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Squiggles
9th April 2008, 21:33
Post trip to Hamilton, so probably 3:30ish

My shed, 26c Mt St John Ave, Epsom

Gives me a txt on 0212685528 when you plan on coming, if i dont reply instantly then we're still on our way and i will reply just before we get back.

Current list of to-do's:
Reseat Exhaust (GN + DR)
Change Brake Fluid (GN)
Redo taillight wiring (GN)
Valve Clearances (DR + GN)

Anybody else got some shit they need to do? Plenty of tools, etc BYO drinks but i've got saussies for the barbie if it gets to that time of night

shingo
9th April 2008, 21:56
I would like to do the valve clearances and the front fork oil on my vtr, only problem is i don't finish work till 7. I'm guessing you will be done by then.

Squiggles
9th April 2008, 22:07
I would like to do the valve clearances and the front fork oil on my vtr, only problem is i don't finish work till 7. I'm guessing you will be done by then.

I dont expect to be done before 9. Your vtr will have those blasted shims. Andrew can do those... i prefer the screw type ;)

PirateJafa
9th April 2008, 22:34
Anybody else got some shit they need to do? Plenty of tools, etc BYO drinks but i've got saussies for the barbie if it gets to that time of night

Might take more than a arvo. <_<

TOTO
9th April 2008, 22:37
Hey can I come? I need to change oil and filter if someone can help out in telling me what to do coz I'm a complete noob. Will be very grateful if you falks show me tinkering with bikes 101 :yes: will get ya some beers for your trouble too :) So can I come ?

PirateJafa
9th April 2008, 22:50
Hey can I come? I need to change oil and filter if someone can help out in telling me what to do coz I'm a complete noob. Will be very grateful if you falks show me tinkering with bikes 101 :yes: will get ya some beers for your trouble too :) So can I come ?
I'll help ya with that stuff Toto. I won't have anything else to do. ::P

Squiggles
9th April 2008, 22:51
Hey can I come? I need to change oil and filter if someone can help out in telling me what to do coz I'm a complete noob. Will be very grateful if you falks show me tinkering with bikes 101 :yes: will get ya some beers for your trouble too :) So can I come ?

Of course, your bike can be the first hyobag to pass through the shed, no beer payment necessary *looks at the pile in the corner*

I think i've even got the manual for the GT250R (not that its needed) :headbang:

TOTO
9th April 2008, 22:57
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I'll be there. Will txt you in the day to confirm timing. Will bring you beer anyway :)

motorbyclist
9th April 2008, 23:21
I dont expect to be done before 9. Your vtr will have those blasted shims. Andrew can do those... i prefer the screw type ;)

haha, yeah, just promise i'll be home before 5am this time:laugh:

shingo; will the vtr require us to remove the radiator to get to the front cylinder? might pay to check first incase we need coolant. remember that if it's got shims there's not much we can do if we can't swap them around to get it all right. might have to buy/find some once we know the required sizes and have another arvo to install them.

oh, and find a service/workshop manual before we start. need the valve clearances and diagrams of which bolts are hiding where


Hey can I come? I need to change oil and filter if someone can help out in telling me what to do coz I'm a complete noob. Will be very grateful if you falks show me tinkering with bikes 101 :yes: will get ya some beers for your trouble too :) So can I come ?

:beer:

will come as soon as EJ's fixxer is fixed (assuming we have parts to fix it with)

shingo
9th April 2008, 23:21
I dont expect to be done before 9. Your vtr will have those blasted shims. Andrew can do those... i prefer the screw type ;)

I would still like to change the fork oil in the shocks, if your up for it? I don't need to change the seals if their not leaking, or should i just get some anyway seen as they should be pretty cheap.

motorbyclist
9th April 2008, 23:25
forks should be a quick job, assuming it isn't built like a suzuki, and come to think of it i need to do the same with mine (or do some serious adjustment)

HungusMaximist
10th April 2008, 05:29
Ah Stephen, I gotta separate the tank and get inside to the throttle so I can tigthen up my throttle cables to get rid that massive throttle free play that I have at the handle bar.

I've taken the tank off before not by myself as I don't have any hose clamps and those special pliers to remove the high pressure hose from the tank.

Is this a do?

EDIT: this is for the 929 btw.

ital916
10th April 2008, 06:06
ill see if i can run over and chill out and learn stuff ,and by run I actually mean run lol

TOTO
10th April 2008, 07:28
ill see if i can run over and chill out and learn stuff ,and by run I actually mean run lol

I got a space on the bitch pad if you are not afraid of being a passenger on a 6R ...

Timati
10th April 2008, 07:39
Hey can I come? I need to change oil and filter if someone can help out in telling me what to do coz I'm a complete noob. Will be very grateful if you falks show me tinkering with bikes 101 will get ya some beers for your trouble too So can I come ?

Like Toto, is it ok if I came as well for a bike 101. Will bring plenty of beer :-). I have an Aprilia RS250

Phurrball
10th April 2008, 08:18
I'm keen to make a couple of (hopefully) straightforward adjustments to the baby VTR -

Wind up the rear preload a wee bit - but not too much as Ingrid still has to ride it (I tried with a shitty OEM toolkit suspension spanner - but the frustration shortened my life...)

Raise the bars back up again (top of the triple clamp has been droped down 10-15mm)

And if Mr Shingo is keen, he could swap for a set of after market alloy bars ;) But only if he wants to.

Will be along after work finishes at 4.30 - but probably shouldn't stay too long (but I should be allowed out to play as it's working on Ingrid's bike for her benfit:devil2:)

Aye, and always good to see :doctor: on a nice, simple machine like a GN - I'll definately be learning stuff!

Squiggles
10th April 2008, 08:35
Ah Stephen, I gotta separate the tank and get inside to the throttle so I can tigthen up my throttle cables to get rid that massive throttle free play that I have at the handle bar.

I've taken the tank off before not by myself as I don't have any hose clamps and those special pliers to remove the high pressure hose from the tank.

Is this a do?

EDIT: this is for the 929 btw.

Are you're talking about the "Fuel feed hose" , Number 12 in this picture: http://images.powersportsnetwork.com/fiche/images/Honda/2002/Motorcycles/2094_FUEL%20PUMP%20(2).gif

Tis a 12mm nut, i can grab a couple of clamps from the sci department at work if necc

motorbyclist
10th April 2008, 10:35
bah, just use some vice-grips:first:

motorbyclist
10th April 2008, 10:36
Like Toto, is it ok if I came as well for a bike 101. Will bring plenty of beer :-). I have an Aprilia RS250

do come, i want to examine that brake and mufflers

Timati
10th April 2008, 10:57
do come, i want to examine that brake and mufflers

Cool. Need to replace the sparks on it as well so I'll try and get a set today/tomorrow. Will get a cleaner for the discs as well unless you guys have kero lying around.

Be there around 4.30ish.

EJK
10th April 2008, 11:12
will come as soon as EJ's fixxer is fixed (assuming we have parts to fix it with)

If so, I'll be there too :beer:

ital916
10th April 2008, 11:48
If so, I'll be there too :beer:

You better hope I'm in a good mood if you come bro, after all the smart ass comments you've been throwing my way! lol jokes. Man I totally fucked up a test today, sigh. How much work does the fixxer need?

Macstar
10th April 2008, 12:24
Can you do crash repairs? :rolleyes:

klyong82
10th April 2008, 12:26
I'll probably be there say 4.45pm.....should finish work by then.


I would still like to change the fork oil in the shocks, if your up for it? I don't need to change the seals if their not leaking, or should i just get some anyway seen as they should be pretty cheap.

Replace the dust and fork seals since you are doing it ($30 bucks for a pair of seals). Once done it will last 20,000 - 30,000km's without any problems. If your forks are non upside downs then it will be easier then USD.


Ah Stephen, I gotta separate the tank and get inside to the throttle so I can tigthen up my throttle cables to get rid that massive throttle free play that I have at the handle bar.

I've taken the tank off before not by myself as I don't have any hose clamps and those special pliers to remove the high pressure hose from the tank.

Is this a do?

EDIT: this is for the 929 btw.

Why do you need to take the hoses off when you are working on just the throttle cable. You just use a piece of plank to lift the tank at a 45 degree angle and you can remove the air box etc and do some engine work (The original hoses are long enough unless yours have been cut). I dont even remember my fuel hoses have clamps :pinch:.


Like Toto, is it ok if I came as well for a bike 101. Will bring plenty of beer :-). I have an Aprilia RS250

Oh, I would love to see the inside of that Italian machine.


Cool. Need to replace the sparks on it as well so I'll try and get a set today/tomorrow. Will get a cleaner for the discs as well unless you guys have kero lying around. .

Squiggles should have brake cleaner which work a treat. Yeah pry that RS open. I can help in cleaning the brake assembly and replace the pads.

klyong82
10th April 2008, 12:27
Can you do crash repairs? :rolleyes:

Bring it over with the parts and I can work on it and you can see. Let the pro show you how its done.... :banana:

klyong82
10th April 2008, 12:28
Take this opportunity to advertise if anyone news CBR spark plugs......contact me CR9EH-9. Couple of sets left from my last Fireblade.....cheaper than the bike shop...

Squiggles
10th April 2008, 13:15
Cool. Need to replace the sparks on it as well so I'll try and get a set today/tomorrow. Will get a cleaner for the discs as well unless you guys have kero lying around.

Be there around 4.30ish.

I have a can of brake cleaner (which is what you really want) so just bring the sparkies

Squiggles
10th April 2008, 13:17
Tis obviously time i bought a under the headstock stand
*starts his search*

Timati
10th April 2008, 13:32
Squiggles should have brake cleaner which work a treat. Yeah pry that RS open. I can help in cleaning the brake assembly and replace the pads.

Prying it open sounds almost maniacal *lol*. Wonder if I should purchase the pads? Maybe we can "pry" it open and see if we need to get them replaced.


I have a can of brake cleaner (which is what you really want) so just bring the sparkies

Cool. I know I need to replace the piston rings as well. Not sure if you have a compo in the shed. Have the workshop manual however it's in electronic format. I'll bring it along anyway.

Squiggles
10th April 2008, 13:35
Prying it open sounds almost maniacal *lol*. Wonder if I should purchase the pads? Maybe we can "pry" it open and see if we need to get them replaced.



Cool. Not sure if you have a compo in the shed. Have the workshop manual however it's in electronic format. I'll bring it along anyway.

Yer, i have a lappy for in the shed, and a long cable so theres internet too

Pads? Cycletreads have em for about $45 a set, are you doing front and back or just the rear? They do a 3 for 2 on one of the brands (might be feredo), so if you're doing the fronts then you could get a free rear

Otherwise just do the rears

Timati
10th April 2008, 13:44
Yer, i have a lappy for in the shed, and a long cable so theres internet too

Pads? Cycletreads have em for about $45 a set, are you doing front and back or just the rear? They do a 3 for 2 on one of the brands (might be feredo), so if you're doing the fronts then you could get a free rear

Otherwise just do the rears

Sweet.

I was thinking of doing both the front and rear. I'll check Cycletreads out. Any advice on the rings?

shingo
10th April 2008, 15:49
shingo; will the vtr require us to remove the radiator to get to the front cylinder? might pay to check first incase we need coolant. remember that if it's got shims there's not much we can do if we can't swap them around to get it all right. might have to buy/find some once we know the required sizes and have another arvo to install them.

oh, and find a service/workshop manual before we start. need the valve clearances and diagrams of which bolts are hiding where

The radiator will need to be removed to get at the front cylinder, i've got plenty of coolant so no problems when re-filling is needed. I've had a look in the manual i've got and the valves don't use shims, they have an adjustment screw, so that should make it easier.

How long you reckon it will take to do the valve clearances? I won't be getting to their till after 7:30, so we can leave it till another time if it's gonna take to long.

I'll try get some fork seals and oil tomorrow, cause i really want to change the oil to hopefully improve the suspension on the front end.

shingo
10th April 2008, 15:51
And if Mr Shingo is keen, he could swap for a set of after market alloy bars ;) But only if he wants to.

I've been meaning to talk to you about talking her for a spin to see how i like the bars. If you're still there when i get there maybe i can take her for a trip to see how i like them.

Ragingrob
10th April 2008, 16:32
Hmmm all this talk of beer... Maybe I'll come and help drain it out of those damn bottles huh?!

Hey Kim maybe I could grab a couple of those fairing bolts off ya?

Don't think I really need to do anything mechanically right now, got a new batt and new rear tyre, been keeping chain serviced, only thing would be oil and filter change but I wanna wait another couple hundy k's for that.

OH! I wanna take my screen off and bend the screen and mirrors frame to straighten it up! Get it all ready for my nice new screen coming from Hong Kong :2thumbsup

Hanne
10th April 2008, 17:23
Well i will be babysitting but if anyone feels like making my zzr nice a clean and shiny they are welcome to... ?? :2thumbsup:

Might see some of you guys if you're still around when I finish.
Sounds liek there will be enough to keep you busy for several days!

ital916
10th April 2008, 18:52
Well i will be babysitting but if anyone feels like making my zzr nice a clean and shiny they are welcome to... ?? :2thumbsup:

Might see some of you guys if you're still around when I finish.
Sounds liek there will be enough to keep you busy for several days!

Who's baby are you sitting on? Do you get paid well, I could probably sit on two at a time, make double the money.

Squiggles
10th April 2008, 19:15
Sweet.

I was thinking of doing both the front and rear. I'll check Cycletreads out. Any advice on the rings?

Rings are a bigger job, i dont have a bore gauge to measure up what your cylinder is like...yet :innocent:, A search of the net may reveal a good place to get pistons, rings, etc

Ragingrob
10th April 2008, 19:24
Anyone an electrics whizz? Steve do you know where to find all those damn earths everyone in my electrics thread is going on about? I get lost and start going crazy staring at the circuit and bike diagrams too long.

klyong82
10th April 2008, 20:41
Hmmm all this talk of beer... Maybe I'll come and help drain it out of those damn bottles huh?!

Hey Kim maybe I could grab a couple of those fairing bolts off ya?

Maybe we can pour some beer into Stevo's TL to make it more bio friendly. Yeah I try to remember to bring some bolts for ya. need to start looking for it.


How long you reckon it will take to do the valve clearances? I won't be getting to their till after 7:30, so we can leave it till another time if it's gonna take to long.

I'll try get some fork seals and oil tomorrow, cause i really want to change the oil to hopefully improve the suspension on the front end.

Valve clearance? Takes about 4 hours if you are good and engine needs to be super cool to be done. How many k's has your bike done? Usually valve done around the 45000km mark unless it has been thrash.

Does your front forks have preload and damper adjustments? The only thing new fork oil will do is make it smoother i suppose. If you find the fronts are soft then you can try a heavier fork oil weight. Ask the shop


Well i will be babysitting but if anyone feels like making my zzr nice a clean and shiny they are welcome to... ?? :2thumbsup:


Can I bring my niece over for you to look after her so that I can be with the guys....? She a hang full and she is very competitive like me...


Anyone an electrics whizz? Steve do you know where to find all those damn earths everyone in my electrics thread is going on about? I get lost and start going crazy staring at the circuit and bike diagrams too long.

Should not be too hard to check the wirings after you taken all the fairings and tank off.

shingo
10th April 2008, 20:51
Valve clearance? Takes about 4 hours if you are good and engine needs to be super cool to be done. How many k's has your bike done? Usually valve done around the 45000km mark unless it has been thrash.

Does your front forks have preload and damper adjustments? The only thing new fork oil will do is make it smoother i suppose. If you find the fronts are soft then you can try a heavier fork oil weight. Ask the shop

Bikes only done 14,000km. I was more interested in doing the valve clearances as a piece of mind sort of thing, not because it was due. I don't know how it was treated in japan and i'm not exactly easy on it myself at times, especially on the open road.

The forks are non-adjustable which is a bit of a pain. I was thinking about using the factory weight oil to see if it made it any better, if i still found it a bit soft i would try some heavier oil.

HungusMaximist
10th April 2008, 21:17
Why do you need to take the hoses off when you are working on just the throttle cable. You just use a piece of plank to lift the tank at a 45 degree angle and you can remove the air box etc and do some engine work (The original hoses are long enough unless yours have been cut). I dont even remember my fuel hoses have clamps :pinch:.





Cheers, but last time I did it I managed to rupture one of the hoses under the tank and spilled fuel everywhere.

I have to admit, I am still pretty clueless when it comes to the tank.

I'll try the plank again at Stephens place under some watchful eyes.

Ragingrob
10th April 2008, 21:18
Yeah not too keen on taking the front fairing off lol seems a lot of work with the wiring and indicators etc etc! I guess we'll see on Saturday if I cruise in from Karaka?

Squiggles
10th April 2008, 21:48
Cruise in, and bring ya spray cans as well (paint that red guard!)

Ragingrob
10th April 2008, 21:53
Haha alrighty then, well I've only got one black can and the clear coat left, but I guess since it's just overtop of paint I can just spray over it as long as I clean it nicely. Unlike my tank which needed a primer too :). Good idea lol I'll finally not be riding Rudolph! Bit random about the batt though, do you reckon I could chuck it on a car charger in the morn for like 30mins just to top it up?

EDIT : And does this mean taking the front wheel off? Or trying to tape it all up and just spray blindly lol?!

shingo
10th April 2008, 21:58
Haha alrighty then, well I've only got one black can and the clear coat left, but I guess since it's just overtop of paint I can just spray over it as long as I clean it nicely. Unlike my tank which needed a primer too :). Good idea lol I'll finally not be riding Rudolph! Bit random about the batt though, do you reckon I could chuck it on a car charger in the morn for like 30mins just to top it up?

If the paint is still good you should be able to rough it up with a bit of sand paper and just spray over it. What's the clear coat for? If you clear coat matt black, it won't be matt.

Ragingrob
10th April 2008, 22:02
Clear coat just for protection... Hmmm well all the black I've sprayed like my bike is at the mo has a clear coat cover...? So I dunno? The paint is just "black" anyway lol no specifically "matte".

shingo
10th April 2008, 22:06
I assumed it would give it a bit of a gloss finish, guess not. It's good to have a protective coating, should make the paint last longer.

Ragingrob
10th April 2008, 22:09
Hmmm yeah I dunno, there is more shine then before I coated it, but not much. It still seems pretty matte and doesn't reflect at all. Oh well! Anyway, should look a lot nicer with a colour coded bumper haha!

klyong82
10th April 2008, 22:37
Bikes only done 14,000km. I was more interested in doing the valve clearances as a piece of mind sort of thing, not because it was due. I don't know how it was treated in japan and i'm not exactly easy on it myself at times, especially on the open road.

The forks are non-adjustable which is a bit of a pain. I was thinking about using the factory weight oil to see if it made it any better, if i still found it a bit soft i would try some heavier oil.

Well just the original specification weight oil then. Other alternative is to change the springs/cartridges (ohlins) to heavier ones. CBR250 had 10W so should be the same for your bike too I think.


Cheers, but last time I did it I managed to rupture one of the hoses under the tank and spilled fuel everywhere.

I have to admit, I am still pretty clueless when it comes to the tank.

I'll try the plank again at Stephens place under some watchful eyes.

Well I am sure you got plenty of people to help you out at Stevo's so dont worry....I just installed the K&N filter on my bike. Slightly smoother now. But felt like bike was warming up faster than usual.


Yeah not too keen on taking the front fairing off lol seems a lot of work with the wiring and indicators etc etc! I guess we'll see on Saturday if I cruise in from Karaka?

Yeah dont worry about front fairings all the wires can be seen when you take the air ducts off.

motorbyclist
10th April 2008, 23:46
valves require a stone cold engine... maybe leave the bike at stephen's in the morning and take a GN to work?
stephen or myself will be able to tell you by ear if it needs looking at. should take 3 hours tops but that's what i said last time too......forks again should be 30 minutes tops.


and you don't clearcoat matt paint if you want it to stay matt!

HungusMaximist
11th April 2008, 05:50
Well I am sure you got plenty of people to help you out at Stevo's so dont worry....I just installed the K&N filter on my bike. Slightly smoother now. But felt like bike was warming up faster than usual.


Nice, bringing home some upgrades aye!

You bought it through Ebay again or through a shop in NZ?

klyong82
11th April 2008, 06:19
Nice, bringing home some upgrades aye!

You bought it through Ebay again or through a shop in NZ?

But overall dont feel any difference in the bike. Yeah bought it on fleebay. Petrol is expensive cannot afford to drive so time to take the bike to work...put some mods to it...

ital916
11th April 2008, 06:45
valves require a stone cold engine... maybe leave the bike at stephen's in the morning and take a GN to work?
stephen or myself will be able to tell you by ear if it needs looking at. should take 3 hours tops but that's what i said last time too......forks again should be 30 minutes tops.


and you don't clearcoat matt paint if you want it to stay matt!


Matte is nice but I find a satin finish is nicer, looks smoother and picks up marks a lot less, matte shows up everything lol

Ragingrob
11th April 2008, 07:13
valves require a stone cold engine... maybe leave the bike at stephen's in the morning and take a GN to work?
stephen or myself will be able to tell you by ear if it needs looking at. should take 3 hours tops but that's what i said last time too......forks again should be 30 minutes tops.


and you don't clearcoat matt paint if you want it to stay matt!

Well is my bike matt at the moment? Because it's clear coated... I'll just do it the same as I did before, it's not even "matt" black spraypaint anyway so meh.

shingo
11th April 2008, 09:18
Well just the original specification weight oil then. Other alternative is to change the springs/cartridges (ohlins) to heavier ones. CBR250 had 10W so should be the same for your bike too I think.

I've heard of a couple people changing springs and putting emulators in to improve the suspension, but that gets a bit pricey for me. This bike is only a stepping stone so i don't really want to spend too much on it.


valves require a stone cold engine... maybe leave the bike at stephen's in the morning and take a GN to work?
stephen or myself will be able to tell you by ear if it needs looking at. should take 3 hours tops but that's what i said last time too......forks again should be 30 minutes tops.

If you guys can tell by ear if they need adjusting then you can have a listen to it when i'm there, and if you reckon it needs doing we can organise a time later to do it.

EJK
11th April 2008, 10:50
Can you do crash repairs? :rolleyes:

Can I take a look at your arm Issac???
I've always wanted to be a butcher, NO! I mean docor when I grow up!!
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Magua
11th April 2008, 12:56
Got space for me to change my fork oil? Requires removing the front wheel, damn honda.

Does anyone have 30mm socket + torque wrenches I could use?

motorbyclist
11th April 2008, 13:25
most forks require you to remove the front wheel to do the job properly, not just the honda

if you're really lazy you could just pull the lids off them and put your bike upside down to drain all (or atleast half) the oil:D

Timati
11th April 2008, 13:47
Rings are a bigger job, i dont have a bore gauge to measure up what your cylinder is like...yet , A search of the net may reveal a good place to get pistons, rings, etc

Managed to find info on the bore @ http://www.vsource.org/VFR-RVF_files/Brs250-mi.htm. Not sure if it helps.



Pads? Cycletreads have em for about $45 a set, are you doing front and back or just the rear? They do a 3 for 2 on one of the brands (might be feredo), so if you're doing the fronts then you could get a free rear

Otherwise just do the rears

Got the pads sorted. Got the sparks sorted. Wohoo!. They were a b*@!# to find since no one seems to have them in stock.

EL fatso
11th April 2008, 14:29
I'm keen to head over around 4 just for a bit of a geez at how Sqiggles will be checking the valve clearance. I'm a bit of a newbie too.

Squiggles
11th April 2008, 14:34
Got space for me to change my fork oil? Requires removing the front wheel, damn honda.

Does anyone have 30mm socket + torque wrenches I could use?

Ill check if i've got a 30mm, otherwise repco is just downt he road (tis about 8 bucks for a socket), have got a torque wrench

Squiggles
11th April 2008, 14:36
Managed to find info on the bore @ http://www.vsource.org/VFR-RVF_files/Brs250-mi.htm. Not sure if it helps.

Nah, you'd use a gauge to check if yours is too worn to just replace the rings. It's all in the manual

motorbyclist
11th April 2008, 14:37
i've got a 32mm, a few bigger, and most smaller so probably have a 30 lying around somewhere

motorbyclist
11th April 2008, 14:38
Nah, you'd use a gauge to check if yours is too worn to just replace the rings. It's all in the manual

plus it might've been bored out in the past... well maybe not but for other bikes it's a strong possibility

shingo
11th April 2008, 15:32
have got a torque wrench

I hope your not talking about that needle type one you have, those things are horrendous. I refuse to sell those to people as they are complete rubbish.

Squiggles
11th April 2008, 15:52
I hope your not talking about that needle type one you have, those things are horrendous. I refuse to sell those to people as they are complete rubbish.

Nah, talking about my spring balance on the 25cm wrench

motorbyclist
12th April 2008, 13:24
righto kids, ej has decided he isn't coming to my place until 3pm, i assume to his having to buy/collect a bitser fxr, so i won't be there till 5

TOTO
12th April 2008, 14:26
I took the fairing of my bike and it was very fast so had nothing to do. Started reading about oil and filter change and decided that it cant be so hard, and so ended up doing it here on the spot. trouble free - my first ever oil change. I will still come, maybe about 4 ish or 4.30 to see if anyone can teach me how to tighten a chain. and drop you lot some beers anyhow :)

leaving my house soonish :)

motorbyclist
12th April 2008, 15:04
squiggles back yet?
got a FuXR that needs a carby

Squiggles
12th April 2008, 15:20
Im back, and in my shed, txt to contact :)

motorbyclist
12th April 2008, 15:34
txt

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Timati
12th April 2008, 21:07
Good night. Bikes, food, bikes and more bikes...Good stories too.

Thanks to everyone especially to Steve and Andrew.

Also Steve, forgot my brake pads (old) and new rear ones at your shed so if you don't mind holding onto them till we meet next, that would be awesome.

TOTO
13th April 2008, 00:08
Thanks so much for the great evening falks. Great laugh, learned alot and it was interesting ill the very end. I'm definately gonna pop up to lend a help if you need it and see if I can learn more things. Loved watching bike tinkering 101. Bloody great. Thanks alot all. See youz next time :)

motorbyclist
13th April 2008, 00:52
great effort guys, good to see alot of progess made and everyone still at it late into the night... midnight came way to fast.

the westie screwdriver and hammer soon replaced the honda tool for altering rear shock spring preload. those cuts on my finger came back to haunt me every time i came into contact with petrol/carby cleaner:baby:

had the four person mission removing/attaching the tank on ewen's cbr - 3 hours to adjust a throttle cable; turns out it was missing a nut which we fixed by cutting a slot in another nut that was too big, then another from one of stephen's wrecks. at this point ewen remembered he had a spare at home:pinch:. who would've guessed adjusting a cbr929 throttle cable would take longer than changing vtr250 fork oil?

i hope the vtr forks came out alright despite my nearly knocking the bike over swinging on the strops holding it upright. hopefully no-one tries to drink the fork oil coke bottle:sweatdrop. still all good fun: 1"where'd you put my fork cap?" 2"dunno" 3"over there" 1"oh wait, i put that there didn't i?"

aprilia RS 250s officially have the best toolkit sparkplug pullers, and are bloody easy to access the plugs on thanks to clever design. most impressed with the italians for that one

hyosung made life easy by labelling the engine covers like oil filter, but did do the axle nut up a bit tight

stephen tried to bbq fxr parts to fit the gn carb, and once he gave up on it i got it within a minute:bleh:. and yes a gn250 carb does bolt straight onto a fxr but may run a bit rich till it's tuned properly, and will be prone to falling off unless you modify it/the boot. also, bikes tend to start better when there's fuel in the tank...

i'll assume those still there are still doing the "one night two colour" paintjob with the tiger on one side and fire on the other. enjoyed shaking the spray cans:D

oh, and timati: cheers for the coronas... all 5 of them:Oops:
EJ: cheers for the muffins/fizzy drink etc
stephen: cheers for the space/tools/bbq/saussies
hanne: post up those photos!
me: you left your 15" westie hammer/spanner behind. remember to pick it up in the morning (actually i'm glad i brought those extra tools or there would've been real trouble with so many bikes and so few tools). dibs on any sausages left of mine for breakfast:D


when's the next one?

Magua
13th April 2008, 09:40
The difference to my front suspension is amazing :O Thanks guys.

Timati
13th April 2008, 10:05
when's the next one?

Definitely up the the next one.


oh, and timati: cheers for the coronas... all 5 of them

lol, they can be easy drink. Usually go through them like water.

Am going to try and edit the video on the disassembly and assembly of the brake pads and upload it.

TOTO
13th April 2008, 10:23
Fork oil change is next priority on my list so I'm so glad i saw how you guys let me see how its done :D

gijoe1313
13th April 2008, 11:16
Blardy hell, been a whiles since I done a right spannering like that with mates! :yes:

Fun and games and the usual brain fades occurring as petrol, oil and other intoxicants from mechanical things wafted into the night ...

Plenty of off coloured jokes, innuendo and the witty repartee that accompanies filthy biker scum! :devil2:

Cheers to Stephen for running a great spanner evening, reminds me that I need to get back into those again for South Siders!

Note to EJ : Find a carb, install ... then you can decide what to do with the little FXR afterwards and not before! :baby:

EJK
13th April 2008, 14:44
We've talked about it! I'm hearing that 5 times now! (or more) ;)

It was nice to meet some new peoples :yes:

The guy on RS250, CB400 (It's got a loud engine!), VTR250 Black, CBR250R MC19 etc etc... :)

All good guys :D

motorbyclist
13th April 2008, 14:50
We've talked about it! I'm hearing that 5 times now! (or more) ;)


not that it makes much difference...


pretty hard to sell a bike you don't actually have in your possession:buggerd:

gijoe1313
13th April 2008, 20:37
We've talked about it! I'm hearing that 5 times now! (or more) ;)

It was nice to meet some new peoples :yes:

The guy on RS250, CB400 (It's got a loud engine!), VTR250 Black, CBR250R MC19 etc etc... :)

All good guys :D

Once more time EJ, it seems you don't get with the game plan!

Locate Carb suitable for purpose (oh wait, Xerxes!), attach, test ...

I think everyone needs to say it so you can hear the message over and over! :slap: :rofl:

I think its time to hide the FXR at another location ... seems people are trying to track it down :sherlock:

Donor
13th April 2008, 21:46
I think its time to hide the FXR at another location ... seems people are trying to track it down :sherlock:

What a load of poppycock!

Now, if you'd be so kind as to lean forward toward me, ignore that silly flower in my lapel shaped like a microphone, yes that's it... and now just speak up in a BIG voice and tell me in COMPLETE confidentiality where the FXR is... there's a fellow :devil2:

TOTO
13th April 2008, 21:55
Cheers to Stephen for running a great spanner evening, reminds me that I need to get back into those again for South Siders!
:

I'm a northern rider but i'll be glad and honoured to do the 50k or so trip to south aucks just to participate and learn new bike tinkering stuff. very keen. name the time and place and i'll be there.

"You must spread some reputation around before giving it to gijoe1313 again" o well

Ragingrob
14th April 2008, 09:22
Yeah cheers Stephen for the great night haha good to see all you guys, I hope I helped with some entertainment for the night too :clap:

Did the clear coats yesterday and right now my bike is ready to be picked up but I have no way of getting to Stephen's to grab it! Anyone near Herne Bay wanna drop me at Stephens today sometime haha?!

klyong82
14th April 2008, 10:18
Yeah cheers Stephen for the great night haha good to see all you guys, I hope I helped with some entertainment for the night too :clap:

Did the clear coats yesterday and right now my bike is ready to be picked up but I have no way of getting to Stephen's to grab it! Anyone near Herne Bay wanna drop me at Stephens today sometime haha?!

Haha i wonder what colour did you paint it? red black?

HungusMaximist
14th April 2008, 10:32
It was a fantastic night and look forward more in the future.

Got my throttle cable sorted in the end but took a good 2 hours.

Props to Stephen, Andrew and Justin for getting that damm fuel tank on and off.

It took 4 of us including me getting it back on as we didn't have any hose clamps, one to hold the tank, one to hold on to the pressurized hose, one to hold on to the overflow hose and one to attach all everything together.

:banana:

Phurrball
14th April 2008, 15:51
*snip*

the westie screwdriver and hammer soon replaced the honda tool for altering rear shock spring preload. those cuts on my finger came back to haunt me every time i came into contact with petrol/carby cleaner:baby:
*snip*

Uh, yeah, sorry ANdrew! I owe you a beer - you had "the touch" with the honda tool (wouldn't work for me!) but the westie screwdriver won the day :first:

Suspension is great BTW! Got thrashed through my home twisties on the way back - was waaaay better round bumpy corners - no disturbing wallowing or bottoming out - yay!

Great night all - sorry I had to leave early (I wasn't even in trubs when I got home!)

Roll on next spanner night!