What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby D6Nutz » 11 Feb 2020, 20:20

Lovely ride home. Dry roads and it was still not quite dark when I got home.

Did have the bike in dynamic though and managed a massive wheel spin on some crap left behind from the rain. Keeps you awake.

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

Postby D6Nutz » 14 Feb 2020, 17:50

Not much. Got all my gear on this morning, went out and took the cover off. Promptly swore at the flat rear. Put the cover back on, took my gear off and got in the car.

Guess what I'm doing this weekend (swear)

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

Postby duke63 » 14 Feb 2020, 18:05

At least you found it at home. Best that than getting to work and finding it flat? Could you see the offending object in the tyre?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 14 Feb 2020, 19:16

duke63 wrote:At least you found it at home. Best that than getting to work and finding it flat? Could you see the offending object in the tyre?
Didn't have time to look, there's a tyre place not too far from work so I'll give them a call tomorrow and see if they can get a tyre in. If they can repair it even better as it's only about 50% worn.

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

Postby D6Nutz » 15 Feb 2020, 12:59

duke63 wrote:At least you found it at home. Best that than getting to work and finding it flat? Could you see the offending object in the tyre?
Got the tyre plugged today, going to have to replace it soon as it's got loads of crap stuck in it.Image

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

Postby Cav » 15 Feb 2020, 19:00

Realised I'm running out of time to fix my rearsets so I've just ordered a set... I kept bending my current ones
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 15 Feb 2020, 19:14

Cav wrote:Realised I'm running out of time to fix my rearsets so I've just ordered a set... I kept bending my current ones


What did you go for? i put Vortex on the ZX10R and thought they were awesome
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 15 Feb 2020, 19:17

Half fitted my heated grips, I need the bike out of the garage to take the fairing off to get at the electrical side of things which looks like it will happen tomorrow.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 15 Feb 2020, 19:55

How many miles on that tyre,Nutz?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 15 Feb 2020, 20:46

duke63 wrote:How many miles on that tyre,Nutz?
Had to go back through my other thread to work out. They've done about 4500, pretty much all commuting.

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

Postby Cav » 15 Feb 2020, 23:16

kiwikrasher wrote:
Cav wrote:Realised I'm running out of time to fix my rearsets so I've just ordered a set... I kept bending my current ones


What did you go for? i put Vortex on the ZX10R and thought they were awesome


I've gone for PP Tuning rearsets. They look better quality than mine and I spoke with someone who has used a lot and he said these gave the best feeling as most are too flexible. He's a heffer by his own admission.

Vortex are America only and very expensive after import and shipping.

I'll get them fitted next week and see write a little initial feedback thing
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 16 Feb 2020, 10:49

Cav wrote:
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Cav wrote:Realised I'm running out of time to fix my rearsets so I've just ordered a set... I kept bending my current ones


What did you go for? i put Vortex on the ZX10R and thought they were awesome


I've gone for PP Tuning rearsets. They look better quality than mine and I spoke with someone who has used a lot and he said these gave the best feeling as most are too flexible. He's a heffer by his own admission.

Vortex are America only and very expensive after import and shipping.

I'll get them fitted next week and see write a little initial feedback thing


We have to import most bike things here so I’m either paying for postage from UK/EU or US so I didn’t think about that!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 16 Feb 2020, 14:36

I finished the heated grip installation, the rain held off until the fairings were off (gah)
Got it done and found that the Gtechniq C2 made it very easy to dry and very shiny. 8)

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

Postby Kwacky » 16 Feb 2020, 14:43

I love that stuff. It lasts for ages as well
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kingfixer » 17 Feb 2020, 22:03

Sold the XT660 tonight (y)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 20 Feb 2020, 19:12

Gearbox and clutch reinstalled
New gasket and clutch cover installed
Wheels fitted with new rubber
All wheel spacers and axles cleaned... they were disgusting!

Does anyone have a spare set of good condition axles and/or spacers? Mine are all corroded or missing the coating so will have to buy new ones and get my mate to make some bits for me.

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

Postby duke63 » 22 Feb 2020, 17:33

Some semblance of sanity is restored as I have been out on my bike for the first time since October..
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 22 Feb 2020, 18:01

Yeah managed the same in the end, was going then it rained, held off for an extra 1/2 hr, went out as it stopped. Needed a good run out. Ended up at Thruxton in the Jackaroo cafe..... little light lunch after a chilled ride down.

Run back was a little quicker lol..... I am not bike fit, arms ache, legs ache, totally knackered. I might go for a little snooze lol
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby TriumphFan » 22 Feb 2020, 18:52

I wish, been watching the horizontal snow up here....


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

Postby C00kiemonster » 22 Feb 2020, 21:49

duke63 wrote:Some semblance of sanity is restored as I have been out on my bike for the first time since October..


Ditto - did a couple of hours today. Just what the doctor ordered.

This is the first bike i've owned where it just fits like a glove and i dont need to get my head around it when i ride it after a few months off. I wont be selling this anytime soon - fantastic bike.

I'm also impressed with my new Held Gloves - first time i've worn them and dont seem to need any wearing in either - ace.
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