What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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  2. MOOTY

    MOOTY Beer Beaver

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    Today I washed my bike after going for a ride the other day, I went from Paraburdoo to Onslow and back in a day, checked out the old Onslow gaol and surrounds. Bit going on there......
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  3. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Long timer

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    Yeah thats where i am at,
    pull all the nav gear off it, drain all the fluids, grease bearings, pull out the swingarm and get some welding done to it, change the chain guide, clean out the carby check the float level change the jetting, air filter, change oil, check valve clearance, check the sag, change front brake pads, rear pads are probably worn out too, and later go buy a new helmet and boots

    anyway i started but what annoys me a bit is i will do all this stuff then head back to work for 26 days

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  4. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    You could pay someone to do it, then you can ride it when you get back
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  5. blade07

    blade07 Been here awhile

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    Put it in the ute ready for an early start next Saturday morning .
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  6. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    The TTR250's final drive ratio was changed, which allowed me to fit the new Pirelli XCMH on...

    Cleaned out the expansion chamber and muffler on the KX125- My son has started polishing them now...

    And finished this (finally):

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    I probably should update my thread...........
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  7. Mickalmus

    Mickalmus Long timer

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    Tested the new front fork oil and clean air filter.
    Made it feel inadequate by perving on an XR400 while it had to sit there and watch.
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  8. Perthite

    Perthite roo waker upper

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    <<<<< never tires of riding
    always have a plan B..... make sure theres another one if one of 'em fucks up :lol3
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  9. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    26 days on.......... I see where the problem is, FIFO and DIDO can leave a bloke flat as a tack
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  10. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Long timer

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    Yeah i thought of doing that Doug, but they never really do stuff how i like it done.
    Got my eye on some make it easier to work on the bike stuff for the garage too

    Yep good point mate,
    C'mon African Twin :wink:


    That is more the cause i think and doing night shift over there too
    Have to work out a better plan getting back into day mode,
    that last night at work then on a plane then another plane then a 2 hour drive being awake for 36 hours sort of sucks a bit.
    I just need a little concrete in the coffee and HTFU
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  11. Doctor

    Doctor Banned

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    rode Iva to work :clap
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  12. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    I always found two stiff rum's before jumping on the plane worked to get a sleep on the way home............ flew to work for about 10 years all up....... the rum also allowed me to get on the plane, I detest the things
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  13. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Long timer

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    I hope your wife does not find out

    Do the same thing as with rumbo's, flying does not worry me, plane got struck by lighting coming into land last week, done the landing out west, pilot had to gas it as roo's hopped out in front of the plane, lost hydraulics in a plane in WA / flap less landing apparently, landed with rumbo's in hand on that one, hostess did not give a fuck she was shitting, landed on strips in PNG that ran up hill, but the WTF best one was choppers side by side in PNG as we went in a nose dive over a cliff with pilots yelling yahoo and i thought so this is what Vietnam would have been like to some extent

    Going to finish pulling all the stuff off the bike tonight and try out the underseat tank
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  14. curlysurfer

    curlysurfer in need of a ride

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    TIG repaired rusted frames on 2 XR400 frames ready for blast n paint.
    Whiist on the torch the postie arrived with the clutch master cylinder kit for the new to me 525.

    Fixed a hand-me-down twin pot compressor for blast cabinet as the $80 bunnings job ran constantly trying to keep up, which it couldn't.

    Maybe the last owner of the Kato should have read this thread, cause since I've had it and not yet ridden it, I've had to

    replace wheel bearings,
    de-gunk the the air filter and box, as in strip, scrape, brush, blast, degrease, and repaet twice to actually get it ALL out
    replace top n bottom shock bearings, 2mm play is too much isn't it?
    remove half a shovel full of north coast dirt from electrical connections.
    replace headlight/horn combo switch,
    New chain and sprockets, and actually tighten sprocket bolts
    Repack swingarm bearings

    Faaarrrrk can people be that fucking slack/stoopid
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  15. Perthite

    Perthite roo waker upper

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    yep some ppl don't seem to care too much about their bikes
    bought one with a UNF bolt for a sump plug once..... took forever to unwind that thing out without too much aluminium following it.....
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  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Makes ya wonder for sure, seen some classics over year, just shake ya head & walk away :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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  17. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    I hope it is the Sherco 300 sef-r you were looking at the other day and not your DR-Z otherwise you better pre-book the hospital bed :rofl
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  18. Aussie Jase

    Aussie Jase Been here awhile

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    Rode it like I stole it and dropped it.
    Man I feel so much beter after my week at work :eek1

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  19. Benz-in-Oz

    Benz-in-Oz Been here awhile

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    Installed a new front rim on my 200 two stroke, but didn't notice that when I ordered the rim that it had 8mm spoke holes, and I had 6mm nipples, luckily I found some in the shed from a Kawasaki Tengai that were 8mm and fitted my spokes.
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  20. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    Fitted my new Screens For Bikes screen.
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