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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. thebeefsalad

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    Ordered something stupid for a bike that doesn't even run. $10 difference between 60+ days sea shipping or 1 day... so I should have it early next week (assuming they get the stock they expect, of course.) Dug through exhaust options again, the 4-2-1 titanium kit is NLA so it looks like I'll either go with a 4-1 system or have Jemco build a custom set. Something tells me the cost will be about the same. Found a set of quality (mitotoyo/sterret) 1" and 2" micrometers for $65, seller is even throwing in a couple more pieces of metrology kit! Looking forward to the learning curve, then dropping them off to have someone tell me how far off I am in my measurements.
     
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    good micrometers are always a good thing to have around.

    I finally got the carbs on the MC19 sorted and got her all back together.
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    Realized that I forgot to connect the fuel lines so the tank has to come back off. I'm just glad that I realized that before I put gas in the tank and turned on the petcock.
     
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    Just realised I didn't attach the picture... IMG_20211028_062654_HDR.jpg
    Well, the rear brakes didn't work and pulling it out kind of required the removal of the subframe and suspension. The suspension needed a service, anyway, and a carby clean couldn't go astray. Air filter disintegrated. No coolant in the bike, which is a worry for a bike with a reputation for corroding through the crankcase. Went to flush the system and it was blocked, so cover off the water pump, a bit of sludge, poke a thing in there until I could blow through it better and hope it doesn't leak. Had to glue an o-ring for the cover. Finally together and went to ride it; clutch wouldn't release. So the clutch came out, not pretty:
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    Oh well, I'll just rub it a little and reassemble. Rode it, clutch disengaged! But it is dark and the light is missing parts. Next time.
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    Is it betta now ?
     
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    It's not good, but it is Betta, now.
     
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    Dropped the box of bits to be chromed today. Blimey it isnt cheap to have good quality choming done.
    This guy is good though. there is a big Hot Rod community down here and he is the go to guy for all their work.
    Hence why there is a 3 month wait on my parts being done... :confused: Still he is gong to dress up any areas that he feels need it to get the best finish.
    Just more expense on an old bike....lol
     
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    Nothing happening on the bike.
    This is my view from Albury Base Hospital.
    A severe bout of Acute Pancreatitis floored me yesterday.
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    Here’s to a speedy recovery mate
     
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    That's not good there buddy. Have to admit the room look's nice though. Hope your stay isn't to long.
    I don't think the hospital staff will let you take the bed home to use as a bike lift though :lolsign:.
     
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    Nah, don’t need one now. Or I can’t fit one in more like it.
    Less of a room. It is a 4 bed ward but it is ok. For now anyway.


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    Play your wardmates the song of your people to keep your sanity, and drive them insane
     
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    And then the other half thinks it’s funny to send me this but says “your bikes”

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    hope you are better soon.
     
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    Speedy recovery!

    so this f100 tell me more 9AEAFC79-07FF-41A7-A958-11FA62124F89.jpeg
     
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    Been messing with the YZ 125, dealing with a flat spot at low revs with full throttle. I've ran out of adjustment on the needle, might try a standard muffler. Might have a few other tasks to do, too
     
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    I did what we would all like to be doing more often- get out there riding. One of the joys of retirement. I put in 300 km on the old GS all around the Scenic Rim area of SE Qld. Lots of curves and hills, few cars, and great weather- fine and 26 deg. Perfect. 0499650B-6A35-4733-A169-3A9DFA5F763A.jpeg Each year the little country town of Kalbar has a festival, and lots of locals and businesses make clever things out of hay bales. This is just one of many I saw today. The word ‘hay’ is integrated into all the captions. This one said “Crust hay Demon on a ‘HayTM”. Another consisted of two well rounded bales, side by side, complete with pink circles, captioned “Check your Boob-hays” , presumably referencing the breast cancer campaign.
     
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    Heading to the coast to have a look at the Gold Coast car and bike show and my little mc22 developed a coolant leak , suspected cracked over flow bottle.. spewing

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    Well, yesterday I pulled the engine out of the old YZ 125, tried tuning the newer YZ 125 (need to change the pilot jet), dropped the motor out of the VTR250, stacked some bikes in the storage shed, did one little (though much procrastinated) job on CBR 400 and crashed the trials bike. Great thing about trials bikes is their slow speed, so accidents aren't so bad. Today I did a bit more riding, still learning techniques and trying to break habits. But get the basics down before you try the challenging stuff. Hashtag goals?
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    Cleaned up the CR250 a bit. Need to hit it with the polish and maybe a fresh set of graphics before it goes up for sale. Will hate to see it go, but at 6'2" it's just too damn small to ride all day on technical trails for me. Being a 2 year chassis, parts selection is utter crap so making it fit isn't an option without compromising elsewhere.

    Cleaned, lubed, and reset tension on the 919s chain. Need to rip the rear shovel off and remove the swmotech blinker relocation bracket. Someone recently posted up a better method to relocate the blinkers that weighs at least a pound less (not that it matters since she's over 500lbs in full naked form)

    Formulating plans for the rest of the stable. Have decided a few more bikes have to go once they get some love, but want to get the CR out of the way first. Will dump the money from the CR back into the stable to get some bikes running. Will be parting out at least one. The rest? I dunno, but I hope to get them back in great condition and ride the piss out of them again.

    Too many bikes, too little time.
     
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    Overflow bottle is fine , alas looks like a head gasket as there are bubbles in the radiator when I rev it .. sigh.

    Oh well , the joys of owning older bikes

    Getting a head gasket from Xcitebikes
     
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