What did you do to your bike today?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby hondaman160mph » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:28 am

We got 14 inches of snow in Minnesota today,it's going to be a long winter.
Good thing I have a walkout basement where I keep my CBX until spring , at least I can go in the basement sit on the seat .
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Michael Vidovic » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:47 am

Spent the last Sunday with my nephew rebuilding front forks. All stripped cleaned and put back together. Went to put fork brace on and discovered that it was pulling the forks in by a poofteenth which would account for the dreaded strict ion that was making riding so uncomfortable and dangerous. Took the X for a spin, new bike. Well worth a Sunday arvos effort. Thanks to my nephew who supervised the surgery.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:17 pm

Riding season is over for me.[insert sad face here]
Brought the '81 inside to work on.
Nothing too major i hope....carb cleaning, valve adjustment, fork oil and probably brakes.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby NobleHops » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:56 pm

..and a rear tire. Fixed it for ya :-)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:00 am

NobleHops wrote:..and a rear tire. Fixed it for ya :-)


Had some fun last week doing my best Pee Wee Gleason impression.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:39 am

Steve: I am glad to see that you take the license plate off during winter storage.. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:56 am

I took a call from my machinist about my custom triples - other than that, I just daydreamed about it.

I miss that bike!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby bikeymikey748 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:53 pm

I, always, like the way Steve-O decorates. What style, what sense of proportion ! Bellissima !
The snow looks like it's here to stay, so the gas was drained from my carbs & tank last weekend :? I'll put a bit of oil into the bores this week.
I'm just shy of 10,000km. for the summer. Rats, it sure felt like I did more.
Sooooo, looking at basic stuff this winter: valve clearance check, oil/filter, clean/oil the carb filters, and a synch come the spring. Like that, you know ?
Hell, even my tires still look fresh.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:56 am

fasterspider wrote:It was not today but, almost 2 years ago when my CBX was filmed for a movie called "The Beautiful Ones", here is a trailer.
https://vimeo.com/106179392

Cool - especially the wheelie!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Syscrush wrote:
fasterspider wrote:It was not today but, almost 2 years ago when my CBX was filmed for a movie called "The Beautiful Ones", here is a trailer.
https://vimeo.com/106179392

Cool - especially the wheelie!


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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby Syscrush » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:42 pm

I gotta learn to wheelie. It's pathetic.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby EMS » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:04 pm

Syscrush wrote:I gotta learn to wheelie. It's pathetic.


At the same time, make sure you get proficient in changing front fork seals. You will do that a lot. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby promethius » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:11 pm

Hi Guys,
Spent all day trying to start my '82, to my disgust the starter clutch is disengaging and the starter just spins on it's own. I think this might cause a motor split to get to the little sucker, if anyone has a remedy for this without splitting the motor I will forever be in your debt.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby spencer » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:45 pm

I hesitate to ask, but what oil are you using?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today?

Postby promethius » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:10 pm

I am using a Shell mono grade oil. I got this advise from someone who has restored four x's in the past
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