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 XTreme » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:06 pm

This is not normal for January. The climate is getting weird!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by sparkpaintersuk » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:26 pm

I cleaned the bike, went to the garage and changed my headlight bulbs.

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

Post by rennie » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:41 pm

I actually rode mine! :shock: :lol: :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mr Fro » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:17 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:42 am
I wrecked our last dishwasher putting a cylinder head in it. My biggest boo boo was taking an angle grinder to a rusty old car and forgetting to shut the door between the garage and the house. Everything was covered in a fine red dust. I have no idea why she puts up with me.
I think the worst here was when the brushes on a grinder self destructed while in the house - really fine static black dust everywhere and the smell was awful. :(

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

Post by XTreme » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:24 pm

rennie wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:41 pm
I actually rode mine! :shock: :lol: :cheers:
To get Cider? :lol:

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

Post by Tankbag » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:27 am

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Went for a ride to charge the battery. Didn't expect to arrive in Silent Hill!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Bender » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:04 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:42 am
I wrecked our last dishwasher putting a cylinder head in it. My biggest boo boo was taking an angle grinder to a rusty old car and forgetting to shut the door between the garage and the house. Everything was covered in a fine red dust. I have no idea why she puts up with me.
Must have been on the way out, I have had cylinder heads, cams, followers, rocker covers the lot.
Bite my shiny, metal ass!

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

Post by Snod Blatter » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:29 pm

Tankbag wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:27 am
Where is this pleaseTaa
Exactly here.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by MikeHorton » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:27 am

My tracer GT has been used all over the winter but I've wanted to do a few mods.
The handguards look the part but offer very little wind protection in the cold so I have purchased some extenders.
I was getting a lot of crud on the radiator and purchased a radiator cover.
I was aware the 800gt screen was possibly the one main gripe of most owners so ordered an mra Vario as most people race about how effective they are.
I have bought a rear hugger extender to avoid less road filth getting in the rear shock.
Finally a front fender extender to reduce the amount of road filth on the radiator.

These were all relatively cheap mods which with the exception of the front fender extender have now been fitted. The front extender will take a bit more time as I have to remove it along with all its cable retainers. The only other addition was a kappa 46l top box as when commuting in the winter I tend to leave the panniers off.
I'll update as to whether the additions have been worth the money etc. The top box I had installed with the bike in July and it's been great and was a lot cheaper than other makes and does the job.
Here are some pics of the additions...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Beans » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:58 pm

Looks great @MikeHorton but I have to disagree with the "relatively cheap" as You shouldn't have to pay anything for fender extenders etc, they should be factory fitted. It makes me rather cross. At what point did motorcycle manufacturers decide that machines intended for the northern hemisphere didn't need mudguards?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:13 pm

they have decided that your bike should get full of crap and rust like buggery and then you can visit their fancy show room and purchase new bits off them :bang:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Pbassred » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:08 pm

New adjustable / short leavers (why would you want leavers wider than your hand?), fuel system cleaner (its been in storage for ..... most of its life). Rode it in a straight life and opened the throttle (holy fork its dangerous!).
If there isn't enough lubricant, you must be doing it wrong.

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

Post by Beans » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:59 pm

Washed two bikes and one car. Started at 10am. With a lunch break and a couple of brew breaks I finished at 5.30. Still got to lube the chains. Seems a long time. Highlight was cleaning stainless steel exhausts with autosol, and them looking better and better the more I used.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:16 am

Beans wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:58 pm
Looks great @MikeHorton but I have to disagree with the "relatively cheap" as You shouldn't have to pay anything for fender extenders etc, they should be factory fitted. It makes me rather cross. At what point did motorcycle manufacturers decide that machines intended for the northern hemisphere didn't need mudguards?
That's a very good point . You would think that a mud - guard would be designed to perfectly block the trajectory of the " Mud " that flys off the wheel . But more often than not it is designed purely as a cosmetic feature . Even my humble ER5 needs a huge fender extender to stop the radiator and oil filter becoming encrusted in shit .

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

Post by billy sugger » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:33 am

I've fitted a carbon fibre extender to the front mudguard and a fibreglass hugger to the rear to at least reduce the crap that gets thrown over the rad and rear shock
I'm not weird, just wired differently :lol:

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