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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

    I had a nice Sunday dinner and an afternoon nap:o
     
  2. One

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Aug 2011

    Posts: 6,162

    Location: ABQ, NM

    Pumped up the tires, moved the rear wheel back a bit tightening the chain, put a new o-ring on a bolt, zip-tied a loose cable, and then went out for a blast.

    First ride since November I think, it was damn cold but great fun. My rpm issue seems to be fixed. I can consistently get up to about 6000 rpm so I'm happy about that. No faffing about with the points anymore either!

    I need to move onto some other fixes now though. One floppy indicator, a slow oil leak, and a problem with drinking too much oil.
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 44,053

    Location: /* */

    Gave her a thorough clean after the snowy mountain pass trip got her filthy.
     
  4. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,748

    Just come home from the coast was many about sunny a little sharp with the wind but good afternoon.
     
  5. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 16,659

    Location: Devon

    Managed to get the 929 yokes and forks and the 1000RR front wheel on this evening. Won a NOS mudguard yesterday, so that will need to be resprayed and fitted, and I need to order a set of decent brake lines as well.

    Still not 100% on the orange wheels though.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 May 2010

    Posts: 4,730

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Rode the R6.

    Changed the rear tube on the YZ and took it around the block... lifts the front in every gear :D
     
  7. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 27,049

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    looks good dog,the orange wheels suit it,matches the decals
     
  8. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Aug 2009

    Posts: 4,186

    Location: Wales

    Spent all day yesterday at REPS getting the R6 custom tuned and reflashed, got all the restrictions removed, fuelling adjusted for the Leo Vince system, changed some of the engine braking settings in 1st-3rd and a whole host of other tweaks.

    Results
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    Bike dyno'd at stock was 106bhp so a very healthy increase, arse on the seat test was even more impressive, bike pulls very hard from 7k and just takes off after 10k, feels like a totally different animal compared to stock.
    We also decreased the engine braking through 1st to 3rd, made a huge difference in being able to roll into corners.

    Overall very pleased, time to enjoy it now:D
     
  9. ConTRo13R

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Mar 2008

    Posts: 3,147

    Location: Canterbury, Kent

    [​IMG]

    Oooooo yeeeeaaaa! 1/6 throttle
     
  10. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 May 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Looked at the dry roads, looked at the XR, looked at fractured wrist, cried a little inside. 3 more weeks... :(
     
  11. ShakenNstirred

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,732

    Location: sawley/ long eaton

  12. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2013

    Posts: 2,816

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Almost low-sided it yesterday, managed to catch it; don't know how.

    Little bit scary
     
  13. One

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Aug 2011

    Posts: 6,162

    Location: ABQ, NM

    Is there no stalk on those plugs?
     
  14. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,965

    Location: Manchester

    i don't think Brisk have them, from what i have seen anyway.

    not sure what the pros and cons are though
     
  15. SPARC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2010

    Posts: 2,772

    Location: Scotland

    Those plugs are mad looking.

     
  16. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 68,372

    Location: Wales

    bike shopping is hard :(
     
  17. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,922

    Get the Brutale or the Husqvarna 701 :p
     
  18. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Jul 2009

    Posts: 27,049

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    A nice shiny black blackbird,or a zzr1400
     
  19. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,252

    Location: Shropshire

    I've got a lovely little YBR I'd happily sell you :p
     
  20. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 44,053

    Location: /* */

    Aprilia Tuono!