What did you do to your bike today ??

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

Postby D41 » 30 Mar 2021, 18:45

Tyre shine is fine as long as you don't get any of it on the tread. Just do a sidewall treatment and you're good to go.

That's solid advice, BTW.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 30 Mar 2021, 18:51

Updated the time on the SUV
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 30 Mar 2021, 19:50

Kwacky wrote:Updated the time on the SUV
Mine never got changed to winter time.

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

Postby Kwacky » 30 Mar 2021, 20:01

I took the battery out of mine so it was miles out
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 30 Mar 2021, 22:04

Not as good as Frankies #obvs

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

Postby Kwacky » 30 Mar 2021, 22:17

Tankslap Panzer Division. Just need to get Perkles in the next photo
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 31 Mar 2021, 08:19

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

Postby Cav » 31 Mar 2021, 08:34

Bike looks lovely but it'd be a shame to get a £100 fine for that plate. Is there a reflector on there too?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 31 Mar 2021, 08:55

Cav wrote:Bike looks lovely but it'd be a shame to get a £100 fine for that plate. Is there a reflector on there too?

its the photo its not actuality much smaller than standard, the oem plate didnt have a reflector are they supposed to have one ?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Cav » 31 Mar 2021, 09:03

The rear of the bike needs reflectors, if the tail unit has some or they're built into the indicators like some cars you'll be fine.

Ah okay, perspective makes a difference. It's the size of the letters rather than the size of the plate. I used to ride with a 7x5 plate and I avoided getting the fine but others with that size did get fines.

Your photo made me realise how nice the Gen 4 looks though! 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Perkles » 31 Mar 2021, 09:06

Cav wrote:The rear of the bike needs reflectors, if the tail unit has some or they're built into the indicators like some cars you'll be fine.

Ah okay, perspective makes a difference. It's the size of the letters rather than the size of the plate. I used to ride with a 7x5 plate and I avoided getting the fine but others with that size did get fines.

Your photo made me realise how nice the Gen 4 looks though! 8)

its an incredible bike and so easy to ride, the shift cam is something else
I do find it quite a tall bike but I am a short arse
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby D6Nutz » 31 Mar 2021, 13:19

BMW's latest trick is to put the reflector above the plate on the standard hanger.

The latest bikes have also gone a bit nuts and done away with the rear light, it's integrated into the indicators now.

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

Postby Frankie » 01 Apr 2021, 22:22

Monty wrote:Fitted some new levers today and found a 10 mill socket attached to the old clutch lever. It’s been there for 4 years!

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Ha ha ha now we know where they go.... Always the last one to finds its way back into the box lol
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 02 Apr 2021, 18:44

Acf50'ed the MV
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 02 Apr 2021, 19:15

Rode them...both of them.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 02 Apr 2021, 21:36

Washed it after work, in the dark, my neighbours know I'm not entirely sane so it's okay... What's not okay is that bloody datatool alarm which hates when I wash the bike and goes crazy. I did grease the main wiring plug for it with silicone grease but something else must be triggering it.

Bike's all clean and checked for tomorrow's ride... If the alarm will let it start.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 16 Apr 2021, 17:17

I took the SUV out for a local ride. Only did about 45 miles but it was nice to get out and have a play on some of the country lanes.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby duke63 » 17 Apr 2021, 19:18

First trip to a bike shop in 4 months to have a look at the Multistrada V4.

Nice ride out on the Street on some of my favourite roads. Its the perfect bike for twisting roads.

Multi looks great, feels great but can't test ride it till next weekend. Its tempting though.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Stonesie » 17 Apr 2021, 19:29

A 24K service, but no brake fluid change or coolant change. The brake fluid was done when I did the discs and pads, and I have a new radiator cap on order so I will do it when that arrives.

Valve clearances were okay, some right on the top of spec but that's better than too tight.

The job just didn't seem to end, I'm so out of practice with this I was repeating work and frustrating the hell out of myself so I still have a to-do list for Tuesday. Then getting the tank drain unblocked took an hour of fannying about with a 2mm drill bit in my hand, so water drains from around the filler cap rather than going in the tank.

Replace SAI manifold, it's perished and shocked me when Triumph said £5 and change...
Replace relay mounts, all 6 for £14
Coolant change and rad cap
Chain and sprockets
Starter solenoid, £34... People are selling used ones on ebay for that + postage.

Now I've had a good "getting to know you" session it shouldn't take long... He say's hopefully...


duke63 wrote:First trip to a bike shop in 4 months to have a lookmat the Multistrada V4.

Nice ride out on the Street on some of my favourite roads. Its the perfect bike for twisting roads.

Multi looks great, feels great but can't test ride it till next weekend. Its tempting though.


It looks like a bit of a lunatic in disguise, 44 Teeth did a 3 guys, one bike review and seemed to love it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ??

Postby Kwacky » 18 Apr 2021, 15:53

Met Frankie for coffee and a bacon bap. Put the world to rights.

Nipped round to see Perkles and used his muscle to crack the bar ends off the bike.

Fitted the Rizoma bar ends and mirrors.
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