What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. Steppy

    Steppy Been here awhile

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    When I picked up my Sporty after it was converted to a trike I pointed out that the belt looked to be too tight. Tony from TC Customs explained that it was correct using the 45 degree twist method. I used the same method when I installed the 31 tooth front pulley and it seems to be working fine.
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  2. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    How did you know Mouse had a pony tail?
  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I am conjuring a mental picture of that up in my mind... :hmmmmm


    all I can come up with is this... :deal


    :photog:rofl:imaposer
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  4. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Took these rotton effing All Balls seals / Pistons outa my 6 to 5 after yrs of sponge cake brake...

    OME seals and Pistons fitted, brakes are now harder than a cryptic crossword !
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    Fitted this motoz mountain X hybrid to 6 to 5 , best tyre to date 16 yrs ,,,,for hooking up the angry beast on loose technical terrain , sticky on the black top to boot,

    Bags out real nice when glider fuel reduced....for goat trax.

    Let's see how it's wears..
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  5. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Fired my long suffering 500CR up for the first time today. 3rd kick..
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  6. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    oh yeah,,,,, nice.
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  7. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    That looks awesome Frenchy, bet your looking forward to riding it.
  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    I am mate. Really should put tyres on it before I ride it properly though. I think the original 40 year old Trelleborgs might throw a knob or two.
    Forgot how much the big bores vibrate. Bbbbbbbangbbbbbbbangbangbbbbbbbbangabangabangbang.
  9. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Headed up to Mt Mee at 4.30 this morning to catch up with the boys for a dirt squirt ride. 1st time on the 350 for about 6 months, bike felt a bit alien to get back on but the ground hasn't changed, it's still hard. Made it back home in time for lockdown.

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  10. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Hahaha, you thought ya had trouble seeing before.
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  11. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Gates Krickit.

    If you can't find the spec then test all the perfectly within tolerance bikes at the dealer.
  12. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    With a container of water they are easy to calibrate...
  13. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Enjoy ya lockdown:ksteve
  14. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I rode my 350 for the first time in ages too...

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  15. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    looked at the krikit but couldn’t find any spec for it online and yeah, I could go sample the yard but slack.

    did buy myself an eBay thing for $35 and it is in spec - surprisingly tight and I don’t know about passing the 45 degree test, it takes a lot of twist to get 45 degrees out of it.

    oh yeah, ot, I spent the day yesterday discovering why dirt bikes are so much fun - polished the Harley including my very chrome wheels.
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  16. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Went for a ride, 1st ride since mid April.

    Between lockdowns and shitty rain or a whinging wife wanting to go for a drive there haven't been too many opportunities for a ride.
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  17. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Nothing again. All this waiting for parts has seen me a bit pissed off with the whole thing.
    Made worse by a box sitting in London for nearly 3 weeks before I discovered it hadn't moved. Apparently stuff from a seller, in the UK at least, now needs a 'tariff code' to be exported.
  18. gusthedog

    gusthedog Been here awhile

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    Road my Himalayan to Shepparton to get the Pfizer. Half an RDO. Quite a pleasant if not cool way to spend a morning.

    On the plus side my phone reception was much better on the way home. Must be the 5g chips in the vaccine......
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  19. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    lots as in lockdown and cant go anywhere

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    yeh i got a triumph but not that model
  20. PeasantFarmer

    PeasantFarmer Been here awhile

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    Not my bike, but the youngest blokes TTR125 on Sunday am - together we removed the very bent rear brake lever & straightened it. He put it back on & then we set the rear sag and adjusted the rear damping & front preload. Adjusted the chain, lubed everything. First time working on bikes since my last back surgery, I don’t know a lot but it’s good fun passing what knowledge I have to an interested and capable kid.
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