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Pinned So what have you done to your bike today?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Linkin

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    Story from my boss - Honda VTR250 was totally submerged in a flood, up and over the tank. Bike was found bobbing around in the water of a flooded underground park. New battery, plug out to spin it over, blew out the exhaust with compressed air, and then it started. Same oil and fuel, before a service anyway.

    Shows that Honda put thought into properly sealing stuff like air box, crank breather, fuel tank etc.
     
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    Got the cases split, but left the head attached? :headbang: I was convinced I needed it in place to get the clutch pack out. May have been some truth to it even though I used a strap wrench and an uggadugga to get that job done. Going to drop in plasti-gage before I put the bottom back on so that I can flip it over and not rest the top half of the motor on the rotor/crankweights. 2 birds one stoned?

    Some of the bearings have me questioning things, will try to get good pics and post them in the build thread. Pictures of shiny metal bits always seem to have the worst results :(
     
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    Rode the dirtbike at the local dirt bike club lease. Plenty of rain last weekend/early last week had the back half of the property in rough shape. Slogged easily through some of it trying to make my way back to high ground without taking the fire road, only to end up in a much worse spot. As I was coming down-hill I hear "do not come down here!", tapped the front brake just as I hit mud. Managed to keep the bike upright and parked it next to a tree. 2 other riders had been stuck down there for a while. Helped them get their bikes out (front tires were loaded with mud and didn't turn until they were halfway up the hill) before I rode out like a champ (front tire not loaded, so not really a hero move.) Was good to be out in the dirt again, first trip back since breaking 2 ribs on x-mas eve.
     
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    So for those of you interested in a quick and easy job that offers good satisfaction and doesn’t result in panic when you end up with leftover bolts after a reassembly, I’ve just reinstated the white lettering on the ignition barrel! Big job I know.

    Spent a bit of time trying to find or come up with a method to find a pen or brush small enough to recolour the recessed lettering on MC22 ignition barrel. Eventually come up with the idea of overloading the area with a paint pen to fill up the recesses and then immediately wiping the excess away from the top surface leaving the recessed areas full of paint. Worked a treat!
    I made sure the paint would wipe off properly by testing it on the side of barrel first and no problems.

    You have to be gentle when wiping off that you don’t pull paint out of the lettering. If you do, just add more paint. 5min job. Now I just need to find a red pen to do the ON at the top of the barrel.

    Doesn’t add any horsepower or achieve much but nice to look down and see it tidy.

    Quick side question, can anyone share a colour match to the engine covers shown in picture? Previous owners have damaged both sides just like every other 22 I’ve seen but they’re not too bad so could repair.

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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    I used a Ford Territory colour called 'Havana' that matched up to mine.
     
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    Thanks Murdo, I think I seen on another thread you suggested that colour for the fork legs as well? Im looking for it but proving hard to get in NZ even though we stock the same brand of cans at Supercheap Auto.
     
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    Been helping a mate get his 1991 tz250 stickered up for the Masters of Morgan park race meet this weekend , if you are heading to Warwick this weekend, make sure to say gday to #4 Ricky Rice

    This bike has had a full rebuild over the past 6 months, over 80 horses from a bike that weights just a smidge over 100 kegs, decals on tomorrow before the race, he only got his panels back from paint yesterday

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    I got a sticker on the belly pan :)




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    Update from Ricky
    We got pole position in qualifying and 1st place in race one by 15 seconds. Still making changes to the bike to find some better lap times.
     
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    Frankster "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    That's a serious bit of kit. Let me know if he ever goes to sell it.
     
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    I thought I would just quickly check something on my bike... While I'm there....
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    I feel like a traitor, I'm enjoying the 750, ignoring the VTR250.
     
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    Custom shifter on a Korean sewing machine

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    Ride a bike , drink a beer ... its a tough life , but Ill try to manage somehow :cool:

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    Learnt another motorcycle lesson today.
    Went and purchased some new boots and glooves. Yes @Frankster, I know my old boots were stuffed.
    Immediately jumped on the bike to shot off to a meeting in town.
    Oh ****. Can not change gears.
    I needed to adjust the gear lever position to account for the slightly higher sole and new stiff leather.
    I guess when they break in, gear changing will be a bit easier and smoother.
    New RST EVotech 3 boots and RST R-18 glooves.
    My old boots (Kore I think) were comfortable but lacking a good deal of protection since the plastic support structure had failed.
     
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    Last friday I had a rear tyre puncture, bit of an inconvenience but luckily I was already at work, and it went flat while I was there. Patched it no problem so I could go grab lunch. Fast forward to last night, just about to get home and hear the telltale noise of a nail going 'tick, tick, tick' as the head rolls around and hits the road while lodged in your tyre. Too dark to do anything about so I left it... got up this morning, dead flat again...

    Told the boss I'd be late, got on the bike and babied it to the nearest servo, pumped as much air as I could get into the tyre and took of for work. Already dead flat again. Got 3 bike services with 3 sets of tyres done before I could even look at my own.

    Luckily it wasn't too close to do another patch, so in the space of 1 week I've had to do 2 puncture repairs on my own bike. Next puncture is most likely a new tyre. There's a set of Rosso III's on the rack at work that caught my eye, but I've been thinking about getting some Road 5's as everyone raves about them, but I don't get as big a discount as I would on Pirellis.
     
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    Finished off this beaut at last . Even though it's a trike not a bike haha.

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