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What did you do to your bike today?

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

  1. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,178

    Location: Scotland

    Lovely bike!.
     
  2. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2016

    Posts: 5,791

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Stunning Bike... I had a couple of Street Triples, the 675 engine packs a punch and very torquey
     
  3. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,872

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Pulled the stock shock out, stripped it and fitted the stock spring to a nice minty eBay ZX-6R shock, then did some mild surgery to the undertray to fit it. Then washed it (at last)!

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  4. Tenzo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,096

    I’ve been lucky enough to have a Street Triple for my first bike and now a Daytona for my second. The noise and handling are so much fun.

    Here’s my current steed:

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  5. Scooby_WR1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 1,021

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Does anyone on here actually bother changing their fork oil?
    Triumph recommend to do it every 24k but after watching some Dave Moss videos i thought id change mine since its never been done.
    After 12k it looks quite bad.

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  6. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,872

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Don't assume that darkened oil is ineffective. The only real way to tell is to test its viscosity. That said it's never a bad idea to change it, especially since fork oil is often overlooked, but if the oil is still doing its job, just changing it because its no longer clear is often a false economy.
     
  7. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 2,351

    Nope :confused:


    17 year old SV650 never been done.

    Although the forks 'feel' ok.
     
  8. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,178

    Location: Scotland

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    New seat on the way at last, will stick up some pics when installed.
     
    Last edited: 17 Aug 2020
  9. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,178

    Location: Scotland

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  10. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jan 2017

    Posts: 429

    Location: County Durham

    Very nice @khemist

    Did you have your current one redone or is this a new seat completely
     
  11. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,178

    Location: Scotland

    I sent rider and pillion seat off to be done and bought another oem rider seat so I could still use the bike along with a cheap seat cowl until it was done.
     
  12. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,649

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Where/who did the seat @khemist ?

    Looks like a great job they've done there.
     
  13. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,178

    Location: Scotland

    Last edited: 20 Aug 2020
  14. The Judge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,083

    Location: N.Ireland

    Bought another one after six weeks of cold turkey. Im a bit old and past it for the chest down a$$ up riding so a more sedate passion is required

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    Not too bad looking for nearly 18 years old
     
  15. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,649

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    Looks very clean and tidy for it's age. What's the mileage like? Looks really comfy :)
     
  16. The Judge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,083

    Location: N.Ireland

    Just 27000 on her. More comfy than the armchair in our living room
     
  17. *Rich*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,649

    Location: Pontefract, UK

    I imagine one day i'll have to get something comfy too, but for now i can manage slightly tougher seats :)
     
  18. The Judge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,083

    Location: N.Ireland

    Enjoy while you can bud
     
  19. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,704

    Location: Жит&#10

    Welcome to the RT club. I have a ‘09 R1200RTP. They get a lot of stick but I’m of the opinion there is no finer all rounder for people who ride a lot of miles in all weathers. Proper riders ;)
     
  20. The Judge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,083

    Location: N.Ireland

    Least I don't get off it after 200 miles walking like John Wayne lol. Just hope i never drop it