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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 15, 2023 at 9:06 PM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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    You should make a quick video demoing this. These are the kinds of killer crafty things that get people stoked. Just a quick 2 minute how to and you'll be the next poopy-pie or whatever. :)
     
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    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    I have no idea. send help!
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    just a couple of things tbh
    lol looks like a pain to me
    it was running years ago he spent money on getting it running then parked it in the barn umm idk 6 or 7 years ago? and it hasnt moved since then
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2023 at 9:27 PM
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    If i had been thinking I would have done a short when I did my helmet. Oh well, next helmet hah
     
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  4. Dec 15, 2023 at 9:38 PM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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    Get some bark busters for a bike and put it on them or something. Do it for the yootoob monies.
     
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  5. Dec 15, 2023 at 9:56 PM
    but why tho

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    Thanks!! I've been super impressed with the mic, it sounds really good for $30. I keep having to tell myself to stop breathing so hard because it all gets recorded. :D

    I agree, the bike is super slept on. If it weren't for you and @50Buck it definitely wouldn't have popped up on my radar!

    I've been told I look mid-20's and act like a teenager so I guess it checks out. :rofl:

    I clicked on the Amazon link and it said I'd already bought it so... maybe it was me? Haha

    I have the same large sticker on the same place on the same Givi box on the Tenere as well! Great minds think alike and all that. I stuck a few of the hexagons on there as well.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2023 at 9:58 PM
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    Interesting! My Grom uses the HF118 for the Kitaco kit.
     
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  7. Dec 15, 2023 at 11:24 PM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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  8. Dec 16, 2023 at 3:43 PM
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    Real Time Industries makes reflective decals from that for specific bikes including the FJR and a bunch of BMW models. I'very used the on all of my FJRs so far.
     
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  9. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:09 PM
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    I didn't get around to doing the tune up and tires on the Super Tenere - but I got a lot of other stuff done!

    Went on an awesome ride on the KTM and got to use the Helite track airbag vest with my race suit, which worked pretty well. I did record it so hopefully I can edit that soon.

    I also decided to make a jumper to cycle the ABS pump so I wouldn't have to fall off the bike on a gravel road. I had a few female spade connectors lying around so I just cut two down, crimped them onto a piece of wire and plugged it into the plug and it works! I'll have to take a video of it later.

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    Then the Aliexpress Givi S250 tool box knockoff arrived unexpectedly so I decided to tinker with that instead. Got it all mounted up:

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    The box fits my portable air pump, Cruz tools wrench, Knipex pliers wrench, Icon tool kit and a rope plug kit. I also stuck the key underneath my seat for easy access.

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  10. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:46 PM
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    XT225 things. Steering stem bearing inspection and greasing. Definitely a pain as EVERYTHING is mounted to the triples and front forks (unlike the super tenere... the S10 was actually easier to do this job).

    Pulled everything apart, bearings looked good everything was smooth with no seeable notching or issues. Grease was definitely there but old and somewhat dried out. Cleaned up everything and greased heavily with red-n-tacky and spun bearings randomly to help with any notching. The same special socket I had bought for the super tenere also worked for the stem nut of the xt225 so I was able to go through the torque sequence properly. @but why tho LMK when you need this socket for your tenere. Torqued back up and its smooth but there is an uber tiney SMIDGE of notchieness rather far from center but I really think the wandering "bowling ball bumpers feeling" nature is from the SKINNY 2.75in front but it was stupid cheap so.... cant complain to much. Its was worth my time to make sure everything was proper and in the end steering is properly tight, smooth and greased.

    Bearing setup is interesting on the XT225. Bigger tapered bearing on the bottom and a standard small ball bearing on the top

    I THINK, I might be at the point of "just ride it" with the XT225, I could keep tinkering on it (and probably will) but the major things and changes needed to get me to project grom replacement are done. Ive already put more miles on it in the last 2-3 weeks vs the prior 4 years so thats a win haha.

    Come to think of it... should of probably got some fork oil and changed that out while I had forks out. Add that to the list, as well as the tenere!

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    Link to box!!!! (gdamnit im gonna get all the bad ideas as a fellow super tenere owner).
     
  11. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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    Nice! I'm hoping I don't need to touch the front end for a while. I might put it off till next year if/when I do the valves on the S10.

    Here is the link to the box:

    https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256...st_main.5.cb3b1802etdccO&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa

    It came out to ~$70 with shipping and tax, which is still like $50 cheaper than the Givi and the Givi doesn't come with mounting options (I think that's separate as well).
     
  12. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:59 PM
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    Retorquing the front steering stem nut is pretty quick and easy and wouldn't have any impact on doing the valve job or not. Lots are under torqued / loose at even your mileage. When you do change the front tire you are already half way there to pulling the forks to pull the front apart for clean / inspection / grease and torque.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2023 at 7:59 PM
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    Lights are done! Didn’t do the relay harness to clean up my terminals and add in an ignition relay, but I did at least make a little bracket for my buttons.

    Really happy with the lights and how it came out, even if I did have to hack up a $40 harness.

    Edit: two quick notes 1) I bent the bracket around a bit more to match the angle of the dash better and 2) thats just my DRL, again. I'll try to get some pattern pics at some point soon.

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  14. Dec 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM
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    I brought up the valve job because it's such a big project I don't mind adding a few more things along the way. :D
     
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    oldtoyman Small bore freak

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    Have been hating the fact I sold my 22 klx300 to my brother so I decided to buy another one . Found a 23 close by with 17 miles on it for about the same money I sold to my brother. Will be putting a deposit down on it in an hour or so and pick it up on Tuesday. Very excited as I had fun riding the Klx 300.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2023 at 4:01 PM
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    The more I ride around the xt225 I have the more I +1 a purchase like this. A smaller dual sport around town is something seriously slept on.

    It's light, has suspension travel for the ebs and flows of city streets, curbs, staircases, up taller so visibility is great and comfy position to sit.

    Pics are required asap!
     
  17. Dec 17, 2023 at 5:06 PM
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    Gunshot-6A Prime Beef

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    Yeah, I'm working on it. Houses that aren't drug dens start in the 9s around here now (lord knows why?), and affordable stuff with safe garages for bikes are a good commute away. Trying to figure out what my next career step is after this one, so may be a temporary gig. I'm not super stoked about living here.

    I have thought about booking a ridershare rental a few times just to get 2 wheel back under me, but then the seasonal neverending rain started.
     
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  18. Dec 17, 2023 at 5:08 PM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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    Look into power generation. Good money and always in fashion.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2023 at 6:52 PM
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    oldtoyman Small bore freak

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    2023 KAWASAKI KLX 300, NEW CONDITION, 17 MILES
    https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/d/gig-harbor-2023-kawasaki-klx-300-new/7698437281.html

    I put a deposit on this bike. I will pick it up this week. Comes with a new off-road front tire and tube , rear rack, bark busters, 2 oil changes Nothing installed. Yup 17 miles on it. He just road around his 5 acre lot. Got it for $6250 which is $250 more than what I sold my other klx300 to my brother. I am happy. Can wait to go pick it up.
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  20. Dec 17, 2023 at 6:57 PM
    50Buck

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    Nice score! Any big plans for it?
     
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