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Title: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
Post by: troyhamilton on November 05, 2017, 04:14:13 PM
I got my petcocks in yesterday. charged up the battree and went about 100 feet from the house, it seems to have trouble idleing. maybe a vacume leak, will take it apart in a day or too, sounds good with the straight pipes/homemade baffles too.  tires were lo on air felt squirrly. but it was comfortable! ill get all the bugs worked out yet! :bike-037:
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Post by: guzzisteve on November 05, 2017, 04:30:57 PM
Both, put new grease in steering head bearings @ 60Kmi. Finished and rode it today, much better.
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Post by: pebra on November 05, 2017, 04:38:03 PM
No.
And I'm not in the mood to elaborate.
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Post by: pete mcgee on November 05, 2017, 04:38:43 PM
Repaired.
Replaced the large outer seal on the final drive due to leaking.
Also gave it a service, engine oil change,valve clearences,timing,clean air filters, regrease the rear drive hub splines, check carb balance, clean up the oil flung off the rear wheel and a general clean.
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Post by: pete mcgee on November 05, 2017, 04:39:42 PM
No.
And I'm not in the mood to elaborate.

 :popcorn:
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Post by: kingoffleece on November 05, 2017, 04:41:25 PM
46 degrees.  Went for a ride.
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Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 05, 2017, 04:53:24 PM
Rode the Convert yesterday, made it home just before the rain started. Worked on a customer's Eldo today.
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Post by: bikeridertim on November 05, 2017, 05:01:44 PM
Put about 100 miles on mine today, only about 55 degrees.  :smiley:
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Post by: Huzo on November 05, 2017, 05:04:37 PM
No, still on the water... :angry:
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Post by: twowheeladdict on November 05, 2017, 05:05:54 PM
Neither.  Went to church and then spent time with family and friends.  Laughed a lot though.   :laugh:
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Post by: drburt on November 05, 2017, 05:42:38 PM
Rode the Virago.
Does that count?
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Post by: Guzzidad on November 05, 2017, 05:42:48 PM
   I rode my 01 EV about 100 miles today. I usually ride my 2012 Norge when I get out of the city but today I just wanted to let the EV breathe. Honestly, I enjoy riding the EV just as much as the Norge.
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Post by: bobrebos on November 05, 2017, 06:26:57 PM
Neither.  Wrenched on the Studebaker, but I enjoy wrenching on cars OR bikes so all is good.   :grin:
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Post by: leroysch on November 05, 2017, 07:04:44 PM
Rode.

Had to catch the last day of the season at The Cavern.

All goats accounted for.
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Post by: rodekyll on November 05, 2017, 07:24:58 PM
Snowing and the Seahawks were doing everything they could to beat themselves.  They were successful.  So no, I did nothing useful.
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Post by: Scud on November 05, 2017, 07:55:45 PM
Replaced a broken shift spring in V11 LeMans. Mmmmm... the smell of gear oil.
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Post by: ITSec on November 05, 2017, 09:37:41 PM
Did some minor work on the Norge, took the Stelvio for a leg-stretcher. Likely I'll reverse this later in the week, as I'm only waiting for one more delivery to begin the major farkle installations on the Stelvio.
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Post by: SmokinJoe on November 05, 2017, 10:24:44 PM
Ride.
Rode over 3k last month, would like to do that or more every month. No real issues with my bikes except usual maintenance or wear items.
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Post by: Mike Crenshaw on November 05, 2017, 10:48:19 PM
Swapped the floor board lower frame rails on the California EV for foot peg rails.  Fits my preferred riding style now and makes the bike a real pleasure to ride.

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Post by: guzzista on November 05, 2017, 10:58:55 PM
Rode my 750S tribute bike today to blow out brain cobwebs caused by too much time indoor. Great runner, possibly my favorite Guzzi ever, at least till I get a Griso...
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Post by: dee g on November 05, 2017, 11:15:51 PM
No. Traction on the roads not so good this morning.


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And working on a bike after working a 12 hour shift? Not in the mood.  However, on my day off this week, I will be spending time working on this:

 
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Over the summer it looked like this, but now the front end is all done.  Have a bit more electrical to do, then it's time to tear down the rear end


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Title: Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
Post by: Tom H on November 06, 2017, 12:02:49 AM
Both.

Took out one bike to take care of a few things. Then came back to work on the headlight switch of my Eldo. Somewhere I have a wire that is dropping from 12.4V to about 10V with the lights on. Think I have found it, will confirm that tomorrow.

Tom
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Post by: tris on November 06, 2017, 02:14:34 AM
Set the tappets with a view to following that up with unFUBARing the sacred screw ...... until I found that I DIDN'T have the replacement rocker cover gaskets I though I had in stock

Oh well!
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Post by: Old Jock on November 06, 2017, 03:35:44 AM
Replaced the Reg/Rec on the Doo-Kitty 1098 with a Shindengen unit, now to get the battery box back in that's tomorrow's job.

Sprayed the Bezel for the Tacho of the Sporti matt black after having it apart.

Had to remove then JB weld the studs.

One was loose and shot up inside the tacho then promptly attached itself to the internal magnet. I hate taking instruments apart, but I think I see light at the end of the tunnel.
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Post by: pete roper on November 06, 2017, 04:12:14 AM
Drove 750kms with my mate Peter to rescue his *New* Stelvio from near Ballarat in Victoria. It's a low mileage flattie NTX. We drag it back to Bungendore tomorrow for rollerisation and the *Other Stuff* that won't of been done then he rides it back to Townsville in FNQ.

My Queensland 'Small Tank' Stelvio arrives in Bungendore tomorrow so after the Cali 1100C is dealt with its next up on the block for rollerisation and sorting but that will need a kit, which is in a bonded warehouse in bloody Melbourne!

Never mind, we have the problems on the 1400 motor to keep us occupied and they are legion! :rolleyes:

Pete
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Post by: Green1000S on November 06, 2017, 04:21:37 AM
Installed Denali D2 2.0 Trioptic lights on the Stelvio.
It was raining, perfect maintenance day...
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Post by: blackbuell on November 06, 2017, 04:52:44 AM
Changed hydraulic fluid in "new" 2007. Bike had only 2,300 miles on it when I bought it Saturday. I assumed that the brake and clutch fluid had never been changed; fluid from rear brake was nasty looking, from front brake and clutch wasn't too bad. Rode the bike about 25 miles afterward; warm but windy ahead of a cold front.
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Post by: webmost on November 06, 2017, 06:23:51 AM
Repaired the KLR. Rode the Guzzi. Went to fetch the Indian, but the shop effed up the new gasket AGAIN, so I had to leave it there. Wasted two hour trip each way.

The biggest problem with buying new is not the price (tho you do take a substantial hit), but the warranty. Soon's you have an effin warranty you feel obliged to take your problems to the effin shop where these muthereffin pros take for effin ever just to eff up the job. Much better to buy used so's you can just take a beer out of the garage fridge, put the game on, light a cigar, and grab some wrenches.

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Post by: blackcat on November 06, 2017, 07:05:46 AM
I rode the Daytona yesterday, came home and worked a little bit on the Norton.

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Receive the new base and head gaskets in the mail on Saturday, so the engine went back together with new ss nuts and bolts.

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Sanded down the gouge on the fork slider, but it looks like I will have to live with this bit of character.
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Post by: Kiwi_Roy on November 06, 2017, 07:30:11 AM
Only 2 degrees C here this morning with the wind blowing off the snow covered hills so we left it to warm up a bit, went for a 50k ride when it walked up to a balmy 5
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Post by: Mr Pootle on November 06, 2017, 07:45:36 AM
I had a nice 35 mile ride today which ended with an unusual accident, leaving me sat here with a strained back.
I fitted a pair of LSL Clubman mirrors to the V7ll a couple of weeks ago. I got home this morning, lowered the side stand and went to get off of the bike. The mirror went up under the flap of my pocket, and as I swung my leg over I became caught. My momentum carried my over, and led to the back strain.
So now I was on two feet, but with my left side caught, and my back twisted. I hadn’t a clue what the problem was. I still had my helmet and gloves on, so my senses of sight and touch were somewhat hampered.
I got my gloves off, and after a bit of exploration managed to free myself without damaging either the mirror or the jacket. Just my back, and my pride.
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Post by: Idontwantapickle on November 06, 2017, 11:19:47 AM
Repaired the KLR. Rode the Guzzi. Went to fetch the Indian, but the shop effed up the new gasket AGAIN, so I had to leave it there. Wasted two hour trip each day.

The biggest problem with buying new is not the price (tho you do take a substantial hit), but the warranty. Soon's you have an effin warranty you feel obliged to take your problems to the effin shop where these muthereffin pros take for effin ever just to eff up the job. Much better to buy used and just take a beer out of the garage fridge, put the game on, light a cigar, and grab some wrenches.

Preach it brother!  I hate being a warranty slave!
My bikes received no love this weekend but they did sit by and watch as I replaced a radiator in a Saturn. I hope they were amused.

Hunter
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Post by: britman on November 06, 2017, 02:02:37 PM
I just got back in from a 30 mile ride on the old TR6R.  It was 74 degrees in downtown Virginia today.  Tomorrow a high of 49 and cold driving rain all day.  I just wish the weathermen would make up their mind one way or the other this time of year.....


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Post by: Jose Mendez on November 06, 2017, 02:41:34 PM
Yep! Met my brother in Galveston for breakfast this morn.  :coffee: He attended the Lone Star Rally this pass weekend and he stayed until today. We rode back home after traffic. A good 200 mile run I guess.  :bike-037:
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Post by: Calculon on November 06, 2017, 03:22:23 PM
The week before Halloween, I took the bike to work.  We were busy, so I didn't hit the road until 1:00AM, but it was still 65°, but a couple days later on Friday it snowed and we've barely touched 40° since.  The weather forecast didn't look promising, so the bike went on the charger on Halloween.

I liked last year a lot better.  I road to work in December and took a 25 mile trip in January, both of which are very unusual in Minnesota.
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Post by: Chuck in Indiana on November 06, 2017, 03:26:13 PM
Yep. High 40s, so rode the Mighty Scura around a bit to warm up the oil. Serviced it, so in answer to the OP.. both.
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Post by: Muzz on November 07, 2017, 01:28:00 AM
Needed some s/s screws to replace nails that are popping in the deck. Beautiful day, warm, good excuse to do about 20kms.
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Post by: mojoe on November 07, 2017, 01:59:44 AM
My B1100 is a commute bike, so ride it Mon-Thur 55ml round trip, A128-A127-M25 A12 to Chelmsford.
Fun runs take place at weekends to Maldon, Burnham, Saffend etc.