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    Thread: What did you do to your motorcycle today?

    1. Member LiveToRide08's Avatar
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      01-13-2011 11:25 PM #106
      put my 1994 gsxr750w up for sale but keep getting tire kickers an low ballers wondering if i should keep my old beast

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      01-14-2011 10:55 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by gsxr75094 View Post
      put my 1994 gsxr750w up for sale but keep getting tire kickers an low ballers wondering if i should keep my old beast

      Take your time. Took me about a month to sell my old SV for the price I wanted. Put it up on multiple sites and also remember it's worth more to you than to someone else.

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      01-14-2011 01:27 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by gsxr75094 View Post
      put my 1994 gsxr750w up for sale but keep getting tire kickers an low ballers wondering if i should keep my old beast

      CL dude, big pictures (HTML links) not the little thumbnails CL lets you upload and keep at it!

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      01-16-2011 06:25 PM #109
      I rode the monster through one of my favorite roads.




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      01-25-2011 08:58 PM #110
      My rear fender got delivered today, so I placed it on the back tire and snapped a picture.


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      01-26-2011 05:41 AM #111

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      01-26-2011 12:43 PM #112
      Ordered a new chain and sproket kit, frame sliders, and a new rear shock. Probably won't install until the garage gets above 40 degrees though, haha.

    8. 01-26-2011 01:23 PM #113
      I went out to the garage, disconnected the battery charger and started the engine.

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      02-03-2011 01:51 PM #114
      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)
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    10. 02-03-2011 05:09 PM #115
      Installed an air filter that has been on order for some time, buttoned the bike back up, test-ran the engine, and checked that item off the to-do list: "Done"!

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      02-10-2011 04:03 PM #116

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      02-11-2011 07:44 PM #117
      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.

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      02-11-2011 11:37 PM #118
      Nothing .....


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      02-13-2011 01:33 AM #119

      installed HID's high and low, new fairing to replace a cracked one and a set of frame sliders

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      02-13-2011 06:48 PM #120
      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.


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      02-13-2011 11:36 PM #121
      shoveled out a path, drove it home from my buddies house, best ride I've had this year!

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      02-14-2011 03:12 AM #122
      Rode into work tonight. It was 78 degrees during the day and its supposed to be the same tomorrow.

      I'll see how it feels when I ride home in the morning.....

      Last edited by Sizzla; 02-14-2011 at 07:18 AM.

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      02-27-2011 11:30 PM #123
      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

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    19. 02-27-2011 11:42 PM #124
      This weekend:

      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.

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      02-28-2011 10:03 AM #125
      nothing, still at the dealership.
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      02-28-2011 08:07 PM #126
      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.

    22. 02-28-2011 08:15 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by kerridwen View Post
      Yesterday I cleaned the calipers on the SV1000 as the brakes were squeaking.
      Do you use any kind of "brake disc quiet" compound in there between the caliper and the pad, or just severely clean things?

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      02-28-2011 10:29 PM #128
      My fiance showed me a video of the summer and I could hear my bike rumbling in the background of the video so I had to go up to the storage building and top it off with 93 again... it was already full.


      I hate upstate ny winters.

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      03-01-2011 12:47 AM #129
      Rode it into work tonight. May be a little chilly in the AM but meh.....

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      03-02-2011 05:08 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by David Mays View Post
      Do you use any kind of "brake disc quiet" compound in there between the caliper and the pad, or just severely clean things?
      Just clean the heck out of them. I cleaned the caliper, the tin things that keep the pads from moving, retaining pin and every piston.

      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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      03-02-2011 06:31 PM #131
      changed chain and sprockets.... then proceeded to drop the bike in the driveway. Someone shoot me

    27. 03-02-2011 09:21 PM #132
      Replaced a cracked crankcase breather hose.

      Next up - replace the fuel filter. Need a way to pump the fuel from the tank first.

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      03-02-2011 09:38 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by Amdek View Post
      changed chain and sprockets.... then proceeded to drop the bike in the driveway. Someone shoot me
      Sucks dude, sorry to hear that. Hopefully it isn't damaged too bad.

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      03-02-2011 09:52 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWraith View Post
      Sucks dude, sorry to hear that. Hopefully it isn't damaged too bad.
      minus my damaged ego, only a scratch on the bar end and mirror

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      03-02-2011 10:12 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by Amdek View Post
      minus my damaged ego, only a scratch on the bar end and mirror
      Well, that's good. Assuming they are black, you can touch them up with paint. Spray some into a cup and use a q-tip to fill in the scratches.

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      03-03-2011 05:58 AM #136
      Just got in from a short ride thru the city testing out the new A* suit that I got after sending the last one back because I ordered the wrong size.

      This new one fits a lot better and feels great on the bike at speed.

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      03-03-2011 03:15 PM #137
      Last edited by 96GTI8v; 03-03-2011 at 03:19 PM.

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      03-03-2011 08:49 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by 96GTI8v View Post
      ouch dude, knee looks painful.

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      03-03-2011 09:04 PM #139
      newbie here...

      - 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)


      excited.
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    35. 03-03-2011 09:18 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
      - Finally picked up the gear i need to start riding! (new helmet, jacket, gloves).. Had some boots. Still would like some pants
      Go look at the pics from 96GTI8v above and you'll stop thinking about pants and just buy them.

      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.
      http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ber-Pants.aspx

      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.

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