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Hong Kong Phooey
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PostPosted: 22:32 - 07 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cleaned the CBRs sump and near the gear selection shaft as there seems to be an oil leak. I've ridden it a few times over the last week and it's not losing a lot but there's been a few drops on the floor.

Hopefully not the output shaft, as round the sprocket seemed fine.
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PostPosted: 08:25 - 08 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

In an attempt to persuade myself i want to use it - booked an MOT for the end of the month - expecting blizzards.
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PostPosted: 13:55 - 13 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought the bits to repair it after my off last Monday.
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PostPosted: 16:38 - 13 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Project Scrappy Hyosung: I pulled the rear master cylinder apart.
All seems good in there. All the seals appear to be in good order.
A few bits cleaned up and I’ll put it back together sometime soon.
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PostPosted: 18:28 - 13 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up the used rear wheel I've had to buy after destroying the last one on a pothole.

Only cost me £350, Rolling Eyes.
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PostPosted: 11:37 - 18 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slid the Fireblade on the floor on the way to work yesterday via an unexpected and abrupt end to gritting. Crash bungs did well.

Cursory look over shows that I'll need a genny cover (purely cosmetic, it doesn't leak) and possibly some indicators. Will have a good look when the white stuff fucks off. Already ordered new bungs. Back is sore, but me and the bike got off lightly.
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Hong Kong Phooey
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PostPosted: 16:46 - 18 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
Slid the Fireblade on the floor on the way to work yesterday via an unexpected and abrupt end to gritting. Crash bungs did well.

Cursory look over shows that I'll need a genny cover (purely cosmetic, it doesn't leak) and possibly some indicators. Will have a good look when the white stuff fucks off. Already ordered new bungs. Back is sore, but me and the bike got off lightly.


Relatively lucky.

A few close shaves on ice made me give up riding when the temperature is 3C or below. I can't recall even bothering below 6C these days.

You might be able to get the cover welded, then sand back. I think it's aluminium on those, you may find it hard to come across. Indicators probably still loads of them out there.
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PostPosted: 17:01 - 18 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThatDippyTwat wrote:
Slid the Fireblade on the floor on the way to work yesterday via an unexpected and abrupt end to gritting. Crash bungs did well.

Cursory look over shows that I'll need a genny cover (purely cosmetic, it doesn't leak) and possibly some indicators. Will have a good look when the white stuff fucks off. Already ordered new bungs. Back is sore, but me and the bike got off lightly.


Glad you're OK mate, main thing is that you didn't get any bad injuries and I hope the back pain fucks off quick. Good that the bike isn't badly damaged either!
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PostPosted: 17:48 - 18 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hong Kong Phooey wrote:
A few close shaves on ice made me give up riding when the temperature is 3C or below. I can't recall even bothering below 6C these days.

I don't have that luxury. If I don't ride, I don't work.

The plus side is that doing it on the VFR would mean a broken knee most likely, so I'll be looking to get bungs for that as well.
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PostPosted: 19:56 - 18 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dare I say it...

You need an ADV Shocked
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PostPosted: 05:38 - 19 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

or a car
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PostPosted: 09:40 - 19 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad luck Dippy.




A few things in the past couple of evenings on a few different bikes.

Hopefully tracked down intermittent charging on ETZ251. Loose earth wire from regulator.


I have replaced the throttle cable on the ES250/2 finally with a brand new one - was using the original 50 year old one that had a stretchy and split outter sheeth. Replaced the two speedo illumination bulbs (6v 1.2w), replaced the brake lever clamp with an unsplit one, and unseized the front brake by lubricating the brake cable and all pivot points within the drum. Lever now returns back to the neutral position you would want it to be, instead of staying stuck at the angle you last used it at.

I'll now have the space to continue working on putting together my ETZ250 engine after a replacement crankshaft and main bearings and getting it back in frame asap. The reason being one of the old bearings inner race was spinning on the crankshaft. Engine just needs clutch cover put back on, really.
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PostPosted: 12:26 - 19 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
You need an ADV Shocked

Not paying the ADV tax, they're vastly ovepriced and cater to old gits that never go off road, but maybe a older Transalp or Tenere would work. It's only a couple of weeks in the year, so I'm loathe to spunk a few grand on something I'll not use that much.

Car wise, I need to retake my test. Already have the Theory, but I have bad habits to get rid of beforehand, and no-one has availability round here, been asking for 6 months.
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Got the email that I'll be getting the CofC from Honda for the Fireblade, I'll need to register that with TfL. I'm probably going to have reason to take it down for a week, maybe weeks, and I don't fancy paying through the nose.
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PostPosted: 17:56 - 20 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday.

Adjusted clutch and F+R brakes, installed new windshield from the Orient, heated grips and phone charger.
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PostPosted: 18:07 - 20 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://i.imgur.com/T7XdmpO.jpg

Took it for a test ride, fell in love, bought it.

Hooray for impulse purchases!
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PostPosted: 21:41 - 23 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put the battery on charge and felt at home even just sitting on it.

This past weekend was my first volunteering to ride for Blood Bikes (Lincolnshire) and for a good few hours on each day I was riding a Versys 650 which was entirely okay. A decent amount taller than my XJ6N but being out on the bike (even in the -1 degree weather) made me want to get out on mine.

I dropped the bike off to the next volunteer thius morning and when I got back home I wondered 'How would my bike fel, now?' Turns out even just man-handling it a bit and sitting on it, it felt small, light and agile. Hoping to get out on it towards the end of the week!

Over the last few months I have toyed with idea of changing my bike many times but getting on it this afternoon just felt so comfortable, and I know I don't need any more performance than it. I hold the bike back more than it holds me back.
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PostPosted: 23:28 - 23 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine back in the frame and all completely in one piece. Just waiting for some RTV to dry, then I can put trans oil in tomorrow and give it a few kicks and see how we go!
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PostPosted: 13:40 - 25 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

blurredman wrote:
Engine back in the frame and all completely in one piece. Just waiting for some RTV to dry, then I can put trans oil in tomorrow and give it a few kicks and see how we go!



Had the thing MOT'ed to-day. All is well, engine seems to run fine.
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PostPosted: 00:38 - 27 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to start up my bike project (yep, it's mostly done). Wiring is a rat's nest (it's just a test rig). Tried to start it, and "click" from the solenoid. Nothing. Indicators and headlight also need sorting. Oh well. Battery's strong but will investigate. No hurry.
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PostPosted: 21:28 - 27 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted a top box adapter to my fz8 as it came with another brand frame... The adapter seems pretty good... Though the rubber spacers are a tad large. Hoping they wear in a little and it gets a little easier to place and remove the top box.
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PostPosted: 18:13 - 28 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rode it to MOT, got it serviced at the same time then rode it home. Remembered why I like it - it's staying another year:)
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PostPosted: 22:01 - 28 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleBFester wrote:
Remembered why I like it - it's staying another year:)


I checked the tyre pressures before riding out. Same: I was about half way to my destination when I realised "huh, that retune I did makes this a really nice bike."

Cabin fever!
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PostPosted: 09:11 - 29 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may take it to work one day next week - it's also far more comfortable than I remembered, or maybe i've just spent too much time in the Fiesta ST Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 13:41 - 29 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the driveshaft out of my VFR1200 DCT and lubricated the splines at both ends.
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PostPosted: 14:36 - 29 Jan 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I’ve just put the Mighty Hyosung on SORN Sad .
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