What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer

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    Feet are all good... but the ladies are all getting new shiny 'shoes' :)

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  2. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Ran the bike down for a dyno.
  3. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer

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    and I'm chasing a parasitic drain on the new/old 640...
    Strip off all the bodywork and trace the loom I guess, boring!
  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    The 570?

    How'd it compare to 450?
  5. craig525

    craig525 KTM NUT

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    :imaposer image.jpeg Fork seals light weight oil changed back to standard springs front and back and just stand there and admire
  6. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Nooo Jak, the 450. Anyway watta you care, your getting rid of the 570? :fpalm

    The 570 is going next week. :nod
  7. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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  8. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Ha, 570 staying for now - it was hard to resist the newy.
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  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    First post in this thread, thought this might be of interest to others.

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    The missus rides a KLX300 in the bush. She's getting a DR for Christmas and been doing a couple of 'ADV' rides on her KLX to get into the idea. She needed better mirrors than the ones fitted for rego purposes. I'd fitted a couple of 'proper' ones to the usual places, lever perches, which are vulnerable in an off and don't always offer a good view, elbows etc. So I came up with the idea of hacking up a bit of aluminium bar, drilling and tapping a few holes and adapting the mirrors to the barkbusters. They stick out a bit further than otherwise for a better view, and fold away simply for the tighter going. Done this to a couple of bikes now and works good.

    Her DR frame is not long back from the powder coating and ready for assembly.

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  10. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    So you say the bike is for her, and you get the OK to spend the money doing up a bike?

    Up there for thinking...


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  11. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

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    Replaced bent front wheel.
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    This wheel has already had dings rolled out after a Flinders Ranges trip 7 years ago.

    Replacement found on Evilbay for $160.
  12. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

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    This is what it looked like after Flinders trip.

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    It's had a flogging. Will get it rerolled next year and use it for emergency use.
  13. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Hey Steve, were you running lower pressures when you got the rim dings ?
    I regularly run tubeless cast wheels on the dirt but since I usually have road based tyres fitted I don't deflate in the dirt.
    Just curious.
  14. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

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    I've never aired down my tyres, mainly as I've only owned road bikes. It would be a pain to pump them up again on the side of the road.
    On the dirt I just slide slip slither wobble all over the place with the occasional gravity failure thrown in for shits and giggles.
    And I don't stand up either.

    It's good to see a Harley rider getting his bike dirty as well.
  15. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    I don't stand on my roadies either.
    And over the last 3 years with the Lowrider and it's "mid position" pegs, it would be even harder to try !

    I have swapped a 350 Enfield with my brother, I now have his 2006 Wee-Strom with only 22,000 kms on the clock.
    I thought I'd rest the Hog from the harder stuff for a while.
    So, I might try this standing up stuff. :D
  16. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Been here awhile

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    '06 wee 'strom with only 22k.
    I can see why you wanted to know about my dings.
    The wheel from the Flinders trip was bent on a cattle grid at about 80kph. It still held air so rode it home with no problems, apart from losing 5psi over 24 hours.
    The current dings I've no idea what I hit, but they were about 12 months apart. The fact that they're on the same side and so close together is weird. It loses about 3psi over a week. It's fine with a tube fitted. I'll get it re rolled sometime next year. Then I'll have spare front & back wheels. I'll have to get another set of front discs as well.

    'Stroms are prone to having naps as well. I've learned not to try and hold them, I just bail out now and worry about the carnage when the dust settles.:muutt
  17. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Fitted a new speedo to R65LS. 00000 must mean it is a new bike :D

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  19. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    I need a at least 2 of those.

    All of mine have had 00000 on the clock ..................a coupla times. :evil
  20. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find........fuel

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    Hey, long time no see.
    Its been a while since this old beast has seen daylight, Sept 2015 acording to the GPS.
    Working through some minor issues and maintainance then it should be ready for some new adventures.
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