What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I like the bit about when he finally got to the FN factory in Belgium and the staff came out to greet him. When asked 'why' Ron said he had a warranty issue that needed sorting. Then the MD replies that as the warranty only lasted 100 years and it was, I think, 103 years now, bad luck!
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  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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  3. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    @darren70
    Not wanting to make it a 'wot tyre' discussion, but the Goldentyre on the front is a GT216AA 90/100 (fatty!) - no real reason to choose it, looked aggressive enough and I haven't tried one before:dunno

    It's a very tall tyre (as is the rear) - think i need to extend my centre stand (home-made) now as the tyres just touch the ground with stand down:fpalm

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  4. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    I have learnt to love 90/100 tyres. On my 450 they dull the front a little which suits me, give excellent grip and rim protection in the slippery rock stuff i ride. On the 690/701 they just sit nice on the 1.85 rim and work really well.
  5. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Changed the points on my R90 with Radio Paradise and using all the new toys that @fayeslane suggested. It makes life easy.

    A couple of things came to mind while changing the points.

    It is a lot easier now. Fitting new points in the garage. Than 30 years ago sitting in a sand pit in the middle of Australia.
    Not many people know how too change points and other common things that I/we take for granted. We need to some how gather our combined information. To be saved before it is lost.

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  6. ajs18s

    ajs18s ARTE et MARTE

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    I think if anybody is a bit hesitant about riding long distances on a bike should then read this book, it is an awesome read. Most days he was lucky to cover 100km. Then rebuilding your engine in the middle of India on the footpath.
    Have not finished it yet but I am in awe of this guy and what he is accomplishing.
    "No room for watermelons".
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  7. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I was just stirring Ron up a couple of weeks ago. Ron had the FN out on a Sunday ride. He now has a wicker sidecar on the FN. “Plenty of room for watermelons now” I said.

    Trivia question. How many rear spokes needed repalcing on the FN on that ride? Ron also has for sale a very nice Kawasaki 500 triple
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  8. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Took in the nearby scenery since it was warm...but windy..
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  9. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Stuck a Michelin PR5 on the back of the TDM. Road tyres are 'just about' fun to fit compared to some Mitas/ Heidenau off road offerings. Need a ratchet strap to help seat the bead- I knew it had enough air in it when the strap snapped:eek7

    Rebuilt the front caliper on the R80g/s and fitted a braided line. New pads coming tomorrow. Will rebuild the master cylinder this arvo.
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  10. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    I found the rear Road5 to set pretty easy on the GS, which is a 150 width. Now the Pilot Road 4 fronts?


    :baldy :hair:becca:devildog


    The Road 5 fronts are not yet available for my size. I will report back after I mount one.
  11. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    Is that up Kinglake way?
  12. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Mt Dissappointment State Forest, just up the hill from Andersons Garden Camping area...
  13. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Just to keep things in perspective I fitted a used 21" E07 to a R100GSPD to replace the split Metzeler - needs to hold air for constant repositioning of the bike in the shed.

    Let's just say there was swearing involved...………………………………………..lots of swearing :devildog
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  14. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    I could do you a favour & relieve you of that trauma causing problem Keith.

    Because I'm such a charitable chap I would take that troublesome bike off your much soiled hands...
  15. OzCRU

    OzCRU Been here awhile

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    @fayeslane - sounds like you need a set of these:

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  16. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    If you get some of that freeze spray the plumbers use and freeze the easy out then hit it with a punch it will shatter. You Can then use a pick to get all the pieces out. Works for broken drill bits and taps as well.
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  17. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    A very generous offer @Dave Ward. I'm keeping that one for now but there is another PD and a GS up for grabs :evil
  18. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    With 8 bikes in the shed there is little swinging room! I probably need a Ducati though :wink:
  19. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    Ive got one or two I'll swap with you:lol3
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  20. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Go the 'Trail', sooooo sticky.:-)
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