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Offline Andy_J

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9120 on: August 16, 2019, 13:10:39 »
Fitted some secondhand Oxford heated grips (won for 16 quid on the bay) in preparation for the upcoming Scottish Highlands trip. It might be cold up there..... :smirk: And had a practice pack. All is well.  :thumb:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9121 on: August 16, 2019, 22:44:52 »
What do you mean MIGHT be  lol
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Offline Andy_J

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9122 on: August 16, 2019, 22:48:08 »
Yeah lol my ribs are hurting from the laughing........... :roll: not.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9123 on: August 16, 2019, 22:50:07 »
 :grin:
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Offline Bandit1201

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9124 on: August 18, 2019, 16:52:16 »
Following yesterday’s run to the penines and a drop of the bike very light damage total cost anticipated at £22.50 with the use of paint and etc in the garage all black bits that scuffed slightly mostly the crash bars and exhaust heat cover the bars are filled and touched up the bar end also filled at the very end and touched up this won’t be replaced at this time but the bar end bolt bent and I noticed a few have had problems previously working out what’s in the handle bars so here goes an explanation
A 6mm bolt in the xt case 2018 140mm long others I believe are 110mm long 
1 x bar end
1x metal spacer with recess for hand guards xt models
3 x 3mm metal washers with 6mm hole
2 x rubbers 1 with 6mm hole 1 with square hole to go on the bolt end
1 x 7mm cylinder spacer 30mm long
1 x nut with 6mm hole and as square insert for final rubber length of square insert attached approx 10mm for anyone fishing in the bars to retrieve
6 turns of the screw head anti clockwise was plenty to freely remove the bar ends
Picture of the assembly to follow with the bar end removed for clarity

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9125 on: August 18, 2019, 16:55:21 »
Bar end assembly with the bar end removed for clarity the screw bolt is bent as most will be if being removed

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9126 on: August 18, 2019, 17:01:31 »
The nut and square shaft are threaded So more than six turns would be possible but I wouldn’t recommend many more

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9127 on: August 18, 2019, 17:59:48 »
Forgot to mention before pulling the bar ends remove the fixing nut for the knuckle guards or you will not shift the bar ends

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9128 on: August 21, 2019, 22:33:31 »
No pics, but just fitted an oval Carbon 350mm Delkevic exhaust because the little end pipe bit fell off the end of the OEM one and it sounded like it was blowing and popping bubbles - proper weird sound, didn't like it at all - ended up finishing in the dark (21:30) cos it took two and a half hours to get the sodding old one off  ### and I forgot the forward mounting bolt and then silicone for the last two joints  :violence-smack: and had to undo and re-do several times. Couldn't test the final build because there's a toddler and a baby next door  :GRR:

I did give it a quick test before it got properly dark and it's louder than I thought it would be - but it was blowing a bit (hence the undo/redo)

Other than that, chuffed to bits with it - looks nice (and I'm glad I went with the 350 and not 450mm end can - You're right Andy J  - it does look better :) )

Still debating whether to bring the heated gloves for Scotland - is it really going to be that cold? I usually only use them when it's under 3 degrees and a long ride... and I'm already overloaded with crap (and I haven't even packed yet!)
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9129 on: August 22, 2019, 17:13:00 »
Sorry to hear yours was painful. Did mine in an hour. Whilst 'offering up' I found that by rotating the can a little - you don't need that orrible cheap bracket and the pipe sits a little higher.

I use the baffle in most of the time bar the occasional sunday removal. 
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9130 on: August 31, 2019, 21:19:53 »
Exhaust looks cracking buddy do you have a link to where you purchased it from thanks Darren 👍

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9131 on: August 31, 2019, 21:26:54 »
Washed the Welsh crap of it and then had a look at my rear brake pads.........ordered some new ones.....thanks Josh!!!!!  :whistle:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9132 on: September 02, 2019, 14:15:26 »
130 miles round Oxfordshire just to collect pictures for the Dodgy Place Name Game.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9133 on: September 02, 2019, 19:50:16 »
Cleaned bike same as Mick yesterday.
Moved Sat Nav holder thingy so it comes off the top of the dash instead of behind the screen.
Noticed me rear brake pedal has a bit more play - will adjust / check pads at the weekend  lol
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9134 on: September 03, 2019, 20:04:08 »
Work and back on the big banana - then a 30m diversion on the way home to push the new A41's a little. Great dry grip - even on some b-road loose stuff pinging TC1. Think I'm staring to notice a little more lumpiness between cylinders at low and high rpm. She's 12K now, 3K from the first big service. My guess is a little TB balance - think I'll throw her in at 13.5K anyway.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9135 on: September 05, 2019, 20:58:59 »
Changed the rear pads. Originals lasted 25,500 miles, the EBC HH fitted have lasted 12,600 miles. Half the distance but at one third the price of OEM I'll go with that.
I do use the rear brake a lot and the rear pads did wear out first on the originals.
Once I got them out to have a closer look I thought they might have a bit of mileage left in them but I'd got the new ones so stuck them in.

A comparison.....old & new................
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9136 on: September 06, 2019, 18:33:42 »
Pulled her out of the garage this morning to find the low beam headlight gone. Fuse OK. Popped into blackdog motorcycles on me way home through staines and fitted in 15mins. Schweet.

Das ist kaput..

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9137 on: September 07, 2019, 13:55:15 »
Got the bike back yesterday! YAY :)

It was the stator wot had gone - the bloke showed me the blackened remains of the old one - very unhappy bit of kit, but it had lasted me nearly 82000 miles (which ain't too bad). 

Anyway, all fixed now (happy days  :lala: )
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9138 on: September 07, 2019, 14:16:47 »
Glad it's sorted. Should never bother that bike again if it lasts like the first.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9139 on: September 08, 2019, 18:12:20 »
Went to change the rear pads to find that the exhaust clamp was broken - normal problem - Rust.

Pulled the clamp off and spent 30 minutes on the internet trying to buy a replacement. Lots on offer for older bikes. Oh well, off the dealer tomorrow.

Pressing on ... queue 20 minutes of "persuasion" to get the end can detached and then cleaned the wire wool gasket off. Something else to get from the dealer. 

Changed the rear pads to find that the outer pad was wearing unevenly. It was stuck at the front (right-hand side as you look at it). Stripped, cleaned and double H pads fitted.

While all that was going on the oil was draining out. Changed the filter and added 3.1L of 10w50 semisynthetic.

On to the front pads and the 1st caliper went without a hitch. Pads definitely needed changing. Cleaned out loads of cr@p and reassembled.

Changing sides and the bike finally won an argument. I can't shift the caliper bolts. They are solid. The first socket was rounding the edges off the bolt head, so I switched to a hex head socket. Even that was slipping.

So, off the dealer tomorrow for the exhaust bits and to order the new caliper bolts, then back to the dealer when they are in and ask them to work their magic in getting the old bolts out.

I love a good fettle in the garage  :fix: