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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: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    I've got matching techspech tankpads but they don't cover a whole lot, going to try polish the tank up tomorrow and might stick one on.
     
  2. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,492

    Location: Bristol

    How is it getting scratched? Seems very odd unless you're constantly laying on the tank, literally?
     
  3. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    I don't know, nothing i can think of that would be causing it.
     
  4. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    All better now, got rid of the scratches using a polishing pad, kind of, some light ones still there but not bad.
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  5. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,857

    Location: West mids

    Bought a rubber mallet, the front sprocket cover is about to discover I'm finished asking...:D
     
  6. mattup

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 769

    Location: Reading

    That is much better, that carbon thing was rough!

    Good job.

    Matt
     
  7. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    It will do, next purchase will be a new seat, this one is pretty harsh for me.
     
  8. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,492

    Location: Bristol

    Washed it, hasn't had a wash in ages. As is typical though...realised once 'done' that I missed some bits of the lower fairing. Still, despite the ding in the can (thanks storms) it's looking alright.

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    Could do with getting some touch up paint for little knicks...but I do like the metallic blue on this thing.

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    I even lubed the chain with the new wheel thing, felt scary at first but once I figured it out, really useful.

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  9. toyotacelicagt4

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 1, 2004

    Posts: 745

    Location: Derby

    I purchased a second hand akropovic full exhaust system for my Honda CBR650f. These sell for new £1000+ but I purchased for £299 delivered from eBay. Had it down as a saved search and a listing came up. It’s in ok condition but will give it a full clean up before fitted.

    Bargain I think

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    Last edited: May 1, 2020
  10. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 400

    Location: County Durham

    Managed to finally get hold of part of the plastic light/guage surround. Not sure what the last owner did but it was pretty scratched up and it's been bugging me since I got the bike.
    Took all of 10 minutes to swap out
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  11. mattup

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 10, 2006

    Posts: 769

    Location: Reading

    Covid Blues set in so I purchased a tail tidy and some hand guards.

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  12. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,857

    Location: West mids

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    Fitted an oberon clutch slave cylinder.
     
  13. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,774

    Took the cover off for first time in about 4 weeks and cleaned the wheels :D

    The rest of the bike was still pretty clean from when i cleaned about 7 weeks ago getting it ready for spring/summer months before the lock down happened

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  14. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,842

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Frame of the 1250 worn through in places god knows how but a quick rub down and some hammerite smooth black, ended up going the brake and side stand as well.

    Not bad for a year old :p

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    Back with the "frame protector" :p

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  15. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,324

    Uhm where did you get that? Looks interesting, I often have random bikes for a bit and its not easy to get stands for all combinations...
     
  16. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,492

    Location: Bristol

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/46363

    I wasn't totally sure on it initially but as I don't have a centre stand and don't really have the ability to use or store a paddock stand I figured I'd give it a try for £30. Seems to be ideal. Takes a little fiddling and worrying when you first use it, but hand rotate it counter clockwise / in a forward rotation and you'll be fine. Keeping the steering fairly straight and making sure you check it over before fully committing too, just to be sure.
     
  17. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,659

    Location: Жит&#10

    That’s pretty damn poor on a year old bike. I know circumstances don’t make it easy right now, but did you report it to the dealer?

    I have seen some **** poor corrosion on BMWs of late and it seems to be luck of the draw. My RT seems to be holding up well despite 15k pa in all weather, but I have seen some blood bikes barely run in with significant corrosion. The engine casings on the RTs is a classic weak point.
     
  18. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,842

    Location: Sunny Sussex


    Haha sorry thought I'd explained previously and assumed everyone would remember :p:p

    It's an ex BMW off road skills bike, they only keep them a year it's been pretty hammered really, scuffs and scratches, small items broken which I've replaced. It was 2/3 of the price of a similar one in typical condition still has 2 yrs manufacturer warranty.

    For me it's perfect it sits under a cover outside as a workhorse :)
     
  19. toyotacelicagt4

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 1, 2004

    Posts: 745

    Location: Derby

    Just a small update for those who are interested. I’m still waiting for delivery but thought I’d ask my insurer on what declaring the exhaust would be and was told that my insurer(AXA) will cover the modification for free. Not bad as I thought I’d have to pay a increase in premium. As soon as it arrives I’ll get a before and after photo and maybe even a video
     
  20. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,659

    Location: Жит&#10

    Ahh that makes sense. My RT is ex-Police so we’re on the same wavelength. Rough around the edges but mechanically sound and used regularly!