what have you done to your "bike" today

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

Post by thelens » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:56 pm

fabiostar wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 am
finished, i win, step away from it Robert :lol: :lol:


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Looks bloody superb too :D
Much better being a biker than owning bike bits :lol:
Looks like you built yourself a genuine head turner ! :D

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

Post by freeridenick » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:29 pm

Beef wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm
freeridenick wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Beef wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm
I wanted to get the bike right for Cadwell Pk in Sept!
It's sorted now :D
Ah! It's you. I knew there was someone else going. PS weekend job right?
Yup, you got it 15 & 15 Sept :cool2

Be good to meet you :thumbup:
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Commando77 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:10 pm

Can't ride for a few weeks so decided to pull the forks for paint, k-tech springs and the rebound needle mod. Learned that 1mm drill bits are delicate and seal doesn't slide hammer out with the stanchion if the internals are still bolted in place 🙄. Still, seems no damage done.

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

Post by freeridenick » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:40 pm

Took it to Oulton and had a crap time. I had a slide on the sighting laps, off on the grass in the second session then had a guy bin it in front of me in the third, I ended up in the gravel. Sat out the four session then packed up and went home. The only plus was I didn't drop it.

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

Post by MacV2 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm

Had a new rear installed on Custurd...

Many miles of A2 squared the oldun off somewhat...
Lowering the tone since 2007...

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

Post by Kev L » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:15 pm

Got back from holiday last night, so decided to get the bike MoT’d. It was due on the 7th but we travelled then so it didn’t happen. Normally I’d do the normal minimal quick checks, tootaling the horn tunefully (as per Honda owners handbooks circa 1965!) flashing the lights etc. I know the bikes sound after all.
Anyway get to the testers and he’s just bought a nice 1956 Matchless 500 twin jampot, pretty little bike in nice nick, lots of chatting about his other 14 bikes and eventually my bike gets looked over. “The horns not working” says he, I bend down to reconnect the leads and “that’s because it’s not there, it’s fecked off!” Christ knows how or when, but it’s dropped off somewhere.
Luckily I had a spare at home from when I swapped out the Storm front end for the blade. So a nice simple fix. The bikes getting like me, bits dropping off!
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by fabiostar » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:33 pm

took the blue one out a spin. new engine new blah blah blah the whole nine yards...


you wont believe this but.................................its jsu the same as its been the last 5 months. same problems same revs running like a bag of shite even tho nothing from the bike before is on it......
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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

Post by Duffy1964 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm

WTF?


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Re: what have you done to your

Post by fabiostar » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 pm

Duffy1964 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
WTF? Image


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is right. the only thing now thats the same is the tyres. and it cant be them. it run for two days and back to the same :eek2 :eek2 ... this has finished me this time,,,,, of to scotland in the morning on the aprilia to have a ball riding my bike....beer already strapped on and good to go
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Re: what have you done to your

Post by sirch345 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:48 pm

fabiostar wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Duffy1964 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
WTF? Image


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is right. the only thing now thats the same is the tyres. and it cant be them. it run for two days and back to the same :eek2 :eek2 ... this has finished me this time,,,,, of to scotland in the morning on the aprilia to have a ball riding my bike....beer already strapped on and good to go
No way :cry:

Whats left :?: the only thing I can think of is the fuel tank :crazy:

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Re: what have you done to your

Post by popkat » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:08 pm

sirch345 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:48 pm
fabiostar wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Duffy1964 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
WTF? Image


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is right. the only thing now thats the same is the tyres. and it cant be them. it run for two days and back to the same :eek2 :eek2 ... this has finished me this time,,,,, of to scotland in the morning on the aprilia to have a ball riding my bike....beer already strapped on and good to go
No way :cry:

Whats left :?: the only thing I can think of is the fuel tank :crazy:

Chris.

Good point, didn't all this start not long after finishing the tank Rob ?. blocked breather, insufficient breather, no breather ?




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

Post by fabiostar » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:59 pm

in the past its had 3 different tanks from 3 running bikes on it.... i just pulled the carbs and they did look a bit dirty but fook it im of to Scotland in the morning and with any luck somebody will steal it before i get back :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

its Aprilia time.. :Stewy:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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

Post by Commando77 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:26 pm

Fabiostars' problems make my cam timing headscratching after a case split look nothing. Does sound like fuel supply. Could a pipe be collapsing when hot, getting partly crushed?
Finished the forks rebuild and they do feel nicer, can't wait to road test them.

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

Post by tony.mon » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 pm

I got my previously cleaned bike out of the van in Leeds and hot it very very dirty.
What's the point?
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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

Post by budd » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:04 pm

fabiostar wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:59 pm


its Aprilia time.. :Stewy:
you know it makes sense :thumbup:
I've now gone all Europen and bought an Aprilia RSV Mille, the
Storm is now sold.
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