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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,920

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    Especially when riding!
     
  2. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 6, 2012

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Wigan

    Little ride out now the bikes run in.

    Up to Cumbria and then onto Devils Bridge then home - 214 miles.

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  3. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,635

    Location: West mids

    Changed the coolant once it stopped peeing down this afternoon.
     
  4. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 4,122

    Location: Wales

    Came back from Cartagena, absolutely epic time, bike was perfect, got moved up to advanced after the first day with a few others, but decided to drop down to inters to stay as a group.

    Can't wait to go again.

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  5. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,552

    Wasn't today but I finally managed to settle on an exhaust and fit an SC-PROJECT instead of the nasty chrome box it comes with as stock.

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  6. LEUVEN

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004

    Posts: 983

    Location: North West

    Changed brake hoses and gave calipers a bit of a much needed cleaning.

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    Feels like it's got new pads and disks now the pistons are free and the fluid is changed and bled.
    Rest of the bike is manky as I got caught in the thunderstorm on Friday night.
     
  7. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,221

    Not jelly at all... :p

    Is the R1 really that much smaller irl compared to other litre bikes, or is it just the photo that makes it look small?
     
  8. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 4,344

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon


    Exactly what I was thinking, I had a CBR600RR which I thought was narrow but that R1 looks nimble :eek:
     
  9. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,221

    There were 4 R1's in the group, but I never really compared them to bikes around it. Now looking at that photo, I started wondering if its an illusion or whenever its actually smaller.
     
  10. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,264

    Location: Northants

    Fitted a baffle as felt it was just a tad to loud ... now i think its to quiet .. more tinkering required !
     
  11. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,756

    Location: Kent

    Started getting the VFR ready to be put up for sale!

    I've done about 6 miles in the last 3 months... :o

    So yesterday I got a delivery of the new OEM front fairing from Honda, so set about fitting that. Also tackled the CAT cover, on the updated 5th Gen VFR the CAT is covered by a mild steel heat shield, the rest of the system is stainless steel so doesn't rust but this does, and makes that area look mega tatty.
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    Half an hour and a bit of sweating later, this is what was left of it (most of the small bits came off just giving it a poke!
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    And it now looks like this:
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    I'll be givng the centre stand a coat of black paint, got some heat resistant up to 475c so might do the CAT too, although it might look a bit weird, so may just give it a rub down.

    I just need to order a new indicator, then I'll fill it up and take it for a proper run out one evening before getting it MOT's and then putting it up for sale.
     
  12. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,635

    Location: West mids

    Pulled a nail out of the tire this morning, rode to the garage topped up the air and rode the 35 miles to work. Safe to say Bike Seal tire sealant works.
     
  13. Clov!s

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 17,887

    Location:

    Have a look at pickle paste, does a good job. :)
     
  14. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Erm.... broke it, well, yesterday.

    Went on a nice run out to the Brecons, and one a bit of a thrash, I lost all power engine power, though not electrical :( Pulled over and 'rebooted' the bike, rode off, then cracked the throttle open again - 8-9k and same issue!

    I suspect it's the micro switch in the clutch, as I've recently changed levers - failing that, I'm hoping it's a pinched fuel line, and it just cutting out, due to a requirement for more fuel but not being able to provide it.

    Hey ho, more Ducati fun I guess :D
     
  15. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 4,122

    Location: Wales

    It's much smaller than people seems to think, it's only when surrounded by other than you can see the difference.
    Can 100% confirm that it's very nimble, and slide control is the best thing ever lol
     
  16. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,698

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    How were those tires, Metzlers right?

    Can agree that slide control is awesome, if a bit scary feeling to begin with.
     
  17. Domo

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004

    Posts: 4,497

    Location: Surrey, UK

    Nice ride down to Bognor with a mate for some bacon and eggs by the sea. Note: must get rid of the rear pegs and maybe do something about those mirrors. To those who know, I've decided against trading the 959 in for a V4. Been told we need a new car first :o
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  18. uksoldierboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2009

    Posts: 4,122

    Location: Wales

    Hiya Ace, S21s bud, Bridgestone, fantastic rubber but would definitely go for something like SC2s or R11s next time.
     
  19. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,756

    Location: Kent

    Took the VFR out for probably it's last run last night, 60-ish miles down to Hastings.

    Reminded me how good a bike it is, put a proper smile on my face with the howl of the V4 :D

    It's booked in for the MOT on Saturday, need to adjust the headlights down a little beforehand, then a couple of jobs after the MOT (remove heated gloves and Tomtom cable, paint centre stand and give it a full wash and detail) before putting it for sale :D
     
  20. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,635

    Location: West mids

    You've just reminded me I need to strip off my gloves and Tom Tom cable before I sell the SV.