What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    I’d advertised and now got a deposit for my Goldwing. So yesterday I do a big wash and sort everything out for when the transport truck arrives to take it to new owner. Now I’d been working on it over a few months doing a carby kit in between doing other tasks in shed and outside. For the life of me I could not find the battery cover/left side cover. The shed is now extremely clean and tidy after a full day. Still no side cover. Look on net for one for sale. Spoke to a few nice people about possible Leeds. I find there’s 2 left covers in Holland. The dollar converter said some $80 - cool I’ll order one if I can not find it soon. I ring a mate just to chat and he says he’s got a mate in NT who’s got a wrecked GL1000 he’ll ring and ask him. Today I go out and started to look again. This is madness I keep saying to myself. I go up to house to look at old photos hoping I’ll see it somewhere and that will help me locate said sidecover. Photos just confirmed that the bike did come with one. Back to shed. Get ladder out again for the umpteenth time. This time I move ladder to further along mezzanine floor. Climb up ladder and start to look and move stuff. To my left up on top of an air conditioner cover at the highest part of the shed was my lovely/precious/red sidecover.
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  2. Flodder

    Flodder Flodder

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    So you went back up the ladder and had a girls look.:lol3:lol3.
  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Fitted a new sheet to my part blasting cabinet. Shit, I can see the parts now. Bought some new medium but have to fix all the leaks before I add it.
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    Been working on the last few bits for the 375.
    Modified Mal's steering stop to fit. As it's got FZR forks, the new steering dampener was the steering stopper. Not ideal. Still have to shave a bit more off.
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    Shift linkage fitted (I bought a spare too). The shift shaft clamp needs replacing as the spline is too loose.
    The footpeg carries are all done and dusted. I like that I painted the inner carriers black, so they are less obvious.
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    Given that the 375 is nearly done, I've started to clean and paint bits of the Tiger. The frame is even sitting on the engine.
    Bets on how long this will take to get ready for rego?

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    Lastly, had to give the TTR a new battery. Bloody hell it's heavy, after the lithium one I had been using.

    Once the Tiger is done, I can get into the RD250.
    Then the XS.
    Better way to spend retirement than playing golf or fishing.:thumb
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  4. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Took it for a not so quiet ride, the new 6 into 6s would thoroughly discuss Eaglebeak :)

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  5. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    I like being discussed, but I remain disgusted. :rofl
  6. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    Discus?
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  7. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    'allman' ?!
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  8. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Put a Postie rear rack on the Royal Enfield outfit. F8A31E83-A139-4703-9B27-3AD6C37FE5B5.jpeg 08889B8B-C607-4934-BE84-A25B51D32DEC.jpeg
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  9. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Better than you're usual "disgusting" thrower.
  10. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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  11. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    back on track..

    rainy day - good time to clean out the forks and put in new oil. New fork boots, too.

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    Did all this with some new MX boots on in an attempt to break them in
  12. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    I’d say 85 klmh. I’ve put an 18 Tooth counter sprocket on and really hanging out to do a decent ride. Time shall tell.
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  13. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    New hoops for the French tart

    since the oz dollar is crap , my stock of rmatv, D803 Dunlop’s and S 12,s. r all but dissolved
    Won’t cut off an arm to buy in oz

    the 803 is exceptional, that’s got 1200k of v tech single track on it ,, apart from deep sand it still sticks like shite / blanket @ 8.5 psi cold

    Not to floppy @ side wall compared to many of its cousins / ome on the mango free rides etc .


    So giving these two motoz

    hybrid trials a whirl for a change..

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  14. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Rode the Vstrom about 700km. Instead of working on it.
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  15. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    7344E7CB-935F-497F-9D62-196BB9C2EDD9.jpeg New front tyre to other outfit. Was real easy getting the old tyre off with use of hydraulic press. Also put some time into brake carriers to make them have a bit smoother action. Good mornings job.
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  16. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    Nothing to the bike - other than ride it for a good 8 hours (with stops)... to break in my new MX boots. I can (sort of) shift and (sort of) brake in them, and my feet survived without pain, so that's at least two wins.
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  17. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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  18. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Researched parts diagrams and my photos to sort out what goes where during reassembly.

    It's no good keeping bolts together with parts if you later separate them for cleaning and paint. Ya reckon I would've know that.
  19. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  20. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    assembled suck, squeeze, blow section of the little skipper engine, still searching for replacement ignition advance unit.

    green slipped the tourer, smiled a lot as I rode it to and from inspection station
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