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  1. #481
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Laredo, Texas

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Too much to list, but the LAST thing I did was swap out the ignition coil on my '02 Triumph Bonneville and now it runs like the day the pipes, airbox mods & jetting were done and adjusted. Couldn't be better!

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    Apart from that, I took a couple of bikes to a nearby museum as an alternative to storing them or selling them, details and LOTS of pix http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthread.php?351915-Motorcycle-museum-in-Texas
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  2. #482
    2009 Hooligan of the year
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Installed a much needed new seat cover.




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  3. #483
    Licensed to Mod
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    AZ

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    took it out and beat the hell out of it in the snow. (the xr)

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  4. #484
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Poloshed each and every spoke of the wheels with metal polish. Considering their age (almost 34 years) and the fact that this bike was/is used in the dirt as well, corrosion was present but not severe. Hand-polishing the spokes can be a calming and relaxing task if you have the right attitude towards it. And it is rewarding too when you see the results.

    After polishing I treated them with ACF-50 - the purple wonder potion that I finally got after reading so much about it here. I used it on several other portions of the bike too. Mostly I wiped the parts off with a microfiber cloth that I sprayed a little ACF-50 on but I also treated several connectors of the cable loom with it.

    Then I took care of the original muffler that is known to often rust on the exterior. Two thirds of the exhaust system is made of solid stainless steel but unfortunately this ends just at the welding seam to the muffler corpus.
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    So a lot of sanding and the use of different nylon and wire brush wheels for the power drill was called for. The coating will be done with heat resistant spray paint in flat black.
    I masked off the stainless tube portion to keep it free from paint.
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    The tail with the long protuding license plate holder is something that I am planning to modify next - the original part is way too long to look good to me.
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    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  5. #485
    Born In The USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Redding, CA.

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    I think the long fender is there to keep from roosting your pal behind you.
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

    I have discovered that half of being a good rebel is knowing what to rebel against.



    2014 Ninja 1000

    2005 ZX10

    1981 GPz550

  6. #486
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    I think the long fender is there to keep from roosting your pal behind you.
    Hmmm

    Why would I care?
    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  7. #487
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Bike looks stunning Heino. That's a lot of work polishing those spokes!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  8. #488
    The Doctor Is In
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    About 90 miles north of where I was before & 15 minutes from the Kingdom of Kazmania, FL

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Added my new Sargent seat to the FJR1300!

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    "None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me."
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  9. #489
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Snohomish, WA

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Put my new license plate frame on my '72 H1-B.

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    You never see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychiatrist's office.


    Steve

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  10. #490
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Bike looks stunning Heino. That's a lot of work polishing those spokes!
    Thanks Arash. The outside shot was even before I polished the wheels. I will have to take some better pics after I am finished with the bike.
    I have to admit that this KLR has really got me hooked.
    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  11. #491
    I used to be....
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Auburn, AL

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black-ZRX View Post
    I have to admit that this KLR has really got me hooked.

    Me too

    But I don't use them as intended


  12. #492
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Those two look great as supermotard.
    And I bet they perform like they look.

    If I had the choice, I like the black one just a little better. Looks badass.
    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  13. #493
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    I like the green one a LOT!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s

  14. #494
    The Mod Father
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Lisburn.,Northern Ireland

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    Too much to list, but the LAST thing I did was swap out the ignition coil on my '02 Triumph Bonneville and now it runs like the day the pipes, airbox mods & jetting were done and adjusted. Couldn't be better!

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    Apart from that, I took a couple of bikes to a nearby museum as an alternative to storing them or selling them, details and LOTS of pix http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthread.php?351915-Motorcycle-museum-in-Texas
    That is a lovely looking bike....!
    "A change in behaviour begins when Jesus changes our heart "

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  15. #495
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    skokie, IL

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Finished the home made exhaust. I did keep the stock down pipe covers. Mufflers are SS., pipes went from 1.2in to 1.5in. Also finished the home made air cleaner. Some what dialed in the mapping. Still running lean. Little displacement bikes can be fun.
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  16. #496
    2009 Hooligan of the year
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Replaced a leaky timing cover gasket...........and stripped out a mounting bolt thread in the process.

  17. #497
    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sunfield, MI

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Assembled it. Call it Mini Beast

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    -Steve St.Laurent
    ZRXOA #4699, IBA #38229



    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming "WOW, WHAT A RIDE!"


  18. #498
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    I did not really like the original long black plastic tail of the KLR.
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    Got a machined aluminum plate holder off ebay.
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    For mounting it according to my liking I had to modify and cut it a bit. Also I had to fabricate a holder for the rear reflector (mandatory in Germany, sorry Joe).
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    I am happy with the outcome - the best I could do with that big German plate... Especially from the side I like it a lot better now.
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    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  19. #499
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    West Virginia

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Rebuilt the suspension on one of the KX250's this weekend getting ready for our CROOM'S trip..

    Also updated the wheel chocks in my box trailer..

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    4 WHEELS MOVE THE BODY, 2 WHEELS MOVE THE SOUL !!!!

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  20. #500
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Depends on who wants to know.........and why.

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCHIMZRX00 View Post
    Rebuilt the suspension on one of the KX250's this weekend getting ready for our CROOM'S trip..

    Also updated the wheel chocks in my box trailer..

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    Nice set-up!

    The inside of your trailer looks very similar (almost identical) to the inside of my Carson cargo trailer. Mine is a 7x7x24, V-Nose.

    Can't beat those Baxley chocks.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

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  21. #501
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black-ZRX View Post
    I did not really like the original long black plastic tail of the KLR.
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    Got a machined aluminum plate holder off ebay.
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    For mounting it according to my liking I had to modify and cut it a bit. Also I had to fabricate a holder for the rear reflector (mandatory in Germany, sorry Joe).
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    I am happy with the outcome - the best I could do with that big German plate... Especially from the side I like it a lot better now.
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    Made that license plate a natural extension of the fender. Good choice.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  22. #502
    2009 Hooligan of the year
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Installed a new fuel pump and fuel filters and then found a split in the spark plug boot. Thinking that HAS to be the cause of the off idle stall I've been trying to resolve. Off to the dealer! Fortunately they have one in stock.


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  23. #503
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Polished up the Red Thumper's stainless steel header and gave the faded engine a quick paintjob with heat resistant paint (more a hack job but it is a dirt bike after all ). Took her out for a nice December ride afterwards to burn the paint in.
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    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  24. #504
    President of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    I think your definition of a "hack job" is different than mine!

    Looks nice.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  25. #505
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Shiny Side Up ^

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

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    Big Harry

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  26. #506
    Born In The USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Redding, CA.

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

    I have discovered that half of being a good rebel is knowing what to rebel against.



    2014 Ninja 1000

    2005 ZX10

    1981 GPz550

  27. #507
    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sunfield, MI

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    I think your definition of a "hack job" is different than mine!

    Looks nice.
    That's EXACTLY what I was thinking. Looks damn good.
    -Steve St.Laurent
    ZRXOA #4699, IBA #38229



    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming "WOW, WHAT A RIDE!"


  28. #508
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    I feel flattered guys, thanks.

    I just noticed in the last pic what wonder the ACF50 did to the close to 34 years old rear spoke wheel. That truly is amazing stuff.
    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

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  29. #509
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Perth, Australia

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    ZZR1200 - Just recently I noticed oil stains on my paving, near my front wheel, right side. I had a look, and found that my brake line on that side was oily, I had oil on my disk, and I'm sure I will need new brake pads there as well.
    Closer inspection showed that I had oil on the fork tube, ie a leaking seal.


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    Both fork tubes show signs of pitting and minor rust.
    I'm using fine emery paper to clean up some of the rust and pitting. I may treat it with ACF50 before I put them back in.

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    I am getting the shop to do the rest of the work. I have done it previously, but as I get older I am less inclined to do all of the work.
    Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.

  30. #510
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, now Tallahassee,FL #4835

    Re: What did you do to your OTHER BIKE today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Spectreman View Post
    Added my new Sargent seat to the FJR1300!

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    Looks great..... Sargent has always been my favorite after market seat.


 

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