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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby King Herald » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:01 pm

Took front brake pads out, cleaned, inspected, Copperslip on the back, trying to cure annoying squeaking under braking.

100 mile round trip up to Buxton pass yesterday, Over the hills again, a nice ride out I do every week or two.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Ruralman » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:46 pm

Picked up the two wheels with new tyres on!


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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby gogs01 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:55 am

Picked up the two wheels with new tyres on!
Brilliant ! - new brake lever next ? 😊
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Ruralman » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:20 am

Oh I forgot I also fitted the new front brake lever!


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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby gogs01 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:17 am

Oh I forgot I also fitted the new front brake lever!


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Hope you kept the temporary version as an emergency spare ! That way you'll never need it ! 😃
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Re-fitted my repaired mirror. Repaired and fitted the seat lock. Fitted the replacement silencers. About to fit the new battery. If there is enough time left in the day, I'll torque up the new drive shaft bolts and wrestle with the new rubber boot.

Pic taken just before fitting the replacement silencers:-
Image1979 BMW R80/7 TIC by Ian Beat, on Flickr
Still a few jobs to do but hopefully I can get her started soon ( for the first time in 12 years)

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Ruralman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:39 pm

Oh I forgot I also fitted the new front brake lever!


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Hope you kept the temporary version as an emergency spare ! That way you'll never need it !
Indeed Gordon it's in the back box!
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:56 pm

After all the faff or tuning/balancing my carbs I took her for a little spin to Cockermouth and back, big road out, back roads back.
The up side, runs oh so much better. :grin:
The down side got hit by the only rain squall of the day. :sad: at least the big old fairing on the RT's keeps most of the wet stuff off.
Hey ho, thats the 'fun' of biking. :?:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby DT 1200 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 pm

Tried to get my old LT started after the battery died. Think the bloody Spy ball alarm is giving me some hassle though. fingers crossed we are getting there ........
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Dave Stapleton » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 pm

Fitted my R75/7 with Half-Rise handlebars, much more comfortable now. O:)
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Aladin1 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:37 am

Dave, Looks like you're bike is at the end of the rainbow! Great picture.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby goldenoldy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:59 pm

gave the bike a wash after our trip to France. Looks good in the La Rochelle Sunshine.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Tincan3 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:23 pm

Changing the rear bevel gear oil.
Why is it always milky with water? Is it the more direct breather and exposed position resulting in greater warming and cooling (or Scottish weather)? The gearbox oil is never affected - does it get warmed more effectively by the engine?
One of life's little mysteries :-k

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Bill Smithson » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:27 am

I didn't see my bikes today as I was at the Classic Mechanics Show at Stafford.
I did though pick up a Surefoot side stand for the R65lS from Motorworks and pre-pay for heated grips which saved about £45.00 in show discounts.

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Harleyman » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Rode the R100RS properly for the first time. Highly impressed, for a 40 year old bike it's totally effortless, gearchange much sweeter than I'd been led to believe would be the case. Front brake requires a firm hand (original under-tank master cylinder) but not too bad once you get used to it. Very smooth too; the R80 can feel a bit buzzy when pushed but this thing just has loads of grunt.

Worth waiting 40 years for.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby D16PJM » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:12 pm

got my Highline out the garage for a quick blast, now tucked away again.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:51 pm

Nearly got me a right numpty who suddenly decided to step of the pavement because she was far too busy messing about with her smartphone instead of (a) watching where she was going, and (b) checking the traffic before stepping in to the road. Lucky for her that I was (a) going very slowly due to other traffic, and, (b) had my 'numpty radar' switched on because of riding in town.
No apology (as expected) but the Plastic Plod (PCSO) who saw the whole incident gave her a right dressing down in full view of everyone. :grin:
Karma or what?
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby King Herald » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:56 am

Fitted new front disc bobbins to my 1100r. Fairly simple job, but a bit fiddly. I took the wheel out to make life easier.

Now the discs don’t wobble 1/16” in all directions.
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