What did you do to your bike today?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Boohnda » Sat May 13, 2017 9:29 pm

Anyone have an alligator clip wire that I could use to determine precisely why my FI light is on?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby shagzomatic » Mon May 15, 2017 12:53 pm

Finished one, broke the other. :lol:

The SV is all set, test run around the block felt good.

Then the R1's oil drain decided to lose its threads. Threaded the drain bolt in by hand, snugged quick & easy with a wrench, then when I put the torque wrench on it, it spun loose...had MAYBE 10ft-lb on it when it went (factory spec is 31), I had barely started turning. Oh well, I wasn't planning on racing on that bike this weekend anyway, just coaching on Friday. Looks like I can get a whole new oil pan assembly for under $100 so I'm not going to bother screwing around with a re-tap or helicoil. Should be ready to go again by the track day at the end of the month, just don't have time to deal with it before this weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Sportbiker » Mon May 15, 2017 10:27 pm

Boohnda wrote:Anyone have an alligator clip wire that I could use to determine precisely why my FI light is on?

A little late but yes I have one.
Shitty planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Boohnda » Sun May 21, 2017 1:13 am

Sportbiker wrote:
Boohnda wrote:Anyone have an alligator clip wire that I could use to determine precisely why my FI light is on?

A little late but yes I have one.


I guess I could make my own right? Is it silly to borrow someone elses? lol

I did an oil change, which I found while the oil was draining that it was not needed. lol. the oil looked great. oh well.
I also did a chain clean and lube.

Wednesday I plan to do an air filter recharge.

Also, added a guardian bell that my dad got me.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Sportbiker » Tue May 23, 2017 8:19 am

Yeah I kinda thought the jumper was an odd request :wave: never heard of a guardian Bell before.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Boohnda » Sun May 28, 2017 10:45 am

Its kind of a cool lil superstition type thing:
http://www.guardianbell.com/wp/

"Legend has it that Evil Road Spirits have been latching themselves on to motorcycles for as long as there have been bikes on the road. These Evil Road Spirits are responsible for mechanical problems and bad luck along a journey. Legend goes on to say that by attaching a small bell onto your bike, the Evil Road Spirits will become trapped inside the bell where the constant ringing drives them insane, making them lose their grip until they fall to the ground. (Ever wonder where potholes come from?) Legend also has it that the mystery of the Guardian® Bell carries twice as much power when it is purchased by a friend or loved one and given as a gift. Show someone how much you care. Offer them defense against the Evil Road Spirits! Give a Guardian® Bell and share the Legend of Good Luck it offers to a motorcycle and its rider!"
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Apex_It » Tue May 30, 2017 7:35 am

Got it ready for the first track day on Wednesday. Just need to pull the mirrors and load it up on the trailer.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby shagzomatic » Tue May 30, 2017 10:56 am

:banana-dance: :banana-rock: :banana-dance:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby naldge » Tue May 30, 2017 8:35 pm

Have fun, should be a good time
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Sportbiker » Wed May 31, 2017 10:00 pm

Adjusted chain, changed pads to Vesrah XX (with attendant rotor cleaning), changed brake fluid, changed oil. Love that the XX's don't need to be bedded. I think its now ready for Road America.

Hope your first day was a blast, Apex.
Shitty planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

Sportbiker's tips on what not to do when you want to sell something:
    Post an artistic picture where your bike takes up 5% of the area.
    "Price firm but willing to negotiate."