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Kawasaki Jimbo
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PostPosted: 17:18 - 02 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the MRA windscreen off the R1, washed it and set to with Meguiars PlastX and a rotary buff to remove some scratches and marks. I think some were due to me putting my gloves on top of the clocks. After 20 minutes and two applications I'm happy with the result. Finished it with some Mr. Sheen and a new microfibre cloth.
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Courier265
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PostPosted: 16:47 - 03 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a good part of the day fitting heated grips to my Black Inazuma.
My Red Inazuma has heated grips fitted by the previous owner and the
bike is off the road for a week pending a new rear tyre.

Fitting the R+G grips wasn't easy, I started with the wire from the battery
to the front of the bike which means removing 2 side panels and getting
the lead coming out near the front of the tank. There is a small panel
held by two bolts, removed the panel and placed some of the wires on
the tank and replaced the panel so 3 cables are seen coming out.

Put all the panels back on and removed the balance weight and then the
old grip and replacing with the heated grip. One problem, replacing the
bolt for the weight was a bastard but I found a way around that. After
getting both grips on I powered them up, working so all I had to do is
tidy the wire up.

Couple of problems with this job, the grips are not intelligent and are
wired to the battery so I need a relay to complete the job. The other
problem is that no connector on the positive feed so the wire is bodged
onto the terminal, it will hold till I get the relay.
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PostPosted: 18:10 - 07 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the first annual dealer service on the Tracer today , the 6000 mile service, also had the seat lowering mod carried out, (fitting a different collar to the end of the monoshock), this lowers the bike by one inch approximately.
Ride home was 20 miles of pot hole country roads in the driving rain, so was unable to see what effect this has on handling, but I can now comfortably put my foot down at lights.
Will go for a proper ride tomorrow and see how the handling is.
I had my right hand pannier destroyed by a tw@t in an alfa Romeo some time back, been trying to get a replacement, but only available in pairs, just received a pair from ebay for eighty quid below list price, new in original wrappings. Also invested in a tubeless tyre repair kit, so geared up for a few long runs, if it ever stops raining.

Cleaned and lubed the Himalayan and put the battery on charge
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PostPosted: 19:37 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the V5 back for the DT so I am now doing an Historic Restoration Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:40 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted a new sat nav cradle and rewired it to the ignition.
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PostPosted: 20:46 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charged the Viffer's battery up. Fired the Viffer up. - Forks (maybe shock) get sorted this weekend if it doesn't rain.

A proper wash, polish and wax on the work hack. Coated obvious exposed metalwork with ACF50 - should be good for a while.

Annoyed smeglicking neighbour who decided to comment "They're dangerous these bikes - shouldn't be around kids". Neither bike has a baffle in at the moment. He should know by now just to shut up and leave me alone.
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PostPosted: 21:08 - 08 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winterised 4 fo them, just the RE to sort now ..
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PostPosted: 00:51 - 09 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found the cause of the divvy not holding charge. RR plug is nice and toasted.

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PostPosted: 14:17 - 09 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flushed out filthy brown sludge from my cooling system:
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Courier265
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PostPosted: 14:35 - 09 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changed the number plate bulb on the Inazuma, a tad tricky.
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PostPosted: 20:18 - 09 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike cut out completely - just went completely dead - in the dark while travelling along a B-road. No lights, nothing. Coasted to a stop on the pavement and, by the light of passing cars, I discovered I'd made a silly mistake in not tightening up the nut on the positive battery terminal the last time I put it back. The screw had flown away somewhere. Tried a bit of metal a keyring, etc. and no luck. Just dangerous shorts and sparks flying everywhere. What eventually worked and got me home was a twig, which I broke up and wedged between the terminal and the lead, to hold them against each other.

Who said wood doesn't belong anywhere on a bike, eh.

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PostPosted: 15:03 - 10 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! What a day Smile Hard to figure it's November. By midday I felt like taking my jacket off Very Happy

Replaced the bent number plate holder on the Rebel and thought I'd also fit some new grips. Though specifically sold as being for the CMX500 I now realise the Rebel is a 1" handlebar and these are for 7/8" Sad Glad I didn't cut off the originals before checking Shocked

I briefly considered doing some more work on the DT but it's such a nice day I figured it may be the last opportunity to give the Rebel a wash...

The Fenwicks seems just as good as the stuff that rhymes with "Fuck Off" Smile Rinse, dry and then a nice coating of ACF50, some chain lube and brake disk cleaning.

All set for the winter, time for a cup of tea!
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PostPosted: 18:49 - 10 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuck a decent dual camera setup on the work hack, wired it up to an illuminated button on the bars, so I can't forget to turn it off. DV688, not particularly cheap but the quality is decent enough, front and rear.
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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 09:57 - 11 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
Stuck a decent dual camera setup on the work hack, wired it up to an illuminated button on the bars, so I can't forget to turn it off. DV688, not particularly cheap but the quality is decent enough, front and rear.


Better than the last effort?
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ThatDippyTwat
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PostPosted: 10:31 - 11 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Better than the last effort?

I'll be most unhappy if it isn't, it wasn't cheap. Unit gets decent reviews that don't look fake. I'll hopefully have footage later on if I nip in to town.
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PostPosted: 11:04 - 11 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the Kawasaki into the shop for repairs after some twat did it some vandalism.
Canít be arsed to pull the fairing off and work on the bike on my driveway.
Itís cold , raining and itís a fiddly job, Iíd rather pay someone to do the job for me.

Did a bit of cleaning on the Honley and plugged the Hyosung into the Optimate.

Ahh, the days of a single bike/ single cylinder two-smoke seem so uncomplicated Thinking
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PostPosted: 22:28 - 11 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Removed the rear calliper to discover one of the pistons is seized.
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PostPosted: 18:05 - 16 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

RC8, stripped and cleaned the clutch in anticipation of the new friction disks arriving in the post on Monday. Good job I did as upon removing the basket I noticed the oil pump gear had cracked from when I've ballsed up the fitment last time.

This was an upgraded part from about 6wks ago, with no drilled out lightness holes, stronger but only when you fit the bloody thing properly. I'd not meshed the teeth, thought I had but it's hard to tell as the assembly is hidden behind the basket.

Luckily the teeth on the back of the clutch basket are fine.

Parts ordered, will be triple checking next time Embarassed

CBR 6, took it out for a blast after setting tyre pressures, it's seen limited use over the last few weeks as cold wet nights bring out numpty drivers so I've been using the car for commuting. It feels great riding a bike after using the car so much.

That RC8 is going to be a locked and loaded missile, ready to go off the next warm dry day we get. Can't wait Mad
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PostPosted: 15:25 - 17 Nov 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Inazuma got a clean today, ready for the week.
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