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    #31
    Originally posted by Beavis View Post
    You gonna be taking off some of the stickers?
    Actually...
    Had a play in PS.

    As is:



    Removed the live to ride and alien:


    Removed all bar the main HP one:


    Thinking I ditch the free2ride but that's about it.
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    2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
    2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
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      #32
      I like the bottom version best.
      "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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        #33
        Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
        I like the bottom version best.
        Ditto. Are they definitely under the clear?

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          #34
          Not all.
          It's a bit weird. Some are some arent.
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          2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
          2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
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            #35
            Maybe some are pre/post crash?

            Nice pickup. Looks like it has had some serous dollars thrown at it.

            (ps maybe do some rider training days?)
            Originally posted by Stix Z
            i'm upset i lost that video of that aboriginal woman taking a dump on a train that was on youtube
            Originally posted by Jim
            Sorry, am late to this thread. I have been protesting against whitey oppressors all morning with my people. I shall serenade this thread with my didge until nash comes in and puts it all into perspective.

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              #36
              Nah, was all grey before drop.
              It's not official fairings, so doesn't surprise me.

              Yup, CSS is on the list.
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              2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
              2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
              2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
              2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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                #37
                As the bike was in storage for over a year, the first thing I needed to do was to change the oil.
                It had plenty in there, and looks clear enough, but 12 months is 12 months.

                Man, I set a new record for the most stubborn oil filter.
                It was a K&N and the last service centre would have torqued it to like 5 bazillion Nm.



                Firstly the 17mm nut on the end rounded.
                My usual spring tool wouldn't fit with the socket due to the extractors.

                Then using the clamp tool i put a hole in the filter.



                Then since I had a hole I stabbed it with a screw driver, and then broke said screw driver.



                Then finally took 3 holes with the driver, and a set of vice grips on the nut, and finally she was off.

                Went with an OEM filter, hand tight and an extra 1/4.






                The magnetic plug seemed pretty clean, I'm not sure how man miles were on this oil, but at least I'll know now starting fresh.

                Filled it up with Castrol's best and she's purring.

                Also bled the rear brakes, old fluid was rather dark.
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                2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
                2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
                2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
                2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by trent from punchy View Post
                  At least Fritz has got a sense of humor. Apparently they come stuck from the factory

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                    #39
                    You don't remember the RX7 oil filter saga several years ago?

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                      #40
                      haha yes I do, but I thought this may have matched it. All 6min that it took me.
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                      2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
                      2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
                      2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
                      2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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                        #41
                        At first inspection I noticed a little bit of oil/dirty grease on the outside of the engine casing near the oil window. I think there was a recall on those windows, and wasn't sure if this had been done on this bike.

                        Anyway, today I dug a little deeper and pulled the Sprocket cover off.
                        Man what a struggle, the 30T tore screws were locked in hard.
                        As the access is tight, my usual beefy tools wouldn't fit, so grabbed some heavy duty long torx set:



                        even then I still had to whack on a vice grip to give me enough leverage.

                        Pulling the bolts off, yup, loctite.
                        Why would anyone loctite these?



                        With the cover off, the gunk was clear to see:



                        looks like the previous owner/shop greased it up well, but rarely cleaned it.

                        A quick spray with degreaser and wipe and it's looking a lot better already:



                        I may swap the chain out anyway, and then I'll give it a proper clean.
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                        2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
                        2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
                        2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
                        2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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                          #42
                          More work.
                          Finally found a 36mm socket and pulled the rear wheel off.



                          Interesting how the rear cog just pops out, only the axel holds it in.
                          It was a big greasy, so a quick spray, wipe and...


                          she's looking good.

                          It's always a lot easier to clean the wheel when it's off, and even more so with the disc brake rotor off.


                          So 5 torx screws



                          and the abs sensor plate and brembo rotor are off


                          and the wheel is clean.

                          the rear chain cover was also coated in a thick slimey goo, so off it came, degreaser, wipe and its good.



                          I was in two minds about the chain.
                          It wasn't stretched, every link moved nicely, but it had a fair bit of surface rust on a few parts, including the axels that make contact.

                          But when in doubt, replace it, so, dremel the pins.



                          wedge a screw driver in and pop..

                          new chain to come.



                          gave me more access to clean the gearbox casing


                          anyone know what these letters are:



                          also, any recommendations on a spray to keep the alloy casing pristine? WD40 may not be the best product for it.

                          more to come..
                          www.markpakula.com
                          2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
                          2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
                          2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
                          2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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                            #43
                            Inox or S10 on engine cases mate. Just keep it away from disc rotors.

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                              #44
                              Staying with the stock gearing?

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                                #45
                                Probably.
                                I don't think I need more acceleration or top speed.

                                Stock cogs look fine so will just grab a new chain.
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                                2017 Subaru Impreza Hatch - for the grind
                                2015 Cervelo S2 - for the fitness
                                2005 Honda Accord Euro - for the wife
                                2010 BMW S1000RR - for the sanity

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