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post #1 of 7538 (permalink) Old 6-12-2009, 6:02 PM Thread Starter
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What did you do for your Ninja today

i'm surprised no one has created this yet. Simple.. what did you do for ur Ninja today? fill gas? changed chain? added blinkers? changed tires? anything goes. Lets hear em.

I'll start it off.

I adjusted the idle on mine. It was at ~1500. I lowered it down to 1300rpm but it was running a bit rough so i played with it a bit and at 1100ish it was the smoothest so thats what i left it at.

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post #2 of 7538 (permalink) Old 6-12-2009, 6:17 PM
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Re: What did you do for your Ninja today

I gave mine a big hug!
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I gave it a nice jog to my work and back.
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Re: What did you do for your Ninja today

I've been working on my bike off and on for the last day or two, and will be for another few days.

I'm at 18K miles, and trying to get everything sorted for a bunch more riding this summer!

DONE:
- Oil change
- air filter clean/oil
- new spark plugs
- barnett clutch springs
- reflective shit on rims and frame

To be done in the next few days:
- Valve clearance adjustment
- carb cleaning
- new chain and sprockets (-1/+2)
- full brake service
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looked at it over there.


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post #6 of 7538 (permalink) Old 6-12-2009, 7:03 PM
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Re: What did you do for your Ninja today

new tires, new front fairing, fresh gas, new brakes, nice bath an then a spin around the block. i love my ninja im so glad i got it an i hope everyone feels the same.
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Reminisced about it... I sold mine a couple weeks ago.


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post #8 of 7538 (permalink) Old 6-12-2009, 7:29 PM
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Re: What did you do for your Ninja today

Filler her up and rode to the place where I first layed her down.
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changed a brake line and filled the tank(which then proceeded to leak and need draining. )

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I took the long way home so I could ride back the slow way. I put the reflective rim tape on today.

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well i didnt do it... but... i had a mechanic put back on my gas tank, as i took it off like a dum ass when i went to fix my blinkers (dont ask) and had them put on some blinkers and screw them into the fairings and wire them and fix my wiring as i seriously f'd it up... cost 197 (that includes 18 dollars for their headlights :P)

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post #12 of 7538 (permalink) Old 6-12-2009, 9:04 PM
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Installed new rear brake pads, Changed oil and filter, cleaned and waxed, then went and got an inspection sticker.
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Dynabeads. I removed the front weight for some paint removal/polishing and lost my marker of where it went. Dynabeads were 11.75 for front and rear. Definitely smoother than with no balance weight on the front, but not a huge improvement over before i took off the front weight..

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Dynabeads, cussing most of the time - took forever to get those things in there.
Said nasty things about it in my mind due to the never-ending buzz from the plastics.
Looked at it and wondered how much camping gear (and what camping gear) could be packed on it, and how it would be done - which I will ask on a new thread.
Planned what I am going to do to it tomorrow as I have a trip planned for next week.
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Flogged her at well over the speed limit for about 5 hours today while riding around while doing my job! Got plenty of attention from cute girls, almost got merged over by an SUV, burned off a tank of gas and parked it in the driveway covered in bugs.

So yeah, tank of gas is what I did for her
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Looked at it and wondered how much camping gear (and what camping gear) could be packed on it, and how it would be done - which I will ask on a new thread.
u got plenty of room sir


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I installed the new turn signals wrong!
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Looked at it and wondered how much camping gear (and what camping gear) could be packed on it, and how it would be done - which I will ask on a new thread.
u got plenty of room sir

Umm...the I don't think the Rentec luggage rack i have ordered is quite that accomodating.
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I installed the new turn signals wrong!
Quit copying my mad moto skills and you'll be much better off.
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Paid for an ePAY auction for a speedometer...
I also attempted to buy new plug boots & some bulk plug wire at the local NAPA, only to be pointed out the door towards the STEALership.
Guess I gotta start perusing ePAY for something that will work.
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Repaired and painted the lower fairing that was damaged when the old dood fell on it.
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I redid both my throttle cables and it took me an hour to figure out that you HAVE to push the pull into the throttle housing hard before you tighten the screws... let that be a lesson learned to the all of us. ha
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chain lube
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Put gas in it and rode it to the pain management doctor about 40 miles away.

I need to change oil and lube chain this weekend.

It's the zx600 that will get the most attention this weekend. I need to get a bunch of stripped screws out to change the right handlebar. Need to fix the coolant leak and install an ignition switch.
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i came to work so i can put gas in her.
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