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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by linuxrob » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:45 pm

Yesterday, weather wonderful so tyres etc checked (newish Road 5's at 36 F and 42 R) and off out on Bandit. Got to Helmsley via Sutton bank and planed a trip to Hutton le hole or poss Whitby. just outside Helmsley Bloody Chippings, almost forgot about these little buggers. So tried to go to Stokesley ,Bloody chippings just outside Helmsley again. Bugger - back to Thirsk and home the scenic route.

Helmsley quite busy, loos open and Icecream shop open too. Had paste and tea from Thomas the baker and chatted a lot - keeping 2M apart.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm

Got the prayer mat out and spent the evening in Harley Davidson worship and contemplation .
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by skyrider » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:23 pm

fastbob wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Got the prayer mat out and spent the evening in Harley Davidson worship and contemplation .
good to see that Bob is keeping an eye on things :)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Stu » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:35 pm

skyrider wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:23 pm
fastbob wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Got the prayer mat out and spent the evening in Harley Davidson worship and contemplation .
good to see that Bob is keeping an eye on things :)
He is making sure that the magic carpet doesn't fly off :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by dynax » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:47 pm

Adjusted the chain slack on Xena and tightened up a loose bar end weight, tried the universal suction holder for my sat nav :thumb:

All set for a ride out later this evening, going to try and see if the sat nav can get me to Lady Bower, got some new earphones for it so all good to go, will be leaving home around 8 tonight i don't know which route i will be taking, going to leave it in the hands of the sat nav, so if anyone is in the vicinity now might be a good time to think twice and stay in :lol: :thumb:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by S-Westerly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:29 pm

Fitted new end can to my exhaust system. Looks way better IMO.
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Sounds pretty much the same, increases by 0.5 dB which wasn't the point.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:43 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Fitted new end can to my exhaust system. Looks way better IMO. IMG_20200623_140656161.jpgIMG_20200623_144302522.jpg

Sounds pretty much the same, increases by 0.5 dB which wasn't the point.
Wow, that does look better.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Mawsley » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Working on making the bike ‘trip ready’.

Wired up the tank bag and fixed the hub. Fitted on a Givi Monokey adapter plate, then fixed the soft luggage plate on top of it. Cut up some foam and cable tied them to the rack so the wife won’t moan about the sharp metallic jabs in her spine. Finally popped on one of those extended side stand feet.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by S-Westerly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:42 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:43 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Fitted new end can to my exhaust system. Looks way better IMO. IMG_20200623_140656161.jpgIMG_20200623_144302522.jpg

Sounds pretty much the same, increases by 0.5 dB which wasn't the point.
Wow, that does look better.
Thanks. I always felt the stock exhaust let down the bike, its just so ugly and cheap looking. Couldn't bring myself to pay the to me ludicrous cost of an Akropovic exhaust and the MIVV was reasonable at sub £400 particularly in lockdown when I wasn't spending much anyway. At least that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Stu » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:37 pm

Remade this bracket that I made to mount my sat nav on
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The metal was a bit thin and caused the sat nav to bounce around on bumpy roads!

So I remade it out of 10mm square bar so it's a bit more substantial! Need to take it for a ride now!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Swagman » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:44 pm

fastbob wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Got the prayer mat out and spent the evening in Harley Davidson worship and contemplation .
Well while the mat was out you could have cleaned it. :D :D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Ian Frog » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:14 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Fitted new end can to my exhaust system. Looks way better IMO. IMG_20200623_140656161.jpgIMG_20200623_144302522.jpg

Sounds pretty much the same, increases by 0.5 dB which wasn't the point.
Looks way better !
Deserves a clean swing arm to set it off though.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by S-Westerly » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:35 pm

That was the next stage. Thorough clean of whole bike including removing the sump guard and cleaning all the crap from in there. Inspected the brakes - good. Cleaned and lubed the chain. Relocated my GPS as it was catching on my new screen
Enough bike work for a while and tomorrow AGW I'll ride down to North Devon and back just cos I can.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Snod Blatter » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:22 pm

Finally the rain abated, to be replaced by burning sunshine (ow my head). First thing, the top nut.. thing for the top yoke. It's actually a nut on a separate threaded thing which turns into the top of the stem - I don't understand what it's all about but it's on there nice and tight :lol:
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Part of the up-speccing to K100RS-RR is to set the geometry to race mode (I wish I could've gone further but the handlebars got in the way, very rock and roll :roll:):
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Racing pads! Bright orange will have me shunned by the BMW fraternity but rugged individualism is how I roll after being influenced by that old welsh spanish bloke..
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One pair had a slice down the middle and the other pair didn't, thanks EBC Brake Shop!

Don't look that different to the normal organic pads hmm..
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File away the corrosion inside the caliper and in they go, I decided to put the non-sliced pads on the outsides because the outers were the most worn when I took the old pads out. If this is wrong I don't really care because they're staying where they are now..:
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Fixed the horn! Hopefully!
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No prizes for guessing why the hazard lights don't work.. This was done during the theft back in 2017. It's quite a tricky repair, would be best to do it off the bike and thread the wiring back around the headstock and under the tank. Hmm. I will have to get the tank off to replace the fuel lines for ones that don't have massive cracks in them so it could be done..
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Worn out and pottering about by now, I thought I'd put the mudguard on. Yes they're always wonky at the back, no you can't fix it.
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Phew!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:58 pm

Swagman wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:44 pm
fastbob wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Got the prayer mat out and spent the evening in Harley Davidson worship and contemplation .
Well while the mat was out you could have cleaned it. :D :D
Cleaned it , polished it , and inspected every inch of it . This bike is now properly fettled to my standards . I've done 200 miles in three days and it's running beautifully .
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