general maintance 07450


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  • redswr

Posted October 27, 2010 - 04:22 PM

#1

hey guys... i am getting ready to ride my bike down in the desert for the first time in about a year and i've never really taken it apart other than to put my mods on (all the free mods and some carb add ons). What should i look for as far as general wear and tare and what all should get lubed up? It's got about 3,000 miles on it and i checked that the vavles were still in spec about 200 miles ago.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted October 27, 2010 - 05:26 PM

#2

hey guys... i am getting ready to ride my bike down in the desert for the first time in about a year and i've never really taken it apart other than to put my mods on (all the free mods and some carb add ons). What should i look for as far as general wear and tare and what all should get lubed up? It's got about 3,000 miles on it and i checked that the vavles were still in spec about 200 miles ago.


IMHO;
- re-grease everything: steering head, linkages, swingarm, hubs
- change fork and shock oil
- check spokes, rim runout
- check bolt tightness, being carefull not to use a over-sized torque wrench
- adjust valves (done)

  • SXP

Posted October 27, 2010 - 07:17 PM

#3

Your chain and sprockets are probably close to the end of their life - you might want to check them.

  • YamaLink

Posted October 28, 2010 - 07:51 AM

#4

Maybe replace the throttle and clutch cable or give them a good lubing and cleaning of the throttle tube/handlebar area.

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  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted October 28, 2010 - 12:56 PM

#5

Your chain and sprockets are probably close to the end of their life - you might want to check them.


Really...at 3000 miles? I put 100hrs on the stock chain and sprockets...maintenance, oiling and adjustment is key :excuseme:

  • SXP

Posted October 28, 2010 - 02:13 PM

#6

Really...at 3000 miles? I put 100hrs on the stock chain and sprockets...maintenance, oiling and adjustment is key :excuseme:


Really!

Not sure what you mean - too much or too little? I have 3K on my bike and the stock chain/sprockets are definitely iffy:excuseme:

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted October 28, 2010 - 08:41 PM

#7

Really!

Not sure what you mean - too much or too little? I have 3K on my bike and the stock chain/sprockets are definitely iffy:excuseme:


Yup! The only thing I do to my chain is keep it in spec per the manual and clean the chain with WD after a wash and then oil it before a ride!

  • KennyMc

Posted October 29, 2010 - 08:12 AM

#8

I've replaced my sprockets with an Ironman set. My front sprocket went before the back but I replaced both at the same time. Don't know how many hours/miles. Doesn't really matter.




 
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