Almost done with the head gasket job, building a custom mount for a new headlight, working on wiring. Hopefully have it riding in a week.
got it up on the centerstand all by myself for the first time ever. Also really worked on downshifting while braking. I want to ride like my track star buddy in the US. I want to be smooth and good.
nsr: ziptied all the things. it's way ghetto now. i forgot to to take pics though
romano258's track bike: stop-drilled and ziptied some cracks in the fairings, pulled wheels off so he can get tires mounted, replaced clutch lever and perch, replaced windscreen, cured sticky throttle, found some rotted fuel line and fixed that,
Splitting the cases on my 2010 YZ450F tonight. The rod seized on the crank. About a month ago it dropped a valve, that then hit the piston. Apparently it damaged the big end rod bearing and it took a few rides to completely give up. Bike only has 150 hours with religious oil changes and air filter cleanings. Good news is I can ride my wife's YZ125 this weekend. That bike is such a blast.
Finally got around to installing an exhaust I picked up earlier in the week. FMF Apex slip-on, excellent bump in the mid range and a 10lbs loss on the weight savings. Race ECM from EBR will be here Tuesday along with a K&N filter. Not many more days/weeks for riding. Got the quiet core inserted, but she still hums loud enough to need ear foamies...
Since picking up the 1994 GS500 Saturday I have installed a 2005 Katana rear shock, Superbike bars, Pro Grip 699's, EBC HH pads front and rear, oil/filter change, flushed brake fluid and threw some misc. cosmetic do-dads at it.
This should be a fun little bike.
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I installed a pair of Fastaway Evo F3 pivoting pegs on Friday night while burning the midnight oil and then followed-up with a long dirt ride on Saturday.
It was 35 miles to the dirt, two long technical sections marred with huge rocks, four stream crossings, tons of sand and all the things that make it difficult to manuver a 450 pound motorcycle through. It was fun though and next time I will need to take my GoPro with me.
rode to work and almost turned into a popsicle. It was 26 degrees with windchill this morning. I need some fall/winter gear to make it through my 14 mile ride to work. i had on 3 shirts a fleece and my jacket, had a hat on under my helmet and that kept me warm but my leather summer gloves were not enough my hands froze.
Ordered a new rubber thingy for my shifter. Rode to work, it was 2.5°C out. Silk liners in the gloves made a big difference.
Neck socks make a HUGE difference in staying warm, even away from the neck area.
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Im missing out on a killer deal today on a 93 zx7 cuz i have no spare $$$ and the guy isnt interested in trades. it needs a battery and carb work for $800 but looks super clean. would have been a nice upgrade from my 92 600 since mine is a little rough cosmetically.
almost finished moving to my new "playpen" (garage) closer to my home.
twice the space, no garage-mate, and <5 minutes drive.
Did the little rubber thingy on the shifter, and int he process thought 2hey, I should change the position". Erm, that will get set back to what it was before tonight. Too much ankle extension required to get my toe under the shifter.
Neck socks are awesome. I have a bunch, so I can color coordinate with my work suits.
I need to order so many rubber parts for my Nighthawk. Peg boots, shifter, cush drives... I know I have at least one cush that's mush. I can feel the issue. It's really unnerving.
Really want to pick up some new tires this month, but I KNOW I'll have to wait until December. Tell you what I'm not doing: ordering tires from the local dealer. 3x the price of online?