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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #200 on: January 09, 2019, 11:12:29 am »
Little tune up for the Husaberg FE600, getting her running again...
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #201 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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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #202 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



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



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

 

cold nights = extra shop time.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #203 on: January 10, 2019, 10:01:37 am »
beautiful!  :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #204 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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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #205 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
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #206 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



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



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

 

cold nights = extra shop time.

 :motonoises:


That really is a sweet bike you have there Mark.  Wish I had your talent! :great:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #207 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
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #208 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:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #209 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.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #210 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.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #211 on: August 05, 2019, 03:33:38 pm »
I forgot about this thread.

You started it!   :rotflmao:      :beerchug:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #212 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.







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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #213 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)
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« Reply #214 on: August 05, 2019, 09:40:58 pm »
I forgot about this thread.

You started it!   :rotflmao:      :beerchug:

I know, right?  :rotflmao: :beerchug:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #215 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.










Pretty trick. Awesome talent.
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« Reply #216 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

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #217 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.
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« Reply #218 on: August 06, 2019, 09:22:55 am »
Excellent work on the rack Mark!  I like it! :great:
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« Reply #219 on: August 06, 2019, 01:53:52 pm »
thanks.  :beerchug:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #220 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!



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« Reply #221 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!
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #222 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.
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« Reply #223 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....
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #224 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...
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