What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Finally remembered to get some MIG gas then ground and rewelded the cocky shit welds on the DR pannier brackets.
    Adjusted the gear lever another poofteenth with a large shifter (removed it first :nod)
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  2. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Created a bit more usable space..hoiked all the hornet nests out and squished the redbacks.
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  3. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    found out that a cause of oil pressure light coming on and forward motion ceasing is sometimes a lack of fuel to turn the oil pump drive unit, five km short of holbrook on the Jingellic road and 200km short of odometer on the Weestrom ticking over 100K. looks like it will be next weekend. My next bike has a reserve tap, far more accurate than the LED bars on the Wee's dashboard
  4. AusMuppet

    AusMuppet Adventurer

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    Oh nice, you can fit 14 cans of watered down yeast! Winning.
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  5. Scottyx

    Scottyx Been here awhile

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    Well it took longer than I thought for someone to be mean about the beer I drink.

    But fair enough I get it and deserve it.

    It's the only cans I have in the fridge to run the test. If I drink a big boys beer while I'm away it should make up for it right.
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  6. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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    Finished the VTR250...now will I sell, rego, scapheap ride :dunno:dunno:dunno
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  7. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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    Screen, Kriega 0s-combo 12 , mirrors and ready for rego:
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  8. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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  9. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    You cant use that for a scraper!!!
    Youd be the laughing stock with the least crapper scrapper :lol3
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  10. AusMuppet

    AusMuppet Adventurer

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    Oil pump upgrade in my KTM 570. New Blaise Racing pump gears as well to replace the OEM plastic ones.

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  11. DOREY76

    DOREY76 Been here awhile

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    Giving the big girl a service after a successful Simpson double before the long haul home to Freo...
    Fuel bladder system worked a treat, sucking the 30L of fuel forward from the rear bladders. Small things to help conserve energy!!

    Attached Files:

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  12. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I removed the right hand fairing panel to take a peek at the engine on the 125. 4 valve shim under bucket design. 8000km service checks on the shims. Goes like a rocket compared to a pushrod style engine 125.

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  13. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Transition to retirement

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    Took Monster out to make some noise. Froze.
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  14. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    clocked the DL650 over 100,000km, just out of Morven on the way home from a short ride round the Mullengandra-Wymah, Talmalmo, Woomargama, Holbrook loop.
  15. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    I broke in the VFR800 today...we now understand and respect each other :D
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  16. chicky

    chicky BMW Rider

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    Fitted the new throttle cables to the R1150gs....wow what a difference it is,just like a new bike

    Cheers..
    Chicky. Sunny Red Cliffs
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  17. ajs18s

    ajs18s ARTE et MARTE

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    Hey Chicky, the usual questions, how long does if take? Is it difficult and how much for a new cable. Did you do the job of the cuff or follow directions in a right up? I think that it is a job I need to tackle soon.
    Cheers mate.
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  18. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Wheels of the RD250, stripped the tyres so I can replace them but first, they are going to the wheel builder to have the spokes replaced with stainless. I was thinking about alloy rims but, chrome is how they came and the wheels are pretty good. Save alloy wheels for the 350. IMGA0251.JPG

    I also noticed that, after 45 years, the cush drive rubbers have lost both their cush and their rubber. Reckon whilst I'm there I'll spring for new ones.

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  19. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    While we're on the subject of deteriorated rubber... This is the 'rubber' that sits on top of the fork spring of a 2003 WR250f:

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    This is what one of mine looked like when I pulled the fork apart today:

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    The other one was intact, although also lacking the cush and rubber traits. Worst. Maintained. Bike. Ever. Not by me.

    Gorgeous bike btw (the above RD), would have to be close to the top of the christmas tree for a lot of us that are old enough to have seen them around, back in the day.
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  20. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Built in obsolescence :umph
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