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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #225 on: August 14, 2019, 02:09:44 pm »
Sold the TTR250. Then rebuilt the rear brake linkage, installed left case protector, cleaned air cleaner, and replaced fuel filter and o-ring on the new to me KTM 250XC-F. This thing is gonna be a hoot... and trouble for sure.

Now to get those new tires on the Super Tenere for RWTW. Should be interesting feeling out the upper reaches of the flash riding with the '14's.  :)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #226 on: August 15, 2019, 09:39:37 pm »
Rode it....  got home and slipped the grip puppies OFF.

The grip puppies make the grip too wide...for my hands anyway  so, I'm back to stock grips... for now.
The wider grips increase the reach to the (non-adjustable) clutch lever a bit too much, and made
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #227 on: August 17, 2019, 06:55:56 pm »
Installed Aux lights, and wired my GPS mount to switched power.

I'm thinking my farkeling is done for now...  ;)

I will say I really miss the faring compartments on the C-10... Closest
thing I can find is made by Wunderlich and costs a bajillion dollars...

Perhaps some type of handle bar bag... :??:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #228 on: August 17, 2019, 07:34:58 pm »
Oil change.
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« Reply #229 on: August 17, 2019, 07:54:48 pm »
Flogged the Versys for 600 miles of heaven in SW Virginia and WV over the last three days. Yee Haw.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #230 on: August 18, 2019, 12:08:23 am »
Blew a fork seal on my 84' Sabre again. I swear there are a bunch of defective 37mm fork seals out there. This time it is definitely not the fork tubes because I changed them last time. I have never had this much trouble with fork seals before but I can change them really fast now. :-[
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« Reply #231 on: August 18, 2019, 01:36:01 am »
Flogged the Beemer. Well, rode it around sounding really fast but I was only going about 50mph. ;D Hey, whadiya want for 50HP. It's a bike where everything you do while riding it is very deliberate, throttle up,cut the throttle, pull the clutch, wait, shift up vigorously and hold, let out clutch, wait, throttle up, repeat 4 times. Ziss ist za vay it vill be, just so ja?. My brother went to Nova Scotia on this thing? From Cleveland? I'm not worthy. ;D
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #232 on: August 18, 2019, 02:55:25 pm »
started the resurrection of possibly the roughest kz ive ever seen. this was abandoned, sort of, with a full tank of evaporust then left outside for almost 5 years. the tank was paper. ive never seen one go so bad even after 30 years in a junkyard..

i know this bike ran 5 years ago as i cleaned the carbs for the previous owner. this will get a full stripdown, powdercoated frame, etc. already have a set of mags on the way, but we fired it off yesterday to get a baseline. it was a 'free' bike to me, and i gave it then to my friend david who i will assist with making this thing nice and roadworthy. 

this is pretty rough, the day we picked it up.





took it across town, tank was literally then swept out of the truck bed when we got there.  :rotflmao: the badges survived unscathed.

about a year later hauled it back to my shop. got it fired off in about 30 minutes.






should be pretty easy to get done. 78 model  kz650.

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« Reply #233 on: August 18, 2019, 06:08:40 pm »
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #234 on: August 19, 2019, 04:32:37 am »
Today I painted the bottom of the tank and put a coat on the side covers of the 74 CB550.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #235 on: August 19, 2019, 11:40:44 am »
Not going to say its fixed but I replaced a questionable relay and changed the oil on the FJR MAYBE I got it IDK Confidence in this bike has been shaken
Its off the lift anyway awaiting a check ride
Did get the Mule on the lift for new shoes and such
I have no idea about anything.
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« Reply #236 on: August 27, 2019, 03:03:42 pm »
New front tire, installed TPMS, and snugged up my almost new, last D.I.D. chain.

All ready for RWTW, the 'Tween the rally stop over in AR, and the Spider. Yee. Haw.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #237 on: August 27, 2019, 03:15:49 pm »
Sold my YZ250 smoker to a buddy, I'm gonna get me a newer 300 trail smoker with electric leg and a hydro clutch.
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« Reply #238 on: August 27, 2019, 07:04:43 pm »
New front tire on the FJR. Ready for the Spider ride and maybe AR.

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« Reply #239 on: August 27, 2019, 08:02:10 pm »
Re-thought the GPS mount on the XR,  New set-up (different clamp and shorter extension)
works much better.  Doesn't slowly droop down as I ride anymore!  ;D  Easier to remove too.
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« Reply #240 on: August 30, 2019, 12:57:30 am »
Did check rides today 50 mile loop no issues with the FJR so maybe the relay was bad
I have no idea about anything.
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« Reply #241 on: September 02, 2019, 02:52:18 pm »
started the resurrection of possibly the roughest kz ive ever seen. this was abandoned, sort of, with a full tank of evaporust then left outside for almost 5 years. the tank was paper. ive never seen one go so bad even after 30 years in a junkyard..

i know this bike ran 5 years ago as i cleaned the carbs for the previous owner. this will get a full stripdown, powdercoated frame, etc. already have a set of mags on the way, but we fired it off yesterday to get a baseline. it was a 'free' bike to me, and i gave it then to my friend david who i will assist with making this thing nice and roadworthy. 

this is pretty rough, the day we picked it up.





took it across town, tank was literally then swept out of the truck bed when we got there.  :rotflmao: the badges survived unscathed.

about a year later hauled it back to my shop. got it fired off in about 30 minutes.






should be pretty easy to get done. 78 model  kz650.


 :o  Rescue!  :great:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #242 on: September 03, 2019, 02:46:26 am »
Put a few miles on the HS1 with angie at the bull city rumble in Durham. Friday night getting ready for the 1st night of the event.

 

showed 2 bikes, that and the lightweight RD, towed up with the '66



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main day of the event.

nice valiant convertible and angie:



check the exhaust out. this ones odd even for an H1r clone:






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« Reply #243 on: September 03, 2019, 03:21:29 am »
Looks like a lot of old iron there, cool. Thanks for the pics of the eye candy.
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« Reply #244 on: September 03, 2019, 01:56:13 pm »
Sweet.  :)

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« Reply #245 on: September 09, 2019, 12:15:11 am »
in regards to the krusty kz, helped david get them assembled after we did a real cleaning and vapor hone. its already jetted for pods so we're good there.  :motonoises:






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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #246 on: September 13, 2019, 03:05:07 pm »
Stripped off mirrors, chain guard/lic. plate, pulled light fuses, taped off headlight on my 05 ZX-10 in preparation for an open trackday tomorrow at Spokane Raceway Park, 100 miles to the east. Will finally (hopefully) get to remove the last vestiges of chicken strip on the awesome Michelin Power RS tires.
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« Reply #247 on: September 13, 2019, 08:35:42 pm »
in regards to the krusty kz, helped david get them assembled after we did a real cleaning and vapor hone. its already jetted for pods so we're good there.  :motonoises:



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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #248 on: September 19, 2019, 02:30:29 am »
Changed fluids and filters, adjusted bar angle and reset sag, replaced a faulty mud scraper, reinstalled my roll chart holder for the next two long weekends of dual sport rallies on the 701 Enduro. Still need numbers but otherwise ready to rip. Im pretty excited.
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« Reply #249 on: September 19, 2019, 12:06:39 pm »
(lots of) measuring and initial mockup of 250 quadracer motor in my grom.