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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28375 on: January 02, 2020, 02:55:13 am »
Sounds nice, like a street bike!  8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28376 on: January 02, 2020, 05:39:24 am »
 Fire in the hole Terry. You got a new place now to work on your bikes ?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28377 on: January 02, 2020, 04:39:59 pm »
A few weeks back I acquired a 71K frame. After a very quick inspection I was delighted thinking the OG paint was in excellent condition and could be used with few touchups. Forward a bit and I noticed every time I was near the frame I'd get some sort of dirty, greasy residue on my jeans. Finally looked it over very carefully and I can honestly say this is the dirtiest frame I've seen. A quick cleanup using degreaser and a nylon brush revealed most of the OG paint was actually a light coating of old grease. Now I have to paint the dang frame.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28378 on: January 02, 2020, 10:32:38 pm »
At least it shouldn't be rusty then.......
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28379 on: January 03, 2020, 02:14:18 am »
Fire in the hole Terry. You got a new place now to work on your bikes ?

Ha ha, thanks Eric, I'm still working on it out in the driveway, which is rough in the summer heat, but once it's a roller again, I'll sneak it into the shade of the patio. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28380 on: January 03, 2020, 03:06:44 am »
Fire in the hole Terry. You got a new place now to work on your bikes ?

Ha ha, thanks Eric, I'm still working on it out in the driveway, which is rough in the summer heat, but once it's a roller again, I'll sneak it into the shade of the patio. ;D
Not a lot of smoke?
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« Reply #28381 on: January 03, 2020, 03:12:21 am »
Fire in the hole Terry. You got a new place now to work on your bikes ?

Ha ha, thanks Eric, I'm still working on it out in the driveway, which is rough in the summer heat, but once it's a roller again, I'll sneak it into the shade of the patio. ;D
Not a lot of smoke?

It's a little bit smokey here in Melbourne Per, but it's way worse in Bairnsdale, my home town, 200 miles East of Melbourne, which is very close to the biggest fires in the state. I drove there today to evacuate my 91 year old mother and 67 year old sister, and the smoke down there is really bad. I've seen lots of bushfires here in my almost 60 years, but as far as property damage goes, this is the worst. 
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28382 on: January 03, 2020, 02:06:16 pm »
Cleaning with vapor. Works wonderful and cleans everything.



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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28383 on: January 03, 2020, 05:13:42 pm »
Decided to go ahead and start pulling the Frankenstein bike apart. pulling all the 650 stuff and putting on the 550 stuff I've been collecting to get it stock. A lot of trial and error on this one being my first bike and after riding my stock 550, the stock config just feels good.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28384 on: January 03, 2020, 11:03:41 pm »
yeah I like those early frames,i think they had the better handling?the first gen 550 also shared this frame and tank,the 550 motor is the better option keeping it stock,i also like that big chrome gas cap,the hidden flip cap too fat tank on the later models I don't like at all,these things go well stock when you think how old they are.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28385 on: January 04, 2020, 06:30:48 am »
Cleaning with vapor. Works wonderful and cleans everything.




Cleaning with vapor.......????????
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28386 on: January 04, 2020, 08:04:35 am »
Cleaning with vapor. Works wonderful and cleans everything.
Cleaning with vapor.......????????

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28387 on: January 04, 2020, 04:16:58 pm »
Cleaning with vapor. Works wonderful and cleans everything.
Cleaning with vapor.......????????

Steam vapor machine.  The little yellow thing in the back ground.

Sounds interesting, tell us more...

Not just good for bike cleaning I imagine...

SWMBO could use it around the house...???

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28388 on: January 05, 2020, 11:59:28 pm »
Well, last day of holidays so I thought I'd better attempt to make the vmax a bit safer to tide this summer
Mostly it was a lack of indicators but it turned out the headlight needed some love too
It seems that 100W halogen bulbs and plastic lenses don't play well together , the lens was melted and buckled, the reflector was warped and the area that holds the bulb had gone completely, so the bulb was just wandering around inside the lens and reflector, still worked though.....
The front indicators were also inside the headlight and either due to heat orcrapness they had gone on strike
One rear indicator was held on with electric tape and the other one turned out to only be done up finger tight
So, out with the new tail light with integrated indicators, check the wiring before I made a bracket, all good so get it fitted and..... only tail light works. Bollocks
After much farting around traced it to a fuse that looked fine but had blown in the intermediate half hour.
Fixed that and we had tail,brake and both indicators, woohoo
Next, headlight, decided to put the Stock item back on, no problems there until.......for some reason the stuff up the back was affected
We now have tail, brake and left indicator but turning on the right indicator makes the tail light function flash.
I haven't got to putting the front indicators on yet, that may solve the problem, don't know how but I can't work out what has caused it in the first place ( apart from possibly my cackhanded wiring and distinctly lacking knowledge and abilities with all things sparky)
So not really much further ahead and the bike is unrideable now
Mrs spotty suggested putting all the stock parts back on but anyone who's seen a stock vmax will understand why that ain't gonna happen
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28389 on: January 13, 2020, 05:38:53 pm »
Nothing much to the bike since its snowing now.

I have been looking for the Shoei saddlebags that were made for the Gl1000 to mount to my bike. I like how think they are which will give me enough room to carry my cameras on trips.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28390 on: January 13, 2020, 06:07:32 pm »
ended up fitting the front indicators rather quicker than i had anticipated ( the rear brakes on the car blew a slave cylinder so no brakes there  at all , off the road for the time being)

happily putting the front indicators on seems to have made the back ones happy and everything except the low beam up front is working now and i can live with that until the weekend
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28391 on: January 13, 2020, 06:29:07 pm »
Put the bike together temporarily
Now the real cleaning starts

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28392 on: January 14, 2020, 07:02:25 am »

Thanks Sean! Those wheels are badass. What rear brake system is that? Have you swapped the rims on a rider yet or storing them for the moment?
[/quote]I was actually most excited about the Hurst airheart rear disc set up.  I have been planning a build using a set of kimtab wheels for years, but was missing suitable rear brake components.  These parts should work, which is good, as these parts are not found easily.

Hopefully, I can scrounge up another rear brake set up and use the Shelby Dowd s for a bike too.  Now that I see what is there, I can make a lot of the missing stuff.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28393 on: January 15, 2020, 10:46:53 am »
Today, I rewired my whole stupid bike.
  • m-Unit
  • Rick's Reg/Rec
  • Lithium battery
  • Replaced all the wiring and connectors
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  • New brake switches
  • New brake line
  • Chronoclassic speedo
  • New turn signals
  • New petcock
  • New tires

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28394 on: January 16, 2020, 07:38:30 am »
Today, I rewired my whole stupid bike.
  • m-Unit
  • Rick's Reg/Rec
  • Lithium battery
  • Replaced all the wiring and connectors
  • m-Lock
  • New brake switches
  • New brake line
  • Chronoclassic speedo
  • New turn signals
  • New petcock
  • New tires
  Sounds like a busy busy day ! Was alcohol involved like in your signature picture ?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28395 on: January 16, 2020, 06:37:36 pm »
I started looking closer at my new project, '77 cb550f.   Interesting changes from a k I've workrd on.  Why is the right footpeg folding for the kickstart?  What moved to force that? Is it the different exhaust ?  Starting a list of parts needed to make it complete and running...airbox, clutch cable, seat cover, just for starters.
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« Reply #28396 on: January 17, 2020, 02:40:11 am »
I started looking closer at my new project, '77 cb550f.   Interesting changes from a k I've workrd on.  Why is the right footpeg folding for the kickstart?  What moved to force that? Is it the different exhaust ?  Starting a list of parts needed to make it complete and running...airbox, clutch cable, seat cover, just for starters.

Is the kick starter pedal supposed to hit the brake pedal, or is that some sort of camera trick? ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28397 on: January 17, 2020, 08:47:43 am »
I started looking closer at my new project, '77 cb550f.   Interesting changes from a k I've workrd on.  Why is the right footpeg folding for the kickstart?  What moved to force that? Is it the different exhaust ?  Starting a list of parts needed to make it complete and running...airbox, clutch cable, seat cover, just for starters.

Is the kick starter pedal supposed to hit the brake pedal, or is that some sort of camera trick? ;D

The footpeg folds up to allow room for the kickstart to do its work, without hitting the brake pedal, unlike my 550k.
intrigued by the wail...seduced by the scream.

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« Reply #28398 on: January 17, 2020, 12:55:36 pm »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28399 on: January 31, 2020, 03:56:07 pm »
ive just picked up three rolling/running cb550s,one spare motor,tons of carbs/heads/barrels wheels tanks etc,gotta sort it all out was a mates deceased estate the family sold me,ill probably sell a load off if any aussies want a project,ive still gotta see what ive got in total.

 

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