Originally Posted by 2wheeler
Ok seasoned veterans of the 12K/24K service, I have some newbie questions to ask. Try not to laugh to hard, as this is going to be my first servicing attempt. I have 12K miles on the bike, but 2 years of riding time, so some additional 2 year servicing is needed above just the 12K service. I have just ordered the Paul S DVDs, so I'll get a chance to watch them later, but in the meantime:
1) Changing the clutch fluid? Is syphioning the reservoir and refilling it adequate? What fluid type should I order? Is this the same fluid that is used for the brkes?
2) Change oil in gear box - Is this the same oil type as the engine oil (20W50). If so, how much does it require?
3) Is the rear drive fluid is the Hypoid 75W140 oil?
4) Front/Rear brake fluids - Same question as clutch fluid - Should I syphon and refill? fluid type?
5) I would be inclined to skip the fuel filter change, since its recommended at 40K or if the fuel quality is poor. Any comments?
6) After checking valve clearance and replacing the gasket and cover, what RTV is used?
7) Replacing the coolant every 2 years - What type is used? Is this necessary or can it wait?
8) Rear squeaky brakes - Is there a service recall on this or should I just order the ERC (EBC, ECR, ...XYZ?) pads and do it myself? Part number?
9) Anything else I missed? I'll order a 12K servicing kit and some additional items (brake, clutch (brake fluid?), coolant, johnson valve wrench...)
2. No. Takes the same as the differential. I'd use synthetic.
3. Yes. I'd use synthetic
4. No. Unless you are ready for a big challenge and have read the proceedure and understand it, leave this one for the dealer.
5. If you have the tank off to chnage the air filter, would be real easy to hit the fuel filter. Also gives you a chance to replace the hose clamps in the tank.
6. Don't use any sealant. Put it on dry or just a little dab in the corners to hold it. A little dab I say! Ever see the folks that use a lot and have runners of it flapping in the breeze? Well they have the same inside the engine where if it breaks loose, it can clog an oil passage. This really is a case where too much of a good thing is bad.
7. To head off any possible problems, use what the dealer sells. If pre-mix (no water needed) just pour it in, if concentrated, mix it 50/50 with distilled water to avoid introducing bad stuff found in drinking water. It's not as simple as draining out the old and adding fresh, check the thread here and see if you want to tackle it.
8. Mine squeal, sometimes, I don't worry about them and just ride it. It doesn't bother me.
9. Johnson Valve wrench? You need that for your 200,000 mile service.