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 TimR » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:26 pm

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James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:47 am
My five year old daughter and I changed the side stand switch. I adjusted the brake leaver (I got the spelling right @fastbob )
This may not seem like much of a victory to many but I lack confidence mechanically so felt brave doing it. I took a cover thing off so I could see the front sprocket thing.
Undid the electrical connector and swapped out the switch put it all back together. Tried to start the bike and clunk followed by not started. Starter motor turns but clunk and nothing. Cue panic and think I have broken my working bike.
Back into garage took cover off again, got my daughter to start the bike whilst I watched ( she thought that was ace) could see nothing wrong. Put it all back together after checking that none of the wires were damaged and she works. A successful mechaniccing job done!
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And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:32 pm

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

Post by Mickly » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:09 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:00 pm
She said after she wants to do everything that I do, when she grows up :-)
You’ll be in trouble if she wants to start peeing standing up 🤣🤣
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by James in Brum » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:23 pm

I pee sitting down in the hopes my boy does the same to save cleaning later :-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by S-Westerly » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:37 pm

TMI - sorry.
Miles and miles of empty roads and I can't do f**k all!!

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

Post by James in Brum » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm

Urinals are really uncomfortable!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:42 pm

James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Urinals are really uncomfortable!
You're not meant to sit on them.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by geofferz » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:31 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:42 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Urinals are really uncomfortable!
You're not meant to sit on them.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:38 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:42 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Urinals are really uncomfortable!
You're not meant to sit on them.
You can laugh but a few years ago we had a spate of broken toilets on a ship. The crew had changed nationality and I'll not be specific but it turned out the daft sods were standing on the bowls and squatting. Civilization was not really their thing. They were replaced after a short time.
Miles and miles of empty roads and I can't do f**k all!!

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

Post by Marino » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:43 am

S-Westerly wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:38 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:42 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Urinals are really uncomfortable!
You're not meant to sit on them.
You can laugh but a few years ago we had a spate of broken toilets on a ship. The crew had changed nationality and I'll not be specific but it turned out the daft sods were standing on the bowls and squatting. Civilization was not really their thing. They were replaced after a short time.
That is the normal on the cruise ships, 50-60 nationalities you can see everything.

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

Post by JRH » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:25 am

S-Westerly wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:38 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:42 pm
James in Brum wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Urinals are really uncomfortable!
You're not meant to sit on them.
You can laugh but a few years ago we had a spate of broken toilets on a ship. The crew had changed nationality and I'll not be specific but it turned out the daft sods were standing on the bowls and squatting. Civilization was not really their thing. They were replaced after a short time.
Crew or toilets. :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 am

Both.
Miles and miles of empty roads and I can't do f**k all!!

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

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:20 pm

Just finished fitting the dual camera system to the bike, I wired it straight to the battery as not the best when it comes to electrical devices and connecting them to existing power sources so decided on the easy option, it turns off after 10 seconds of it detecting no motion and switches on pretty much as soon as the device detects movement so I'm not too worried about it draining the battery and as its under the pillion seat its not too much to switch it off manually :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Bianco2564 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:27 pm

Took the R1 for a spin, first time I've ridden a geared bike since October. :(

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

Post by Pbassred » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:10 pm

Rode it for the first time ..... in the dark .... 200miles Manchester to Hertfordshire. 6:00 just after the shops shut across the Peak district in the dark, as the mist rolls in, is not the way to learn how you bike works. 2011 VFR800 ABS. Its huge and heavy and brutal. I can understand what they say about the VTEC cutting in on a corner. Anyway, nearly 11 PM by the time I got home. I'll be fitting heated grips ..... tomorrow.

Bad point ... I've transferred my insurance across so I can't ride my CRB500R anymore. I will miss her. :crybaby:
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