my "little" bike

Discussion in 'Bike Chat' started by scubabiker, May 13, 2013.

  1. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    had the carbs off not so long ago for a clean, cleaned the fuel pump, new filter, air filter got cleaned, and i adjusted the mixture slightly. they where very bad. tyres will arrive 27th may, i hope to ride it lots as i have an op on 5th june on my knee. there is a trip thing one of our suppliers is running in june that i want to go on, hope my knee is better then
     
  2. gooseman

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    Do you mount your own tires or go to a bike shop??
     
  3. scubabiker

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    both, i work in a bike shop, im a motorcycle mechanic, work in the only motorcycle shop for about 60 mile radius here http://motorsyklisten.as/ its a fun job and the pay rocks.
     
  4. scubabiker

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    needed to balance the back wheel since i got the bike, its gonna be so nice when i actually do it!
     
  5. gooseman

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    Well then as the Aussies say: "NO WORRIES MATE" :D
    I ve always mounted my own tires..bikes anyway..some of the first jobs I ever had were at "service" stations
    This is really going back a long time...we actually hand mounted car tires..:mad: :mad: using tire irons and a big rubber faced hammer.....Im still mounting tires the same way ..bought a very good hammer about 40 yrs ago & it still serves me today
     
  6. scubabiker

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    Its very quick on the machine, I did a scooter tyre in less than a minute once. I find the worst thing is when it doesnt seat properly and wont inflate. Oh and when the tyre balance mark is in the wrong place (not that it REALLY matters)
     
  7. scubabiker

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    Quad tyres are a pain to get air in, ive had 3 straps on one in the past in an attempt to get it to pop on the beads
     
  8. gooseman

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    Im a stickler for the balance marks at the valve stem...you have to think a tire manf wouldn't bother if not important...I believe it will call for less weight to be added,,
    Looked at the shop website...but guess its in Norwegian...looks a nice place
     
  9. scubabiker

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    its not such a big deal, ive fitted many tyres that havent needed weights
     
  10. scubabiker

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    ok, so tyres should arrive tomorrow, the chain and sprockets have already arrived, im hoping i can go pick up my spares bike soon as i need a few bits (balance pipe speedo drive and maybe the cable if its in one pieces still) will update with pics when i have anything worth taking a picture of
     
  11. scubabiker

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    one tyre has arrived! woop woop, soon to be trashing the nature!
     
  12. scubabiker

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    this morning i took the tyre to work, fitted nicely actually, i just lashed it to the handle on the box and it sat on the back subframe thing, had the car battery in the box too, and it still went up my driveway. more pics coming soon
     
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    hehe what a beast! needs the back shock setting up a little better, its a bit saggy, but other than that, im happy!
     
  15. scubabiker

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    oh i am soooo happy with the bike, its great to come shooting round a dirt road on a sportsbike and see the look on peoples faces!
     
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    a few pics from todays ride up the mountain. the rear needs a longer better shock, and i need to move the left handlebar a tiny bit, other than that its all good :)
     
  17. Stevep

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    You'd best stop putting lovely pictures of your countryside on here else i'm coming over just to let your tyres down!:p
     
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  18. scubabiker

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    Head gasket is going I think, its a pain to start when its warm and the coolant overflowed after a ride today, then dropped when it was cool, will check the plugs tomorrow maybe. Hope its not the back head, motor needs to come out for that one.
    On the plus side, if im doing the heads, I will port it a bit I think
     
  19. scubabiker

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    might not be the head gasket, think its just the rad cap, i dont have a tester tho. i have a spare one, but that could be junk too sorted a few other bits at the weekend, bars are moved slightly forward so they dont almost touch the tank on full lock, mounted the rails for the top/side box mount thing. put more air in my rear shock, it handles well off road, tried it on some "grusveg" on the mountain, lots of cool exploring to do here
     
  20. scubabiker

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    DSC_0001.JPG little update, took the VF to italy and back left stord at 9pm one night and rode nonstop to just outside of hamburg where we camped, 24 hours riding on the first day!
    heres a few taster pics of what we saw DSC_0179.JPG
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