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What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Wollongong,N.S.W.
    HNY?.
    Short for HONEY:feelgood:hmmmmm
  2. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Melbourne - AU
    :photog

    But nah!
    Andrew2 likes this.
  3. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Don't forget some piccies of your trip Alfons:thumb
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  4. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Made a bit of a protection/mount for my newish Zumo XT.
    Great GPS, big step ahead of the previous models. Was always just a little worried about edge protection, looked a little vulnerable.
    Had looked on the net for something like a silicon sleeve, a couple of 3d printed ones around but didn't think they would fit the bill.

    So I made this. Also adds just a little bit more security as you have to use a tool of some description to release it. Yes, I know it needs a lock on the RAM mount.
    20210103_191901.jpg 20210103_191907.jpg 20210103_202337.jpg 20210103_202355.jpg 20210103_202411.jpg
    WILL_S, tripodtiger, braaap! and 9 others like this.
  5. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Burwood, VIC, Australia
    Nice job. Do you have a metal sheet folder?
  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    No mate. All welded sections.
    AusGoFar likes this.
  7. billyt53

    billyt53 Phast Phossil

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    739
    Location:
    Sydney - Nth Subs

    Needs to be a bit more heavy duty!!!!:photog
  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    3mm was the thinnest I had at home, so is what it is.
    Anything under 2 kg is lightweight isn't it?
  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Location:
    looking for a smaller house & bigger shed.
    After having a great time at Mac Park last weekend, I ended up buying yet another project:pep Like I need yet another one??!!!

    I had started to save for a P5 Unlimited project - I've got heaps of XS11 bits collecting dust and insects and the chain drive conversion plates are available.... you can see where I'm going, I expect.

    All I've done is change the order of business. Instead of saving for an engine to be built, I bought a stalled project.
    Chain drive XS11. Period 5 Unlimited. It's 'adventure riding' of a different type.:ricky

    I wont bore you here, except to say it's not for me to do much of the work required. I'll be paying for this one to be done properly. If all goes well, ie money and the time of those doing the work, it may be running within a year.


    In the mean time, anyone interested in a Triumph Sprint ST for not a lot?
    Boxa and bigborett like this.
  10. numbat

    numbat Long timer

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    Northern Rivers NSW OZ
    A year will give you time to build up muscles for wrestling the big girl.
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  11. david61

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

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    Take WR to park at airport for 2 weeks while at work. Wrap up in bike cover securely. 2 weeks in sun with cover pulling down on screen leads to this:photogTime for new one...

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  12. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    I took one of my bikes ( WR 450 F ) in for a trade in valuation , the valuer said he'd never seen a WR with that many K's (20,000) on it and offered an appropriately lower sum . I accepted as the change over is what I was expecting any way , plus having bought 3 bikes from this shop previously , I know they look after us customers with after sales service second to none . My wife even didn't put up much of an argument , I expected one as it's my 3 rd new / almost new bike in 6 years . New bike time :clap .
    BygDaddee, Wodger63, Kiwirich and 2 others like this.
  13. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Fitted some final bits on the berg that I've been sitting on.. rear brake switch, new aftermarket CE headlight switch.
    20210109_140815.jpg
    20210109_140821.jpg Then chased the wiring for the thermo fan from the manual switch on the bars ( the 'light' switch) looking for a break as the fan didn't work. Damn, the wiring is tucked in tight around and between the radiator frame and fuel tank. Dicked around for a while, seemed to have power where it should at switch etc
    Last thing, checked power across both sides of the inline fuse. Fuse looked fine, but was dead. Replaced it, working fan! Always the simple things huh.
    Kiwirich, a2zworks and Oldfatbeerman like this.
  14. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Knowing you as little as I do, I thought that the power switch would be permanently on WILD.
    Wodger63 and Kiwirich like this.
  15. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Nah, I'm scared to ride this now. Given how I've replaced all plastics and everything, scared to scratch it off I fall off.
    Oldfatbeerman and a2zworks like this.
  16. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    Added these

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    + 1 green spring
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    Gets me this at the arse

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    Oh and moving this up 1 hole helped
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    flinders_72 likes this.
  17. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Murtoa, Australia
    Wodger63 likes this.
  18. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    What did you trade the WR in on?
    Pictures or it didn't happen. :1drink
  19. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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    The blue one
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  20. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    No photo of hand over.
    Took this project back to owners. Done all I can and to be honest am/was over it. Happy to do it all but, learnt and had fun. A137BB13-637C-4FFD-BA81-59B0C4DE5131.jpeg