what have you done to your bike today??

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by Cone » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:37 am

zimtim wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:03 am
Cone wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:28 pm
Tried Hydrographics good results 7298D79E-F075-4AE8-A9DB-9294D90E1D19.jpeg
How are these standing up ?
Really well Tim. I’ve even ditched the bike a number or times. Still look good

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by mark vb » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:22 pm

Started to recommission my DRZ400S after 10 years unused collecting dust at the back of the garage. The engine turned over fine with a donor battery replacing the original (which unsurprisingly had dropped to 0.18 volts with 10 yrs of non-use). With a fat spark at the plug, the motor wouldn't fire up. The plug was found bone dry and the fresh fuel was coming out of the overflow pipe. So, it looks like a fuel issue with the carburetor, which then came off. A tip for making carb removal easy - unbolt the rear sub-frame and move it rearwards along with the air box and rear rubber connector, this makes it easy to pull the carb out of the front rubber connector. Next job is to check the efficacy of the float valve seating and check/clean the cold start circuit and slow run jet. Or maybe get everything ultrasonically cleaned..... never had this done before, is it as effective as it's rumoured to be?

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by Hugh » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:34 pm

Greetings Mark,

Whilst the carb is off might I suggest that it could be worth your squirting a little light engine oil into the cylinder, it will slowly slip down past the piston rings and help with restoring compression. Just leave the spark plug out and turn the engine over to disperse any excess left in the bore, oh and the engine will probably smoke for a while after starting.

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by garyboy » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:23 pm

plan ..
wash crud off bike with cold hose
hot wash bike with car shampoo
clean chain and spray with chain oil
adjust chain carefully, if needed
spray bike with gt85
check front brake calliper and clean and ease if needed including pads and disc (poor performance in the wet)
book mot and take up to Treorchy
pass with flying colours and go for a joy ride.

actual ..
got up
found I had sprained my left wrist in the night
spent 2 hours trying to figure out why
spent another 2 hours trying to console myself to getting really old
watched bbc for 2 hours
fell asleep for 2 hours
and then another 2 hours
woke up and found my left wrist sprain has disappeared
spent 2 minutes wondering why
got out of bed
saw it was now dark so went back to bed :?

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by Teflon Jnr » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:29 pm

Ordered parts as shes poorly and arranged for a good friend to help me fix her
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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by lancashirelad » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:08 pm

I've 90% completed the fitting of Barkbusters, heated grips, & Grip Puppies to my cb500x, to get the grips to fit you need to remove the little pips from the throttle tube, a bit of a faff but instead of using a file I whittled them off carefully using a craft knife, one tip I picked up from the net for fitting the Puppies was to put 3 cable ties lengthways on the heated grips, lubricate the Puppies with soapy water as usual but they slide on easier over the cable ties as opposed to the rubber grips, once on pull the ties out, simples. All that's left now is to tidy up the wiring as I'm OCD as far as wiring is concerned so plenty more cable ties to apply. Now thinking I fancy some short levers to gives a bit more clearance for my JCB bucket sized hands inside the B.buster frames?
I've to start again now buying & fitting all the bits I had on the previous cb500x!!! :D

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by macvisual » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:12 pm

Removed front brake caliper from my Honda Innova as the brakes were badly sticking on as the bike hasn't been run since 2014.
Both brake pistons weren't moving much when I pumped the lever, so a good lashing of WD-40 and let it work it's magic and soak in for 15mins etc, along with a small hard brass brush, eventually I got them both working and cleaned up the brake pads which have plenty of beef on them as the bike has only ridden 1250 miles in its lifetime.

I'll get the Innova taken to a local garage for it's MOT next week etc...

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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by Paul_C » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:29 pm

Took carbs off my old 78 Guzzi Lemans. Striped them down for a refurb'. The bits are currently soaking in petrol. Fitting new oil breather pipes too. Such an easy bike to work on.
Just along for the ride.
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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by Paul_C » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:31 pm

Took carbs off my old 78 Guzzi Lemans. Striped them down for a refurb'. The bits are currently soaking in petrol. Fitting new oil breather pipes too. Such an easy bike to work on.

Out and about, not today though.
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Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Post by macvisual » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Lovely looking Italian machine that Paul, I'd love to own a Guzzi some day...!

Keep the wheels turning.

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