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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1580 on: April 12, 2012, 10:52:16 PM »
Ordered a new fork, new front rim, new front axle & new foot shift lever...now I have to wait for the parts to come in...I will pick up some epoxy and paint this weekend to start work on the plastic bits...

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1581 on: April 13, 2012, 03:45:18 AM »
Not my bike, but made an LED indicator harness with the 2 diodes for wildcat333's GS500F and included all the LEDs.

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1582 on: April 13, 2012, 04:10:11 AM »
Not my bike, but made an LED indicator harness for wildcat333's GS500F


Ok wheres mine then?
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1583 on: April 13, 2012, 04:22:05 AM »
Ok wheres mine then?

* My cat played with it and lost it

See?

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1584 on: April 13, 2012, 05:24:50 AM »
That looks a lot like my cat? You sure you are not hiding in my garage? :tongue2:
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1585 on: April 13, 2012, 09:15:47 PM »
Jetted 20/65/142.5. 3 turns 3mm washer. Stock exhaust lunchbox air filter.

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1586 on: April 13, 2012, 10:41:23 PM »
Adjusted my new clutch cable......again....
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1587 on: April 14, 2012, 02:28:36 AM »
Walked by it in the garage, raining all day, take it out tomorrow.
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1588 on: April 14, 2012, 04:50:36 AM »
Gave that 2006 engine for Phenix a valve adjustment. 3 were in the range of 0.04-0.06. One exhaust was less than 0.03 so I put in what I had for a spare shim and is now 0.06 or so.

I hate those crappy giant o-rings Suzuki gives us to hold in the tool kit. So I ordered the older heavy rubber straps. How Suzi's tool kit is better secured.

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1589 on: April 14, 2012, 04:55:43 AM »
ha that's one thing on my list to get.
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1590 on: April 14, 2012, 10:08:00 PM »
lol @ adidasguy's car eating my wiring harness.

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finally.... fenderectomy time :D

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1591 on: April 14, 2012, 10:35:00 PM »
well, not exactly for my bike... but it's "for riding my bike"...
bought some proper boots today :)

Alpinestars MX-5.  oddly, they're being discontinued, the dealer says. Plus it was a "demo day". So i got them for under $200. including tax.

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1592 on: April 14, 2012, 10:53:18 PM »
well, not exactly for my bike... but it's "for riding my bike"...
bought some proper boots today :)

Alpinestars MX-5.  oddly, they're being discontinued, the dealer says. Plus it was a "demo day". So i got them for under $200. including tax.

I love my new Alpinestar "Fastlane" boots. They are finally starting to break in and get more comfortable :D

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1593 on: April 14, 2012, 11:07:54 PM »
^Nice boots, I just use my steel toe work boots,^ :dunno_white:

Just looked at it sitting again in the garage on my way to work, looks like this whole week is going to be shitty out so maybe next week.
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1594 on: April 14, 2012, 11:12:43 PM »

I love my new Alpinestar "Fastlane" boots. They are finally starting to break in and get more comfortable :D


you should have put the quotes around "boots", not the fastlane. they're not boots, they're shoes, lol

They do look nice.
But I told myself after my accident, and limping for 4 months, I would get myself proper boots, instead of my motorcycle shoes, as soon as I could spare the money.

Mission accomplished!


I originally had "shift" shoes: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/36/13094/ITEM/Shift-Racing-Fuel-Street-Shoes.aspx
kinda similar to your deal.
But I'm gonna stick with boots from now on.

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1595 on: April 14, 2012, 11:15:51 PM »
well, not exactly for my bike... but it's "for riding my bike"...
bought some proper boots today :)

Alpinestars MX-5.  oddly, they're being discontinued, the dealer says. Plus it was a "demo day". So i got them for under $200. including tax.

I love my new Alpinestar "Fastlane" boots. They are finally starting to break in and get more comfortable :D



Hell they look like boots to me? They look similar to the Shift Fuels. They look good. Just make sure you keep them laces tucked behind the velcro strap when you ride

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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1596 on: April 15, 2012, 12:04:56 AM »

I love my new Alpinestar "Fastlane" boots. They are finally starting to break in and get more comfortable :D


you should have put the quotes around "boots", not the fastlane. they're not boots, they're shoes, lol

They do look nice.
But I told myself after my accident, and limping for 4 months, I would get myself proper boots, instead of my motorcycle shoes, as soon as I could spare the money.

Mission accomplished!


I originally had "shift" shoes: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/36/13094/ITEM/Shift-Racing-Fuel-Street-Shoes.aspx
kinda similar to your deal.
But I'm gonna stick with boots from now on.

Finally got some boots, eh?  What did you get?  Willing to sacrifice the Fuel's to someone in need?  Lol.
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1597 on: April 15, 2012, 12:51:14 AM »
OK. So what DIDN'T we do today at the Bike Cave? WOW! 7 bikes in one place: 6 were GS500's!

jmill: SS chain guard, Givi rack, cleaned wheels, cleaned and oiled chain, checked tires and more

bluesmudge: cleaning. Rewired power for GPS

adidasguy: cleaning engine for Phenix. Helped everyone else. Blue helped install and wire a GPS onto Suzi.

jmill and I are going on a ride Sunday with the Eastside Sportbikers. We made sure our bikes were ready for a back roads twisties ride. This is rated as a "novice ride" which will be a good way to get back into group riding and refresh our riding abilities for the twisties. First group ride of the season for both of us.



Installing Givi rack


Rack installed (note: still a plastic chain guard, dirty rear wheel)


Went to my office to pick up the mono-case and a front fender mud flap for jmill (note: SS chain guard on jmill's blue GS500 and the case. rear wheel now clean)


After a ride around Alki Beach and Lake Washington, stopped art their friends house where there was another GS500! Wow! 4 GS500's all in a row.


After all that, I'm so glad I had the GPS on Suzi. I'd still be trying to find my way back home if I didn't have it.
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1598 on: April 15, 2012, 03:02:40 AM »
Some nice looking bikes there  ;) :icon_mrgreen:

It was entertaining to pretend to help, while you got jmill's bike into presentable condition, for the Sunday ride.
Also nice to have a 12v outlet that turns on with the bike's ignition  :woohoo: SUV mode.




Fun at the bike cave.
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Re: What have you done for your bike today????
« Reply #1599 on: April 15, 2012, 03:17:44 AM »
Need to get a picture of a baby in a pet cage on the rear carrier. Better yet - strap one on with bungee cords.

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