What Did You Do With Your Commando Today?

Mart UK

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Oh dear. The burden of responsibility :oops:!

Be interested in your view.
 

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Ah don't worry Mart. I'm sure the 20wt will work out nicely. I actually put 10wt Redline fork oil in just a week ago in both bikes. I wanted to try a lighter oil in hopes it will be more forgiving for wee bumps and not be so stiff. I'll test that weight out in the spring when I get back out. I've learned that 20wt and progressive springs is likely what I'm looking for and will likely be what I end up with when I rebuild the Combat forks, and maybe realize with the 850 in the spring that the 10wt is too light. We'll see. But I would like to get a bottle of this stuff in case it's a better product than Redline fork oil. I would have to mix a bottle of 10wt and 30wt to get 20wt if I went the Redline route.
 

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Took off the front mudguard to clean up the bolts and brackets. Had a Dremel for Xmas. Found it pretty useless, but the wire brush finally got through. Will need a lick of Hammerite.

The 'guards underside has some brown rust on it. If I wire brush it, it cleans up nice. Is it stainless steel? If it is, I'll just ACF it. If not, I'll give it a coat of paint too.
 

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Took off the front mudguard to clean up the bolts and brackets. Had a Dremel for Xmas. Found it pretty useless, but the wire brush finally got through. Will need a lick of Hammerite.

The 'guards underside has some brown rust on it. If I wire brush it, it cleans up nice. Is it stainless steel? If it is, I'll just ACF it. If not, I'll give it a coat of paint too.

Edit: strange, I only hit "post" once. Maybe it's telling me to do the rear one too :)
 

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Man! This forum is so responsive it's mind-boggling! I wish I could find a BMW forum that was this responsive for my wrenching working going on with my 740i!
 

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I installed my timing side header and silencer. Then I installed a new center stand spring. After that I drained all the fuel from the tank and carb float bowl. I think I'm all ready for spring riding.
 

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I replaced my clutch cable and adjuster with replacements from AN. The new cable was about 2" shorter and the adjuster about 1/8" shorter than my old ones. Managed to get a decent curve and line into the gearbox case. But, only just. An extra inch would have been nice.
 
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