the rear brake rotor.....
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3575 on: June 06, 2018, 08:20:59 PM »
Replaced the headlight bulb. It seems they burn once every 12 months.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3576 on: June 07, 2018, 09:32:21 PM »
Installed Pazzo levers knock-offs on my wife's bike.
They're of a surprising good quality for the price.
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« Reply #3577 on: June 07, 2018, 09:54:41 PM »
Installed Pazzo levers knock-offs on my wife's bike.
They're of a surprising good quality for the price.
Where'd you get them?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3578 on: June 08, 2018, 08:31:25 AM »
put the licence plate and a MRA windscreen on the superduke. why can't those Austrians make a mount that fits US licence plates?
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« Reply #3579 on: June 08, 2018, 08:47:08 AM »
put the licence plate and a MRA windscreen on the superduke. why can't those Austrians make a mount that fits US licence plates?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3580 on: June 08, 2018, 08:49:57 AM »
haha.. ya.. I need some advice from Carl
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3581 on: June 08, 2018, 10:57:34 AM »
Mounted up a new GPS real quick, packed and headed off for a weekend of camping and riding. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3582 on: June 08, 2018, 12:28:53 PM »
Mounted up a new GPS real quick, packed and headed off for a weekend of camping and riding.


Up into NH or VT for some coolness?

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« Reply #3583 on: June 08, 2018, 03:02:14 PM »
Still shopping around online for parts...

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« Reply #3584 on: June 08, 2018, 05:16:35 PM »
Installed Pazzo levers knock-offs on my wife's bike.
They're of a surprising good quality for the price.
Where'd you get them?

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« Reply #3585 on: June 08, 2018, 05:40:18 PM »
Mounted up a new GPS real quick, packed and headed off for a weekend of camping and riding.
Up into NH or VT for some coolness?

Absolutely! 
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« Reply #3586 on: June 08, 2018, 09:13:44 PM »
Wheels are remounted with fresh Michelins.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3587 on: June 09, 2018, 06:51:06 AM »
fitted Grip Puppies. Tried yet again to shift the bolt holding the left handlebar clamp on, using lots of heat. Failed. Again. I'll have to take the top yolk off. Bah.
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« Reply #3588 on: June 09, 2018, 08:53:25 AM »
fitted Grip Puppies. Tried yet again to shift the bolt holding the left handlebar clamp on, using lots of heat. Failed. Again. I'll have to take the top yolk yoke off. Bah.

 ;D Pretty sure that's not one of those American/British spelling things.
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« Reply #3589 on: June 09, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
fitted Grip Puppies. Tried yet again to shift the bolt holding the left handlebar clamp on, using lots of heat. Failed. Again. I'll have to take the top yolk yoke off. Bah.

 ;D Pretty sure that's not one of those American/British spelling things.

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« Reply #3590 on: June 09, 2018, 09:53:01 PM »
Changed the oil in the Beemer* today and pulled the wheels off for new tires.  It's probably time:

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« Reply #3591 on: June 09, 2018, 10:14:47 PM »
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« Reply #3592 on: June 09, 2018, 10:34:21 PM »
Fourstrings KLR650 is finally getting closer to completion. When I pulled the cylinder off to get bored first over that wouldn't be a problem. First when the shop went to bore it it has been over heated to the point that it must of heat treated the liner and wore out his boring stones and was to out of round to save. A liner from Kawasaki was no longer available and after some searching found one at LA sleeve. Since he didn't have a press big enough to press the liner he had to sub it out to a guy (that I also know so I know it was done rite) that has a auto machine shop. He had a big enough boring bar since the cylinder had to be bored to fit the liner. He also bored the cylinder for the piston.

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« Reply #3593 on: June 09, 2018, 10:37:01 PM »
:banana: :chili: :wings:


Holy crap dude! Put the big screen up and get out the popcorn that looks mighty comfy!

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« Reply #3594 on: June 09, 2018, 11:18:32 PM »
"Like my redneck ring compressor."

BTDT  :thumbsup: :clap: :clap:

Done that more than once, although I have used a soda can to wrap the piston.
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« Reply #3595 on: June 23, 2018, 09:49:51 AM »
Mrs.awesome's TW 200 has been sitting idle for over a year. Time to get it mobile again. Installed a new agm battery and it fired up first crank.  Need to get some new tires on it now. Not that they are worn out but because they are the original 1999 tires  :eek:

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« Reply #3596 on: June 23, 2018, 10:24:17 AM »
"Like my redneck ring compressor."

BTDT  :thumbsup: :clap: :clap:

Done that more than once, although I have used a soda can to wrap the piston.

Never though of that but thanks for the info.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3597 on: June 23, 2018, 10:26:11 AM »
Installed a new agm battery and it fired up first crank. 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3598 on: June 23, 2018, 03:02:04 PM »
Valve adjust 1000 miles from home.  Exhausts tightening up.  It might be time for head work this next winter.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3599 on: June 23, 2018, 03:51:25 PM »
Replaced a worn out mirror
Snapped the gear shift lever off.