What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Thats odd, I have a 790 duke and find the Angels to be excellent, never found them difficult to turn although the steering is slower than the current Michelin 5's I have on now.

    Actually hate the Michelin 5's, can't wait to put Angels back on, the 5's feel like riding on ice
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  2. Chalkie62

    Chalkie62 Been here awhile Supporter

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    That's the 'ice feeling' I'm trying to get away from. I can deal with a bit more turn in effort. I was going to try Michelin, might try them next. They all wear out so you can always try something different. Used Metzeler M7rr before on other bikes so may try them too.
  3. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    On ice as in not gripping enough? I thought they were supposed to be great in all conditions especially in the wet.

    I swap and change between the SD and the 690 enduro and find that the 690 turns in so well that the first couple of corners feels like I am actually going to fall, then on the 1290 I over shoot until quickly I have to adapt and slow down somewhat.
    I’ll give the 5’s a go and see, like Chalkie62 they are only tyres and they wear out to try another type.
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  4. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    No complaints about the sets I've had on four bikes.
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  5. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The strong winds have eased a little. Down to about 60kph. A short ride to the Triabunna for some fish and chips.
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  6. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Tyres are very personal things, what suits one rider probably won't suit another rider, then add in the bikes geometry and a tyre can have totally different feeling on different bikes
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  7. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    And they don't make 'em like they used to!
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  8. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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  9. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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  10. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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  11. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Like this?
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  12. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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  13. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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  14. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Yes, oil the Chux.

    I oil my filters in a snap-lock bag and then use the Chux to mop up whatever oil is left in the bag.

    Depending on filter/airbox shape I sometimes tuck a corner of Chux up tight between filter and airbox side. (Not under the filter seal though)

    They always sit nicely for me, might be the sticky oil I use sticks them together.
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  15. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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  16. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Dan, I still think you're on a retainer with Tourism Tasmania. Your pics really make me want to head down there for a look.
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  17. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Nope, Mount Mac.

    This is the GS on Boboyan Road, Bootlace - or off Boboyan Road
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    A much more suitable bike for Wakefield, Richard - GSX-R600
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  18. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Rode it and tried to get over a log.



    Did slightly better than my mate....

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  19. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    After swapping the tyres over between the TTR and the XT, I dropped the battery into the XT and tried to get it running.

    It would start but not run.
    Today I decided to have a squiz. Valve clearances were ok but, it proved I need some new feeler gauges. I adjusted the auto-decomp cable a bit then went to put the cam cover back on.
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    One bolt was non-compliant. So I took the cam cap off and found it had been helicoiled and, the helicoil had failed.

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    I took it down to my engineer/machinist and he didn't want to re-do it as he reckoned it was unlikely to hold.

    Looking at the micro-fiche, it may be a head component, not separately available from ha-ha.
  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Hmmmm, I don't recall a helicoil, must have been before my time. I'm guessing hard to keep running is a partially blocked pilot if its been sitting for a while :hmmmmm
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