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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Smok3y

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2002

    Posts: 1,295

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Wish I'd brought a Triple instead of the ZX6R I decided to get. 50 miles I'm in agony, knees, wrists, back, getting too old for sports bikes.
     
  2. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,556

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Yeah I know the feeling... Me and the missus rode upto Oulton Park on my Street Triple no pains or aches and was a joy to ride up from Bristol, Then when I got my CBR600RR and rode from Bristol to Swindon we had to stop for us to stretch our legs etc :p
     
  3. djjuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 13, 2006

    Posts: 995

    Location: South West

    The triple engine is ace. That ST looks fantastic. Enjoy!
     
  4. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,277

    Location: London

    Thanks guys, really enjoying riding it so far, did a quick oil change on it today. Then I've got some new Rosso Corsa IIs to put on tomorrow.
     
  5. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,107

    Location: /* */

    The new one comes with a blipper and a big boost in mid range torque.
     
  6. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,277

    Location: London

    And another £3.5k on the price tag. Doesn't seem like a particularly great trade.
     
  7. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 400

    Location: County Durham

    Not necessarily to the bike but I got a new lid yesterday. Spent ages trying all sorts on but turns out I must have an obscure shaped head, Shoei, Scorpion, Shark, Bell, AGV and a few others didn't fit very well, mostly around the forehead too.
    Only one I could get away with was Aria, abit more than I wanted to spend, but atleast it was on sale

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  8. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,277

    Location: London

    I've got an Arai Axces III, its pretty comfy but my only complaint would be how noisy it seems to be. Not a problem if you ride with earplugs all the time I guess.
     
  9. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 400

    Location: County Durham

    Haven't had a chance to get out on the bike since buying it but I'm hoping its quieter than my current LS2, that thing is terrible
     
  10. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,401

    Location: Leicestershire

    Fitted Hel Braided hoses to my CBR600FX. All fitted, not bled properly yet I don't think. Forgot what a complete ball ache it is to bleed!!

    Next job is to fit bobbins to the swingarm for my paddock stand (drill and put a thread in), remove wheels, fit new chain and sprockets, new cush rubbers, new tyres.
     
  11. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    New chain, sprockets, brakes and ACF50 treatment. Ready for winter now, and ready to ride at the next opportunity next year. A big year of touring ahead.
     
  12. eddie101

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,226

    Location: Staffs

    Currently in the process of fitting a straight bar conversion, replacement screen, heated grips and a couple of other bits and bobs to the turbo bird. I just want another dry day to really stretch it's legs.
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,843

    Location: West mids

    We'll have to go for a ride when it warms up and you can show me just how much it embarrasses a standard bird :o
     
  14. mattup

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 769

    Location: Reading

    Just looked at it in the garage again. Roll on spring!!

    Matt
     
  15. eddie101

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,226

    Location: Staffs

    Haha yeah for sure, to be honest it feels very similar to standard but you just get a hell of a lot more of a push. I did about 150 miles yesterday with the new setup and it's totally changed the dynamic of the bike. Absolute weapon.
     
  16. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,482

    Location: Bristol

    Went to fit an expensive phone mount to the bars only to realise the ones fitted don't have space for anything like the clamp mount (has a support bar linking both sides).
    Something to investigate and work something out when I've got free time and daylight, could really do with being able to mount my phone for nav occasionally.
     
  17. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,254

    Location:

    Take a look at Quadlock for your bike. :)
     
  18. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,482

    Location: Bristol

    The problem is the clamp itself on the stupidly expensive Givi mount / case I got due to my bars. I might be able to mount it on the support bar but it doesn't fit on the main bar due to the support one plus the distance between main bar and headstock bolt thing.

    Image below shows the support / cross bar that stops a clamp mount from working on the main bar. The phone mount did come with some rubber padding for wrapping around bars / mirrors (if mirrors mount on the bars, mine don't) so I might be able to use that to pad out the cross bar and make it fit. Short of doing that, I think the next best option is to get a new set of bars without the cross tie thing but that seems a little drastic to resolve a minor issue of mounting my phone. I don't need the phone to be mounted, it's just useful to have a quick glance at when going on an unknown route as audio instructions aren't always too clear.
    I'll have some free time over Xmas and new year so will see what I can do with what I have.

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    E: that being said, the one you mention does look so much simpler and nicer to use. My phone (OnePlus 7T) isn't IP rated or whatever it's called but that's down to OnePlus not wanting to pay for it, generally it should be fine getting wet. I shall look into those mounts too, does look nice and slim and easy to use, mounting clamp looks quite slim too so could be an option. Thanks. :)
     
  19. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,401

    Location: Leicestershire

    Fitted braided hoses other day, bled them. Not bleeding right. Need to take the calipers off and bleed them in the air.
     
  20. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Blew some Boxing Day cobwebs away this afternoon. Roads slippy (had a few 'moments' - typical v-twin twitchy bum power out of corner stuff :D) and bike filthy now but my goodness, that was fun. :cool:

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