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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 got this late yesterday. Just doing a little tidy up for grandkids to learn clutch and gears. It runs but needs a tidy and tune.
    Where do others get their old type spares?? - need front brake cable at this stage.
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  2. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    You are a good man Beet, your grandkids have the best grandad.
    Keep posting please.

    My grandparents lived across the road and they were indifferent, my grandfather was always drunk, my parents were bastards.
    I am the second youngest of eight and lucky that almost all of my siblings are great, just one brother is a prick.
    We had a tough abusive and intimidating upbringing but we managed to break the cycle.
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  3. Rocking Horse

    Rocking Horse Self funded bludger

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  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  6. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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  7. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Thanks guys for all the help, advise and compliments. regards.
  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Beet, you may be surprised what you can still get from a Suzuki dealer. Lots of stuff may be generic across a range of models, so they keep making it.

    SuziParts? Lots comes up with a quick google which aren't related (Suzi parts - I had a girlfriend of that name when I was much younger. hhhmmm, parts) Got a copy of Old Bike? Or old copies of Two Wheels, AMCN etc?

    I don't know about Suzuki but, they may have a national 'dead stock' inventory. I used Yamaha's version to assemble the various bits required to make a new throttle cable for my RD.
  9. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Whereas a cricket ball in the nuts, or a falcon are another matter entirely.
    :-)
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  10. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    True that Steve, Corey quotes several brands part numbers instantly, and knows what shelf to look on...
    Uncle Joe is/was pretty sharp also.
  11. Spanky McKanky

    Spanky McKanky Spanky

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    Hi Beet,

    You could try Mick Hone Motorcycles in Mont Albert - Melbourne.
    He carries a lot of spare parts for older model Suzuki's.
    If he doesn't have it I'm sure he'd be able to tell you who does.
    Hope this helps.
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  12. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Did a bit more IT stuff today, as most days at the moment.

    This will upset the purists. But as I'm only going to rec reg the bike and it will be ridden, the original speedo will stay in a box and I'm not fussed about having a $100 glass headlight on the bike.

    So. After a lot of messing around fabricating brackets for light, speed and shroud.

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  13. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Yeah, I've been getting bits and pieces off them since before Corey was born, and when I was involved with CORC, used to catch up with them when Corey was racing. They give me the run of the back, which I don't think everyone gets access to, and the combined knowledge of Corey and Joe as to what they have and where it is always impresses. Pricing isn't always a bargain, but I guess they have to pay for all the space somehow.
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  14. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    You new it would happen!! Did my own cable basically. A little drilling a little taping and some butchery of old cable - done.
    Question for those in the know - bike starts runs but is a little slow/hesitant first off. Goes like a cut snake but down low not so great. I’m thinking the exhaust/expansion chamber needs a clean out. Any advise welcome. Thanks D09178A8-D2AF-40FD-91E0-9F52DDC9CDE1.jpeg 4ACDF713-68FB-4DDC-8993-0BA1565856C3.jpeg
  15. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Might be a bit lean with that pipe maybe. Ritchen up on the screw, in 1/4 turn, and give it a try. Might need to lift the needle one step too?

    Check for air leaks around the carby - barrel. Check float level. Did you give the carby a clean out Beet, looks like it might have been sitting round for a while.

    If it has the crank seals might have cracked and need replacing.

    Dave
  16. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Gave carby a nice clean, was in like new condition. Thanks for ideas.
    Stay tuned - LOL
  17. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Setup my new Adventure backpack with bladder and communications.
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  18. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    A good mate who I haven't seen for ages comes around, proudly showing off his grandson, 6 years old. We're out in the shed talking shit when the little fella comes running up with a sheet of stickers that the wife gave him.
    We then have to decorate the bike to keep him happy. Sigh....Wife's killing herself laughing.

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  19. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Another club ride
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  20. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Major service done, valves, fluids, chain, spark plug, got everything to 0
    and rego transfered, long way home

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