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Title: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 10:55:21 am
Just for grins I thought this might get to be a cool thread. I'm thinkin' start off with the bike you're posting about at the beginning.

Me first..  ;)

Versys650LT

Yesterday I installed a do it yourself seat from Seat Concepts. I only rode it two miles, but(t) should be good. Going on a 175 mile RTE on Sunday, should be a better test.

Oh, and BTW, the seat (foam, new cover, plastic rain guard) was $205 to my door. It took about an hour to install the goodies.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Speedy on February 02, 2017, 12:26:05 pm
SteveJ,

I too have a Seat Concepts seat on my Yamaha FZ09 and its a great value.  I pinged them about doing one for the Connie a couple of weeks ago and they indicated that they currently did not have enough interest to justify the mold costs.  I think if they'd hang around here they might get a better sense of the potential demand.  There are some good options available, but to my knowledge all are more expensive...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: 4Bikes on February 02, 2017, 02:43:57 pm
Are bicycles you peddle also in play here?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Dave Scott on February 02, 2017, 03:15:00 pm
I'm not sure where to post this one.  last night I got an axle and wheel from a 1200 goldwing and test-fit them to my leading link front end.  eventually this front end will be installed on my C10 along with building the framework to attach a sidecar.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 04:27:01 pm
Are bicycles you peddle also in play here?

That would make a cool topic on it's own, just to keep the separate interests separate.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 04:27:47 pm
I'm not sure where to post this one.  last night I got an axle and wheel from a 1200 goldwing and test-fit them to my leading link front end.  eventually this front end will be installed on my C10 along with building the framework to attach a sidecar.

Cool project.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 10:55:56 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

Wow! You surely got a lot of farkling done today. I'm impressed. (But I do impress easily.)  ;) :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 11:30:42 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

Wow! You surely got a lot of farkling done today. I'm impressed. (But I do impress easily.)  ;) :beerchug:

Naw, catching up. This is the first thread about this which asked about other than Connies.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 04, 2017, 05:56:50 pm
Versys650LT

Washed it. :-\

Added tank vent/drain breather hose. After removing the evap cannister a source related to the interweb that one outlet was to be plugged. Wrong. Had water under gas cap when I got fuel. Dumped in a bit of iso Heet just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on February 05, 2017, 06:14:04 am
it's no what I've done but what I'm going to do to the 900. I have in my hot little hands a petcock rebuild kit, a float needle and seat for carb #3 and new black screws for the carb clamps. After those parts get installed it's time to break out the carb tune and sync the carbs. It's been too cold to turn on the garage heat.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on February 12, 2017, 02:59:18 pm
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 12, 2017, 03:52:04 pm
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

Nice project.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on February 13, 2017, 12:33:39 am
Ah, did some engine cleaning and put my refurbished starter motor back on my 1970 CL350 Honda, and it (the starter motor)now works! Next I want to do a compression test, if it passes (and I believe it will) then I will keep throwing money and time at it as I plan to then keep it.  Need to put the pipes back on, take the forks off again, did not have the correct seals first time, try to do more cleaning, not quite happy with the carbs yet, wish these things had vacuum ports to set the carbs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: smithr1 on February 13, 2017, 07:15:35 pm
I sold it.  I no longer have a KLR.   I am kind of sad but used the sale of the C10 and KLR for buying my C14.  Now I have owned 4 Concours that I have not had to pay more than $4k out of pocket for and ridden them over 200k miles.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 13, 2017, 07:57:06 pm
Ah, did some engine cleaning and put my refurbished starter motor back on my 1970 CL350 Honda, and it (the starter motor)now works! Next I want to do a compression test, if it passes (and I believe it will) then I will keep throwing money and time at it as I plan to then keep it.  Need to put the pipes back on, take the forks off again, did not have the correct seals first time, try to do more cleaning, not quite happy with the carbs yet, wish these things had vacuum ports to set the carbs.

Hey Don. Glad to see it's coming along.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on February 15, 2017, 03:10:54 am
Thanks Steve, did the compression test Monday and the old Honda passed with flying colors, 170 psi in each cylinder!   
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 15, 2017, 06:16:33 am
 
Thanks Steve, did the compression test Monday and the old Honda passed with flying colors, 170 psi in each cylinder!

 :great: :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: stevewfl on February 16, 2017, 01:53:57 pm
Versys650LT

Washed it. :-\

Added tank vent/drain breather hose. After removing the evap cannister a source related to the interweb that one outlet was to be plugged. Wrong. Had water under gas cap when I got fuel. Dumped in a bit of iso Heet just to be on the safe side.

you washed it?  don't let the C10 find out   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Fais on February 16, 2017, 03:49:06 pm
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

What are you doing for drive-shafts? I know a girl that snaps hers on occasion without even trying to run 9s  :-\

Running 9s on a VMax -begs the question - have you been this fast or faster on a bike before? I've had 11 second cars - can't even imagine what running 9s (or even 11s) on a bike would be like. Super cool. In my days at the drag strip the dark art of launching a bike was not appealing to me. Now it's something I just respect the heck out of.

 :beerchug:

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 16, 2017, 04:08:20 pm
Versys650LT

Washed it. :-\

Added tank vent/drain breather hose. After removing the evap cannister a source related to the interweb that one outlet was to be plugged. Wrong. Had water under gas cap when I got fuel. Dumped in a bit of iso Heet just to be on the safe side.

you washed it?  don't let the C10 find out   ;D

It's gone to a new home in Tampa. The secret is out, though as the c-10 and the Versys renewed their acquaintance at River Ratz. You wouldn't reCOGnize it. It had purple paint underneath the entomology collection. Who'd a thunk it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: seagiant1 on February 16, 2017, 04:21:18 pm
I sold it.  I no longer have a KLR.   I am kind of sad but used the sale of the C10 and KLR for buying my C14.  Now I have owned 4 Concours that I have not had to pay more than $4k out of pocket for and ridden them over 200k miles.

Hi,
        That would be a great trade to me! :beerchug:

Your gonna love that C14! :great:

It amazes me everytime I get OFF of mine!!! ;D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: mattchewn on February 16, 2017, 10:17:27 pm
Ordered a new Auxiliary tank assembly for the 690 Enduro from Rade garage in europe somewhere. Now I won't have to use the brand new Rotopax can for extra fuel on my trip! A real bargain at 412$ shipped!  Woohoo!

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on February 17, 2017, 01:23:42 am
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

What are you doing for drive-shafts? I know a girl that snaps hers on occasion without even trying to run 9s  :-\

Running 9s on a VMax -begs the question - have you been this fast or faster on a bike before? I've had 11 second cars - can't even imagine what running 9s (or even 11s) on a bike would be like. Super cool. In my days at the drag strip the dark art of launching a bike was not appealing to me. Now it's something I just respect the heck out of.

 :beerchug:

2009-present V-max.... running in the 9's is no problem.... with a few mods. As far as breaking drive shafts, until now, I have only heard of one other and it was with a slick and a shot of N2O. Yamaha asked the owner for the broken shaft for inspection because it wasn't supposed to be "breakable". If she is breaking the drive shaft on a 2nd gen, she may have a problem, like a tweaked swing arm or something. There are dozens of 2nd gen V-max riders in the 9's with no problems. It's actually pretty easy on this bike if you want to.
Oh, and don't doubt for a second that I pound the snot out of this bike.  ;) It's like a drug..... stupid power, solid suspension, fantastic brakes.... It BEGS to be ridden hard. BTW, check out the video I posted "2014 V-max at the drag strip" in the racing section. That is me, on my bike, short-shifting on an easy pass, because it was the very first pass on a track with that bike.... and still ran a 7.0 in the eighth mile leaving from idle.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on February 17, 2017, 02:00:33 am
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

Nice project.

Thanks Steve. I can't wait to get back on it and use the air shifter. It was already crazy fun to ride....  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on February 18, 2017, 12:02:19 am
Dropped of the rear rim, tire and tube at a shop today for the 900. We'll see if they can figure out the "Wheel Locks." for the tire.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Heel2d on February 23, 2017, 01:40:37 pm
Bought a 2006 Suzuki DR 650 last month. The prev owner had put after-mkt high flow header, mid pipe, and a muffler from an early model GSXR 1000 on the bike which leaked air from every connection. Turns out he had used only one of the three required gaskets. I replaced the header pipe with a FMF powerbomb and put it all back with the proper gaskets and new spring tensioners. With the leaks eliminated the noise level is drastically reduced as well as the decel popping.
Next I have to figure out the airbox mods and carb jetting. It came with the side cover removed from the airbox (a recommended mod along with the muffler combination from the folks over at DRRiders.com) which I'm not comfortable with since its only covered by the plastic side cover and is open to dust and moisture. I'll probably replace the side cover and cut a 3''by3'' hole in the top of the airbox which has a lttle more protection being under the seat. The stock carb has been re-jetted to match the exhaust and airbox mods but with new header and now an efficient exhaust line it will probably need tweeking. (my spell check tried to change that to "twerking") :-\
Once I get the power mods worked out I'm going to address the mushy suspension but that's going to require some big bucks.
Overall I love this bike. I haven't ridden off road since college days so that will be a major learning curve but I'm taking it easy and hope to find a nearby MSF Dirt School course nearby this spring.


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 27, 2017, 10:38:00 pm
I washed my Versys650 again. Third time now.  :o

It got a bit dirty from the flogging I gave it last week in TN, NC, GA. About 2000 miles between to/from and hammering on excellent not crowded roads. Even hit the Dragon on Thurs and met not one single car or bike the whole route from TN until the Dragon Store. Awesome.

Drive chains have definitely come a long way. I rode 550 miles up at just under 80, about 900 miles hammering it in the mountains, and 550 back into the wind at 80-90 mph. I only had to adjust the chain one flat on the adjuster bolt. D.I.D. X-ring chain with fresh sprockets and Chameleon Plus oiler.

After this trip, I really, really like this bike. Stable in the wind on the freeway, excellent manners on the fun roads,a fun engine that is alive and really fun, smooth and quiet at 5-9k rpm. Just enough exhaust noise when getting on it to float my boat. And it's purty.

I wonder if there is a Shoodaben Engineering flash in it's future.  :motonoises: :motonoises:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Triumph Tiger today?
Post by: tk1ng on March 05, 2017, 01:39:23 pm
Fork oil!  It was suggested going to a heavier oil (from 10 to 15), because I'm huge (6'3" 240). 

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vrOxjUQLzOU/WITb8j52iGI/AAAAAAABCOs/jEU8Xcfa0nIPZOJ6ZW4afGiD0z1PM4xHgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170121_150032.jpg)

It was dirty and low.  I might be the first to have changed it...
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CSGWkzsLjTk/WITdhlxYPdI/AAAAAAABCO8/x-o6Os5WXEsMLov8Rj7aDZKEY7CI80tygCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170121_152800.jpg)

Not nearly so wallowy now, tight even... then I cleaned it after going for a ride on salty, sandy, Ontario February roads...
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8_pAR7qc-Jw/WLGcLQ-ji_I/AAAAAAABC1k/JnGulPI_k0Y8D0oB8gl5Gb-MrS2_Y8-UACLcB/s1600/C5dPQ8BUsAAHgoQ.jpg)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wYAZOTl3APU/WLwh3d6oiOI/AAAAAAABDKY/jX3hVmzcviU8ivAolPn3oTYiKhtAMfergCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170220_161842.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: scout on March 06, 2017, 12:52:21 am
Quote from: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

deer whistles....those things really work???? :truce: Deer Beware!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Triumph Tiger today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 06, 2017, 01:00:18 am
Fork oil!  It was suggested going to a heavier oil (from 10 to 15), because I'm huge (6'3" 240). 

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vrOxjUQLzOU/WITb8j52iGI/AAAAAAABCOs/jEU8Xcfa0nIPZOJ6ZW4afGiD0z1PM4xHgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170121_150032.jpg)


Cool Tiger.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on March 06, 2017, 06:54:26 am
The shop figured out the wheel locks and the 900 is sporting a new rear tire. Pulled the carb rack, put in a float needle and seat in #3. Set the float with the clear tube test and reinstalled the carb rack. Fresh gas in an empty tank and she fired right off. No leaks out of the over flow tubes. Yeah!!!. Went for a cold and short ride today. Runs good. The rear tire is smooth and I like it. I had never run an IRC before. Profile is better than the typical old school Dunlap.

Next is a carb sync with the Morgan Carb Tune and readjust the air screws.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Fais on March 07, 2017, 03:30:22 pm
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_6822_zps3i2pud7u.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_6822_zps3i2pud7u.jpg.html)

Traxxion says my rear Penske shock must have come off a wrecked bike. So, a simple revalve and spring now also gets a new shaft.

Up front, I thought I blew the seals. No - someone did that long ago. Seriously glad I dropped Sue off. The spa treatment should set me straight.

Now - where do I get to ride a bike with no tags and no lights to see how it feels? I'm thinking the parking lot between Pep Boys and Home Depot on a sunny day  ;D ;D ;D

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: glenn 12 on March 18, 2017, 09:16:03 pm
i took the 91 vfr750 for a ride over to leipers fork for lunch at Puckett's restaurant and rode home, then changed oil. sorry no pics
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Paulie on March 18, 2017, 11:53:59 pm
I took my wr250r out for a short cruz for bbq. The thing don't need much maint at all...a lazy man's dream!  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 19, 2017, 02:49:10 am
Ordered up a new rear tire for the Versys, wore out the one I put on a few months ago. Getting it prepped for a run out to Bic Bend, then Cliff's, then the Conclave.

Then it'll need two more tires.

 :motonoises: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on April 05, 2017, 12:46:47 am
Finished up most of the winter project. I am now learning and playing with all of the Power Commander stuff. Man, It's like going back to school.  :??: At least You can quickly get to a point where the bike runs good and then start fine tuning. I am also putting all the stuff I fabricated through a thorough torture test. I want to make sure nothing cracks, bends, breaks, etc.. before I powder coat it all. Out of all of it, the Co2 air shifter has to be the favorite mod. Being able to just push the horn button when  you want another gear is just too much fun. All I have to do is reach down a flick a toggle switch and the tune is switched to "go faster" and the air shifter system gets activated. I can't wait to get it on the drag strip this spring.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: jettawreck on April 07, 2017, 11:14:45 am
Finally was able to get the door of the shed open (frost lifts the concrete slab) and get the ST1300 out. Trying out a "new" Russell Day Long seat, ordered a new air filter, change the oil/filter for the season.
Looking at another ST1300 to do some farkle swaps and a resale.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 10, 2017, 01:59:22 am
Since I last posted on Feb 15, my 1970 Honda CL350 is now back together again and tonight's test ride went great.  Over this winter besides the previously mentioned starter R&R, new regulator, new condenser, and I think most important, it now has a full FACTORY air cleaner system. It came with Uni foam filters (that were sort of coming apart) and last fall it just never ran right and since only the intake rubber held the carbs on, heck, one of the carbs came off on me once. With the factory system the carbs are held on from both sides, much better!   On the road happy to say it would tach out in all the lower gears and hold 6 grand on the highway (about 60 mph).  A front came through while I celebrated in a local bar about 5 miles from home and now with a good tail wind, the old Honda easily would hold 7 grand on the highway.  Afraid it don't have much passing power at high speeds, great town bike, but this light naked bike at 60 or greater is not very enjoyable. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on May 10, 2017, 09:04:15 am
Since I last posted on Feb 15, my 1970 Honda CL350 is now back together again and tonight's test ride went great.  Over this winter besides the previously mentioned starter R&R, new regulator, new condenser, and I think most important, it now has a full FACTORY air cleaner system. It came with Uni foam filters (that were sort of coming apart) and last fall it just never ran right and since only the intake rubber held the carbs on, heck, one of the carbs came off on me once. With the factory system the carbs are held on from both sides, much better!   On the road happy to say it would tach out in all the lower gears and hold 6 grand on the highway (about 60 mph).  A front came through while I celebrated in a local bar about 5 miles from home and now with a good tail wind, the old Honda easily would hold 7 grand on the highway.  Afraid it don't have much passing power at high speeds, great town bike, but this light naked bike at 60 or greater is not very enjoyable.

Yay!  Now on to a new project? Oh, I guess you'd better be saving your bike money for the rally next month!   :motonoises:

I remember way, way back when I had my Kaw two-smoke triple (350) and my cousin had one like yours. We were riding along together and when we came up behind a couple of 18 wheelers, I down shifted and passed them both... then waited for my cousin to pass them too. And waited...  and waited... and waited. After a few minutes I pulled over on the shoulder and let those trucks pass me and there was my cousin, tucked in behind that first truck still. I hollered at him asking why didn't he pass those trucks, and he told me that he had the throttle pinned back all the way now!  :D  It was all he could do to just keep up with the truck, while I had tons more top end at my disposal. I thought that was amazing... two bikes, both rated at 350cc, yet so different in performance!
 :nananana:
I might see you for breakfast on the 20th. I don't know if you saw where Bill is wanting to change breakfast to somewhere down in Lincoln. Since it was just me and Bob last month, I'm gonna see if Bob wants to just meet me at Denny's again and to heck with going all the way to Lincoln. If I don't see you at breakfast I'll see you at the rally. The first one to check in gets to stock the fridge with adult beverage!   ;)
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Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 10, 2017, 12:26:33 pm
Yup, I would hate to have to pass on the highway with the old 350, I think it will do maybe close to 80 but it take awhile to get there.   Sorry, on the road the 20th so see you in MO....I don't believe the room pictures show that a cooling device comes with our rooms-don't see a micro wave either....??

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Post by: Jim M. on May 11, 2017, 06:09:37 pm
Did a valve adjustment and put new tires on the Honda XR650L.
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Post by: SteveJ. on May 23, 2017, 09:04:17 pm
New rear tire mounted on my Versys, second one since mid December. 9000 miles since then. Yes, I like this bike. Also changed the oil and drew a sample to send off to Blackstone Labs.

Taking off next week for Mn, BC, AB, and the Pac northwet for three months. Estimate 5-6000 miles on this trip. I'll have an extra set of tires with as these may not make the trip.

Yeehaw.
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Post by: LSGiant on May 23, 2017, 09:32:11 pm
KTM 690R  Last evening

Replaced tube in front tire. Factory tube in a new tire installed 500 miles ago.  Small scar must have nicked it on the tire install. Put in ridiculously heavy Michelin tube. Same one I have in the rear.
Removed Perelli  MT21 from rear and reinstalled Heidenau K60 hoping to get another 2000 miles out of it.
Changed front sprocket from 14 tooth to 16. Bike is now transformed from Hare Scramble/Motocross mode to Dual Sport mode.
Plan on riding it to the National and back.

BTW 5400 miles on this bike and this is the fifth time I have change tires.  You would think I would get better at it.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on May 24, 2017, 02:03:10 am
Quote from: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

deer whistles....those things really work???? :truce: Deer Beware!

Actually, as a decades long hunter who took a Jeep Grand Cherokee with full off-road kit on it (and I don't mean big diameter tires to look cool, either), I went through heavy deer country several times a year. Off of highways, on county and federal access roads, and since we were going to hunt mule deer, the closer we got to our base camp location, the denser the deer became.

In all those decades, not once did a deer even cross in front of the Jeep. It had a pair of deer whistles on it, the same brand as are on my Tri Glide.

So, once you have the experience I do, you can opine on the subject with some relevance.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on May 24, 2017, 02:24:16 am
I got tired of putting plastic bags on my very nice electronic brake controller, so I put it inside a waterproof box on the tongue of the trailer.

Put a Gore Vent on it so when it gets hot, the box can vent.

Been through a couple raging thunderstorms since I installed it, box stays dry inside, which is all I could ask of it.

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa468/privateer3/IMG_23221_zpsa4acs8a8.jpg)
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 24, 2017, 11:09:15 pm
I got tired of putting plastic bags on my very nice electronic brake controller, so I put it inside a waterproof box on the tongue of the trailer.

Put a Gore Vent on it so when it gets hot, the box can vent.

Been through a couple raging thunderstorms since I installed it, box stays dry inside, which is all I could ask of it.

([url]http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa468/privateer3/IMG_23221_zpsa4acs8a8.jpg[/url])


I like that JR
And I don't like the idea of mounting stuff on my trailer am, but that has no weight.. and lloks like you could put "other" important thangs there for quick access..
Everywhere I go, I haul "protection", and have really considered mounting a small, watertight, quick access box (4 digit keypad type) in that very location, for a "just in case" scenario.. not wanting to grab a key, just bink, bink, bink, bink, and grab... drop a speedloader, and step back.

Thanks for sharing, mini safe on the way.... ffrom sportsmans guide...
Oh, I always have the trunk on, but stupid keys, and the visible part of accessing the trunk, preclude the intent, and give away your "ace in the hole"... I like the little box thing.

Kinda like this, but it would take some sticky foam to seal it... meh, project on.....
https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/mini-vault-gun-safe?a=1723155 (https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/mini-vault-gun-safe?a=1723155)


Of course a glock in the tankbag works, but I'm funny about crossing state lines and such.. dooing that. :great: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Gypsy JR on May 25, 2017, 09:54:16 am

I like that JR
And I don't like the idea of mounting stuff on my trailer am, but that has no weight.. and lloks like you could put "other" important thangs there for quick access..
Everywhere I go, I haul "protection", and have really considered mounting a small, watertight, quick access box (4 digit keypad type) in that very location, for a "just in case" scenario.. not wanting to grab a key, just bink, bink, bink, bink, and grab... drop a speedloader, and step back.

In the greater scheme of things, it is so light that it doesn't change tongue weight really.

The key is on my fob, so its easy to open. I've got a little lock on it just to keep curious people honest, not to protect something truly valuable.

Your mini-safe idea looks to be a cool project!
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Post by: jettawreck on May 27, 2017, 11:08:19 am
I switched seats (for the second time this spring) again, at least temporily. I had bought a Russel Day Long seat to try out since the stock seat on Honda ST1300's are typically firmer than most (including myself) care for and also to help out the passenger seating comfort. Got a great deal on a previously owned RDL but for normal short trips/joy rides I wasn't in love with it and not finding the visual appeal to my liking.
A supposed Spencer mod seat was posted on the ST forum for trade for a stock seat. Seemed a good swap opportunity and for daily use I really like this seat. It has multiple vinyl types designed into it and the Pan European logo embroidered nicely into it. Passenger seat as yet untested, but since they are seperate and interchangeable, we can mix/match as needed. The RDL will be reserved for extended rides.
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Post by: smithr1 on May 31, 2017, 01:17:31 pm
I got a used RDL in leather.   I am thinking of doing the same thing.  Having a short ride daily abuser and save the RDL for the long distance stuff. 
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Post by: Strawboss on June 01, 2017, 02:53:14 pm
Washed my '82 KZ5550A
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff148/Strawboss50/14A_0015.jpg)
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Post by: Fais on June 03, 2017, 09:46:48 pm
Rode to a buddy's for dockside dining  :beerchug:

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg.html)
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Post by: SteveJ. on June 04, 2017, 03:52:44 am
Rode to a buddy's for dockside dining  :beerchug:

([url]http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg.html[/url])

Awesome
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Post by: Gypsy JR on June 05, 2017, 07:02:08 pm
Dumped State Farm insurance. Got trike insured by Harley Owners Group (Progressive) with Total Replacement Cost, vanishing deductible, tons of discounts, trailer coverage, and recovery coverage for $89 / month.

Progressive alone would be more than State Farm, but HOG has a contract with them which requires them to provide pretty large discounting.

So my horse is insured for half the cost per month as it was up until May.  :beerchug:
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Post by: glenn 12 on June 18, 2017, 01:10:27 am
This afternoon i did a led headlight bulb upgrade for the 91 vfr 750. then took it out for a evening ride. Now i can see all the deer i was missing in the dark. evitek bulbs went in easy.
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Post by: Bud on June 25, 2017, 07:31:48 pm
First ride ever on my GL650I Silverwing.  I bought this earlier in the spring for $400 sight unseen. PO started taking it apart resulting in some missing parts.  My most wonderful favorite nephew went and made the purchase for me in the South Bend, Indiana area from craigslist.  I pulled the carbs and cleaned them.  That's really about all I've done so far.  When running, it sounds like it's in need of a valve adjustment. The big issue is the starter clutch, so the engine will have to be pulled to fix that.  I've not ever heard one squeal and slip like this one.  Should nickname her Piggy because of that squeal.  It's a bit of a time getting it started with that slipping starter clutch, but I really wanted to see what it was like to go down the road on it.  I'm just happy to see that she will go down the road without being pushed, pulled or tied to a trailer!  I'm pretty dang happy with my $400 crap shoot. :beerchug: :beerchug: :great: :motonoises: :motonoises:
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Post by: Bud on June 30, 2017, 12:56:27 am
Adjusted the valves on the Silverwing.  That had to be the easiest valve adjust ever.  Cylinders sticking right out there at ya.  Bought a tool that makes it even easier to find top dead center from a guy named Murry.  Murry is the SISF of the CX/GL 500's and 650's.  Gotta love how easy this bike is to work on.   :beerchug:
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Post by: SteveJ. on June 30, 2017, 01:30:32 am
Cool. I put some more bugs on my Versys today in BC, 300 km worth.

On TDY in Salmo BC.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on July 05, 2017, 04:25:16 pm
Changing all three cases (crank, gearbox, primary) to appropriate Redline synthetic.

The Redline V-Twin Transmission Oil is the bomb for most V-twins that have seperate cases. It starts out with a base that is already full rated viscosity, whereas many synthetics have a base lower than rating, and put in additives to raise it to the rating. Basically it comes in exceeding rating.

The effect is most noticeable in how quiet the gearbox becomes, and the shift clunk snick clunk goes away.

I'll be doing this in the next day or two, just waiting on viton drain plug gaskets in case the one on the plug now can't be reused. Often they can, but if it doesn't look perfect I'll replace it.

I also plan to put Redline in the crankcase and primary case when I get out to California, before I go to the NW Regional.
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Post by: SteveJ. on July 05, 2017, 07:40:41 pm
I had new dancing shoes installed on my itty bitty six fiddy Versys this morning. Angel GTs. Rode about 60 kms from the dealer back to campsite. Me like. Gonna stroll about 400 tomorrow probably including some dirt. Yeehaw.

On TDY at Yoho National Park for two more nights. Then Kelowna BC.
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Post by: TimR on July 06, 2017, 01:16:13 am
I made a great find on EBay. I found a set of 1975 VM 28's that have spent the last 40 years sitting on a shelf. The PO took these carbs off his 1975 Z1 in 77 to put bigger carbs on. he stuck them on the shelf and this is where they stayed. I asked about the float legs and he said he didn't know because the bowls had never been off. OK crap shoot. I got the carbs and took the bowls off for cleaning. I think he was right because it appeared no screw driver had ever touched the pilot and main jets. The float pins moved freely. Every VM 28 I've seen the inside of to date some yo yo has taken and roughed up the float pins to keep them in place. They did not understand the bowl is designed to keep the float pins centered and not move. In the bottom of the bowls was a little dust looking stuff. On the 900 they go. I'm happy to report very small air valve screw adjustments will slightly change plug color or at least what plug color you can see with unleaded gas. A trip up Washington pass and back from a pure gas gas station got me 45 miles per gallon. Best thing is the 900 runs like a 900 should.

It was all fun and games until I took a bee just at the tee shirt neck line. One of the hazards of riding a nakid bike I guess. Tim
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Post by: Kelly E on July 14, 2017, 08:55:15 pm
I rode my 84' Honda VF700S Sabre up to Cycle Barn to get some brake pads and order tires for the new to me 94' C-10.
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 14, 2017, 09:19:45 pm
I made a great find on EBay. I found a set of 1975 VM 28's that have spent the last 40 years sitting on a shelf. The PO took these carbs off his 1975 Z1 in 77 to put bigger carbs on. he stuck them on the shelf and this is where they stayed. I asked about the float legs and he said he didn't know because the bowls had never been off. OK crap shoot. I got the carbs and took the bowls off for cleaning. I think he was right because it appeared no screw driver had ever touched the pilot and main jets. The float pins moved freely. Every VM 28 I've seen the inside of to date some yo yo has taken and roughed up the float pins to keep them in place. They did not understand the bowl is designed to keep the float pins centered and not move. In the bottom of the bowls was a little dust looking stuff. On the 900 they go. I'm happy to report very small air valve screw adjustments will slightly change plug color or at least what plug color you can see with unleaded gas. A trip up Washington pass and back from a pure gas gas station got me 45 miles per gallon. Best thing is the 900 runs like a 900 should.

It was all fun and games until I took a bee just at the tee shirt neck line. One of the hazards of riding a nakid bike I guess. Tim

Those came stock on my 78 Ltd.. if I knew you wanted some, I could have hooked ya up... what jets did you use, and did you modify and remove the extra air plenum for the airbox?

My Kz parts are.and have been wrapped and stored safely for years....
Interested in a set of those Vetter triangular rear bags? The ones that looked like something off Star Trek?...... I think I have those up in the loft also... brand new, never been mounted... hopefully when I moved that box made it here...
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Post by: Bud on July 15, 2017, 10:53:27 am
Took the front end off of the Silverwing.  Removed the brake rotors and cleaned the wheel.  Replaced the old brake rotors with some I picked up on ebay for $30 a pair shipped.  Removed the steering head bearing races from the steering head and will replace with tapered roller bearings.  Going to pull the engine this weekend and rebuild the starter clutch so Piggy will quit squealing when I start her up.
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Post by: jettawreck on July 15, 2017, 12:59:50 pm
The SilverWing was my first "real" street bike. Paid $900 for a rather nice low mile Interstate version with all the original Honda faring/luggage. Always enjoyed the engine design/layout. With a desire for more power, especially two up, I bought the first C10 (and a second C10).
The current ST1300 brings me back around a bit.
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Post by: Bud on July 16, 2017, 11:05:20 am
The SilverWing was my first "real" street bike. Paid $900 for a rather nice low mile Interstate version with all the original Honda faring/luggage. Always enjoyed the engine design/layout. With a desire for more power, especially two up, I bought the first C10 (and a second C10).
The current ST1300 brings me back around a bit.

Looks like a nice little wing you had Marc.  I've known a couple of guys that had Moto Guzzi's in the past.  The SilverWing is an improved Guzzi as far as I'm concerned.  I've just always thought the Honda was an interesting little bike.  This one showed up on craigslist, so I bought it.  If I could only have one bike, I probably wouldn't have bought it.  It just adds a little spice to the garage.

The engine is out and waiting to be opened.  I should have done more reading about starter clutch problems.  The 3 bolts that hold the clutch on are one time use bolts that I didn't order.  So going to order those and all the bolts and nuts that are missing on the rest of the bike and work on other things on the bike.  The starter is also something to be looked at while it's out.  Guys on the CX/GL forum have done a mod to improve the ground on the starter to get full rpm output.  Apparently a slower than normal starter can lead to starter clutch problems.
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Post by: jettawreck on July 16, 2017, 12:27:19 pm
The SilverWing was my first "real" street bike. Paid $900 for a rather nice low mile Interstate version with all the original Honda faring/luggage. Always enjoyed the engine design/layout. With a desire for more power, especially two up, I bought the first C10 (and a second C10).
The current ST1300 brings me back around a bit.

Looks like a nice little wing you had Marc.  I've known a couple of guys that had Moto Guzzi's in the past.  The SilverWing is an improved Guzzi as far as I'm concerned.  I've just always thought the Honda was an interesting little bike.  This one showed up on craigslist, so I bought it.  If I could only have one bike, I probably wouldn't have bought it.  It just adds a little spice to the garage.

The engine is out and waiting to be opened.  I should have done more reading about starter clutch problems.  The 3 bolts that hold the clutch on are one time use bolts that I didn't order.  So going to order those and all the bolts and nuts that are missing on the rest of the bike and work on other things on the bike.  The starter is also something to be looked at while it's out.  Guys on the CX/GL forum have done a mod to improve the ground on the starter to get full rpm output.  Apparently a slower than normal starter can lead to starter clutch problems.

Thanks, it really was in pretty nice shape. Bought it on a whim 175 miles from home. Left my car at the guys house, rode it home from the city with very expired plates/tabs, no maintainence history, and a bad rear tire. The look on my wife's face when I got home was a classic  :-\.  But, she did go along the next day to retrieve the car and is a willing passenger for up to a 100 miles at a stretch. We may tour our honeymoon route through Ontario for or before out 40th anniversary this October.
Never has any issues with mine despite its age, other than it was starting to very slightly weep of some coolant from the dreaded waterpump. Did some research on that and it wasn't the worst thing to source the pump from a Yamaha (if I recall correctly). Pointed that out to the new buyer and gave him some info I had printed out. He indicated that unless it got a lot worse it was easier to add coolant on occasion than tackle the repair. Since you have the engine out and it's a common issue, it might be worth doing a waterpump replacement now since it seems to be a "keeper".
A Moto Guzzi finds its way into my Craigslist "Favorites" list somewhat regularly, so perhaps some day one will share the shed with the ST1300. I tend to like the less than common stuff, I guess. A KLR or a 650 BMW is a more likely second ride and would be great with all the gravel back road forestry stuff up here.
The one or two year build of the Honda 650 V twin models always get my attention, also.
Good luck on that 500 refurbishment.
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Post by: Bud on July 17, 2017, 09:04:50 am
It's the 650 Interstate instead of the 500.  I'm not sure I would have bought it if it were a 500.  There was a time when I wouldn't have bought anything smaller than a 1000, but the 650's have always caught my eye and were a one year only model iirc.  I can possibly see another RD400 in my garage one day.  Such a fun lightweight bike. >:D
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Post by: Gypsy JR on July 17, 2017, 01:02:06 pm
Lowered trailer weight so the horse doesn't have to work so hard.
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Post by: TimR on July 17, 2017, 11:32:19 pm
I made a great find on EBay. I found a set of 1975 VM 28's that have spent the last 40 years sitting on a shelf. The PO took these carbs off his 1975 Z1 in 77 to put bigger carbs on. he stuck them on the shelf and this is where they stayed. I asked about the float legs and he said he didn't know because the bowls had never been off. OK crap shoot. I got the carbs and took the bowls off for cleaning. I think he was right because it appeared no screw driver had ever touched the pilot and main jets. The float pins moved freely. Every VM 28 I've seen the inside of to date some yo yo has taken and roughed up the float pins to keep them in place. They did not understand the bowl is designed to keep the float pins centered and not move. In the bottom of the bowls was a little dust looking stuff. On the 900 they go. I'm happy to report very small air valve screw adjustments will slightly change plug color or at least what plug color you can see with unleaded gas. A trip up Washington pass and back from a pure gas gas station got me 45 miles per gallon. Best thing is the 900 runs like a 900 should.

It was all fun and games until I took a bee just at the tee shirt neck line. One of the hazards of riding a nakid bike I guess. Tim

Those came stock on my 78 Ltd.. if I knew you wanted some, I could have hooked ya up... what jets did you use, and did you modify and remove the extra air plenum for the airbox?

My Kz parts are.and have been wrapped and stored safely for years....
Interested in a set of those Vetter triangular rear bags? The ones that looked like something off Star Trek?...... I think I have those up in the loft also... brand new, never been mounted... hopefully when I moved that box made it here...

Dan, the Vm28's I got were stock to the bike. I squirted some carb cleaner here and there and set two floats using the clear tube test. The stock jets I believe are 120's and the pilots are 17.5. After cleaning them and doing a little adjusting the bike runs pretty good. Not real happy with the idle but such is life, it will idle just a little higher rpm than I like still but unreasonable. Mileage seems to have stabilized at 45 MPG.   

Today a bug hit one of my damaged fingers while wearing full fingered glove and it hurt like..well lets just say it hurt A LOT.

I think what I'll do is use t around town and parades. I was thinking maybe riding it to the pending regional. But after eating bugs and taking a bee at the tee shirt neck line I think I'll run the C14. Even with the Short OEM wind shield I don't eat many bugs. When I was younger I didn't know no better but now I like the smooth C14. So I probably would not put paniers on it. But I'll store what you have in the back of my teeny head.    Tim 
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Post by: Bud on July 25, 2017, 07:17:26 pm
The GL650 Interstate project continues.  Pulled the rear wheel and final drive.  Removed old tire.  Polished the rim and installed new tire.  Disassembled the rear drum brake, cleaned everything up and installed new brake shoes.  Polished and painted rear brake stopper arm.  Installed new dust seals on the front fork tubes.  Cleaned up the airbox.  Have the frame hanging so that I can clean and deal with rusty spots.
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Post by: Bud on July 30, 2017, 06:04:01 pm
Disassembled the driver footpegs and buffed on wire wheel , followed by paint and clear coat.  Soaked the battery box in vinegar overnight.  Sprayed it with primer.  Removed horns before soaking the fairing mount and associated hardware in vinegar to remove rust.  Vinegar is cheap and works amazingly well if you have patience.  Cleaned and painted the rear shock.  Drain the old oil from the rear shock.  Sooner or later I'll run out of parts to clean/paint.  Thinking of masking unpainted parts of the alloy wheels and painting the black parts.  Any suggestions on wheel refinishing that are cheap will be considered.  I'm probably going to spend too much on this project as it is.
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Post by: Bud on July 30, 2017, 09:59:58 pm
Thought for the day:

Rust Never Sleeps
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Post by: mr t on July 30, 2017, 11:48:23 pm
R&R 'd the carb on my klr 250. Found the pilot jet totally clogged. Ordered new jet. Also needed new float bowl screws. $2.85 at dealer- a mere 31 cents at Ace.


   Tom Taylor COG#7173
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Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on July 31, 2017, 08:43:53 am
Disassembled the driver footpegs and buffed on wire wheel , followed by paint and clear coat.  Soaked the battery box in vinegar overnight.  Sprayed it with primer.  Removed horns before soaking the fairing mount and associated hardware in vinegar to remove rust.  Vinegar is cheap and works amazingly well if you have patience.  Cleaned and painted the rear shock.  Drain the old oil from the rear shock.  Sooner or later I'll run out of parts to clean/paint.  Thinking of masking unpainted parts of the alloy wheels and painting the black parts. Any suggestions on wheel refinishing that are cheap will be considered.  I'm probably going to spend too much on this project as it is.

Bud,

Look into "Plastidip" for coating your wheels. If you don't like it you can peel it off! Resists chips, is fairly durable... etc, etc.

Good luck!
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Post by: SteveJ. on August 01, 2017, 03:55:18 am
I washed it today. We've been camping on the Pacific Ocean beach so I had to get the salt spray washed off.

On TDY at South Beach Campground south of Forks WA. Relocating to Oregon coast tomorrow.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on August 18, 2017, 02:51:58 pm
Washed my horse.... err... trike.

Right in parking space for site, I pulled the derby cover, drained the primary case, and filled it with Redline V-Twin Primary gear oil. Torque wrenches are standard tool kit now.

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Post by: Bud on August 19, 2017, 07:07:58 pm
Disassembled the driver footpegs and buffed on wire wheel , followed by paint and clear coat.  Soaked the battery box in vinegar overnight.  Sprayed it with primer.  Removed horns before soaking the fairing mount and associated hardware in vinegar to remove rust.  Vinegar is cheap and works amazingly well if you have patience.  Cleaned and painted the rear shock.  Drain the old oil from the rear shock.  Sooner or later I'll run out of parts to clean/paint.  Thinking of masking unpainted parts of the alloy wheels and painting the black parts. Any suggestions on wheel refinishing that are cheap will be considered.  I'm probably going to spend too much on this project as it is.

Bud,

Look into "Plastidip" for coating your wheels. If you don't like it you can peel it off! Resists chips, is fairly durable... etc, etc.

Good luck!

Jerry, thanks for the tip about plastidip!  That brought on thoughts of doing my Dodge Neon, but that's something for the future.  So many projects to think about! 

Have been still cleaning and painting various small parts on the Silverwing.  Have done the side stand, center stand,rear foot pegs, the rear suspension links, turn signal/saddlebag brackets, inner parts to the fairing bracket were nasty rusty.  Soaked until clean and then primed and painted.  Removed all the collars from the pivot points on the rear suspension then cleaned and coated in Honda's high dollar moly grease.  Did a bit of paint work on the frame.  Re-assembled the rear suspension and torqued all suspension bolts to spec.  I'm sure I'm missing some things, but progress is slowly being made.
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Post by: m in sc on September 03, 2017, 12:03:39 pm
installed and jetted a set of PJ34's to my rd project. (stock size was a vm28) this is on my hand built 4130 foale-style framed lightweight RD350.   since the carbs are a bit.. large...  >:D ... had to modify the engine casing to fit them.  freakin rips now, and actually has midrange! the pwk 32 powerjet carbs just weren't doing it.  (ported and full built motor now can actually breathe)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/pj34s/pj34s-rd-prelim2_zpsj62ejyrg.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/pj34s/pj34s-rd-prelim4_zps2ydsdul4.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/pj34s/pj34s-rd-prelim1_zpsxmj5k2v2.jpg)

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Post by: Douglas on September 03, 2017, 06:34:03 pm
 :-\
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 03, 2017, 06:43:41 pm
I just got done removing my west coast entomology collection on the itty bitty six fiddy. Fixing to start a new collection of the SE and midwest with maybe some Canadian specimens as well.
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Post by: danodemotoman on September 03, 2017, 07:46:25 pm
 Working on the CSC RX3 small adv bike that is Carrie's.
 The front wheel had a problem that turned out to be a flat spot after examining the rotor/wheel/tire. CSC under warranty sent a wheel and cured that.
 The original battery (after much of the last 2.5 yrs sat idle) was replaced and lasted 30 mi with stop and go until last 1/2 mile had to push the bike home.  You then realize even a small bikes suddenly gets heavy. LOL
 Battery failed load test. Internet battery (thru WallMart) sent replacement battery quickly.
 Bike is running great again. Fun riding a 250cc. Rev, rev, rev...
 Removing the top and side cases along with mounts to lighten the bike. Lowering a bit raising the forks and looking at reducing the shock preload as it is cranked up a lot  to lower the rear. CSC sells a lowering link if needed.
 
 
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Post by: Gypsy JR on September 09, 2017, 12:34:59 pm
Got her a 14' v-nose trailer to ride in like a proper Queen.
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Post by: Diz on September 10, 2017, 09:25:43 am
You pulling the trike which pulls the trailer?
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Post by: m in sc on September 11, 2017, 04:42:01 pm
not mine but in my garage and helping with this quite a bit. so, 'sponsoring' ... added a turbo to 77 xs400  the most unremarkable bike, ever, just got real interesting. all the piping is from old damaged rd350 headpipes and the exit pipe is the headpipe from a 73 kawasaki S2 triple. (i have some scratch and dent spares laying around).  carb is from a polaris snowmobile, its a vm38. turbo is a 'small engine' unit , new, cost was 200 bucks. oil cooler is a spare smaller on i pulled off the grom, have a 5 row on it now.  only thing we need to do is actually get the oil lines made (braided stainless) and plumb them.

we just got it fired last night. need to add the o2 sensor for tuning with the wb sensor.   (that will be all me on that one). goal is the DGR in a few weeks.



 
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 11, 2017, 05:21:33 pm
not mine but in my garage and helping with this quite a bit. so, 'sponsoring' ... added a turbo to 77 xs400  the most unremarkable bike, ever, just got real interesting. all the piping is from old damaged rd350 headpipes and the exit pipe is the headpipe from a 73 kawasaki S2 triple. (i have some scratch and dent spares laying around).  carb is from a polaris snowmobile, its a vm38. turbo is a 'small engine' unit , new, cost was 200 bucks. oil cooler is a spare smaller on i pulled off the grom, have a 5 row on it now.  only thing we need to do is actually get the oil lines made (braided stainless) and plumb them.

we just got it fired last night. need to add the o2 sensor for tuning with the wb sensor.   (that will be all me on that one). goal is the DGR in a few weeks.



 

Way cool.
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Post by: Bud on September 19, 2017, 10:28:29 am
Replaced the petcock on my 82 GS1100GK :motonoises: :motonoises: with a new OEM, changed the oil and took her for a ride.
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Post by: jettawreck on September 22, 2017, 01:17:02 pm
Sort of spur of the moment to make it work with some (re)scheduled surgery for my dad and other plans besides a careful check of the weather reports. I installed the RDL seats, rear top box and Bagster tank bag. Loaded up the luggage and me and the wife headed out on our first overnight longer distance ride on the ST1300.
After waiting out a morning rain shower we headed out for the north up to the little town of Bigfork, then east toward the Boundry Waters Wilderness Area access town of Ely, MN. About 10 miles east of Ely we had almost an hour delay from some road "construction". Since it's a lot of Canadian Shield rock, they drill and blast. Apparently the blast went better than expected as we had to wait for bigger equipment to arrive to clear the debris from the road. State Highway #1 is a very curve/turn infested old road. The recent heavy rain and seasonal dropping of the pine tree needles made for a lot of extra attention to corners. Wet pine needles are incredibly slippery and a lot of the road is like a tunnel thru the forest. Many corners are 90* and posted at 10 mph with a large portion of the road posted at 50 mph. A good share of it is due for repaying after many years of freeze/thaw taking its toll.
We made the west shore of Lake Superior well before evening and headed north up the shore to find a room. Most places had "No Vacancy" signs out, but pulled out all the stops since it is/was our 40th anniversary, and checked into Bluefin Bay resort. A bit spendy for my usual "frugal" (cheap, as most refer to it) ways, but the views and accommodations were worth it. Complimentary bottle of champagne for the anniversary couple didn't hurt, I guess.. Lake Superior almost calm at sunrise from the bed is a pretty nice view.
Next morning load up and north up the shore to Grand Marias for some late morning breakfast and too soon time dictates it's time to turn around in order to make it home thru local deer infested rural country before dusk. The San Francisco type hills in Duluth made for some challenging red light uphill starts but all went well with (hopefully) minimal clutch abuse. Some supper at Savanna Portage in Floodwood and then on to home. The Honda performed flawlessly and averaged 50 mpg.

Learned a few things. I guess I already knew them but had them impressed upon me clearly. The ST (like the Concours before her) is a top heavy beast when loaded up and full of fuel. Having never been close to a tip over before I was humbled by two on this trip. One on each side. Both while stopped, one at the gas station coming down off the center stand the other while parking at a way side rest. The factory tip over bars worked perfect and prevented any damage to side luggage or footpeg brackets. A couple scuffs on the covers. The tip over at the gas station was almost disastrous. It went over on the right side toward the pump. How the top box didn't hit the pump, I'm not sure but the image that sticks in my mind is the big crash barrier pipe at the end of the pump island went between the tank and windshield/faring. Didn't touch a thing it appeared, but later inspection revealed a bit of red paint on the throttle cable housing and front brake master cylinder. Wow!! Once it's over center a bit a guy my size isn't going to keep it from going over. The Bagster tank bag limits the turning ability a lot in parking and other low speed turning. RDL seat needs some (re)work for both riders, maybe some beads. Other lessons(s) learned were mostly clothing, gear, equipment related and easy to correct.
Sorry to ramble but had a good shake down run and the passenger was a real trooper with no complaints other than a bit of sore butt.
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Post by: Bud on September 23, 2017, 11:24:34 am
Pulled the rear cover off of the GL650 so that I could see what's up with the starter clutch.  Hoping I don't have to replace the starter gear due to starter clutch slippage.
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Post by: glenn 12 on September 24, 2017, 12:00:38 am
My 91 VFR750 took me to the RTE at Tellico Plains tn today. It was a little over 300 miles round trip and she never missed a beat.
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 29, 2017, 04:20:50 pm
I dropped my itty bitty six fiddy Versys off at the local dealer yesterday to check out the now getting nastier front end vibration when braking. Just got the call that MawKaw is covering it on the extended warranty. One new rotor, coming right up. Yeehaw. It'll be back in business by early the following week, in time for the RTB at Tom Sills house in Rome GA.

I was hoping/hope that I don't have to run up there on the KLR.

I didn't ask but wonder if new pads are part of the deal as it is a recommended practice.
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Post by: mr t on September 29, 2017, 11:18:22 pm
Steve J -One would think so!  See you in Dec.

  Tom Taylor COG#7173
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 30, 2017, 05:42:54 pm
Steve J -One would think so!  See you in Dec.

  Tom Taylor COG#7173
That would be cool as the old pads were getting due.

Looking forward to it. I guess I should get some sort of RTE together. When in December will you be available?

There is a ride to Brew coming up 14 Oct in Rome, GA at Tom Sills house iff'n yer interested. Tom is going to get a batch going to show us how it's done. Way cool.


PM me iff'n yer interested.
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 30, 2017, 05:47:11 pm
I just ordered up two pair of new shoes for the itty bitty six fiddy Versys. Bridgestone has a rebate of $35/tire with a limit of four tires on BT-023 tires. Jake Wilson price is $201 for a pair minus the rebate works out to $131 per set. Yeah, I was all over that.
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Post by: Bogie on September 30, 2017, 10:11:45 pm
Pissed of the FZ10 by bringing home another bike to park next to it!!!  :D :rotflmao:

(https://image.ibb.co/jKerYw/rivalry.jpg)
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 01, 2017, 12:06:39 am
Pissed of the FZ10 by bringing home another bike to park next to it!!!  :D :rotflmao:

(https://image.ibb.co/jKerYw/rivalry.jpg)

Too funny. Congrats.
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Post by: danodemotoman on October 02, 2017, 04:53:07 am
 Never forget what the area K rep said about the warped rotors on my 98 C10.
 Don't use the front brakes so much////  LOL!
 Yes covered under warranty.

I dropped my itty bitty six fiddy Versys off at the local dealer yesterday to check out the now getting nastier front end vibration when braking. Just got the call that MawKaw is covering it on the extended warranty. One new rotor, coming right up. Yeehaw. It'll be back in business by early the following week, in time for the RTB at Tom Sills house in Rome GA.

I was hoping/hope that I don't have to run up there on the KLR.

I didn't ask but wonder if new pads are part of the deal as it is a recommended practice.
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Post by: roy826 on October 06, 2017, 04:32:49 pm
Put my IMS 3 gal big tank back on my Yamaha WR250F for a dual sport ride up in Arkansas end of Oct.

Major pain in the butt job due to the fuel pump and level sensor and the fact Yamaha put the tank under the seat which makes the job ten times harder than a normal tank swap.
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 06, 2017, 08:09:45 pm
I'm tardy as the following was done a couple of days ago.

'98 KLR got it's oil and filter changed and got to swallow all new coolant along with getting a dose of Water Wetter. I also reset the Eagle Mike Doohickey.

Ready for another adventure
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Post by: Bud on October 07, 2017, 10:39:21 pm
In the past few days, I replaced the springs, caps and rollers in the starter clutch of the 1983 GL650 Silverwing.  I reinstalled the rotor/starter clutch back on the crankshaft.  Replaced the cam seal, mechanical water pump seal and shift shaft seal in the rear cover.  Installed new rear cover gasket and rear cover on the engine.  Checked for proper operation of the shifting mechanism after reassembly.  This project isn't exactly speeding along, but I'm making progress.  It won't be too long and I"ll be putting the engine back in the frame.
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 08, 2017, 11:02:22 am
In the past few days, I replaced the springs, caps and rollers in the starter clutch of the 1983 GL650 Silverwing.  I reinstalled the rotor/starter clutch back on the crankshaft.  Replaced the cam seal, mechanical water pump seal and shift shaft seal in the rear cover.  Installed new rear cover gasket and rear cover on the engine.  Checked for proper operation of the shifting mechanism after reassembly.  This project isn't exactly speeding along, but I'm making progress.  It won't be too long and I"ll be putting the engine back in the frame.
Cool. I have a pretty full winter planned with other stuff but am contemplating a project bike. I turned down a Water Buffalo a while back before I knew I was going to retire a year early. Bumming now cuz I used to have one.

I picked up the Versys from the shop yesterday with the new brake disc on it. Nice. Today's plan is major tune up, spark plugs, new coolant and brake fluid. We'll see how far I get. Probably depends if I have to or want to re-shim.
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Post by: stevewfl on October 08, 2017, 07:34:50 pm
retro exhaust on the softail

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22050991_10211266371109684_2132031168089372443_o.jpg?oh=f47e469477854e14f76f62e9cd39a2b1&oe=5A41E8D7)

New rubber on the tourer

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22255175_10211315384654992_409941711638086148_o.jpg?oh=75e6e4e9f38e6bdcb5a170dbce8a20d2&oe=5A8230BD)
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Post by: Bogie on October 08, 2017, 08:27:35 pm
77 in October here in Iowa is a nice treat so I got a good ride in this morning on the FZ10 before breaking out the Connie for a 2 UP ride with the Girlfriend.  Now the fun of cleaning the bugs off that beast.  Lots of nooks and crannies on the FZ10.   :rotflmao:

(https://image.ibb.co/dkBXyw/20171008_100937_pe.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n1ksyw)
(https://image.ibb.co/eWjPBG/20171008_101535_pe.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mwXY5b)
(https://image.ibb.co/jYNGQb/20171008_101555_pe.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i1ni5b)
(https://image.ibb.co/muwbQb/20171008_103106.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iwSSWG)
(https://image.ibb.co/meBMrG/20171008_103112.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fVYqkb)
(https://image.ibb.co/dtJedw/20171008_104329.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bMh5Jw)
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 08, 2017, 11:27:38 pm
retro exhaust on the softail

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22050991_10211266371109684_2132031168089372443_o.jpg?oh=f47e469477854e14f76f62e9cd39a2b1&oe=5A41E8D7)

New rubber on the tourer

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22255175_10211315384654992_409941711638086148_o.jpg?oh=75e6e4e9f38e6bdcb5a170dbce8a20d2&oe=5A8230BD)

You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 08, 2017, 11:32:19 pm
I did tear into the versys for the tune up, valves have not moved since last time 20k miles ago, All at maximum. I did by a Powerball ticket. :beerchug:

Did come upon a show stopper item, the pull cable on the throttle bodies is frazzled way thin. Hopefully Partzilla has 'em(ordered a spare) and gets 'em here soon as I plan a Friday departure for RTB. I do have the KLR for back up and it is ready to go.
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Post by: Bogie on October 19, 2017, 11:37:58 pm
Very excited!! New Woodcraft Rearsets arrive tomorrow for the FZ10!!! First set sold are mine!! Only been waiting on these since March!!!  :beerchug:

(https://image.ibb.co/dE9U6R/22712666_1737277436575084_2117329235_o.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ek1LD6)
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Post by: Bogie on October 21, 2017, 08:59:07 pm
Woodcraft Reasets installed on the FZ10!!! They look killer and having the pegs farther back and up now is amazing!!! Top quality gear from Woodcraft Technologies!  :great:

Stoltec Moto is a great place to get these and other great products for the FZ10!!!   :great:  :beerchug:

(https://image.ibb.co/dRFsd6/Woodcraft_7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cHoCd6)

(https://image.ibb.co/h7ryJ6/Woodcraft_13.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nkddJ6)

(https://image.ibb.co/hKMyJ6/Woodcraft_3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k1OCd6)

(https://image.ibb.co/cujw5m/Woodcraft_11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mXR9Qm)

(https://image.ibb.co/fAiCd6/Woodcraft_15.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kBeky6)

(https://image.ibb.co/h70ErR/Woodcraft_16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jRtZrR)
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Post by: Pilgrim on October 22, 2017, 10:54:51 am

Looks good Bogie!   :great:
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Post by: Bogie on October 22, 2017, 11:19:13 am

Looks good Bogie!   :great:

Thanks!!  :beerchug:
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Post by: m in sc on October 24, 2017, 02:54:17 pm
dropped 1/2 lb of un-sprung weight on my project bike. (titanium hardware/laser cut 6061-t6 bracket).  converting all hardware on bike to Ti as well. :) this was doen by 1 of 2 lasers in the country of this type. that bracket too about 2 mins from material loading to in hand. there was a de-burring by hand and a pass w a da sander for finish.

goal is 7-9 lbs additional from where i am now. 







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Post by: SteveJ. on November 13, 2017, 03:36:47 pm
The itty bitty six fiddy Versys just got new shoes and a fresh oil transfusion. 34.4k miles on it now.
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Post by: Bud on November 14, 2017, 11:08:03 pm
Finally got the engine, complete with cooling system, back in my 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate!  I started to replace one of the fork seals and broke a retaining ring that is not the easiest to find in stock.  :-[ I found one in Newburgh, so I took my GS1100GK for a little ride today.  It was a beautiful day to ride so it wasn't so bad breaking that retaining ring after all.   :motonoises: :)
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Post by: Bud on November 14, 2017, 11:11:14 pm
dropped 1/2 lb of un-sprung weight on my project bike. (titanium hardware/laser cut 6061-t6 bracket).  converting all hardware on bike to Ti as well. :) this was doen by 1 of 2 lasers in the country of this type. that bracket too about 2 mins from material loading to in hand. there was a de-burring by hand and a pass w a da sander for finish.

goal is 7-9 lbs additional from where i am now.
Pretty slick there Mark!
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Post by: m in sc on November 21, 2017, 06:58:10 pm
picked this up from deland, fla. winter project. 72 t-500.

should be ready by early spring.

(so, i transported it and took a short vacation with the girlfriend.)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_2_zps82zceewk.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_10_zpsyew3jcfl.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_6_zpsoqu9wlof.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_5_zpswleznrxr.jpg)

who remembers the 'horse shoe' headlights?

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_4_zpst4hsqmmu.jpg)








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Post by: Bud on November 21, 2017, 07:57:52 pm
Let the 2 stroke resurrection party begin! :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Post by: ZG on November 22, 2017, 12:50:35 am
Great project M  :great:  :popcorn:
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Post by: danodemotoman on November 22, 2017, 06:31:13 am
 m,  the T500 has history with me as had a 68 model  in 70 and decades later a '70 in 1998 or so.
 Lots of media available on the t500
http://www.suzukicycles.org/T-series/T500_models.shtml (http://www.suzukicycles.org/T-series/T500_models.shtml)

picked this up from deland, fla. winter project. 72 t-500.

should be ready by early spring.

(so, i transported it and took a short vacation with the girlfriend.)

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_2_zps82zceewk.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_10_zpsyew3jcfl.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_6_zpsoqu9wlof.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_5_zpswleznrxr.jpg[/url])

who remembers the 'horse shoe' headlights?

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_4_zpst4hsqmmu.jpg[/url])
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Post by: ron203 on November 22, 2017, 12:44:57 pm
Cool stuff guys!
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Post by: Bud on November 25, 2017, 12:03:56 pm
It's starting to look like a motorcycle.
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Post by: rcannon409 on November 25, 2017, 02:23:33 pm
I had a mini bike when my neighbor took me for  a ride on his T 500.

Lots of conversations with the other kids trying to decide of the t 500 was faster than our local roller coaster, or not.

The thing I remember most is the smell.   He always ran the castor bean based oil and it smelled like a bakery.
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Post by: kv5e on November 25, 2017, 02:33:08 pm
retro exhaust on the softail

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22050991_10211266371109684_2132031168089372443_o.jpg?oh=f47e469477854e14f76f62e9cd39a2b1&oe=5A41E8D7)

New rubber on the tourer

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22255175_10211315384654992_409941711638086148_o.jpg?oh=75e6e4e9f38e6bdcb5a170dbce8a20d2&oe=5A8230BD)

You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?

Don't the exhaust tips drag on wheelies? :motonoises: ;D
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Post by: Bud on November 26, 2017, 11:05:20 pm
Chipping away.
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Post by: m in sc on December 11, 2017, 06:21:51 pm
fit new tank to chromoly framed rd, and also picked up a 1500 original mile mile 70 yamaha HS1 (thats a 90cc twin.)  got the 90 running in about an hour.

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/new-tank/proj-tank-final_2_zps5uh3rbwa.jpg)

HS1:

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171209-00849_zpsdlidespx.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171209-00851_zpszucmf60y.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171210-00861_zpszc0yupni.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171210-00860_zpsp1t8ktbr.jpg)   :)







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Post by: Bud on December 11, 2017, 08:42:15 pm
Both of those are pretty danged cool!
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Post by: Bud on December 11, 2017, 11:13:56 pm
Mark, where are you finding this stuff?  Might I ask what you paid for the HS1?  A 90cc twin......too cool!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on December 12, 2017, 12:30:57 pm
Mark, where are you finding this stuff?  Might I ask what you paid for the HS1?  A 90cc twin......too cool!


hi bud, 2 strokes are just my thing... have been for 20+ years.  they sort of just 'come up', i hear about them, spot them in distant fields, etc.  im very involved in the vintage bike hobby, and networking is where 99% of it happens, i never LOOK for a project per say. ( i havent looked for anything on craigslist in 5+ years). people call, email, text, etc 'hey i found (this) here, interested? or i pass it along to the 'group', and vice versa. ive probably passed along 5 or 6 kawasaki triples leads this year alone. its like anything, really. and i help my friends get their vintage stuff running, etc.  same thing with old fords, i own a few and know them and hear about them a LOT, especially falcons/galaxies/fairlanes. also, im not in it to profit from it.

that hs1 was stupid cheap, i paid 200 for it, was the owners requested price. im not going to haggle when its reasonable. the t-500 was 800, same thing. but i had to go to fla to get it. thats the other thing, i dont try to beat them up on price if its fair, ever. even if i could save 100 bucks by going all 'american pickers' on them, which i think is in poor taste when the asking price reasonable. and when i sell them, i expect the same. i just sold my 89 dt50 yesterday for 200 more than i paid for it when i found it in 2015, held over in a dealership new since 1989. ( i did have to put soem work into it). it went to a good friend of mine in alabama, and while he was here we talked about 2 H1's and an 84 RZ350 he had leads on, which i don't want either but will pass them on to people i know who are interested. im sure the same thing goes on with early c10's, etc.
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Post by: glenn 12 on December 17, 2017, 05:42:41 pm
I decided to take a short ride on the 91 VFR750, around a 100miles yesterday.
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Post by: ZG on December 24, 2017, 08:45:46 pm
I decided to take a short ride on the 91 VFR750, around a 100miles yesterday.

Nice, good looking Viffer Glenn!  :great: :great:
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Post by: Brooke_Benfield_OR on December 31, 2017, 09:51:00 pm
Well this don't score high on the technically difficult to install scale, but after only 30 miles I think my hind quarters will be far more happy 500 miles into a good days ride.

This is the outcome of a '50% off up to $300.00' certificate from the 2017 National that came into my hands with a little bit of old fashioned "knee-go-she-eight-in". Thanks Andrew......
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Post by: Diz on January 01, 2018, 11:10:34 am
degree of difficulty for farkle install does not necessarily correlate to amount of improvement in motorbike. You did great if after 30 miles the enjoyment level went up. Here's to many more miles  :great:
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Post by: Bud on January 10, 2018, 09:58:47 pm
Took advantage of the short heatwave we're having.  It was 58 here today, so I got the front brakes bled on the Silverwing today.  I used the reverse method today for the first time.  It's easier that pumping on the brake lever for sure!
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Post by: Diz on January 11, 2018, 10:03:09 am
Yesterday was the first day above 32* after 2 weeks below freezing. Started her up. Bit of an argument but she ran after a bit of encouragement. Still can't leave the garage though......
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Post by: Bud on January 28, 2018, 11:58:56 pm
Another mid 50's day in January!  Took my GS1100GK for a 40 mile ride just to keep her limbered up.  Got ole Suzi juiced up on some tcw3 for another round of winter hibernation.  Is it spring yet?
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Post by: ZG on January 29, 2018, 02:10:16 am
Another mid 50's day in January!  Took my GS1100GK for a 40 mile ride just to keep her limbered up.  Got ole Suzi juiced up on some tcw3 for another round of winter hibernation.  Is it spring yet?

Juice the Suzi day indeed Bud, like Spring in January!   :49:

That GS is looking clean!  :great:
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Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on January 30, 2018, 10:04:15 am
You guys must go through a lot of "StaBil". I remember one year it was like this I burned up a whole bottle of the stuff.  :motonoises:

Eh, it'll be spring soon enough, so I'll wait.   :great:
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Post by: Diz on January 30, 2018, 10:15:06 am
Convertible hibernates?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on January 30, 2018, 10:46:02 am
Convertible hibernates?

Ummm... why, yes. Yes it does.      :(

(https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/006017678951/media/123245680567/medium/1481811581/enhance)

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Post by: Diz on January 31, 2018, 10:15:30 am
Beautiful place for a nap!  :great:
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Post by: m in sc on February 13, 2018, 02:37:06 pm
fit some chambers to the 70 HS1. might get 70mph out of this thing yet.  :D

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/20180212_1418351_zpsxqnmv9ac.jpg)



https://youtu.be/YvAQ2-6Hk1I (https://youtu.be/YvAQ2-6Hk1I)



^ video.
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Post by: Diz on February 16, 2018, 10:01:01 am
Almost blew up the Honda trying to jump start it. Didn't want to take out the battery to access the positive terminal so I tried a Rube Goldberg option. Didn't work out for me.  :-[  Fried a battery tender but got her going. Ice was gone from drive, access road is in mud season; so I said "What the heck" and took her for a ride. Some parts of the ride were in refrigerator mode as the snow alongside the asphalt was melting but not creating a run off. Instead; great banks of fog or condensation hung in the air and it felt like the temp dropped 15* as I rode through. But first ride of 2018! :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on February 27, 2018, 08:09:05 pm
Put a battery in the GL650 SilverWing today and fired it up for the first time since having the engine out to repair the starter clutch and rebuild the water pump.  There was NO slippage of the starter clutch and after a couple of smacks on the coolant pipe, no leaks from the cooling system.  :beerchug: I haven't gotten any new mufflers yet, so the neighbors had no problem hearing it run!  :motonoises: :motonoises: Now I have to figure out why it's idling too fast.
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Post by: SteveJ. on February 28, 2018, 01:49:59 am
Finished up the Therm O Bob install a coupla days ago on the itty bitty six fiddy Versys. And just bought a Madstad for it. Scored a used one for $125 shipped.  :great:
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Post by: ron203 on February 28, 2018, 01:59:59 am
NOW I can update this since I have another bike... I ordered highway pegs for the 2008 Wing. They're coming Friday.
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Post by: SteveJ. on February 28, 2018, 04:26:17 am
NOW I can update this since I have another bike... I ordered highway pegs for the 2008 Wing. They're coming Friday.

Is that your bike or Mrs203's?   :rotflmao: :nananana: :beerchug: :beerchug:
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Post by: ron203 on February 28, 2018, 07:54:48 am
 :-X

 Happy Wife, Happy Life. (So long as she continues to let me live indoors I don't care.) ;)  She's taking some students out of town over spring break (London), so I plan a shakedown ride (or three).

It's part of what my co-worker calls "Retirement Prep & Practice." One more piece in the long range plan.

The Wing will be the long distance hauler that takes us places,while the C-14 goes with us in the toy hauler, TO places and also serves as the "day in the mountains with the boys" ride. 

Both combined < the cost of a new Wing.  I wasn't really looking for a Wing at this moment, but had toyed with the idea of getting one next year. Then I stumbled across this one at a good price. I think there's going to be a temporary slump in prices as the 2018's hit the market but that it'll rebound as the weather warms up, so I grabbed it.

I've got a little farkling to do in the next year or so.
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Post by: SteveJ. on February 28, 2018, 01:49:39 pm
:-X

 Happy Wife, Happy Life. (So long as she continues to let me live indoors I don't care.) ;)  She's taking some students out of town over spring break (London), so I plan a shakedown ride (or three).

It's part of what my co-worker calls "Retirement Prep & Practice." One more piece in the long range plan.

The Wing will be the long distance hauler that takes us places,while the C-14 goes with us in the toy hauler, TO places and also serves as the "day in the mountains with the boys" ride. 

Both combined < the cost of a new Wing.  I wasn't really looking for a Wing at this moment, but had toyed with the idea of getting one next year. Then I stumbled across this one at a good price. I think there's going to be a temporary slump in prices as the 2018's hit the market but that it'll rebound as the weather warms up, so I grabbed it.

I've got a little farkling to do in the next year or so.

Awesome.

Retirement prepping is very important. Stay diligent.
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Post by: ron203 on February 28, 2018, 11:19:39 pm
I'm paying VERY close attention to the pro's such as SteveJ.   ;)

I'm a great copycat...
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Post by: m in sc on March 02, 2018, 02:23:34 pm
many many cans of brake cleaner and scrubbing, all new seals, and the t500 bottom is ready for the new top end. (72 suzuki titan)
 note the hammer marks on piston to left. thanks PO.  :-[   after frame and swingarm back from powdercoater, should be a pretty quick reassmebly. deadline: deals gap 2 stroke meet april 29-may 5th. 
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Post by: danodemotoman on March 02, 2018, 07:08:04 pm
m in sc,

 Keep reporting the build!
 I had a first year (In USA) 68 in 70 bought from brother and a '70 in 99-2004
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Post by: SteveJ. on March 03, 2018, 01:04:45 am
Installed a Madstad on the six fiddy Versys today. I likey.
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Post by: m in sc on March 03, 2018, 03:18:09 am
today rejetted the 1970 hs1 and modded the clutch as it was slipping (and installed a new one). the porting and chambers caused the stocker to give up the ghost. lol.  i did bring the parts home on the c10 as i rode it to work today.  :D
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Post by: connie_rider on March 03, 2018, 01:23:49 pm
My first bike was a Honda Super 90. (68/69ish)
My buddy rode a Yamaha Twin Jet 100.
It would whip mine ...

Is the HS-1 that I'm remembering the Twin Jet?
Looks a little different.

Ride safe, Ted


Update: Just did a search and see that the Twin Jet was a YL-1. (Different bike)

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Post by: m in sc on March 07, 2018, 03:44:26 pm
T500 is.. almost.. done... lol.

(off to the powdercoaters!)

7 weeks till it needs to be done.
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Post by: SteveJ. on March 07, 2018, 07:32:36 pm
T500 is.. almost.. done... lol.

(off to the powdercoaters!)

7 weeks till it needs to be done.

 :great:
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Post by: m in sc on April 02, 2018, 03:43:08 pm
frames back. shes a roller. Motor bolted in.... 3 weeks to go before i need it road ready... (72 t500)  :motonoises:




Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on April 02, 2018, 10:13:46 pm
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 02, 2018, 11:55:33 pm
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.


I got me onna these for the six fiddy:

(http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/images/battery-monitor-information.jpg)

http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php (http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php)

Ships from UK. I bought the eclipse 8, about $25 shipped. Nice clean install, looks like a factory install.
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Post by: worncog on April 03, 2018, 12:15:29 am
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 03, 2018, 04:35:14 am
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.

The six fiddy Versys looks quite similar when checking the valves. It actually goes rather quickly though, considering the amount of stuff in the way. Do you have to pull the throttle bodies?

I see you're going to Cliff's, somewhere else before hand? Pretty sure I'm stopping in NOLA for a coupla three days on the way. I gotta kill some brain cells with an ex boss lady, it's on my "list". She lives near the Abita brewery. She's Coonass, this oughtta be good.



See ya at Cliff's.  :beerchug:
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Post by: ron203 on April 03, 2018, 10:15:19 am
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.


I got me onna these for the six fiddy:

([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/images/battery-monitor-information.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url] ([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url])

Ships from UK. I bought the eclipse 8, about $25 shipped. Nice clean install, looks like a factory install.


 :great:
like it!
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 03, 2018, 12:25:09 pm
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.


I got me onna these for the six fiddy:

([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/images/battery-monitor-information.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url] ([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url])

Ships from UK. I bought the eclipse 8, about $25 shipped. Nice clean install, looks like a factory install.


 :great:
like it!


Iff'n you or anyone else wants an installed pic, PM me your shoe phone number and I'll text you a pic. Posting from my Google account to here is a real PIA.
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Post by: worncog on April 03, 2018, 05:52:25 pm
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.

The six fiddy Versys looks quite similar when checking the valves. It actually goes rather quickly though, considering the amount of stuff in the way. Do you have to pull the throttle bodies?

I see you're going to Cliff's, somewhere else before hand? Pretty sure I'm stopping in NOLA for a coupla three days on the way. I gotta kill some brain cells with an ex boss lady, it's on my "list". She lives near the Abita brewery. She's Coonass, this oughtta be good.

See ya at Cliff's.  :beerchug:

Oh yes, the throttle bodies come out...and then that hidden pea sized clump of dirt falls in. Both sides.

I might have to shift my schedule. Bike and I are ready to roll, but my required taskings may push me back a week. Ugh. That means I miss Cliff's rally.

I need to retire.
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 03, 2018, 05:58:58 pm
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.

The six fiddy Versys looks quite similar when checking the valves. It actually goes rather quickly though, considering the amount of stuff in the way. Do you have to pull the throttle bodies?

I see you're going to Cliff's, somewhere else before hand? Pretty sure I'm stopping in NOLA for a coupla three days on the way. I gotta kill some brain cells with an ex boss lady, it's on my "list". She lives near the Abita brewery. She's Coonass, this oughtta be good.

See ya at Cliff's.  :beerchug:

Oh yes, the throttle bodies come out...and then that hidden pea sized clump of dirt falls in. Both sides.

I might have to shift my schedule. Bike and I are ready to roll, but my required taskings may push me back a week. Ugh. That means I miss Cliff's rally.

I need to retire.
Yes you do. Tick tock, the clock never stops.

I am saved from the pleasure of removing the Throttle bodies on the Vs but it is tight getting the cover in and out.

I set the valves at max at about 11k miles. Virtually no movement at 34k. Awesome. Of course I ride like a little old lady.  :rotflmao: :motonoises: :motonoises: :beerchug:
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Post by: mr t on April 03, 2018, 11:18:02 pm
No you don't!

       Tom Taylor COG#7173
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 04, 2018, 01:30:39 am
No you don't!

       Tom Taylor COG#7173

What? Who me? Whatever do you mean?  :motonoises: :motonoises:

 :beerchug:
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Post by: KevinRLI on April 04, 2018, 11:08:29 pm
Ok so I added 3 Ram mounts to the H2 SX. I also added a small XScreen to the top of the windshield. With no full larger screens made for this yet I'm hoping to keep the morning cool wind off me. Not to mention keeping rain out of my face.

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Post by: m in sc on April 16, 2018, 01:04:31 am
t500 lives. https://youtu.be/9oq8Bt-GtyI

down to cosmetics. 3d printed sidecover and tank emblems.

tank (to be printed) and sidecover. (sidecover was printed clear, black was painted on back, silver on ft.)



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Post by: danodemotoman on April 16, 2018, 05:12:58 am
 Nice!
 Yeah, the T500 exhaust sound with those stock mufflers brings back memories.
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Post by: Bud on April 16, 2018, 09:23:49 am
Looking good Mark!   :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 16, 2018, 10:52:22 am
Awesome.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on April 26, 2018, 11:29:00 am
Took the SilverWing out for a little test ride in the country yesterday!  It only had the H-box that connects the headers on without mufflers.  Pretty loud, but overall a good first ride.  I'm pretty impressed with the Prolink rear suspension that Honda put on this bike.  Very comfortable smooth ride! :motonoises: :motonoises:
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Post by: Diz on April 27, 2018, 08:32:42 am
I finally registered the Honda No more illegal runs through my rural county  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: jettawreck on April 27, 2018, 11:22:55 pm
Honda ST1300. Removed rear tire/wheel to take it in and have the tire shop fix the slow leak it's had ever since they mounted it last spring. Very small piece of a rubber tire "nipple" was trapped between tire and rim. So that's done.
Replaced the twin Siameesed bearings in the bevel drive. I've had them since last spring also when I noticed during the tire change one wasn't turning very smooth.
Intended to replace the rear brake pads also, as they are getting way worn down. Figured I would give the local dealership some business as they have been close on price for some misc snowmobile and bike maintainence stuff. OEM pads supposedly interchange with Goldwings. After some searching and cross referencing part numbers they came up with a couple different composition options. After some several wasted minutes of trying to fit the rotor into the caliper with fully compressed pistons it was obvious the pads were incorrectly too thick. Back to the dealer and the only other set was the same way. Turns out fronts and back pads are the "same" except the front rotors are thinner and fitted with thicker pads. Aftermarket suppliers make them all thin enough to fit front/back, but OEM are front or back specific. Ended up putting the old ones (original Nissin branded) back in until I order a set. Was a bit frustrating.
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Post by: Diz on May 11, 2018, 09:25:32 am
I changed the rear tire on the Honda. 1st time tire change. Took an hour to actually change the tire . I think with a little more technique  that can be cut dramatically. But I used to spend an hour just driving back and forth to repair shop with the tires to be changed. Then sat around waiting; which could have been another hour or more. Bead seated at 22 PSI. Not at all dissatisfied.
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Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 18, 2018, 02:18:21 am
Rode my 1970 CL350 about 75 miles tonight. Discovered a new problem to fix, if I drive at close to 70 mph for several miles the velocity of the intake air will over come the "notch" holding the choke open and suck my choke closed, which of course then makes the motor run bad.  Ah, another problem to fix.   
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: AmphibSailor on May 18, 2018, 10:10:35 am
t500 lives. https://youtu.be/9oq8Bt-GtyI

down to cosmetics. 3d printed sidecover and tank emblems.

tank (to be printed) and sidecover. (sidecover was printed clear, black was painted on back, silver on ft.)

A T500 was my first bike...!  Brings back memories... :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on May 18, 2018, 11:17:29 am
Rode my 1970 CL350 about 75 miles tonight. Discovered a new problem to fix, if I drive at close to 70 mph for several miles the velocity of the intake air will over come the "notch" holding the choke open and suck my choke closed, which of course then makes the motor run bad.  Ah, another problem to fix.
mine used to do that! had one when i was 21.. drove me nuts (as i used it to commute on it back then).  had forgotten about that.
deeper groove on the shaft cam helped via a file


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A T500 was my first bike...!  Brings back memories... :motonoises:


did a week at deals gap with it and my RD just a week or so ago for the 2 stroke meet. It did great.

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/Deals%20Gap/gap-18/DSCI0372_zpsjilxk9nr.jpg)

 





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Post by: Bud on May 18, 2018, 11:42:05 am
The T500 turned out great Mark! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 20, 2018, 01:59:49 pm
This is in the other bike section because it's my son's C10.  This is a project that has been going on for too long.  Both of us have worked on this.  It has been off the road for a few years for upgrade work.  It has :ZX9 forks, brakes and front wheel.  Tapered roller steering head bearings.  1 inch bars that taper to 7/8 inch at the grips with pro taper risers.  Spiegler front brake lines and clutch line.  Barnett custom length throttle cables.  A meanstreak rear wheel.  A Corbin seat for the moment.  Madstad windshield off of my 05, while it's down for a fairing replacement.  The headlight was damaged when he got it so it was replaced with a good one that also had the protector installed.  I repaired 2 broken tabs on the upper fairing and fixed a broken tab on one of the turn signals.  It has not one, but two cup holders in holes the previous owner cut for speakers.  The oil and filter have been changed.  The final drive oil has been changed.  The coolant has been changed as well as a good scrubbing of the coolant recovery tank.  The valves have been adjusted as well as a new valve cover gasket.  The tires are Pirelli Angel GT's.  The fuel in the tank was dumped and replaced with fresh gas.  The petcock was also replaced with a brand new one. 

My first comment is that the wheel, tire and fork upgrades have transformed the feel of the bike completely.  It handles a lot better than before and deals with bumps better.  I'm amazed that the carbs managed to take that much sitting and come back to life running great!  I attribute that to running 2 stroke mix from a test tank from time to time.  First start, it fired right up with the enricher.  After a bit of running and coaxing, the high speed jets cleared and it runs like a top!  I really feel like we were lucky to have dodged the "plugged up carbs" bullet.

For a 1987 (same age as my son Bud) with 100,247 miles, I think it's a pretty nice bike.  My hope is that he keeps it FOREVER! 
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Post by: Diz on May 21, 2018, 08:54:37 am
Very nice , wouldn't even think it's a Frankenbike! It was a labor of love and that might make your wish come true.   :great:
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Post by: ron203 on May 21, 2018, 01:51:11 pm
This is in the other bike section because it's my son's C10.  This is a project that has been going on for too long.  Both of us have worked on this.  It has been off the road for a few years for upgrade work.  It has :ZX9 forks, brakes and front wheel.  Tapered roller steering head bearings.  1 inch bars that taper to 7/8 inch at the grips with pro taper risers.  Spiegler front brake lines and clutch line.  Barnett custom length throttle cables.  A meanstreak rear wheel.  A Corbin seat for the moment.  Madstad windshield off of my 05, while it's down for a fairing replacement.  The headlight was damaged when he got it so it was replaced with a good one that also had the protector installed.  I repaired 2 broken tabs on the upper fairing and fixed a broken tab on one of the turn signals.  It has not one, but two cup holders in holes the previous owner cut for speakers.  The oil and filter have been changed.  The final drive oil has been changed.  The coolant has been changed as well as a good scrubbing of the coolant recovery tank.  The valves have been adjusted as well as a new valve cover gasket.  The tires are Pirelli Angel GT's.  The fuel in the tank was dumped and replaced with fresh gas.  The petcock was also replaced with a brand new one. 

My first comment is that the wheel, tire and fork upgrades have transformed the feel of the bike completely.  It handles a lot better than before and deals with bumps better.  I'm amazed that the carbs managed to take that much sitting and come back to life running great!  I attribute that to running 2 stroke mix from a test tank from time to time.  First start, it fired right up with the enricher.  After a bit of running and coaxing, the high speed jets cleared and it runs like a top!  I really feel like we were lucky to have dodged the "plugged up carbs" bullet.

For a 1987 (same age as my son Bud) with 100,247 miles, I think it's a pretty nice bike.  My hope is that he keeps it FOREVER!

Really like the cupholder liners.  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 21, 2018, 02:00:24 pm
That turned out to be a good application for those! ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on May 22, 2018, 08:48:38 am
Don, just put a little dab of JB Weld on that choke. It won't give you any more problems!

Yer welcome!

 :))
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Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 23, 2018, 01:31:11 am
Thanks Jerry but sometimes I do need it to close..at least for a short time.  Did some filing, found a better tab on a junk 450 Honda twin carb  in my shed, some bending, hopefully problem has now gone a way (but I haven't tested it yet.)   
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on May 27, 2018, 09:05:21 am
The Honda finally got a complete set of new shoes. Got my own tire changer cause it was such a hassle to get tires changed. No close independent shop to bring wheels with new rubber for a change. Dealer stopped matching internet prices and raised the price and the amount of time waiting for a tire change. Read where one of our members shared my frustration and bought a tire changer. I said I could do that. 1st tire took an hour to change (just the tire, getting it off and on is another story), 2nd only about 20 minutes from dismount to balancing. Technique is acquired and things go faster. But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Strawboss on May 27, 2018, 04:00:23 pm
My Triumph Bonneville is getting new pads/rotors,calipers, master cylinder and the forks are getting a good going over to make the bike safe again. I'll be doing the small stuff later, air cleaners, fuel/oil lines, fuel taps, peg rubbers, etc...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: GKreamer on May 29, 2018, 04:24:18 pm
But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Simple- you DON'T!!  :))
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 30, 2018, 10:23:53 pm
But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Simple- you DON'T!!  :))

Listen to George! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 24, 2018, 08:27:51 pm
Hmmm...crickets. I can hear the crickets.

Anyhow, I just put a Shoodaben Engineering sticker on my 650 Versys. SiSF flashed her up yesterday. I like.

The bike is also getting a new chain and sprockets and new rear tire in anticipation of the COG September Trifecta. Should be close to 4k miles. I did manage to wear out a set of tires plus an extra rear on my recent four month Roadtrek/ride about.
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Post by: Sailor Rich on August 24, 2018, 09:46:37 pm
Can't wait to hear the improvements to your ride Steve!!
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Post by: SteveJ. on August 24, 2018, 10:38:04 pm
Hiya Sailor Rich. Here is a copy of what I posted on the Versys forum yesterday.

Oh, and say howdy to Canadian Steve and Mrs. Canadian Steve iffn you run into them for me.

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My '15 got flashed today.

I rode over to Steve in Sunny FL's house this morning. Both of our intent was to compare my stock bike with now over 46k miles on it to his bike with his flash in it over a varying route and nit pick on the flash. We did maybe 10-20% of the route and I told Steve that I want it. So we cut the ride short and went back to his place to do the deed. It's done.

One of the things that I requested is to mellow out the throttle response in the very low rpms to help with off road riding. This he accomplished. When on the pegs the throttle is much easier modulate. This only comes into play below 3k rpm so the mid range and higher is not affected. This is truly awesome.

Speaking of mid range, a noticeable improvement in smartly applied throttle. Where I used to get a rush around 6k or better, now that rush is not so pronounced because the bike is already making good power. Throttle response and performance is much improved in the 3k and up range. 4k actually has some umph now.

One more thing, Steve set the cooling fan to come on ten degrees cooler. Seems to work well with my Therm o Bob.

All in all, I like it. It ain't 100hp, but, oh well. The low-mid range extra punch and response is welcome and the reduced response below 3k is just plain awesome.

Gonna head up to the north GA mountains after Labor Day to really have some fun with it. Yeehaw.
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 18, 2018, 08:55:29 pm
My '15 650 Versys got it's brain's electrons manipulated at Shoodaben Engineering yesterday. Steve is definitely talented. This bike now runs like it should and proudly wears the Shoodaben Engineering sticker.

Today she got a new rear tire mounted up and is also getting an oil transfusion. Getting ready for a week or two up in the Smoly Mountains.



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on October 19, 2018, 07:26:42 am
Installed Projekt D helmet locks on the rack. They should be standard equipment. $65 and about 15 minutes.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: worncog on October 20, 2018, 05:08:58 pm
I managed to pile more stuff on top of the Super Tenere as part of the return from evacuation/Barbers/two BDR/return from Seattle cleanup. I'll eventually get to wash the desert off of it... just not sure when.

At least my wife considers it somewhat normal to have a dirt bike on the patio. That will wear off soon. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on October 23, 2018, 11:48:47 pm
First oil change done (by me) on my 2014 CTX 700 today  Oil filter had me worried for a moment but using an "official Honda" oil filter socket it soon came off.  At least Honda is nice enough to sale you at a reasonable price a package with an oil filter and the socket to take the filter off with. Otherwise it was sure easier to change than my (now gone) C10 was.

No more problems with my 1970 CL350, rode it in the "Gentleman's" fund raiser on a cold (about 50 degrees)  misty sometimes light rainy Sunday in Omaha, NE.  Can't say I enjoyed the ride much on that miserable day but the old 350 ran perfect all day (did about 70 miles).  Day did not end perfect however got home, took a picture of my now very dirty classic bike that should not have to go out in the rain, in looking at the picture notice the old girl had spit out the left turn signal-fender bolt and not a bolt you can go to your local hardware store and buy.   Runs perfect all day but has to spit out this hard to replace bolt!  I did find a bolt in my pile the correct threads and length then put a piece of rubber hose where the original bolt is thick, it will work till I find an original. 

No, I couldn't skip the ride, I had pledges to fulfill.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on December 01, 2018, 07:48:36 pm
Installed heated grips on my '08 GL 1800 Goldwing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on December 01, 2018, 10:54:52 pm
Installed heated grips on my '08 GL 1800 Goldwing.

Seems like an appropriate time of year to do that.

I thought about turning on my grips a couple of days ago.

Have fun up there.

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Post by: Daboo on December 02, 2018, 03:33:18 am
I just rode my bike to the prison this morning as the sun was just coming up.  Lots of low hanging clouds and fog in places.  You could see the hillsides covered in the fog with just the tops of the clouds coming up.  Temp was 36.5F.  Nice with heated gear.  It was a beautiful ride.

The way back wasn't like I had thought it would be.  The Puget Sound Convergence Zone changed the actual weather to a light sprinkle.  It was supposed to be clear and dry.  Oh well...that's what we are used to here.  Temp rose to 41F.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on December 17, 2018, 08:53:09 pm
made some titanium headlight brackets for my lightweight rd.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on January 02, 2019, 09:47:58 am
Honda fired right up, air in tires was good; GF and I went for a ride on the first day of the year. Thermometer said 50, wind speed was in the low 20's so was a bit brisk at 55 MPH but it felt good!
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Post by: BadgerApaches on January 09, 2019, 11:12:29 am
Little tune up for the Husaberg FE600, getting her running again...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Volcantour on January 10, 2019, 01:18:24 am
2017 Vstrom 650 XT got some additional farkling in anticipation of this year's riding:
Suzuki Crash bars (who, me?? Si, Senor...)
Givi Skid Plate
Barkbusters
AdventureTech lighting kit
Oxford heated grips (me likee!!)
exo2 StormRider  heat controller
TackForm phone mount
Mosko Moto Rackless 80 soft bags (most excellent!)

Now, to get some mileage in!
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Post by: m in sc on January 10, 2019, 02:22:44 am
made matching titanium fender for front of lightweight rd. english wheel and lots of time (my friend david has lots of metal working experience and insisted we do it). Very pleased with result. took hours, and i learned a lot. >:D

(https://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/hl%20ears%20and%20fender/rdftfender-ti_4_zps28sp4qcf.jpg)

had to use shrinker to get side lip down to pull radius over main arc.

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/hl%20ears%20and%20fender/rdftfender-ti_2_zps22vztjxg.jpg)

now i can quit finally getting pelted with road debris. lol. (actually want that bad)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/hl%20ears%20and%20fender/rdftfender-ti_5_zpsk7vouaxd.jpg) 

cold nights = extra shop time.

 :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on January 10, 2019, 10:01:37 am
beautiful!  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on January 10, 2019, 01:53:26 pm
2017 Vstrom 650 XT got some additional farkling in anticipation of this year's riding:
Suzuki Crash bars (who, me?? Si, Senor...)
Givi Skid Plate
Barkbusters
AdventureTech lighting kit
Oxford heated grips (me likee!!)
exo2 StormRider  heat controller
TackForm phone mount
Mosko Moto Rackless 80 soft bags (most excellent!)

Now, to get some mileage in!

That Mosko stuff looks to be the bomb.

Ain't farkling fun?

Looking forward to seeing what you've put together, and of course, sampling a brew or two.
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Post by: who me? on January 10, 2019, 04:52:02 pm
Put the FJR on the lift after Christmas and started farkling mirror extenders fenda extenda ram mount on the handlebar fabbed up light brackets and aux lights under the mirrors scuff pads for the saddlebags and most bestest of all new tires(Metzler Z8s) Im declaring this one ready for riding season Finished off with a 100 or so mile check ride on NYD
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on January 13, 2019, 09:54:02 am
made matching titanium fender for front of lightweight rd. english wheel and lots of time (my friend david has lots of metal working experience and insisted we do it). Very pleased with result. took hours, and i learned a lot. >:D

([url]https://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/hl%20ears%20and%20fender/rdftfender-ti_4_zps28sp4qcf.jpg[/url])

had to use shrinker to get side lip down to pull radius over main arc.

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/hl%20ears%20and%20fender/rdftfender-ti_2_zps22vztjxg.jpg[/url])

now i can quit finally getting pelted with road debris. lol. (actually want that bad)

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/hl%20ears%20and%20fender/rdftfender-ti_5_zpsk7vouaxd.jpg[/url]) 

cold nights = extra shop time.

 :motonoises:


That really is a sweet bike you have there Mark.  Wish I had your talent! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on August 04, 2019, 11:41:20 pm
Been busy during these rainy days farkeling the XR....

Mounted GPS in place of OEM GPS connection
Installed SW Motech Oil Cooler Protector
Installed Additional brake light w/ CANsmart module
Installed SW Motech crash bars
Installed Cobrra Nemo 2 Chain Oiler
Installed grip guards
Installed Touring Windscreen
Installed headlight protectors
Partially installed 46L top case



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 05, 2019, 12:59:44 am
Been busy during these rainy days farkeling the XR....

Mounted GPS in place of OEM GPS connection
Installed SW Motech Oil Cooler Protector
Installed Additional brake light w/ CANsmart module
Installed SW Motech crash bars
Installed Cobrra Nemo 2 Chain Oiler
Installed grip guards
Installed Touring Windscreen
Installed headlight protectors
Partially installed 46L top case
:great: :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 05, 2019, 01:02:52 am
I forgot about this thread. A couple of days ago mounted up a new rear tire, chain and sprockets, and a warranty replacement for my almost three year old Cameleon chain oiler.

Excellent customer service from Cameleon, BTW.

Bike is now ready for a couple of weeks in KY, WV, etc. Leaving Tuesday.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on August 05, 2019, 11:01:24 am
(A week or so ago)... Cleaned the Wing, filled her with gas, gave her a pat and a thanks for a flawless 2,300 mile round trip and riding, to Nationals, put her cover on her in the garage for a well earned rest.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on August 05, 2019, 03:33:38 pm
I forgot about this thread.

You started it!   :rotflmao:      :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on August 05, 2019, 04:35:44 pm
built a small rack out of stainless for the CB1100 to use  a tailbag. all tig welded quickly removeable.

works great with my old KTM tailbag.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_1.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_2.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_4.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_cherahola.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: who me? on August 05, 2019, 09:34:05 pm
Dealing with SH 37 code on the fjr
(Shifter not communicating with the rest of the bike)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 05, 2019, 09:40:58 pm
I forgot about this thread.

You started it!   :rotflmao:      :beerchug:

I know, right?  :rotflmao: :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 05, 2019, 09:42:38 pm
built a small rack out of stainless for the CB1100 to use  a tailbag. all tig welded quickly removeable.

works great with my old KTM tailbag.

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_2.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_4.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/rack-cb1100/cb1100rack_cherahola.jpg[/url])


Pretty trick. Awesome talent.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on August 05, 2019, 11:51:13 pm
The rack is awesome The craftsmanship is flawless!  :great: Like the way you integrated it into the bike frame, seat and license plate holder
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Kelly E on August 06, 2019, 02:30:07 am
I put the last coat of paint on the headlight bucket and the first coat on the side covers of my 74' CB550 build. Then I went back to sanding aluminum parts for polishing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on August 06, 2019, 09:22:55 am
Excellent work on the rack Mark!  I like it! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on August 06, 2019, 01:53:52 pm
thanks.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on August 07, 2019, 06:22:56 pm
Got over to Atlantic Cycle today and had new Michelin Road Pilot 4 GTs put on my XR.

Then I got to put a few miles on them before racing the storm clouds home.
All in all an expensive yet enjoyable day.  'Spooky' is almost ready for RWTW!

Things left to do:
1) Install aux lighting
2) Run power to GPS
3) Configure a tool kit for touring

.... I've got time!



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on August 10, 2019, 01:24:50 am
Got over to Atlantic Cycle today and had new Michelin Road Pilot 4 GTs put on my XR.

Then I got to put a few miles on them before racing the storm clouds home.
All in all an expensive yet enjoyable day.  'Spooky' is almost ready for RWTW!

Things left to do:
1) Install aux lighting
2) Run power to GPS
3) Configure a tool kit for touring

.... I've got time!

Oops!  Forgot about the grip puppies!  Installed them tonight, and I
found a spot for my Hit Air Jacket lanyard to connect to, so I
installed that too!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 10, 2019, 06:53:51 pm
Replaced the original AGM battery this morning. I'm glad it went now instead of a few weeks from now when I'll be on a ride a bout. Batteries Plus had no inventory so off I went to Wally world for an AGM. All good now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on August 10, 2019, 08:59:16 pm
Replaced the original AGM battery this morning. I'm glad it went now instead of a few weeks from now when I'll be on a ride a bout. Batteries Plus had no inventory so off I went to Wally world for an AGM. All good now.

Better off..  I had bought a a Duracell AGM from Batteries Plus that last 10 months.  It was replaced for free,
but not without an overnight stay for the battery before replacing it.   :??:

The XR at 3 years old is about ready for a battery...  That's always a fun morning.  Click...click....
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on August 11, 2019, 03:37:02 pm
Replaced the side stand switch on the Wing. It didn't want to start once recently after a gas stop, until I worked it up/down. Don't need that happening with a passenger along...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: worncog 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.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly 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
both hands cramped and uncomfortable.  Bummer.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly 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... :??:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on August 17, 2019, 07:34:58 pm
Oil change.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Kelly E 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. :-[
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Strawboss 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
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc 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.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20180715_102207.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20180715_1023450.jpg)

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.


(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/DSCI1254.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/DSCI1253.jpg)

should be pretty easy to get done. 78 model  kz650.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on August 18, 2019, 06:08:40 pm
:c029:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Kelly E 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: who me? 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
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: HeavyRotation 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Cookie on August 27, 2019, 07:04:43 pm
New front tire on the FJR. Ready for the Spider ride and maybe AR.

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: who me? 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
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ZG 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.

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20180715_102207.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20180715_1023450.jpg[/url])

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.


([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/DSCI1254.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/DSCI1253.jpg[/url])

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


 :o  Rescue!  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc 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.

 (http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/BCR-ALL/BCR-19/BCR-19_9.jpg)

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

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/BCR-ALL/BCR-19/BCR-19_1.jpg)

 :beerchug:

main day of the event.

nice valiant convertible and angie:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/BCR-ALL/BCR-19/BCR-19_26.jpg)

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

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/BCR-ALL/BCR-19/BCR-19_27.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/BCR-ALL/BCR-19/BCR-19_39.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Daves00 on September 03, 2019, 01:56:13 pm
Sweet.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc 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:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20190907_193200.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20190907_205012.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20190907_205823.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ZXtasy 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Pilgrim 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:
([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/other-bikes-related/davids-kz650/20190907_205823.jpg[/url])


Carb porn
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: HeavyRotation 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.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on September 19, 2019, 12:06:39 pm
(lots of) measuring and initial mockup of 250 quadracer motor in my grom.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/20190914_210220.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 19, 2019, 04:31:05 pm
"THAT" looks interesting!!
Looks do-able!! :great:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Strawboss on September 19, 2019, 06:56:37 pm
(https://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff148/Strawboss50/12A_0014.jpg)

Got the Triumph back after frying the wiring harness last year while charging the battery.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on September 19, 2019, 07:18:53 pm
(lots of) measuring and initial mockup of 250 quadracer motor in my grom.

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/20190914_210220.jpg[/url])

That should be a real hoot to ride!! :motonoises: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 21, 2019, 07:45:48 pm
Rode it for a few hours.....  Then brought it home for a wash.... Effin' love bugs.
Nice that the summer heat faded for the weekend.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-6ccPhrH/0/1a9a2360/M/IMG_0814-M.jpg)



(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-gqWkN2f/0/dd0eda0e/M/IMG_0819-M.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Rain Dancer on September 23, 2019, 05:49:26 pm
Decided to clean up my FJR a bit.

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bostonclassics on September 23, 2019, 06:09:33 pm
Started my 1976 RD400 and took for a ride.  Also same for my 1981 Suzuki GS550T.  Super warm weather here in Mass.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on September 23, 2019, 07:02:54 pm
lets see that rd. chappy red or french blue?  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on September 23, 2019, 10:15:21 pm
lets see that rd. chappy red or french blue?  :beerchug:
Always interested in RD's! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 23, 2019, 10:49:05 pm
I've been working on the Carburetor for my Model T Ford.
 (As it's 105 years old, I'm having to hand make the parts).
   I know it's not a bike, but it has spoke wheels...  :great: :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 24, 2019, 08:25:36 pm
Decided to clean up my FJR a bit.

 :-\

...and I thought I was thorough....

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on September 25, 2019, 02:59:43 am
installed full delkevic system on the cb1100.  :motonoises:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/exhaust/cb1100-exhaust_10.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-cb100/exhaust/cb1100-exhaust_6.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 29, 2019, 05:27:12 pm
Performed my own 6k mile check up, because the dealer I bought
the bike from (and said they did this service) seemingly overlooked a few items... 

- Clutch lever play was out of spec by 3mm... a lot by this bikes 0.5 to 1mm standard.
- Lubricated clutch cable... ahhhhh.
- Removed chain sprocket cover and removed a few tablespoons of axle grease looking crud.
  Cleaned that cover, and the chain then re-oiled the chain.
- Adjusted chain tension to 55mm slack.
- Lubricated Clutch, brake and stand(s) pivot points.
- Checked stem bearing (no play)
- Re-torqued engine mount bolts (not required, but... meh why not)
- Calls for an air filter change, but the one in there looks new.  Ordered one anyway.

Then a gratuitous test ride....  :motonoises:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-9cKrqVF/0/6f20b07d/M/IMG_0831-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-JPJBB5J/0/7462482a/M/IMG_0832-M.jpg)

Ready for a nice jaunt tomorrow morning!




Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ONO Bob on September 29, 2019, 06:23:56 pm
Oil change.


Wow.....Nice bike....very rare I think maybe.
What year is it?
Best Regards
Bob
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on September 29, 2019, 09:16:41 pm
Performed my own 6k mile check up, because the dealer I bought
the bike from (and said they did this service) seemingly overlooked a few items... 

- Clutch lever play was out of spec by 3mm... a lot by this bikes 0.5 to 1mm standard.
- Lubricated clutch cable... ahhhhh.
- Removed chain sprocket cover and removed a few tablespoons of axle grease looking crud.
  Cleaned that cover, and the chain then re-oiled the chain.
- Adjusted chain tension to 55mm slack.
- Lubricated Clutch, brake and stand(s) pivot points.
- Checked stem bearing (no play)
- Re-torqued engine mount bolts (not required, but... meh why not)
- Calls for an air filter change, but the one in there looks new.  Ordered one anyway.

Then a gratuitous test ride....  :motonoises:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-9cKrqVF/0/6f20b07d/M/IMG_0831-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-JPJBB5J/0/7462482a/M/IMG_0832-M.jpg)

Ready for a nice jaunt tomorrow morning!

Sparky's for breakkie?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: texasdw on September 29, 2019, 10:32:11 pm
Washed and polished my Road King. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on September 29, 2019, 11:46:21 pm
Oil change.


Wow.....Nice bike....very rare I think maybe.
What year is it?
Best Regards
Bob
Thanks Bob!  1982 GS1100GK.  Bought that in 91 for $1500 with 10K on it.  The insurance company thinks it is worth $6000.  I'd hate to lose it, but I think 6 grand would soothe my hurt feelings. ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 30, 2019, 02:38:04 am
Performed my own 6k mile check up, because the dealer I bought
the bike from (and said they did this service) seemingly overlooked a few items... 

- Clutch lever play was out of spec by 3mm... a lot by this bikes 0.5 to 1mm standard.
- Lubricated clutch cable... ahhhhh.
- Removed chain sprocket cover and removed a few tablespoons of axle grease looking crud.
  Cleaned that cover, and the chain then re-oiled the chain.
- Adjusted chain tension to 55mm slack.
- Lubricated Clutch, brake and stand(s) pivot points.
- Checked stem bearing (no play)
- Re-torqued engine mount bolts (not required, but... meh why not)
- Calls for an air filter change, but the one in there looks new.  Ordered one anyway.

Then a gratuitous test ride....  :motonoises:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-9cKrqVF/0/6f20b07d/M/IMG_0831-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-JPJBB5J/0/7462482a/M/IMG_0832-M.jpg)

Ready for a nice jaunt tomorrow morning!

Sparky's for breakkie?

Goin' to the range for lunch and some "pop"....  The Double Tapp Grill.  From there I'll see where Spooky takes me!   :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on September 30, 2019, 08:44:07 am
I like it- 6000 miles in a couple of months  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 30, 2019, 10:26:55 am
I like it- 6000 miles in a couple of months  :great:
Actually about 2200 miles, I bought it used.  It's got 7k on it to be accurate.
It's just too darn hot to service the bike in August in FL.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 30, 2019, 05:37:49 pm
Put another 220 miles miles on the XR...

SteveJ. nice meeting up with ya for 'breakkie'.
It's always a pleasure Sir!  Food was purdy nice too.

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on September 30, 2019, 06:00:45 pm
Put another 220 miles miles on the XR...

SteveJ. nice meeting up with ya for 'breakkie'.
It's always a pleasure Sir!  Food was purdy nice too.

It's been a while since we met in meat space. It was good to break bread with you.

Now iff'n you could do something about that ugly white color on that awesome bike you bought...
We shudda probably taken a pic of the "ugly white" bikes parked next to each other.

Anyhow, have fun and do get that bike up to the mountains. It's a way too awesome bike to waste away on FLA roads.

Later.

Skol.

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on September 30, 2019, 10:35:28 pm

Anyhow, have fun and do get that bike up to the mountains. It's a way too awesome bike to waste away on FLA roads.

Tell me about it...  :-[    :banghead:

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on October 15, 2019, 07:27:53 pm
Not today, but yesterday. Even tho’ I am trying to hit 200K on the Connie, I still alternate between bikes just to keep their juices flowing. Yesterday was the KLR’s turn in the barrel and I rode it out on a few errands between rain showers.

When I pulled back in and up to the garage door, I noticed that the headlight would fluctuate slightly as I turned the bars lock-to-lock. Never noticed this before, and working/manipulating the wire clusters behind the mini-fairing didn’t replicate the issue, so guess I needed to dig a little deeper.

Poop!

Once I got de-ATGATT’d, I pulled the bike in the garage and took the fairing off. Still, nothing was readily apparent. I had replaced the headlamp ground wire that ran to the socket awhile back for some reason that escapes me now, so decided to start there. I’d had used a butt-splice and a fast-on connector in the lead, so decided to get rid of those and solder the leads together directly, using heat shrink tubing to cover/protect the joint….. even tho it was just a ground lead. Working the bars now, the problem went away. Unfortunately, I could see nothing in that previous connection that might have caused it.

Reinstalled the fairing and things still appeared okay, so we’ll call it a “win” for now. Fixed, or not fixed? I hate issues like that.

I’ll get that bike back out on the road in the next few days to make sure things are good. In the daylight I might add – JIC.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on October 15, 2019, 11:00:01 pm
Oil filter and oil change, then swapped out the air filter too.
It looked like the dealer DID change the oil before giving me
the bike... but I have trust issues, and now I know it's done.  ;D

At 3 years old the coolant is the only old fluid left in the bike.
Might let that go till spring.... then do the SISF cocktail.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: AmphibSailor on October 21, 2019, 02:14:32 am
Loaded it up on the trailer yesterday after finishing up the days ride (Final Call Fling 2, Clinton,AR).  Trailered it to St Robert, MO for a week of TDY. When I get home, have to figure out what code it threw during the ride.  The bike died on me, at least 4 times.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on October 21, 2019, 09:59:47 pm
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on October 21, 2019, 11:47:58 pm
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!

I duuno about that Steve....  You're a pretty clever guy....   ;)

Wanna tune a XR?   :)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Steve in Sunny Fla on October 22, 2019, 02:12:44 am
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!

I duuno about that Steve....  You're a pretty clever guy....   ;)

Wanna tune a XR?   :)

  not 40 hp clever  :-\   Don't know about tuning it, but I do want to ride it!  :motonoises: Steve
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: HeavyRotation on October 22, 2019, 05:38:27 pm
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!
My buddy just bought a Versys 1k and wants a flash but i couldn't find a link on your site, just the 650. Do you haz a flash for the stock 1k? Thanks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: who me? on October 25, 2019, 06:04:59 pm
the fjr is dead
long live the fjr
Sold the fjr today
Ill be on the look out for another something after I get caught up on the dreaded to do list
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: glenn 12 on October 26, 2019, 09:07:16 pm
Put a new rear tire on the Kawasaki z900rs today. I went with a continental road attack3. Now waiting for the rain to stop so I can break it in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on October 27, 2019, 02:52:23 pm
Well, despite the rain, I rode the KLR to run some errands this morning. Since I haven't finished fooling with the Connie's suspension, didn't want to take it out.

People at the store looked at me like I was from another planet. Kinda used to that, so nothing new.

PSSST!: Guess what folks - it's only water.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on November 01, 2019, 05:54:04 pm
Wrapped up the majority of the fab work for the 2 stroke grom exhaust. intake is finally sorted as well.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/chamber/250grommuffler-1.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/chamber/250grommuffler-4.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/intake-related/carb-relocate-intake_2.jpg)

now comes the teardown and cleanup & final assembly. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on November 06, 2019, 12:30:04 pm
Need more pictures. Where did you hide the exhaust/expansion chamber?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on November 06, 2019, 02:10:04 pm
Scheduled a valve check on the Wing for the week of Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on November 08, 2019, 06:01:48 pm
Need more pictures. Where did you hide the exhaust/expansion chamber?

Ride safe, Ted


Ok, you asked for it.  >:D

down low. this is from a  few weeks ago, this is all done, painted and waiting to be reinstalled after i finish populating the cases.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_02.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/chamber/pipe-layout_3.jpg)

(http://ttp://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_27.jpg)


also extensive radiator mods (from a cr125, aftermarket)

moved filler to far end of tank from center for steering clearance

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_13.jpg)



(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_18.jpg)

this is how its currently sitting, motor is on the bench. note the rear brake pedal. believe it or not, that and terminates in the dead stock location. I just had to fab the lever to clear the chamber.

kinda looks like a wet cat here.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/final-fab-before-engine/20191108_084758.jpg)

this is the front engine mount. the 2 legs coming off the side are fairing stays. there is also a torque arm on the bottom and a rear mount with a 15mm bolt, to the frame, via laser cut 1/4" mounting plates mounted with 4 10mm bolts.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/final-fab-before-engine/20191108_084735.jpg)


fuzzy pic of the chamber hanging on the wall fabbed and painted. stinger length is same as stock  .

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/final-fab-before-engine/20191108_084808.jpg)

I lost 1/8" ground clearance compared to stock believe it or not.  also, with forks and rear shock compressed, i will drag the LH foot peg feeler before the chamber headpipe, just barely, but i will prob never get it over quite that far.



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on November 08, 2019, 08:21:57 pm
Amazing fabrication work! I are impressed...
What about final drive ratio's?
Any idea what gearing you'll use to keep accell and add a bit of top end to the original 125cc/55 mph?
I'm assuming a wheelie king..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on November 08, 2019, 08:27:14 pm
I should be able to hit 100. did 95 with the 4v head 170.

:)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on November 08, 2019, 08:34:46 pm
Ok, thanx.
I know you'll have more power but was unsure about peak RPM's of the 2 motors.
  {Thought the original might turn more rpm}.
Unsure what you mean {4v head 170}?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on November 08, 2019, 10:05:42 pm
stock grom as a 125 2 valve head with 28? mm throttle body. when i snapped the rod in half, i had a 4 valve head, 170cc cyl on it, 34mm throttle body, power commander with wideband controller, etc. etc. was putting down about 26-27hp.  this should be in the 33-36 hp range. However, redline will be around 10.5 with the 250. the gearing will be as such:

grom motor/trans  3.35 primary ratio , 4 speed, top gear (4th) 0.92 final gearing was 2.18 (sprockets)

suzuki motor/trans 2.68 primary ratio, 5 speed top gear (5th) 0.81 final gearing 2.42 (sprockets)

fyi, side note. 1st gear ratios are 2.38 grom, and 2.5 suzuki 250. This is my starting point, but i am at the biggest front sprocket i can run on the motor, will have to adjust rear to suit tastes. 

Im not killing it to hit 100, but for a 230 lb bike, its surprisingly stable at speed at 80 mph. however, the suspension isnt stock either so it should be ok. I went with a quad motor because its got lots of low end and midrange, its a combo reed/piston port motor, very weird layout. and, this particular version has a balance shaft , they run very smooth for what they are.  :motonoises:

thanks for the compliments.  :beerchug:
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Post by: Mcfly on November 08, 2019, 11:58:03 pm
Need more pictures. Where did you hide the exhaust/expansion chamber?

Ride safe, Ted


Ok, you asked for it.  >:D

down low. this is from a  few weeks ago, this is all done, painted and waiting to be reinstalled after i finish populating the cases.

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_02.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/chamber/pipe-layout_3.jpg[/url])

([url]http://ttp://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_27.jpg[/url])


also extensive radiator mods (from a cr125, aftermarket)

moved filler to far end of tank from center for steering clearance

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_13.jpg[/url])



([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/radiators-exhaust/grompipe-radiators-10-20-19_18.jpg[/url])

this is how its currently sitting, motor is on the bench. note the rear brake pedal. believe it or not, that and terminates in the dead stock location. I just had to fab the lever to clear the chamber.

kinda looks like a wet cat here.

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/final-fab-before-engine/20191108_084758.jpg[/url])

this is the front engine mount. the 2 legs coming off the side are fairing stays. there is also a torque arm on the bottom and a rear mount with a 15mm bolt, to the frame, via laser cut 1/4" mounting plates mounted with 4 10mm bolts.

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/final-fab-before-engine/20191108_084735.jpg[/url])


fuzzy pic of the chamber hanging on the wall fabbed and painted. stinger length is same as stock  .

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/final-fab-before-engine/20191108_084808.jpg[/url])

I lost 1/8" ground clearance compared to stock believe it or not.  also, with forks and rear shock compressed, i will drag the LH foot peg feeler before the chamber headpipe, just barely, but i will prob never get it over quite that far.


I'm impressed too, but I'm easily impressed.... j/k.

Great work and interesting mods.  Tinkering gone craaaazy!   ;D   :great:
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Post by: connie_rider on November 09, 2019, 01:26:29 am
Thanx again M in SC. As I sed great fabrication! Very impressive, particularly the pipe and radiator.

Took me some study to {partially} wrap my head around the ratio's.
Admit I don't fully understand but have a pretty good understanding.
My question was aimed at sprocket ration's. {I didn't ask my question correctly previously}
NOTE: At the time, I thought you were going from a 125 to a 250.
I was wondering if you would be able to adjust to your needs with just a front sprocket change.
ie; Have no idea the OD of a Quad racer tire, but think the Grom tire diameter smaller...
I thought with more power and the small rear tire, you might have a wheelie king, but over-rev in high gear.
Appears your on the same page and already gone to the biggest front sprocket you can and planning additional at rear sprocket.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on November 09, 2019, 05:15:50 pm
Followed the book when changing oil on the 900. Over serviced of course. 4 qts would have done the job instead of 4.4 qts.  So I got the Mity Vac out, put a nice end on the hose and stuffed it down through the oil filler passed the clutch. Worked good. I lowered the oil level just under the full mark. When I pulled the hose out, the end I had placed on the hose decided it needed to stay put. ARGH.. Now I get to pull the pan. I might put the mod in pan to keep the oil from flowing away from the oil pick up under hard acceleration. Those familiar with the Z1's know about the flickering oil light under hard acceleration.  Dang it anyways. I was going to ride the 900 on a Patriot Guard mission. It didn't happen. I probably would have been alright with a piece of rubber floating around in the pan,  but why take a chance. Z1 rebuilds are expensive. Oil pan gaskets are cheap compared.

Normally I would have just taken the Connie. But I hit a pot hole in the Walmart parking lot. (just the perfect size) The front wheel got bent. Knocked both tire sensors out too. Too much fun for this time of the year.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on November 15, 2019, 06:43:58 am
I drained the oil and saved it since there was only about two minutes on it. Pulled pan. No rubber piece. If I had under stood the oil passages I would have pulled the clutch cover housing. I put the line behind the clutch pack and due the oil level down. I stupidly though I was in the pan.   A Clutch cover gasket is on order along with 11 new screws. I have a feeling the current clutch cover screws are going to get mangled upon  removal.  Some will come out with an impact driver. Some will come out with an easy out. One or two might come out with a screw driver but I'm not counting on it. ARG!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on November 15, 2019, 01:50:21 pm
I drained the oil and saved it since there was only about two minutes on it. Pulled pan. No rubber piece. If I had under stood the oil passages I would have pulled the clutch cover housing. I put the line behind the clutch pack and due the oil level down. I stupidly though I was in the pan.   A Clutch cover gasket is on order along with 11 new screws. I have a feeling the current clutch cover screws are going to get mangled upon  removal.  Some will come out with an impact driver. Some will come out with an easy out. One or two might come out with a screw driver but I'm not counting on it. ARG!

Hiya.

Good luck with the repair for your "duh" moment.

Say hiya to Mrs. TimR.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Kzz1king on November 15, 2019, 09:46:14 pm
I have never had trouble with the clutch screws but I end up pulling the clutch cover a bit and use never sieze on any fastener I remove and replaced with the allen heads. The gate works well.
Wayne


I drained the oil and saved it since there was only about two minutes on it. Pulled pan. No rubber piece. If I had under stood the oil passages I would have pulled the clutch cover housing. I put the line behind the clutch pack and due the oil level down. I stupidly though I was in the pan.   A Clutch cover gasket is on order along with 11 new screws. I have a feeling the current clutch cover screws are going to get mangled upon  removal.  Some will come out with an impact driver. Some will come out with an easy out. One or two might come out with a screw driver but I'm not counting on it. ARG!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on November 17, 2019, 06:25:32 am
(00 update. Pulled the clutch cover and lo and behold, found it. The next project is removing old gasket material. What a pain the cough, cough in the neck.  I went to a fiends house who has a rubber fingered tool that makes short work on old gaskets. Unfortunately I'm not sure I Want to use that around the rods, mains and clutch. No matter how well you protect such things tiny pieces of crap still makes it's way in.  I picked up some gasket remover which so far seems to work after a long soak.

Steve J. The other Tim R half says Hi.  Tim
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on November 29, 2019, 08:43:49 pm
I finally got to installing the Southern California Motowerks manual
camchain tensioner on the XR today.  With faring removal/refittling,
about a 2 hour ordeal, with lunch.

The manual tensioner works well.  No start up rattle at all.  Win!
While I was there, with sn ear to the engine, I found a rattling tip over
bar spacer.  An added washer tightened it right up, and eliminated another
unwanted noise.

Happy to have the 'frequent to fail' OEM hydraulic CCT out.   :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on December 21, 2019, 08:57:26 pm
Did a little more work cleaning out the crud in the CL77 tank. Getting close to doing the POR15 treatment. May wait until after Xmas.

Also started rebuilding the petcock. It was completely clogged up with hardened crud, and the the MAIN inlet tube was clogged and split. Managed to get the remains removed from the petcock body and will source the proper sized tube from one of the local hobby stores. Not sure what's out there, but am prepared to dress it down to the correct size for a tight, interference fit. Also going to try and find a suitable screen to slip over the end to help keep any "stuff" out of the carbs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on December 21, 2019, 09:09:58 pm
Reinstalled the hwy pegs on the Wing, in case I decide to ride it to The Last Blast NEXT weekend...

...Only 513 miles each way. ... maybe I'll take the C-14...hmmm...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ZXtasy on December 22, 2019, 12:27:23 am
was over 50 today, normal average is 30, so opened the garage.

Friends 1974 RD-200A, fired it up to run more good gas through, tried to adjust idle, ran it through the gears. Better.
1999 TW-200, still trying to sort out the idle, back to mostly stock but getting closer with the air mixture screw.
2005 ZX-10 needed a quart of good gas, took several cycles but she fired up and I ran the engine to a good temp.

Rode the C-14 50 miles
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: glenn 12 on December 26, 2019, 01:45:55 am
i being riding for last couple of days, after doing the Christmas with family. It has been in the 60's in middle tn. Merry Christmas everyone! I'm enjoying the 2019 Z900RS
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Strawboss on December 27, 2019, 01:49:02 pm
Selling the CB125 and the Honda scooter
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on December 28, 2019, 09:58:10 pm
'67 CL77 Scrambler...........

Rebuilding the petcock. The tank was pretty much yukked up from having ethanol gas sitting in it, and the petcock was completely clogged up with the MAIN standpipe being split and in terrible shape. The prudent thing to do was just remove it from the petcock body ‘cause there was no point in trying to save it. Fortunately, I was able to get it all out.

After clearing out the clogged ports, I soda blasted the body and am replacing the MAIN standpipe with a piece of 7/32” brass tubing that I’ve turned down one end slightly for an interference fit in its port. After warming up the petcock body, I tapped the new standpipe in place. Badly damaged, I guestimated the old one was about 5 cm long above the mounting surface, and we'll trim this one to that length before installing it in the tank.

Also, replaced the plug wires and caps and did the POR15 treatment on the tank. It was such a nice (relatively) warm day, so figured I'd better take advantage of it while I could. We'll let it cure for the remainder of the week since the temps will be dropping again shortly.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-99kZzNj/0/1297cc8f/XL/petcock%201-XL.jpg)

We're getting there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 28, 2019, 11:13:59 pm
how did the POR stuff work out for you?, that's what I used on DiRtDaWg...Z bike...
I wa very happy with the results. I hope you saved the "phosphate" pre treat liquid, it's very long lasting, and can be re-used over and over, for treating any steel you intend to paint... I actually still have almost all of the quart bottle I bought in the "kit" to do my tank back in '02 (?), and it still was usable, I soaked some stuff in it a couple months ago, and it etched and coated perfectly, just like when I first used it....
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on December 29, 2019, 02:24:16 am
I had used it on another tank, so no surprises. Just as messy as ever and hard to keep it from getting on everything. Tank will eventually get painted, so wasn't too worried. I did keep the metal prep stuff.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on December 31, 2019, 05:27:28 pm
KLR – Ran a couple of errands earlier this morning prepping for our New Years Eve non-event this evening. Wife doesn’t drink, but I have been known to enjoy a beer or three; we’re ready.

CL77 – Pulled the front forks, one side at a time, to replace the deteriorated fork gaiters. Lubed all the cables/adjusted the front brake and clutch. Going to wait a couple more days to allow the POR15 to cure a little more before I mount the tank and add some gas.

Early BMW/? – Finished up the fab process on a couple of brackets for a sidecar windscreen apron. First time I’ve done brazing of any consequence since the late 60’s. Really needed some 1/16” rod, but had to settle on the 1/8” I bought about 6 years ago……  JIC.

The fella I made these for borrowed one from a friend to use as a model for the ones I was making. Original to the right in the below:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Hanson-Sidecar-Screen-Brackets/i-6tpJVMw/0/d9034be5/XL/Img_5483-XL.jpg)

We're done for the day. May start New Years Eve a little early.   :)

To all - Have a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year. Hope to see you at some COG event in 2020.

EDIT: Brackets in use:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Hanson-Sidecar-Screen-Brackets/i-93frCdZ/1/b62b4f52/L/Marty%20bib%20brackets-L.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on January 06, 2020, 11:48:38 pm
I decided to change the oil on the 75 Z1900 prior to a Patriot Guard Mission to a near by town. I bought $80.00 of heavy duty long johns for the trip. Problem was I put the amount of oil in the book said. Started the bike and the let it sit until the oil had come down from the head. oh boogers, over serviced. This particular bike does like being over serviced. It outs oil in strange places including the air box and air filters are not all that cheap.

So I grabbed my Mity Vac stuck an rubber end on it (I knew better) and got the oil level between the lines in the window. Good enough. So I pulled the plastic hose out ant that stupid  rubber end piece stays in.

Well the bike isn't going on the Patriot Guard mission. Oh Well..I rode in the car the firing Squad was in and fired off some volleys after participating in the flag line.

Pulled the pan. Oops no rubber piece.  Pulled the clutch housing cover.  Ah there it was. The next issue was removing 44 year old OEM gaskets. Those gaskets were by far way more work than they should have been. Dry and hard. These old gaskets didn't care much for any chemicals. Using a razor blade was slow and tedious.   

The Pan and cover are back on and torqued where required. I got the right side exhaust pipes cleaned up a little and  installed. Next is to work on getting the left side exhaust put on.

Another project is getting the wheels and tires back on the Connie with repaired tire pressure sensors.

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on January 07, 2020, 05:11:38 pm
I decided to change the oil on the 75 Z1900 prior to a Patriot Guard Mission to a near by town. I bought $80.00 of heavy duty long johns for the trip. Problem was I put the amount of oil in the book said. Started the bike and the let it sit until the oil had come down from the head. oh boogers, over serviced. This particular bike does like being over serviced. It outs oil in strange places including the air box and air filters are not all that cheap.

So I grabbed my Mity Vac stuck an rubber end on it (I knew better) and got the oil level between the lines in the window. Good enough. So I pulled the plastic hose out ant that stupid  rubber end piece stays in.

Well the bike isn't going on the Patriot Guard mission. Oh Well..I rode in the car the firing Squad was in and fired off some volleys after participating in the flag line.

Pulled the pan. Oops no rubber piece.  Pulled the clutch housing cover.  Ah there it was. The next issue was removing 44 year old OEM gaskets. Those gaskets were by far way more work than they should have been. Dry and hard. These old gaskets didn't care much for any chemicals. Using a razor blade was slow and tedious.   

The Pan and cover are back on and torqued where required. I got the right side exhaust pipes cleaned up a little and  installed. Next is to work on getting the left side exhaust put on.

Another project is getting the wheels and tires back on the Connie with repaired tire pressure sensors.

Good thing you are retired.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on January 07, 2020, 05:23:26 pm
Itty bitty six fiddy Versys.

Just ordered up a Terry Adcox seat for it. MAY build, he's a bit busy. I plan on stopping there(Manchester, TN) on the way to Hohenwald for measurements and such. Highly regarded.

I've had a Seat Concepts seat on it but it's just not cutting it after 6-8 hours in the saddle.

If anyone local* with a 650 Versys wants to to trade out for their stock or other seat let me know. I'd like to get $100 for it, exchange. We can meet up for an evaluation, I don't wanna have to $$hip it.

*Local can include the route from FLA to Hohenwald, TN. I also plan on hanging in western NC for a few days on the way back to FL. Probably staying at Kickstands or Suches.


Turned 69k miles on it last weekend.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: danodemotoman on January 08, 2020, 06:28:59 am
 Tim,

 Your Z1 is in good hands !!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on January 15, 2020, 07:01:23 am
Thanks Dan. Its the one I get stopped on. No performance awards. WHEW. The Connie is still a virgin for getting stopped.....knock on wood.  I got some parts in the mail so I can finish the old 900. I just have to put some heat in the garage. I got some advice from old Kawasaki mechanic on how to squeeze a bit more power out of it.  But it's COLD right now with snow on the way.  Fortunately little wind is forecast.  See you in May.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on January 15, 2020, 05:43:28 pm
Thanks Dan. Its the one I get stopped on. No performance awards. WHEW. The Connie is still a virgin for getting stopped.....knock on wood.  I got some parts in the mail so I can finish the old 900. I just have to put some heat in the garage. I got some advice from old Kawasaki mechanic on how to squeeze a bit more power out of it.  But it's COLD right now with snow on the way.  Fortunately little wind is forecast.  See you in May.

You do have your Get Out of Jail Free card, right? I believe it's "blue".

Good luck with the fix, Tim. And the weather.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on January 15, 2020, 07:20:22 pm
from Sunday:

test rode the 2 stroke grom, finally. sorry, no vid of it on the ride but here it is running(below)

extremely linear, smoother than the stock motor due to the counterbalancer which was a nice surprise, and was doing 80 in 5th gear at about half throttle.  :motonoises:  it surprisingly manageable and the gearing is almost too sedate, but it did lift the front in 3rd gear a bit. Not violent power, which was the goal and why there isn't a motocross motor in there. Now for the final dialing in of tuning, between raining ALL THE TIME, of course.

Vid link:   https://youtu.be/gujF4sh9QHI (https://youtu.be/gujF4sh9QHI)

W BODY WORK OFF BUT POST TEST RIDE #2

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/2nd-piston/grompost-testride.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 16, 2020, 12:54:35 pm
Great to see you've got it rolling..
All I can say is "Wow"!!   :great:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on January 20, 2020, 10:47:37 pm
Got to putting on an adjustable clutch lever on the XR.  While I had it apart I shot
the clutch cable with a bunch of lube and re-lubed the assembly.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-rzWFjvP/0/319434bc/XL/IMG_0899_heic-XL.jpg)

As we all know....  Having mismatched control levers will cause a drastic pull to one direction,  :hee20hee20hee:
so I put the matching brake lever on.  I couldn't understand why BMW never put on an adjustable lever,
(it's a stretch for a normal sized hand with decent gloves on) until I saw the HP clutch lever option from Beemer for like $250+.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-QhJSFH7/0/d1ec226f/XL/IMG_0900_heic-XL.jpg)

These Synto levers came for under $220 for both, are beautifully crafted, and work great.  Most cheaper
or 'universal' levers do not have the piece to actuate the cruise control switches under the clutch lever,
and Cruise Control operation must NOT be interfered with!!  EVER!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on January 20, 2020, 11:30:45 pm
Got to putting on an adjustable clutch lever on the XR. 

These Synto levers came for under $220 for both, are beautifully crafted, and work great.  Most cheaper
or 'universal' levers do not have the piece to actuate the cruise control switches under the clutch lever,
and Cruise Control operation must NOT be interfered with!!  EVER!!

Bring
More
Wampum

Nice looking levers. I really do like that bike.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on January 21, 2020, 04:36:22 pm
Got to putting on an adjustable clutch lever on the XR. 

These Synto levers came for under $220 for both, are beautifully crafted, and work great.  Most cheaper
or 'universal' levers do not have the piece to actuate the cruise control switches under the clutch lever,
and Cruise Control operation must NOT be interfered with!!  EVER!!

Bring
More
Wampum

Nice looking levers. I really do like that bike.

You don’t even wanna know what the HP footpegs (or seat) go for...  :-\

Bash
My
Wallet

 :o
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on January 21, 2020, 10:25:53 pm
Got to putting on an adjustable clutch lever on the XR. 

These Synto levers came for under $220 for both, are beautifully crafted, and work great.  Most cheaper
or 'universal' levers do not have the piece to actuate the cruise control switches under the clutch lever,
and Cruise Control operation must NOT be interfered with!!  EVER!!

Bring
More
Wampum

Nice looking levers. I really do like that bike.

You don’t even wanna know what the HP footpegs (or seat) go for...  :-\

Bash
My
Wallet

 :o

 :beerchug:

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on January 24, 2020, 08:56:47 pm
Toys came yesterday... 

A Givi Side Stand Foot, and some bungee buddies.

I installed the Side Stand Foot, and I must say any
need for a 'puck' is now moot. 

While on the Centerstand, I cleaned the chain, checked chain slack, (ok)
made a 'hose strap' to better secure the chain oiler hose to the frame.
The supplied 3M stick on hose holders have already failed miserably.
Cleaned up the oily mess on the frame and pannier, AND...

Took a ride.... found some soft ground to park on, and the side stand doesn't sink.
Happy, happy.   :great:

Now the decision to keep my side stand puck on the bike (for that guy that can't
find a beer can nearby), or do I toss it in bike part storage?   :017:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-J7XG3KW/0/98e19bbd/XL/IMG_0904_heic-XL.jpg)

Tomorrow..... Figure out where to mount the bungee buddies, AND more riding. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on January 25, 2020, 12:19:04 pm
’67 Honda CL77 305 Scrambler

Save for stripping the tank’s paint, the bike is essentially ready to roll. Fitted up new fuel lines, all cables lubed and adjusted as is the chain, and all grease fittings given a shot of fresh grease. Also insured and plated (as an antique).

Just trying to decide if I should go ahead and put it on the road to iron out any unknowns, or take care of the tank painting now. If the latter, it would have to be someone who has a heated facility….. meaning $$$ - OR – wait until the weather warms up so I can do it myself.

I may just run it with an aux tank hanging from the bars for now so I can, at least, run it around the neighborhood.

Decisions, decisions………..   :??:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-wjLxNS2/0/c7f6a215/XL/CL77%20LH-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-3nKc7DK/0/20d8a290/XL/CL77%20RH-XL.jpg)

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Post by: SteveJ. on January 25, 2020, 02:38:13 pm
’67 Honda CL77 305 Scrambler

Save for stripping the tank’s paint, the bike is essentially ready to roll. Fitted up new fuel lines, all cables lubed and adjusted as is the chain, and all grease fittings given a shot of fresh grease. Also insured and plated (as an antique).

Just trying to decide if I should go ahead and put it on the road to iron out any unknowns, or take care of the tank painting now. If the latter, it would have to be someone who has a heated facility….. meaning $$$ - OR – wait until the weather warms up so I can do it myself.

I may just run it with an aux tank hanging from the bars for now so I can, at least, run it around the neighborhood.

Decisions, decisions………..   :??:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-wjLxNS2/0/c7f6a215/XL/CL77%20LH-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-3nKc7DK/0/20d8a290/XL/CL77%20RH-XL.jpg)

Purty.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on January 26, 2020, 12:50:11 pm
’67 Honda CL77 305 Scrambler

Save for stripping the tank’s paint, the bike is essentially ready to roll. Fitted up new fuel lines, all cables lubed and adjusted as is the chain, and all grease fittings given a shot of fresh grease. Also insured and plated (as an antique).

Just trying to decide if I should go ahead and put it on the road to iron out any unknowns, or take care of the tank painting now. If the latter, it would have to be someone who has a heated facility….. meaning $$$ - OR – wait until the weather warms up so I can do it myself.

I may just run it with an aux tank hanging from the bars for now so I can, at least, run it around the neighborhood.

Decisions, decisions………..   :??:


Purty.

 :13:

Thank you.
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Post by: connieklr on January 26, 2020, 04:11:47 pm
Finally got the CL out on the road around the neighborhood a few minutes ago, running it on an aux tank. It needs some carb work, but we'll delve into that later. Good to know that all 4 gears, and the clutch work great.

Fella coming over with a KLR that has a problem and he asked that I take a look at it. I got the bike running several years ago after he bought it used, so have no problem trying to help him out now.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-w7jp83C/0/68750e4c/XL/IMG_5523-XL.jpg)
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Post by: connie_rider on January 26, 2020, 04:43:31 pm
Looks good!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on February 03, 2020, 09:41:00 pm
Same bike.

A friend on the 305 Forum was grousing about the difficulty getting the seat on and off the bike since it's normally bolted on at the rear. Kind of a weird arrangement, so ...............

What I did to make it easier (times 2, one for each side):
5/16" clevis pin, head machined down to lower its profile and make it flatter, shortened overall length to accommodate the thickness of the seat mount rubber, drilled new clip pin hole.

Used 8 mm flange head bolts with their heads machined down flat to lower their profile and to provide a better surface to weld the modified clevis pins to.

Welded a clevis and a bolt together, secured in frame with a lock washer and a flange nut. This pinches the rear of the frame to grip the hand rail tight to provide a solid mount for the fender.

Found that I put the hole for the pin a little further up than I like, but shouldn't be an issue. I may drill another hole a little lower once I modify the seat mounting rubbers so the hardware slips up inside slightly.

The system needs a little finesse work to clean it up, but it seems to work fine.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-ThQKSTf/0/301ea4b4/XL/Img_5534-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-hSgBdpv/0/ef61b1da/XL/IMG_5536-XL.jpg)

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Post by: m in sc on February 04, 2020, 05:39:38 pm
rode the  250 2 stroke grom to work for the 1st time. Soooo good.

 :motonoises:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/running-early/grom-250-1st-commute-2-4-scaled.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/running-early/gromcommute-2-4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 04, 2020, 08:17:02 pm
rode the  250 2 stroke grom to work for the 1st time. Soooo good.

 :motonoises:

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/running-early/grom-250-1st-commute-2-4-scaled.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/running-early/gromcommute-2-4.jpg[/url])

 :great:

 :beerchug:
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Post by: Bud on February 05, 2020, 11:23:55 am
Sweet! :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: HeavyRotation on February 05, 2020, 02:24:30 pm
Dude, that grom needs to be in production. I bet it's just stupid fun. Great work.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on February 05, 2020, 06:43:44 pm
rode the  250 2 stroke grom to work for the 1st time. Soooo good.

 :motonoises:

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/running-early/grom-250-1st-commute-2-4-scaled.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/running-early/gromcommute-2-4.jpg[/url])


So you took it from 8hp on a good day to what, 40/50hp??  I've always considered the Grom a
well dressed moped, then you do this...  You must raise a few eye brows as you zip by!  Awesome!   :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on February 05, 2020, 07:00:28 pm
36 actually. 86 lt250R

the 4v head and big bore on the stock motor i had before was @27hp and needed a wideband (wb2), power commander, 34mm throttle body, and a ridiculous amount of other mods to get that. it was fun, but i had about what i paid for in the bike, in modifications above that. so, somewhere around 7k total. dont care, was super fun to do.

after the rod broke at about 75 mph at the top of 3rd, i sold the head and the clutch cover (had a slipper in it) and bought the lt250 r motor ready to bolt together, had new bore and piston so was an even wash there. then, sold rest and recouped about half what i had in supporting mods.  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on February 06, 2020, 12:05:15 am
36 actually. 86 lt250R

the 4v head and big bore on the stock motor i had before was @27hp and needed a wideband (wb2), power commander, 34mm throttle body, and a ridiculous amount of other mods to get that. it was fun, but i had about what i paid for in the bike, in modifications above that. so, somewhere around 7k total. dont care, was super fun to do.

after the rod broke at about 75 mph at the top of 3rd, i sold the head and the clutch cover (had a slipper in it) and bought the lt250 r motor ready to bolt together, had new bore and piston so was an even wash there. then, sold rest and recouped about half what i had in supporting mods.  :great:

Is 36 the goal? Or does the 250 get some love too?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on February 06, 2020, 02:47:11 am
36 is plenty on this, i could get 45 pretty easy out of it if i wanted.. but :o.  Its  234? lb bike stock. This motor is quite a bit lighter than the stock 4 stroke motor, so i probably (net) lost about 10 lbs off the bike. (motor is 12-15 lbs lighter, added about 5 lbs in mounts, also dropped a lot of wiring and fuel pump, electric starter, etc). the motor is stock, that's what it makes. I could port it, i have an fmf pipe for it, but its plenty like it is. and, should last a long, long time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on February 07, 2020, 04:32:58 pm
CL77 again..........

A good local friend also has a CL and ran a slew of jets over for me to try. I have minimal neighborhood jaunts on the bike  (with the little aux tank) and it has had a severe bogging issue at anything much over 1/2 throttle. The bike has 130 mains in it now, and his collection included some 135 and 140's. I decided to go for the gusto and went with the 140's since the LH carb bowl is kind of pain to get off, and back on.

Anyway, TA-DA!! The 140 jets cured the bogging issue. Even took it up a fairly decent grade in the neighborhood in 2nd. gear, WOT, and no bogging.

Will leave those in there for now, but may back off to the 135's once I get a few more miles on it to see how they do. Even tho' it's not idling perfectly right now, don't think I have to fool with the pilot jets just yet. We'll finesse the tuning a little more and will see as time goes by.

Now, just waiting for VDOT to come by and get rid of a tree across the road that the wind has taken down. Raining it's backside off here for the last day or so, and the wind picked up terribly early this morning. Ground is terribly soggy, and the tree's root ball was no match.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on February 18, 2020, 01:15:58 am
Upgraded the S1000XR headlights to LED, hoping throw a little more light down the road.
LED lights are longer than halogens so I got a pair of rubber caps, and modified the OEM covers to
protect the LED lamps.

Lighting is much better, though the LED needed to be adjusted down quite a bit from
the halogen setting to get the cages to stop flashing brights...  at least they see me!   :-[

After dialing in the proper height adjustment, I am pleased with the added light, and
I'm not getting brights flashed at me.  Win win.

Low beam:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-rN7GWzf/0/e13faf4c/M/IMG_0938_heic-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-GW325FM/0/6196507a/M/IMG_0942_heic-M.jpg)

High Beam:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-Rnqzsxr/0/f7cc247d/M/IMG_0939_heic-M.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-QJJZZht/0/967c0db1/M/IMG_0941_heic-M.jpg)

Modified covers:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle/i-qGNMK7V/0/35b21890/M/IMG_0935_heic_A-M.jpg)

The bulbs are  30w LED 6500K - 4700 lumen made by Techmax

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 24, 2020, 04:19:40 pm
Just got my 650 Versys back from a little warranty work. The clutch return spring had broken. The clutch cover has to come off to replace it.

Gotta love MaKaw's extended warranty. 69,5xx miles on it now and still over a year left of the six year warranty. Still on track to have over 100k miles on the bike and still under warranty, though that seems to be looking a bit iffy with what is going on now.



 :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: danodemotoman on March 25, 2020, 06:16:07 am
 Replaced front/rear 80/0 tires on the Africa Twin.
 Removed forks for replacement of upper fork tubes. Upgrading to ATAS tubes.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on March 28, 2020, 06:06:07 pm
Put this up on FB, but figured I'd share here too. It's not like we're bored or anything..........

Spent some time while sheltering-in-place to install a new chain on the CL77 that was long enough to accommodate a new rear sprocket. Bike came with a 30T, but trying to ride with it made the bike really “doggy” with no pep. The bike, due to its age, has some other issues as well, and this was just one of them.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-xwKW47c/0/9eecdce7/XL/Img_5709-XL.jpg)

Seems like there are several “standard” rear sprockets listed for this bike depending of which “Official” Honda parts books you’re looking at. A 30T wasn’t one of them for the CL (CB yes). I chose a 40T, which of course, presented another problem: the existing chain wasn’t long enough. Not knowing exactly how many links I was going to need, I got one I knew was going to be too long and cut it to length. And of course, when pulling the wheel to replace the sprocket, I found that one of the mounting tabs for the chain guard was broken – a common problem so it seems. We’ll weld that back in place in due time.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-dnN6M2s/0/d144cc30/XL/IMG_5697-XL.jpg)

In the interim, I’ll start prepping to pull the engine out of the frame. A few of those other issues include a worn cam chain, worn lower chain guide roller, and a worn cam chain tensioner roller. Unfortunately, those require pulling the head and cylinder, which can’t be done with the engine in the frame. Just as bad, the tensioner is an assembly, meaning the roller isn’t available separately. These are almost unobtainum, but I was lucky enough to find one in pretty decent shape. I can take measurements and turn a new roller out of Delrin or some other suitable material if the need arises. The guide roller is also no longer available. Again, I was able to find a decent one and take the necessary measurements so I can make a replacement. I won’t know if I have to pull the cylinder to access this lower roller until after I get the head cap off. That will allow me to peer down through the cam chain channel so I can assess the roller’s condition.

Once a complete gasket set gets here, we’ll get serious and really get to work.

Just part of the joy in trying to keep a vintage machine running. I feel fortunate that I can do most/all of this work myself.

Ya'll stay safe out there.


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on March 28, 2020, 07:39:56 pm
Great progress..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on March 28, 2020, 08:03:17 pm
Great progress..

Ride safe, Ted

Yeah, but now it REALLY begins:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-xrVPzJx/0/23c91a4c/XL/IMG_5712-XL.jpg)

Tank, carbs, air filters, air filter brackets, tool canister, and pipes all have to be removed yet. The joys of life in these times to try and keep a caged animal entertained.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on March 30, 2020, 02:59:46 pm
^ that looks like fun. Honda's are a joy to work with.

I rebuilt crank on the 72 suzuki t500 and installing last night. that kickstarter assembly was a huge PIA to get clocked in.

runout: (well within spec)

http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/20200307_123901.mp4 (http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/20200307_123901.mp4)

that fixture plate is cut ballistic armor, had that made from a previous job. yes, did the rebuild myself

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/t5c2-scaled-e1585584079907.jpg)

while in ther ehad to do the TSB from 1973 regarding the oil dam, had to add 10mm to this 'wall' which controls the oil level to the clutch cover and coverage of 4th and 5th.
prior to welding:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/t500-crank-3-29-2012-rotated-e1585584186319.jpg)

drying in sun after washdown:


(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/t500-crank-3-29-2011-rotated.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/t500-crank-3-29-2017-rotated.jpg)

finally got it assembled. late last night.
(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/t500-crank-3-29-2018-rotated.jpg)


main reason for rebuild was an internal crank seal had failed. otherwise crank was in spec. in all honesty, i bought a spare crank, rebuilt that out of the bike, then did the swap yesterday.

soon...  :motonoises:


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bob on March 30, 2020, 10:40:31 pm
Finally found time to ride my new to me, my 2018 Kawasaki versys 650 on the street today to get a good feel of the bike. Bike was bought new and only rode it in the dealer lot.
Noticed the abs light never goes out. Rode home and started looking at the front tire. Rotation direction arrow points the wrong way.
Looked a little further and found the abs shutter disc on the wrong side of the fork with the pickup.
Dealer installed front tire/wheel backwards on assembly.
Guess I'll fix it myself so it will be right.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: antibus on March 30, 2020, 11:51:31 pm
You guys are my envy and I live through your stories. This winter was my valve inspection year leading to many other "cleaning up" projects. All to take a back seat.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 31, 2020, 05:01:11 am
Finally found time to ride my new to me, my 2018 Kawasaki versys 650 on the street today to get a good feel of the bike. Bike was bought new and only rode it in the dealer lot.
Noticed the abs light never goes out. Rode home and started looking at the front tire. Rotation direction arrow points the wrong way.
Looked a little further and found the abs shutter disc on the wrong side of the fork with the pickup.
Dealer installed front tire/wheel backwards on assembly.
Guess I'll fix it myself so it will be right.

Nice...not.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on March 31, 2020, 11:13:33 am
Did pull the CL engine yesterday going through the various maneuvers and language vocabulary I’m good for at times like this. Finally got the position of my tongue just right and finagled the engine out of the frame, onto the lift, then transferred it to the wooden topped cart that’s a little taller and easier for me to work on. It’s also not as slick and makes for a more stable work platform.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-khRzbJz/0/2b6c0486/XL/IMG_5748-XL.jpg)

Pulled the cap and found that the cam timing was good, but also found that who ever had it apart previously had the master link circlip installed in the wrong position for direction of rotation. Hate it when I find stupid "stuff" like that. Makes you wonder what else may be amiss in there. I had pulled the tensioner out a day before and saw that it's roller was in pretty good shape. Once I Was able to get a somewhat “clear” view of the lower roller, it looks fine too. Relieved that I don’t have to pull the cylinder – but – hope no leaks will crop up once everything is reassembled and torqued up tight. The chain is definitely worn based on the lag in the cam timing, so we'll replace it today, button things back up, and maybe get the heavy critter back in the frame.

Direction of cam is CCW in this view:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-fDXfNR8/0/271a3d8d/XL/IMG_5756-XL.jpg)

Lower chain guide roller:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-shmqFNN/0/4be10443/XL/IMG_5772-XL.jpg)

Ready to get a new chain installed and buttoned up:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-wz3DPwp/0/33173b6b/XL/IMG_5773-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on March 31, 2020, 11:28:24 am
^ that looks like fun. Honda's are a joy to work with.

I rebuilt crank on the 72 suzuki t500 and installing last night. that kickstarter assembly was a huge PIA to get clocked in.

main reason for rebuild was an internal crank seal had failed. otherwise crank was in spec. in all honesty, i bought a spare crank, rebuilt that out of the bike, then did the swap yesterday.

soon...  :motonoises:

Good job.

Rebuilt a bunch of single's cranks back when I was in the Kaw bike shop, but no twins, or triples; didn't really have the tooling for the latter. On a whim, I considered doing singles here, but never found the time to collect the holding fixtures/plates together. Then the imbalance "stuff" kicked in ..........
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on March 31, 2020, 11:45:15 am
Bob, nice on the top-end. a clip link? thats awesome. last honda twin head i did was on a 68 450, with the torsion bar rocker setup and a rivet link, that was the WORST. Thats awesome you have a clip master on there.  :great:

regarding the cranks, the 1st one i ever did was a triple crank, on an S2. I never found it difficult, just time consuming. v blocks and multiple dial gauges and a lathe made it a lot easier. (the lathe with a live center for holding)

the T500 crank would have cost me $650-750 to rebuild, which is fine, but I saved about 550 of that doing it myself. (and i have bragging rights... lol).

 

 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on March 31, 2020, 12:13:11 pm
Bob, nice on the top-end. a clip link? thats awesome. last honda twin head i did was on a 68 450, with the torsion bar rocker setup and a rivet link, that was the WORST. Thats awesome you have a clip master on there.  :great:

regarding the cranks, the 1st one i ever did was a triple crank, on an S2. I never found it difficult, just time consuming. v blocks and multiple dial gauges and a lathe made it a lot easier. (the lathe with a live center for holding)

the T500 crank would have cost me $650-750 to rebuild, which is fine, but I saved about 550 of that doing it myself. (and i have bragging rights... lol).


Bragging rights, well deserved - but - you can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, but don't call me Bob.   ;D

The name is Guy.   :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on March 31, 2020, 01:21:22 pm
apologies... that was a pre-coffee post. i have no idea where that came from.  :-[
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 31, 2020, 06:42:15 pm
A couple of pretty awesome projects. Thanks for posting up.

2 smokes are especially cool. I had a '72 Water Buffalo that I bought brand new and toured with it.

Ringa ding ding...

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on March 31, 2020, 08:32:40 pm
Mine has been derailed momentarily. I’d ordered a replacement cam chain (w/master link) from the same fella I ordered one from in 2015 when working on the WV Survivor CL77. That one came in with a clip-type link. This recent one came in endless and you had to break it; okay with that. I had assumed that the link was the same as before. But no. The provided master link was the type where the pins need to be swaged. Of course, with this smaller type chain you need a special swaging tool that has the appropriate sized anvils to do the job. I don’t have one, and not going to get one for a one-off job. The chain will be going back since stand alone clip-type master links in this size are getting pretty scarce.

Unfortunately, like the master links, the cam chains themselves for these vintage bikes are no longer available from Honda. They’re also getting pretty scarce in the aftermarket too. Fortunately, I did find one from a fella up  in OH that deals in a lot of NOS for vintage Hondas. It is the same type I got a few years ago from another restoration parts vendor.

So, we wait. In the interim, may tackle welding the chain guard tab back in place.

Ain’t we got fun?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on March 31, 2020, 10:24:36 pm
Given the sparse traffic on the roads these days, and my
job being considered a 'critical service' the XR has gone full
time commuter for the forseeable future.   ;D

Oh no.... don't worry about little ol' me, I'll drudge through it...



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 01, 2020, 11:01:08 am
@ Guy:

ive done that before. I'm not proud, but it works.  Is it a #200 chain or another size? if so, you can buy industrial chain, that works as well. Used in machine building pretty regularly. Honda never manufactured chain, they bought it so...
 

https://www.mcmaster.com/roller-chain (https://www.mcmaster.com/roller-chain)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 01, 2020, 02:27:35 pm
@ Guy:

ive done that before. I'm not proud, but it works.  Is it a #200 chain or another size? if so, you can buy industrial chain, that works as well. Used in machine building pretty regularly. Honda never manufactured chain, they bought it so...
 

https://www.mcmaster.com/roller-chain (https://www.mcmaster.com/roller-chain)

I know they didn't, and used approved vendors when they outsourced stuff.... like the majority of manufacturers today. This is #219 or 219H Metric roller chain, and it's out there. I believe it's also called 05B, or 8mm chain, but haven't found a direct cross reference with the numbers yet. Fortunately, I found exactly what I'd used the last time. Rather than take a chance with the unknown, went with the given.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration/i-rtSGRbx/0/67edfe86/L/305%20cam%20chain%20001-L.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 01, 2020, 04:28:42 pm
fired up 500 last night with fresh crank. it was late so very brief.

 :motonoises:

http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/freshcrank-start-3-2020.mp4 (http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/freshcrank-start-3-2020.mp4)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on April 02, 2020, 03:03:44 am
fired up 500 last night with fresh crank. it was late so very brief.

 :motonoises:

[url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/freshcrank-start-3-2020.mp4[/url] ([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/crank-rebuild/freshcrank-start-3-2020.mp4[/url])


For some reason the sound did not come through. :'(
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 02, 2020, 03:08:24 am
and I'm finally done. better than ever. motor smooth as glass. (well for a 500 twin)

sorry about the sound? not sure, but it wasn't very long so you didn't miss much.

 :beerchug:


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on April 02, 2020, 11:03:43 am
and I'm finally done. better than ever. motor smooth as glass. (well for a 500 twin)

sorry about the sound? not sure, but it wasn't very long so you didn't miss much.

 :beerchug:

Have fun with that ring dinger.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on April 02, 2020, 11:26:02 am
and I'm finally done. better than ever. motor smooth as glass. (well for a 500 twin)

sorry about the sound? not sure, but it wasn't very long so you didn't miss much.

 :beerchug:
Very cool Mark! :motonoises: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Strawboss on April 04, 2020, 01:50:03 pm
Charged up the battery for the BMW, looked at it when I walked past it getting some tools, will try to get it out this coming week.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: danodemotoman on April 04, 2020, 03:28:30 pm
 Good on ya!
 Gold one!
 My first a 68 was blue when I was a sailor in San Diego in early '70's.  My brother Chris and wife Linda had a baby and he needed to sell it so shipped it to me from MT.
 1998 about got a '70 and ran intermittently on one cyl. Changed coils but didn't help. Probably need new wiring? COGer Idaho Bob had it next.
 Last year got the '72 from KY and in good condition.
 I read in early reviews that the T 500 vibrated so much at higher rpm (7K redline) that the passengers feet vibrated off the pegs. LOL.
 I don't recall as a 20 something that the vibration bothered me.
 Now as a senior citizen ... man does this thing vibrate.
 I rode it in a couple group rides last year, other clubs, VME and VJMC. Plus solo rides. One club ride was 130 miles and I was done! Wore me out. I love the T500 tho.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 04, 2020, 05:05:27 pm
not bad with a fresh crank. had my GF on the back yesterday for about an hour and a half, no problems. it is buzzy for sure, but not bad.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ONO Bob on April 07, 2020, 06:50:32 pm

My baby.
1978 KZ 650B - 22k miles
1. Replaced a dead battery.
2. Wiped her down with some cleaner / polish.
3. Filled the tank with fresh gas.
Took a ride thru around town..First ride of the year.
It was nice day here in South Eastern Ohio.
Stay safe.
ONOBob
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on April 07, 2020, 10:40:14 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 09, 2020, 12:53:17 pm
Installed a new cam chain in the CL yesterday. Hope to get it buttoned up today, and possibly stuck back in the frame.

Tensioner before new chain:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-wMbNk3g/0/fcdef031/XL/IMG_5802-XL.jpg)

After new chain:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-RT3DHZS/0/c6f77d2f/XL/IMG_5806-XL.jpg)

Master link clip pointed in correct direction new:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-Tk2s25H/0/e68f36c0/XL/IMG_5805-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 09, 2020, 08:55:03 pm
 :PDT_Armataz_01_37: :PDT_Armataz_01_37: :PDT_Armataz_01_37:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 09, 2020, 10:02:38 pm
Yeah well, the best laid plans don't always work out.

As mentioned, the new cam chain was installed yesterday. Today, replaced the cap and torqued things in place. Checked point(s) gap, and set the timing using my ohmmeter on the 1 ohm scale (with a tone indicating continuity), and the points backing plate wound up where I was hoping/expecting it to be - right in the center of travel. It was – almost dead nuts.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-GNCx3JX/1/6ec27b70/L/Img_5809-L.jpg)

Thought I was ready to stuff the engine back in the frame, but decided to give it one final look-over before doing that and found a bunch of oil collected around the head/cylinder joint in the front of the chain tower.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-wJ4c9MX/0/7537cbe7/L/IMG_5808-L.jpg)

Poo!

Had hoped to shortcut this little adventure without having to pull the head and/or cylinder – guess not. Have done it a number of times before on other bikes with no problems, but not this time. Glad I found it now and not after things were put back in the frame.

I have all the gaskets for the job, but still somewhat disappointing. On the plus side, it allows me to see exactly what’s in there as far as pistons (std., oversize, etc.) and the like, or just screw-ups by one of the POs. Plenty of time since I'm not going anywhere.


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 09, 2020, 11:49:33 pm
Well, that's not good, but I'm glad you found it when you did..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 10, 2020, 11:21:20 am
During the transition from cart to lift, then back to the cart, one tends to find out that some of the cooling fins are a little sharp. At approximately 115 pounds, the engine is a robust collection of cast, machined steel, and aluminum whose shape makes it a little unwieldy.

So, something like this is not to be unexpected.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-zxZMcBS/0/266646ec/L/Img_5815-L.jpg)

As I've said before - if I don't bleed at least once out here, I ain't doin' nuttin'.  :great:

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 10, 2020, 01:43:40 pm
Oucheeee..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 10, 2020, 02:51:33 pm
Oucheeee..

Ride safe, Ted

115 lbs. isn’t all that bad IF you can get directly over it, but when trying to maneuver it between two different levels when that bulky mass is out in front of you, it can be somewhat of a challenge. I probably could have avoided that little oops if I’d had on a long-sleeved shirt, or a pair of one of my coveralls. It was just a nice warm day and I was trying to take advantage of it.

Live and learn.

Probably not.............
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Daboo on April 10, 2020, 03:32:15 pm
I changed the TPMS sensor in my BMW F800GT.

The sensor from BMW lists for $230.  I've heard that there's a couple hundred in labor, so if you take it to the dealership to change, it can easily cost @$500.

I found a sensor on Amazon for $38.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DDGYMYJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DDGYMYJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)  It wasn't the most expensive, nor the least expensive, but at least it said Schrader on it like the OEM sensor and had good reviews.

From what I had read, I probably needed a tool to "wake up" the sensor.  I ended up buying the JDIAG 2IN1 TPMS Relearn Tool Super EL50448 for GM and Ford Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor TPMS Reset Tool 2020 Edition for $16.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076KL82JP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076KL82JP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)  Some of the tools I've read others used, cost hundreds of $$$, simply because they said they'd work on BMWs.

I pulled the front wheel and broke the bead off the tire enough to get to the sensor, changed it and then used the tool to wake up the sensor, and a GS-911 to have it talk to the bike itself.  It worked like a charm.

So for about $55, I got it working again.


FWIW, it seems that TPMS sensors transmit on only a couple frequencies that even these inexpensive TPMS reset tools can work.  So it doesn't seem like there is a "BMW" frequency or a "Toyota" frequency, or a Kawasaki frequency. 

Chris
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: antibus on April 14, 2020, 01:40:04 am
2012 Kawasaki Concours 14. I rode her.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 14, 2020, 02:02:51 pm
put twin headlamps on 'pigpen' the theft recovery '14 650 gladius. what a mess this thing is. stolen for 2 years, recovered, sat another year, then I got if from my buddy because he was tired of looking at it. :motonoises:



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 14, 2020, 03:14:38 pm
Kind of a run down on where we are with the CL engine. If anything, just another test of my patience during this trying time. Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy(?).

From the top:

When adjusting the timing, it became apparent that the cam timing was lagging the crank; the points backing plate was at the far extreme limit of its travel. In addition, the chain tensioner seemed to be at the limit of its forward travel as well. Clearly, the cam chain was worn and needed to be replaced.

Finally bit the bullet and pulled the engine…..  going through the various maneuvers and language expletives I’m good for at times like this. Finally got the position of my tongue just right and got it finagled out of the frame and onto the lift. Once the lift was raised, transferred it to a wooden topped cart that’s a little taller and easier for me to work on. It’s also not as slick and makes for a more stable work platform.

Pulled the cap off the top of the engine and found that the cam timing was good, but also found that who ever had it apart previously had the master link circlip installed in the wrong position for direction of rotation. Was also able to get a somewhat “clear” view of the lower roller and it looked fine. Relieved that I don’t have to pull the cylinder – but – hope no leaks will crop up once everything is reassembled and torqued up tight.

New cam chain installed, replaced the head cap and torqued things in place. Checked point(s) gap, and set the timing using my ohmmeter on the 1 ohm scale (with a tone indicating continuity), and the points backing plate wound up where I was hoping/expecting it to be, right in the center of travel. It was – almost dead nuts.

Thought I was ready to stuff the engine back in the frame, but decided to give it one final look-over before doing that and found a bunch of oil collected around the head/cylinder joint in the front of the chain tower.

Poo!

Had hoped to shortcut this little adventure without having to pull the head and/or cylinder – guess not. Have done it a number of times before on other bikes with no problems, but not this time. Glad I found it now and not after things had been put back in the frame.

I have all the gaskets for a job I was hoping to avoid, no way around it. On the plus side, it allows me to see exactly what’s in there as far as pistons (std., oversize, etc.) and the like.

So, looks like the head needs to come off, which I did so I could replace the head gasket. When cleaning things up I found that one of the %#@& owners had used some type of glue/adhesive to bond two gaskets that straddle an oil baffle (plate) that sits on top of the head. It’s designed to allow crankcase pressure to escape to atmosphere (remember when this bike was made). Have no idea why they thought that the bonding was necessary, but there it was. Took some heat from a torch to finally get the gaskets free from the baffle plate so they could be removed.

Once the head was off, I found that the cylinders/pistons are the first oversize (0.025”). This really has me wondering just how accurate/truthful the ODO (and title) mileage is for this bike. I know my own ’67 back in the late 60’s had well over 60K on it when I sold it, and never used a drop of oil; it was bone stock. There is just a hint of cross hatching still evident on the cylinder walls, so the top-end rebuild must have been done not too long ago, mileage-wise, from what the ODO is saying – if – you can believe it.

And of course, as the engine is sitting on the cart with the head off, I’m seeing a slight weep of oil appearing around the periphery of the cylinder/crankcase seam. But can I rock the cylinder back and forth so I can pull it off too? Hell no. The dumb - (serious expletive language here) have used their adhesive to bond things in place. A couple of whacks with my ancient (from the 70’s) dead-blow hammer in a couple of places only resulted in the hammer head coming apart further; cylinder didn’t budge. I was “upset,” so I stopped. New dead-blow hammer is on order.

New day, and gave the engine a fresh look to make sure I was actually seeing oil weeping around the joint. Even hit it was a shot of Brakleen and blew it dry with an air nozzle. After a couple of hours, the oil’s sheen reappeared. I was going to wait until the new hammer arrived next week, but decided to try another scheme. Found a couple of places in the front of the cylinder solid enough to where I could put one end of an oak 2x3 on its underside, and strike the other end in an upward direction with a hefty brass hammer. Wanted to go front-to-rear (or visa-versa) since that’s the natural way the pistons rock on their connecting rods should it break free. Two healthy whacks on either side of the front had me seeing more oil coming from the joint. I stopped with the hammer and could now rock the cylinder back and forth by hand; it was basically free. I stopped for the day and the cylinder will be pulled tomorrow (Happy Easter!). Just not in the mood today to try and figure out the best approach for removing the base gasket from wherever it’s mainly stuck to – the cylinder, or the crankcase. Once the gasket is off, I’ll hit the bores with a hone to liven up the cross-hatching, then start piecing it back together.

Today I pulled the cylinder and found most of the gasket bonded to the underside of it with the same stuff they used to bond the head baffle plate to the engine cap. Holy crap, what in Hades was this moron thinking? Also found that one of the alignment dowels was missing. Who ever had this thing apart previously really screwed the pooch, which really pi$$es me off.  Found that those dowels are not referenced anywhere I have found (yet) in any of the parts books. These are hollow and I could make one, but found that McMaster-Carr had some solid versions, so went ahead and ordered a couple of them longer than necessary - JIC. No reason I can see that these need to be hollow, so they should work just fine. Also found that the screws holding the lower cam chain guide roller weren’t as tight as they should have been. Found the same thing on the WV survivor I worked on a few years ago. Will use Blue Locktite on the threads during re-assembly.

See some very light scuffing on the pistons in a couple of places (bores look fine), so they should be okay. Will continue to work on getting the gasket off while waiting for the dowels to come in.

Easter Monday: " Low and behold, I did find the dowels referenced in an ancient General Export parts book for the CB72; different bike but same basic engine. They were listed as a 10x16 knock pin, but the part number was superseded to another and the part is now being shown as a 10x14 knock pin. Partzilla had them, so I cancelled the McMaster order after I put one in with Partzilla to make sure they had them in stock. At least I won't have to make my own now.

Continued to work on getting the glued cylinder base gasket free from the cylinder base and upper crankcase gasket surface. Scrape to rough up the gasket surface, then allowed it to sit in a container filled with parts cleaner to slightly soften the gasket, scrape and repeat. This process started yesterday, and today, I FINALLY got all the material (and unknown goop) free of the upper crankcase and mating surface of the cylinder. Just waiting for the dowels to come in now, but in the interim, will hit the cylinder bores with a couple of passes with a hone to perk up the cross-hatching.

Today, after plugging up an oil galley in the cylinder, I hit the gasket surface with the bead blaster so the dry gasket would adhere to it a little better; no goop included. I’ll run the hone through the cylinders a little later.

While waiting for the dowel(s), a friend contacted me about making another BMW tool – for clutch alignment. Fortunately, I have the material so will lay it out and fire up the lathe. Anything to stay busy during this crazy time.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-SMBvQQk/0/13baf948/XL/clutch%20tool-XL.jpg)

Fired up ACAD, made a quicky drawing, and sent it to him so he could add in the dimensions. It ain't pretty, but it worked.  :-)

EDIT: Cleaned up the drawing and added the dimensions:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-cNLPPSX/1/372a5c8e/L/alignment%20tool-L.jpghttps://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-cNLPPSX/1/372a5c8e/L/alignment%20tool-L.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on April 15, 2020, 11:04:56 am
Pour it on Guy! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 15, 2020, 02:27:24 pm
few more pics of 'pigpen'

new tire on front today so i can do a reasonably safe test ride later.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-gladius/14-sv_initial-work_4.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-gladius/14-sv_initial-work_3.jpg)

this things -mint-   :D

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-gladius/14-sv_initial-work_5.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on April 15, 2020, 02:47:47 pm
No not mint, minty! :D  I guess that bald front tire goes with the "risky ray" mentality of folks that don't mind risking some jail time for some ride time :motonoises: :motonoises:!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on April 16, 2020, 07:51:37 pm

While waiting for the dowel(s), a friend contacted me about making another BMW tool – for clutch alignment. Fortunately, I have the material so will lay it out and fire up the lathe. Anything to stay busy during this crazy time.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-SMBvQQk/0/13baf948/XL/clutch%20tool-XL.jpg)

Fired up ACAD, made a quicky drawing, and sent it to him so he could add in the dimensions. It ain't pretty, but it worked.  :-)

EDIT: Cleaned up the drawing and added the dimensions:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-cNLPPSX/1/372a5c8e/L/alignment%20tool-L.jpg)

I ain't no machinist, and this certainly shows it, but I hope it works for him:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-h2cJbJH/0/c8153764/XL/Img_5860-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on April 25, 2020, 10:54:46 pm
got locally recovered/refoamed seat on the 70 R5 today. there are NO good aftermarket sources even close to correct. very happy about the result. All hand done, even made  vinyl template to paint the logo on the rear.  :beerchug:


(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/70-R5/seat/r5seat-new_2.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/70-R5/seat/r5seat-new_4.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/70-R5/seat/r5seat-new_3.jpg)

bike is an early one, serial no 2000, was actually built in '69. Just has a few weird nuances to it. I ride this bike a LOT.

note in the background the gladius. new shoes all around and lots of service work done. rode to work friday.  :beerchug:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/14-gladius/20200424_164503.jpg)





Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Mcfly on April 29, 2020, 04:51:11 pm
I rode it!  Better part of 120 miles.  I really needed it too.
Took a leisurely ride though the country from Cocoa to Palm Bay
staying away from the interstate.  Spring is definitely here,
as the little buggers are out in full force, including those nasty
little love bugs.

The S1000XR once again proved herself a worthy steed, as I
caught up to a couple of Ducatis on SR441, and kept up with them
for (for the most part) several miles before they peeled off for gas... 
Those boys ride fast.  Then eased back into cruisin' mode for the
jaunt back.

As the Guv-Na of Florida is planning to re-open parts of Florida on
May 1st, I decided to take advantage of the "Open roads" before
the congestion crept back out.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ZXtasy on April 29, 2020, 06:40:39 pm
Last night made a replacement damper for my instrument cluster on the ZX-10 Nekkid. The first one blew or bounced out somewhere on the 120 mile trip 2 weekend ago. I just looked down and the gauges was jiggling like Jello again. So cut it larger, shoved it in further...and test rode to work on my one day in this week. Some rough roads and one small whoolie and it is as stable and cushy as you please!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Pilgrim on April 30, 2020, 02:49:52 pm

Interesting switch labels    :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ZXtasy on April 30, 2020, 05:41:23 pm
Thanks..yeah, you DO NOT want me to have to activate Hello Kitty.....cuz then it is Goodbye World!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on May 03, 2020, 09:58:37 pm
Project for the last couple of days, turn a slug of this 1.5” dia. steel rod, into a ~1.375” spanner socket to fit the spanner nut on the end of vintage Honda 250/305 engine cranks…… and possibly others.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Spanner-Socket/i-vwLJXjh/0/c5294709/XL/Img_5977-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Spanner-Socket/i-PtF5HTv/0/f1148fd2/XL/Hanson%20pix1-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Spanner-Socket/i-B6K5gqV/0/f81596c8/XL/IMG_5974-XL.jpg)

I really didn’t need it, but another local asked last week if I had one. I didn’t, but he did a really nice job whacking up a socket that would fit. I did the same for a different sized spanner nut back in the late 60’s, but my effort was horrible looking, but it worked. I borrowed a side grinder to make mine. His question kind of inspired me to take a whack at it. I had the material, and obviously the time. I have to training or any practical experience as a machinist, just basically learning as I go. Regardless, away we went.

With exception of the lathe work, most of the pix can be seen HERE:https://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Other/Spanner-Socket (https://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Other/Spanner-Socket)

EDIT: Main gallery moved to: https://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket (https://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket)

EDIT: I guess everyone is entitled to a brain poot every now and again. I remembered a more stable platform scheme I’d used previously – after – the fact (of course) for this project. I removed the chuck’s spindle adapter plate so the entire back surface of the chuck was in contact with the rotary table’s surface. Used it a number of years ago when modifying an ultrasonic welder adapter for work.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Others/i-s3V9ppb/0/c0ad55cd/XL/fixture-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Others/i-TvRPK7m/0/fa2cded5/XL/Ultrasonic%20welder%20holder%20002-XL.jpg)

Only real difference is the size of the step blocks for the clamps due to the dimension difference rotary of the table's T-slot nuts.

Testing it out on some minor clean up of the socket I did back in the 60's:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-PqPJvKK/0/6c7972bc/XL/Img_5985-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on May 03, 2020, 11:31:12 pm
Nice project Guy Hope it went well and no surprises as the piece was fabricated  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connie_rider on May 04, 2020, 04:03:23 pm
Wow.
Must be nice "Great" to have  Mill!!!!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: connieklr on May 04, 2020, 04:45:33 pm
Wow.
Must be nice "Great" to have  Mill!!!!

Ride safe, Ted

Would be better yet if I REALLY knew how to use it.
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Post by: connie_rider on May 04, 2020, 05:33:06 pm
I'm the same way with my little lathe.

Ted
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Post by: connieklr on May 05, 2020, 10:26:47 am
Yeah, we muddle along but always seem to get the job done (usually)… hopefully learning along the way.    :great:
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Post by: m in sc on May 05, 2020, 12:49:25 pm
nice work!

i have a '64 atlas lathe and a pre war era p&w mill at home .. it makes things so much easier.  :great:

I took a  ride on the 250 2 stroke grom , did about 2 hours on it on a group ride. man that things fun. Surprised the guy on the scrambler when i passed him at 85 on  one stretch of the ride when he decided to blow past the leader of the ride. (all in good fun).  :D

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/GROM/250-conversion/GENERAL-AFTER-SWAP/20200503_141908.jpg)
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Post by: connie_rider on May 05, 2020, 02:22:30 pm
I bet that shocked everyone.   :truce:

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: m in sc on May 05, 2020, 03:43:08 pm
it was the 1st 'public' ride so to speak. i got quite a few 'man, that thing runs good' comments, and a few confused looks.

as an fyi, the ride was LED by a hopped up 200cc vespa. so we maintained 60 ish most of the time.
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Post by: connie_rider on May 05, 2020, 03:55:51 pm
I bet it was fun.

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: glenn 12 on May 05, 2020, 10:57:21 pm
I've added some Hepco & Becker c bow soft saddle bags to my 2019 z900rs to make it a little more tour friendly.
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Post by: Bud on May 12, 2020, 04:20:06 pm
Installed a C14 rear shock with the stock rocker and linkage.  Did some cleaning and paint work on the swing arm, center stand and kick stand.  Installed an 06 final drive with 9,000 miles to solve leaking problem.  Installed mufflers from a 99 to replace some not so perty 87 cans.
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Post by: connie_rider on May 12, 2020, 05:22:55 pm
Removed lowering rocker? That picture makes rear tire look tiny because of the clearance between tire and fender.

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: Bud on May 12, 2020, 11:41:23 pm
Looks ain't everything Ted!  Been living with that all my life. :D
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Post by: connie_rider on May 13, 2020, 03:10:54 am
We're aware of that...   :D  :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: Bud on May 13, 2020, 04:40:26 pm
Well what ain't perty gets covered up! :nananana: :nananana: ;D
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Post by: connie_rider on May 13, 2020, 04:42:40 pm
That's a good lookin' bike.

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Don't forget to wear your mask when in public Buddy...  :nananana:
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Post by: connieklr on May 18, 2020, 08:58:54 pm
Back to the CL..........

'Bout time to cross the Rubicon. Have some machine work to do for a (non-COG) fella out in WA State, and once done with that, going to slip the cylinders down over the pistons and start piecing this thing back together. We’ll see how far we go beyond that as the day (and my disposition) progresses.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-g5j2C3s/0/bf1a6d78/XL/IMG_6018-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-ZJXb22j/0/c0913a62/XL/IMG_6015-XL.jpg)


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Post by: connie_rider on May 19, 2020, 02:08:01 pm
Good luck.
   {I know about your disposition}  :truce:

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: connieklr on May 20, 2020, 12:45:27 pm
Good luck.
   {I know about your disposition}  :truce:

Ride safe, Ted

Nah, you really don't.

The piece I am working on is tough - really tough - much more so than the suspension links I did for you. Didn't get to the CL, but may hit that up today before I get back in front of the machine tools. I have three other pieces (in quantities of 10 each) I need to make for a local, and the last bit of material for those came in yesterday.



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Post by: connie_rider on May 20, 2020, 02:06:11 pm
Ok, best of luck on your projects.

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: m in sc on May 20, 2020, 04:35:35 pm
fit some factory engine guards to the '14 CB1100. Luckily they bolt to the frame, are small and luckily effective from reports of crashes with them. So, nothing exciting, thats for sure.   
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Post by: connieklr on May 20, 2020, 07:09:09 pm
Ooorah!

Cut 11 blanks to replicate the piece at the bottom of the pix. Final sizing and finishing is next. Will need to cut blanks for the two pieces on the left, followed by final sizing and finishing on them as well. These are for vintage bikes and they are no longer available anywhere.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/2-BMW-Tools/i-HQbLWx4/0/234b33e5/XL/Img_6032-XL.jpg)

After I finished the above machine work for the day, moved on to dropping the cylinder back on the top of the crankcase. Little lube on the bottom taper and bore of each sleeve, some Kroil around the periphery of the clamps for the rings, and the cylinder dropped into place with ease and no drama. Replacing the head is next, but that will happen on another day.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-zgJxGBH/0/313742d2/XL/Img_6024-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-mggvwxK/0/2ba9cc88/XL/Img_6027-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-rzSqp7R/0/723dd463/XL/Img_6028-XL.jpg)

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Post by: Bud on May 20, 2020, 10:54:26 pm
Git R Done Guy! :beerchug:
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 21, 2020, 12:06:27 am
 :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :great: :great: :beerchug: :beerchug:
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Post by: connieklr on May 21, 2020, 10:03:01 pm
Another little project - making a spanner nut for an older Honda CB/CM 400:

Making "worms." Sorry for the lousy vid. Hand held with greasy hands and too close:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-6WMwTfk/0/513bc705/640/MVI_6038-640.mp4

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-JhD8LNw/0/7a143a18/XL/Img_6040-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-jZxkXtN/0/3a33908f/XL/Img_6042-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Daboo on May 22, 2020, 12:53:36 am
Installed my Garmin Zumo XT.

Chris
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Post by: Bud on May 22, 2020, 10:27:56 am
Took the madstad windshield off my 05 and put it on my son's 87.  Took the rifle off the 87 and put it on my 05.
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Post by: danodemotoman on May 23, 2020, 03:38:30 am
 Changed oil/filter on thee HD Street Rod.
 Really enjoying the bike too.
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Post by: Diz on May 23, 2020, 07:22:50 am
Installed a shim under a sloppy fitting top case and took the Honda out for 2 hours. Forgot about the top case when I didn't hear it bouncing anymore on its carrier Fun time!
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Post by: connieklr on May 24, 2020, 01:09:10 pm
Another little project - making a spanner nut for an older Honda CB/CM 400:

Making "worms." Sorry for the lousy vid. Hand held with greasy hands and too close:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-6WMwTfk/0/513bc705/640/MVI_6038-640.mp4

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-JhD8LNw/0/7a143a18/XL/Img_6040-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Spanner-Socket/i-jZxkXtN/0/3a33908f/XL/Img_6042-XL.jpg)

The end result - Honda CM/CB Clutch Spanner Nut Socket:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Honda-CBCM-400-clutch-nut-spanner/i-qXtC7FJ/0/33d21595/XL/IMG_6049-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Honda-CBCM-400-clutch-nut-spanner/i-gbcD5tZ/0/02218263/XL/Img_6061-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Honda-CBCM-400-clutch-nut-spanner/i-nLBJrM4/0/ab769c49/XL/Img_6057-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Honda-CBCM-400-clutch-nut-spanner/i-f5BbpLM/0/7030c0fb/XL/IMG_6063-XL.jpg)

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Post by: MtnRider on May 24, 2020, 03:53:24 pm
 8) :bravo_2:
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Post by: Diz on May 25, 2020, 07:42:18 am
some really great machining!  :great:
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Post by: connieklr on May 26, 2020, 11:37:38 am
After taking a break by getting involved with the machine work, and with too many irons in the fire, decided to take care of some easy stuff by shifting gears again from turning metal, to turning wrenches; back to the CL. Had all the parts from the crankcase and on up, so time to just get it put back together. No drama and no issues that I’m aware of, so things went back together fairly quickly. Do need to get back to making some small parts for some vintage bikes for a fella, and will try to get the engine stuffed back in the frame tomorrow.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-6PNzTLB/0/76d6bef4/XL/Img_6064-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-jCPxG8m/0/74d95a13/XL/IMG_6076-XL.jpg)

Well after seeing that complete engine back together, tomorrow never came so might as well take care of the "brutal" stuff now. As mentioned, I had too many irons in the fire at one time, so going to take care of the easiest one first and the CL going again.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-x2rM9LC/0/d184a9ce/XL/IMG_6079-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-zgH82hp/0/7742ae18/XL/IMG_6078-XL.jpg)

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Post by: ZXtasy on May 26, 2020, 12:09:06 pm
Well, Sunday...rode the ZombieStomper TW-200 on a rough trail ride with some really experienced KTM riders. Douglas Creek area off Palisades WA. Rocky, rough, 20 water crossings some deep. I am sore but survived and have some great memories.
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Post by: connieklr on May 28, 2020, 08:05:30 pm
After taking a break by getting involved with the machine work, and with too many irons in the fire, decided to take care of some easy stuff by shifting gears again from turning metal, to turning wrenches; back to the CL. Had all the parts from the crankcase and on up, so time to just get it put back together. No drama and no issues that I’m aware of, so things went back together fairly quickly. Do need to get back to making some small parts for some vintage bikes for a fella, and will try to get the engine stuffed back in the frame tomorrow.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-6PNzTLB/0/76d6bef4/XL/Img_6064-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-jCPxG8m/0/74d95a13/XL/IMG_6076-XL.jpg)

Well after seeing that complete engine back together, tomorrow never came so might as well take care of the "brutal" stuff now. As mentioned, I had too many irons in the fire at one time, so going to take care of the easiest one first and the CL going again.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-x2rM9LC/0/d184a9ce/XL/IMG_6079-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-zgH82hp/0/7742ae18/XL/IMG_6078-XL.jpg)

We've moved on from the above. Pipes installed as were the shields, and all the other necessary stuff to finally get it running today on an auxiliary fuel source. No apparent oil leaks thus far, but had a dickens of a time with the carbs wanting to puke fuel out of their overflows. Finally got things tamed down, and the leaking has stopped for the moment. The carbs were a disaster when I first got the bike from sitting with our lovely fuel in them, which included replacing one of the floats (a hole), and both of the float valves. We've gone through them several times correcting this and that, so nothing surprises me at present. Frustrating, but what can you do when dealing with a relic/survivor?

Also found that one of the rear fender mounting grommets and support spacers was missing. Found the grommets (NOS) on-line, and I will turn a new spacer tomorrow myself. Once that is done, we'll schlep it off the property when my wife isn't looking and take for a spin down the road.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-DJcsgVR/0/87c14e5f/XL/IMG_6086-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/CL77-305-Restoration-Take-2/i-Zj7z2Lb/0/472fd09c/XL/IMG_6085-XL.jpg)
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Post by: connie_rider on May 28, 2020, 11:28:33 pm
Well done!

Ride safe, Ted
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Post by: BigBS on May 29, 2020, 01:45:23 am
That's looking real nice!
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Post by: ZG on May 29, 2020, 02:32:18 pm
Well, Sunday...rode the ZombieStomper TW-200 on a rough trail ride with some really experienced KTM riders. Douglas Creek area off Palisades WA. Rocky, rough, 20 water crossings some deep. I am sore but survived and have some great memories.

 :great: :great:
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Post by: m in sc on May 29, 2020, 06:52:40 pm
from the last time the sun was out.

to dads, store, and a few country back roads. 109 miles solo, zero issues. like a top.  I miss the sun.  :motonoises:

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20200523_174512.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20200513_193606.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20200523_194624.jpg)
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Post by: Diz on May 30, 2020, 07:14:22 am
Beautiful machine! Hows the lower back after 100 miles? Old enough now that a cruiser reminds me of back issues with every bump....
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Post by: m in sc on May 30, 2020, 03:28:07 pm
thanks. It was fine, really good actually, im approaching 50, so i get it. way better than cruisers with the 'flying starfish" positon, forward controls. they tend to shoot a bump straight up your spine.  :o the 500 is comfy to me.  :great:

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Post by: ZG on May 31, 2020, 01:12:26 pm
from the last time the sun was out.

to dads, store, and a few country back roads. 109 miles solo, zero issues. like a top.  I miss the sun.  :motonoises:

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20200523_174512.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20200513_193606.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20200523_194624.jpg[/url])


Love that color M!  :great:
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Post by: m in sc on May 31, 2020, 10:54:14 pm
thanks! painted it myself.

everything on that bike was done by me including the crank. Only 3 things i didn't do myself was (actually) bore the cyls, sent that out, and apply the powdercoat to the frame., and mount the tires to the rims.

tank, fresh paint.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20180416_180643-rotated.jpg)

i even modelled and drafted the tank emblems(3d printed) , which is actually the logo design they used in the 60s, but never on a 500 tank.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/72-T500/20180420_173954-rotated.jpg)
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Post by: danodemotoman on June 01, 2020, 05:27:54 am
 Rolled out my 73 T500 from it's winter parking slot.
 Was planning on a ride but...
 Need the battery charged.
 Maybe ride tomorrow.
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Post by: Cookie on June 10, 2020, 12:55:24 pm
Took my '05 FJR ABS to a friend's shop last Saturday for a valve clearance check. 63,500 miles and all intakes and exhausts are still in spec. No shim changes needed. We changed plugs, and coolant and I rode it home. Changed oil and rear drive gear lube yesterday. All it needs is a washing and it can go up for sale. I must say, I like that bike. I love my '14 FJR ES, but this one seems a bit more spirited. It could be that it's 40 pounds lighted than the newer one.

I hate to say it, but I'm not riding enough to keep four machines happy. Next up, pull out the '01 Connie (Bluto) and put it back together. That bike brings back a lot of great memories.
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Post by: viffer_pilot on June 10, 2020, 09:53:35 pm
After spending about a month working on the C14, started showing some love to the KLR.  It's a 2008 that I purchased in 2017 with less than 500 miles.  Previous owner tried to de-badge it but gouged the plastics pretty bad.  Decided to repaint it while doing some other maintenance.  Learning to paint has been slow going but I'm getting there and at the end of the day, it's a KLR!  I upgraded the doohickey and installed a torsion spring (factory spring had zero tension with less than 7k miles on the clock), fixed the deep hole problem with the spacer from Eagle Mike and installed a thermo-bob coolant bypass.  The fluids are all refilled.  I'm doing various maintenance tasks as I wait for dry times.  Next up is the brake fluid.  I also installed LED headlights and dashboard lights (same bulb as the C14 city lights so I had a bunch left) and I'm waiting for my rally dash and oil bango bolts from RMATV.  I'm enjoying working on the bikes...don't know why I waited so long to dig in.  I'm past the point of no return on the paint so I'm just going to have to figure it out and get it done as best I can..
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Post by: SteveJ. on June 14, 2020, 11:40:29 am
After spending about a month working on the C14, started showing some love to the KLR.  It's a 2008 that I purchased in 2017 with less than 500 miles.  Previous owner tried to de-badge it but gouged the plastics pretty bad.  Decided to repaint it while doing some other maintenance.  Learning to paint has been slow going but I'm getting there and at the end of the day, it's a KLR!  I upgraded the doohickey and installed a torsion spring (factory spring had zero tension with less than 7k miles on the clock), fixed the deep hole problem with the spacer from Eagle Mike and installed a thermo-bob coolant bypass.  The fluids are all refilled.  I'm doing various maintenance tasks as I wait for dry times.  Next up is the brake fluid.  I also installed LED headlights and dashboard lights (same bulb as the C14 city lights so I had a bunch left) and I'm waiting for my rally dash and oil bango bolts from RMATV.  I'm enjoying working on the bikes...don't know why I waited so long to dig in.  I'm past the point of no return on the paint so I'm just going to have to figure it out and get it done as best I can..

You may also want to upgrade the rear subframe bolts if considering using the KLR like a mule as intended.
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Post by: connieklr on June 14, 2020, 08:57:15 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ditto that. I did the upgrade to my 2002 shortly after I got it in '03. My drill-through upgrade came from a Chris Krok (no longer doing KLR stuff),  but I'm sure Eagle Mike and other versions are just as suitable. Chris' stuff also came with other bolts to replace, and i've just about carried the world on the back of my bike, over some pretty rough terrain, with no issues or failures.

It's a fairly low cost, worthwhile investment. Danged sight cheaper than having to get get towed out of the brush when the rear of the bike decides to take a nap.

Heading out to the GDR:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2005-Great-Divide-Ride/i-cwKVtr8/0/8d50d026/XL/Img_2052-XL.jpg)

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Post by: ZXtasy on June 15, 2020, 11:15:23 am
Nice looking trio of Doohickeyed KiLleRs!!!!

BNW GS's kiss my a**!
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Post by: m in sc on June 15, 2020, 11:58:17 am
klr is the ultimate zombie apocalypse bike, i swear. they can do no wrong.  :motonoises: :great: (except be too tall for my comfort)  >:(
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Post by: connieklr on June 15, 2020, 03:05:23 pm
klr is the ultimate zombie apocalypse bike, i swear. they can do no wrong.  :motonoises: :great: (except be too tall for my comfort)  >:(

They have a tendency to break collar bones too when they pitch you off in the rocks.   :??:

I eventually put lowering links on mine. My inseam began to shrink as I got older, and there were too many circumstances when you go to put a foot down and there ain't nuttin' there. Not a comfy feeling when the bike is loaded to the gills.

I eventually installed a lowering rocker on the Concours, which made it a lot more manageable too.
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Post by: connieklr on June 15, 2020, 06:01:12 pm
Nice looking trio of Doohickeyed KiLleRs!!!!

BNW GS's kiss my a**!

This was at a friends place up in Luray, VA just before we took off for a straight-thru run to Duluth on the way to Port Roosville, MT and the start of the GDR.

All three of the 'hickeys were changed out in that dark building in the rear about 7 mos. earlier. The two on the left were broken, but mine wasn't. Dave Jakeman's (now deceased) Sagebrush Engineering made ours.

The two on the left have been sold or parted out, but mine is still running strong with 54,500 on the ODO.
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Post by: Daboo on June 15, 2020, 11:29:58 pm
Changed my tires in the garage. 

Chris
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Post by: SteveJ. on June 18, 2020, 12:27:34 am
Installed a fancy new custom seat from Terry Adcox on my 650 Versus. No long rides yet but initial feel is awesome. Frugal pricing and a good guy to do business with. He and his wife must be doing something right, as of 3 weeks ago he was booked out to November.
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Post by: ron203 on June 20, 2020, 09:36:12 pm
Replaced the left side valve cover trim piece on my 2008 Goldwing.
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Post by: m in sc on June 21, 2020, 04:57:14 pm
dialed in some new flatslides on one of the rds.

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/LC-HYBRID/tm32s-2020/20200618_202919.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/LC-HYBRID/tm32s-2020/20200620_195217.jpg)

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/wp-content/uploads/LC-HYBRID/tm32s-2020/20200620_195507-scaled.jpg)

yay summertime!  :motonoises:

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Post by: Bud on June 21, 2020, 10:37:22 pm
Nice!
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Post by: ZG on June 23, 2020, 02:26:27 am
Very cool M  :great: :great:
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Post by: Boomer on June 23, 2020, 02:04:40 pm
Perfect colour on the insulator.  :great:
Now go thrash the crap out of it! <brrrrrrring-ding-ding-ding>  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 23, 2020, 09:16:40 pm
nice... extremely nice.. big sweet spot in my heart for old Yammi's.. (worked for them when I was a sprout...)..
I imagine that L/C version is pretty quiet, compared to an A/C model..  ;) :)
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Post by: AwesomeDad on June 24, 2020, 11:16:36 pm
Installed a fancy new custom seat from Terry Adcox on my 650 Versus. No long rides yet but initial feel is awesome. Frugal pricing and a good guy to do business with. He and his wife must be doing something right, as of 3 weeks ago he was booked out to November.
Had terry do my Connie’s seat love it...