What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by fortech, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 Member

    So the clutch fix didn't fix the slipping, now I think the problem is at least one warped clutch plate. I didn't get to the water pump as I don't have a torque wrench with a low enough range just yet. Now I just need to get home long enough to to get back at them.

    As for lights I love the look of the Clearwaters, I'm pretty sure Chuck swears by his.
     
  2. Trash

    Trash Member

    Added Touratech hand guard spoilers, and Maier front and rear fender extensions to try and keep the engine and swingarm from getting road blasted. May not look pretty, but they sure make cleanup easier!
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Active Member

    I washed the Varadero this afternoon. Temps just above freezing so it was a good day for it. Just gotta watch out for the thin layer of water on the steps just off the driveway. Boy, that got slippery fast.
     
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Member

    Safety third!
     
  5. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    I have been driving my ST to work most days recently. Finally took time to wash it on Friday evening. I received WIPE NEW for my birthday back in Sept and have not had the opportunity to use it as bike has not been washed!! I have to say, the product is fabulous so far. Took my old grayed plastics back to almost like new condition in just one simply wipe. Supposed to last quite a long time. I don't usually believe what I read on internet or you tube but b/c my plastics were in such bad shape I reviewed many products and spent the $25 for about 60 mls of this magic juice. My bike plastics look almost new again. Well worth the money so far. Anyone else use it here?
     
  6. HunterSon

    HunterSon Member

    I think it may be oil based. I was told that some off skintastic would make old hazy plastic headlight covers look new again and sure enough it cleared them right up. Until I washed the car again. If it lasts a washing or two then it is probably worth the money.
     
  7. Trash

    Trash Member

    IMG_0136.JPG I was led to believe that the black Vario top case off my old F700GS would fit on my new R1200GS. It eventually became apparent that I would have to make my own custom bracket to make it happen. A trip to the scrap yard 25 miles away produced a hunk of aluminum diamond plate which they cut to rough size and sold to me for a whopping $4.00. Unbelievable!
    After much fine tuning, I finished the project today. Total investment $17.00. Lucky I don't charge myself an hourly rate for the labor!
     
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  8. TonisToo

    TonisToo Member

    Pretty sweet. You should paint "Touratech" on it somewhere so it looks legit when parked.
     
  9. Trash

    Trash Member

    Funny Guy!
    Touratech has a way of announcing their presence without needing any help from me.
    I was only a little horrified to discover their logo on the spoilers I added to the OEM BMW handguards.
     
  10. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Member

    Went for a ride on Sunday then came home, changed the oil then tucked it away for winter. I wasn't riding much lately anyway so figured I may as well take advantage of the nice day for one final ride. Washed all my gear as well. Last year for this helmet so I'll look around over the winter for a new one.
     
  11. keith

    keith Member

    Went for a ride yesterday. Hit some shaded ice. Almost went down. Went home. Put away bike for winter. Changed underwear.
     
  12. murph

    murph Active Member

    Put my Hippo Hands on the GSA. Dug my heated jacket liner out of storage. Cleaned the power cord connections for it and tested it on the commute home.
    A cold ride on the highway last week made me realize I was not using the stuff I had accumulated over the years.
     
  13. Trash

    Trash Member

    I feel a little cheated by the early onslaught of Winter here in the North Woods, what with a new bike and all, but like Keith, when the black ice becomes prevalent, it is time to throw in the towel for the Season. Measured in the Sta-bil and topped off the fuel tank with fresh ethanol free 91 octane. There are still a couple new farkles in transit, so the cover is a little premature, but with more sub-freezing high temperatures predicted for the weekend, it won’t be long.

    I will be riding along in spirit with the reports here.
    Keep them coming for as long as possible...
     
  14. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Member

    Installed a starter setting plate on my CB350. Not a big deal to install but this little plate was preventing me from finishing up the engine. When I finishing up the left side of the engine a week ago I noticed that it was not correct and looked like someone just hand made it, a real hack job. The engine was opened up before by a previous owner so no real surprise, old bikes always have some secrets. Asked about the correct plate on a forum for these bikes that I've been a member on for years and someone from Seattle, Washington had an extra one and popped it in the mail for me. Amazing help since it now allows me to finish off the engine. Its a great forum with very helpful and generous members. The internet and motorcycle communities can make the world seem so small sometimes.

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