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fox
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PostPosted: 14:27 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: What have you done to your bike today? Reply with quote

Since the weather is still shite, Im guessing people will be getting their bikes ready for the eventual sunshine, working on projects etc.
I thought it would be nice to hear what you have all been doing?
I will start. Today, I gave my chain a bit of tlc and removed the god awful risers on my clip ons.

Look forward to hearing your responses Smile
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c_dug
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PostPosted: 14:28 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I rode my bike to work as usual.

Suck on that snow! Middle Finger

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PostPosted: 14:35 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spring cleaned mine ready for viewings to sell, and sold first viewing result
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PostPosted: 14:43 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replaced the clutch cable, pushrod & sprocket cover / slave on the Thundercat = featherlight clutch once again ! Thumbs Up

Cleaned both the bikes inc the usual fettling: chains etc. Regular weekend job. Smile
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PostPosted: 15:11 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sprayed some WD40 in the ignition and started it after it was frozen.

Turned off and went in doors.
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PostPosted: 16:22 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not today, but last week (evenings) I fitted some new fancy LED indicators to my CBR600 and some fancy new high-power headlight bulbs.


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PostPosted: 16:35 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing.. it hasn't been touched since Thursday. I'm waiting until the weather gets better.
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PostPosted: 16:39 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorted valve clearances for the first time since I got it two years ago - looks like the 'full service' the garage did before I picked it up didn't happen, all 8 valves were far too tight!
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PostPosted: 16:42 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing, it's freezing and blowing an absolute gale out.

Might go clean the wheels in a bit though but don't know if i can be arsed
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PostPosted: 16:51 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rode it about 20 mile, then came back and changed the sprocket cover (original got slightly scraped when it went over on this weird uphill left hander in Bishop Wilton). Took a bit of scrubbing to get the 'new' used one looking okay on the inside, cos PO was obviously a bit remiss when it came to maintenance. Then I cleaned the chain with one of this 3 sided chain brushes (eBay, £4) and a bit of diesel, then put some gear oil on it (and a few dashes of 10/40 just for good measure). Then I cleaned the wheels - have to stay on top of those cos they're spoked. Meh.
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PostPosted: 16:55 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been riding it.
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PostPosted: 16:57 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

CB-1 -> Oiled the chain and gave it a half hearted wipe over with a rag and wd40.

VFR800 -> Fitted the baffle into the stubby exhaust I recently fitted. Not that it made much difference, it's still too noisy. Oh well.
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PostPosted: 17:04 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

went out in the car and decided it is too bloody cold and too icy to risk the bike today
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PostPosted: 17:22 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broke an exhaust bracket when trying to repair the blowing exhaust!!!

Bollox!
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PostPosted: 17:26 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needed front discs replaced for MOT. Dropped wheel and removed discs Wednesday, disc supposed to arrive Friday... didn't.

Rather than get angry, I've cleaned if and sanded all the scabby flaking paint back and given it a new lick today while it's all apart anyway.

Hope they arrive tomorrow and I'll be back on the road Tuesday.
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PostPosted: 17:28 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out to start the Busa with my new key but the battery was flat Embarassed
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PostPosted: 17:36 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went offroad, loaned my other 125 to a friend and decided to see if the noodle box from chongdong land was any good.

Surprisingly, a superb little bike.

http://i.imgur.com/HGgV5w0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cv1sCr2.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/inCVo11.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vWfkCFs.jpg

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http://i.imgur.com/gmyvc4x.jpg

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http://i.imgur.com/uZAylOj.jpg

All in all, fucking fun Laughing
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PostPosted: 17:40 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dropped it pulling away from a set of lights at about 2 mph after travelling all of 100 feet then pushing it home. Not much damage at all really, thankfully.
Bent brake pedal, scuffed up bar end and some scratches on the timing case.
I think that is what it is Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 17:55 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leaving for work at 5:30am with snow on top of ice. Bit of a silly decision I know Embarassed
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PostPosted: 18:05 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Busy weekend!

On Friday evening/Saturday Morning I fitted this lot to the VFR:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8585755329_e2b3ebdaa3_b.jpg
CIMG0886 by stinkwheel, on Flickr

So. Why? Because I got fucked over when I bought it. It's a restricted Japanese model and down on power. That's a UK spec set of flatslide carbs off a newer model with a stage 1 kit fitted, a UK spec CDI and a set of UK spec cams

Carbs went right on, Needed to swap over the throttle cables because the originals were too short. Fired up and idled right away on them.

Swapped over the cams. Only three tappets landed up out of tolerance. Only need two shims. That's pretty amazing really considering the head they came off has a different part number.

CDI plugs right in. Pinouts and plugs exactly the same despite there being seven years between the two bikes. Just an extra wire on the Japanese plug for the top speed restrictor which was wiggled out of the plug and blanked off.

Today I fitted vacuum stubs to the inlet manifold (they were blanked off with crosshead screws which were a total sod to remove) ready to balance them once the shims arrive.

I also made a roadbook holder* for touring out of an electronics enclosure, a couple of hi-fi knobs, an old tent pole and some stainless fittings. Magnets on order to fit it to the tank.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8585672953_3b2e44900e_b.jpg
CIMG0895 by stinkwheel, on Flickr

*You write your directions on a long piece of paper and scroll through it as you go. Normally used for offroad competitions in the same way rally drivers use pace-notes.
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PostPosted: 18:24 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

washed and polished it, lubed the chain and locks, little bit of wd40 on the rearsets and heel plates, rode it last Sunday and put it away without cleaning it... could see some salt on it so thought i'd give it a clean Thumbs Up
really looking forward to the better weather Smile
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PostPosted: 18:48 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walked past it a few times Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 18:49 - 24 Mar 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walked past it on the way to the car to go to work Laughing

Paddy that looks like fun Thumbs Up My mate used to follow me on his CBF along green lanes Very Happy
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