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Cleaned her as I was out on her Saturday and didn’t get a chance to dry her properly and detail, all shiny again now. She will probably be going up for sale as I’ve put a deposit on a new GSX750S earlier today


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well the best bike iv prob ever had, the MT09. i sold it today :eek2 :eek2 dont even ask iv no idea :eek2
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fabiostar wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 7:29 pm well the best bike iv prob ever had, the MT09. i sold it today :eek2 :eek2 dont even ask iv no idea :eek2
8O 8O

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fabiostar wrote:well the best bike iv prob ever had, the MT09. i sold it today :eek2 :eek2 dont even ask iv no idea :eek2
You’re full of surprises haha what next?


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Stripped down the high low beam switch, as it was sticking on high beam. The old grease in side had gone hard as candle wax. Taking it fully apart is not recommended as I found out :crazy: Warksd fine now though.
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bertye wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 6:31 pm Stripped down the high low beam switch, as it was sticking on high beam. The old grease in side had gone hard as candle wax. Taking it fully apart is not recommended as I found out :crazy: Warksd fine now though.
Well done Bertye :clap:

I don't suppose you took any photo's :?:

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bertye wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 6:31 pm Stripped down the high low beam switch, as it was sticking on high beam. The old grease in side had gone hard as candle wax. Taking it fully apart is not recommended as I found out :crazy: Warksd fine now though.
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Pre MOT fiddle with Nue Red...

Full size plate...check.

Std H/L bulb...check.

Found the sidelight was not working so changed that.

Gave it a wipe over & fired it up...

Book the MOT for next Thurs...

Had a look at Custurd, the epoxy fix to the clutch cover has stopped the weep, It wasn't ground through but had a crack, so temp fix only.

Took the scuffed & bent bar end off as that was causing throtle to skick but think the clip on is bent...

Took the bagster cover off & noticed a cracking in the paint, closer inspection shows a rather large dent in the tank, basicaly the whole left side is pushed in so its now about a 14ltr tank... :lol: :lol:

Shame as it was a solid tank & I was gonna use it but hey ho thats life...
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MacV2 wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 3:37 pm Pre MOT fiddle with Nue Red...

Full size plate...check.

Std H/L bulb...check.

Found the sidelight was not working so changed that.

Gave it a wipe over & fired it up...

Book the MOT for next Thurs...

Had a look at Custurd, the epoxy fix to the clutch cover has stopped the weep, It wasn't ground through but had a crack, so temp fix only.

Took the scuffed & bent bar end off as that was causing throtle to skick but think the clip on is bent...

Took the bagster cover off & noticed a cracking in the paint, closer inspection shows a rather large dent in the tank, basicaly the whole left side is pushed in so its now about a 14ltr tank... :lol: :lol:

Shame as it was a solid tank & I was gonna use it but hey ho thats life...
Unlucky with the petrol tank, still better than more damage to you :wink:

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Yes, good to hear you're okay Mac and the damage to one of your fleet wasn't massively bad.

I damaged the ABS Sensor on the XSR when I had the front end apart to fettle the forks - then inadvertently put the front wheel back in the wrong way round (don't ask). I found a replacement sensor on eBay for £40 so today I took the damaged one off and replaced it with the new one and all now good. I don't rely on ABS but it has been bloody useful once or twice in winter so nice to have it back.
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I've just spent the entire day greasing up AMCQ46s' nipples! While I was there, I gave his nuts a cheeky polish too Image

I haven't had the chance to do much tinkering on Al's GasGas since I've been doing up my house, but today I managed to get stuck in.

Rebuilt the rear wheel and anti seized the nipples, new tyres, tubes, rimlocks, chain/sprockets, handlebars, grips, fork guards, brake pads, gave the calipers a good lube etc. Polished a few nuts and bolts - It seems a bit pointless as it will get abused (as it should) but nice to start off clean and lubed.

Tomorrow I'll do a gear oil change, chuck some fresh petrol and 2 stroke in and go for a test ride before the mot next week.

Can't bloomin wait!

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Thanks for the nipple tickle Jamie :thumbup:

You have got the bike looking good, home the MOT goes ok, then get out there and rag it senseless. :D
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Looks well tidy Jaime, your gonna have a lot of fun on that


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Jamoi wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 4:48 pm I've just spent the entire day greasing up AMCQ46s' nipples! While I was there, I gave his nuts a cheeky polish too Image

I haven't had the chance to do much tinkering on Al's GasGas since I've been doing up my house, but today I managed to get stuck in.

Rebuilt the rear wheel and anti seized the nipples, new tyres, tubes, rimlocks, chain/sprockets, handlebars, grips, fork guards, brake pads, gave the calipers a good lube etc. Polished a few nuts and bolts - It seems a bit pointless as it will get abused (as it should) but nice to start off clean and lubed.

Tomorrow I'll do a gear oil change, chuck some fresh petrol and 2 stroke in and go for a test ride before the mot next week.

Can't bloomin wait!

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Looking lovely Jamie, soooooo clean :thumbup:
It'll be a shame to get it dirty. Your garage is looking fantastically clean too :D
The sprocket nuts came up well :thumbup:

Don't speak too loud when mentioning lubed, just in case Lloydie is in earshot :shh: :wink:

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sirch345 wrote:
Jamoi wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 4:48 pm I've just spent the entire day greasing up AMCQ46s' nipples! While I was there, I gave his nuts a cheeky polish too Image

I haven't had the chance to do much tinkering on Al's GasGas since I've been doing up my house, but today I managed to get stuck in.

Rebuilt the rear wheel and anti seized the nipples, new tyres, tubes, rimlocks, chain/sprockets, handlebars, grips, fork guards, brake pads, gave the calipers a good lube etc. Polished a few nuts and bolts - It seems a bit pointless as it will get abused (as it should) but nice to start off clean and lubed.

Tomorrow I'll do a gear oil change, chuck some fresh petrol and 2 stroke in and go for a test ride before the mot next week.

Can't bloomin wait!

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Looking lovely Jamie, soooooo clean Image
It'll be a shame to get it dirty. Your garage is looking fantastically clean too :D
The sprocket nuts came up well Image

Don't speak too loud when mentioning lubed, just in case Lloydie is in earshot :shh: :wink:

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Thanks Chris. The garage WAS looking lovely and clean, but you should have seen the state of it after a full day of tinkering! I'm looking forward to getting the bike muddy again Image

You're right, perhaps we need a code word for l*be just in case Lloydie gets a little too excited Image
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