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    Thread: What did you do to your motorcycle today?

    1. 07-14-2010 08:11 PM #36
      got a lot done on the ninja today.

      Pulled the carbs and completely cleaned them them. You couldn't see any light through the pilots when held up to the light. Also, realized that the PO had tried to ghetto wire an alarm into the stock wiring, so I pulled about 6lbs of useless wiring off. Finished up by lubing the throttle tube and adjusting the cables. Bike runs like a dream now...

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      07-15-2010 01:08 PM #37
      Put half a deep oil pan kit and two pistons into my Dnepr. At this rate, I'll be back on the road by 2012
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      07-15-2010 04:52 PM #38
      started making a new bracket for my subframe, which will hold the upper and lower tubes of the frame together and allow a tail plate to be mounted to it. i already had the tail plate mounted to the subframe, but not well enough apparently, cause it broke off the last time i rode it! that plate closes up the back of the bike and conceals all the wiring and stuff that i tucked into the subframe. take a look at this thread if you'd like to see my zx6r bobber build!

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      07-16-2010 11:23 AM #39
      sold it, haha.

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      07-16-2010 12:22 PM #40
      rebuilt the forks on the KTM
      well this is going to take some getting used too........

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      07-20-2010 10:16 PM #41
      Well, a couple weeks ago I noticed my valve cover gasket started leaking in one of the corners. Ordered a new one from my local Honda dealer and it came in today. Also, the oil filler cap/dipstick has had residual oil around it for some time. When I ordered the V/C gasket I asked the parts guy if there is "supposed to be an o-ring on the cap? Because there definitely isn't one." He said there has to be one there or it will leak.

      So, long story short: both special order parts came in today and I picked them up. I already replaced the o-ring on the oil filler cap but will probably wait to do the V/C gasket tomorrow or this weekend.

      -Bryan

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      07-20-2010 10:25 PM #42
      I took it out for the first time. It was amazing!

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      07-21-2010 08:08 AM #43
      Slapped on a pair of Progressive 412's on the rear and Progressive spring kit in the front with 10 wt. oil.....mmmmmm.

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      07-22-2010 03:40 AM #44
      Changed the oil, replaced the battery & gave it a good cleanup in prep for the ride down to Monterey tomorrow. Woot!
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    10. 07-22-2010 04:59 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by iflygti View Post
      changed the oil, replaced the battery & gave it a good cleanup in prep for the ride down to monterey tomorrow. Woot! :p

      jealous!!!!

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      07-22-2010 08:21 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by BoomChic View Post
      jealous!!!!
      x2, I live within 45min of Monterey but I have to work this weekend
      Always seems to happen during the race weekend out there...
      -Bryan

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      07-28-2010 05:29 PM #47
      I always plan one of my vaca weeks around the GP. Gives me a couple days to get isht ready & ride down, and a few days after to get home & unwind before returing to the grind. And let me add; the weather was amazing down there. Couldn't have planned it better if I'd tried. Great racing to boot, and I got to see people I haven't seen since last year's race. Just need to get the dates so I can put in for next year.
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      07-28-2010 07:06 PM #48
      Today I changed out the non working speedo drive and speedo cable with a second hand unit I pick up for cheap. I also pick up some vinyl in order to recover the damaged seat. Need to pick up a staple gun to finish that off next week.


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      07-29-2010 01:20 AM #49
      Pretty much rechecked every bolt to see if it was at spec after my wreck two days ago. Tried to get the frame slider off but ran out of time. Rode the pants off it in the rain because the weather channel lied to me. Found out why my rear brake light hasn't been working, as well as the horn.


      Need to check the valves, change the coolant, oil, bleed and change front brakes, and start getting it prepped for the ice cream paint job that has been in the works.

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      07-30-2010 11:25 AM #50
      Ordered tank bag, side cases, top case and gel seat for the Dorsoduro today.

    16. 07-31-2010 09:46 AM #51
      I have replaced burnt out headlight bulb and flushed coolant on my SV650

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      08-01-2010 08:49 AM #52
      Installed new 5.5" pullback risers, grips/footpegs/shifter peg, running light eyelids, black 2009 derby cover and inspection plate as well as a black JD timing cover. The results....




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      08-02-2010 05:06 AM #53
      Bought a new battery.. Hopefully this will get it going again

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      08-03-2010 02:42 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by modular View Post
      ^^That bike looks better every time I see it. Keep up the good work

      As for my bike, today I finally had a chance to take care of that pesky oil leak from the failed valve cover gasket. After I got home from work, I let the bike cool down; then rolled it into the garage, hooked my iPod up to some speakers, selected "Godsmack" and got to work!

      Didn't take too long; the hardest part was sneaking the valve cover with new gasket between the frame rail and valvetrain. Here are some pics of the progress:

      Ewwwww!


      For those of you curious to know what the valvetrain of a DOHC Honda CB750 looks like, here ya go:


      Nice and clean again!
      -Bryan

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      08-03-2010 04:33 PM #55
      Stripped the xs750 the other day. Its surprising that it took me about 2-3 hours to pull everything off, when it took a hell of a lot longer to put that bitch together.

      Sad to see it stripped to the frame, motor, and wheels.
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      08-03-2010 10:36 PM #56
      sync'd the carbs on my wife's FZR600

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      now it idles better

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      08-04-2010 11:25 PM #57
      accidentally stoppied it (not much and not on purpose, the guy in front of me hit the brakes very hard). it was kind of cool except scared the **** out of me

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      08-05-2010 12:25 PM #58
      Changed the battery, since the last one decided to die

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      08-05-2010 03:38 PM #59
      What did I do to my bike today: TOTAL IT

      Pics to come, still sore, need rest...

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      08-05-2010 04:42 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      accidentally stoppied it (not much and not on purpose, the guy in front of me hit the brakes very hard). it was kind of cool except scared the **** out of me
      Been there/done that, with pretty much the same results.

      @ KeiCar; damn, I'm sorry to hear that. Hope the recovery doesn't take too long. Update us when you feel like sharing the pix/circumstances
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      08-07-2010 09:11 AM #61
      Relocated the turn signals so that I could put saddle bags on it.

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      08-07-2010 09:25 PM #62
      Went for a short ride thru the Gila River Indian Reservation.

    28. 08-07-2010 10:50 PM #63
      rode 130 miles. plan to ride again tomorrow, and do 100mi every day before I leave the country on vacation, on wednesday. If I do that, i'll be at 2500mi for my first riding season.

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      08-08-2010 06:47 AM #64
      not today but last weekend, bought a new helmet to replace my crappy m2r that i got for free, and quite a step up i might add







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    30. 08-11-2010 10:34 PM #65
      im malaysian.owning kawasaki el250 1997.today, replace my carburator.

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      08-12-2010 01:04 AM #66
      brought my new bike home.

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    32. 08-15-2010 01:04 PM #67
      Oil change and a bath. Then a nice joyride through the twisties


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      08-15-2010 07:46 PM #69
      About finished the cb360, need to snipe a sidecover to finish it, so if anyone has any leads on one let me know.

      Almost torched the XS850 today trying to get it started. Haven't cleaned anything yet, just wanted to see if it ran/turned over/made the right noises. Welp the carbs overflowed a bit and pissed onto the top of the tranny case, got it running for a few seconds, it dies and backfires, fire erupts all over the top of the cases. Fire extinguisher to the rescue. No harm no foul.
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      08-17-2010 06:07 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by UBER KUHL View Post
      Oil change and a bath. Then a nice joyride through the twisties
      i have those same sliders on my 929, i like the look over the standard vortex fare
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