What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Dismantled and cleaned a Bitubo shock that came in a box of bits with a recent purchase. Looks serviceable.:thumb
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  2. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Cleaned cicada piss off everything! Be careful what trees you park under.
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  3. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I bought an old Kato wreak from a bike wreckers once.

    There was a lot of neglect in that thing, sprockets didn't have teeth, mismatched bolts, and the one that sticks in my mind was the piece of foam silicone over the airbox outlet for an air filter.

    I was talking the one of the workers at the wrecker and made a comment about being surprised at the amount of abuse and stupidity for an exotic (when new) bike.

    And he said no bike is immune from morons before rattling of a list of crap he has seen done to some really nice bikes.

    Oh and I cleaned my bike, next is fix damage from yesterday, and then put it back to riding to work trim.
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^ It's not a coincidence that " hard to maintain" bikes and "hardly maintained bikes" are usually owned by the same individual.

    My one eyed, died in the wool YAMAHA mechanic/dealer mate of 20 years admitted to me the other day, during a weak (beer marinated) moment; that the whole "jap vs euro make is better than the other", or vice versa debate - is just brand loyalty taken to silliness.* Most of the OEM brands out there today are damned good... but there are a staggeringly high percentage of poorly maintained motorcycles, from new.

    (*we regularly sledge each other - in jest - on the whole blue team vs orange team thing, just for laughs).
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  5. blade07

    blade07 Been here awhile

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    Boiled it, crashed it , burnt the clutch out , covered it in mud and rode the arse off it .

    And I thought Bellthorpe was hard on the bike , Murphy's Creek just about killed it .
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  6. Aussie Jase

    Aussie Jase Been here awhile

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    Test rode the 640adv after having done the BST 40 rebuild - seems a bit flat below 5000 rpm (maybe the new slide, maybe clip position, maybe pilot jetting maybe the valve clearance, maybe an open circuit on the low octane CDI lead, maybe just the sprocket set up and having not ridden it for 3 months only riding my xr400r expecting more from the lc4) Hating the idea of pulling the carb out again but going to have to do it and adjust one thing at a time. Idles smooth when warm and runs smooth (as an lc4 can) through all rev ranges in neutral.
    With the type of riding I do I need the bottom end (under 5000 rpm) pretty snappy.
    Living 600kms away from a dyno doesn't help either.

    Back to the drawing board - and harassing a few known inmates by PM for tips.
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  7. curlysurfer

    curlysurfer in need of a ride

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    Yeah I think this guy just thought "it starts so must be ok"

    Oh and I put swapped a tray for my tub on the Navara, less crying when I scratch the tray with tools, bikes etc. Straight swap no money changed hands!

    and i rode my MTB through some choppy rough crap to get the heart working, only 15k, and I'm feeling it
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  8. LeglessOne

    LeglessOne Long timer

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    Rode it , scared the shit outa myself a couple of times and fell in love all over again.
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  9. Beer'o'clock Baz

    Beer'o'clock Baz Long timer

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    Eight and a half hours it took me Andy to clean the mud/clay off the Sherco, it got into everything :huh
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  10. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    I trust that like Baz, you washed the shit off it when you got home Shane?:rofl They're a wonderful thing though ain't they?

    Me well, I stripped down the CBX cylinder head to see how much damage has been done. Questioning my own sanity a little, 6 times the work, 6 times the things to go wrong, and 6 times the cost to fix! I guess 6 times the grin when it goes though.
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  11. LeglessOne

    LeglessOne Long timer

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    Nah was planning on washing her this arvo. And have a bourbon with her:freaky
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  12. Perthite

    Perthite roo waker upper

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    high time to check the 250 front sprocket yesterday
    just as well as there was probably only a few k's left in it :eek1
    10 out of 13 teeth left :lol3
    previous owner hadn't replaced the front when he put on new rear and chain :doh
    fitted a 20 buck JT one today now ready to roll :clap

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  13. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    "only a few k's left in it..." :rofl
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  14. curlysurfer

    curlysurfer in need of a ride

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    nothing happens quick in my place,
    THis morning, 2 XR400 frames and bits went off to the grit blaster,
    Last night buttoned up the 525 ready for a Blue slip.

    Bought a new helmet as the last one fell off the ute at 100kph. Grrrrrr
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  15. Gadget678

    Gadget678 Long timer

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    Today- nothing.




    But one of these days I'd like to say that I actually rode the bloody thing.:lol3 (9 months since I've had my DRZ on the road)
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  16. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Rode the G/S to work ho hum. Got the V plated X7 through the club registrar for another year of fun. Thanks Waine!

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  17. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Hey Dave! what's with that ugly screen?.. won't make it go any faster :rofl
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  18. Shakey!

    Shakey! Pants....That is all

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    Put the tiddler on the bench and did the Marcelino cam mod...

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  19. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Yeah you have a point. I'm a touring sort of bloke.

    Been trying to find a decent set of allspeed or micron chambers forever. Maybe I should just pay someone to make something up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUCZIYkoXzs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Zpj5v_pJU

    The X7 power spikes. Its much harder to ride than the RD's


    Been looking at good Aprillia 125's and RG250's 's before they go totally mad. There is one in this bike shop in Strathalbyn...

    An SDR200 - the coolest Yamaha ever drool.

    Kriedler.
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  20. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Took the wheels off the R100GS, ripped the tyres off then bead blasted the hubs and inner rim, filed flat the dags from 25 years of tyre changing then polished the outer rims then stuffed it all back together. Fitted a different shock and replaced the cast front disc with a s/s semi floater.

    Interesting how easy tyres go onto a clean rim.

    There was other domestic stuff I should've been doing but some days a bloke just has to do shit in the shed:thumb