What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby Stonesie » 19 Jul 2018, 21:15

Washed and polished it with a coat of Muc-off speed wax for good measure, looks awesome!

And the neighbours think i'm mad using a blower to dry the bike, gets all the water out of the radiator fins so it's worth it just for that. A cheap Ebay pet dryer does the same job as a very expensive 'Bike Dryer'.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby rocket » 20 Jul 2018, 08:06

Cavetroll87 wrote:listed it for sale

Good luck with the sale..
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 20 Jul 2018, 19:43

Rode home in the rain. I had almost forgotten how to do it.

Some of the roads had white foam on them from all the diesel. Not nice.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 20 Jul 2018, 19:47

Service time..... remarks on the service, front pads 10% worn lol......I have only just replace s them ffs....lol
So that's 30k on her now almost bang on 10k a year for a bike that I only use for fun no commuting and up until recently shared duties with another bike.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 20 Jul 2018, 19:49

Kwacky wrote:Rode home in the rain. I had almost forgotten how to do it.

Some of the roads had white foam on them from all the diesel. Not nice.


Ha ha I did it last Friday, all that lovely sun we have had I take the day off to go to Fairford airshow (on bike) rained on me....
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Postby Blade » 21 Jul 2018, 08:06

Good airshow though Frankie. We went on Saturday and really enjoyed it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 21 Jul 2018, 21:26

Blade wrote:Good airshow though Frankie. We went on Saturday and really enjoyed it.

It was mate always is a good show as it is military you get some great stuff. My favs this year the Italian and Swiss displays.

However I cant help noticing that the rules and regulations are taking the planes away from the crowd line more and more... :(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Frankie » 22 Jul 2018, 12:24

Belly pan has got an overhaul, its been on the bike a few years now and has taken a few bashes and bangs.... so i have fixed all the small cracks, and given it a little lick of paint.... managed to get the correct red for the bike,, its not the best paint job in the world, I seem to have covered everything in the man-cave with a fine dusting of primer, but even more of the top coat LOL.......Worth it I think it looks nice.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Jul 2018, 16:10

Took the SD out for the first time in what seems like ages.

Decided to have some fun and set myself the challenge of getting to the south coast and back using without using any of my familiar routes. I aimed for near Bournemouth, I stopped at a cafe just before as it was too sodding hot.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 22 Jul 2018, 16:26

Does it run hot Jon?

The Pani bangs out some heat which is great on a cool day, so not so much when it's 30 degrees stifling hot (blush)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Jul 2018, 16:28

Blade wrote:Does it run hot Jon?


It's cooler than the RSV, but that could be down to the lack of fairing and better airflow.

The factory fitted "heated seat" did get a bit warn at times though (lol)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Blade » 22 Jul 2018, 16:35

I went to Wales the other day in 30 degree sunshine and it was brutal (blush)

Glad you had a good run out. Have to meet up in Wales before summers out (y)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 22 Jul 2018, 16:59

Met LeCreusetFiend for a ride around some of the local country roads.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby LeCreusetFiend » 22 Jul 2018, 18:00

Thanks ever so much for that, Kwacky - I really enjoyed it - thoroughly appreciated, and very useful indeed!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 22 Jul 2018, 20:12

Washed and waxed the bike. Cleaned, lubed and adjusted the chain.

It was only a cheap DID but it's lasting well.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Jul 2018, 20:45

The one thing that did surprise me today was the heat in the rear tyre when I hit back home.

I can't remember the last time I put my hand on a tyre and pulled it off sharply. It was fecking hot.

I'm really hoping the news article I read that says we should get used to this is correct
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 22 Jul 2018, 20:50

I have found the Z8s to struggle a bit when they're really hot.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 23 Jul 2018, 08:37

The summer holidays may have started but the traffic didn't seem any lighter this morning
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cavetroll87 » 23 Jul 2018, 11:37

Im not really sure what im doing with my bike at the moment. Was meant to be meeting a guy about an R1 today, 2007, 13k miles, all looked very nice but I just don't feel it at the mo. On the one hand I really fancied a sportsbike again but I know that as soon as I try and ride it longer than 5 minutes ill regret it so Ive decided to do nothing atm. wait and make a proper decision next year when I should be free from budget restrictions to a large point.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 23 Jul 2018, 11:49

I know what you mean. I'm a bit apathetic at the moment. I almost feel as if I should be buying another bike, rather than wanting another bike.
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