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Hong Kong Phooey
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PostPosted: 21:49 - 18 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
removed the clutch plates. only spilt a cup full of oil on the drive, which was a plus.


Put the tyres on a 1 inch plank if you do it again, that extra bit of lean on the sidetand just gives you enough to stop any spilling out.
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to v or not to v
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PostPosted: 08:58 - 19 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hong Kong Phooey wrote:


Put the tyres on a 1 inch plank if you do it again, that extra bit of lean on the sidetand just gives you enough to stop any spilling out.


my bike is close to upright on the side stand, due to me lowering the rear by 20mm. its a bit worrying at times.
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PostPosted: 10:47 - 19 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
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And I bought a 929 Fireblade. Missus put me onto it after I bought the VFR *and* paid for it.
https://i.imgur.com/l7dxdSCl.jpg
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She knows what I'm like. She knows I probably wont keep it. MOT weds, couldn't get her booked in beforehand. Kinda itchy to give it a bit of a screaming round N.Wales...

I reckon I picked up either 3 points or a speed course on friday while on the VFR. Scamera van coming into Llanwrst. I don't usually go that way for this reason, but the other road had hedge cutting debris all over it, so I didn't fancy a new tyre after a puncture. Probably cost me as much anyway.
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Easy-X
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PostPosted: 15:00 - 20 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally! T140 tank and panels painted:

https://i.imgur.com/dDRu2tb.mp4

Pickup in a couple of days once fully cured Smile
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A100man
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PostPosted: 15:15 - 20 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Finally! T140 tank and panels painted:

https://i.imgur.com/dDRu2tb.mp4

Pickup in a couple of days once fully cured Smile


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PostPosted: 15:19 - 20 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:

No catch, there's a few reasons we've been together for 17 years.
She knows what I'm like. She knows I probably wont keep it. MOT weds, couldn't get her booked in beforehand. Kinda itchy to give it a bit of a screaming round N.Wales...

I reckon I picked up either 3 points or a speed course on friday while on the VFR. Scamera van coming into Llanwrst. I don't usually go that way for this reason, but the other road had hedge cutting debris all over it, so I didn't fancy a new tyre after a puncture. Probably cost me as much anyway.


Hmm, OK but don't drop your guard.. Odd chaps, women.
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PostPosted: 18:51 - 22 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOT'd the £500 Fireblade. No Advisories. I have literally put a battery on it, wiped it down and changed a few fasteners. Maybe £40 total.
https://i.imgur.com/r5YFqSwl.jpg
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PostPosted: 00:32 - 23 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Finally! T140 tank and panels painted:



Oh, you do things properly...

Can't argue with that.

You would probably be horrified at the zip tie connecting my fuel line to my fuel tap. Laughing
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PostPosted: 15:05 - 23 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
MOT'd the £500 Fireblade. No Advisories. I have literally put a battery on it, wiped it down and changed a few fasteners. Maybe £40 total.
https://i.imgur.com/r5YFqSwl.jpg


Mate wtf that bike is clean asf how you get it for only £500??? Shocked
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PostPosted: 19:39 - 23 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:
ThatDippyTwat wrote:
MOT'd the £500 Fireblade. No Advisories. I have literally put a battery on it, wiped it down and changed a few fasteners. Maybe £40 total.
https://i.imgur.com/r5YFqSwl.jpg


Mate wtf that bike is clean asf how you get it for only £500??? Shocked


Pretty much everyone at the garage (I use the same garage for all my bikes) had the same question.

Took it for a spin locally today, just up to the Ponderosa. Very conscious I'm 20 years older than the last time I rode one. Surprisingly docile, pulls from far lower than thought. Pulls really well from 5K. Goes silly at 7.5K Windblast is an issue at 80 though. It's got an MRA screen on it that shoves it straight on my chest. I am 6'3" though. Might look for a double bubble.
https://i.imgur.com/rA2dVW5l.jpg
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PostPosted: 20:24 - 25 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I did fit a Healtech FI Tuner Pro. I've owned three Bandit 1250s over the years but my current one is the only one to exhibit the well documented low speed surging issue.

This is my first foray into tuning boxes and mapping and I have to say that it's pretty straightforward.

I've richened up the mixture in the problem area and after a few tweaks and half-a-dozen test runs I appear to have dialled out the problem.

Happy Days!
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PostPosted: 20:28 - 29 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know those moments when your thinking is really dim Embarassed and you should really not be allowed to play with tools ? , or is it just me?

Trying to refit the front caliper on to Project Scrappy Hyosung, and I could not for the life of me work out which way the plate that holds the caliper went on to the fork leg??? Embarassed
Then I remembered , I have my other Hyosung in the garage and I could go and look at that bike to see how it should be attached Embarassed .
Nearly two hours wasted, because I didn’t think Doh!

Anyway, the caliper is now on. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 15:09 - 30 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

DJP wrote:
Today I did fit a Healtech FI Tuner Pro. I've owned three Bandit 1250s over the years but my current one is the only one to exhibit the well documented low speed surging issue.

This is my first foray into tuning boxes and mapping and I have to say that it's pretty straightforward.

I've richened up the mixture in the problem area and after a few tweaks and half-a-dozen test runs I appear to have dialled out the problem.

Happy Days!


Interesting, I like the way you can adjust it yourself, is it easy?
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PostPosted: 16:14 - 30 Jun 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:
Mate wtf that bike is clean asf how you get it for only £500??? Shocked
Pretty much everyone at the garage (I use the same garage for all my bikes) had the same question.

So you gonna tell us!? Wink
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PostPosted: 22:10 - 01 Jul 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

fitted new clutch plates and springs. need to replace the clutch and brake fluid now.
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PostPosted: 20:54 - 02 Jul 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

renewed the clutch fluid.
thank Heavens for vacuum pump kits. they make bleeding so much easier. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 11:03 - 03 Jul 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replacing Harley fork seals:

https://i.imgur.com/9u8PNXh.jpg?1

Fuck me these things are just daft. The stanchions are almost 2 inches in diameter, the springs are surprisingly short though so also inside is a massive spacer. The addition of a rebound spring is all that keeps theses from being the most simple construction I have ever seen.

That being said at least they're easy to work on... apart from when I almost took my father-in-law out - clocked him right in the eye with the end of the stanchion Shocked Luckily he was wearing his glasses so he just looks like he lost a boxing match Shifty

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Forgot to mention, I got the service manual to make sure all the nuts and bolts were torqued correctly. Almost nothing on the front end was Shocked Now everything's been properly reassembled the ride is much more stable, we did suspect the rear wheel alignment was a bit out but no, 'twas the front end Smile
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