What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby StMarks » 10 Oct 2018, 11:25

Cav wrote:I put a hole through my mates carbon fibre on the Arrow underseat exhaust on his Daytona 675R.... (wasntme)

The previous owner had sheared the baffle bolt off and I was drilling it out. Oops

Could be worse mate..:
I still have my baffle bolt for my Arrow underseat silencer on my 675..
..I think..
it slipped into the can, and rattled it's way down the link pipe where it's waiting 'till I next remove my system. (headbang)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 10 Oct 2018, 11:28

It's okay, I retapped the nut and put a 6mm M5 in there. It'll hold - hopefully.

To be honest, it was measuring less than 90dB without a baffle on my phone at 6500 RPM so I doubt it needs it. It's probably similar to the 96dB of my Leo Vince with the secondary silencer
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kingfixer » 10 Oct 2018, 18:15

Fitted the new levers on the Tuono
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 10 Oct 2018, 18:18

Took the long way home. Found some new roads on the ride back
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 11 Oct 2018, 08:20

It was pretty dark this morning. This time of year isn't great for being on two wheels, Cold wet roads covered in leaves, dark roads, drivers with fogged up windows. There's a lot to deal with.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 11 Oct 2018, 09:26

Kwacky wrote:It was pretty dark this morning. This time of year isn't great for being on two wheels, Cold wet roads covered in leaves, dark roads, drivers with fogged up windows. There's a lot to deal with.


Yup Ill be honest I much prefer not being forced o ride all year round now, although I find myself more aggitated when dealing with idiots and Im in a car too, I think its coz I cant blat past and be done with them, generally if you see an idiot, in a car, your stuck with said idiot until you go seperate ways
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby StMarks » 11 Oct 2018, 10:51

Cavetroll87 wrote:
Kwacky wrote:......, although I find myself more agitated when dealing with idiots and Im in a car too, I think its coz I cant blat past and be done with them, generally if you see an idiot, in a car, your stuck with said idiot until you go separate ways

Fwiw mate, you are not alone mate.
I may not like getting wet & my extremities frozen off, but I always arrive at my destination far calmer after a commute on a motorcycle.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 12 Oct 2018, 06:19

Three days finished on track at Cartagena, no dramas, good improvements all round, as VR would say, I am very happy!
I do like this track, there is no time to rest, you have to work all the way around, one error just compromises the next two corners, the little 600 was worked hard as much as me......
after more expert tuition from Jake and the guys, my lines improved as did my braking and power delivery, and hussling the bike around in second rather than the third gear previously she was singing lol.....
Really enjoyed this trip out, gpt my monies worth with the tyres lmao.... roll on next year :)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 12 Oct 2018, 08:36

Nice one Frankie

I was busy trying to stay on the AT in the wind and rain
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 12 Oct 2018, 08:44

Update on my mate's exhaust/first trackday.

The day went epic!
He didn't crash.
He didn't need the exhaust baffle.
He has a new hole in his exhaust for no reason!

Plus side to the new hole?? He's immediately less precious about the bike which he said helped him be more relaxed on track
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 12 Oct 2018, 08:54

I'm still not letting you near my bike with a drill. Improved track riding skills or not.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 12 Oct 2018, 09:06

How does a hole just spontaneously appear in an exhaust??
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby StMarks » 12 Oct 2018, 09:10

D41 wrote:How does a hole just spontaneously appear in an exhaust??

http://www.tankslap.co.uk/viewtopic.php ... 40#p129040
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D41 » 12 Oct 2018, 09:16

Thanks StM..!! (hi)

Lolz @ Cav. :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 12 Oct 2018, 17:13

Flew it home. I felt like Mary Poppins
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby rocket » 12 Oct 2018, 17:39

Frankie wrote:Three days finished on track at Cartagena, no dramas, good improvements all round, as VR would say, I am very happy!
I do like this track, there is no time to rest, you have to work all the way around, one error just compromises the next two corners, the little 600 was worked hard as much as me......
after more expert tuition from Jake and the guys, my lines improved as did my braking and power delivery, and hussling the bike around in second rather than the third gear previously she was singing lol.....
Really enjoyed this trip out, gpt my monies worth with the tyres lmao.... roll on next year :)


Was good to see you Frankie And you were flying :-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 15 Oct 2018, 08:20

One of those morning. As if the cold and the rain wasn't enough,

The pinlock gave up mid journey
The waterproof gloves gave up mid journey
The tracker isn't working.

No idea what's happened to the tracker. My last recorded journey was Friday morning. I'll have to call Datatool.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 15 Oct 2018, 11:54

Datatool are going to reset it remotely. If that doesn't work they've send someone out to look at it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 16 Oct 2018, 10:16

Roundabout surfing thanks to some fecking diesel sprayed all over the place. (fubar)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby kiwikrasher » 16 Oct 2018, 11:54

Kwacky wrote:Roundabout surfing thanks to some fecking diesel sprayed all over the place. (fubar)


That would have been a pucker moment on the new stead
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