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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 May 2004

    Posts: 19,922

    Just go easy with it and don't spray it all over the bike and it lasts long enough. i.e. you don't need to spray it on normal body work etc. as that generally just wipes clean with a sponge.
     
  2. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

    Posts: 6,412

    Location: Kent

    Yeah I could imagine with a 'normal' bike (rather than one that's got 10 years of caked in grease and doesn't get washed for months) a quick spray on the swingarm/sprocket/brakes and general lower area once a week would be enough to keep it sparkly clean.
     
  3. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,946

    Location: Lancashire

    New exhaust finally arrived, really struggled to find a modern looking exhaust for my now near vintage bike. Picked up this Arrow one from Italy in the end.

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  4. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

    Posts: 6,412

    Location: Kent

    That is one very clean bike. Now get that baffle out! :D
     
  5. pugheaven

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Apr 2008

    Posts: 3,599

    Location: Bryn Celyn Wales

    @Kidloco - Man, looks very sweet!!!
     
  6. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,370

    Location: Southampton

    Glad it wasn't just me thinking that :D

    Was given some LED clusters that replace indicator bulbs. They don't need any conversion or extra electronics. I took them out again though. The problem is the LEDs are too focused and light up the center of the indicator really well. The bulb lights up the whole indicator with the help of the reflector plate - oh well!

    Mate of mine also changed this dipped bulbs for LEDs with a lens on the end and it makes his VFR look awesome with the white light. Might look into testing something like that on the CBR
     
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  7. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,536

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Changed my led numberplate light ready for its Mot. 2 out of 4 of the bulbs had stopped working, assumed that would be a fail.

    Pig of a job as had to half remove my givi rack. Just ghetto wired it up for now with half a roll of tape wrapped. I'll use proper connectors next time.

    Took the baffle out my SC project exhaust and its mental loud :p

    Put it back in for the week for its Mot but might try it for a bit. Pops and crackles on over run loads with it in so should be crazy with it out.
     
  8. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    What my tank looks like when my knee goes into the side of it :(

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    Someone u-turned on me...
     
  9. 2Thumbs

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,212

    Location: Devon

    My CBR saw daylight for the first time in 4 months on Thursday. So I gave it a wash and wax.

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  10. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 May 2009

    Posts: 3,370

    Location: Southampton

    Nice F3! So much better condition than mine
     
  11. TripleT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,536

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    OK after changing my number plate led (straight swap, managed to find the same light) I had trouble starting this morning. Think it's just coincidence? Cold morning and all? Never gave a problem normally though.

    Not sure if I could have done anything? All it was was two wires, which could only be wired up one way as the other way it didn't work at all. I ghetto wrapped the wire around the connectors but taped it up to ****

    I'm dreading trying to start my bike later tonight :o
     
  12. ConTRo13R

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Mar 2008

    Posts: 3,147

    Location: Canterbury, Kent

    You didnt come off did you? :confused: i hope thats just your immense leg strength and no other damage to you or machine! Doesnt look like it has creased so you may be able to pressure or pull it out and fingers crossed the paint doesnt crack or lift
     
  13. pugheaven

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Apr 2008

    Posts: 3,599

    Location: Bryn Celyn Wales

    Lovely F3 fella.... looks in great condition!!! Us CBR 90's owners are slowly but surely becoming a dying breed as people move to more powerful bikes... I realised that my F4 1999 is 17 years old this month... `17... that's mental.
     
  14. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 44,053

    Location: /* */

    There's glorious sunshine today... but it's -3C so I did nothing to my bike :(
     
  15. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Mar 2011

    Posts: 6,412

    Location: Kent

    Looks like it's warm (10-11 degrees) and dry down here next weekend, good riding weather! :D
     
  16. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 44,053

    Location: /* */

    This Saturday will be perfect skiing weather here... so I might get the bike out again :p
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 28,252

    Location: Shropshire

    Off down to Brighton a week on Friday so hoping it's started to warm up! Don't fancy 3 and a half hours on the motorway while it's hovering around 0 degrees.
     
  18. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 5,564


    I did. My bike hit the car on it's left side, I went flying over the handlebars and the bike landed on it's right side. Downpipes and exhausts were ruined. Handlebars bent into the tank (so there's dents on top as well as the side) amongst other damage.

    Sucks. It's in for repairs now.
     
  19. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 68,372

    Location: Wales

    Driver admited fault?
     
  20. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    Yup.

    Everything was sorted in 4 weeks. The only reason I don't have my bike now is because they put the wrong exhausts on so I had to return it. There were a few other niggles here and there I wasn't happy with, but hopefully I'll have my bike back by this time next week.

    As a treat I bought myself a tail tidy and some old school indicators for when it arrives back :)

    I currently have a Honda NC750S which is okay but I find it difficult to change gears because I can't hear the engine and the tacho is LCD and really small. A bike is a bike though and I had good fun on it tonight :D