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    Thread: What did you do to your motorcycle today?

    1. 07-31-2010 08:46 AM #51
      I have replaced burnt out headlight bulb and flushed coolant on my SV650

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      08-01-2010 07:49 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 04:06 AM #53
      Bought a new battery.. Hopefully this will get it going again

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      08-03-2010 01:42 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 03:33 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 09:36 PM #56
      sync'd the carbs on my wife's FZR600



      now it idles better

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      08-04-2010 10:25 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 11:25 AM #58
      Changed the battery, since the last one decided to die

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      08-05-2010 02:38 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 03:42 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 08:11 AM #61
      Relocated the turn signals so that I could put saddle bags on it.

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

    13. 08-07-2010 09:50 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 05:47 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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      for the last time, i'm not smoking meth with you

    15. 08-11-2010 09:34 PM #65
      im malaysian.owning kawasaki el250 1997.today, replace my carburator.

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

      new-to-me 1990 FZR600.

    17. 08-15-2010 12:04 PM #67
      Oil change and a bath. Then a nice joyride through the twisties


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      08-15-2010 01:06 PM #68
      Installed new Mustang Vintage Solo Seat and LaRosa Left Side Solo Bag.

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      08-15-2010 06:46 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.
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      It ain't easy being an overweight, uneducated, Sunfire driving whoop whooping clown.

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      08-17-2010 05:07 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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      10-13-2010 12:00 AM #71
      Haven't been on here in awhile. I have done a few things to my Honda but nothing major. A couple weeks ago, I replaced the battery. When I removed the side cover and was gaining access to the battery, I noticed that the hold-down bracket was missing (thanks, previous owner). So I ordered the part from the dealer. In the week that followed, I changed the oil and filter. Last week the part came in so I installed that. Now the battery is secure and won't move side to side while cornering.

      I have been riding this Honda for almost two years now and it has never let me down. It truly is a wonderful machine, but as I am 6'2" it is a bit uncomfortable during a long ride. I have always wanted to eventually move up into the 1000cc class of bikes as they are bigger and more powerful. After riding on 700 to 750cc sized bikes for around five years, I've decided the time to move up is now. So, today I officially purchased this:



      Coincidentally, this is actually one of the first motorcylces I learned to ride. Its a 2000 Kawasaki KZ1000P retired police bike (duh). It was in service in Oklahoma somewhere and auctioned off here in CA with only 36k miles on the odometer. In 2006 my girlfriend's dad bought it from the auction and taught me how to ride a motorcycle. It now has just over 38k miles on it but for the most part, it has been sitting in the garage and is used only a couple times a year. I always loved riding this bike and figured recently I could help out my girlfriend's dad by putting some cash in his pocket and buying myself a bigger bike at the same time.

      One battery, one oil change, two front fork seals and one tuneup later, the pinkslip changed hands and it is now ready to ride!
      -Bryan

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      10-13-2010 08:03 AM #72
      Began the complete teardown of everything after my green connector fried and left me on the pavement. Big things coming for the SV this winter. Slowly, very, very slowly

    23. 10-13-2010 08:38 AM #73
      hooked up my heated gear leads last night, starting to get cold enough for it

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      10-13-2010 09:19 AM #74
      went riding (last night), almost time for the fleece underpants and windstopper bala clava!

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      10-13-2010 01:04 PM #75
      more like what did my motorcycle do to me...



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