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What did you do with your 650 today?

Enrico

2018
CB650F ABS
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#21
As the Irish man said ( it's on u tube somewhere ) in a council meeting , ' they talk about climate change but we've always had the weather'.:D
 

Eaglemoto

2019
CBR650R ABS
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#22
Yeah, well today made me glad I dont have a tail tidy fitted on my rainy morning commute. Had to ride through some mud laid down by one of those tipper trucks, taking soil somewhere, arrived at work and its all over the back of the bike, including part of the pillion seat cover. Fortunately none over my back, which I imagine it would have been if the OEM plate hanger wasnt there with its pieces of "snowplow" plastic.
Why cant these companies who operate earth moving vehicles on public roads clean up after themselves!
 

Enrico

2018
CB650F ABS
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#23
Yeah, well today made me glad I dont have a tail tidy fitted on my rainy morning commute. Had to ride through some mud laid down by one of those tipper trucks, taking soil somewhere, arrived at work and its all over the back of the bike, including part of the pillion seat cover. Fortunately none over my back, which I imagine it would have been if the OEM plate hanger wasnt there with its pieces of "snowplow" plastic.
Why cant these companies who operate earth moving vehicles on public roads clean up after themselves!
Quite agree.
 

Eaglemoto

2019
CBR650R ABS
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#24
After all the wet weather we have been having, decided to give the bike a good clean, including the chain which needed re-lubing anyway, and had a few spots of rust on the rollers :mad:. There was also a little rust on some of the teeth of the rear sprocket. Doesn't take much wet running for it to start appearing.
 

Eaglemoto

2019
CBR650R ABS
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#26
Have you considered a Scottoiler ?
I have, normally if I keep on top of maintenance it isnt a problem, but because it has been a few days of rain I just hadnt been able to relube the chain. Oilers are great, but the big turnoff for me is having tubing running along the bottom of the swingarm. If someone could come up with a delivery system that administers the oil near the front sprocket I would be all over it like a rash!
 
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#27
I have, normally if I keep on top of maintenance it isnt a problem, but because it has been a few days of rain I just hadnt been able to relube the chain. Oilers are great, but the big turnoff for me is having tubing running along the bottom of the swingarm. If someone could come up with a delivery system that administers the oil near the front sprocket I would be all over it like a rash!

YOU CAN!!! Many riders run the line into the front sprocket. It's that simple!!! And actually, one could argue, that pointing the oiler at the front sprocket is better for oil coverage on the chain than having it at the rear sprocket.

I plan to do that with mine when I find a bracket to make sure the oil line stays solid when pointed at the front sprocket.

The downside would be that you'll have to occasionally take of the front sprocket cover to ensure the line is still fixed at the area you wanted it pointing to, but that's not difficult.
 

Eaglemoto

2019
CBR650R ABS
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#28
YOU CAN!!! Many riders run the line into the front sprocket. It's that simple!!! And actually, one could argue, that pointing the oiler at the front sprocket is better for oil coverage on the chain than having it at the rear sprocket.

I plan to do that with mine when I find a bracket to make sure the oil line stays solid when pointed at the front sprocket.

The downside would be that you'll have to occasionally take of the front sprocket cover to ensure the line is still fixed at the area you wanted it pointing to, but that's not difficult.
Mmm, might have to do some searching then to see how people have done this. The compact nature of the Cameleon oiler is appealing and how it runs off the rear light.
 

Brammers

2014
CBR650F ABS
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#29
Front sprocket feeds are doable, but a pita compared to the rear. Also because of the higher rpm at the front fling is a bigger problem.

Whatever you do, don't feed it to the top of the chain by front sprocket, like my dealer did... All you do is oil the engine 🙄

J
 
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#30
FINALLY...got a chance to ride a little. This is Florida's hurricane season which means, if it ain't hurricane-in' then it's ALWAYS rain'in!

So after errands I got home and took a little jaunt to get some lunch before today's rain storms came in. Three things:

1) Why I have a dash camera:
(Still can't get the time stamp to work.)

2) ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings! Notice how this young lady merged and then, after I beeped, she noticed...but STILL came into my lane! When I rode by she had her hands over her forehead and she got my middle finger. Luckily, I "kind of" saw that something might occur...so I mentally prepared.

3) It felt SOOO NICE to get on the bike, even if just for a little bit! It's been over a week since I rode and I'm still loving the CB!

***BTW...I would have beeped the horn a lot sooner...if it wasn't for the fact my thumb went to the turn signal button instead! Damn Honda and their reverse blinker/horn buttons!!!! Damn them!!! :p
 
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#31
Did 50 miles this morning, total ODO 480 miles now, 1st service around the corner. Gotta gather up filter and oil. I'm moderately "leaning" on the engine time to time but have yet to actually redline it, choosing to defer till after that service.
 

Enrico

2018
CB650F ABS
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#32
Did 50 miles this morning, total ODO 480 miles now, 1st service around the corner. Gotta gather up filter and oil. I'm moderately "leaning" on the engine time to time but have yet to actually redline it, choosing to defer till after that service.
- :eek: Think how you are devaluing the bike putting all those miles on the clock :D
I have never redlined any bike !