What have you done to your bike today?

rayvrf

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#1
Saw this thread title on another site so thought I'd start it here.

Bike off road just now having fitted new battery, regulator. In process of stripping all the brakes, fitting new seals, pads.

Today fitted new front and rear sprockets ready for the new chain.

Having to use my Harley (yea I know) for work, washed it down and cleaned some of the tarnished chrome :B:

So what have you been doing?

R
 

pete0034

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#2
Looked at my machine,wished i could take a ride,gave it a pat on the seat and then plugged the optimate in

Regards Peter
 

Shredder1

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#4
What have I done on bike today...

About 95 miles.......on my FH, just for fun:d::d::d: HOWEVER...she's now caked in crud, so tomorrow morning I will be cleaning & scrubbing...:(:B::B:

still worth it though.... from Shropshire to the Ponderosa & back......:f::top:
 

mangocrazy

Registered User
#5
Took the tank off my FJ in preparation for a full carburettor/airbox fettle. I'm seriously thinking about buying an ultrasonic cleaner and giving the carbs a good once-over in it. After 24 years they could probably do with it...
 
#7
Fixed SWMBO's CB5-Hunner. Fitted new battery, previous Yuasa yin not much more than a year old but had dropped a cell? Reading 10.5v no load. Fooked, fit for recycling only. Replaced with an AGM Varta, as I couldn't get a Bosch locally. 13.5v no load. :d:

Then, I corrected the kinked fuel pipe that had been kinked since I last refitted the carbs'. Little wonder it was cutting out on her. I'm amazed it ran at all! :blush:

Tomorrow, the rear wheel will be coming off to remove the wheel bearings which have developed a slight amount of play. Typical stuff that older Hondas require every now and then, never anything major. :)

Top thread OP. :beer:
 

symes99

Registered User
#8
Moved my bike to
Middle of garage and made some space as the thermostat needs replacing,if I mabaga to get thermostat out it will mean there should be plenty of room to check valve clearances then clean all brakes as it will be off road whilst 1 st April.
 
#9
Today I mainly.......

fitted a 2nd hand Scottoiler I got off ebay for £20.

It was like new and works a treat. :)

I like bargains.
 
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swiss

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#10
Opened up the shed, took the dust sheets off, disconnected the trickle charger, fired her up, let her get hot, gave a quick polish over and drank three cups of coffee, with a mate chatting as to options what to replace the trusty of vuffer with :(

Put her back in the shed, connected her back to the trickle charger and put the dust sheets back on.. then locked her away until MOT due in April..
Tax and test both due then, so will fly through and have fun looking for something newer and different..

Howabout a VFR1200 :d:
 

joemcd

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#11
Changed coolant,and fitted a relay to the heated grips today.
Just the clutch to look at(bike developed a slight clutch rattle when warm,just before coming off the road for winter)then fairings on,and good to go for 2012.
 

gandy6910

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#13
Opened my Garage door, chcked the optimate, patted the seat hump and wiped a mark off of the rear hugger.

Closed garage door, looked at the sky :( then had a cup of coffee :d:
 

fabio222

Registered User
#14
Checked some valves and then gave up on them as I wasn't sure was I really measuring the gaps as properly as they should be and decided I'd leave it for a garage to do.

But I did get to see the gear cams! I also used a gentle wire brush to clean the engine casings I could reach. I took the rad off and cleaned it after draining the coolant system which I then was meant to refill but I fell asleep when I came inside for a while (consequence of staying at the girlfriend's house and not sleeping for hours).
 

Rob2333

Registered User
#15
Boy with New Toy shortly lived

2nd day of been the new proud owner (or not) of the VFR.

06.00 - Looked at her.
07.00 - Looked at her.
08.00 - Looked at her.
08.30 - My Dad and I looked at her.
09.00 - My Dad looked at her.
11.00 - Started her & revved her.
13.00 - Checked oil - glad I did......................................................... the oil is emulsified white sticky gooh, sugar I hope thats not water in the oil, any suggestions folks.
13.20 - Phoned the dealer who I bought it from, he said it could be condesation (I think rubbish). Seen as it was apparently given a full service before it was delivered and can only of done 4 mile, not by me by the way, dealer test run.

13.45 - Checked battery running, with multimeter charging at 18.1 volts dc ???? normal readings or not they soung high to me. I feel sick now hope its not the Reg/Rect.
 

marks152

Registered User
#16
2nd day of been the new proud owner (or not) of the VFR.

06.00 - Looked at her.
07.00 - Looked at her.
08.00 - Looked at her.
08.30 - My Dad and I looked at her.
09.00 - My Dad looked at her.
11.00 - Started her & revved her.
13.00 - Checked oil - glad I did......................................................... the oil is emulsified white sticky gooh, sugar I hope thats not water in the oil, any suggestions folks.
13.20 - Phoned the dealer who I bought it from, he said it could be condesation (I think rubbish). Seen as it was apparently given a full service before it was delivered and can only of done 4 mile, not by me by the way, dealer test run.

13.45 - Checked battery running, with multimeter charging at 18.1 volts dc ???? normal readings or not they soung high to me. I feel sick now hope its not the Reg/Rect.
sounds like condensation in the oil. Chance are the dealers not changed it. HG failure is pretty much unheard of on the vfr range. Your R/R is defective. Shouldnt be anymore than 15v max
 
#17
Fitted an extra tank in the top box, so I now have the best part of 3 gallon in the two tanks, which should equate to 270 miles between fill ups :d:
 

b12bandit

Registered User
#19
Opened garage door. Bike still filthy from last ride (shame. Where are the bike cleaning fairies?). Chain still slack and dirty (as before). Looked and the sky - dark grey and drizzling.....
So I put my gear on, sprayed some more lube on the slack chain, and went for a brief 30 mile spin.
Close garage door and pray for the chain and cleaning fairies to do their magic overnight.
 

raul/a3

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#20
at 8.30AM
first I've taken the monster chain of the front wheel(my trusty alarm)then checked the oil ,tyre pressure got all the gear on ,of to petrol station filled up and came back home just after 3pm with a empty tank ,,, i had a fun ride and some scary moments when wind was blowing in the open

tomorrow I'm of to Santa Pod with some friends ; meeting up with a bunch of petrol heads and having few runs on the strip should be a good day
 
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