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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By rc mad
I usually just buy the bearings I need from a...

I usually just buy the bearings I need from a local bearing supply place. Most bearings have the size on them, if not you should be able to take the old bearing to the shop and have them match them...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By rc mad
You've just done it :lol3 Also, I've been...

You've just done it :lol3

Also, I've been here before :deal

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sv-650/i-wnHptv3/0/XL/IMAG0100-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By rc mad
New wheel bearings time I think, regardless don't...

New wheel bearings time I think, regardless don't ride that bike anywhere without pulling it apart and inspecting it first.

Also, don't forget the brake cleaner when you pull the wheel, pull the...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
Posted By rc mad
Painted the fork lowers for the tdm. 3 coats of...

Painted the fork lowers for the tdm. 3 coats of black bed liner and 2 coats of clear. Checked it tonight and it came out great, time will tell how it holds up. Also finished prep work on the fork...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By rc mad
Slight TeDiuM

How many fork upgrades require taking a hole saw and a rats tail file to the front wheel I wonder :D

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-SNPJ4mw/0/XL/i-SNPJ4mw-XL.jpg

I blame the ducati for...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
Posted By rc mad
Syntec, you may need to prime the fuel filter...

Syntec, you may need to prime the fuel filter with diesel before it'll fire up. Manual says to do that on my focus as they are a bitch to get going if there's air in the fuel lines.
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
Posted By rc mad
No pics or Write-up yet as I'm still collecting...

No pics or Write-up yet as I'm still collecting parts. New Wheel bearings and fork seals showed up today, just waiting on wheel bearing dust seals then i'll be good to start ripping the TDM apart, so...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
Posted By rc mad
Took apart a set of 1999 Yamaha R6 Forks. Made...

Took apart a set of 1999 Yamaha R6 Forks. Made use of a hacksaw on the upper tubes :eek1

Not to worry tho, i only need the lowers for the compression damping and the internals for the rebound...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9,118
Views: 1,819,435
Posted By rc mad
Couple from a co worker yrsterday "Do you...

Couple from a co worker yrsterday

"Do you ride bikes because you can't afford a car?"
When I replied that I owned 2 bikes and a car the next question was " do you ride bikes because you can't...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
Posted By rc mad
Fitted the 'new' tailgate to the focus, disposed...

Fitted the 'new' tailgate to the focus, disposed of the old dented one via the local scrap collectors, had just taken it off when they were on the way past, quick shout and it was deposited straight...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
Posted By rc mad
Repainted part of the new to me tailgate for my...

Repainted part of the new to me tailgate for my ford focus. Doesn't look half bad for a rattle can job. Now I've just got to polish it up and get it on the car without damaging it :-)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10,014
Views: 3,183,635
Posted By rc mad
Good spot, yep factory panniers with a givi top...

Good spot, yep factory panniers with a givi top box, got the bike with the top box and I found the panniers were on eBay for cheap, simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy them!

Wasn't to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10,014
Views: 3,183,635
Posted By rc mad
http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-sWfb23f/0/XL...

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-sWfb23f/0/XL/i-sWfb23f-XL.jpg

Just out for a wander on the local lanes :clap
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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
Replies: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 14,932
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: 159
Views: 16,889
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: 10,014
Views: 3,183,635
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,088
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 4,468
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: 1,992
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: 1,326
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Views: 286,573
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 41,825
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: 14,932
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 10,014
Views: 3,183,635
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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: 14,932
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: 2,035
Views: 259,509
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...
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