Author Topic: What have you done with your V-Strom today?  (Read 542103 times)

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Offline Mr Nick

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9300 on: January 11, 2020, 14:23:01 »
I'm sure we could organise a whipround to buy a saw...

https://www.toolstation.com/close-quarter-hacksaw/p17394
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

Offline 650XT Pete

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9301 on: January 11, 2020, 14:32:59 »
Thanks for the offer but I think it's here to stay,
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9302 on: January 11, 2020, 18:41:16 »
Got a puncture :GRR:
Glass half empty bit, hardly been using the bike what with one thing and another and first decent run out for months flat rear tyre.
Glass half full bit, happened as I was on my way back about three miles from home.
Tyre's squared off and needs changing anyway so rode it back.
Better at fifteen miles an hour than five :)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9303 on: January 11, 2020, 19:22:41 »
@650 XT Pete ... I like the stone that acts as a balance for the cup in the background
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

Offline bosnjo

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9304 on: January 12, 2020, 18:50:37 »
Gave a little present to my bike. Don't ask me why or did I need this. I have no idea...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9305 on: January 12, 2020, 20:04:12 »
Should we add weird bumper for bike to this list?
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9306 on: January 12, 2020, 22:12:29 »
Yeah... I'm still wondering what did I do it for...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9307 on: January 12, 2020, 22:27:36 »
From your avatar I assumed you had cut the front off the canoe and fitted to the front of your bike.
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9308 on: January 13, 2020, 10:08:55 »
I like it. It will be even better when you fit the bit that joins the two sections of mudguard together and then that will keep all the road muck off the underside of the bike.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9309 on: January 14, 2020, 06:06:20 »
Does it work though? I have a rear hugger and I get a lot of muck on the underside. Would this extra bit help?

Offline bosnjo

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9310 on: January 14, 2020, 09:15:04 »
To answer that we'd have to wait for a rainy day. Considering the area I live in, that'll be in few months time... Spring maybe...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9311 on: January 14, 2020, 17:16:51 »
Please don't take this the wrong way bosnjo.

##ck off. :)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9312 on: January 14, 2020, 17:31:10 »
No offence taken. I lived for 30 years in rainy part of Europe. Now, for last 25 years I live in dry part of it. Trust me, I don't miss a rain, not a bit...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9313 on: January 14, 2020, 17:34:12 »
Out of interest, which bit do you live in ?

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9314 on: January 14, 2020, 19:50:07 »
Portugal at a guess lol
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9315 on: January 14, 2020, 21:43:32 »
Good guess as it's not written in my avatar... :text-bravo:
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9316 on: January 14, 2020, 21:48:04 »
Ah, and here at far south we don't have biking seasons. I mean, we have but it lasts 365 days a year. It terminates at 24:00h of 31st of December and then we have a long wait (must be because of bad weather) until 00:00h of 1st of January to start our new season. That's what I call hard life for bikers...
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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9317 on: January 14, 2020, 23:40:02 »
Here in the far reaches of the north we don't have riding seasons either, we just pop the part of the brain that deals with "is this a good idea" in the back pocket and carry on through winter   :crazy:

Today I cleaned and oiled the chain, bought a new set of pipe werx tri oval stainless / carbon tip exhausts, a radiator guard and am now impatiently waiting for them all to arrive.

I also bought a new number plate seeing as a ditch visit caused by ice ate my previous one  :smirk:

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9318 on: January 15, 2020, 19:39:51 »
Got it serviced and MOT'd no issues. Only things he said to me that needed tweaking/correcting were the things I "fettled" or was responsible for ( tyre pressure/chain lube)

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Re: What have you done with your V-Strom today?
« Reply #9319 on: January 16, 2020, 14:54:26 »
Fitted  did chain and jt sprockets, seemed to be a fair bit of life left in the old ones but at 24 000 miles it was probably due.
  I bought A bike specific kit from torque racing sadly the chain was two links too long so the trusty dremel and breaker made a guest appearance.  Included in the kit was an ogibene tool for flaring the hollow point masterlink , bit of a faff but worked well.
  Whilst ferreting about at the back I discovered  the rear brake pads where well on their way. I’ve ordered some ebc v pads a half way house between the soft organics I’ve been using and the fully sintered HH pads up front.