What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Woulda been heaps cheaper to get your hands dirty...
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  2. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Spending some time in my second home ...vietnam

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    PAck me spares , and I'm off into boon docks

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  3. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Started tearing down my seized 2003 WR250 that isn't as seized as I (or the guy I bought it off) thought, but it's very tight. Hmmm. Still, the bike needs a thorough going over so I'll tear it all down to components and take it from there. Depending on what's wrong with the engine (any common causes of tightness with these engines? it holds coolant and the plug is fine, no oil leaks) it could end up with a DT200 engine in it. I've poured some oil down the plug hole and will let it sit overnight.
  4. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Rode it and took some photo's.
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  5. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    Put 28ltrs of white vinegar into the tank of my XT600Z that I am restoring, at 60 cents per ltr this is the cheapest rust remover ever!
    Regards Eric
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  6. Scottyx

    Scottyx Been here awhile

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    I did the same to mine over xmas for about a month or so but with 20L

    Came out perfect but didn't look great before I did it.
  7. AusMuppet

    AusMuppet Adventurer

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    I started pulling down the chassis of my XTZ project and started getting ready to reassemble the engine.
    I'm pretty keen to get it back up and running. I originally bought it 6 or so years ago, running and registered as a daily rider and for weekend getaways. Not long after I bought it, I collected a kangaroo at speed and the bike then became a bit of a fix'er upper. Been sitting untouched for years and now I've decided that she may as well get some "from the ground up" love now that my KTM project is just about done.

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  8. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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  9. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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  10. gusthedog

    gusthedog Been here awhile

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    Cheap is $20 mate. Not $400

    A true KLR rider would have a milk crate he stole for free!
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  11. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    I paid $350. I reckon that's cheap. Got plenty of milk crates in the workshop storing selections of pipe fittings etc but they're not:
    a. Waterproof or
    b. Secure

    I ride my bike daily and need to leave it outside the shop and post office most days. Too many light fingered toe rags around to leave my laptop in a milk crate.

    Mick
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  12. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Bunnings. Big selection at the right price. This one on Lucy cost me $26 from memory...

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright-465-x-360-x-175mm-safe-case_p5810252
  13. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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  14. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Don't you just love steel gear levers. I added 30mm to the the DR Bigs lever to suit my Big size 14 hoof!
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  15. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Yep, had one of those on until I swapped over to the ally box. Did a 7 week trip to Tassie with it. Can't fit my helmet in it and it's actually a touch too wide so my pannier lids foul on it when I open them. Plus, fiddling around with the padlocks is a pain when you have to swing by the shops and post office every afternoon on the way home. Also impressed by the fact that it came with a monokey plate so I can remove it in seconds if required. Was happy with the plastic Bunnings case, but happier again with the ally case.

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  16. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I unleashed the fury of 11kw. I had forgotten what a drag running in a small bike is. The upside is, it only used 2.8L per 100km. It is faster than a 125 scooter.

    26 pages of the owners manual are devoted to. On how to use the ignition key.

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  17. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    I had a Yam R15 (150cc) for a month or so. Isn't the light weight a blast.
  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The handling and brakes on this thing is pretty amazing for a small bike. With very little horsepower, you really need to keep your cornering speed as high as possible.

    Still running it in. So cannot use all the rev range. Red line is 11,500 rpm. Rev limiter supposed to cut in at 13,000 rpm. The stroke on this thing is a massive 40mm :)

    I was also thinking while riding today. Can I shoe horn a 600 single into this frame ?

    Update. I rode the 125 around the Channel TT this morning. Mighty impressive little bike. Holds it speed up long hills. I have traveled over 250 km and the fuel gauge is still showing over half full or 2.5L per 100 km

    I am sure Nev's milk crate would make a softer seat than the stock one.

    I reckon the naked version GSXR 125 would make a good replacement for the CT110 as tiddler tourer.

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  19. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Supermono - I like the way you think:super
  20. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Pulled the engine out of the 2003 WR250 yesterday and tonight pulled the head off to see what's causing the tightness and found out it's the big end bearing. Suppose I'll have to order a whole new crank by the look of it? Never pulled apart a 4-stroke before.

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