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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2100 on: May 03, 2021, 09:39:27 »
Not today but yesterday ride out on the Triumph

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2101 on: May 03, 2021, 11:15:47 »
Was it all you expected?



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2102 on: May 03, 2021, 11:54:02 »
I expect it looked great.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2103 on: May 04, 2021, 08:41:08 »
Up early and greased the head bearing on the GSX14, MOT said loose, I thought they were tight a while back so I sprayed in some chain lube.
Turns out they were replaced before we bought the bike and they didn't use much grease. So left them loose to make up for lack of grease. Then fuzz fills the gaps and makes them tight. And when the chain lube went in it cleaned out the crud and loose again. 

Cleaned up rollers and races and all looked OK, greased and back in.  :fix:

Didn't have time to repaint the scratch on the engine bars, it'll have to wait until my unemployment celebration ride on Saturday  :auto-dirtbike:



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2104 on: May 09, 2021, 09:23:47 »
Had a nice ride down to St Davids with Josh and a friend for his work.
It lashed down most of the way there.
Had a cup of tea while Josh got geared up and the cup was being refilled as quick as I could drink it.

Stayed dry for us to have fish and chipsand get around the coastal road to Little Haven and my favorite road back to Haverfordwest where the rain started again.
Torrential rain all the way back home for me.

Really enjoyable day, cheers Josh and enjoy next weekend!



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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2105 on: May 12, 2021, 19:23:06 »
VX800  - Over the last month or so I've been trying to synchronise the carbs. I can get good readings and an hour later the bike goes off song and I have to adjust them again. I sent off for a set of carb spares from Germany via Ebay, not expecting much, but hoping for new float valves sets and gaskets. What I came in the post is a very good set of all jets, needles and all the parts that can be replaced.  I set to to reinstall the carbs and found the synchronising cable was very worn and frayed inside where I couldn't see. No wonder the carbs can't be set. Also the Throttle cable  which splits one into two  for separate carbs had parted from the ferrule on the no one side and could not reseat with any accuracy. A company in Holland called CMS can supply both cable sets. So they've been ordered. It all seems to be going well but oooooh! You know what that means.
 
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2106 on: May 12, 2021, 19:31:37 »
Had a few bits n bats from cmsnl. Good service, decent prices.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2107 on: May 12, 2021, 20:28:56 »
Yeah, had a few things for the TS from them over the years: always good service.
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2108 on: May 22, 2021, 18:14:14 »
I fitted a set of Crosspro upper protection bars to the Tigger today and then went for a very chilly run out. They fit well but most of the bolts they provided didn't.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2109 on: May 23, 2021, 21:05:39 »
A day out in the deserted North Pennines with our good chum Rusty.

Bacon was eaten.

Check.

Caaake was eaten.

Check.

Fun was had.

Check.
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2110 on: May 23, 2021, 21:11:06 »
Splendid day out. 296 dry miles, no horizontal parking this time.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2111 on: May 23, 2021, 21:49:26 »
TL & Rusty bikes looking good  :thumb:
Glad you had a good day lovely looking cake  :grin:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2112 on: May 23, 2021, 22:06:27 »
Bacon and caaake  :icon_drool5: and bike riding too - is there a better way to spend the day??

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2113 on: May 24, 2021, 18:15:10 »
Proper envious particularly the dry miles bit.
Nice bikes by the way :grin:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2114 on: May 24, 2021, 19:45:14 »
Yonderman Wednesday Neil  :thumb:
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2115 on: May 27, 2021, 19:07:12 »
VX800 - Throttle cables from CMS. My previous post on this matter 12th May. When I placed my order CMS responded by saying the item was "picked and would be dispatched on the 25th May ( maybe it takes that long for my GB pounds to be transferred to NL as Euros) anyhow on the 25th as promised DHL sent a message that they had the item and it would be delivered on 1st June. DHL sent a number of messages to say I had to sign for it and offerring alternative collection arrangements. I was happy with "being in" on the 1st. I went out on the RS today for Breakfast at Posh Pigs and then a coffe at Oulton Broad where I picked up a message from DHL " parcel delivery today please ensure someone is present to receive it" !!!!  Luckily my son was home and took it in for me. However, I must say, the cables are genuine Suzuki items at what I think is a good price. So in the end I am happy. Yeah! I know..... second time this year.
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2116 on: May 27, 2021, 19:46:08 »
Don't make a habit of it, Dave!  :grin:
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2117 on: May 27, 2021, 21:53:13 »
You're not alone in getting confusing messages from carriers: I got one on Tuesday from FedEx saying they had a parcel for me with the same expected delivery date of 1st June. It arrived today as well.
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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2118 on: May 27, 2021, 22:05:15 »
When I ordered the chain and sprockets for the Glee, I got a text saying it was coming tomorrow the day after it was delivered... unfortunately they didn't bring me a second set.
Good luck with the fix Brockett  :fix:

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Re: What have you done with your bike today?
« Reply #2119 on: June 02, 2021, 22:23:07 »
This should maybe in the moaning old git section but Leopards and spots eh?
I took the SV on a jaunt to Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds. I called in to meet a friend near White Colne  and he took the lead to head through some very minor roads via Bures to Sudbury. But no the Bures Sudbury road was closed with many signs but not a hint of a diversion. We stared at the "road closed sign" for a while as if it would disappear if only we looked long enough when a kindly lady offered us directions warning us that we would descend steeply and have to cross a ford and the road she warned was  more pot holes than tarmac. She wasn't wrong and despite getting a bit mucky we gained the route to Sudbury. Then the road to Bury st Edmunds which is good in parts was slowed through weight of traffic, farm machinery, a very cautious learner and a couple of very large trucks loaded with sand and ballast. We decided to take a different route for the return leg and had a clear run to Sudbury. Then route to Halstead was delayed by road works. It took us over an hour to cover 3/4 of a mile. Why have they waited until now with lockdown easing and the weather improving to dig up the roads? Our alternative very boring route was via the A12 and A14. Only on seeing the news tonight did I know the A14 west bound had been closed all night since a lorry had shed it's load of cooking oil and tomato puree all over the carriageway approaching Cambridge. So that may have had knock on as well. Still... on the brightside I can cross the Indian FTR off my list. The footpegs are too far back and high, almost behind the seat so all the riders weight will be on the wrists.  with too much bent knee stance. And the seat is just a bit too high for me. Pity they didn't put the footpegs 18 inches further forward. 
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