what have you done to your "bike" today

General Biker Banter
User avatar
Duffy1964
Posts: 1941
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:15 pm
Location: Orpington Kent

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

Post by Duffy1964 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:20 pm

Good man


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Duffy1964
Yellow 1997 Storm R.I.P. Orange 2000 Streetfighter Project (Rufus), Black 2006 Fazer FZ6, Blue 2005 Sherco Trials 290 & 1959 BSA D7 175cc Bantam Trials Project

mik_str
Posts: 1994
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:45 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada

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

Post by mik_str » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:17 pm

Dropped the bike off at the dealer`s yesterday to have the countershaft (one driving/holding the drive sprocket) replaced. It seems it was slightly bent (could have been from a brain-dead tech at another dealership who drastically overtightened the chain a couple years back while servicing soemthing else, or perhaps from the broken chain a couple months back, when it got wedged between the sprocket and swingarm pivot). It sucks (money-wise) but then the original bearing (which is pressed on the shaft, the shaft and bearing being sold as a unit) had 260,000 km on it so replacing it may be a good move in the long run. As the engine will have to be pulled, I am getting the valves (and cam chain tension) adjusted at the same time, as well as having the shock serviced, linkage greased and exhaust re-wrapped. Given it`s a slow time of year for the shop, I should get it back rather quickly, in time to get a few more rides in before Old Man Winter rolls in. I hope/expect the bike to be a bit smoother after the shaft replacement...
99 VTR1000F Firestorm, a.k.a. The Carbon Express

User avatar
Pete.L
Forum Health And Safety Officer
Posts: 6656
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2003 4:09 pm
Location: Bristol

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

Post by Pete.L » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:08 pm

Fingers crossed that you can still get out on it and at least test it after all the major work.
It was still warm in Toronto when I left on Friday. Hopefully it’ll stick around a little longer


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
My new ride is a bit of a Howler and I love to make her Squeal

User avatar
fabiostar
Posts: 6132
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:53 pm
Location: sunny belfast

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

Post by fabiostar » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:57 pm

mik_str wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Dropped the bike off at the dealer`s yesterday to have the countershaft (one driving/holding the drive sprocket) replaced. It seems it was slightly bent (could have been from a brain-dead tech at another dealership who drastically overtightened the chain a couple years back while servicing soemthing else, or perhaps from the broken chain a couple months back, when it got wedged between the sprocket and swingarm pivot). It sucks (money-wise) but then the original bearing (which is pressed on the shaft, the shaft and bearing being sold as a unit) had 260,000 km on it so replacing it may be a good move in the long run. As the engine will have to be pulled, I am getting the valves (and cam chain tension) adjusted at the same time, as well as having the shock serviced, linkage greased and exhaust re-wrapped. Given it`s a slow time of year for the shop, I should get it back rather quickly, in time to get a few more rides in before Old Man Winter rolls in. I hope/expect the bike to be a bit smoother after the shaft replacement...
heres hoping alls well :thumbup:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

mik_str
Posts: 1994
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:45 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada

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

Post by mik_str » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:38 pm

thanks guys. Hopefully I will get it back by week's end... no snow here yet, lol (though Calgary, in Western Canada, got a freak storm which dumped over 30 cm)
99 VTR1000F Firestorm, a.k.a. The Carbon Express

User avatar
Commando77
Posts: 104
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:35 pm
Location: Fleet, Hampshire

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

Post by Commando77 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:05 pm

Completed tyre change and fitting a new rear was a breeze compared to removing it😬. None of the Internet help was any use until I wedged the beads in the rim centre with offcuts of wood. Only then could I spoon it off. Front is half scrubbed in and looks like it's dry enough Saturday to do the rear...

User avatar
sirch345
Site Admin
Posts: 18075
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:35 pm
Location: Cornwall, UK

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

Post by sirch345 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:35 pm

mik_str wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Dropped the bike off at the dealer`s yesterday to have the countershaft (one driving/holding the drive sprocket) replaced. It seems it was slightly bent (could have been from a brain-dead tech at another dealership who drastically overtightened the chain a couple years back while servicing soemthing else, or perhaps from the broken chain a couple months back, when it got wedged between the sprocket and swingarm pivot). It sucks (money-wise) but then the original bearing (which is pressed on the shaft, the shaft and bearing being sold as a unit) had 260,000 km on it so replacing it may be a good move in the long run. As the engine will have to be pulled, I am getting the valves (and cam chain tension) adjusted at the same time, as well as having the shock serviced, linkage greased and exhaust re-wrapped. Given it`s a slow time of year for the shop, I should get it back rather quickly, in time to get a few more rides in before Old Man Winter rolls in. I hope/expect the bike to be a bit smoother after the shaft replacement...
I agree that does sound like a good plan to get it replaced now Micky.

It would be good if you can get it back in time for a test ride this year, hopefully you can :thumbup:

Chris.
A closed mouth gathers no foot. :thumbup:

User avatar
agentpineapple
Posts: 15082
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:16 pm

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

Post by agentpineapple » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 am

Have my a good going over yesterday. Fairings off. Checking everything. Topping up the coolant. Greasing the starter motor terminal. Also fixed my gpi. It stopped working a month ago. Traced all the wiring until I found a broken wire. All fixed now. Painted the mirrors. Fairings back on and polished. Just need to check the tyre pressures and I'm off out for a ride.
HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!

User avatar
sirch345
Site Admin
Posts: 18075
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:35 pm
Location: Cornwall, UK

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

Post by sirch345 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:18 am

agentpineapple wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 am
Have my a good going over yesterday. Fairings off. Checking everything. Topping up the coolant. Greasing the starter motor terminal. Also fixed my gpi. It stopped working a month ago. Traced all the wiring until I found a broken wire. All fixed now. Painted the mirrors. Fairings back on and polished. Just need to check the tyre pressures and I'm off out for a ride.
Are you abroad or back in the UK Marty :?:

Chris.
A closed mouth gathers no foot. :thumbup:

User avatar
agentpineapple
Posts: 15082
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:16 pm

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

Post by agentpineapple » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:48 pm

sirch345 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:18 am
agentpineapple wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 am
Have my a good going over yesterday. Fairings off. Checking everything. Topping up the coolant. Greasing the starter motor terminal. Also fixed my gpi. It stopped working a month ago. Traced all the wiring until I found a broken wire. All fixed now. Painted the mirrors. Fairings back on and polished. Just need to check the tyre pressures and I'm off out for a ride.
Are you abroad or back in the UK Marty :?:

Chris.
still living abroad chris...... :thumbup:
HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!

User avatar
sirch345
Site Admin
Posts: 18075
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:35 pm
Location: Cornwall, UK

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

Post by sirch345 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:35 pm

agentpineapple wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:48 pm
sirch345 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:18 am
agentpineapple wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 am
Have my a good going over yesterday. Fairings off. Checking everything. Topping up the coolant. Greasing the starter motor terminal. Also fixed my gpi. It stopped working a month ago. Traced all the wiring until I found a broken wire. All fixed now. Painted the mirrors. Fairings back on and polished. Just need to check the tyre pressures and I'm off out for a ride.
Are you abroad or back in the UK Marty :?:

Chris.
still living abroad chris...... :thumbup:
:thumbup: Good for you Marty, you probably have a better chance of more settled weather :wink:

Although I got a ride-out in today with good dry sunny conditions :D
Not bad for October, temp around 16C,

Chris.
A closed mouth gathers no foot. :thumbup:

User avatar
agentpineapple
Posts: 15082
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:16 pm

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

Post by agentpineapple » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:40 pm

sirch345 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:35 pm
agentpineapple wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:48 pm
sirch345 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:18 am


Are you abroad or back in the UK Marty :?:

Chris.
still living abroad chris...... :thumbup:
:thumbup: Good for you Marty, you probably have a better chance of more settled weather :wink:

Although I got a ride-out in today with good dry sunny conditions :D
Not bad for October, temp around 16C,

Chris.
Only 27 and sunny here today mate. I'm blessed with great weather and fantastic roads. Oh and cheap fuel. Cheap beer. Cheap food lol
Glad to hear that you got a ride in today. Not long before winter hibernation up there mate
HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!

User avatar
fabiostar
Posts: 6132
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:53 pm
Location: sunny belfast

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

Post by fabiostar » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:38 pm

nothing more than taking the long way to the garage for fuel :thumbup:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

User avatar
sirch345
Site Admin
Posts: 18075
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:35 pm
Location: Cornwall, UK

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

Post by sirch345 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:09 pm

agentpineapple wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:40 pm
sirch345 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:35 pm
agentpineapple wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:48 pm


still living abroad chris...... :thumbup:
:thumbup: Good for you Marty, you probably have a better chance of more settled weather :wink:

Although I got a ride-out in today with good dry sunny conditions :D
Not bad for October, temp around 16C,

Chris.
Only 27 and sunny here today mate. I'm blessed with great weather and fantastic roads. Oh and cheap fuel. Cheap beer. Cheap food lol
Glad to hear that you got a ride in today. Not long before winter hibernation up there mate
Excellent Marty :thumbup:

Enjoy it mate, all of that sounds ideal :D

Chris.
A closed mouth gathers no foot. :thumbup:

User avatar
MacV2
Posts: 14451
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:07 pm
Location: Grain

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

Post by MacV2 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:40 pm

Whipped the fairing off to check/replace the bulbs in the clocks...Sadly it's getting dark on me way in to work in the mornings & I seem to be missing any illumination in the clocks...

Duff bulb in speedo so replaced with an LED...

Checked the oil, kicked the tyres & tightend, clean & lube the chain...
Lowering the tone since 2007...

Post Reply