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    Thread: What did you do to your motorcycle today?

    1. 03-18-2011 03:23 AM #151
      Waiting on parts from powder coating.


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      03-24-2011 08:54 PM #152
      Pulled it out of the heated storage building, got pissed that it wouldn't start up, got the tools to fix take it apart, charged it, still wouldn't start, got starting fluid, started like a charm. Rode my ass off for 45 minutes while its 30 degrees out.


      Battery won't hold charge because its smoked, or my rectifier is gonzo. Need to look into it before my trip next month.

      Upstate NY to Deals Gap. 3 rockets, back is going to hurt.
      Looking for Middle Tennessee GTG's. Hit me up.

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      03-24-2011 09:21 PM #153
      Put it up on stands, removed the forks getting ready to install new seals tomorrow. Woo.

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      03-24-2011 10:35 PM #154
      tightened the chain, cleaned and lubed the chain.

      replaced a frankenclamp on the exhaust

      with a jegs clamp


      put some aprilia mirrors on

      much sturdier than **** ebay koso's


      put teckgrips on


      discovered the previous owner left me a hidden rusty dent in the tank (under the seat)


      stitched up a crack in the rear plastics



      and moved the throttle 1cm to the right (for some reason there was a cm of handlebar to the right of the throttle tube previously
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      That's too bad but, VWVortex said so... so you have to do it now.

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      03-24-2011 11:25 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      south mtn?

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      03-25-2011 04:07 AM #156
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      south mtn?
      Yep. It was my first time there.

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      03-25-2011 08:17 AM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      discovered the previous owner left me a hidden rusty dent in the tank (under the seat)

      That....is not cool. But it doesn't look that bad. I would sand down that section of the tank, straighten it out as much as possible and hit it with some primer. That part of the tank is hidden by the seat/side panels.

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      03-25-2011 08:38 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWraith View Post
      That....is not cool. But it doesn't look that bad. I would sand down that section of the tank, straighten it out as much as possible and hit it with some primer. That part of the tank is hidden by the seat/side panels.
      that's what i'm planning. worst case, i can just cut that area off since all that part does is help hold the side-cover
      Demokratikally Elekted Fist Lieutenant of the Outside Cavalry of the Independent People's Republik of Offtopikstan
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      That's too bad but, VWVortex said so... so you have to do it now.

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      03-25-2011 08:52 AM #159
      Finally finished my winters SV1k build, took pictures, and rode it for a couple hours.









      GSF400 build begins as soon as I get back from Scotland.

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      03-25-2011 08:53 AM #160
      digging the stripple fairing and gixxer forks
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      03-25-2011 11:00 PM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      digging the stripple fairing and gixxer forks
      Indeed, that is an awesome 1k! Love it!


      Just finished the fork seals on my bike. Inverted forks aren't near as scary as people make them sound.

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      03-26-2011 04:27 AM #162
      Got a battery for the new to me XJR1300 (it's a 2003 bike, sold new in 2005, never registered... got it with 12.8 kms on the clock), started it up and rode it around the block...

      I also ordered a set of OEM look alike mirrors (left mirror is broken) and a supply of oil filters from the UK. Unbelievable that each oil filter is $16 at the dealership and a champion filter only $6 from the UK... As I'm already paying 20 GBP for shipping I also took the chance to order brake pads for my XT660 and one oil filter, I like to keep 2 spare filters and right now I only have one for the XT.

      Also ordered a can of "Blue-Job" as one of the headers is yellow ish and the other has a bit of bluing... Which got worse after riding it around the block, seems that the carbs need some work... I'll drain the tank as the gas is probably 1 year old and add 5 liters of fresh gas with two bottles of injector cleaner, I hope that takes care of the dirty carbs.

    13. 03-26-2011 05:51 PM #163
      rode it 59 miles home in 31 degree weather.
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      03-27-2011 10:37 PM #164
      Tried to find it.

      Haven't found it yet. Soon though, I will find my bike and it WILL be mine.
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      03-28-2011 09:27 AM #165
      Nothing, I figure if I'm lucky it will only be at the dealer for another 2 weeks. It has been in since February 12th.
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      03-28-2011 12:30 PM #166
      Bought a set of Pirelli Diablo Supersports off of Cyclegear for $180 shipped

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      03-28-2011 01:10 PM #167
      Made this



      Look like this

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      03-29-2011 01:09 PM #168
      waited on parts yet again.
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    19. 03-29-2011 02:42 PM #169


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      Got the bikes out and tuned them up

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      03-29-2011 03:57 PM #170
      Called Kawasaki, **** them.
      Called the dealership it at again, so so.
      About to call the DMV / Department of consumer protection (lemon law)
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      03-29-2011 07:11 PM #171
      wheel tape on the VFR


    22. 03-30-2011 02:04 AM #172
      Finally got my custom built ammo cans mounted. Digging it.

      Last edited by JoeArlo; 03-30-2011 at 02:06 AM.

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      03-30-2011 11:29 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Amdek View Post
      wheel tape on the VFR



      Are those factory wings on the side covers and tank? Looks good!
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      Chipped 1.8t with huge exhausts are race cars.

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      03-30-2011 01:29 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by gti5124 View Post


      Are those factory wings on the side covers and tank? Looks good!
      nope! My friend does signage work and has a vinyl cutting machine, just drew up a sketch on the computer and had the machine do the cutting. Applying them wasn't much fun but they are holding up great

    25. 03-30-2011 02:15 PM #175
      I just bought my first bike as a project It's a 1980 Honda 650. Currently looks beat, and is missing a gas tank. So it is a project. I will try to get it running after the tank is on, and then will start adding all of my parts.

      I will soon be picking up a set of new forks, triple trees, risers, handlebars, and a headlight. Is there anywhere I can get a new ignition system w/ a key also? I just don't have tons of money to be buying a good bike THEN customizing it, so I went with this path. I don't even have my license so I'm not even worried about riding it any time soon lol.

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