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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,769

    Location: Kent

    Aprilias do it too, something to do with the type of metal the clutch master cylinder is made from.
     
  2. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 4,122

    Location: Wales

    Look at changing the pads and the MC, i know a feel guys that have done just the pads to Brembo Z04s and noticed a big difference, calipers and MC have totally transformed the brakes for me.
     
  3. ShakenNstirred

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 8,853

    Location: sawley/ long eaton

    Picked up my award, presented by the trials Legend Mick Andrews.
    Peak classic trial club award for 2nd in the clubman twinshock championship 2017.
    My first year in trials, Beat the champion 5 times from my 10 rides
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  4. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,310

    Put battery in the K1300R - think i should be ablet to go for a short ride today, temps are around 6C and should be 8-9C after lunch. Still snow on the side of the roads but should be alright.

    Now to work out how to set the clock on it, manual says go to bmw service :/

    edit: went for that ride - was glorious, thermostat hit 13C! Amazingly my bike kept the time/date even with battery disconnected for >1month. I'm amazed BMW put an RTC & battery backup somewhere!
     
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  5. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,156

    Location: In a house

    Found the cause of my low (almost no) compression...

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  6. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Yep! That'll do it!
     
  7. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,827

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Spent the weekend razzing round the mountains in Mijas (near Malaga) courtesy of the Adventure Rider Centre. Epic fun despite the wet, and without doubt the best riding company I've used. I feel the need to get my KTM 200EXC running again now...
     
  8. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,777

  9. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,156

    Location: In a house

    @Rossi~ 11k!!
    Chinese steel is not what it once was :D

    How the previous owner did not notice the drop in power, I do not know.

    It was sold as not-starting on it's own, but apparently it would bump start?! He actually rode it like that from his garden to my trailer.
     
  10. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    Rebuild it with an 80cc or 160-180cc kit. :D
     
  11. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,156

    Location: In a house

    Only on a CBT :( So its getting a standard rebuild at 125cc, but using some slightly higher quality parts.

    I will however be looking to up the CCs on the Monkey Bike once this is out of the garage!
     
  12. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

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    My mate had a malossi 180 kit on his YZF and it said 124cc on the cylinder. :D
     
  13. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Weather was great at lunch time today. Allowed for a more sporty style of riding :D
     
  14. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,704

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    Stuck a nail in the rear tire... tire warranty for the win! (The shop told me to do this, don't panic)

    Brand new Bridgestone RS10R rear tomorrow, current one is spinning up all over the place
     
  15. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,229

    As I was reading this heard someone hooning, sounded like an IL4. :D
     
  16. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,750

    Location: West mids

    I've been riding like I'm looking for a ban the last couple of warmer drier days :o
     
  17. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,310

    I'm curious why a nail falls under warranty for a tyre? Was it particularly small or something?
     
  18. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,082

    Location: London


    Most disappointing upgrade of evAr. When I used to tune mopeds going from a 50cc to a 70 or 80cc kit was a massive improvement, the 180cc 4 stroke kits are incredibly tame (and asspensiff) in comparison. I do like how Malossi lie on their parts though, cheeky buggers.
     
  19. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

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    Yup, I heard similar. There are 110, 88 and 70cc kits for the z50a. Also, because they are so tiny it makes the power to weight ratio a lot more appealing.

    Imagine this:[​IMG]
    With 110cc :D

    Almost all the kits have 49cc cast on the cylinder Too!
     
  20. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

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    Location: London

    I just looked at how much those things go for, you'd be nuts to even consider modifying it! Nice little asset that, and fun to boot.