What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    XT350 is my sons... not for sale... lol
  2. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    XT is my son's... not for sale... yet...lol

    I think I bought the oil cap on Amazon...
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  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Still farting around trying to get the motor back in my 640.
  4. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    So I did a shakedown ride to Bonavista this week and noticed some vibes when the GSA was revving over 4000. Yesterday I did a valve adjustment and though I tweaked the clearances it was merely to ensure they were spot on for a throttle body synch. Out with the Harmonizer and it was showing a bias to the left cylinder. After adjusting that the test ride out the highway today showed a smoother bike at speed. The throttle body shafts are worn though as is evident by the ticking noise when running it in the shed. A winter maintenance issue that should have been dealt with.
    When procrastination becomes a competitive sport I will be in medal contention.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
  5. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I’de be on the podium standing next to you.............
  6. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Rode from Fredericton to Dartmouth last night after work (430 km or so). Bike seemed a bit off for handling the last couple hundred kilometers but I attributed it to me being tired. Got up this morning with the intention of doing a coastal ride down the NS south shore but the rear tire was completely flat - nail in tire. Spent the morning trying to find a shop that would fix it. No luck so I bought a sticky string kit. So far so good but I will give it a day before I go very far. See nail that I pulled out - on sticker of kit in the photo.

    Was fortunate the nail didn't come out on the highway. I had aired it up to find the source and it rapidly deflated upon removal. Only 1200 km on Roadsmart III - less than 800 miles.
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Installed Shock Sox.

  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Motorcycle tires have been called bologna skins, they are about as puncture resistant as that too. Hate nails.
  9. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Still holding pressure; I think it will be OK. Although my preference is to do a patch plug, I have ridden my share of plugged tires to the end of their natural life. Will keep a close eye on it during the ride home.

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