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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Swagman » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:44 pm

fastbob wrote:
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 .
Well I must admit it does look very smart. :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Swagman » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:47 pm

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Took a ride to Mablethorpe it was heaving could only just get parked. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Snod Blatter » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:58 pm

Hmmm..
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Ahhh..
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Managed not to melt the plastic of the switch too much!
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Gently gently..
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I never said I'm a master solderer :lol:
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Only melted the dash pad a little bit! After all that the hazards still didn't work and suddenly the switch was very stiff, I thought I'd knackered it with too much heat but a bit of penetrating spray has it working as well as it ever did - if I get the switch into just the right position I have hazard lights. So, hazards work, both horns work, all going well!

What to do next though. Do I take the opportunity of there being no fairing in the way to replace the fuel hoses, or do I put the fairing back on and then have a slightly more difficult job later on? Decisions decisions.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:15 pm

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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.
It looks way better than those two bits of drainpipe that were on it before , much neater and quieter too I expect . 😉

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by S-Westerly » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:33 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:15 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.
It looks way better than those two bits of drainpipe that were on it before , much neater and quieter too I expect . 😉
Hmm I think the "drainpipes" are the new version. It actually sounds different than I thought when revved as I found on a ride out to Barnstaple and back today. More snarly.
Less empty roads but at last I can ride them!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:42 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:33 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:15 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.
It looks way better than those two bits of drainpipe that were on it before , much neater and quieter too I expect . 😉
Hmm I think the "drainpipes" are the new version. It actually sounds different than I thought when revved as I found on a ride out to Barnstaple and back today. More snarly.
Just pulling your leg old chap . I'm hardly in a position to talk about drainpipes .
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by S-Westerly » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:43 pm

Went for a ride out to Barnstaple and back. By 1300 it was really too hot for comfort - 30 C in Lynmouth and 34 C passing Bristol on the way home. So hot that I only stopped a couple of times, once in Porlock Weir and once at Taunton services on the M5.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by S-Westerly » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:44 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:42 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:33 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:15 pm


It looks way better than those two bits of drainpipe that were on it before , much neater and quieter too I expect . 😉
Hmm I think the "drainpipes" are the new version. It actually sounds different than I thought when revved as I found on a ride out to Barnstaple and back today. More snarly.
Just pulling your leg old chap . I'm hardly in a position to talk about drainpipes .
I like your pipes. They really suit your bike.
Less empty roads but at last I can ride them!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:44 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:42 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:33 pm


Hmm I think the "drainpipes" are the new version. It actually sounds different than I thought when revved as I found on a ride out to Barnstaple and back today. More snarly.
Just pulling your leg old chap . I'm hardly in a position to talk about drainpipes .
I like your pipes. They really suit your bike.
A little conservative though don't you think ? 😂
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by ivierlin » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:55 pm

Fitted an R&G RACING black passenger back rest:D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by skyrider » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:01 pm

i like the two neat looking pipes on the white bike they look a lot better than the big dustbins that some modern bikes have plus the great weight of those things as well :|
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Marino » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:00 pm

Wash it properly after euro trip,removed all plastic that I know how to. After hours of washing spray it with xcp, just for fun, changed oil and oil filter. Filled up MY fridge with beer and wine to support future activities.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Richzx6r » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Me and mrs C went out for a well deserved ride at long last, I think it's been around 4 months at least since the ninja turned a wheel in anger and now I feel very relaxed :cheers:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by Richzx6r » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:04 pm

Ahh shite...can someone correctly orientate the pic for me please :roll:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Post by skyrider » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:16 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 pm
S-Westerly wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:44 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:42 pm


Just pulling your leg old chap . I'm hardly in a position to talk about drainpipes .
I like your pipes. They really suit your bike.
A little conservative though don't you think ? 😂
strewth that looks a bunch of knitting :scratch:
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