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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by John F » Thu May 16, 2019 11:13 am

Hooli's bike (or one of them) is a GSX1400.
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by Hooli » Thu May 16, 2019 12:54 pm

As John says, it's a GSX1400. I don't think it's heavy, but I've had it for 12 years & over 120k so rather used to it. I believe they are about 250kg wet, but the weight is pretty low down & stable.
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by DodgeRover » Thu May 16, 2019 5:27 pm

I think although bikes have realistically not got massively lighter over the last 20 years the balance and centre of gravity have really improved. I remember thinking R6s really felt lighter than a 125 commuter when they first came into the showroom.
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by Hooli » Thu May 16, 2019 7:48 pm

Bugger! The last bolt going back in the brakes snapped off just below surface level on the caliper.

Looks like it'll be coming off at the weekend to get drilled out etc.

Ffs!
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by brandersnatch » Fri May 17, 2019 10:00 am

Not irritating at all 😖
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by Hooli » Fri May 17, 2019 10:15 am

I'm just glad it's not the normal 'day before I go abroad' fixing schedule. I've got till the 29th to sort it.
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by brandersnatch » Fri May 17, 2019 1:26 pm

Fair point
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by bub2006 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:51 pm

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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by Hooli » Sat May 18, 2019 4:09 pm

I got my pillar drill out along with my taps & dies, a couple of hours later I was finishing bleeding the brakes. Bit of a bugger drilling a hard bolt out of soft cheese, but I got it almost square & retapped it to the original size (M4x0.7 for those who care). I didn't have an identical allen bolt to use but tbh I don't care it's not a show bike after all.
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Re: Two wheels good.

Post by Drum » Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm

Must have been 10th in a 10 horse race for that abomination bub.
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