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Old 11-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Your Winter Work

So then folks....sh*te weather is upon us the old shopping trolley is battling the elements and me S3 is tucked up waiting for a dry blat on cold days !

Reason for the post is to while away those winter blues with your winter work or wish list ;-)

Me, I'm having the headers off the S3 for their BBQ paint touch up, the shopping trolley has had a Motobatt fitted just to be on the safe side as the old Yuasa lead acid was ok but 4/5 years in. I'm toying with the idea of fitting some alloy clipons to shave a bit of weight and add some more subtle bling, only reservation is how good the Hong Kong black anodizing is ?

Plugs airfilter and valve check on the shopping trolley is due...and a few minor tweeks for the S3 to hone what is already there is in order...

I'll post up some stuff as it happens...

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Plan to upgrade the front discs and calipers on the trident. If I can find original headlamp brackets they will be going on to replace the naff aftermarket items on there now, and also tart the front fork legs up. Plus have a look at the clutch hydraulics at some point, hopefully a good bleed and fresh fluid will do the trick.
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Plan to upgrade the front discs and calipers on the trident. If I can find original headlamp brackets they will be going on to replace the naff aftermarket items on there now, and also tart the front fork legs up. Plus have a look at the clutch hydraulics at some point, hopefully a good bleed and fresh fluid will do the trick.
You want to go from sliding calipers and fixed discs to 4 pots and floaters or even 6 pots ? not sure but a PM to Silkie might help both of you ?

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What about you lot ?
All i intend to do is keep filling the petrol tank as it's coming up to summer in the land down under!
Yesterday it was 37c in my area ,next Saturday the 1st day of summer is forcast 41c .
All maintenance work on my bike is done on a 'as need' basis as our riding season is all year round.

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p.s bloody hell it's hot today too...LOL
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You want to go from sliding calipers and fixed discs to 4 pots and floaters or even 6 pots ? not sure but a PM to Silkie might help both of you ?

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Cheers MOT, but have all the required bits to hand now, given my reduced circumstances I've been biding my time over the summer and managed to pick up 4 pot calipers and discs for a song.
Just need to sneak in to my garage over the winter when my ex isnt in!
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Crikey 41c you'd have been jealous of me today then working in the p**sing rain all day at a refreshing 8c....37c man I feel for you, you are welcome to visit any time to get some releaf from such terrible weather Lol no rush as it will be like this till late March ;-)

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You do get used to the heat but riding in full leathers at this time of year is torture!!
I don't mind the cold either as i was born in the Netherlands & still have some anti-freeze in my blood...haha!!



Forecast issued at 5:32 am EDT on Tuesday 27 November 2012.

Friday 30 November

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Min 20
Max 39
Possible shower.

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. The chance of showers from midday. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday 1 December

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Max 41
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My winter project/maintenace has so far went like this: speed 3

New plugs, air filter, carb balance, centre stand installation, fuel tap rebuild.
Drill out stubborn pilot screw. (done by my local carb magician)
Then strip top end: new rings , and valve stem seals.
Engine head skimmed.
Valve clearences, checked and rechecked.
Hagon shock fitted after fighting with suspension linkages.
Sump removal and clean. and repaint.
Repaint exhaust headers.
Cam cover repainted.

Hopefully the oil will be going back into her in the next week,
Pics to follow.
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Thanks to knee and back troubles I only had my S3 out once this year. I'm just going to give it a thorough inspection and hope that we have a warm winter that will let me get some riding in.

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Old 12-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Recently drilled me rear caliper hanger....idea shamlessly copied from Lewis John at the factory meet ;-)



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