what have you done to your "bike" today

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by mik_str » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:24 pm

spent part of the day in the garage on my first meeting with bike since last fall
- replaced carb slides with new unmolested ones (previous ones had one normal size and one smaller lift hole so going to two full-size will allow them to lift more quickly, let`s see how that goes)
- reinforced area around screw holes on rear cowling (current one, new to me last year, is already showing small cracks)
- replaced rubber dust boot on the clutch MC (radial Brembo unit from Monster 1100)

have a few more odds and ends to do (repair small crack in fairing, replace front turn signals) but it was enough for one day; besides, roads are covered with sand here, leftovers from a long and snowy winter so am in no mad rush to get out just yet.... must say I am looking forward to getting the old girl out again....
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Wicky » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:10 pm

tony.mon wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:18 pm
With facilitation from Wicky.... :biggrin
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by MacV2 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm

Dragged Dresde out to the front...Removed the rearsets & replaced with std ones...
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Duffy1964 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:01 pm

Finally finished the fighters front end, and I’m pretty pleased with the look. ImageImageImage


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Post by tony.mon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:00 pm

The yellow patches on the mudguard are inspired; they break up the orange paint and really add interest.

Well done!

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Post by sirch345 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:25 pm

Nice one Duffy 8) :thumbup:

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Post by MacV2 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:28 pm

You lost me at the Skull...

I was gonna compliment it up to that point... :lol: :lol:
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by VTRDark » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:58 pm

Would you prefer it if it was Micky Mouse and the headlights where ears :lol: I must admit though Homer Simpson might have been more appropriate but I do kind of like the skull accept it's a bit common. A cuckoo clock would be a good one to have and every hour a little birdie pops it's head out a bit like sticking your tongue out at all the others on the road. Lets face it you've got to be mad to have a streetfighter.....cuckoo cuckoo :lol:
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by MacV2 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 am

Took Custurd out for a spin...Needed some suplies so went to Asda in Chatham...

Filled up on the way out & headed for Kent Bearings to order a set of bearings for shock linkage...

On me way there whilst observing the speed limit through the Medway tunnel I may of accidently set of a huge kill switch backfire !

Opened it up to go past a HGV to get into the left hand lane...

Is that a blue light in me mirror ?

Ooooppps !

Aproaching the roundabout the sirens go on...I turned left he turned right...Pheewwww!

Obviously there are bigger crimes than shi tting people up with a loud bang... :lol: :lol:
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Post by AMCQ46 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:55 am

Passed mot


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Post by Duffy1964 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:57 am

Nice one Mac

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Post by AMCQ46 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Mot all done


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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Beef » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:04 pm

MacV2 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 am
Took Custurd out for a spin...Needed some suplies so went to Asda in Chatham...

Filled up on the way out & headed for Kent Bearings to order a set of bearings for shock linkage...

On me way there whilst observing the speed limit through the Medway tunnel I may of accidently set of a huge kill switch backfire !

Opened it up to go past a HGV to get into the left hand lane...

Is that a blue light in me mirror ?

Ooooppps !

Aproaching the roundabout the sirens go on...I turned left he turned right...Pheewwww!

Obviously there are bigger crimes than shi tting people up with a loud bang... :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by AMCQ46 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:55 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Mot all done


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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by tony.mon » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:14 pm

OI! Less of the "old".....
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