What should I do before I ride?
Posted March 21, 2003 - 12:10 PM
Thanks for the help......
Posted March 21, 2003 - 12:25 PM
Posted March 21, 2003 - 02:02 PM
You also can pull your forks and triple clamps off and grease the upper and lower steering stem bearings.
I'd recommend pulling your air filter and cleaning and re-oiling. In the past, the factories/bike shops have very little concern about bike setup, lube wise.
Once it's out the door, it's out the door. And then the problems become yours.
Posted March 21, 2003 - 07:33 PM
Posted March 22, 2003 - 07:15 AM
Regrease/relub everything you can.
Read your manual. And keep up with this forum to get maximum info.
Buy a torque wrench and retorque all the bolts to the manual's spec.
Take the time to adjust the bike to suit your riding style.
And take time to get in shape, because this blue baby will ask a lot from your poor body
Posted March 22, 2003 - 09:04 AM
Congrats on your new purchase! Along with the other great suggestions, I have to add,
Skid Plate, Frame Guards (unless you don't care if boot rubs off all paint), Zipty Magnetic Drain Plug, and a good set of Radiator guards. You will thank me !
I bet I woulda munched one of my rad's first ride if I didn't have the guards on. Last I looked the Rad costs approx 300.00 per side. OUCH !
I almost forgot, get some handguards or you will be replacing levers too.
Posted March 24, 2003 - 08:25 AM
Torque all bolts and screws. The tires are probably over inflated.
I recommend bark busters and protective tape over the frame rails before the first ride. Save that master cylinder.
Posted March 24, 2003 - 08:34 AM
I also think it is a good idea to put frame guards on to keep the factory finish in good shape. Check the tire pressure because mine was set at 25-30 lbs of pressure.
Posted March 24, 2003 - 08:35 AM
Then Light the Fire.....