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Old 11-04-2004, 08:51 AM
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So what is a good maintenence schedule routine? I have been doing my oil changes after every two to three rides and I just flushed my radiator before GMB with the help of a few friends. (thanks) I also put in engine ice. I lube my chain before I ride and I just found out about tire pressure checks before riding. Is there a general list of maintenence that I should be doing? After talking to two members here about some of the maintenence that they are doing.....I feel like I am missing a lot.

My bike was purchased a year ago and I have only been doing what was stated above. Anything else?

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Old 11-04-2004, 11:27 AM
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Ima, might want to be checking your spokes before you ride. Make sure you don't have any loose ones?

I was thinking there was alot of good info in a fairly recent thread....I'll see if I can't find it.
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Old 11-04-2004, 12:01 PM
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Thanks Char. All these posts on lubing and valve stuff is making me feel like I am forgetting something.
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Old 11-04-2004, 12:52 PM
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Don't forget atleast one or twice a year to have the swing arm and fork bearings greased.
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Old 11-04-2004, 12:56 PM
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Don't forget your air filter too.

Something else I have to do a couple times a summer is check the linkage bearings on my rear shock. I suspect that's because I ride through water a lot though?

That and, always good to give the nuts and bolts a once-over, just to make sure everything is tight.
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Old 11-04-2004, 01:07 PM
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Good stuff. Thanks and keep them coming people.
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Old 11-04-2004, 01:09 PM
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Chain adjustment before every ride, make sure your chain is properly adjusted.
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:45 PM
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Instead of having all of the great info in pieces from everyone, I will put it together as a list as well as some other stuff you may want to do.

1. Check spokes before you ride.
2. Tear-down, inspect and re-grease of swingarm/linkage beraings. ( You don't wanna leave these babies too long without checking them! Not the cheapest excerise to replace them if a few decide to seize or collapse!)
3. Clean and re-oil filter after every ride. I do twice daily if it's pretty dusty.
4. Check radiators for debris or foreign material. Top it up if it gets low at all.
5. I like to lube the clutch actuator arm that comes out of engine cases. Footpegs are another place to lube.
(If it's really dusty though, don't bother to lube those areas as the dust tends to stick to the lubricated parts and grinds away at the pivot points etc.
6. Flush out tank once every year. This removes any miniscule debris that sits in the bottom of your tank.
7. Get valves checked every 6 months. Maybe more/less often depending how often you ride.

Iam sure there is more things that I have forgotten, but other members should chime in and help.

Good luck Ima.
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:51 PM
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nice job Geoff!
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Old 11-04-2004, 04:06 PM
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That was really nice and thank you so much for putting it into list form. When you are new to all this it helps a lot. Thanks.
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