What did you do to your bike today thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Well this morning i have replaced the rear wheel bearings,wire brushed the crap of the chain & lubed it,cleaned the air filter,changed the oil & filter & about to go for a quick ride. :wink:

    What did you do to yours?
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  2. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Ignored the bastard as I headed off to work :cry :lol3
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  3. Portly

    Portly Plodder

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    On it at 6 rode till 9 before the day got hot.
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  4. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Swapped the throttle cables. Packed my gear for a ride next weekend.
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  5. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    Culcairn, Greater Hume Shire............
    got on it at 8AM and pissed off to Blayney for fuel, dawdled down to Wyangala, wobbled over to Reeds Flat, tottered through Bigga and on to Crookwell for brekkie, tootled back up through Tuena with a stop at Trunkey Creek to do a QA audit on the beer tap (assessed as acceptable, I only do one tap per trip, cant be too hasty with this stuff) , got home before the wind and heat ramped up to "fan forced"............. lovely day and the Wyangala-Reeds Flat leg needs caution, not because of road condition which is great but there are about 90,000 rabbits and several hundred sheep competing for the vegetation.
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  6. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    Haven't seen it for 6 weeks,hope it's still in the shed.
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  7. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    I put my apprentices to work, they changed my airfilter and regreased my rear axle..
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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    +1

    The lads new (to him) 2011 Suzuki RM 85L came home this week, to replace the 2011 KTM SX65, he rode for the last two seasons.

    So saturday morning was spent in the downstairs shop...

    He helped me;

    re-route the front brake line,
    fit lighter rate front fork springs & re-valve & slot the staunchons through triple clamps 20mm.
    remove rear shock, fit lighter spring, 20mm less preload and less comp damping.
    remove the aftermarket "high saddle" kit, and fit standard saddle foam (25mm lower) and new saddle cover to seat.

    Now the job of "lowering" the 'Zuki is done (*saddle height is now about 45mm lower than before... with Cam's on it)... the idea was to go to the track and try out the new ride...

    ... constant rain last 48 hours and sloppy mud put a damper on that idea. Couple of test runs up the driveway will have to be it... for now.
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  9. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Pulled the head
    ported another
    lapped some valves
    tried 3 carbs
    revved the tits off it on my redneck dyno...missus was upstairs waiting for the bang
    all this chasing my tail so i can rip it up in a couple of weeks

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  10. robbiedobbie

    robbiedobbie Robbiemyboy

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    Rode from Armidale via Gostwyck to Uralla. Then to Bendemeer via retreat, down the range to Neminga to Scone on the dirt. Highway to Cessnock, then on the slab to Tea Gardens, nice to be in the Beach!. Hottest day ever on a bike 47C was the highest but 44C the average. Drank 5 litres of water. 3 schooners in to a projected total of 5 at the pub.:freaky
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  11. curly1

    curly1 Persistent itch

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    Washed the Super Ten.
    Changed front tyre and brake pads on the DR (getting ready for the Tassie trip).
    Went for a lovely ride on the 250's with the missus for a few hours through all the backblocks and lunch at the Theodore pub. (What a bloody bonus having a wife that rides bikes as well!!!
    Cooling down with a nice cold one now.
    Cheers.
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  12. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Piss poor Charlie....piss poor :D
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  13. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    hot one last couple of days eh..
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  14. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Highly paid idiot

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    RideADV Christmas ride. Flogged it home via Bylong. Effing 47 deg as I came though Bylong village. Not nice :cry Shoved it in the garage, closed the door then fell into the pool!! with beer in hand.
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  15. LeglessOne

    LeglessOne Long timer

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    Sat and had a beer and talked to her.

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  16. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    Looked at the DR. Said "it's a DR." And ignored it.
    Looked at the WR. Got pissed about the cdi and decided to ignore it.
    I've got a week of fixing other people's broken ass wrecks to look forward to, without looking at mine today.
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  17. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    What were you talking about just out of intrest?
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  18. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    A big Saturday spent putting a mates young fella's QR50 back together, needed rings and a piston and a carb rebuild, goes ok now.
    Started up the mighty XR600...3 kicks to start but I think the fuel is stale, took it for a rap up the steep side of the hill near my place.
    Then dragged out the Norton which hasn't been touched in a year:cry. New petrol, cleaned the plugs, pulled the oil out of the sump and put it back in the oil tank and kicked ....and kicked....and kicked. Looks like I'm pulling the carbies next weekend when I get home!:lol3
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  19. charlie59

    charlie59 Been here awhile

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    Some of us have to work daz, unfortunately.
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  20. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    With Detlef's expert help:thumb, fixed the ignition fault in the 955- detached wire in the ignition barrel.
    And I've started to replace the pointless torx head bolts that are infuriatingly placed at seemingly random locations around the body work and fittings, with stainless allen head bolts.

    Next, I will have to look at the wiring on the 900, as it seems to have developed a similar fault - sibling rivalry or just sympathy? fucknose.
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