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 Ian Frog » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:13 pm

Went for a nice trundle up round Rutland water and back via Oundle cold start but lovely in the afternoon sunshine.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Snod Blatter » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:29 pm

Last week I noticed the light for the numberplate wasn't working on the Kawasaki. I wonder what joys await me on this journey of discovery?
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The bulb was blown to smithereens, the dome end popped off the rest of the bulb! Aha, that's it then.. Sadly not, a new bulb still didn't work. Poking the contacts with a multimeter showed no volts and also, weirdly, no ground! Get a new bike they said..
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It'll be reliable they said..
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You won't have to work on it all the time they said..
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No wonder the bulb didn't work!! This is no great disaster now the commute is in daylight but it does mean I can't use the bike in the dark for fear of attention from the police.. Don't even get me started on the basic design of this, what's wrong with using the tail light to illuminate the plate like EVERY OTHER BIKE I'VE EVER HAD?? NNNNGRAAHHHHH!!

So I went for a run to make myself feel better. This was great, the roads even emptier than if there's an "important" football match on.
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Might be the first time it's turned a wheel since being parked up in September :oops:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:25 pm

Took the carb off Bridget which was an absolute pain most of hose clips were rusted up and took ages to loosen them up, got the carb off and stripped it and cleaned it very little crap inside so that was a bonus, got it all back together and back on the bike runs great now and adjusted the tickover so is idling nicely, the test will be starting in the morning after a coldish night :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by XTreme » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:32 pm

We're about to go into Week 2 of Lockdown! Who knows how long it will last!

So every day I've been cosmetically enhancing the bike a little bit more! Which isn't easy considering it went in spotlessly clean and shining!

This is on course to becoming the most anally clean bike I've ever had. And that's saying something considering it's up against 62 predecessors!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by dynax » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:23 pm

just took her out for a blast down the road, much more responsive and no flat spots, can even get to lift the front wheel off the ground :lol: , next thing will be the forks and head bearings, not sure whether to get a seal kit or wait and see if it needs anything replacing, will probably get some fork oil for now and see how it goes :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:32 pm

XTreme wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:32 pm
We're about to go into Week 2 of Lockdown! Who knows how long it will last!

So every day I've been cosmetically enhancing the bike a little bit more! Which isn't easy considering it went in spotlessly clean and shining!

This is on course to becoming the most anally clean bike I've ever had. And that's saying something considering it's up against 62 predecessors!
I can see a spec of dust on the right hand bar end ....
Its better when its loaded

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

Post by Gerontious » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:33 pm

Called in to cover a 15hr shift.... I've been stuck inside most of the day. I did get to ride the bike here this morning at 06:45 now looking forward to riding it home at 22:00.

The joys of being a "keyworker" are never ending.. Just popped outside and the bikes looking shiny at sunset.


A wonderful thing is work, I could watch it all day.

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

Post by Mr Fro » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:01 pm

dynax wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:23 pm
just took it out for a blast down the road, it's still shit, although I do get a twitcher when I ride it :lol: , next thing will be to get shot of the f*cking thing, not sure whether to set the f*cker on fire or wait and see if some scrote nicks it, will probably just wait for it to erode away - it'll probably only take a week or two :thumb:
Fixed that for you.

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

Post by The Hitcher » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:45 pm

XTreme wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:26 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Its nice to see that even Xtreme can be trolled. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy in this time of shite.
Buying beans solely to put them on, and around, his bike as a response to my graphic is truly mindblowing!

I'll catch him next time by putting a load of dildos on it!

Let's see if he'll go out and bulk buy those!
A great plan but it has a fatal flaw that you might not have considered, you'd have to go and buy a load to start with, unless you went to valet parking and this happened:


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

Post by The Hitcher » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:38 pm

Thought I’d take advantage of having a pre booked day off and the roads being quiet, had a nice ride up to Newlands Corner, there were a few people around but not that busy and everyone thankfully keeping their distance, went past Box Hill on my way back which was closed and quiet, good news was I managed to mostly get my new tyre scrubbed in a part from a couple of cm left on each side :D.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:43 pm

Washed the Honda and cleaned the chain. And I mean cleaned until it looks like new. It took me a couple of hours with paraffin, brush, pipe cleaners, Gunk and a hand pumped sprayer filled with detergent and hot water. Then dried it all with a compressor and applied fresh dry wax.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by FallingDown » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:54 pm

I had the same idea. Took the plastics off to stick a bit of superglue on the cracks and gave the bike a proper clean while everything was a bit more accessible.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Mickly » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:21 pm

Fitted newly painted down pipes to the Trophy
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by skyrider » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 pm

Mickly wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Fitted newly painted down pipes to the Trophy
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nice
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Re: What did you do to your bike today? (part 4)

Post by Psychybikey » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:48 pm

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So I can't ride it. But I can make it look a bit more bike.
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