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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    I love it. Huge saving on a new model too.
     
  2. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Nice
     
  3. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,617

    Location: Bristol

    Yesterday I had it serviced and a new rear tyre fitted at a local independent Suzuki specialist. He didn't do a great deal more than the service and tyre but did tidy up some bits, gave me some useful info about certain bits too. When I left his workshop it was hailing so my ride home was wet out and was super cautious given the new tyre.
    Today I went out into town on the bike as it's sunny and dry (very cold mind) and wow, the small things he did and the service have made riding the bike so much nicer, it feels smoother and happier to rev up too, still being cautious given it's cold and the tyre is still new but it was an enjoyable ride about even if it was through town.
     
  4. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 20,053

    Road into work with it snowing, quite hard. Visor kept filling up with snow and then freezing over. Great fun.
     
  5. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Yeah, was raining when I left, and snowing after a few miles. I have a choice between three season laminated goretex gloves (not mega warm, but don't bulk up in the wet) and non-laminated winter goretex gloves (warm but tend to get sodden). Chose the former and regretted it pretty quickly. Only four degrees, but the chill effect was immense this morning.

    When I arrived at work, found that my 5-month old £1300 Klim Hardanger suit had leaked at the crotch. Not happy. :(
     
  6. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,110

    Location: Scotland

    Got to be returning that then, was is from sportsbikeshop?.
     
  7. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Motolegends. Will have a word with Klim. I am told they're very strong on post-sales support.
     
  8. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,086

    Location: Berkshire

    And Motolegends are gooduns, I'm sure they'd lend a hand.
     
  9. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,851

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Between showers on the 1250

    Replaced the tiny rallye screen with a pizza screen
    Added headlight protector, not sure on the yellow
    Swapped the weird bmw power outlet for a dual usb
    New tank pad
    Handlebar bag which works really well with the phone so no paying for a bmw sat nav

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  10. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,344

    I replaced the left switchgear on the k1300r, replaced battery (was charging indoors), removed all the cobwebs from it sitting for 4 months.

    Did a quick little first ride, everything seems perfect, tyres had only gone down 0.1 bar.
     
  11. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,110

    Location: Scotland

    Fitted a windshield to the CB650R, not sure how much difference it will make, still to fit handguards and rear wheel hugger.
     
  12. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,281

    Location: London

    Gave it a wash! Got a PCV coming this week which I'm looking forward to getting fitted.

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  13. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,382

    Location:

    Am I right in thinking you’ve only had your license 6 months?

    In 6 months you’ve had a Ducati, Street triple and now an S1000RR? You’re almost as bad as me for bikes :D :p

    I’m currently on bike number 10 in 4 years :o
     
  14. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,190

    Location: In a house

    I have had 6 bikes in 2 years.... :D
     
  15. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,382

    Location:

    Nice :D We might find one we like soon :p
     
  16. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,281

    Location: London

    Yeah :o:o The RR is what got me into bikes when it was first launched, it was always the end goal but I assumed I'd take a bit of time working my way up to it. But after feeling like the striple also wasn't really my thing I kind of threw caution to the wind and went and got a gen 3 2015. Will be holding on to this one.
     
  17. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,382

    Location:

    I was told quite a lot by people to stick with a 650cc bike for a few years but I made the jump to a 1000cc bike after 5 months, I had the S1000Rs and it’s still my favourite bike I’ve owned, would love to try an RR but I don’t get on with the leant over position :(
     
  18. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Polished it for the first time since I owned it :D

    The bite point on the clutch suddenly moved out on the ride home yesterday. Checked chain,oil level,clutch flui and no leak at master cylinder - so can't see anything wrong. Checked clutch lever adjustment and it moves in notches. I can only assume it was sat in between one of the notches and finally slipped into one of them.
     
  19. Thomas. PLease.

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 5, 2007

    Posts: 5,281

    Location: London

    I found the RR position actually very comfy. Vastly better than the 899, it doesn't feel as if you're anywhere near as bent over. And the wideness of the tank/body almost forces you to grip with your knees which I think also releives some of the wrist pressure too. I got this plate for a while ago too, so I have to keep it now...

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  20. Kermit

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 27, 2002

    Posts: 2,819

    Location: UK

    Bought this as something to tinker with/renovate a bit during the last weeks of winter and into the spring as I've been looking for something to get my hands dirty with for a while, the price was good + managed to fit it into the back of the Mondeo to get it home :D

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    Its got the 160cc engine and sounds quite nice with the big bore silencer for a single cylinder