What did you do to your bike today ??

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby TriumphFan » 14 May 2019, 10:30

Dumped pushbike for the AT to commute today. Sun bursting out the sky, might sneak away early this afternoon...


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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kingfixer » 14 May 2019, 22:31

At last the fairings arrived for the 999, so started to put some of them together and got round to fitting the tail unit.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 15 May 2019, 18:28

Stuck it in gravel mode and tried out some of the back roads around the local farms. Nothing too dramatic but dusty, muddy and gravelly narrow lanes. It sounds daft given its design but I was pleased with how well the bike did.

Probably because at no point did I shit myself.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 15 May 2019, 19:10

No experience off road but if it inspires confidence and makes the ride effortless that has to be a good bike for the job, and not surprising really, but equally good to be reassured as you say.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 15 May 2019, 21:25

Surprised a dude on a pantigirdle..

He'd been following me for a bit and then decided to overtake. Then as we turned a corner he blatted it, front lifting in the first 3 gears so dutifully I followed suit. Ok, so I wasn't up his arse but I was a lot closer than he expected me to be (rock)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 15 May 2019, 22:04

Took the Multi for an evening blast.

I do love being out on a summers evening. One of bikings best parts of the day.

Rear tyre is taking a battering. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 16 May 2019, 08:49

I want to wash her. But may have to wait until tomorrow

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 19 May 2019, 16:45

I tried to plug the puncture in the Versys but the kit is a bit crap. I've got a better kit somewhere so I'll dig that out. I was going to go out on the MV but my dad just called to say he was coming over

The AT has had a good wash and wax.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 19 May 2019, 18:18

Gave these two a bit of TLC. Gave the vfr a polish with the colour enhancing wax and it came up a treat. Shame to get it dirty now.Image

Also noticed a crack in the exhaust on the ktm, the point at the rear where it splits into two.. might have to get it welded before it gets any worse.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 19 May 2019, 19:19

Washed and polished it, and for the first time in a year of ownership I adjusted the chain, so easy on a single sided swing arm.

Also fitted the new side stand peg, the stainless bolt which i fitted on Wednesday is bent already.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 19 May 2019, 19:30

Stonesie wrote: I adjusted the chain, so easy on a single sided swing arm.


It probably would be if the nuts weren't over torqued. I did the same to the vfr and had to get a hammer out to shift the locking nut.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 19 May 2019, 20:58

It's common for the eccentric chain adjuster to seize on SSSA bikes if they are not cleaned and lubed now and again.

It's worth removing and cleaning now and again when commuting in all weathers.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 19 May 2019, 20:59

I went to Streetbike this morning to buy the Konx jacket.

I rode back through Netherton and Dudley. Not something I would shall do but was a nice change to do something different.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 20 May 2019, 10:44

Bit pissed off, fitted some new rear pads ready for MOT on Saturday but learnt that whoever owned the bike before me was a muppet (I already knew that to be honest) but they had stripped all the thread in the rear caliper mount so now gotta sort all that. I know it wasn't me as its the first time I have had it off. Found a few dodgy bolts where stuff has been stripped or over tightened and damaged bits. some people shouldn't be allowed tools!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 20 May 2019, 11:42

Washed, ACF50 and polished it. Looking trim now!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 20 May 2019, 14:51

Took the 15 year old Honda for her annual MOT (y)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 20 May 2019, 15:10

Blade wrote:Took the 15 year old Honda for her annual MOT (y)
Will this one be out for our mid week blat around around!? Lookong forward to seeing which bike you chose for the ride to be honest lol

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 20 May 2019, 15:43

Rossgo wrote:
Blade wrote:Took the 15 year old Honda for her annual MOT (y)
Will this one be out for our mid week blat around around!? Lookong forward to seeing which bike you chose for the ride to be honest lol

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I'll keep you guessing till the 3rd of July Rossgo (giggle)

Will be a good day and I'm looking forward to it (y)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Rossgo » 20 May 2019, 18:28

Blade wrote:
Rossgo wrote:
Blade wrote:Took the 15 year old Honda for her annual MOT (y)
Will this one be out for our mid week blat around around!? Lookong forward to seeing which bike you chose for the ride to be honest lol

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I'll keep you guessing till the 3rd of July Rossgo (giggle)

Will be a good day and I'm looking forward to it (y)
, choices choices. Defo will be a great day

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 20 May 2019, 18:44

Filled the AT up.

Just the twenty eight quid
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