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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,925

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Bar risers installed:

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    20mm higher, felt very nice on the way into work this morning, and my arse slides forward less on the seat now :D
     
  2. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Rear brake is still non existent when riding, 5% better after a quick bleed this morning, so going to order new seals for the caliper and master and hope that sorts it!
     
  3. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,528

    Location: West mids

    Have you cleaned and greased the pedal pivot? That was the difference between nothing and half decent on the SV.
     
  4. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,655

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Oh the pedal moves fine, too much in fact, as before I bled it this morning it was moving too much and its taken a chunk out of the fairing paint -_-

    In the garage it works fine, bite feels nice, releases fine, holds the wheel etc, but once riding it's just barely working, definitely not enough pressure being exerted to stop the bike under load, and of course have cleaned it up, checked the pads/disc etc..
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019
  5. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,355

    Location: Southampton

    Replaced the battery on the CBR after having to bump start it on Monday morning. It now starts straight away and doesnt need any help with slight throttle. Seems the battery has been on it's way out for at least a month or so
     
  6. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,563

    Location: Kent (Soon to be Highlands)

    I also replaced the battery and added a battery optimiser.
     
  7. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,694

    Love it!
     
  8. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,772

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Took my Mavic Pro with me today - top of Glen Ogle, Scotland. Quickshot selfie :D:-

     
  9. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,355

    Location: Southampton

    Rode 220 miles yesterday over to Cheddar gorge and Yeovil. Some great smooth flowing roads and some not so great roads. I got off the bike tired and aching though
     
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,528

    Location: West mids

    I drove past that way with a stinking hangover, not quite as fun.
     
  11. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 3,188

    Location: UK

    Around the gorge area there are plenty of gravel patches ahoy.

    It might just be my luck, but every time I ride the roads around there during nicer weather, I see someone who's come off due to one reason or another.
     
  12. mattcrane

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 29, 2014

    Posts: 578

    Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK


    Probably more to do with the ever increasing number of idiots on bikes who believe they are the reincarnation of Barry Sheene but on a public road not a track.
     
  13. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 3,188

    Location: UK

    Possibly. I know summer brings out a lot of riders who don't ride all year round and try to re-apply skills that they haven't used in 11 months, might just be down to that. I don't think it's a beginner's road, by any stretch.
     
  14. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,528

    Location: West mids

    Fitted a new battery and removed the baffles from my cans, the neighbors will love that tomorrow morning
     
  15. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,818

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Fresh tyres, packed up and ready for a weekend at Le Mans!

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  16. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,355

    Location: Southampton

    Bought her home yesterday. Bit of a dent on the tank but I'm not too fussed about that for now. This bike is so much fun and it just sounds naughty. Not really tried to go fast yet but it's just effortless to get upto speed

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  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,528

    Location: West mids

    Taken the baffles out yet? :D
     
  18. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,643

    Location: Devon

    Make sure the cam chain tensioners are working properly! They are a big weak spot on these and plenty of Firestorm engines have been ruined through the timing slipping.
     
  19. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,355

    Location: Southampton

    Not yet. To be honest I really dont need to with the way it already is. I will probably take them out for the next bike night though :D

    Fair point, I'll have a look. Seems people say to change them at 30K miles. As mine is at 37K miles I'll see if there is any paper work to say they have been changed or if they are now manual ones.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  20. Munchies

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 4, 2010

    Posts: 130

    Decided to finally get round to checking the valves on the ol' VFR as I have no idea if / when they were last checked, and she's sitting on 63,666 miles.

    There was a surprising amount of access to the front cylinders with the radiator out of the way, don't know why people say it's such a pain.

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    not sure how concerned to be about all 4 plugs having a coating of sludgy oil on the neck, don't seem to be burning any oil, and the coolant came out clean.

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    and the results, if you can make sense of my scribbling.

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    intakes are supposed to be 0.16mm +/- 0.03mm and exhaust 0.25mm. Looks to me like someone has shimmed the rear cylinders, but not touched the front. Tomorrow i'll have to pull the camshaft and measure up for shims on the front intakes, that may be more of a pain.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019