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

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

Post by oldgrump » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:06 am

Brought it's new sets of tyre's for next year 👍,
3 set's of Avon Storm 3D's for bargain price of £374.95, just under £125 a set, can't go wrong at that 😀.
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:39 pm

@fastbob was a super gent and helped me with my bike. I have my zzr600 back and the steering was way off.
I had already tried undoing the lower yoke and bouncing up and down in the forks without success. I tried twisting one end on way and the other the other without success.
Today we undid more bolts, the bracket holding the front mud guard on, the top and bottom yoke, at one point also the clamps at the bottom of the forks holding the spindle in place and the big nut in the middle of the handle bars (head?).
We kept getting to the stage that we (well mostly Fastbob) could tight the wheel and the steering but tightening everything up would put it out of line again.
Currently it is slightly out of alignment but I think rideable.
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Re: what did you do to your bike today? (part 3)

Post by fastbob » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:31 pm

Yep , we did our best but I suspect there is a tiny bend somewhere in there . The only way to check it out properly will be to strip the legs and roll the stanchions on a flat surface . Anyway , we did get it nearly right . It's straight enough to ride for now . Note the curtain rods .
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Stu » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:17 pm

Split this topic and starting it again! at almost 400 pages it was getting huge :shock:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:33 am

oldgrump wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:06 am
Brought it's new sets of tyre's for next year 👍,
3 set's of Avon Storm 3D's for bargain price of £374.95, just under £125 a set, can't go wrong at that 😀.
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Where did you find them? That's a bloody steal
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by oldgrump » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:55 am

Hi @Richzx6r got them on eBay with a 20% voucher, can't remember user name, but turned out it was Fowler's of Bristol, ordered at 3 in afternoon, delivered by 10 next morning 😀
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:48 pm

I rode it! Bit nippy though!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:34 pm

Two days in the trot I can post on here. Fantastic. I refitted my top box/back box rack. And the box. Back to riding my bike to work tomorrow. I hope it feels good on the ride :-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Bianco2564 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:44 pm

Checked the antifreeze on the scooter.

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

Post by geofferz » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:58 pm

Went for a brief ride. Roads were greasy and my buddy forgot to charge his comms unit, but had a coffee and catch up, good to be back out on it. Then I washed it which was much fun as always.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by megawatt » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 pm

Bought another race engine for it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:39 pm

A bit of this in 16C! 8-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mickly » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:51 pm

Treated the Trophy to new chain & sprockets ( bargain £67 from M&P + free P&P )

They won’t be fitted until this fine young man is available to assist ( as I have promised ).
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:34 pm

Sorned the RGV.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:00 pm

Went for a ride to charge the battery. Didn't expect to arrive in Silent Hill!
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