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What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
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jchoby Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #31
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
I checked under my fenders and was surprised by the amount of rust in cracks/crevasses… So they came off, got cleaned, blasted with rust converter and then the undersides painted with silver engine paint. I'll keep an eye on it but I figured paint was a bit more protection than none at all…

İmage
(This post was last modified: 06-22-2014 06:42 AM by jchoby.)
06-22-2014 06:06 AM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #32
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
In honor of our UK member Smiler and his bimbles for a brekkie, , I fixed a thermos of tea, grabbed a banana and rode my CB 1100 up to the local state park and sat there at the lake watching the sun come up, eating my banana and drinking a couple cups of hot tea. Mmmm. Great morning.

Thanks for the inspiration Smiler. It was fun. I have pics but my computer monitor is out and I can't download them lol.

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
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06-22-2014 06:30 AM
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Elipten Offline
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San Antonio, TX
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Post: #33
What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Maybe rust inhibitor, some primer and a Rhino coat.

Again sad quality to see. But it will out last me as I am 58, but for the young guys in their 20's or my son this is a disappointment when compared to my 1970 CB750, but then it is wiped with oil and in storage waiting for me to get it and have time. Like a fine wine I figure it keeps improving with age.


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06-22-2014 07:31 AM
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Jim21680 Offline
Running Like a Top

Philadelphia, PA
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Post: #34
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
My neighbor has an older Kawasaki cruiser of some sort...probably a Vulcan. Anyway, I took a peek under those fenders, and no rust in sight. The bike must be at least 20 years old, but whatever black paint or coating Kawasaki used seems to work pretty well.
06-22-2014 12:22 PM
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dennylee11 Offline
Break-In Period

Hopkinsville, KY
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Joined: Jun 2013
Post: #35
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Well, it wasn't today. But, the second weekend of this month I rode my CB. - 1100 miles (how weird is that?) to NC and back. There's a BMW Rally there I've been to 14 times. Had a great run except for the rain storm I rode through the last 60 miles. My Honda and I rode up to the top of Grandfather Mountain - what a beautiful day and view that was. The CB1100 has proven to be fine rally / touring machine with the proper mods.
06-23-2014 06:11 AM
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Aussie Offline
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Australia
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Post: #36
What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Changed the rear brake pads today. Boring yet necessary! 12000 k service coming up this month, which I will attempt, including the valve clearance check. İmage. Old pads were well worn İmage


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06-25-2014 12:07 AM
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Pterodactyl Offline
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Sydney, Australia
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Post: #37
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Took Last Blast for a thirty minute local burn. Two objectives, firstly to check out the effectiveness of my PAIR valve modification and secondly to warm the oil for an oil change, part of a somewhat delayed 30000kms service.

The PAIR valve mod is effective and has cut down considerably, but not entirely, popping associated with the Staintune slip-on.

I did the service as specified in the owners manual plus the usual good look around. The rear brake pads are just about shot, with the cutouts gone. Will also need new tyres very soon. Am interested in the Michelin Road Pilot 3s, as recommended by CIP57. I suspect they will be a little more expensive than the current Bridgie BT45s I run.

On the subject of brake pads; sintered or standard is the choice offered by the local dealer. OK BRAKE GURUS, give me your opinions. Cost not a factor.

Wish I had a bike lift. I'm getting too long in the tooth to be scrambling around on concrete floors Smile.
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Cheers

G'day Aussie, in the time I took to post you beat me to the post reply button. What pads did you use? And how much and from where? I just called SCM for pricing and availability. About $39 for standard and $59 for sintered was the choice offered. Both in stock.
Cheers, mate.
(This post was last modified: 06-25-2014 01:13 AM by Pterodactyl.)
06-25-2014 12:19 AM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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Post: #38
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
Pterodactyl, is that 10W50 I see before me? You'll have a new oil thread raging before you know it!
06-25-2014 12:56 AM
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Pterodactyl Offline
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Sydney, Australia
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Post: #39
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-25-2014 12:56 AM)Cormanus Wrote:  Pterodactyl, is that 10W50 I see before me? You'll have a new oil thread raging before you know it!

Oh hell and damnation! I should have photoshopped the grade out. What to do.....what to do?

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06-25-2014 01:05 AM
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Cormanus Offline
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Post: #40
RE: What did you do on, or to, your CB today?
(06-25-2014 01:05 AM)Pterodactyl Wrote:  <snip> What to do.....what to do?

Pour a beer, mate, then sit back and watch. Who knows, you might get a laugh.
06-25-2014 01:07 AM
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