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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,110

    Location: Scotland

    And how did you find it?, what height are you?.
     
  2. MatteH Oxford

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 26, 2010

    Posts: 1,664

    Location: Wiltshire

    I've edited the OP, my old girl rewarded me by killing the battery today! :eek::D

    So, new Yuasa bought and fitted to the K6 GSXR this afternoon, the original lasted my ownership so far which is 5 years!
     
  3. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,655

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    Supervised my buddy patching his exhaust on his winter works bike when I say supervised in reality included drinking tea and taking some pics :D
    We been riding together for over 35 years and do not own any other transport apart from bikes winters are starting to hurt a little but still all good ;)
     
  4. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,623

    Location: Bristol

    Guy at work's bike blew over today...


    ...into mine!

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    That's not quite how it's meant to be!

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    Back into position, thankfully the awkward angle was down to a slip fit not being fully tight so it rotated down when his bike hit mine, making it seem really bad.

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    Problem solved, for now. I've tightened the lower slip joint too so it should all be fine. The can is scuffed up and dented but I'm not too fussed really, it's easy enough to replace if I want and the inside is still straight so it's just the outer of the can that looks a bit worse for wear.

    Sadly there is some damage on the front fairing too though.

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    I've not spoken to the guy who's bike went down yet, I spoke to reception and got the story off them and it seems his bike got pretty badly damaged, the screen and fairings all busted up. I'll have a chat with him tomorrow but whilst this does suck to have damage on my bike like this which is entirely out of my control, I can't really be mad at him for the wind throwing his bike about.
     
  5. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,110

    Location: Scotland

    Unlucky, seems to be happening loads with this weather, i'm glad i sold my bike today so i don't have to worry about it.

    Now i'm obsessing over what bike to get next when the weather clears up!.
     
  6. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: Clapham Junction

    You sold the CRF? It was so cuuute!

    KTM790 for the win. Don't wait for the weather :D
     
  7. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,623

    Location: Bristol

    Yeah, it turns out that a total of something like 4 out of 20ish bikes got blown over by the wind in the work carpark yesterday.
    Part of the building makes a bit of a wind tunnel so one of the bike parking areas is more at risk than the other with high winds from storms, it can be bad on normal days anyway.

    I spoke to the guy about mine and he was really apologetic and is chasing the company to do something about the increased risk in bike damage due to the current building layout and maybe compensation for the damaged bikes.

    "thank you for texting i couldnt find out whos bike it was and i am so sorry for the damage. Yea my fairing broke screen smashed indicators gone and tank dented."

    Seems he took the brunt of the damage on his bike so I can't really complain at mine and have told him not to worry about it, these things happen. It's like £300 to put mine right/back to how it was which is mostly just the exhaust can cost anyway. I can live with it as it is, might see if I can pull the dent out which makes it just the hanger I need and a touch up pen for the scratches.

    My manager's bike also got knocked down by the wind and it destroyed the side of his bike. It's a 20 year old Honda tourer thing and isn't worth a great deal...but decided to claim on insurance anyway so unfortunately he'll get very little back. I

    really got quite lucky with mine, I just hope that no more bikes blow over in the carpark.
     
  8. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Cant u park your bike between some cars?
     
  9. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,623

    Location: Bristol

    Nope, allocated car parking and free for all bike parking areas.

    The most impressive thing for me was that the bike that hit mine got blown over onto its left side, against/off the stand!
     
  10. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    Sure no one pushed it over for devilment? Had to be seriously strong wind to push a bike up and over against its sidestand

    It was seriously windy though but does seem surprising to me
     
  11. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,623

    Location: Bristol

    Possible, but they'd have to have pushed one over, left, come back, pushed another...etc. to take out four bikes in total over the course of the day. I've not checked or asked about CCTV in the carpark but believe there is some and I'm sure we'd have been informed if there was someone out there doing damage to bikes.
     
  12. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,281

    Location: London

    Cleaned up all the chain guides, sprocket cover and bits of engine that were grubby as best I could. New front sprocket and chain on. Had ordered a new rear sprocket but they'd sent a 520 instead of 525, so that'll have to wait. Still waiting for my new exhaust system, which is why all the fairings are off.

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  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,951

    Location: West mids

    Looked out the window to check it's still upright, surprisingly it was.
     
  14. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,794

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Started her up! First time in 6 months and no hesitation whatsoever. Fired straight up sounding (and smelling) sweet! Didn't take her out; weather is dreadful down south.
     
  15. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,853

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    My 1200 gs morphed into a 1250 gs

    Ex bmw off road 1 yr old 5000 miles, only dropped one or two hundred times. 2 year manufacturer's warranty. Scruffy as anything but 2/3rds of the price of a perfect one.

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  16. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,110

    Location: Scotland

    Very nice indeed!.
     
  17. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,464

    Looks lovely. Are you planning on using it properly or just on the road?
     
  18. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,853

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Suppose its the nice thing about this, I won't mind throwing it around. I was out last month greenlaning on my 1200
     
  19. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,464

    It sounds strange but when I fall off my bike (off road) I quite like it as it means I don’t get so precious about it and enjoy it for what it is! You’d be surprised how capable the GS is, there’s probably not many lanes it can’t handle.

    I’m off out on my ktm tomorrow in the lakes, hopefully the weather holds off!
     
  20. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,853

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Picked it up today, cleaned, serviced, panniers added and destickered.

    Front tyre was well square, first corner it nearly just fell over :p getting better the more its ridden. Have ordered a taller screen this one is far too short.

    It's missing the little wind deflector LH side of the headlight and near your heel has been worn through to the metal sp that'll need paint.

    Much more ooompf than the 1200 but mine was a 2005 so can't compare to the last ones.

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