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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Foyman

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2003

    Posts: 417

    Location: nr Stoke

    Yeah, it does. I have the same bike with a similar, if not the same, tail tidy (evotech). Went for a quick blast the other day with slightly damp roads and found I had mud on the back of my helmet after the ride.

    I prefer the look of this hugger than the one @khemist has fitted but I'm only wanting to ride on dry days so hoping to avoid having to buy one.
     
  2. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,059

    Location: Scotland

    I find that one a bit aggressive looking, not planning on riding much in the wet either.

    Have you tried bar risers or know anyone that has?, i had ordered the sw motech up and back ones but someone told me the cables are very tight using 2" risers so i i've went with 30cm normal risers.
     
  3. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,059

    Location: Scotland

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    Can't take any chances after bike was blown over, don't want any more scratches or dings.
     
  4. iamdjdz

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2006

    Posts: 4,364

    Changed my oil seeing as I can't go out on it. Also fitted an oil filter with a nut so it's easier next time. That and looked at it thinking about all the fun times we've had.
     
  5. Rich1988

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 8, 2005

    Posts: 6,326

    Location: wiltshire

    charged battery again and got sad I can't ride it especially as the weather is so good. Bikes should not be stuck inside when the weather is like this!
     
  6. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,049

    Location: /* */

    We’re still allowed to ride here, but I’m not sure that I should as it’s against government recommendations.

    I prepped it for riding this morning and then put it away, but the weather is spectacular and I bet the mountains are empty.
     
  7. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,762

    Location: West mids

    I need to go into the office tomorrow so I've checked it all over and made sure it's ready to go, weather is looking spot on.
     
  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,049

    Location: /* */

    The mountains were jam packed today.
     
  9. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,059

    Location: Scotland

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    Some 30mm risers added.
     
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,762

    Location: West mids

    Fitted a pair of black widow cans and replaced all the fairing fastener with stainless versions, only one needs drilling out which isn't bad for a 22year old bike.
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  11. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,049

    Location: /* */

    Clean the poor thing!

    I had to clean mine today as all the mountain pass runs made it filthy this weekend.
     
  12. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,762

    Location: West mids

    Don't know what you mean...that's basically spotless for a commuter :D

    I might get the child labour on in later in the week if the weather warms up.
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,762

    Location: West mids

    Fitted new front pads last night, the linked brakes made it a little more of a ball ache than normal due to the extra guff attached to the fork legs/brake lines but not too bad. Gave the pistons a quick clean while I was in there they aren't in terrible condition considering their age.

    Still on the list replace air filter/plugs, oil and filter change, chain and sprocket change will bleed and clean the clutch system while I've got it off for this, coolant change and if I get really bored and feel like torturing myself I might bleed the brake system as well.
     
  14. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,059

    Location: Scotland

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    Got some cheap short levers, really happy with them for the money.
     
  15. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,436

    Location: Bristol

    I couldn't get on with short levers that were fitted on my bike so bought some long ones and find riding much better with them.

    Haven't used it yet or done anything to the bike for a while but today this lot arrived:
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    I realise that it's after winter now so the ACF-50 is slightly less useful but seems like a good idea to have some in stock anyway as the bike lives outside and is ridden all year (when we're allowed out).
     
  16. eddie101

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,225

    Location: Staffs

    Think I have a pair of front calipers for a bird in my garage if you want them as spares?
     
  17. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,059

    Location: Scotland

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    Tank was getting scratched pretty badly with normal daily use so got a tank cover and replaced my R+G side grips with some techspech ones, also removed the rear wheel hugger.
     
  18. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,448

    Love the carbon tank cover!
     
  19. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,762

    Location: West mids

    I'll drop you a trust :)
     
  20. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,271

    Location: Northants

    dont like that carbon cover .. looks tacky .. whats wrong with a tankpad?