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post #1 of 27 Old 11-17-2009, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Off Season To Do List

Part of the challenge of having a garage full of bikes is trying to prioritize my projects. I missed the last couple of months of the riding season with injury and family responsibilities, so I'm way behind. Here's what I have on my list so far...

919:

- Install battery tender lead and charge battery.
- Remove front end, powdercoat upper and lower triple trees.
- Powdercoat and install adjustable forks (yes Billy, they're still in the box).
- Powdercoat side frame brackets.
- Powdercoat windscreen brackets and finally install Ripper's CF screen.
- Ceramic coat header.
- Install K&N air filter (thanks Nathan!).
- Winterize and ready for storage.

XR650L:

- Install battery tender lead and charge battery.
- Install the new tires that have been sitting next to it for 60 days.
- Install carb jet kit that's been sitting on the bench for 90 days.
- Paint side panels black.
- Winterize and ready for storage.

FJR1300:

- Install battery tender lead.
- Have plastic damage repaired and fairings painted.
- Contemplate ordering Dale Walker's Holeshot complete exhaust and header.
- Winterize and ready for storage.

F650GS:

- Install battery tender lead.
- Apply spray on bed liner coating to rear grab handle/storage box cover to hide damage.
- Winterize and ready for storage.

Vulcan 500 LTD:

- Buy and install new battery, install battery tender lead.
- Remove gas tank and have painted to repair damage from exploding battery.
- Replace handlebar switch gear damaged by battery acid.
- Winterize and ready for storage.

599:

- Install battery tender lead.
- Winterize and ready for storage.

You'll notice a common theme is to install battery tender leads on each bike to make battery charging much simpler. Right now the FJR, GS and 599 are the only bikes that start, Gin's been riding her machines regularly and I guess the FJR just has amazing battery reserve compared to my other bikes.

We also want to start on the CB350-Four restoration this winter, at least get the carbs rebuilt and tank cleaned so we can get it running. Good to write it all down so I can plan my attack, but looking back over this list I'm thinking I've got my hands full.

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post #2 of 27 Old 11-17-2009, 10:02 AM
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My plan is much more simple!!!

Charge wife's bike, because she doesn't ride much in the winter (Stabil is already in there).

Put on rain gear, and ride.....

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Lot o' toys makes for a lengthy list

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919:

- Install battery tender lead and charge battery.
- Remove front end, powdercoat upper and lower triple trees.
- Powdercoat and install adjustable forks (yes Billy, they're still in the box).
- Powdercoat side frame brackets.
- Powdercoat windscreen brackets and finally install Ripper's CF screen.
- Ceramic coat header.
- Install K&N air filter (thanks Nathan!).
- Winterize and ready for storage.
Did you end up with his RC51 forks? ()

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Whats an off season?

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Whats an off season?
When the chubby girl is eating, food that is..............

As I look at the weather forecast, I don't feel the least bit bad about carrying that through every thread for a few more days.........

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When the chubby girl is eating, food that is..............

As I look at the weather forecast, I don't feel the least bit bad about carrying that through every thread for a few more days.........
i am fine with that. lets bring it back to the other thread, i have an update.

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Lot o' toys makes for a lengthy list

Did you end up with his RC51 forks? ()
Nah, only his OEM 919 adjustable forks, update the 02 a lil bit.

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-CLEAN SHOP. What a pig pen!
-add stabil & attach Tenders to bandit, ktm, R6, and two turbo's
-have stainless exhaust made for two turbo's
-send R6 pipe to Jetthott
-replace head gasket on the 836 aka Chicago
-finish anodising stuff on turbo Mutant
-sell the stupid gsxr1100 asap
-shop for older touring bike
-dyno tweaking
-list Bandit in Spring, buy missing dyno parts when it sells
I'll be lucky if I get the first two done.

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Nah, only his OEM 919 adjustable forks, update the 02 a lil bit.
^ cool beans.

Still a fun project, I'm sure.

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-CLEAN SHOP. What a pig pen!
-add stabil & attach Tenders to bandit, ktm, R6, and two turbo's
-have stainless exhaust made for two turbo's
-send R6 pipe to Jetthott
-replace head gasket on the 836 aka Chicago
-finish anodising stuff on turbo Mutant
-sell the stupid gsxr1100 asap
-shop for older touring bike
-dyno tweaking
-list Bandit in Spring, buy missing dyno parts when it sells
I'll be lucky if I get the first two done.
Yeah, I forgot the clean out garage part, that's #1 on the list!

We can keep each other motivated on our lists gpz.

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My winter list...
- Ride as long as there isn't snow or salt on the road
- Do donuts and drift everywhere in the truck in the snow
- Try not to get pulled over while goofing off in the truck
- Remove Satos and weld up the inlet pipe on the right side
- Might rebuild the Sato pipes all the way, but probably not.
- Install PCIII

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O-tay!
I threw a bunch of work crap in the shop 'til our new office got built. Once I cart the work junk to the new bldg it'll just be bike stuff in the shop which will increase the overall blissfulness of the place.

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My winter list:

- New garage doors
- finish insulating/drywall of the side walls
- re-insulate/drywall the wall between garage & basement
- run some electrical in said walls
- add shelving
- maybe some of that nifty garage floor paint

of course this means that all the crap in my garage will have to be moved to do all of this...
it's FRUSTRATING!!!
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geez sbeau
with your powdercoating & ceramic coating, you might just pass Ken as the all time 919 mod-a-holic

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geez sbeau
with your powdercoating & ceramic coating, you might just pass Ken as the all time 919 mod-a-holic
It's almost done, just blacking out the final pieces of silver metal and making the pipes black. Have been working on it for about three years now, figure I'll be keeping that bike forever so might as well make exactly the way I want it. It pleases me when I stare at it, I enjoy that aesthetic thrill as well as the visceral one I get from actually riding it.

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speaking of the thrill, or stuff that makes us smile -
I accidentally left my helmet in my van a few weeks ago but now every time I get in and see it there I can't help but grin in anticipation of the next ride. I rode yesterday and intentionally put the helmet back on the passenger seat.

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i just park it,,,, when the weather breaks i push the button and ride

dont need a bike to ride the fast lane
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I havent made my winter to do list yet, because I know my wallet cant handle it at the moment.

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I havent made my winter to do list yet, because I know my wallet cant handle it at the moment.
Well, if you keep crashing into the car you will never have any money.

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Off season to do list:

1) Fill tank.
2) Hit start button.
3) Put it in gear.
4) Ride

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I've got all the parts sitting here waiting for the weather to get bad enough that I don't want to ride anymore.

I'm going to replace the tuner module that came with my turbo kit that I installed on my 9'r with PCIII, Universal Hub, and MAP sensor then take it to the dyno shop to be tuned again. Then ride the crap out of it again !

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Well it's mid 30's here this morning but supposed to get up into the 50's for the weekend, might get another chance for a ride before storing everything away!

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Productive afternoon, made a bit of progress on my list. Installed the battery tender leads on the 919, 599, XR650L and FJR. Got the XR and 919 started up, even took a short ride on the XR since I hadn't been back on it since I wrecked and messed up my knee way back in early September. Tires are all aired up and we'll ride the bikes to my office building tomorrow and get them tucked away for the winter. I'll continue working on my projects there in a heated garage.

Also got the garage cleaned out and loaded up a truckload of trash and recyclables. Gin's been working in the yard, cut back all the plants and flowers, mulched up leaves one last time, put away our yard ornaments and misc outdoor equipment. Feels good to get some stuff done since we'll be traveling again starting next week and for much of December. This was pretty much our last chance to get everything ready for winter before the weather turns bad, luckily it's sunny and mid-50s this weekend!

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Wife and I went for a ride today, so I had to put Stabil in her bike again....

To do list, ride again next weekend.

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Wife and I went for a ride today, so I had to put Stabil in her bike again....

To do list, ride again next weekend.
Yeah, such is the difference 2200 miles makes.

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Yeah, such is the difference 2200 miles makes.
If you head south, instead of west, it is a lot closer to the good weather. It is a wee bit wet over here!!!

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