did nothing to mine... sigh...
wanted to get out into the garage and put it back together, but by the time I got the munchkin to bed, I had a headache and didn't feel like it. grrr.
Tonight for sure (maybe)
I have to laugh when someone calls me an a*****e. I've been called far worse than that.
- Gordon Ramsay
Started both work bikes, H-D FLHP's, a '93 and a '94.
They've been in the unheated shed since early December after being given a squrt of Sta-Bil and getting attached to their tenders. Batteries were strong and the carbed bikes each fired after 4 or 5 four second cranks with lots of enrichener and throttle pumping.
Everyone said I smelled like gasoline for the rest of the day.
Next ride = St. Pats Parade.
I f-n rode it! I was riding from the shop to the garage at home which is 8 miles....that turned into 40. Man, it was nice out. I do see a Corbin saddle in my immediate future....I lasted about 30 minutes on that plank of a stock seat before my butt started protesting.
Man this thread needs some new life. Bought the double bubble windscreen I've been thinking about since I bought this bike. Took a little over an hour but that was basically with me guessing on how I was getting thing back on again as I really couldn't find any model specific instructions.
Also my brother the model
New plugs & air filter
Found cracked crankcase breather hose & ordered replacement
Took off rear wheel, rear shock, rear caliper to check some things out
Adjusted the rear shock to the correct setting
Checked final drive & gearbox oil levels
I'm amazed at how comprehensive BMW's included tool kit is, and what all you can do with it.
Yesterday I cleaned the calipers on the SV1000 as the brakes were squeaking. The brake pads were still good, and it would squeak when there was no force applied to the brake lever, pull the brake lever a bit and the squeaking was gone, so that meant that the brake pads and/or caliper pistons were sticking.
I also installed a set of Chinese "pazzo" look alike levers. I can't understand the hype around those levers, they weight as much as the OEM levers (maybe the real Pazzo levers are lighter?), they are not more adjustable than the OEM levers and the OEM levers were more comfortable to me. On the bright side I was surprised by the quality of the Chinese levers, fit and finish was perfect and they look cool.
But now I regret buying them. I should have gone with the folding levers, not much more expensive and they actually have a purpose.
I don't care if the brakes squeak when braking, it's normal with hard pads, and it's also normal to hear the pads grinding on the rotor. But I hated that the brakes were squeaking when I wasn't braking, and that meant that something was a bit stuck, either a piston that was not retracting or the pad was not moving.
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- Finally picked up the gear i need to start riding! (new helmet, jacket, gloves).. Had some boots. Still would like some pants
- emailed training center to get dates - booking my course for a weekend in May on Tuesday of next week (need to sort date out with another guy taking it)
(o)\_|_/(o) 1974 Standard Beetle | 2007 Honda CBR600rr | 2006 MINI Cooper S JCW 1/64 CE | 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
I got a set of "Tourmaster Caliber" pants from MotorcycleSuperstore.com for $144. They're not the best thing in the world, but I'm sure they're a hell of a lot better than jeans.
Point being, you don't have to break the bank to get at least minimal protection. One visit to the ER for stitches would cost you more than the pants.