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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    I have been noticing lately, on dusk, how little visual presence bikes have in half light particularly dual headlight bikes on low beam. At this time of year I tend to be getting home at this time after a ride. So I invested 23 Ebay dollars and did this. There are plenty of prefab options available but I already had the Barkbusters and relished the opportunity to, yet again, prove I am shit at soldering. :umph

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  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    8 days have elapsed since the last post here, and this is currently residing on the 3rd page. Does this mean no-one has ridden a bike for over a week?:confused

    I went for a midweek explore with my neighbour today, me on my TTR250R, him on his CRF250 Rally.

    We went for a look up the back of my place in the mountain wilds, it was a great ride eh. I got to look down over the Bega Valley from the crown of Pigeon Mtn (look it up) and managed to fall off on the way down (mostly due to a puncture I picked up on the way up:shog), a first gear tumble and just a popped blinker for my trouble.

    We'll be doing it again soon I think.:-) A fantastic day out, 4.5 hours mostly riding and 48 k's covered. Yes, it was rough.:muuttBut it was fun, and that's what counts.
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  3. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I went for a 5 hr 250 klm ride, then come home and washed the bike.
    How's that @GodSilla ?
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  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That's cool mate. At least we got out and rode eh. Your ride must have been a bit smoother than mine though, I got heaps of granite rocks for my troubles.
  5. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I just looked at my KTM 640A today. And thanked her for getting me home safe and sound from a 2,400 km to the Flinders Rangers last week.

    But I rode the V-Strom to work.
  6. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Took the outfit with the Mrs for a spin to SA and back. Great ride but next year where gonna take 2 weeks to do it just so we can smell the roses image.jpeg
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  7. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    And I went over there too. Left home on Friday morning, got home Monday arvo. Does that count?
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  8. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    No pics because you all know what a WR250F looks like and my shed's a mess, but today I started reassembling mine after tearing it down to the frame over the past couple of weeks. As I've said elsewhere "Worst. Maintained. Bike. Ever.". I've so far spent just under $900 on parts, not including a new crank and gear shift shaft (both required). Getting the old bearings out without damaging what they're sitting in has been an absolute PITA, especially the linkage and swingarm bearings, which were all dry and rusty. Soaking for a week in WD40, degreaser and CLR, heating, freezing, ultrasonic cleaning and a big hammer have all been required. PLUS it's another bike I've bought that's had the gear lever welded to the shaft. Thankfully this time it was just a couple of blobs that needed to be ground off.

    The good news is that the frame, shock and wheels are all in good nick, even though the front wheel was missing a spoke and half of them are loose.
  9. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Had to stop and take a photo of this.
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  10. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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  11. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Did a lunch run Sunday up Macquarie Pass then down Jambaroo Mt Rd to Jambaroo Pub and home, 100 odd Ks, good fun.

    I road to work this morning, 38ks of daredevil riding in amongst dickhead commuters but I got to test my newly acquired $25 Chinese wind deflector, I have to say I'm pretty impressed for the money I will need to modify the rubber thingys that stop you from scratching your screen, but apart from that it's pretty good.
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  12. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Even worse, @LOFTYBOB , the trip comes to the magic three digit number as well!!!!! (3+3; 9-3; 9-3)...

    Run for the hills Andrew2.
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  13. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Got home from ktm rally around 6 last night..
    All I've done after near 7000kms is take the swag and giant loop bag off.
    The SE is filthy... entire bike is caked in red dust and grime, chain and sprockets loaded up with old chain lube and dirt, swingarm similarly filthy.
    Got to clean it but raining, so no hitting it with the pressure washer and degreaser today.....
    A weekend project if the rain eases.
  14. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Crap. After my visit to the urologist yesterday you could be right.He wasn't exactly full of good news:(
  15. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Oh no, now I feel terrible.
  16. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    All good mate:thumb. Funny thing is I've just lost 6 kgs too:shog. What's with all the 6's:dunno. And I've just temporarily started a new part time job working,wait for it........5 hours a day:lol3. Phew:knary
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  17. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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    Here you go @Andrew2
    Angel Numbers - Number Sequences - Repeating 6's 6 66 666 6666. ... The repeating Angel Number 66 is a message to trust the Universe and your angels with supporting and assisting you in achieving and manifesting your desires in regards to your home, family, social and personal life.
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  18. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Almost finished the boss's DR build, ready for testing/tuning/rego anyway.

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  19. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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  20. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    :thumb:thumb
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