what have you done to your "bike" today

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by MacV2 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:05 pm

Richard wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:33 pm
I might even clean it tomorrow...
Whoa, steady on old surely that, the dirt, is the only thing holding it together 😃👍
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Dirt & zip ties to be precice... :lol:

Got two others in need of a clean as well... :lol: :lol:

& less of the old as well ya whipasnapper... :x
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by freeridenick » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:22 pm

Temporary repair of a hole in the exhaust with Gun Gum tape. Hope it holds for the last two track days before I can sort it out properly.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by KermitLeFrog » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 pm

Just took it for a dusk ride. Only 40 miles but it blew the cobwebs away. Oil. Suspension, tyres all good. Adjusted the lights. Using relays makes such a difference.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by sirch345 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:21 pm

I actually rode the Storm today, brilliant sunny weather as well :Woohoo1: :Woohoo1:

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by MacV2 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:33 am

sirch345 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:21 pm
I actually rode the Storm today, brilliant sunny weather as well :Woohoo1: :Woohoo1:

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Twitchy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:26 am

Posted this in my build thread, but no responses yet...
Twitchy wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:35 am
So going back to my post in July 2015;
Twitchy wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:35 pm
I measured the diaphragm springs after reading that DJ use a much shorter spring. The springs in the carbs are give or take 300mm (12"), the brand new units from Honda are 270mm (10 3/4ish").
I have taken delivery of a US spec DJ kit - 1185.002, and the springs are 137mm long;

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Is this correct??? I expect the kit to be correct, but such a difference to my above mentioned spring lengths, that seems like a hell of a lot. Are the non-US spec any different?

Also, the steel rod type tool in the photo which as a small dent in the top - can I guess that is the DT009 mixture screw tool? (not req'd as I have some very nice Jack Flash upgrades!)
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by felix barrao » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:04 pm

I have started the CCT change this afternoon. I have changed the rear one, and learned how to do it thanks to the good access of the rear cylinder, tomorrow the front one.. Not too much room to do it !
Valve clearance were ok in the rear cylinder. Let´s see tomorrow.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by tony.mon » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:26 am

Sometimes it's easier to drain the coolant and remove the LH side radiator- it's not much extra work, you can reuse the coolant, and access is so much easier.
You can do it without taking the rad off, but it's fiddly.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by felix barrao » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:42 pm

tony.mon wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:26 am
Sometimes it's easier to drain the coolant and remove the LH side radiator- it's not much extra work, you can reuse the coolant, and access is so much easier.
You can do it without taking the rad off, but it's fiddly.
Work finished and tested. :thumbup: Working fine.
You are wright.. I have changed the front one without removing carburetor or radiator, hard work actually..

difficult to see the correct alignment of the cams, and installing the top screws of the cover. Anyway, finished and working fine. :beer:

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by alanfjones1411 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:07 pm

A job well done.
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Kev L » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:02 pm

Well done mate, now you can enjoy the bike without worry
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by felix barrao » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:04 am

Thank you, Yessss, I have made 4000 km in this 5 months, and since I knew about the cct problem in the forums, I has been always thinking that the engine were going to explode.. pace of mind now.
I noticed that the automatic cct keep the chain in the tense side, ( maybe 2 or 3 mm of flexing in both cylinders), with the mcct i have set them to about 5 or 6 mm as specified for the tutorial in this forum. The engine sounds nicer now imo.

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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by MacV2 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:32 pm

As promised I washed bikes today 3 to be precice...

Custurd first wash since June...

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Note no bins...

Nue Red washed flies from Devon off !

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Still no bins...

& 633 got a wash from the soaking it got when Alan dropped it off...To be fair I was in a sling when he delivered it...

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No bin but some vagrant who was passing posed for me...
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by Kev L » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:55 pm

Did you call up his carer to come and collect him? Poor old feller!
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Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Post by sirch345 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Looking good Mac, even Tony is looking impressed :wink: :thumbup:

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