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post #1 of 6 Old Mar 15th, 2010, 4:01 pm Thread Starter
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Big service day today

'twas a nice day here today so decided to service the bike. Replaced the rear pads, new air filter, plugs, oil filter, filled engine with fully synthetic oil, filled the gearbox and final drive with redline shockproof oil, looking forward to riding the bike tomorrow.


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post #2 of 6 Old Mar 15th, 2010, 8:09 pm
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Re: Big service day today

Better man than me. My job list keeps getting longer, because every time it's warm enough to work on the bike, I go riding instead....

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Install HID lights
Mount relay/power block for accessories
Power supply for GPS
Hook up DICE and IPOD
Change brake fluid
Change oil
Change transmission/final drive
Change front tire (ok, I'm not delaying this one for long, it's cupped, but not too thin)
Metal valve stems
Speedo 10% fix
Disconnect switch for temp sensor (hot weather fix)
Clean and grease shift linkage

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post #3 of 6 Old Mar 15th, 2010, 8:46 pm
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Re: Big service day today

I started with cleaning and greasing the linkage... next comes all the fluids except for brakes which were done last year... last but not least, engine coolant...


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Re: Big service day today

Working on the Intake Valve Adjustments...looks like I have 5 that need changing & then the bake fluids. After that's done my seat should also be finished at a local shop.
Hopefully by then there won't be anymore snow to show up here in Edmonton & we can get ridin'

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Re: Big service day today

First ride since the service today, I can't say 100% how much is psycological, but certainly the bike feels much smoother in the gearbox department with the redline oil. I changed the plugs and air filter and the engine ticks over at a much more steady 1000rpm. Not that it was bad before, just a hint of "hunting" but not worth worrying about. May have been a plug lead not pushed all thye way home.
Incidentally, found the air filter was almost new and signed and dated by the mechanic only in June last year. All the fluids looked like new but it was before I bought it so better safe than sorry.


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Re: Big service day today

Simon, I am surprised that you did not replace the fuel filter while you were "there". Was it relatively new?

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