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What have you done to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Ducky, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Panel Man

    Panel Man British Superbike +

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    Oh. Hmmn. Maybe that's why Jorge is leaving.
     
  2. hoppielimp

    hoppielimp Fair Weather Rider +

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    is that an acme magnet in the bottom right corner ? :D
     
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  3. Lightweight

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    Got the KLR out of hibernation, took it to bits, painted the frame and reassembled it....and got it started!
    Not bad for a 28 year old bike that hasn't turned a wheel since last September!
    Still gotta do something about the tank, the paints gone really weird...
     
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  4. Mikey

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    Was having a tinker today checking the air filter on my Honda vtr1000 can anyone explain the orange foam bits under the filter
     
  5. BlackHornet

    BlackHornet Look before you turn Staff Member Moderator +

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    Do you have a picture of it?
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Sport Tourer +

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    I do but picture too large to upload :shrug:
     
  7. Roadwart

    Roadwart Administrator Staff Member Administrator +

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    Make sure the saved file is less than 200kb in size, then it will upload mikey.
     
  8. Mikey

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  9. GuzziRob

    GuzziRob Race Rep +

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    Look to be some form of breather pipe(s), venting into the air fiter from the engine?
     
  10. Vitesse45

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    rode it :rubhands:
    went to wessons......empty..... so a clip from trip home

     
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  11. Carl Berg

    Carl Berg Sport Tourer +

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    Refitted the refurbed oil cooler to the FJ

    [​IMG]

    Euro-Tour (missing out froggyland) here we come :rubhands:
     
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  12. Carl Berg

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    [​IMG]

    Got the rebuilt FJ MoT'd on Saturday then went for a ride. It's not as much fun as the R1 or the Exup1000, but then it's not s'posed to be. It's got lots of comfort for 200 miles at a time, with a 20 litre tank compared to the 17 litre tanks on the other bikes. Plus, the intended top box & panniers wouldn't look good on the sport bikes :hah:
     
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  13. BlackHornet

    BlackHornet Look before you turn Staff Member Moderator +

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    new rear tyre and full service on the Blue bike ready for the trip :)
     
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  14. Tony

    Tony Moderator Staff Member Moderator +

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    Fitted New Rear LED Indicators :sun2:
     
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  15. BlackHornet

    BlackHornet Look before you turn Staff Member Moderator +

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    stuck a GB sticker on it ready for the main land
     
  16. MaDProFF

    MaDProFF British Superbike +

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    Put new Tyres on mine, and when riding it feels like it is going to fall over :)
     
  17. lammyR6

    lammyR6 Moderator Staff Member Moderator + Site Supporter

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    Still waiting to get mine back. Had service but appears the puncture repair hasn't held and now need new tyre to arrive so they can put it on for me! Hmmm, just a tad last minute :shrug:
     
  18. MaDProFF

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    Oh!! Rather Ole man :p
     
  19. Lightweight

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    Stripped down my (NEW) Thruxton 900 with the assistance of my girlfriends 9 year old son (what could possibly go wrong?), removed the airbox and the EFI sensors, rebuilt it with foam filters.
    Since I bought it I've also removed the rear mudguard and pillion footrests, fitted led indicators, a 2-1 exhaust and replaced the side panels with number boards.
    It's a lovely bike but it wasn't quite right in my view....!
     
  20. Beelady

    Beelady Custom cruiser +

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    Accessengineer has an SR 125 Yamaha in his workshop. It's not run for 17 years but some air in the tyres, freeing off the brakes, a new battery, fresh petrol, a little oil down the barrel and off it went! He didn't even have to drain the carb or change the plug. Amazing.
    It's getting the full treatment now we know it's runs and has all it's gears. The engine is horribly oxidised but the paint and seat are very good. It will make a nice little learner bike for someone eventually. It was supposed to be my winter commuter but it's taken four years to get here so it's a little late arriving. I'm so surprised that something can sit in a shed for so long and still be in such good working order. It may only be a little bike but it's really comfy. I have a soft spot for it already.
     
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