New bike thread!

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Re: New bike thread!

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When I removed the silencer, I wondered why it had a car exhaust clamp on it. I soon found out as the end section fell apart when I removed it. D’oh!

The smart amongst you will note that in the picture said broken exhaust is on the floor, yet there is one fitted? How can this be you might wonder? Well when I had my 750 I fitted a sp racing end can and when I sold it I didn’t give the OEM silencer to the new owner and stick it in the loft. Handily huh! :D

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I rode the bike to London and back today and to start with I was thinking i'd wasted my money on the shock! Reason is the front is so harsh, the jolt through the bars stops you getting the chance to feel what the back end is doing! However, once I got to the white line markings for speed cameras and cats eyes etc, I knew straight away it was much better than the oem one as you barely feel them. So hopefully that's a win?!

When riding it today it occurred to me that I hadn't fitted the handguards? That would be becuase my wife had tidied them away, so I'd forgottten about them! Got them in front of me now and will hopefully fit them tomorrow.

Got pissed off with waiting for Parcelforce's letter for my custom charges so I rang them. Nice lady confirmed it was sent out ages ago and had no idea why i hadn't received it, but furnished me with the needed 17 digit ref number and I went online and paid it and the exhaust bracket should be here tomorrow? Might even get the Fakerapovic on tomrrow! :D
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Yay centre stand bracket is here! Boo! It’s pissing down! 🙄

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Taipan wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:17 pm Yay centre stand bracket is here! Boo! It’s pissing down! 🙄

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My son says it somthing to do with the springs ...
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Taipan wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:17 pm Yay centre stand bracket is here! Boo! It’s pissing down! 🙄

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Something about shandy drinkers ?
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The M6 box says,"thank you for shopping Ali Express". :thumbup:
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Fakerapovic fitted, albeit sans Akra sticker. Fieves is fick innit and they might chore it thinking its real! :roll:

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Couldn’t resist. Looks authentic now! :lol:


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Looks wonky? Keeping in with the fake look? 🤣
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v8-powered wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:46 am Looks wonky? Keeping in with the fake look? 🤣
Deffo lol! Dunno whether it slid when it was hot or something, but I was convinced i'd got it level lol!
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I had a couple of hours spare today, so I fitted the hand guards. All pretty straightforward apart from one pinfukit moment when a 10mm nut disappeared into a parallel universe. :roll:

So as I had a bit of time I thought I may as well get the 2 rounded off allen bolts out that hold the front mudguard off. An hour later they are nothing more than rounded off even more. HTF something can round off so easily, yet resist anything I try and wedge in there! :roll: After a few :angry-cussingblack: exchanges I left it. Wonder if I can take the forks out with the mudguard attached...
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Had the same with the Beemer, it'll be because the threads of the bolts stick out a tiny bit into all the crap being flung off the wheels.

If you drill the heads off to remove the mudguard there might be enough stud stuck out to get the mole grips on... after a lot of Plugas/WD/GT, etc...
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I hadn't thought about the threads sticking through the forks and getting covered in shite. I'll get the wheel out and see if that is the case and clean them up and plus gas them before attacking them again. Effin' nuisance really as I could have had it all done the other day but was thwarted by these dastardly bolts! :D
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We need a video of blowtorch action on a plastic mudguard. :thumbup:
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Skub wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:00 pm We need a video of blowtorch action on a plastic mudguard. :thumbup:
Bear with me, cos its probably going to happen! :D
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Taipan wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:04 pm
Skub wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:00 pm We need a video of blowtorch action on a plastic mudguard. :thumbup:
Bear with me, cos its probably going to happen! :D
What could possibly go wrong! Deffo needs to be videoed :D :thumbup:
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My Bro had four rounded nuts on the footpeg hangers on his new to him Z750 discovered when he went to fit a top box. Think it look heating, several drill bits, 12 odd hours and much effing and jeffing to get em out.
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I think i'm actually beaten by it! :wtf: I've never had this before. I've undone rounded off disc bolts with less problems! This has had the exposed threads cleaned up and lashings of plus gas and i've now tried drifting it round with a chisel, but it ain't budging at all?!?! I slipped and gouged the mudguard a bit anyway :roll: so I guess heat is going to be the only way? But the mudguard aside, I don't really want to ruin the finish on the fork leg?

I've read before about syringing the old oil out and just put the new stuff in and that could be an option I suppose? I think i'd rather remove them as a pair with the mudguard attached though. What a PITA! As they say, its never easy...