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Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 12:21 AM
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Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Checked the valve clearances on the tdm. Had to...

Checked the valve clearances on the tdm. Had to drain the coolant to get the cam cover off. WTF? http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/18/8arabe7e.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Not in the garage per say, but I fixed the...

Not in the garage per say, but I fixed the misaligned air vent in the car, the ducting had come adrift under the dashboard. Also resealed the cover over the pollen filter as it was letting water in...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Not today but on Sunday, had a play around with...

Not today but on Sunday, had a play around with the duke. Reset the tps, soldered up a couple of connectors then gave it a wash, that led to washing the tdm, then the car. At that point I should have...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Pancakes, you can eat em whilst working on the...

Pancakes, you can eat em whilst working on the bike :clap
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2014, 03:50 PM
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Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Technically not in the garage, car won't fit in...

Technically not in the garage, car won't fit in there due to two motorbikes :-)

Anyway, bit of a long story! I took the car to work today, sounded a bit squeaky all the way which I put down to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,356
Posted By rc mad
I think a multi would make a most excellent daily...

I think a multi would make a most excellent daily commuter :deal

Shame there wasn't one available when i picked up my TDM, mind i dont think my wife would have been happy with two ducati's in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,314
Posted By rc mad
I hate you, only because i want your T5 :thumb ...

I hate you, only because i want your T5 :thumb Its looking good from where I'm sat :clap

As for the comments that the bike should not be tarted up, a lot of people would not consider using an...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9,802
Views: 3,089,282
Posted By rc mad
http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-W5q6fPr/0/XL...

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-W5q6fPr/0/XL/i-W5q6fPr-XL.jpg

Commuter and general workhorse :lol3

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-LWn7qTs/0/XL/i-LWn7qTs-XL.jpg

Fast bike :lol3...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Sorted the clutch out on the tdm. Oiled the...

Sorted the clutch out on the tdm. Oiled the cable, swapped out the friction plates and scuffed up the steel plates.

No more high speed / rpm slipping :clap
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,903
Posted By rc mad
My duke has been sat for about 6 months i'd...

My duke has been sat for about 6 months i'd think. Started right up when I'd gotten it back together but you could tell it didn't like the old fuel much. Filled the tank and dumped some injector...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Got the ST4s up and running again, It's been...

Got the ST4s up and running again, It's been apart since before Christmas, what started out as a belt change and service descended into getting the Opener followers re-chromed! :huh Once they were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,307
Posted By rc mad
I never lose faith in my bikes, I own a duke so...

I never lose faith in my bikes, I own a duke so its not an option! :-) if something does go wrong I don't replace it without seeing if there's a more reliable alternative. Just dropped a crap load of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,927
Posted By rc mad
i see two problems with that, Rover and beautiful...

i see two problems with that, Rover and beautiful machines in the same paragraph :lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,295
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Posted By rc mad
This is why i changed to wearing contacts,...

This is why i changed to wearing contacts, glasses are expensive to replace :doh
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Upgraded the stock headlights on my tdm from one...

Upgraded the stock headlights on my tdm from one projector and high beam to dual HID projectors with High Beam function. Not going to be much of an improvement in summer but should make the work...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Fitted the reprofiled cam followed to the ducati,...

Fitted the reprofiled cam followed to the ducati, now waiting on 7 (out of 8) shims to arrive so I can get this thing back on the road! Also upgraded the stock projector headlight to one designed...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Took the coloured side panels of the ducati's...

Took the coloured side panels of the ducati's panniers and painted them with black bed liner, they look so much better now, just need to grab a couple of small stickers off eBay to finish them off....
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Mounted a bench vise in the garage, then promptly...

Mounted a bench vise in the garage, then promptly used it to cut down the screen on the tdm, was sick of the wind noise, it was quieter stood up than sat down!
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
nothing, but i have got some shiny bits :lol3 ...

nothing, but i have got some shiny bits :lol3

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-vWrdBkr/0/XL/i-vWrdBkr-XL.jpg

Fixed cam followers for the ducati, 370 / $600 worth of fixed cam followers...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 40,932
Posted By rc mad
I had one of those, though it was quite good...

I had one of those, though it was quite good stock, once the suspension was changed it was bloody brilliant!
They just need some help in the suspension department, then they are far from boring, in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,356
Posted By rc mad
Ohh, looks like a nicely sorted st4s :clap It...

Ohh, looks like a nicely sorted st4s :clap It has the "comfort" faring on there, headlight looks to be the stock one, not seen a single seat conversion on them before tho?

Noticed a missing...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
After managing to blast most of the paint on the...

After managing to blast most of the paint on the lower fairing on Friday I set about fixing it today, inbetween running new cables in the house, that job sucked!

Bought some truck bed liner and...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Its good :) louder than the stock setup but not...

Its good :) louder than the stock setup but not obnoxiously so, which is good for leaving the house early! No sound clips as yet, too busy with house stuff
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9,802
Views: 3,089,282
Posted By rc mad
Aye, and crashing any other bike anywhere else...

Aye, and crashing any other bike anywhere else isn't a possible recipe for a broken ankle????? :)

Also, cleaned the tdm after its winter commuting duties, looks good for an old un :)


...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Washed the winter funk off the tdm ...

Washed the winter funk off the tdm

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-W5q6fPr/0/XL/i-W5q6fPr-XL.jpg

Cleans up well for a 16 year old bike :)

The aftermarket lower fairing didn't fair...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,356
Posted By rc mad
Isn't that a feature of all dukes? The one on my...

Isn't that a feature of all dukes? The one on my st is only useful at converting braking energy into heat and nothing else :)
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
mmm vtr goodness :evil nice bike there. I think...

mmm vtr goodness :evil nice bike there. I think my duke originated in the northeast. I bought it from Grantham, having not being able to find another one anywhere. It needed a new clutch as the old...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Serviced the tdm. New iridium plugs, new oil and...

Serviced the tdm. New iridium plugs, new oil and filter, also fitted a oil pressure sensor and an idiot light whilst I was doing the service. Yamaha thought a oil pressure light wasn't useful on an...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,356
Posted By rc mad
Not going to be able to talk you out of a duke...

Not going to be able to talk you out of a duke unfortunately :D I've got a 01 st4s, I'll say this for, it's never let me down completely or left me stranded :D it had an issue where it would drop...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Like the holder tool for the closer spring :thumb...

Like the holder tool for the closer spring :thumb
I need to get my vice back, not having once severely limits what I can make!

I did finally got the new exhaust on the tdm, third time I've fitted...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6,058
Views: 2,619,231
Posted By rc mad
You see that TDM on the right :clap Already...

You see that TDM on the right :clap

Already got the flange adapter cut, just need to find someone local to weld it.

Reason I'm doing it is that the stock pipes were heavy rusty crap, the...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
At least i know i'm not wasting money by getting...

At least i know i'm not wasting money by getting them all repaired :bluduh

All 8 need doing :becca

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-s6B6RZ6/0/XL/i-s6B6RZ6-XL.jpg

On the upside they are...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Thanks for the info :thumb, Already used the bolt...

Thanks for the info :thumb, Already used the bolt and socket trick on the openers, tho they didn't really need that amount of effort, they are quite easily pulled out using just the bolt. Don't...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,058
Views: 2,619,231
Posted By rc mad
So, back a couple of years ago i used to have an...

So, back a couple of years ago i used to have an 8 x 10 shed for bike related stuff, not the worlds biggest place but big enough to work on the bikes, if i punted the other one outside for the...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
Yesterday I saw first hand what flaky cam...

Yesterday I saw first hand what flaky cam followers means :bluduh

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-gd8jqhD/0/XL/i-gd8jqhD-XL.jpg

Ducati cam followers are made of cheese apparently, and not...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,243
Posted By rc mad
I've been twanging my belts :-) ...

I've been twanging my belts :-)

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-xhvCrMv/0/XL/i-xhvCrMv-XL.jpg[ /IMG]


On this :-)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9,802
Views: 3,089,282
Posted By rc mad
They are good, aren't they :D what flavour is it?...

They are good, aren't they :D what flavour is it? Mines the 4s just so composed whatever its doing, well with the exception of going anywhere under 30, so doesn't like that lol

Sent from my Hudl...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 354,416
Posted By rc mad
Lets see, Started out on a Suzuki AP50...

Lets see,

Started out on a Suzuki AP50 twist and go, not the cool old school one either! All because i was too lazy to cycle to work :lol3

Graduated to a gilera runner 125vx, 4 stroke 125cc,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,969
Posted By rc mad
I got bored of riding a pushbike 5 miles each way...

I got bored of riding a pushbike 5 miles each way to and from work :-) a guy at work had a Suzuki ap50 twist and go scooter so I bought that, somehow ended with a ducati st4s and a tdm 850! Not...
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 156,324
Posted By rc mad
Poolside, got a question for you. My f650gs...

Poolside, got a question for you.

My f650gs suffered a mishap last year that resulted in it being written off. :cry before it went i managed to recover some parts, including the ice air module. Is...
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