What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:28 pm

dynax wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:36 pm
@Richzx6r have you got a multimeter or a volt meter to take a reading of the voltage, some chargers won't charge if the voltage is too low to be recognised, it might be possible to put some charge in with jump leads from a car battery, might be worth a go if you can :thumb:
I do have a multimeter but it doesn't work, also I'll try jump leads first before I take the battery back
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:25 pm

Xena is all ready now barring a good clean, Bridget on the other hand needs a bit more managed to get her running but it was a struggle and looks like she may need a new battery after all, luckily she has a kickstart, next thing will be adjusting the brakes and changing the oil in the forks as they seem to bottom out rather quickly with very little pressure, and it sounds as if there is a small leak in the exhaust which will need to done, other than that and a good clean she is all good :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mickly » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:22 pm

Was down the garage listening to the ‘chasin the racing ‘ pod cast, so engrossed listening I spent 2 hours looking for the cable that connects the starter solenoid to the starter motor, only to discover that it was already fitted to the starter motor & the other end was hidden under the carbs 😡
Mind you it’s a good listen.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by gogs01 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:25 pm

Replaced the bike's battery and fitted twin horns ..... :)

I was hoping to have all the plastics back on, but that's now a job for tomorrow ...... :shock:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Bender » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 pm

gogs01 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Replaced the bike's battery and fitted twin horns ..... :)

I was hoping to have all the plastics back on, but that's now a job for tomorrow ...... :shock:
Hmmm now that's something I had been planning to do, what did you fit?

I have had to lift the tank on mine as the battery needed a bit of a charge.
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by gogs01 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:01 pm

Bender wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 pm
gogs01 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:25 pm
Replaced the bike's battery .....

Hmmm now that's something I had been planning to do, what did you fit?

I have had to lift the tank on mine as the battery needed a bit of a charge.
I went for a Motobatt MBYZ16HD. An AGM battery that can live on it's side or upside down and doesn't need an initial charge - just fit and go. It was a couple of millimetres less tall than the original Exide but fitted fine.
Ordered from Tayna Batteries, it cost less than half what I would have paid at the BMW dealer, has a higher ampere rating (16.5AH against 14) and CCAmps are 240 against the original 170. All good so far .....

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:38 pm

Yesterday I tightened the Kawasaki's chain as it had become loose enough to just touch the oiler and then took the CBX out in a show of rugged individualism that would make Xtreme proud :roll:
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Today I'm just worrying about the things getting blown over.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:05 pm

Snod Blatter wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Yesterday I tightened the Kawasaki's chain as it had become loose enough to just touch the oiler and then took the CBX out in a show of rugged individualism that would make Xtreme proud :roll:
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Today I'm just worrying about the things getting blown over.
I hope you gave the water a go??
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:57 pm

I rode her back from Coventry where I left her on Friday night. That was a challenging and interesting ride!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:10 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
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I hope you gave the water a go??
Are you mad!? You can clearly see the pedestrian bridge on the right..
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:13 pm

You just need the right bike :lol:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:43 pm

Snod Blatter wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:10 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:05 pm
I hope you gave the water a go??
Are you mad!? You can clearly see the pedestrian bridge on the right..
To answer your question yes I am mad
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:49 pm

It is possible to aquaplane across a body of water if the bike is fairly light and the speed is just right and the angle of entry is not too steep, i watched an episode of Mythbusters and they rode across a small lake on a bike :thumb:


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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Bianco2564 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:14 pm

Took the wheels off of the scooter in anticipation of fitting new boots.
Bit disappointed in the life I've got out of the Contiscoot tyres, only around 3000 miles or so, fitted them in October iirc.
The rear tyre is completely shot, pressures all been ok.
I do ride it fairly hard and its quite a heavy bike but 3000 miles is worse than I get out of a rear tyre on my 150hp R1 :shock:

The underside of it was completely plastered in mud, so took all that off and gave it a wash.

All this was done outside this morning dodging the torrential rain showers.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:53 pm

Went out on the CBF and got soaked. It came on heavy halfway there and the package in the back meant I'd had to leave the waterproofs at home.

When I got home I fitted the new fly screen to the Bobber.
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