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 MikeHorton » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:57 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?
I agree with you, but by more cost effective I mean I didn't buy the Yamaha parts I bought pyramid ones which look the part and cost a third of the price. Let's face it all manufacturers do this sort of thing now. You just have to be a bit more savvy when shopping around for these bits I'm afraid but you are right they should leave the factory with suitable length bits like that.



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

Post by MikeHorton » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:00 am

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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.
Mine had the autosol treatment too and looks much better for it, great product. Belgom Alu is a great product to use in the summer it's milder but offers a layer of protection

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

Post by JRH » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:26 pm

Rode it to CMC Cannock. Had a fry up in the cafe. Looked at bikes and then rode home
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Re: 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 Stu » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:39 pm

stripped the BMW some more :shock:
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I will get this bike finished one day :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Justarn » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:33 pm

Fitted a thruxton r brembo master cylinder, all except banjo as it was a single grrrr...
Fitted over racing titanium frame braces :P
Waiting on the healtec quickshifter, been a busy winter so far.. added dynotec rev limiter and got the tail light professionally soldered as it was a cheap Chinese one and kept failing.
Fitted r and g bar ends.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:42 pm

Went to visit a couple of chaps in hospitals. On the second visit, a small local cottage hospital, the guy I went to see was in a men's ward with two other blokes. I don't think they'd had many visitors but when I arrived in riding gear they started to ask about my bikes.

Turned out they'd ridden bikes back in the 50s and 60s so we had a really good conversation. Then one of the nurses joined in because her dad had ridden back in the day.

It was a brilliant way to spend a dull afternoon and the chaps in hospital said they'd enjoyed it. The memories of their bikes made them feel much better.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by MikeHorton » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:04 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Went to visit a couple of chaps in hospitals. On the second visit, a small local cottage hospital, the guy I went to see was in a men's ward with two other blokes. I don't think they'd had many visitors but when I arrived in riding gear they started to ask about my bikes.

Turned out they'd ridden bikes back in the 50s and 60s so we had a really good conversation. Then one of the nurses joined in because her dad had ridden back in the day.

It was a brilliant way to spend a dull afternoon and the chaps in hospital said they'd enjoyed it. The memories of their bikes made them feel much better.
Sounds like a great and rewarding day. I met 2 older bikers on Sunday at the top of Malvern one with an 18 plate triumph the other with a 1967 model they had a lot to talk about!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by fastbob » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 pm

MikeHorton wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:04 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:42 pm
Went to visit a couple of chaps in hospitals. On the second visit, a small local cottage hospital, the guy I went to see was in a men's ward with two other blokes. I don't think they'd had many visitors but when I arrived in riding gear they started to ask about my bikes.

Turned out they'd ridden bikes back in the 50s and 60s so we had a really good conversation. Then one of the nurses joined in because her dad had ridden back in the day.

It was a brilliant way to spend a dull afternoon and the chaps in hospital said they'd enjoyed it. The memories of their bikes made them feel much better.
Sounds like a great and rewarding day. I met 2 older bikers on Sunday at the top of Malvern one with an 18 plate triumph the other with a 1967 model they had a lot to talk about!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 pm

or even an oven bottom :)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:22 pm

Yesterday I jumped on the Kawasaki ready to leave for work as I do most Mondays, rode it to the top of the drive and it all turned off.. Wiggling the ignition switch did nothing. It was dead. Cue digging out the K100, heaving it to the top of the driveway (it's so very uphill) and.. It wouldn't start. I tried bumping it but it didn't catch. Tried the starter again and round it went, dirty brushes in the starter strike again! It needed some use, the battery is only now charged enough to stop the ABS light blinking, but boy was I knackered by the end of it.

A quick check of the Kawasaki reveals a big wire that goes to the ignition barrel has corroded and come away from the connector block, just like what happened a couple of years ago. This time I'll have to splice some wire in because I've had to chop so much out that it won't reach! Certainly they don't make 'em like they used to :roll:

I have a training day up near Wakefield on Thursday, I hope the BMW makes it!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:11 pm

Decided to change the n/s front indicator as its been dangling on the wire for long enough, all I need to do now is sort out the connection block as per the original which I'll probably get my local bike shop to do, then its back on with the nose fairing....and then I'm going to get out for a while and test the camera system like I have been wanting to do for quite some time now
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by billy sugger » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:11 am

Tried to get the dash on the 600 working properly. uncovered it and fired it up Monday morning only to find the digital clock was off (no digits), and the trip/odometer just displaying a row of dashes. when trying to get them to reset I found the clock had migrate.d to the odometer side :?: :?:
currently riding it without them working, so it wont have a true mileage reading for a while so will have to travel to my garage on Friday and see if I can fix it
I'm not weird, just wired differently :lol:

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

Post by elwon20 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:42 am

Arranged return of Mrs new cbr after having fork seal and cam pulse sensor fixed, they're going to deliver it to my work Tuesday, so I'll have to ride it 1 mile home with an engine mount missing.

About to try and book it in with local mechanic to get the engine mounting welded.

Because it's super wet I didn't feel like taking the Mrs' old SV650 to work, it's just so jerky at low speeds, it's horrible to ride around town when it's slippery. The gritters haven't been out in a while so I've taken my Suzi to work instead.

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

Post by Ian Frog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:04 am

Took Rex for her M.O.T this morning.
Pleased to report all good and a nice ride on quiet roads.
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