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Offline Gene

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28200 on: September 11, 2019, 04:55:07 pm »
with Cali's recycling bankrupt
I needed something to do with all my beer cans piling up
viola! beer can side cover

That's so cool.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28201 on: September 11, 2019, 06:30:21 pm »
practice makes perfect
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28202 on: September 11, 2019, 06:45:02 pm »
Changed the signal switch, cleaned up the mess that was in the headlight, then enjoyed our near 90 degree day in NYC:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28203 on: September 12, 2019, 02:58:33 am »
no kit just the "make your own aluminum furnace" off Youtube. supplies bought at Home Depot
the Petrobond sand from Ebay
a few trial and errors with making the moulds to make sure the aluminum fills all the way

saw on youtube under (black bear projects) "make special parts for your motorcycle" and it looked easy enough

Thanks for the info.........did look it up, seems easy enough.

I used to work in a foundry, quality control.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28204 on: September 13, 2019, 06:29:40 am »
Changed my fork oil and replaced fork seals finally! Haven't done it since buying my CB550 last year and only god knows when the PO changed the oil last. My mind was blown when I pulled the forks apart and found a ton of sand inside the fork tubes!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28205 on: September 13, 2019, 07:05:58 am »
Polished the engine


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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28206 on: September 13, 2019, 07:30:32 am »
The brown seat covers never really appealed to me but it works well with this bike’s color. Nice looking bike.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28207 on: September 13, 2019, 10:09:01 am »
The brown seat covers never really appealed to me but it works well with this bike’s color. Nice looking bike.

Thanks. I get a lot of compliments. It kinda annoys me because I think my other bikes are just as nice. Like this one:


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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28208 on: September 13, 2019, 11:06:26 am »
That the 82? Yep that is a nice one as well. Must make it difficult to decide which to ride.
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« Reply #28209 on: September 13, 2019, 11:44:33 am »
That the 82? Yep that is a nice one as well. Must make it difficult to decide which to ride.

Yeah an 82. And then there are three others  of which this is one. Ppl would KILL for that rear 18" Lester rim:

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28210 on: September 13, 2019, 04:30:57 pm »
Rode it, then suddenly it starting running on only 3 cylinders unless I full throttled. Can anyone guess why?





Slow jet managed to pop out and was just swimming around in the bowl ::) Glad I ride with tools.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28211 on: September 13, 2019, 04:41:44 pm »
These things happen! ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28212 on: September 13, 2019, 11:59:29 pm »
Well my poor old Yamaha FJR1300 has been off the road since 2016 when I forgot to pay the registration fee but continued to ride it for another 4 months until I discovered my error. No biggie, with 15 bikes, there's always something to ride, but a few months ago I did some catchup maintenance replacing the rear disc brake rotor, pads, front brake pads, plugs, thermo fan, cooling hoses, plugs, air filter etc.

As it was just coming into winter I took it for a ride, called it good, then as I had to make room for my son's new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, I left it in the driveway under a bike cover. Not ideal, but as it was winter, I wasn't worried about the sun bleaching the exposed paint and plastics. Now that we're in early Spring, I decided to ride it over to the self storage place where I currently have 3 other bikes. Of course, being such a nice day I took a 100 mile detour to give the battery a good charge. Great day!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28213 on: September 14, 2019, 03:02:16 pm »
I don't get it.......bike has sat for a while, been messing with it to get it running........

One day, it just fired right up.....idled perfectly.

Fired right up with just one push of the button.

TODAY...........nothing. Fire pit here we come.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28214 on: September 14, 2019, 05:25:46 pm »
Got it back on the road after rebuilding the oil pump, new chain, new sprockets and replacing some missing screws.   ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28215 on: September 14, 2019, 05:28:58 pm »
Hopped back on this today. Air filter change was about it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28216 on: September 15, 2019, 11:39:10 am »
Finally got the RS34 Mikunis installed on the 1000. Perhaps this afternoon will be good  :)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28217 on: September 15, 2019, 04:05:38 pm »
Hopped back on this today. Air filter change was about it.

Love the bag, where did you get it?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28218 on: September 15, 2019, 04:42:05 pm »
Hopped back on this today. Air filter change was about it.

Love the bag, where did you get it?

I went to a leather craftsman and asked how much it would be to make a small side bag. He said $500. I laughed and walked out

I went on ebay and looked up "womens shoulder bags" and got the one you see on my 500F. Chopped off the straps and voila. I think it cost $50.

Ive got a "coach" brand womens handbag (from ebay as well) on my 750 seen here. Cost even less, about $30.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28219 on: September 15, 2019, 05:18:46 pm »
Hopped back on this today. Air filter change was about it.
Love the bag, where did you get it?
I went to a leather craftsman and asked how much it would be to make a small side bag. He said $500. I laughed and walked out
I went on ebay and looked up "womens shoulder bags" and got the one you see on my 500F. Chopped off the straps and voila. I think it cost $50.
Ive got a "coach" brand womens handbag (from ebay as well) on my 750 seen here. Cost even less, about $30.

Those are both great finds. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28220 on: September 15, 2019, 05:58:35 pm »
Hopped back on this today. Air filter change was about it.
Love the bag, where did you get it?
I went to a leather craftsman and asked how much it would be to make a small side bag. He said $500. I laughed and walked out
I went on ebay and looked up "womens shoulder bags" and got the one you see on my 500F. Chopped off the straps and voila. I think it cost $50.
Ive got a "coach" brand womens handbag (from ebay as well) on my 750 seen here. Cost even less, about $30.

Those are both great finds. 8)

thanks!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28221 on: September 15, 2019, 07:11:35 pm »
Realized that the fuel lines involved with the RS34's are different than the 5.5mm Honda lines. More hurry up and wait. Nothing accomplished today other than Amazon ordering.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28222 on: September 16, 2019, 05:49:26 am »
Realized that the fuel lines involved with the RS34's are different than the 5.5mm Honda lines. More hurry up and wait. Nothing accomplished today other than Amazon ordering.

Glad Im not the only one. Ive made so many mistakes like that. $$$  :( :( :(

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28223 on: September 17, 2019, 05:16:33 pm »
I have been playing with handlebars to get a more comfortable riding position.  The Dunstall clip ons put too much pressure on my wrists.  I tried drag bars first.  The riding position was ok but the master cylinder is right on top of the fork cap.  The turning radius is also limited by the fairing.


Then I tried Laverda Jota adjustable handlebars.  These are copies of the original Brevattato handlebars.  They are pretty nice.  I have them in a good position that puts my hands higher than the clip ons but at about the same angle.


Next up is to ditch the cheap mini gauges and install a racing tachometer.  The Krobers look nice.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28224 on: September 21, 2019, 01:23:52 pm »
CB550 Head leak after only 5000 miles. Has anyone used a RTV sealant applied to the `o`` rings, and which one and did it stop the leaks?

 

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