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yzfmxer

just bought a used 06...a few questions.

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I have all of the plastics, tank, subframe, shock taken off. what are all of the things I should look for, check ect...

I just got it yesterday. it has a few goodies on it:applause: Vortex ignition, windham protapers, asv levers and perch, FMF Ti 4.1 with mega bomb header, extra set of excel wheels all laced up with rotors and sprocket, extra stator, clutch, 3 oil filters, engine gasket kit ( just incase), protec kickstarter. And all of the stock stuff he took off. I feel like I got a good deal for $5000. Its wasnt ridden much. I cnat wait to ride it!!

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Check your valve clearances...just to get an idea if they are in spec and to establish a baseline.

Grease the linkage and headset.

Sounds like a good deal with all the goodies!

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Basic maintenance stuff, like greasing wheel bearings, linkage, headset, lube cables, clean throttle assembly, etc. Treat it just like a new bike even though it's used. You want to catch anything that needs attention before you are out riding it and it becomes an issue.

I think you got a great price on it as long as it's in good shape. Nice buy!

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Ill 2nd (or 3rd .. whatever) greasing the bearings...I've only got about 70hrs on my 06 and ive had to do the steering stem bearings five times already - seems like the seal doesnt seal too well.

Good luck

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Just out of curiousity, how do you know when you need to regrease the bearings, headset and how do you do it?

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Just out of curiousity, how do you know when you need to regrease the bearings, headset and how do you do it?

You can feel (at least i can) when the bars start to get harder to turn or feel kinda gritty when I turn them if that makes sense? Anyway, this is especially true when it's in the garage and on a stand.

here's the steps I use:

http://www.transworldmotocross.com/mx/how_to/article/0,13190,1012822,00.html

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Thanks for the info, the headset must have been greased recently, there was still a little blob of grease on the top of the stem where the big nut is. it was the same way with the axels. I think he was good at greasing. i will check the linkage though.

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Thanks for the link, that's exactly what I was looking for!

:ride:

You may want to save that page in case twmx takes it down.

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