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Offline troyhamilton

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Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #1 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 04:38:03 PM »
No.
And I'm not in the mood to elaborate.
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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #3 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 04:39:42 PM »
No.
And I'm not in the mood to elaborate.

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 04:41:25 PM »
46 degrees.  Went for a ride.
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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #6 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 05:01:44 PM »
Put about 100 miles on mine today, only about 55 degrees.  :smiley:
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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 05:04:37 PM »
No, still on the water... :angry:

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #9 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 05:42:38 PM »
Rode the Virago.
Does that count?

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #11 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #12 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 07:04:44 PM »
Rode.

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

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #14 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #15 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #16 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #17 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #18 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #19 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 11:15:51 PM »
No. Traction on the roads not so good this morning.





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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #24 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:

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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #25 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #26 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #27 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #28 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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Re: Did you repair or ride your bike today?
« Reply #29 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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