What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Geez, look who stuck his head in the door. Still got my 950, 10 years to the day today since I first registered it. This will be its last rego this year. 130k on it & going great. Going to retire it next year when it runs out of rego & park in the shed 'cause I bought another one last week with 44k on it. Was my brothers, already has the 2-1 & extra 14L of fuel at rear. Should keep me going till I've had enough!
  2. LC8TY

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

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    Sweet mate, 130K is impressive. I've got alot of riding to do to catch up.
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  3. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    I just come back down to the house from my shed , I am about halfway through fitting an ICO Trip Meter to my 690 along with a 7" Tablet for Multiple duties with a Navigation bent .
  4. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    This is what a shed should look like IMO. The original '04 with 130km, the "new one" with 44k & the wr that I've just finished replacing all the chassis bearings, repairing wiring etc to practice falling off on. Seems to be working. Got the WR going for a test lap around the track at home & already managed to fall off & tear off a indicator. P9090229.JPG
  5. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    WHAT. You only plan on doing another 100,000k? HUH?
  6. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Been looking at my number$. Might buy another newish bike again soon. A single.
  7. Mickalmus

    Mickalmus Long timer

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    Took it off the trickle charger and rolled it out of the way so I could mow under where it sits.
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  8. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Nah, But I might have trouble getting on & off the big unit by then so I might have to buy some sort of soft old man's bike from the other side of the Austrian border.:muutt
  9. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Bottom of the barrel and still digging
    Looked at them and mulled a few things over...
    The SE needs a decent set of off road rubber, RWC inspection, Vic reg and presentation at Vic Roads to get it.... trailer job.
    The 690 has a busted seat
    The 505 has some engine issues
    The F800 needs new chain and sprockets

    Its cold, wet, shit Melbourne weather.
    the fire is going inside, gf on the couch, bugger it, the bikes can wait.
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  10. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Replaced this

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    Bloody thing failed 15km from Hill End. Knocked the retaining tab back and could undo the nut with my fingers. It's locktited on now, with the tab... and torqued to 140Nm.
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  11. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Stealth B52 Bomber. - Reply for Gateman
  12. MODNROD

    MODNROD Pawn of Petty Tyrants

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    BEFORE (yesterday morning) ..........

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    and AFTER this afternoon, (air filter, fuel filter, oil and filter, 1/2 tub of grease, 1/2 dozen cleaning rags, airshifter wiring, quickshifter wiring, Gearsack frame for future touring, different intake stacks, airbox mod.........you know, the usual! :D )

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    Now I just need to wear it out.
    :clap
    Maybe see you out there.
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  13. LC8TY

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

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    I picked the 530 up from the engine rebuilder/tuner today and started the break in process. I had forgotten how good this thing hauls.
    Tomorrow I'll dust off some of the adventure gear I've had for this bike but didn't use, all this 500/501 talk has been interesting.
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  14. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Great to see you getting back into it .
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  15. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Transition to retirement

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    Suffered some cold, a shower and financial pain. Rode into town (we can ride/drive to an inspection unregistered) for an inspection and paid the bribe money the state government takes annually plus some extra transfer tax.

    Weird to be on a trail bike again and even weirder that it is so quiet and low powered. New acquisition - 2015 CRF250L that a young bloke bought new just to get his license - 3700 klms so just run in?. Already spent more money and researching items that are round, black and knobbly. Rear shock and fork jobs to do but still need to measure the second milk crate I have to see if it will fit under the bike.
  16. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    my Big has been off the road for 2 years. I put a new piston, rings, valves and guides plus a rebore in it. Fired it up tonight!
    ill run it in tomorrow then put historic plates on it.
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  17. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Cooking carbs on cold rainy Saturday Arvo.

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  18. breil

    breil Been here awhile

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    IMG_1878.JPG Put on a non slip pillion seat cover it worked a treat
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  19. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    What size cleaner is that? i just ordered a 3l to do the same thing but it will be close with one carb.
  20. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The cleaner I used today is a 6 Litres.

    I think 3 litres is good size for one carb. It is not really how much water it holds. But how deep the container is more important.

    Edit. Just had a look in the garage. it is actually 9L