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Offline mcpuffett

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2009, 02:09:33 pm »
Nothing on my 2 750's but took my VTX out for a leisurely run through the countryside, its been raining for the last 7 days solid here  ;) cheers Mick.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2009, 02:33:41 pm »
My brother and I did a charity poker run yesterday, We got sidetracked today and bought 2 more bikes! a 75 750 and a 77 naked wing. ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2009, 03:05:37 pm »
Again went to ride and found that I have no first gear so I took apart the clutch outer cover and tightened the center screw a bit more and realized that this is in no way a solution to a clutch cable that is too long.  I got out on the road only to see I couldn't shift up past 2nd gear now.  New cable on the way.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2009, 03:06:21 pm »
Well,  I took the cover off, installed a set of those old  "vintage" Magura power levers, made my adjustments, and went for one last ride.....
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2009, 03:07:54 pm »
I went for a ride down to Cape Cod Canal with Phil (Phactory). He was on his CB750K1 and I was 2-up on the VStrom





Me testing out Phils bike...



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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2009, 03:19:18 pm »
Road her to an Historic Bridge Park for a photo shoot.  

Oh that sounds pretentious!  Sorry, no scantily clad sweet young thing, no professional photographer, just me, my 550 and my camera phone.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2009, 03:31:04 pm »
Took the sissy bar mount off my 77' CB550F.  I just picked up the CB last weekend.  I wish the sissybar had come with it, just to see what it looked like...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2009, 04:33:35 pm »
damn, it was a perfect day to ride in the midwest, and my bikes sitting at work, tank off, seat off, carbs off. gotta a lot of work to do this winter, but it will be worth the wait. guess im waiting til next spring to post a pretty pic of me and my cb somewhere pretty.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2009, 04:37:45 pm »
Well it's Monday morning here in Oz, and close to 100 deg F as I type this from my airconditioned office, but on Saturday I painted Al's 550 cylinder head so I can finish assembling his (now) 592cc engine, man is the port and polish work on that head beautiful, maybe the best I've seen apart from Mike Rieck's head mastery, of course. I assembled the new pistons into the rebored cylinders after one final hone, and once the paint on the head is cured, I'll install that too, with the H/D valve springs and hot cam.

I also changed out the Laverda Jota handlebars on my (new) SF1 750 for some low Euro style bars which are close to the original bars, and adjusted the TLS drum brakes front and rear, and finally, I stripped and cleaned the Dellorto 36mm "pumper" carbs, and I'm happy to report that it now idles like a new one. I took it for a very quick ride as I had to take my son swimming, but when I get an hour or two, I'll take it for a longer ride, but even that short ride was great fun, and a stress reliever. Cheers, Terry. ;D  
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2009, 04:56:44 pm »
Mission accomplished!  The engine is on the stand. Good day for the shop it rained all day.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2009, 05:02:29 pm »
I like the way this thread is headed ;D

Today I replaced a clutch cable and a speedo cable on the CM185.

Poured a bit of stabilizer into all 4 bikes and took them all for a quick boot around the neighborhood 8).

Drained all the carbs, swept up the garage and put them away for the winter.

I was reminded that I had blown a fork seal on the Tracy at the track this summer, so I backed it in to make working on the front end and watching the speed channel easier over the winter ::) ;D


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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2009, 05:42:39 pm »
Pushed it around back and starting to go through parts to rebuild it.
I want to ride it next summer.
I'll still have my GoldWings and planning a trip to Crater Lake in aug.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2009, 05:59:16 pm »
Went on a ride with a buddy and finally got around to painting the kickstand.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2009, 06:10:11 pm »
put some seafoam in my 750's tank, took her out for a good 30 mile ride, then put her to bed for the winter. Also found out that cilynder 5 on my KZ has no compression, so that project will be on hold till spring... what a depressing time of year...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2009, 06:28:51 pm »
pushed it home.....

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2009, 06:48:44 pm »
I just finished the engine stand adapters and painted them. Then, I soda blasted some parts in preparation for paint. The wife wasn't happy because I got baking soda all over her freshly washed Ford. A quick rinse took care of that.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2009, 07:02:47 pm »
Finally found time to make an aluminum thread insert for the helicoil that pulled out. Worked like a charm and I'm glad I'll get a few more rides in before the snow flies.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2009, 07:15:16 pm »
Was raining all day, but bought a set of HM-341's off of Craigslist and began polishing them up. (yesterday was beautiful and I went on a 150-miler through the Hill Country)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2009, 07:44:12 pm »
I started taking apart the '69 CL350 I bought yesterday. What an interesting bike. Got the carbs, tank and seat off, cleaned up the exhaust a bit, pulled off the air filters (I'm pretty sure they are the original 40yo filters), checked out the tail light wiring, and other misc stuff on it. This is just the start.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2009, 07:50:23 pm »
It was a good day to be outdoors. Exceptionally warm and wonderful weekend here in southern Ohio. Today replaced a section of bar wire in the harness of my '75 750K, then worked on the horn which suddenly stopped sounding a few days ago. Between cleaning up the contact on the switch and tuning the horn with the adjustment screw, much better now.

Then I headed out to visit my son and we then took off for a nice ride up the Ohio river. He rides a '73 BMW 75/5. Geeez, it was nice out.

Nice thread here. I was feeling jealous reading messages from the guys in Cali and down south, and then felt lucky reading about the "putting up the bikes for winter" from our Canadian friends. Here in Cincinnati, we get just enough days over the winter to keep 'em running, even if the highs are in the 30's F. Never thought of that as something to feel lucky about. Life is good!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2009, 08:06:25 pm »
Pulled the carbs of my 750 again, cleaned them out again, put them back on while getting rained on only to find out that it made no improvement to my problem.  I envy all you with garages.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2009, 08:12:03 pm »
on my 72cb750 project i assembled the front end after a full refurb over the last coupla weeks: completely stripped everything for clean/polish then checked/lubed wheel bearings, new fork seals, caliper seal, Belray 10w fork oil, cleaned/lubed odo drive, checked rim runout, etc.

just starting same at the rear, stripped everything including swingarm for cleaning/checking and reass. 

it was a fully-equipped touring bike, but am taking off the high bars, full fairing, crash and sissy bars.  will leave the Jardine turn-outs, side bags and luggage rack - sort of a honda "bagger" i guess.  should be ready by spring!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2009, 08:44:48 pm »
Today I went medieval on my frame with a pipe cutter, bottle jack, ratchet straps, levels, angle finders, grinder, cutoff wheels....

It was a good day :)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2009, 08:07:02 pm »
Pulled some plugs and dripped in some oil into the cylinders on a couple of them.  More to go yet ;)

I suppose there are still days I could ride, but I'm not keen to ride in the rain 85% of this time of year :P 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2009, 08:34:43 pm »
i put some new (to me) clubman bars on my cb650 and so far she loves them
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