What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    I bought a crappy 3 litre one from SCA.
    Its too shallow and duty cycle too short.
    Burnt one once after just one carb and replaced already.
    Wouldnt bother again, need a proper one!
  2. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    This is very similar to one I used today.

    Ebay
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  3. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    mine is the same in a 3, hope it fits. what do you use in it as a fluid
  4. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    For cleaning alloy, like carburettors. There is a right way and a wrong way. The photo above I used the wrong way. Tiny amount of caustic and dish washing. It gets the job done. But can cause damage by the signs of a white powder forming on the surface.

    The right way. Any brand of woolmix works, woolmix non acidic. Any solution that used for dental & medical ultrasonic cleaning
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  5. OC

    OC Long timer

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    Pinesol or just about any brand of floor cleaner designed to lift oils and soils.
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  6. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    I use a mix of baking soda, white vinegar, dishwashing liquid and water.
    Works brilliantly even in that shitty SCA unit!

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  7. gsjam

    gsjam Been here awhile

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    is baking soda granular
  8. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Bicarb, from the pool shop, same stuff.
    Fine powder.
  9. Gidyup

    Gidyup Lookin' round

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    IMG_1739.JPG New Brake pads for BBetty
    Preventative maintenance is the key
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  10. craig525

    craig525 KTM NUT

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    Nothing because thay are KTM image.jpeg
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  11. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Put something back in the correct place in the shed......................................................then, later on, spent 15 minutes looking for it :fpalm
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  12. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    Gets expensive if you ride em eh? :lol3
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  13. craig525

    craig525 KTM NUT

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    :jackSo true:-):-)
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  14. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    May we live in interesting times. Remind me again. Why I sold the VF for some parts ? Maybe I can build something out of this.

    [​IMG]
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  15. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Fitted some rearsets to my old Duke that i made during the week.
    Went for test-ride to try and get familiar with the GP-shift set-up - a few missed shifts and over-revs:shog

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  16. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    You on night shift again.:imaposer
    Looking good Jak.

    I washed three bikes (that was already more than enough for me), did a couple of filters, tightened a bolt and found that my motard wheels aren't going to fit straight on.:baldy:baldy

    Also discovered that both my airbox lid bolts had pulled the inserts out of the airbox on my 690 while sitting idle.
  17. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    NOTHING !


    Grrrrrrrrrrrrr !
  18. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Still looking after the Graveyard mate:patch

    Not as pretty as the Sato Racing set ($$$$ ouch!) I've got for the Supermono project, but nothing I wanted available for the older model Duke(different frame mounts)
    Coulda done with an AC TIG rather than drilling/tapping/screwing bits together.
    But that's prototyping!:D
  19. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I was wondering why the barrels would not come the BM. Somebody had glued the barrels on. That brown stuff is hard like Araldite to get off.

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    I think the big end bearings are little stuffed after 41 years :) Still have the paint marks on the conrod bolts.

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  20. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    This bike has seen some serious dirt by the amount of under frame damage from large rocks.

    Getting ready for a fancy dress. :)

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