What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    I took my baby out for the first time this year. Half hour ride around CBS, lots of sand and gravel to watch our for but I could not wipe the smile off my face for most of the day. Let the riding begin. I wanna park my truck soooo badly.
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  2. Backdraft

    Backdraft Member

    ^^^^ :)
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  3. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    Here's the latest iteration on the DR. The DR is often called a "bush pig". I'm thinking this is more of a "bush rat". Certainly fits the bill as a rat bike anyhow. I had a little snag as I dropped it off the stand and broke the windscreen. now it's even more ratty. There's many more things to putz about with and tweak but she's rideable for now.

  4. RossKean

    RossKean Member

    I managed to get out on the Thursday before Easter for a couple hours or so for the first time this year - later than usual. That's it so far. Hoping to get out later this week.
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  5. Shel

    Shel New Member

    Got some front and rear stands coming so I can do some planned maintenance like change the oil, flush mount signals up front, integrated taillight, fender eliminator, flash relay. I wanna replace my hand grips (just for aesthetic purposes), but I don't like the idea of having to cut the OEM grips off the bike to do it. I'll post some before/after pix when I get the other stuff done.
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Try a blast of compressed air. I've done it before and worked perfectly.
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I need new grips for my 525
  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Member

    Just put a new battery in the WRX. The original has been there since 2009 and is a little tired. It was tiny and expensive but Atlantic Rec made it worth my while to replace it with an OEM.
  9. Littlepeter

    Littlepeter Member

    If the original lasted that long I think you made the right choice!
  10. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Changed the air filter in the Big Ruckus today. She was a little sluggish (I know it is a scooter and it is all relative). It was contaminated with oil from the crankcase vent.
    The foam filter for the induction fan for the drive pulley was dusty as well and had some leaves in it so I bet the dirt out of it as best I could. This keeps the drive belt from overheating and shortening the lifespan of it.
    Changed the rear brake fluid through the front caliper. Odd way to do it but was easier than bleeding the rear because the lever is up on the bars where the clutch is on a bike.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I'm in the middle of refilling the front brakes and bleeding them after caliper service. Damned slow processs, I should buy a bleeder for sure.
  12. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Got that done, it took awhile! Lever feel is good, going for a test ride later.

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