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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:26 AM
    gixxerphil

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    :rofl:

    I'm working every day this month to buy crap I don't really need :rofl:
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:37 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    I have no idea. send help!
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    just a couple of things tbh
    Only pic I got lol

    And ya ya I know you don't haha but about 50 I normally don't ride haha I wish to be comfy!

    PXL_20240611_113436572.jpg
     
  3. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:37 AM
    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    just a couple of things tbh
    Sooo that means you are going to go and just ride ya?
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:40 AM
    BkerChuck

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    At this point it looks that way. As I understand this has happened in the past as well but it's been run consistently for quite some time now so this is highly unusual. There is a lot that goes into an event of this size and nature. They need hotels capable of handling a block of up to 100-125 rooms with a banquet facility that can handle roughly twice that number of people. Those locations are needed in 2 or 3 locations for the start/finish and a second and possibly third checkpoint part way through the rally. Next there is a large group of volunteers to handle stuff like odometer checks, reviewing paperwork and insurance, and more.
    Obviously 2025 is now out of the picture but I hope 2027 might be back in action.
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:43 AM
    50Buck

    50Buck Living rent free Timmy the Tool's head

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    If I can get some stuff handled this morning, then I'd like to take the bike on another run out of town. We'll see how it goes.
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:57 AM
    BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Proof I rode to work.....
     
  7. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:09 AM
    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    This day is completely unfair to those of us that do service work from a 1 ton van. I work from home, so no commute. Can't carry what I need or may possibly need on a bike to run even the simplest job. If I had a walk thru on a job, that would be the day for this. But sadly, not today.
    Enjoy your ride to work gentleman. :bikewheelie:
     
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  8. Jun 11, 2024 at 7:58 AM
    nd4spdbh

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    You are good, thats just some excess grease from the bearings. At some point id recommend at the very least to pull the top triple clamp and do the proper torque sequence on the steering stem bearing preload (preferably add some grease to upper and lower stem bearings as well... but thats a bit more difficult without pulling the front tire/forks etc). There is a rubber washer of sorts between the two lock washers under the top triple that over time gets smooshed and lets the steering stem bearing preload get a little loose which is not good for bearing life or safe handling.

    I have the fancy finger socket for this job and would be happy to lend it out. (Its actually worked on all of my Yamaha motorcycles!)
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:02 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    is yamaha just not good with neck bearings then? my bolt is starting to get that shimmy so its neck bearing will need to be replaced soon which is a common issue with them for some dumb reason! but i did know that going into getting this bike so oh well lol
     
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  10. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:10 AM
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    Don't be so quick to replace the neck bearings. Recheck them for proper torque and it will very likely clear that up. I do think for some reason this pops up more on Yamaha than other brands. The FJR1300 has this issue as well but I've now had 3 of those and have yet to replace neck bearings on any of them. Torque per the manual and just ride it.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:11 AM
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    No, I have never had any issues with the yamaha stem/neck bearings in any of my bikes, just need to be re-torqued after many many miles. If im not mistaken the bolt being a budget bike uses for whatever reason uses standard ball bearings for the stem vs much preferred tapered roller bearings. There are definitely kits to replace them with tapered bearings which are much better.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:12 AM
    Calamity_taco

    Calamity_taco your friendly neighborhood weeb :3

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    just a couple of things tbh
    so its a common issue with the bolts that the neck bearings are just junk and they will start to wobble if you are not careful. atm mine will wobble if you let go of the bars fully but i can only do it for a few seconds before it gets bad. now its starting to wobble a little bit under slow speeds i notice it more.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:14 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    ah i gotcha i just know my buddy had issues with his t7 and another yamaha he had so was wondering if it was just something common with the brand in itself. you are correct about the bolts bearing ive been looking into the kits to replace it. atm its not bad but its getting there so instead of like i was wanting to replace it in winter it looks like i might have to do it sometime this summer but we will see. i know someone on here said they had a kit they would sell me but cant remember who it was?
     
  14. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:25 AM
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    Rode to work, thanks for the reminder @BkerChuck. Today was day 73 of riding for me. And that is with me not riding at all during March when I was at home with my newborn.
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:30 AM
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    I feel like there was a certain speed it was prone to wobble - maybe around 30-40 mph. And seemed like it was worse with the stock tires. I read that some people switched to tapered bearings, but it never bothered me enough to look into that. No major issues in the 8k miles I put on that bike... I ride with one hand a lot and it never felt unstable.
     
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  16. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:40 AM
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    :rofl: My thread’s pretty boring. Mostly just good mornings at this point
     
  17. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:57 AM
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    Nice! Today makes 85 days so far this year for me.
     
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  18. Jun 11, 2024 at 9:31 AM
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    Just for the hell of it I went down and tried on my helmet. Ya that’s a no go. Super tight lol. I knew it would be with the swelling. On another note I am down to 183lbs!! Not being able to chew is a great weight loss tactic. So far I have had to eat each day is my AG1 in the morning for vitamins. Then coffee, after that around 10:30-11 I have had 4 scrambled eggs, then a protein shake around 5pm. Lots of water throughout the day. I really don’t feel too hungry so that’s good.
     
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  19. Jun 11, 2024 at 9:53 AM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    overall its fine for me as well i can just tell it will need it eventually so ill get the kit and have it sitting for once it goes bad. mine also had more weight then the poor bike is suppose to have on the bike so that could be a factor haha
    haha so is mine tbh! let me guess @MarX is saying good morning in there isnt he hahaha. i swear he is everywhere!
     
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  20. Jun 11, 2024 at 10:31 AM
    FreshOldTaco

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    Yeah doesn't hurt to have the kit on hand, think it was @Fulton246 that had one.

    Also I should have rode to work today, weather is nice out there. Went for a walk at lunch and think it's the most bikes I've seen parked out front so others got the memo too.
     
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