What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Went riding in my LGA

    Two riders, same hill.... Different results.



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  2. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Not today, but over the weekend.

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  3. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Looks good Poppy, we're all waiting to get out and camp.
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  4. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    It's over rated Sean, sitting around camp fires with no phone reception, drinking beers and eating food cooked over an open flame under the stars, sharing stories and laughing with your mates.

    We have been pretty lucky mate, feel sorry everyone stuck in lockdown.
  5. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    You been told lately.
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  7. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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  8. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    A bit under 24 hrs since my new Excel rear rim was delivered the wheel is ready to go back on the bike :clap . Both front and rear done now , the original rims both had heavy corrosion issues . 20210810_115014.jpg

    :(

    New nipples and a fresh 606 too made it a nice little 10 th Birthday .
  9. Chuck Thrillseeker

    Chuck Thrillseeker I'll Do It Tomorrow I'm Busy Today

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    Took the Honda for a trip out to explore the White Cliffs Reserve area for a camping trip!...

    ....
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  10. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I'm still struggling with motivation. Can't be bothered getting out on the bike on my own. So I continue tinkering.

    I have to work out how to fit these little doo dads into the slides, as the destructions don't seem to be correct. They are designed to stop turbulence under the slides.
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    Straight cut gear, with new rubbers, is on the new basket. I decided that I'd get a new belville (conical) washer for the end of the crank, as it's the clamping force that allows the water pump to be driven. I wasn't sure that the washer I took off wasn't past it, after 40 years or so.
    I even put in new thrust washers and centre sleeve.

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    TZ throttle. Bigger diameter cam, quicker action. Pass Ducatis sooner. That's the objective. There are a couple in SA that need a good smoking.
    On new Woodcraft clamp on 'bars. Clamp on so I don't have to take the upper yoke off if I bend a 'bar.
    I forgot, I had to fit a new master cylinder assembly. The other one wouldn't fit onto the new 'bars.
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    Moving on to the XS12. It needs a new seat. Starting with the seat base. I'm learning how to fukbreglass now. Maybe that should be how to make a mess with resin and chopped mat. :fpalm
    I've got this far.

    To be fair, this thing has been one of the reasons for being demotivated. I was recently told that the Australian business that (in April) took my money to order some parts for this, hadn't been in contact with the US dealer since 2016.:baldy
    It's okay, they refunded the money during August. I've since got direct to Kibblewhite and ordered them direct. Can't do anything until the head can be assembled.

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    To make my motivation even more distant, the Historic Nationals have been postponed.

    One morning I will wake up and actually feel like jumping on the bike.
  11. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Cleaned the bugs off it. Little trip down south. Dumbleyoung, Margs.
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  12. Chalkie62

    Chalkie62 Been here awhile Supporter

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    New Pirelli Angel GT's fitted. Bike feels new again. It's surprising how you adapt as tyres wear out. Old front Super Corsa was almost triangular in profile on both sides as it wore not just the usual road camber side. 20210907_082139.jpg 20210831_125650.jpg
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  13. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    And here I am, can’t wait to get the Angels off my super duke gt because I don’t like that it’s difficult to drop into a corner, I find myself muscling into corners.
  14. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    That`s cos your on a KTM.
    Should get a Prillia !
  15. Chalkie62

    Chalkie62 Been here awhile Supporter

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    It does take a bit more effort than the super corsas but still very linear in feel as it leans over. Maybe the speed triple has a bit more weight on the front end?
  16. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    I did want a Tuono originally but looking at it just wasn’t right for me, I wanted a touring bike.
    I know that you have made them to carry panniers but still it’s a naked.
    If it was between the SD R and Tuono I probably would have gone for the Tuono.
  17. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    I don’t know, soon I’ll try the Michelin Pilot 5 and see what happens, but first I’ll rase the forks in the triples to see it slight change in geometry makes any difference.
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  18. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    First time I rode a SD was up on more open going. Felt great, then came to a tight twisty section, refused to turn, pucker factor very high until I figured it out. Mate's bike too. Lovely thing, but....
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  19. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I think I'm missing out. I keep looking and reading about these modern, big bikes. I always think "too much" of almost everything. I was very happy with a GPz900, until it was killed.
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  20. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    IIRC the 900gpz was the fastest production street bike when it was released in 1984.
    But with emission rules, by 1990 it had lost power.
    I had a brand new one in 1987, loved that bike.