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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3900 on: July 20, 2019, 02:25:31 AM »
On the way in to checking what is probably a burned valve on Cyl #2 on the Bandit......

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3901 on: July 20, 2019, 07:47:27 AM »
Yeah, at some point in the 588 mile trip home from Missouri a few weeks ago the exhaust manifold came loose on number 2, which must have led to an overheating in that exhaust valve.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3902 on: July 20, 2019, 12:06:43 PM »
Not a burned valve.  Evidently a sparkplug worked it's way out.  That's a bit odd...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3903 on: July 20, 2019, 09:53:47 PM »
Not a burned valve.  Evidently a sparkplug worked it's way out.  That's a bit odd...

Sounds like a Win to me  :bigok:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3904 on: July 21, 2019, 04:01:27 AM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3905 on: July 21, 2019, 10:15:25 PM »
A win indeed!  All I can figure is that when I put them in the last time I must have had a funny angle and it felt tight when it wasn't...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3906 on: July 22, 2019, 07:56:34 AM »
I put a leather and canvas backpack on the backrest (sissybar) that I put on my Indian Scout.
After I sprayed it inside and out with silicone tent waterproofer (and let that dry), I cut off the shoulder straps at the top of the backpack and cut off the padded parts of the straps.
I put a nylon buckle on one strap and did a test fit. The handle at the top of the backpack goes over the top of the sissybar and rests on the backrest pad.  The straps go around each upright tube of the sissybar and then buckle together behind the seat.
I cut off the excess strap and melted the ends.
I rode with it all afternoon and evening - it didn't move a bit!!  Frogg Togg jacket, extra gloves, and plenty of room for other things.
I may replace the friction buckle with a seatbelt type buckle... if I decide to take it off and on.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3907 on: July 22, 2019, 08:22:35 AM »
I put a leather and canvas backpack on the backrest (sissybar) that I put on my Indian Scout.
After I sprayed it inside and out with silicone tent waterproofer (and let that dry), I cut off the shoulder straps at the top of the backpack and cut off the padded parts of the straps.
I put a nylon buckle on one strap and did a test fit. The handle at the top of the backpack goes over the top of the sissybar and rests on the backrest pad.  The straps go around each upright tube of the sissybar and then buckle together behind the seat.
I cut off the excess strap and melted the ends.
I rode with it all afternoon and evening - it didn't move a bit!!  Frogg Togg jacket, extra gloves, and plenty of room for other things.
I may replace the friction buckle with a seatbelt type buckle... if I decide to take it off and on.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3914 on: July 24, 2019, 07:46:38 PM »
I slapped this little gem on out of pride in serving in what is recognized as a difficult rating.

Plus it my get me a pass if the police object to my triple digit touring one day 😉
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3915 on: July 25, 2019, 07:00:34 AM »
Oil change yesterday.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3916 on: July 26, 2019, 01:50:14 PM »
Rode it, then changed the oil and filter.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3917 on: July 26, 2019, 08:43:42 PM »
another 8.7 gallons of fuel in the tank, Ho Mum

Service reminder came on this morning, crap I had plans this weekend- f it I'll get to it next week. I got the oil and filter waitin, it's all the other checks that take the time. That and I know the bitch wants a bath, maybe time to clean the mirrors

Love my redhead, maybe I should treat her better......     Ya she does put a smile on my face, maybe I do owe her a spot of care, OK I can spare a couple hours this weekend (oil, filter, check all levels, sync throttles, torque check a few spots and maybe even a bath) My little "cinnamon girl" is gettin some lovin.

 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3918 on: July 27, 2019, 08:18:02 AM »
Rode it, then changed the oil and filter.

What is this "Rode it" that you speak of? :baldy:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3919 on: July 27, 2019, 09:48:36 AM »
Rode it, then changed the oil and filter.

What is this "Rode it" that you speak of? :baldy:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3920 on: July 27, 2019, 12:17:18 PM »
Still trying to get carbs sorted for the VFR400R.  Trying RVF carbs now, supposed to have more midrange due to the smaller diameter.  We'll see.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3921 on: July 27, 2019, 03:03:13 PM »
Still trying to get carbs sorted for the VFR400R.  Trying RVF carbs now, supposed to have more midrange due to the smaller diameter.  We'll see.

I've used nasty Chinese carbs before on smaller bikes. With a lot of success.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3922 on: July 28, 2019, 09:28:49 PM »
Finished putting it together yesterday.  Today:  A ride.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3923 on: July 29, 2019, 08:53:18 AM »
Not a burned valve.  Evidently a sparkplug worked it's way out.  That's a bit odd...

I had that happen on my VFR so it's not unheard of. I just figured the tech who did the valve adjust didn't tighten it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3924 on: July 29, 2019, 10:38:20 AM »
Cleaned up the 2003 FJR. Was silver. Now Yamaha R1 Candy Red Metallic.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3926 on: July 29, 2019, 08:38:32 PM »
Not a burned valve.  Evidently a sparkplug worked it's way out.  That's a bit odd...

I had that happen on my VFR so it's not unheard of. I just figured the tech who did the valve adjust didn't tighten it.

I was the tech.   :redface:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3927 on: July 30, 2019, 04:00:30 AM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3928 on: July 30, 2019, 09:14:20 AM »
Not a burned valve.  Evidently a sparkplug worked it's way out.  That's a bit odd...

I had that happen on my VFR so it's not unheard of. I just figured the tech who did the valve adjust didn't tighten it.

I was the tech.   :redface:


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3929 on: July 30, 2019, 05:52:19 PM »
Dropped off the crusty snowflake wheels at the powdercoaters.  Going with a slightly more sparkly silver than the OG color.

I'll be replacing all the bearings.  One of the fronts was reusable, but the other had water damage and the rears had some witness marks from some great impact.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3930 on: August 11, 2019, 02:33:07 PM »
Not a burned valve.  Evidently a sparkplug worked it's way out.  That's a bit odd...

I had that happen on my VFR so it's not unheard of. I just figured the tech who did the valve adjust didn't tighten it.

I was the tech.   :redface:


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3931 on: August 11, 2019, 07:50:16 PM »
Washed it after a ride today. Luckily I did. I dont see me riding it again till the Marietta trip. While wiping down the rear rim, the valve stem broke off.  :eek:  This would not have been good on an out of state road trip. Pulled the rim off tonight and will get it replaced this week. I have never been happier to have a flat tire.  :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3932 on: August 12, 2019, 02:59:05 PM »
Now that I've been reunited with the Little Red Ninja at our new home in Wisconsin, I had an opportunity to adjust the damping on her Penske rear shock.  I softened it up by 8 clicks because of the rough roads and potholes here.

I had been pondering why a high-tax state like Wisconsin has such bad roads compared to low-tax North Dakota.  But I figure that North Dakota has only one freeze/thaw cycle per year--the ground freezes quickly and stays frozen through spring.  But the ground in southern Wisconsin never quite freezes like it does in North Dakota, and there are many freeze/thaw cycles in a typical winter. That probably is terrible for the roads.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3933 on: August 18, 2019, 05:55:21 PM »
Moved the helmet lock from the BMW to the Honda. Then moved the Stebel air horn and the GPS bracket. Ran new wiring. All I need now is a 30Amp fuse and holder for the Stebel.
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My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3934 on: August 18, 2019, 06:29:34 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3935 on: August 18, 2019, 06:35:15 PM »
I did my second oil change this year.
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« Reply #3936 on: August 18, 2019, 07:18:43 PM »
Secured the funding for the Audace.

I had to look that one up.    I assumed it was a MG but I don't think I have ever seen one.    Very nice looking bike.   

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« Reply #3937 on: August 19, 2019, 12:36:59 AM »
Secured the funding for the Audace.

I had to look that one up.    I assumed it was a MG but I don't think I have ever seen one.    Very nice looking bike.   

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3938 on: August 19, 2019, 07:46:01 AM »
I ghetto-fabbed a jumper wire in the parking lot at work on Friday afternoon to defeat the kickstand safety nanny switch. Removed and cleaned it last week, but it obviously didn't do the job adequately. Nothing more embarrassing than trying to pull away from a parking space and (apparently) killing the bike multiple times because the verdammt switch is killing it as soon as you let out the clutch (thinking the kickstand is down).

Literally 5 minutes with 3 inches of 12ga and 2 small spade ends. And it's not like I haven't driven off with my kick stand down before. It's pretty apparent pretty quickly.

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« Reply #3939 on: August 19, 2019, 09:14:40 AM »
Secured the funding for the Audace.

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« Reply #3940 on: August 19, 2019, 10:23:00 AM »
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« Reply #3941 on: August 19, 2019, 05:03:38 PM »
Finished a few details on the Tuono and rode it up and down the street in front of the house. First time in over 2 years I've ridden it.
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« Reply #3942 on: August 19, 2019, 06:57:22 PM »
Finished a few details on the Tuono and rode it up and down the street in front of the house. First time in over 2 years I've ridden it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3943 on: August 19, 2019, 10:09:26 PM »
I have been without a running bike in my garage for 3 weeks now, FREAKIN OUT!!!
My 08 GSA is up at a friends house, his (or my old ZX11) is here and being brought back to life again. So I thought "lets get the 04GSA back on the street" It has been a while since I have had her out. Battery was sooo bad I could not revive it (10 year's old Odyssey). Beemerbonyard to the rescue and battery arrived today  ;D Pulled the tank and did the battery r&r. While there figured it was due for a brake flush, got to love the ease of flushing the wizzy brakes. Dropped the tank back on, checked oil (full) checked tire pressure (added air both front & rear). Gave the button a push and she was alive  :beerchug:  Went around the block and she was happy to sing again, runs like a swiss watch. I f...ing love that bike, smooth,plush and wants to get dirty.  She may not be the fastest or the best looking but dang she sure puts a smile on my face. 
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3944 on: August 22, 2019, 12:14:17 PM »
Paid for it.
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« Reply #3945 on: August 22, 2019, 12:41:59 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3946 on: August 22, 2019, 01:18:33 PM »
Paid for it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3947 on: August 22, 2019, 01:38:31 PM »
I put a leather and canvas backpack on the backrest (sissybar) that I put on my Indian Scout.
After I sprayed it inside and out with silicone tent waterproofer (and let that dry), I cut off the shoulder straps at the top of the backpack and cut off the padded parts of the straps.
I put a nylon buckle on one strap and did a test fit. The handle at the top of the backpack goes over the top of the sissybar and rests on the backrest pad.  The straps go around each upright tube of the sissybar and then buckle together behind the seat.
I cut off the excess strap and melted the ends.
I rode with it all afternoon and evening - it didn't move a bit!!  Frogg Togg jacket, extra gloves, and plenty of room for other things.
I may replace the friction buckle with a seatbelt type buckle... if I decide to take it off and on.



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I regret to inform you of the turn of events reguarding this issue... I humbly refer you to: http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=6281.0
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3948 on: August 22, 2019, 01:40:16 PM »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3949 on: August 22, 2019, 01:46:09 PM »
Cookie has it. But is denying us the joy of seeing it. Fecking Mods.
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