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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3800 on: January 13, 2019, 12:33:02 PM »
Put my FZ6 in the basement a couple of weeks ago and started doing some long overdue maintenance.  66K on it and still had OE plugs.  Changed them. Changed the oil and filter. Then started cleaning it and doing checks, from front to rear.  Have a couple of tires to put on it, but still a can get a couple of thousand more miles out of the current Roadsmarts, so I’ll wait on those.  Found a few bolts on the bag mounts that were loose.  Took the brake calipers off and made sure the pads were all in good shape and that everything was moving freely and lubed properly. Still need to clean and lube the chain properly.  Then it will be time to bring in my Ninja 650 and I do need to change those tires before spring comes.  Love having a heated space in which to work.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3801 on: January 14, 2019, 01:20:34 PM »
Put my FZ6 in the basement a couple of weeks ago and started doing some long overdue maintenance.  66K on it and still had OE plugs.  Changed them. Changed the oil and filter. Then started cleaning it and doing checks, from front to rear.  Have a couple of tires to put on it, but still a can get a couple of thousand more miles out of the current Roadsmarts, so I’ll wait on those.  Found a few bolts on the bag mounts that were loose.  Took the brake calipers off and made sure the pads were all in good shape and that everything was moving freely and lubed properly. Still need to clean and lube the chain properly.  Then it will be time to bring in my Ninja 650 and I do need to change those tires before spring comes.  Love having a heated space in which to work.
Does that mean you haven't checked the valves??
I'm so jealous that you have a heated basement, AND that you can get a bike in it.
What tires will you put on the Ninja (I've got one too)?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3802 on: January 19, 2019, 12:02:52 PM »
Installed the new Pyle speakers I got for Christmas on the Goldwing. Also found out I'm NOT hard of hearing.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3803 on: February 05, 2019, 01:14:24 PM »
Put the little KZ up on the bench for some overdue attention.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3804 on: February 05, 2019, 02:44:24 PM »
Took the seat to the upholstery guy for recovering and a minor rebuild. Hopefully back soon!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3805 on: February 05, 2019, 03:06:11 PM »
(over the last few days)
Picked up the parts donor for the Burgman rebuild (not mine).
Moved the Ninja 250 (for sale) around.
Thought longingly about the Bonneville and the Bandit which are currently stored offsite.
Realized that's a good thing because the garage is a shit show right now, still recovering from the move.
Patted the trailer lovingly.
Moved the mitre saw and table saw out of the middle of the work area as I'm now done with them for a bit.

Next up: disassemble the donor Burgman, put all the not-destroyed parts in bins, put all the destroyed parts in the trash, then put the to-be-repaired burgman back in the air. w00t.

Make room for the Honda 350 Scrambler that's coming in for an end to end refresh and tidy-up for Spring.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3806 on: February 05, 2019, 08:12:50 PM »
Adjusted the shift lever position then rode it. I'll take what I can get in February.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3807 on: February 05, 2019, 08:23:51 PM »
I looked at the snow on it as I went to catch the bus.
If it weren't for the therapeutic properties of the occasional off-camber decreasing radius downhill right-hander I'd almost certainly go completely sane.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3808 on: February 06, 2019, 09:29:24 PM »
I ordered 2 new tires.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3809 on: February 12, 2019, 11:25:35 AM »
nice 100 mile ride in near spring like weather, until I met a farm tractor coming at speed the wrong way up a one way lane. then I dropped it, after a full emergency stop. scraped head cover and two other minor dings. the tractor driver went round me and pissed off. arse, feck etc.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3810 on: Yesterday at 01:31:52 PM »
replacement parts bought-and much cheaper from the USA than over here or Italy
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3811 on: Yesterday at 01:58:35 PM »
I washed the grime and salt off it before the temps dropped below freezing again. It's probably not leaving the garage for at least 3 weeks. Then it will (almost) be spring and riding season will return.
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