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what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:51 pm

Finished ! That's the end of my first major piece of mechanical work ( Wrenchin' ) on the Harley . I now have a new Drag Specialities Starter Clutch and it works perfectly ! If I'd had all the parts available and I had done this job before I could have easily done this in an afternoon . But I wanted to take it steadily and get it right . If Harley didn't put the two bolts that secure the Starter Assembly inside the Primary Chain Case , this job would have been so much easier . And here's the offending article .
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by Smithers » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:49 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Finished ! That's the end of my first major piece of mechanical work ( Wrenchin' ) on the Harley . I now have a new Drag Specialities Starter Clutch and it works perfectly ! If I'd had all the parts available and I had done this job before I could have easily done this in an afternoon . But I wanted to take it steadily and get it right . If Harley didn't put the two bolts that secure the Starter Assembly inside the Primary Chain Case , this job would have been so much easier . And here's the offending article .
Nice work there fastbob.
Just an off the cuff question, what's your opinion of the Harley dry sump? That was one aspect of owning HD's that for some odd reason I never really liked.
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 pm

Smithers wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:49 pm
fastbob wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Finished ! That's the end of my first major piece of mechanical work ( Wrenchin' ) on the Harley . I now have a new Drag Specialities Starter Clutch and it works perfectly ! If I'd had all the parts available and I had done this job before I could have easily done this in an afternoon . But I wanted to take it steadily and get it right . If Harley didn't put the two bolts that secure the Starter Assembly inside the Primary Chain Case , this job would have been so much easier . And here's the offending article .
Nice work there fastbob.
Just an off the cuff question, what's your opinion of the Harley dry sump? That was one aspect of owning HD's that for some odd reason I never really liked.
Well it makes oil changes really easy, just take the bung out of the pipe and away you go . I think the term " Dry " is a little misleading because there's quite a bit of oil rolling around the crank and gearbox at any one time . Remember that even early Honda fours had an oil tank .

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:08 pm

Fitted new tyres to the scooter.
Was getting wary of them in wet conditions, had a couple of moments where it felt like it was about to lose grip.
Front had plenty of tread depth but when I looked it was made in week 16 2006 :shock:
Fitted new Contiscoot tyres.
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by Snod Blatter » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:32 am

Changed the oil and filter in the Kawasaki yesterday, a little treat for reaching 3 years old. Only got rained on a few times..
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by XTreme » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:04 pm

Went to Velez Blanco castle! More pics in Ride Reports!
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by fastbob » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:31 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Went to Velez Blanco castle! More pics in Ride Reports!
That's enough now . It's been raining so hard in Coventry that I can't even be bothered to go out to the garage just to look at my bike . Please stop posting these distressing images . 😁😉

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:15 pm

I'm sure that as an overly sensitive older person that these pics of sunshine and perfect biking weather are doing me emotional damage. This must be stopped!
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by XTreme » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:28 pm

I know you guys got shit weather and a country in total chaos......but you're still Livin' The Dream in my eyes! :lol:

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by skyrider » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:33 pm

it's been lashing down all day around here too so we have puddles and swimming pools on our back lawns :cry:
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by kingmunky » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:31 am

The V-strom got some new tyres (Conti RoadAttack2) and new wheel bearings all round at the weekend, just as well because they turned out to be corroded and one had partially collapsed, sounded like they were full of grit when I span them afterwards. Never changed wheel bearings before but the difference is great, I however, am pretty knackered/stiff today. Much coffee required.

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by Smithers » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:05 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:28 pm
I know you guys got shit weather and a country in total chaos......but you're still Livin' The Dream in my eyes! :lol:
Barsteward! :lol:
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by sparkpaintersuk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 am

Just finished washing it super clean, now headed for servicing it.

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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by JRH » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:57 pm

Well after several weeks of not getting out, due to a mix of weather and the OH having an operation on her foot (having to do lots of ferrying etc) finally got out. Weather was good so ended up with a 160 mile run and picked up a challenge tag as well. :D
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by Gerontious » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:29 pm

Ive had problems with the seat on the Arica twin from the start, I tried an air seat and that worked well... but added too much height to an already very tall seat, so tall that I actually fell off the bike trying to lift my leg over the luggage bag on the pillion and didnt quite make it. :D

So, a Sargent seat appeared for sale on one of the forums.. with post, £110 cheaper than brand new.. and I went for it. Took 4 days to arrive from Finland. And its great.

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