What Did Your Evil Twin Do Today?!?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Roostboy101

    Roostboy101 Narry Uvencherer

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    Please reread "I'm realistic in the fact that I don't jump logs" and those bolts that are sticking out the bottom are the same stock bolts that have been sticking out the bottom for the first 17,000 miles of it's life. I have a dirt bike for dirt bike things :dllama:
  2. mss1958

    mss1958 Adventurer Supporter

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  3. mapuda

    mapuda Crash Tested Supporter

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    We just clocked 97,000 miles on the way home from work today.
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  4. grease pants

    grease pants Been here awhile

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    Bolted up the Heed bars and a Yoshi slip on today. prefered the baffle in, light bark an ready for L.A. traffic

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  5. trendprime

    trendprime Adventurer

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    8.jpg Chased down a sunset (a few days ago)
  6. Mongo357

    Mongo357 Been here awhile

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    One more oil change to the Century mark!!
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  7. Pilotuh1b

    Pilotuh1b Been here awhile

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    Forgot to post my adventure to the top of Mt Coree just outside Canberra.

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  8. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    Mine did this also, reluctantly offered a new lens by the dealer. I wonder if Lexan wouldn't be a better choice?
  9. tonys

    tonys Adventurer

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    Got new paint and seat cover, so much better than the flat red panels with white decals...

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  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Have you had to replace the cam chain?
    Is yours an 800-800 or a 700-800 or a 650-800 :photog
  11. GGLB

    GGLB n00b

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    Some days ago i installed new clutch plates.
    First everything was great, but then i couldn't disengage the clutch for starting.
    I reopened the clutch housing and found this slimy stuff
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    I hope its just a leaking shifter shaft seal...
  12. AntReed

    AntReed Been here awhile

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    Changed rear wheel bearings and fitted a dipped HID light. The bearing change was very straight forward, a few swift taps with a drift got the old ones out and then set the new ones home using the old bearings by tapping around the outer race. Nice and easy apart from my lack of quality circlip pliers!


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  13. Dicey33

    Dicey33 Adventurer

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    This is probably nothing to a lot of you, but I basically have no idea what I'm doing mechanically, so I was super proud! hahaha. On Sunday I installed a set of pannier racks and panniers on my bike, first time ever attempting any kind of work on a motorcycle by myself. I also do not have a great tool kit, so I did all of this with an allen wrench tool (little thing made for working on bicycles) and a single adjustable spanner wrench. And I'm pretty happy with the result! (And yes I'm going to go borrow a ratchet and torque everything down correctly before I take off on a long ride.)

    Everything laid out, using my truck tailgate as a workbench.
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    Is this right? Who knows!
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    Hmmm well the seat goes back on, that's a good sign. IMG_0809.jpg
    Ta-da! Everything fits, matches my bike, and I didn't hurt myself. Win-win-win. IMG_0814.jpg
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  14. tonys

    tonys Adventurer

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    What brand of racks are they?
  15. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Yay! You did it. Good job.
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  16. Dicey33

    Dicey33 Adventurer

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    They are Happy Trails rack & panniers. I like them so far, I'll have to see how well they work once I go on some longer trips next year.
  17. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Did you figure out what was going on? That slime is weird....
    Was it a BMW or after-market set of plates?
    At least on the BMW plates they are not all the same there is specified placement and some difference in the machining of the tangs............
  18. PaisaMed

    PaisaMed Been here awhile

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    De stickered one of the bags today. [​IMG]

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  19. dpike

    dpike BeeKeeper Supporter

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    installed hyperpro/touratech progressive springs.
    went pretty smooth, no issues, also got a chance to shine up the front end a bit.

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  20. Dicey33

    Dicey33 Adventurer

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    I had ISSUES with the installation of these crash bars. Everything was going nicely until I discovered that the upper bolt thread going into the engine on the right side was mis-aligned... Not noticeable until you put the spacer in, and then it was impossible to not cross-thread it. We ended up having to re-tap it to get the bolt in, but in the end it got done! And now I won't feel so bad when I drop it while practicing on the dirt. :D
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