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What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Pulled out all the FE650 bits to disappear with the bike, I reckon there'd be over $2K of odds and ends, plastics, bearings, seals, rod, filters, gaskets, tyres etc etc. I then took Big Berg for a short blat around the yard for the memories, and might give it a scrub and shine tomorrow before it goes.





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    The missus' HE300RS stickers turned up in the mail today, so stuck them on, another job done. Matches her DR now, its got HE650RS stickers, and my DR is HI790RS :-)
  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    We will have to go for a skinny bike ride down there soonish

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  3. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    The 650 would of been a incredible machine
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  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Not was, is, and not sold without regret :( but its time....
    Compared to a 950, they are equal, or the 650 is maybe a bit quicker, to 100 kph, then the 950 pulls away based on a few drag races a few years ago. But on some tight single, no contest, snotty fire trail, forget about it....

    Buyer has, IIRC, 6 bergs now, and this will almost complete his collection, and he's down the coast, and as it happens, not far from @GodSilla. I may have the opportunity to refresh my memories from time to time in the months to come too, its going to a good home.

    :2cry:(:cry:hack:(::p3rry

    Moving on... :D
  5. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    So I get this cold call from a guy in Melbourne. He’d seen my yellow ct90 I’m restoring/building. He asks if I’d be interested in doing one up he and his father owns. He tells me the full story about his older brother and the fun they used to have on this bike(a ct90)his Dad bought for them for some $90 many years ago. He goes on a bit about his brother losing his struggle with the Black Dog. He tells me the bike is nearby my place and would I be happy to pick it up and bring it back to standard. A bit emotional stuff here. He tells me the bikes tank leaks fuel, not been started for many many years, has some unusual front forks and has a very large rear sprocket. So today I go to his parents place and get said bike. Dad was the nicest person, we both had our masks on and after loading up bike mum who is sight impaired? says hello from the porch steps. So I get home and look look it over. This is the same model I’ve got in shed ready to do up.
    This bike kicks over very nicely, has compression and oil(bit dirty but). I put some fuel in tank and fuel leaks out cracked hose at carbie. Do a rough fix of that. Take out carbie bowl screw and inject some fuel till it runs out clean. Connect a battery. See spark at points. Pull out spark plug. Test plug. Refit plug. Give her a few/very few kicks and it springs to life. I get my phone out and do a very short video of bike running. I kill motor.
    I send video of running bike to this guy and his dad. Very emotional.
  6. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Onya Beet, you have a heart of gold.
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  7. TenereMark

    TenereMark Where are we????????

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    Good one, Beet.
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  8. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well done @Beet
    That's positive Karma points right there.

    Kiwirich
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  9. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    That's a nice thing you've done.
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  10. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    The fun just got serious- LOL. All going along well. D8747463-85A7-4570-85C5-C7EEA06B6FB2.jpeg
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  11. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Various tasks on the DR
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    New battery in the Ten12
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    FIND the battery in postie 2:D
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    Wheel out of GSA for repair
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  12. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Removed tyres and started tidy up of rims/wheels. Only 2 spokes broken in back wheel. All going good. 5A8DB5F3-CEDE-4688-9F92-B1A9EBF5781E.jpeg 1772F373-2B92-4191-BCBE-BEF9F3FDC442.jpeg C08141FB-D028-4439-ABB9-AFD7F53DE945.jpeg
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  13. OzCRU

    OzCRU Long timer

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    Love the blue scrapper shirt @Beet wear mine all the time in the shed!! :clap
  14. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Getting ready to ride...
    Chasing some electrical gremlins on the GSXR
    And some regualr maintenance on the 701
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  15. nevgriff64

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    Try Mick Hone Suzuki - bought plenty of part from him and that included 1980's KLR650,Tenere's, Transalps etc.

    He's one of those dealers that doesn't mind a challenge of finding parts for the older bikes and prices are always brilliant.

    Couldn't recommend him enough.
  16. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Just checked Uncle Dan's road to recovery.
    You have plenty of time still.:baldy
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  17. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Any chance if the tank still off the 701 get a measurement of length/diameter of the twin plug coil please?
  18. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    I've stared at that GSXR for a while and I couldn't quite work out what was wrong with it.














    And then I realised its not in my garage. :lol3
  19. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    All back together today but I might be at the Husqvarna dealer tomorrow so if I remember I'll measure one for you
  20. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    No problems, long term project on this end.