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What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, 3 May 2012.

  1. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,386

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    I rode it a little bit.

    Now I need to take it to the garage to fix the oil leak and the permanently on brake light.
     
  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,133

    Location: Shropshire

    KTM reliability being showcased in this thread!
     
  3. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 5,502

    To be fair my 300 tpi enduro which gets all of zero warranty from new hasn’t skipped a beat.
     
  4. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,649

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Mine was a common radiator fault, as KTM don’t make radiators I can’t say it’s their fault, unless KTM do nothing about it going forward.

    My local KTM dealer paid for everything to sort mine, so apart from being without my bike I’m not out of pocket thankfully.
     
  5. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2017

    Posts: 430

    Location: County Durham

    Dropped it. That's what I did today. Popped it on the stand on the drive walked away and seconds later I hear it go down. Managed to just catch the side of the wife's car too. Looks like the stand mustn't have been all the way down plush our drive had a small slope to it, bike probably moved forward slightly pulling the stand up in the process.

    Bike damage - frame slider took the brunt, bent clutch lever
    Car damage - 2 small dints and a few scratches, some will polish oit
    Mick damage - mostly pride, angry wife and the cost of a clutch lever

    Great day so far
     
  6. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,675

    I've had many bikes sink in the mud at bike rallies over the years but my party trick is not remembering to even put the side stand down in the first place.

    I forgotten twice in the past one time on cbr1000f I was much younger and moved out of the way 2 years or so ago I did it again on the vfr750 I had **** om my mind and forgot but this time the bike hit me and slammed me to the ground and broke my left wrist which was not to bad as it was my clutch hand so I was back on the bike with in no time and help strengthen my fingers so when the cast come off I recovered full strength in a very short time.

    I did have a 20 year run when I did remember from the cbr to the vfr lol.

    When it rained was interesting when riding as water would run down the inside of the cast if I had forgotten a bag :D
     
  7. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,097

    Location: Berkshire

    Silverstone one year camping, we pull up, mate puts his non stamp sized foot stand down whilst I fiddle with my puck... then his side stand falls off and down it goes! It was a rusty old Bandit 600 and we did chuckle!

    I always leave mine in gear if I'm anywhere but the garage, as I've almost had the rolling off the stand happen once or twice over the years.
     
  8. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2017

    Posts: 430

    Location: County Durham

    Good advice, the driveway is getting re done next week so it will be abit more level but leaving in gear will be a must from now on.
    I did however manage to straighten the clutch lever, and found some plastic trim between the two back lights had managed to snap off, superglued back on and I'm good to go again
     
  9. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jan 2011

    Posts: 1,349

    Went to a few random Austrian passes... This pic is in Malta of all places :)

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    Is KTM the new Tesla? They don't make radiators but they obviously choose their supplier and specify every single part of it. If it's crap it's because it was specced as such...
     
  10. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,649

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Either way, wether they specced low quality or it's a manufacturing fault, i got it sorted free.

    I guess, i hope they recognise the fault, and get the manufacturer to sort it for future bikes.
     
  11. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    The TY is pretty much done, needs clutch and brake levers and a fuel tap but everything is cleaned and lubed to live another 45 years with thanks to a mate



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  12. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 21,661

    That Nice :) Reminds me a lot of the old 70's/80's KE100 but it has the exhaust on the other side

    What cc is it ?
     
  13. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

    Posts: 19,967

    Location: London

    80cc
     
  14. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,182

    Location: Scotland

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    Bar end mirrors installed, will get some Sato racing inner bar weights when i can find stock, have to remove the stock ones as they spin freely so can't fit mirrors to them.
     
  15. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2017

    Posts: 430

    Location: County Durham

    Very nice, still a big fan of this style CB ever since I had the 125 version
     
  16. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,182

    Location: Scotland

    It was between that and a speed triple 675, heard people talking about Triumph not being so reliable but i think that might be a thing of the past.

    Just waiting on my seat being customized now and that's most of the things done now, although i may get an exhaust in the future.
     
  17. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,649

    Location: Bristol

    Want another one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333668073820
     
  18. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,182

    Location: Scotland

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    New levers.
     
  19. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Sunny Sussex

  20. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,278

    Location: Kent

    Another year, another MOT sailed through. Hardly turned a wheel since it's last one so no surprise there!

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