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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    If it was me I would replace the wiring loom. There are 2nd hand ones on ebay from £15
     
  2. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,690

    I've slacked a bit on the cleaning of my bike this winter, now i'm paying for it. Buy a cheap Suzuki, get a cheap Suzuki I suppose :p :(

    In other news, I can now feel my fingers and I think my balls have shown themselves finally after that freezing ride in this morning.
     
  3. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,759

    Location: Kent

    Fitted the new fuel pump to the Tuono on Saturday, then got a new battery to replace the one the VFR had killed in the eurotunnel queue (both the VFR and tuono have the same battery so I swapped them over), refitted the tank and fired it up for the first time for 9 months!!! :eek:


    Yes that's my phone camera mic getting blown out, 1000cc v-twin in a metal garage = LOUD NOISES!



    Wow, the facebook video thing works :D
     
  4. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,925

    Location: /* */

    What will go wrong next though? :p
     
  5. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,759

    Location: Kent

    Nothing! Shhhhhh :o:p

    Still need to get the fork bottom replaced and it needs a new MOT, so...
     
  6. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,309

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I haven’t got the time. Plus I think mine looks in better condition than the one on eBay!
     
  7. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,656

    Location: West mids

    Need to get my wheel bearings done rear seems to have a slight wobble when I tested it, normally get them done with the tyres to avoid the extra labour charge but the last place was only a tyre fitter, £50ish of labour to fit £20 worth of parts :o
     
  8. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,656

    Location: West mids

    £120 you flipping wot m8 :eek:
     
  9. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Flat tyre when I went to go home last night....left the bike at work and jumped on the back of me mates street. Got a guy coming to work tomorrow to change the tyre for a pilot road 5
     
  10. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,552

    Heard a lot of good things about the Road 5's.
     
  11. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 6, 2012

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Wigan

    Went to have the 5's fitted today, but came away with Roadtec 01's instead

    Hope I made the right choice.
     
  12. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,759

    Location: Kent

    I've got a roadtec 01 on the back of my VFR, seems very good in the wet and very surefooted.
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,656

    Location: West mids

    Just taken the wheels off in the dark ready for new bearings tomorrow. Tried to get the layer of chain wax/road muck off the rear and gave up :D it's getting dropped off for someone else to deal with once the weather picks up.
     
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  14. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 6, 2012

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Wigan

    Cheers

    That’s what I’m after, just glad to get the S20’s off
     
  15. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,759

    Location: Kent

    Bridgestones? :eek: Not a fan at all of bridgestones - I had M7RR's on the VFR before the roadtec01, it's not as sporty a profile but it seems to be wearing well and the grip level through the winter crap has been excellent.
     
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  16. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 6, 2012

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Wigan

    Yes those pieces of crap, tolerated them as long as I could.

    Out tomorrow to scrub them in, weather permitting.
     
  17. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,309

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Beautiful day today, and I was working from home this afternoon. The salt was pretty much washed off the road so the XR was dusted off and taken out for quick ride. The last time I rode her properly was in October, a 500+ mile ride back from Germany. I'm off to the London Bike Show tomorrow, and at pretty much the same moment I thought I might ride down a dirty great gritter rolled past.

    Still not quite there yet...
     
  18. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,925

    Location: /* */

    Let me know what you think about the duke 790.
     
  19. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,309

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I'll snap a few photos and bring back a report :)
     
  20. Phantom Shadow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 5, 2013

    Posts: 1,528

    Rear left indicator stopped working during the week. Had only pulled half the bike apart checking the wires to find the wire was broken about an inch below the plug in the tail where I'd first looked!

    Ended up removing the pannier rack and rear fairing trying to get at the wire to fix it. At least in the process I was able to rip out the aftermarket alarm wiring after removing the alarm itself last week, also found where there was a missing bolt causing the undertray to keep falling down (had been holding it up with a cable tie) so in the end a fairly useful exercise getting a few things sorted.

    Exhaust had also been falling apart (where the sleeve is riveted at the inlet had come apart and was leaking) so sent it back to manufacturer last week to repair and polish up, came back looking good as new and got it fitted at the start of the week. Also changed it from carbon to black stainless which is an improvement imo. Much cheaper for £80 than having to just replace it.