What did you do to your bike today thread

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

  1. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    1190 was picked up this morning and the new owner is delighted with it.

    Hope he has many happy miles with it. :-)
  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    F800 was purchased and picked up by a mate yesterday.. sorry to see it go, was a nice touring bike. Still, less than 4000kms over the 3 years I had it, wasn't being used.
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  3. a2zworks

    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    What next Nev.
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  4. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    In all honesty - I really have no idea.

    Was thinking maybe trying a BMW1200RT or a BMW K1600 GT but i'm convinced they'd be much different to the 1200 GSA that I already have.

    Maybe a caravan or a motorhome type of thing for something completely different. :dunno
  5. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Well it’s pouring with rain an almost snowing outside. What else to do than polish your tools :)

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    I know that you place the most used tools at the top. That would the espresso machine an stubble opener

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    Still raining and quite windy. Trying a bit of rearranging. Note to self, need to sort out all those new airhead BMW parts. That will fill up the 3rd trolley.
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  6. a2zworks

    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    Thought about oiling the chain after a clean last week.
    Like Dan said, bloody cold and wet outside so I’ll wait till it warms up a bit and loiter here instead.
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  7. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Damn that was a good buy.......Bet he will be stoked withit :-)
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  8. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    I worked (on the bike) then rode the Santa Cruz mountains. Rode some really, really goaty and steep technical stuff.

    What a great day.
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  9. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    Yeah, he really was.

    Nice couple that bought it so i'm happy its going to a new home that will appreciate it.
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  10. mallee

    mallee Been here awhile

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    Started pulling it down to put in a 685 kit to stop using 1300ml of oil per 1000km, KLR do this, getting ready for the KLR rally at Stonehenge in OLD and the Scrapheap at Pooncarie on the way home.
    Who wants to come alone?
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  11. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Would like to go to Stonehenge, but waiting on permission from the better half, since it's her birthday that weekend.
    Wound up the pre-load on the rear spring 3 turns, the damping 2 clicks and loaded it up for a couple of days away, leaving tomorrow.
    Also fitted one of those cheap ebay clutch cable assist thingummies and took it for a test ride up and down the Kuranda range.
    Mick
  12. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    More like what did I do in my freezer today... I put the new crank and bearings in there to cool off overnight ready for the engine rebuild on the WR250. For a bike that I've declared to be 'worst. maintained. bike. ever.' the insides were spotless, including the oil strainer which had just one speck of grit/whatever in it.

    By the way, the crank arrived from the US in 6 days, which was outstanding service from USPS and Auspost.
  13. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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  14. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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  15. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Put these on.
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  16. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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    Finished up a rack to go over my new tool box (or should I call it a Tail Box?) to carry the top box. I won't use it that often, so I put captive nuts in the tool box so the rack can be fitted quick and easy.
    I even found a nuts n bolts shop in the UK to buy Torx headed screws, so I don't have to carry Allen keys as well as Torx....
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    The box sits a little higher (only 15mm) than on the original BMW rack, but is much more forward - by half the box depth.
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    Cheers
    Brian
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  17. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    I like that toolbox design, did you make it?
  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I need to get out more. Or just get out of old BM's all together. I spent half the morning sorting/ part numbering some of the new parts for old Bm's into categories.

    Bearings and seals.
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  19. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    @Just Dan that's normal :D Did the same recently with my box of random cables. Looked up the part numbers and labelled them with model designation. Still a coupla ring ins in the box :scratch
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  20. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Old enough to know better, but slow learnin'

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