What have u done for your bike today?? - Page 181 - Wrist Twisters
 880Likes
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #7201 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 05:33 AM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,194
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Nice work all around! Well done Kiwi!

marylandmike is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #7202 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 05:53 AM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marylandmike View Post
Nice work all around! Well done Kiwi!
Thanks Mike, we'll see about the tank. If I never post about it again, you'll know my limited painting skills have been stretched too far!
marylandmike likes this.

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7203 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 03:03 PM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
And finally..

I don't know if this is going to be a keeper or not. It's a chromed piece of plastic that has the effect of giving about 170° of view. I've been using bar-end mirrors for a while, and have become a bit paranoid about lane-changing on the motorway, worried about moving into the path of traffic I didn't see.

The challenge with this wide-angle mirror is that, of course, the main view rearward is blocked by one's body. It does do a good job of showing traffic that is nearby or behind at a 45° angle, but that view can also be obscured by one's arms.

So I don't know if it's going to stay on the bike. I haven't ridden much with it yet so perhaps it's a matter of learning to incorporate it into my daily drive.

We'll see it it's there for the long-term or is just a distraction.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001...3d014c4dn9dqKP
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_8325.jpg (191.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8356.jpg (261.8 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_8361.jpg (292.9 KB, 8 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
 
post #7204 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 05:11 PM
McTavish
 
mcromo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,108
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
I don't know if this is going to be a keeper or not. It's a chromed piece of plastic that has the effect of giving about 170° of view. I've been using bar-end mirrors for a while, and have become a bit paranoid about lane-changing on the motorway, worried about moving into the path of traffic I didn't see.

The challenge with this wide-angle mirror is that, of course, the main view rearward is blocked by one's body. It does do a good job of showing traffic that is nearby or behind at a 45° angle, but that view can also be obscured by one's arms.

So I don't know if it's going to stay on the bike. I haven't ridden much with it yet so perhaps it's a matter of learning to incorporate it into my daily drive.

We'll see it it's there for the long-term or is just a distraction.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001...3d014c4dn9dqKP
Hmmmm, could one not get distracted by looking at themself?

mcromo44 is offline  
post #7205 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 05:43 PM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
For those still interested in the concept of the Swiss Army bike. Saw this thing on-line, marketed for the BMW round-the-world crowd, thought it might make a half-decent and not too obvious toolbox. Gives about 4-5 litres of space.[It's a knock-off of a Givi product, of course, an S250.]

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000...5e094c4diTEG75

The size seemed about right to live on the inside of my Givi frame. I knew I would have to move the mounting points, but figured that would be do-able. Plugged the holes with some black silastic..Took a bit of finagling, but it's there. The mounting clamps needed some packing out, but a piece of bicycle tube was the answer.
...and of course I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't immediately see the need to stealth out those shiny brackets. Ah well, learning will come to us all one day, if we stick at it long enough.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_8362.jpg (203.6 KB, 6 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7206 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 05:44 PM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcromo44 View Post
Hmmmm, could one not get distracted by looking at themself?
That's not one of my particular afflictions, Mac, although Lord knows there are plenty to choose from..

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7207 of 7236 Old 09-20-2020, 06:46 PM
McTavish
 
mcromo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,108
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
That's not one of my particular afflictions, Mac, although Lord knows there are plenty to choose from..
LoLs!

mcromo44 is offline  
post #7208 of 7236 Old 09-26-2020, 11:36 AM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanktm View Post
Gosh that windscreen is massive
Took me a while to organise this.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_8397.jpg (171.8 KB, 22 views)
marylandmike and Islandboy like this.

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7209 of 7236 Old 09-26-2020, 04:35 PM
Tirone
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Napa
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 1
 
I like a small tank bag for necessities like a Leatherman, face shield rag, tire gauge, earplugs, water..ect. The SW-Motech evo daypack is a good fit for the bike and really simple to remove for fuel stops or to take with you when off the bike. It’s small at 5-9 liters but it keeps me from stuffing every pocket of my riding gear. (I left my last one on the bike when I sold it. Won’t do that again)
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ypack-tank-bag

I have a big tail bag that’s good for a few days on the road but wanted something smaller and low profile for an extra pair of gloves, base layer, jacket and pant liners, lunch. Enough stuff for all day or an overnight. I should have ordered the tail bag first. I probably could have skipped the tank bag. It fits the bike’s stock seat perfectly. 1 1/2” behind the rider section and follows the taper and rear curve of the seat like it was made for the 919. The straps allow you to strap it to the seat which was important to me to not have to work around the exhaust for anchor points.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-lite-tail-bag

Fidget is offline  
post #7210 of 7236 Old 09-27-2020, 01:31 PM
Knobby
 
Kevin Blankenship's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
I'd be interested what you think of the quality of the stickers from ebay.

Kevin Blankenship is offline  
post #7211 of 7236 Old 09-28-2020, 12:10 AM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
I haven't used them yet, tank refurbishment still a work in progress, but they look the goods to me - sizing seems accurate, metallic silver on clear base [for my particular model], safely packaged. I'd recommend them.

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7212 of 7236 Old 09-29-2020, 02:38 AM
919 Rider
 
Islandboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Flinders island
Posts: 2,617
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanktm View Post
Gosh that windscreen is massive
Took me a while to organise this.
Hey Kiwi. What jacket is that mate?

Islandboy is offline  
post #7213 of 7236 Old 09-29-2020, 10:13 AM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
Just about the best thing I've ever bought...

https://www.amazon.com/river-road-la.../dp/b0047rnf2c
Islandboy likes this.

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7214 of 7236 Old 09-29-2020, 06:51 PM
919 Rider
 
Islandboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Flinders island
Posts: 2,617
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
Just about the best thing I've ever bought...

https://www.amazon.com/river-road-la.../dp/b0047rnf2c
I like it.

Islandboy is offline  
post #7215 of 7236 Old 09-29-2020, 10:05 PM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Islandboy View Post
I like it.
Yeah, me too. Think I've had it six years.

I use it for everything except the depths of winter, when the Dririder does a better job. Without the liner, it's good for summer - breathes a bit - and I'm always comforted by the presence of the elbows and shoulder armour.

I think I've had the zip replaced, (which was a good thing, since the original zip had the slider on the wrong side) but it'll be with me for years yet...
Islandboy likes this.

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7216 of 7236 Old 10-03-2020, 12:20 PM
Wanna free cat?
 
rufftup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: East Texas
Posts: 437
Rep Power: 1
 
I have an '07 and an '03 919. The'03 didn't have a centerstand and was a pia to work on, whether it was changing tires, lubing the chain, etc.
I found a stand on eBay built by a company in Ukraine called "Recraft" (they also offer a rear rack for the 919).
Mounting the stand and stop was straight forward and everything fit well. (Mount the stop first, the stand won't hit the holes, otherwise)
Now for the springs. Those suckers will take a finger off if you ain't careful. I read about spacing the springs out with washers and such (actually that's what I did when installing the stand on the '07).

Some of you may have read the method I used with a ratchet strap on removal and installation of the airbox on the '07.
It works equally well on stretching springs.
I looped one end of the strap around the rear tire and tied a piece of wire around the end of the big spring, hooking the other end of the strap to it. A little ratchet action and the spring slid right on. Threaded the small spring through the big one and repeated the procedure.
Centerstand installed and still have all the fingers.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20201003_133058_1601752603038.jpg (147.8 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg 20201003_140800_1601752648512.jpg (137.1 KB, 14 views)
Dario_hawk and Islandboy like this.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
--- Mae West
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2007 CB900F
rufftup is offline  
post #7217 of 7236 Old 10-03-2020, 02:11 PM
Wanna free cat?
 
rufftup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: East Texas
Posts: 437
Rep Power: 1
 
CORRECTION. Mount the stand 1st.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
--- Mae West
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2007 CB900F
rufftup is offline  
post #7218 of 7236 Old 10-04-2020, 02:59 AM
919 Rider
 
Islandboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Flinders island
Posts: 2,617
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rufftup View Post
I have an '07 and an '03 919. The'03 didn't have a centerstand and was a pia to work on, whether it was changing tires, lubing the chain, etc.
I found a stand on eBay built by a company in Ukraine called "Recraft" (they also offer a rear rack for the 919).
Mounting the stand and stop was straight forward and everything fit well. (Mount the stop first, the stand won't hit the holes, otherwise)
Now for the springs. Those suckers will take a finger off if you ain't careful. I read about spacing the springs out with washers and such (actually that's what I did when installing the stand on the '07).

Some of you may have read the method I used with a ratchet strap on removal and installation of the airbox on the '07.
It works equally well on stretching springs.
I looped one end of the strap around the rear tire and tied a piece of wire around the end of the big spring, hooking the other end of the strap to it. A little ratchet action and the spring slid right on. Threaded the small spring through the big one and repeated the procedure.
Centerstand installed and still have all the fingers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rufftup View Post
CORRECTION. Mount the stand 1st.
A one beer job!

Islandboy is offline  
post #7219 of 7236 Old 10-04-2020, 10:38 AM
McTavish
 
mcromo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,108
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rufftup View Post
I found a stand on eBay built by a company in Ukraine called "Recraft" (they also offer a rear rack for the 919).
Mounting the stand and stop was straight forward and everything fit well. (Mount the stop first, the stand won't hit the holes, otherwise)
Now for the springs. Those suckers will take a finger off if you ain't careful. I read about spacing the springs out with washers and such (actually that's what I did when installing the stand on the '07).

Some of you may have read the method I used with a ratchet strap on removal and installation of the airbox on the '07.
It works equally well on stretching springs.
I looped one end of the strap around the rear tire and tied a piece of wire around the end of the big spring, hooking the other end of the strap to it. A little ratchet action and the spring slid right on. Threaded the small spring through the big one and repeated the procedure.
Centerstand installed and still have all the fingers.
Pennies are the perfect device re the wedging method.
I still have my 45+ year old stash of them, plus more in the bag seeing as Canada dropped the penny a few years ago.

Slik trik you came up with re the ratchet strap method.

mcromo44 is offline  
post #7220 of 7236 Old 10-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Wanna free cat?
 
rufftup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: East Texas
Posts: 437
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Islandboy View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by rufftup View Post
I have an '07 and an '03 919. The'03 didn't have a centerstand and was a pia to work on, whether it was changing tires, lubing the chain, etc.
I found a stand on eBay built by a company in Ukraine called "Recraft" (they also offer a rear rack for the 919).
Mounting the stand and stop was straight forward and everything fit well. (Mount the stop first, the stand won't hit the holes, otherwise)
Now for the springs. Those suckers will take a finger off if you ain't careful. I read about spacing the springs out with washers and such (actually that's what I did when installing the stand on the '07).

Some of you may have read the method I used with a ratchet strap on removal and installation of the airbox on the '07.
It works equally well on stretching springs.
I looped one end of the strap around the rear tire and tied a piece of wire around the end of the big spring, hooking the other end of the strap to it. A little ratchet action and the spring slid right on. Threaded the small spring through the big one and repeated the procedure.
Centerstand installed and still have all the fingers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rufftup View Post
CORRECTION. Mount the stand 1st.
A one beer job!
Haha, no it was quite a few! Centerstands should be mandatory OEM

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
--- Mae West
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2007 CB900F
rufftup is offline  
post #7221 of 7236 Old 10-05-2020, 01:27 AM
919 Rider
 
Islandboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Flinders island
Posts: 2,617
Rep Power: 1
 
I don’t think I will even consider a new bike unless it can be fitted with a centerstand. Pretty much a deal breaker for me.

Islandboy is offline  
post #7222 of 7236 Old 10-05-2020, 09:07 AM
Tesserarius
 
nathanktm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Floral Park
Posts: 725
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 6

I like the centerstand on my new bike, but I have to remove it all the time because it drags on the ground pretty easy. centerstands are nice but I mean putting a bike up on a rear stand only takes another 10 seconds so it's not like it's mandatory

Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk

nathanktm is offline  
post #7223 of 7236 Old 10-07-2020, 05:59 PM
Tesserarius
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 776
Rep Power: 1
 
Don't leave one of these plugged into your bike, even if it's not connected to your phone. Over time it will kill your battery. Yeah, don't ask.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2423.jpg (238.5 KB, 13 views)

Sniper-x is offline  
post #7224 of 7236 Old 10-07-2020, 07:05 PM
Tesserarius
 
nathanktm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Floral Park
Posts: 725
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 6

had mine for years, never had an issue. it's been in my caponord for 3 weeks, hadn't started the bike since then and today it started right up. seems fine to me

Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk

nathanktm is offline  
post #7225 of 7236 Old 10-08-2020, 01:51 PM
GLG-20
 
Superdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,376
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Ordered a new battery for the Tuono. The original battery finally puked when I tried to fire it up the other day. 10+ years old; not bad. I ordered the same battery to replace it... hopefully it will do as well.

'96 DR650, '01 SV650, '10 Aprilia Tuono 1000R
Superdog is offline  
post #7226 of 7236 Old 10-13-2020, 11:43 AM
LDH
Test Rider
 
LDH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: by the ocean
Posts: 4,492
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Trackday Recognition Referral Award 
Total Awards: 2

Been busy as hell both personally and professionally in the shop, at the track and even at home.


Moved some bikes around in the house and got the lift clear to do some improvements on the R6 project bike
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20201010_184510_576.jpg (202.5 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20200928_090749_013.jpg (162.8 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20201004_115852_850.jpg (330.6 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20201010_192111_172.jpg (102.2 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg 1flat.jpg (177.2 KB, 14 views)
Islandboy likes this.

LDH is offline  
post #7227 of 7236 Old 10-14-2020, 09:06 AM
Tirone
 
Dario_hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 47
Rep Power: 1
 
Washed my bikes. My grom and I had a great track day season this year.









LDH, mcromo44 and Islandboy like this.

Dario_hawk is offline  
post #7228 of 7236 Old 10-14-2020, 10:50 AM
McTavish
 
mcromo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,108
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dario_hawk View Post
Washed my bikes. My grom and I had a great track day season this year.









Great to see!
How many outings did you do?
Dario_hawk likes this.

mcromo44 is offline  
post #7229 of 7236 Old 10-14-2020, 05:13 PM
Centurion
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Right Here
Posts: 1,387
Rep Power: 1
 
Where did you score the Brayton number plate?

Bryce919er is offline  
post #7230 of 7236 Old 10-15-2020, 06:50 AM
Tirone
 
Dario_hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 47
Rep Power: 1
 
Hello Mcromo 44. I had the chance to participate on five occasions
mcromo44 likes this.

Dario_hawk is offline  
post #7231 of 7236 Old 10-15-2020, 06:54 AM
Tirone
 
Dario_hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 47
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce919er View Post
Where did you score the Brayton number plate?
Hello Bryce919er, I found it here: https://www.ebay.ca/str/socalchanel .

My family name is Spanish "DIEZ" and in English means number 10. So it was good for me

Dario_hawk is offline  
post #7232 of 7236 Old 10-15-2020, 11:49 AM
McTavish
 
mcromo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 6,108
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dario_hawk View Post
Hello Mcromo 44. I had the chance to participate on five occasions
Fantastic!

mcromo44 is offline  
post #7233 of 7236 Old 10-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Discen
 
ahung12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 247
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage


Preparing for winterization But I got a little helper! Turns out, she loves the 919 now. She's learned the start sequence and loves firing it up. We even took a few rides up and down the block. I think she's hooked!
marylandmike and rufftup like this.

Al
ahung12 is offline  
post #7234 of 7236 Old 10-23-2020, 10:02 AM
Wanna free cat?
 
rufftup's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: East Texas
Posts: 437
Rep Power: 1
 
The silver ones are the fastest...

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
--- Mae West
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2007 CB900F
rufftup is offline  
post #7235 of 7236 Old 10-25-2020, 09:40 PM
Tesserarius
 
nathanktm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Floral Park
Posts: 725
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 6


Decided to get into minimoto. Best decision ever. I think I spent 45 bucks for admission, got about 3.5 hours of track time, and used up maybe a gallon and a half of gas. Tires seem to last forever too, despite runnning moto3 slicks. Here's a clip of me chasing down a 9 year old until my front brake faded out entirely.
Dario_hawk and rufftup like this.

nathanktm is offline  
post #7236 of 7236 Old 10-26-2020, 02:25 AM
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,854
Rep Power: 1
 
K1w1Boy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome