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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 409

    Location: County Durham

    New KTM 890 Duke r sounds about right. About 40kg lighter too
     
  2. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,108

    Location: Scotland

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    Rear fender extender fitted.
     
  3. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 409

    Location: County Durham

    No plans for an exhaust
     
  4. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,108

    Location: Scotland

    I am kind of thinking about it now.
     
  5. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 409

    Location: County Durham

    Best thing I ever did with mine. Wish I had done it first. I don't think you can do just a slip on with the 650r though can you?
     
  6. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,929

    Location: West mids

    Do itttt, first thing to do with any bike let it sing!
     
  7. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,108

    Location: Scotland

    I'm actually getting the tank wrapped or painted and getting a custom seat first, glossy Black gets scratched so easily and it was my Third choice colour.
     
  8. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,006

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Took mine in for a service and got this to use:

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    CB1000R with all the bells and whistles on it apparently.

    It's alright - has plenty of grunt, but feels a bit gutless in the upper revs, and really struggled getting it to top out (private road etc etc). The blipper is ace though, I really want one on my RS now :D
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    The weeds in your neighbour's gravel are really troubling me.
     
  10. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,006

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    I'll go tell her :D
     
  11. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,579

    Location: Bristol

    Flushed the front brake fluid this morning...

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    ...yummy! Glad I did, hopefully the level will have more feel and bite. Clutch fluid looks to be a similar colour but I'm not sure where the bleeder is for it so I'll have to find that out before I start messing with it, I suspect it's under the fairing.
     
  12. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,586

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    @Scort that's a very nice one bud, kind of looks Ducati Monster like
     
  13. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,006

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Thankfully I got to give it back :D

    Took it out for a thrash last Friday, and its faults soon started to raise their heads - nothing major, but the handling became quite twitchy when pushed; almost skittish (sure tweaking the settings would dial that out though). The shift assist was also a bit pants up the box, very jerky at times - but the blipper was ace.

    Would I buy one? Hell no.
     
  14. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,586

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    :p you was glad to give it back then... Not rode a bike with a blipper on, bet its great... What bike have you got?
     
  15. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,006

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    2018 Street Triple RS - has a quick shifter but no blipper :(
     
  16. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,586

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Ahhh I'd rather have the Street Triple anyway, had 2 of them... Amazing bikes, plenty of fun times on it... I had the Quickshifter, sounds amazing on the triple
     
  17. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,838

    Looks like someone used a wire brush and sand paper to clean that exhaust in the third picture :D
     
  18. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,579

    Location: Bristol

    So I got bored and had a browse about on knock-off websites a while back and decided to buy an exhaust muffler/can/backbox/whatever and a link pipe (due to type of fittings needed). Today I had all the bits I needed arrive and so decided to fit them and see just how awful / loud a cheap Chinese can would be.

    I bought the bike with the Scorpion on it and it got dented in the storms in Feb this year so it's not looking it's best and when I looked up genuine replacements it'll cost £300+ so for under £50 (can + link pipe) and a bit of fun I figured I'd try out the China route. Naturally the tolerances in the dimensions of the China stuff is way off but overall the quality seems to be surprisingly good. I got a 310mm (instead of 370mm) exhaust which, in hindsight is too short as I'm not able to mount it fully on the link pipe and with the hanger on it (hanger would sit over the rivet rib bit and it just doesn't fit on there) which means that I can't use the spring holder things on it and the link pipe. Link pipe is also a bit too snug on the Suzuki original pipe.

    I did some pics and a video of it on the bike. I actually filmed the China special first and then the Scorpion...I'll leave the Scorpion on for now but might fit the special again for some fun and to see how loud it is when riding at a later date.

    Couple of pics:

    Obviously if I leave this on I am NOT fitting the sticker!
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    Video of sound difference (it is louder):

     
  19. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,844

    Location: Clapham Junction

    I've used cheap Chinese cans on several of my commuters, including my current MT-09- £180 for a full system. After a crash last year, I ordered a replacement stainless can, and it's great, for £20!

    They're fine. Excellent even.
     
  20. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,929

    Location: West mids

    I had one fitted to my SV as I wanted to see what a shorter exhaust sounded like (it was definitely hooligan territory on the overrun :D), they definitely aren't light weight but feel like they could quite happily survive a bomb blast. For £20-30 you can't complain.