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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2790 on: 21.05. 2023 18:42 »
I did the DGR starting from Evesham. Seems 230 motorcycles turned up! Pictures will be in my Dropbox later.
Here I am setting off.

Where's the aircraft 'carrier' GB?? *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2791 on: 21.05. 2023 18:44 »
Didn't you put a large carrier on the new bike - or am I dreaming that??
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2792 on: 21.05. 2023 19:42 »
Didn't you put a large carrier on the new bike - or am I dreaming that??
Oh, I get it now!

I'm working on a new carrier. I need to get it powder coated before I can use it.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2793 on: 21.05. 2023 20:20 »
G'day Fellas.
I didn't get up to the DGR, Deb had to look after two of the G/kids. I hope every one had a safe and enjoyable day.
So I turned my attention to the HD. A week or so ago I fitted the new Wilwood 4 piston caliper on the front disc and a few days ago fitted the new HEL brake line.
All good till yesterday when I had to move the beast. Front wheel wouldn't turn.  *pull hair out* Jacked the wheel off the ground and loosened the two mounting bolts. Wheel spun OK.
I had already shimmed the caliper to get it central to the disc (1 ss washer between caliper and fork leg top & bottom) but it wasn't sitting square and jamming the disc. I ended having to put another washer under the bottom mount. The original caliper had no shims at all *ex* All good now.
I'm still waiting on the new larger master cylinder to arrive from the US but I don't like having it immobilized so will have to bleed it all again.
I also fitted a fork brace to eliminate any twist for when I forget I'm on the HD and find a nice twisty road  *bash*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2794 on: 21.05. 2023 21:01 »
oh dear musky milwood by name whoever they are but made in china like everything else , sorry couldn't resist it after finding out my vauxhall van is a variety of parts made of crap and then i learn vauxhall doesn't exist anymore it is now some big amalgamated concern=== follow the money join the dots and think --------- it's never rate . then go the pub if you can find one in the village that isn't now a tesco extra  *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2795 on: 21.05. 2023 21:21 »
G'day Berger.
 *lol*
I posted the same on the HD Forum.
Straight away I got a reply.
"If this is a Wilwood and not some knock off, I would call them and give them a few words. Wilwood is not some POS caliper, something's not right."
I posted back.
"G'day slickman.
My thoughts exactly. Found this before with "name" products. They must send their rejects over seas, too much trouble to send back. It does have the Wilwood name on it.
Cheers"
At over $600 it should fit itself *ex*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2796 on: 21.05. 2023 21:31 »
musky my van is badged vauxhall and it is fiat , alfa romeo , egg fried rice, boiled ham and a list to long to mention , i wish i had bought a moggie 1000 traveler .i could have got one for the same price as this bag of poo and been tax and mot exempt , more money for the pub if i could find one open *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2797 on: 22.05. 2023 00:25 »
Got the 1975 Gold Wing engine out, and ready to overhaul.
Am on a count down; planning to ride from Perth to Victoria this time next year; a friend has a property overlooking the bridge to Phillip Island and has offered a free bed!
The restoration has begun!
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2798 on: 22.05. 2023 02:42 »
G'day Richard.
Let the fun begin. I did one of those back in the 80's. Just a souped up Vee Dub *smile*
So your going for the Supers or GP?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2799 on: 22.05. 2023 03:27 »
Well, I have owned (and loved) several Type 1's and Type 3's!

My friend Chris recommends the Superbikes as a better experience.
Easier for the public to get closer to the action.
I restored a CB450 for him; he rides over to the events regularly.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2800 on: 22.05. 2023 05:10 »
G'day Richard.
I've never been to either but all the mates say the Supers are better.

Back on topic sort of.
Over the last week I've been polishing parts and coating timber for the trophies for my Clubs Winter Rally. Today I mounted the bits.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2801 on: 22.05. 2023 07:59 »
I think RM put most of those parts on my bike at some point  *angry* *angry*

Love the names for the trohies mate!

Trying to do something with my bikes now the nice weather has arrived, but still battling to get a shower tray to fit squarely on the plinth I've built.  Made of fibreglass and plastic - never straight in a million years.

Sister is arriving from Perth (Oz not Scotland) today, haven't seen her for years so will be good.  Fancy a trip down to see her on the bike, ca.120m.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2802 on: 22.05. 2023 10:19 »
Musky - How's the hip coping with the Harley? You using a lift?? I imagine crouching down is a no-no.?
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2803 on: 22.05. 2023 20:29 »
G'day Col.
Hip is coming along nicely. Getting better every day. It'll be 3 weeks on Thursday, only another 3 till I'm allowed to ride/drive.
I can walk around unaided and even climb a few stairs. Yes getting down to ground level is still difficult but getting there. I'm doing all the physio X 3 every day. The physio nurse is very pleased with the progress. Today I go to the GP to get the bandage changed. The surgeon wants a photo of the wound emailed to him.
Yesterday the ignition switch arrived for the XT500. I'll look at installing that today. Up till now it was just walk up and kick (no I won't try that just yet!).
Might get two more for the BSA's.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #2804 on: 23.05. 2023 02:29 »
I rode my A10 in the DGR yesterday.  The other bikes were mostly Harleys and modern retros, but there was one very nice BSA Rocket 3.  I was pleased to see a lot of younger people in the group.  I was a little nervous taking the A10 on its longest trip since its rebuild, but she ran well with no problems.  Well, almost no problems - there is a noticeable pause/gap in acceleration when the throttle is at about 1/4 turn, and when I checked the spark plugs at the end of the day they were black and sooty.  It looks like I need to experiment with needle positions and maybe hotter spark plugs?
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