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What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, 3 May 2012.

  1. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 27,049

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    That's strange,could be the top of the spoke inside has cut through your inner tube,but usually there's a rubber rim tape covering them

    Sure you covered your whole tyre with soapy water to see any punctures? Air will escape from the nearest gap

    Edit: I think you've just just a puncture in the tyre somewhere and its choosing that spoke to escape from
     
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  2. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,035

    Location: Sarf Lahndahn

    Plastics are oil-based, so they're not all stable in petroleum (oil) based solvents. Depends on the plastic.

    "Citrus" degreasers are kinder, that's what I tend to use although obviously they're more expensive. I'm no expert but I've always understood that citric acid-based solvents tend to react less with plastics.

    Depends on the bike really. If I need to tackle something really gunky like the inside of a chainguard or around a front sprocket, I'm not averse to chucking a load of paraffin in there to dissolve the chunks of gunk. But in general cleaning I avoid it. I've also found that once wheel paint starts to flake, paraffin seems to accelerate the process.

    There's no right or wrong, except don't use washing up liquid! :)
     
  3. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,476


    I just called a local garage that does motorcycle repairs too and he said a garage wouldn't be allowed to fix a puncture?? He said I could ring around other places, but as far as he knows it's not legal for them to do that and it'll be a new tyre job.

    I'm going to try calling a few other places to see if they agree.
     
  4. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    They will stick a new innertube in,but they can be repaired, probably just covering themselves
     
  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,385

    Location: Shropshire

    Fitted my rear braided line and new rear disc, tried to fit my new caliper but the threads in one of the mount holes appears to have been absolutely ****ed which meant I rounded off my new stainless allen bolt so I spent an hour or so swearing at that and grinding and getting a grip of it with a pipe wrench and managed to get it out.
    Stuck the old caliper back on with the old bolt, fitted new pads sorted.

    Haven't taken it out yet but with the old warped disc the bike would kick around when I let the wheel roll in first up on the stand now it's fine so it seems to be all good.

    Damaged the new caliper slightly when I slipped griding the bolt so I've got no chance of getting a refund on that as along with that they'll just say I cross threaded it.

    Anyway to re thread the caliper so it's not a total waste for me?

    Also seems that HEL sent me the rear line for the naked SV which is slightly longer than the S but it still fits just runs along the swingarm on the exhaust side rather than along the top, but it doesn't swing about so I'm happy to leave that as it is.
     
  6. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,650

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Run the correct thread tap into the caliper and hope it cleans it up...?
     
  7. benji182

    Wise Guy

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    Is there a thread in the caliper and if so is that thread damaged or was it just a dodgy bolt you popped in?
     
  8. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Apr 2006

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    I phone a few places and they said they'd only replace the tyre.

    I've got my first service next Thurs at Streetbike, so I gave them a call, and they're going to pick the bike up, sort the tyre + do the service, and drop it back off.

    I've ridden the bike pretty much every day since I got it back. 6 days is the longest I've been off it, and already feeling a bit agitated :p.
     
  9. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    jingo can you drive? you'll save more taking the rear wheel to local bike shop,if its got innertube then all it needs is a new one roughly £10-£15,if its a tubeless tyre and the puncture isn't close to the edge then they can plug the hole
     
  10. misterjingo

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    Yep, I drive. Do you know anywhere around brum who'd do this? I tried a few close to me and it was a no.
     
  11. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    yes,you have a paddock stand? its not to hard to take the wheel out

    go here its in tipton though,he plugs all my tyres,you might just need new innertube

    http://www.bcmt.net/

    click on contact us

    best part he's cheap
     
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  12. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

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    Cheers. I'll give him a call. What I was quoted for a new tyre + fitting was fairly crazy tbh, so will take a repair if I can get someone to do it!
     
  13. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    you gotta watch some places they try to sell you a new tyre,its legal/safe to have them plugged
     
  14. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 16,659

    Location: Devon

    Just done a dummy build of the rear and the wheel fits perfectly, so the hours of messing around measuring, making spacers and machining parts to fit has paid off. Still need to get the swingarm adjuster slots milled out to 25mm to fit the CBR1000RR spindle, I made some sleeves to make the original spindle fit just for the dummy build.

    The USD forks and front wheel are all ready to be fitted, so making some progress now.

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  15. MowyTone

    Mobster

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    Location: Southampton

    Looking good. Did I miss something or what happened to the slingshot?
     
  16. Captain

    Capodecina

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    Sorry should have been more specific lol, i want to change the exhausts so i wanted to know the best place to buy any spares i might need. I'm not paying £700 for arrow cans or akropovic.

    I think this is the best i'm going to find.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-M...874366?hash=item2a37af7dfe:g:lpAAAOxyVLNS-sPK
     
  17. Dogbreath

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    It was Damn54 that was working on the turbo Slingshot, not me :)
     
  18. ConTRo13R

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    Me personaly.. i wouldnt spend 400 on exhausts either! I paid 100 for two carbon exhausts and another 15 on new stickers to replace the old peeling ones.
     
  19. Captain

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  20. IC3

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