What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    I had flush mounts on my 2006 CBR 600 and had some close calls also. I ended up sourcing a pair of the CBR 1000 mirrors with integrated signal/running lights, and adapting them to fit the 600 RR. Made a big improvement in the visibility for oncoming traffic in intersections, especially on bright days

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  2. keith

    keith Member

    Smart move!
     
  3. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Flush mounts were installed by the previous owner and they really didn’t cut it on brighter days. The 1000RR mirrors contained running lights as well which increased night time vis
     
  4. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    New rear tire for the FJ-09. The one that came off only lasted one season. Installed a new SW-Motech tank bag too.
     
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  5. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Today I decided to swap my GSA sidestand back to the original as I did not trust the replacement adjustable one that snapped while attempting to break the bead on a Tiger rear tire. I found it after spending a silly amount of time tearing my shed apart earlier this week so I cleaned and painted it and allowed the paint to cure for a few days in the furnace room.
    First I had to remove the side-stand safety switch held in by a "Jesus clip". You might think this is a design that BMW has mastered but all makes and models have one of these somewhere. Pryed it off with a small flat head screwdriver and "PING"....it was gone. Spent an inordinate amount of time searching and crawling around on the floor and looking at all the air-cooling fins but to no avail. Where could that Jesus clip be. Gave up and ordered a new pivot bolt and clip but of course I could not give up looking.
    Finally I went and found a few snap rings in town to fit but what a waste of time on a sunny day.
     
  6. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    If I added up all the hours spent looking for errant nuts, bolts, washers, clips, and fasteners, I would have brought my stuff to the Dealer instead. Luckily I value my time at $0.00 per hour, and am pleased with the knowledge gained nonetheless. Plus the hours spent in the garage seem to have no ill affect on the Mrs. ;)
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Installed a new rear TKC80 on the varadero. And as a bonus, I got to fork out more cash for a set of rear brake pads. A huge shout out to Q, Terry and Honda One for saving my day one of my vacation (especially on a Friday of a long weekend).
     
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  8. keith

    keith Member

    Ya, the b'ys are the best in the business!
     
  9. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I worked there with Q and Terry and Bill in the late 80s. Salt of the earth.
     
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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I created my bike again today, my 4 week trip ended after 2 days of riding and 3 days camped out waiting for businesses to reopen. Damn!
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Member

    Sorry to hear that Mike. Got any pearls to cast for anyone heading North?
     
  12. Bob

    Bob Member

  13. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Brand new chain put on the CB500F. Spent a great hour or so riding the side roads with my son so he could get use to the bike.
     
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  14. keith

    keith Member

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  15. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Did the APS (TPS) adjustment on the fly by wire throttle on the FJ-09 today. Hopefully it will improve the small throttle opening snatch the bike has. I also put a little fly screen on the CB500F on Friday. Takes the wind blast off the chest and looks pretty good too.
     
  16. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Installed a new regulator/rectifier in the Big Ruckus today. 'Twern't cheap nor easy to come by (backorder) but being such a rare bird the parts are not plentiful via aftermarket or used. I missed the versatility and fuel economy.
     
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  17. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    An oil change and rear diff fluid change for the Japanese girl yesterday. Got a new air filter to be installed as well but wasn’t in the mood to pull the tank and associated plastics to install. The old one wasn’t terrible when I checked a few thousand kms ago so I think I’ll wait til I have more time. Ready to head back east to the Avalon today after I fill the luggage with items that will make my summer in the big city a little more bearable.
     

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