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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. The_Abyss

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 8,304

    Location: Ipswich

    You can have this one in April!
     
  2. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,186

    Location: Kent

    That's the era of 'properly' built 400's, as they were the biggest sized bikes used in Japan they were built to the same levels as our 600 bikes. The brakes on the later CB400 models are full twin 4-pot calipers, basically the same calipers as the SP2 and firestorm of the same era!!

    Looks pretty clean for the money you paid @The_Abyss :cool::D
     
  3. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 12,617

    Location: London

    Sounds like a plan. Let me know when you wa t to get rid, pretty sure I have some spare beer tokens in the sofa somewhere.
     
  4. The_Abyss

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 8,304

    Location: Ipswich

    Yeah, I think I got quite lucky. The engine is great once warmed up, and there doesn't appear to be anything significantly wrong with it - it really purrs. Gearbox is smooth, clutch is ok if a little high, brakes are reasonable, suspension is unsophisticated but works. I'm quite sure the headlight will be pants at night, but I won't be riding it then.

    It feels so small and naked compared to the XR! I'm actually rather fond of it already.
     
  5. NooBish AbbZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,338

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Not touched the bike today, but i’m going to the Middle East with work for 6 months starting either Sept ‘17 or early ‘18. Think it could be a very good excuse to save money up for an R1:D
     
  6. Scon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2010

    Posts: 1,836

    Finally finished the following on my SV650s after 2 weeks of ups and downs

    Front springs to Hyperpro progressive
    Fork oil and dust seals
    Head bearings
    Front and rear braided lines
    Front and rear caliper rebuild

    It feels like a new bike! It feels little light on the front end though, not sure if I've tightened the steering stem enough...
     
  7. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 1,651

    Location: Hoo, Kent.

    Stripped a lot of it down, re-wired the badly fitted alarm, immobiliser and remote start, replaced a bit of broken fairing (Like that when I got it) and replaced the rear brake switch that had failed.
     
  8. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 12,617

    Location: London



    Did you ride it to work today by any chance?
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 8,304

    Location: Ipswich

    No, I rarely ride to work unless it is summer. The journey is too short to make it worth strapping on all my gear.
     
  10. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 12,617

    Location: London

    Ah fair enough, went to pick up my wife today and someone had exactly your bike parked in the car park (Hammersmith Road). Never seen it before so thought it might be you given that these bikes are fairly uncommon.
     
  11. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,177

    Location: Southampton

    Got a camrea for my helmet. Had £40 in vouchers for Amazon and found this one with waterproof case and mountings etc. Once I used sugru to make a mount on the chin of the helmet it's been pretty good for what it is

     
  12. Tom|Nbk

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 12, 2006

    Posts: 20,883

    Location: Nottingham

    Link pls
     
  13. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,177

    Location: Southampton

  14. The_Abyss

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 8,304

    Location: Ipswich

    Upgraded from the Navigator 5 to the Navigator 6. The screen is higher resolution, brighter with less glare and the unit is generally quicker to respond. There are a few other features as well, such as better more varied turning instructions that means I might finally link it up to my headset to listen to it. I still wish TomTom had an integrated nav for BMW though. And no, that's not my address!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,040

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    People buy navigation nowdays? Just use your phone.

    Bought FlashTune cable and software to be able to tune the R1
     
  16. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 3,995

    Location: Wales

    Can you guys get Woolich stuff out there? i'd highly recommend them, had the Race tools and reflash done on the R1 and it's transformed the bike.
     
  17. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,040

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    My first flash was with Woolich software, it couldn't touch decel mappings though which sucked as these things slam on the brakes when you let off.

    Main reason for FTECU is the throttle mappings, the throttle on this bike sucks ass.
     
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  18. The_Abyss

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 8,304

    Location: Ipswich

    No thanks - I rather like the features of an integrated nav.
     
  19. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

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    Plus they don’t lose reception in areas like mobiles do.
     
  20. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 15,937

    I also wouldn't want to clip in a £700 mobile onto my bike and try and faff about with it wearing gloves.
     


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