What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    Don’t know really.
    $1200, FFS! Talk of revenue collection.
    I’ll find out about it, neighbour around the corner is a cop.

    A couple of weeks ago I saw a Merc with a grey on grey number plate, I was right behind it in my car and could not read it at all.
  2. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    I can’t read half the new dark colours up here in nsw, number plate recognition software does the job for law enforcement. Hence the visibility rule.

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    I did nothing to my bikes this week :shog
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  3. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile Supporter

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    I fixed my flat front tyre ....
    After I pinched the tube fitting it .

    Kiwirich
  4. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    Thanks for that, I'll check that.

    I thought that number plates also needed to be legible to the general public in case anyone wanted to take note of a plate easily, for example a hit and run.
  5. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Long timer

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    Said goodbye to these two! gone.JPG
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  6. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    I owned an identical Quota, and the miss`s had a NTX !
    Would have like to have had the 1100 Quota as I found the 1000 a bit lazy.
    How did you like em Uncle ?
  7. Uncle Crumpet

    Uncle Crumpet Long timer

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    Quota seemed a bit gutless for such a heavy bike compared to my SP3 or Le mans 5 with the fuel injection, I never really warmed to it, but it was better then my 1150gsa on dirt. The NTX looked shit hot, but revved like a bastard and you were waiting for it to self destruct ! I did bugger all kms on either, so my opinion means bugger all, just glad to see them gone. I like my Guzzis, but if you ignore them for too long they bite back hard!
  8. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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  9. hoorang

    hoorang .

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    Had my 14 month old take off with my chain breaker whilst fitting a new chain to the 501, a quick lap and sure enough back to zero chain noise after the last DID oring chain only lasted a shade over 2000kms before getting ridiculous side flex and stiff links albeit it was all I could get my hands on after finke weekend at Alice. Back to my favourite VX2 again now for another 5000 or so.

    I might even try improving the balance on the back wheel after some impressive results balancing the front. Although that will be after I relace a new rim on the back as it is fairly out of round and flat spotted from the last big loaded up trip.
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  10. Hunsta

    Hunsta Have guns will hunt

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    Honed the front brake master c of the GS11. And fitted new piston in it. Then swore violently for 30 minutes cause it wouldnt pump all the air out.
    Gotta love that
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  11. GordyOZ

    GordyOZ Been here awhile

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    popped new brake pads on the front of the GT, It had knackered fork seals which I replaced when I was getting it sorted, PO had degreased front end and I only did visual on brake pads when setting things up, bloody things were soaked in fork oil. now have new pads both ends and it stops quite well.
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  12. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    A day in the hills with my therapist ......

    Feel much better now !
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  13. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg New fork seals. A little drama as the ones I ordered over the Net. where wrong. Drive to town for others that where quite thin so I fitted 2 to each side. All good, will get a test this weekend on the way west.
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  14. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The sun made an appearance. I rode down to the local motorcycle shop and spent the morning riding a new Vstrom 1000. What a great engine.

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  15. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    If you want one, I recon I know a guy who will/is selling his.
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  16. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have been offered a good deal on this tricked up demo model. The downside is finding a buyer for my 15' 650 vstrom.
  17. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    I got the oil cooler off the DR650 only to find its bracket can't be welded. :bluduh Managed to sock myself in the nose in the process and discovered my crash bar has a crack, which CAN be welded. I'll be JB welding and safety wiring the cooler bracket back together. The other mounting points are fine and I can't afford a new cooler at the moment so...
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  18. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Jeez, that is a high screen Dan !
    Do you look through it to the dirt road in front or can you see over it.
    It’d be horrible into the sun and covered in dust.
  19. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The wind was around 80 kph while test riding. No point riding a new bike in good conditions. The 1000 is really quite stable in strong cross wind. I had the screen set to high to get an idea of what sort of wind protection on windy days. You can raise and lower the screen while sitting on the bike.

    The little GSXR 125 parked next to the vstrom. You can get an idea how tiny they are.
  20. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    JD gets into the current century. This could be dangerous ........

    Just the thing for a ride the Spaghetti rally and MotoGP.

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