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what have you done to your bike today?

#1 Unread post by RosePetals » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:27 am

Fitted new starter clutch to ma vmax and filter, oil. All ready to clock a few miles before the arrival of the new stuff.

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#2 Unread post by pchast » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:13 pm

Looked at it with longing for a ride. On my way to work with a pickup truck load of supplies.
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#3 Unread post by Wrider » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:24 pm

Posted it for sale... If it doesn't sell within the month I'm gonna rebuild it over winter like I was planning on doing this summer and ride it next summer.
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#4 Unread post by JC Viper » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:46 pm

Kinda sucks how you feel you have to sell it. Hope it works out (you keeping it and rebuilding it. Maybe you can help me source some parts for my 1984 Ninja).

Since there are no rear fenders available for my bike I had to go buy a chrome license plate holder with those H-D reflector strips found on various Harleys. A little more rear visibility without having to tap into the wiring once more. Been having some Radiantz strips on the bike but need more optimal placements.

I went to auto parts store for a new set of 12v horns as the corrosion is taking out one of the horns making it pip squeak instead of giving me the sound of an old Buick horn.

Found out I had a chain oiler greasing my chain without my knowledge til now. Still have to do some routine maintenance on that piece.

I need a new seat lock but it's really hard to find for my year Ninja. I also need to find a way to weld the middle support rod for the front cowl as the bolt area rusted and broke (the front cowl is supported by the sides of the bike but the middle rod keeps it from bouncing) or just buy a ZRX 1200 cowl and mount it on my bike (of course I would then feel obligated to remove the lower fairings).

Buy new mirrors as the $15 EMGO mirrors snapped at speed (the OEM Kawasaki mirrors are $60 for a reason and they don't vibrate at all).
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#5 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:34 am

Took it on a track. My first time to go on one.
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#6 Unread post by Keyoke » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:17 pm

Same as most days, the ride to work and back... really hoping to get some time and nice weather for a rideout at the weekend though... :)
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#7 Unread post by HYPERR » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:01 pm

I took the rear wheel off my Hypermotard as I am taking it to the dealer tomorrow to have new Dunlop Q2 installed. Taking the rear wheel off the Hyper is so freakin' easy it's almost criminal. Hoist up the rear with the Pitbull, pull the cotter pin, step on the rear brake pedal and yank off the big single axle nut. Took all of about a minute from start to finish. :kicking:
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#8 Unread post by sapaul » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:26 am

Thought about just jumping on the bike and going for a couple of days out of the rat race


that's as far as I got though

sad bastrd huh. :oops:
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#9 Unread post by Superfly3176 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:10 pm

Put passenger pegs on the nightster and ordered a 2 up seat. Also stared longingly at a 2011 Fat Boy Lo. Sat on it, sooooooooooooooooooooooo comfortable. Maybe in a few years.

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#10 Unread post by rayian » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Took the wheels to the shop for new rubber.

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#11 Unread post by Locopez » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:04 pm

rode it to work! :D
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#12 Unread post by JC Viper » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:40 pm

The front cowl on my GPz900R is sagging due to a break in the bolt holes on the neck portion of the support rod. It's still being held up by the main bolts on the bike frame itself but I'm not sure how stable it is even with added supports. I can have someone weld a new square with a bolt hole to the neck but finding one who can do it for a low cost is hard and replacing that piece by OEM means replacing the whole frame which cannot be done for a 1984 bike.

It pains me to say that I guess I will have to turn it into a street fighter by buying an after market cowl with headlights, relocate the turn signals and discarding the lower fairing. This will make it look like a cross between a Honda Hornet and Kawasaki ZRX or maybe a Triumph Triple if I go with the double round headlights with cowl.
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#13 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:24 pm

or something like this
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#14 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:29 pm

sorry wrong pic I meant this
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#15 Unread post by JC Viper » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:41 pm

I would like to find a universal cowl like the first pic. No matter what I do the OE cowl is just gonna sag. Just gotta make sure whatever I buy will have decent wind protection.
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#16 Unread post by wrecks » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:14 pm

put oil in my 'Z' & secured another track day in November!!! :kicking:
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#17 Unread post by Gunslinger » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:56 pm

Put some Motosliders on the SV. Changed the oil and coolant. Then proceeded to the street to show some cagers how we get down when the light goes green. Rode home, cracked open a cold one. Life is good.

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#18 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:54 am

I went riding on my lil Kawasaki this morning, and I rode the Buell to work.
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#19 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:53 am

It's 8 am so I haven't done anything today... but yesterday I went for a spin with Mike and then I lubed the chain.
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#20 Unread post by pchast » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:17 pm

Day was so nice I just had to go for a little ride, 50 miles. Its really fall. Need to get out the heavier jacket...
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