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Old 14-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Plans for bike over winter

I'm sure some of you will be riding your bikes all year round (goodluck to you all and keep safe) but that just isn't for me. Mine is tucked up in the garage and it's time to start the winter fiddling!

I've got a blue 2002 fzs 600 fazer which I got in March so have just ridden it this year as opposed to doing anything to it apart from a polish and wax but now the time has come to get it the way I want. Bluflame exhaust, hel braided brake line for the rear, wheels powder coated in gloss black, paint the exhaust down pipes and giving it a polish with Gtechniq P1, then a coat of C1 and topped off with EXO. So far I've stripped quite a few parts off for the polishing stage and removed a few brackets to sand down and paint up as they have got a bit corroded around the edges.

Anyone else got plans for their bikes over winter?
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Old 14-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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I've got a new rear light setup and Akrapovic exhaust waiting to go on the CBR. It's been polished and waxed already so it's just sitting under a blanket in the garage for the moment :P
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Old 14-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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Old 14-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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My step dad keeps his Buell M1 Cyclone in the front room infront of the fireplace for winter! Took me mum a good couple of years to get use to it lol
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Old 14-12-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Awesome!! I'd love to have my bike in my front room!
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also as i write this the step dad is carpeting the shed for his classics!
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Old 15-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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Bought mine sept this year 1998 Zx6R, used it about 3 times before putting away for winter. I've already changed the screen to a black tinted one, changed back lights to clear ones, got a carbon fibre rear hugger, polished, C1 & Exo'd it.
I've started to remove the screws, rub them down, prime, paint black and lacquer them, I'll be doing this to all screws & bolts.
Ill be fully polishing, C1 and Exo the whole bike over the next 3 months
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strip down and clean in the house
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Old 21-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #9
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Ride it 70 miles a day, enjoying the heated grips, heated insoles and handlebar muffs. the c1 on it is doing a great job but i really need to swap the rusty fastners for stainless. I need to get my finger out and fit the 4300k bixenon hid kit i have too.
My ideal situation would be to punt it and get an st1100 but just bought a house that needs a lot of work so money is tight but at least I have a heated dry garage now.

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Old 27-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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So a little update, no pics yet.. sorry.

Got all the bodywork polished, C1 and EXO'd. Both wheels off, bearings out and discs/sprocket off ready to get powder coated later this week. Still got callipers to clean, new pads for the front, exhaust to go on and other bits and pieces I have currently forgotten!

How's everyone elses winter clean ups coming along?
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