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Old 04-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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From: Puyallup, Wa

I Ride: SHINKO's
What did you do to your bike today?
Pretty simple.. if you did something to your bike today let us know what you did.

OK, thread rules:

1. Please keep this on topic! I like seeing and discussing what others have done to their bikes. Please share what you've done, are doing, or are planning to do, especially if it involves pictures and painstaking details. For general banter, please see...the General Banter thread.

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Ill start,

I put in my new 1216 Big bore/High Compression pistons



also slotted my cam sprockets so i can set my cam timing exactly where i want it.

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Old 04-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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From: Pennisula backroads
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I Ride: a cruzzer
Cool deal. I'm looking at the oil level, looking at the chain, checking air pressure and am proceeding out the door to thrash said tires. Bye now.

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Old 04-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Joined: Oct 2008
From: Middle Earth WA

I Ride: 03 Busa, 08 Busa, 89 Transalp
Got to break in the No Mar and installed and balanced a new pair of Dunlop N-Tec's on the busa. I should have bought one of these years ago!

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Old 04-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Joined: Feb 2012
From: SE Portland

I Ride: '07 Ninja 250, sv650 k3
I put in a more aggressive cam on my throttle tube today. I found a guide using a filed down zip tie glued onto the throttle tube where the throttle cable runs around it... that was a godawful f*cking nightmare of an attempt. My zip tie was too fat and wide, so no matter how much I pre-bent that sucker and no matter how many clamps, other zip ties, super glue, and epoxy I used it was too strong and pulled off the tube. I got it once, but ran into clearance issues and started throwing tools.

Then I decided to quit being a stubborn dumbass and just machined one out on the lathe that was right next to me the whole time. ended up increasing the tube diameter about 3/16ths of an inch with nice smooth tapers. Cut the distance to WOT by about 1/4 - 1/3. No more having to regrip while riding!

This combined with yesterdays new chain and going up one tooth on the front sprocket, makes the bike much more fun down low as i can rev it up much easier and have a usable first gear, as well as keeping my wrist happy and cutting down on the vibration at cruising speeds. Once my new shock gets here it'll be like a brand new bike!

I forgot to take pics for you guys

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Old 04-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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Joined: Jul 2010
From: Kent, WA

I Ride: 2011 Kawi Versys and a 1999 Yamaha WR400F
Getting the vintage dirt bike running and shredding again... took it out for a ride to test my work.

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Old 04-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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From: CENTRAL

I Ride: When I can
I lubed ALL the 'pivot points' on the controls.
Clutch/parking brake lever, front brake lever and, rear brake pedal.
Also 'lubed' all the cables.
Adjusted the parking brake too.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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Joined: Sep 2006
From: Graham, Wa.

I Ride: The Sexy Beast and My Wife ZX-6R
I put the Sexy Beast on the rear stand sat on her and made a vroom vroom noise inside the garage..

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Joined: Feb 2008
From: Mill Creek, Wa

I Ride: slower than you with a bigger grin!
I had Nels finalize the tune on the vstrom. after a shitty mechanic (me) fucked up the valve job and re-installed the cams a few teeth off, i had nels try and tune over it not knowing what the issue was... then i took it to SSU and adrian fixed everything i fucked up.

original dyno tune was at 92hp, then i did the valves, the hp dropped to 75ish.... freaked out and had adrian go through it, he found the cams to be off, took it back to nels for a proper tune on a freshly tuned motor and it put out almost 96 hp. WOOT!

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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Joined: Jan 2007
From: Vancouver, Washington

I Ride: R6 track, SV650S street
rode it. watched it sit outside all day. rode it home.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #10
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Joined: Mar 2009
From: Spokane Valley

I Ride: Suzuki Boulevard C90, Suzuki DRZ400E, My Wife's Scooter
I rode the 250 to get car parts...

And put the cover on the C90.

But I'm going to get a second 250 tomorrow!
That'll likely result in a project thread.

KevinD

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #11
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Joined: May 2011
From: Sammamish, WA

I Ride: Ducati Multistrada 1200S
I eye-f*&$#d the shit out of mine while passing through the garage multiple times to work on my dads shitty Jag.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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From: Vancouver, WA

I Ride: Versys 650
I checked pressure, oil, and overall as I am leaving in the morning on a week-two week trip.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #13
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Joined: Sep 2009
From: Zillah WA, The Dalles OR

I Ride: 2010 BMW 1200GS, 2010 Ducati Monster 1100S, 2011 Yamaha WR250R, 1985 Beta TR32.
Now that it's getting warmer I wired my WR250R for my heated vest! Next thing I need to do is set it up with a mount for my Garmin 660. I already have GPS mounts on the Buell and BMW and it just takes a second to switch the Garmin from one bike to the other.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #14
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From: Olympia, WA
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I Ride: Yamaha.
I rewired my tail light so it works properly. Yay!

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:31 PM   #15
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From: Rochester

I Ride: '05 Bandit 1200, '84 VF1100S, '87 XR600
Lubed the chain, removed the Holeshot backrest and the Ventura rack, replaced the stock tiedown bolts and rear grab rail. Repaired a missing bolt on the rear fender. Replaced a damaged Master Cylinder screw, wiped the bike down and got ready to ride the heck out of it tomorrow.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #16
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From: Everett. WA

I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Bike #1,Put new clutch and brake levers on then rode it to Monro to help friends, stopped at Clear View Mc D's and checked out the rat rods. Rode it home.
Bike #2, Put it on the Tender, pulled off the goofy little round blind spot mirrors.
Next, strip it, tune it. Then on to some big time cleaning.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #17
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From: Chicagoland

I Ride: 2010 RC8R; 2009 ZX6R; Percheron/Paint (equine variety)
Washed 'em and took 'em out for a ride!!

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #18
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From: WA

Looked longingly at it, as I was working on the lawn mower...AJ

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #19
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From: Bothell, WA

I Ride: BMW S1000RR, BMW K1200GT, H-D Dyna Wide Glide, Suzuki DR650
Hung trailer in the garage, then rode the S1K for a couple hours. Ended up at Snoqualmie Falls and back home. Screwing around with trailer lights again.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:10 PM   #20
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From: Kennewick, WA
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I Ride: Whatever old bike isn't broken, 1977 XS-400D (broken), 1978 GS1000E, 1960 BSA C15 (missing pieces), 97 ZX600E ( It's a lover not a fighter)
I got all the fairings I fetched this weekend out of the car and started seeing how it all fits on the ZX-6

I can't get really serous about it until my gaskets arrive and I can put the engine back together.. Then the exhaust, oil cooler & radiator can go back on.

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