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Old 12-27-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default Winter bike therapy

My office closes down between Christmas and New Year's.

Just got back from visiting my family down in Baltimore. This weekend it's up to Maine for the in-laws.

The time in between:

Straighten the shop, install new brake lines on the track bike, repair a busted bit of fiberglass, screw around with camera mounts, change coolant on the street bike, make the odd "vroom vroom" noise....

Quality time!
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:01 AM   #2
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I really need to get out and straighten up my garage and put the ice tires on the KTM. Maybe I'll take Friday off...
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:29 AM   #3
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Topped off tank with Fuel and Stabil. Tender has been on since late Oct.. Done
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:44 AM   #4
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Ohh thanks for posting this. Reminded me that I have to replace the fuel vent line on the Ducati. Before putting it away, I cleaned it and rode it to the gas station to top it off, just to find gas pouring out of the vent line. Plugged it, got home, let it finishing pissing, clamped the line and parked it. Not a big deal but I had definitely forgotten about it Lol.

I may actually have enough free time this winter to do motorcycle related things!
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:08 PM   #5
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Plan is to buy a new track bike come spring, so nothing to do there.

I do have a note on my fridge to service the KTM dirt bike rear caliper though. But since my garage is unheated... it will have to wait until spring.
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:10 PM   #6
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No work to mine, it’s stored in the bedroom for the winter
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:45 PM   #7
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Rear sets for the race bike, sell the XT 225 buy replacement
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:04 PM   #8
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-send swing arm to butler to weld up and re tap where he spool goes




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Old 12-27-2017, 06:53 PM   #9
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Pull the motor and replace head gasket and check/adjust valve lash.
Install refreshed shock from GMD.
Replace fork oil/check spring rate.
Install longer dogbones for rear shock (custom exmafia)
Find an exhaust or modify stock exhaust to give more lean angle clearance.
Flush/change all fluids.
Install the freshy pirellis I snagged from MTAG.
Try to find a set of rains.
Put in a battery.
Clean and oil air filter.


Change the oil and filter.
Fix a dzus fastener on the belly pan.
Flush brake fluid.


New tires all around. (Mancation effed them up!)
Replace top end.
Replace tranny fluid.
Clean and oil air filters.
Buy hand guards.
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:54 PM   #10
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Lots of stuff I should be doing to the R6 / KTM / Motard, but it's cold and I'm lazy.
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