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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:08 pm

Postman's been . Here's my Energy One Extra Plate Clutch Kit that dispenses with the notorious Sportster Spring Plate or " Grenade Plate " as it has come to be known . Notice also my Spring Compression tool . Made in Wales and only a fraction dearer than a Chinese rip off but half the price of a Motion Pro one at £36 . So that's what I'm doing to my bike today .
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by dynax » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:17 pm

fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:58 pm
dynax wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Just got back from Halfords again this time for some oil and a drainer, second service is overdue so will be on with that later, oil and filter change, new spark plug and valve clearances as well as any other bits that need checking and inspecting :thumb: :cheers:
They sell washing up bowls in Poundland.
Not going to queue for hours at Poundland, Halfords straight in and out there was over dozen queueing all for cycling only me there for motoring, getting to like this social distancing, i noticed J & S was busy as i went past it to go to Halfords :lol: :thumb:
Mike, just cruising around with Xena 8-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:34 pm

dynax wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:17 pm
fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:58 pm
dynax wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:45 pm
Just got back from Halfords again this time for some oil and a drainer, second service is overdue so will be on with that later, oil and filter change, new spark plug and valve clearances as well as any other bits that need checking and inspecting :thumb: :cheers:
They sell washing up bowls in Poundland.
Not going to queue for hours at Poundland, Halfords straight in and out there was over dozen queueing all for cycling only me there for motoring, getting to like this social distancing, i noticed J & S was busy as i went past it to go to Halfords :lol: :thumb:
That's the exact opposite to Coventry . Halfords is right across the carpark and interminably slow . Poundland I just walked straight in .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:35 pm

Great success ! Clutch is in , no glitches .
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Ian Frog » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 pm

fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Great success ! Clutch is in , no glitches .
Please forgive me for this but that looks so primitive.
Reminded me of a 50`s Triumph primary drive case.
Cheers
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by dynax » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:25 pm

Just got back from a short ride, service went well performance has improved cruising at 60 mph with plenty of throttle left even managed 70 mph when i could and still had more to give, just a shame the weather is turning crap again :lol: :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by linuxrob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:53 pm

New Pilot 5's fitted and chain and sprockets done. new petrol tomorrow and first startup since last Nov
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Six30 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:42 pm

doing jumps is to dangerous, so wheelies in flip flops today...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:35 pm

Ian Frog wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 pm
fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Great success ! Clutch is in , no glitches .
Please forgive me for this but that looks so primitive.
Reminded me of a 50`s Triumph primary drive case.
Cheers
Ian
Forgiven, that's exactly what it reminds me of too and that's exactly why I bought it . After decades of fiddling around with 16 valves , plastics and spark plugs buried deep within the engine , I need a rest .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:37 pm

Six30 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:42 pm
doing jumps is to dangerous, so wheelies in flip flops today...

Marvelous , what throttle control ! That one passed the LOL test .

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by gymwitch » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:07 pm

@fastbob i do as a matter of fact but i know what you are saying. I watched a youtube video today (motojitsu) and he was explaining about shifting your weight and pushing down on the peg with the opposite foot. Ive been out tonight and given it a go......much better 🙂
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by skyrider » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:23 pm

fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 pm
fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Great success ! Clutch is in , no glitches .
Please forgive me for this but that looks so primitive.
Reminded me of a 50`s Triumph primary drive case.
Cheers
Ian
Forgiven, that's exactly what it reminds me of too and that's exactly why I bought it . After decades of fiddling around with 16 valves , plastics and spark plugs buried deep within the engine , I need a rest .
a few years ago after doing a service my vfr 400 and it taking hours to take off both radiators plus the fairing just to get at the front two plugs i decided there and then that in future if i was considering a bike and couldnt see all the plugs i would just walk away and i have done ever since :|
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:15 pm

skyrider wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:23 pm
fastbob wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 pm


Please forgive me for this but that looks so primitive.
Reminded me of a 50`s Triumph primary drive case.
Cheers
Ian
Forgiven, that's exactly what it reminds me of too and that's exactly why I bought it . After decades of fiddling around with 16 valves , plastics and spark plugs buried deep within the engine , I need a rest .
a few years ago after doing a service my vfr 400 and it taking hours to take off both radiators plus the fairing just to get at the front two plugs i decided there and then that in future if i was considering a bike and couldnt see all the plugs i would just walk away and i have done ever since :|
That's what I'm talking about . 😁👍
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by skyrider » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:20 pm

it takes me twenty seconds to take the plug out of my bike and most of that is locating the spanner in the tool box
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:21 pm

skyrider wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:20 pm
it takes me twenty seconds to take the plug out of my bike and most of that is locating the spanner in the tool box
On the GSXR it was .....seats off , grab rail off , disconnect tail light , rear plastics off , tank off ( painful fiddling around to get petrol pipes off ) front lower plastics off , air ducts off , leads off . Then the fun of more fiddling around with a special long reach spanner to unscrew the plugs and finally lifting them out with long nosed pliers . Then dangling the new plugs on a stick and a piece of rubber tubing to try to get the thread to catch . Finally putting the whole f*****g bike back together . No thanks , not any more .
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