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PostSubyek: Maintenance tips   Mon 3 Sep - 17:35

Maintenance tips

affraid GENERAL

If you have had a bike in the garage for a while, just purchased a used motorcycle, or are "putting one back on the road" the following is a basic outline.
To start the process; thoroughly check you're motorcylce using the T-C.L.O.C.K. safety check and your motorcycle owners manual (MOM). Make a list of anything that needs attention or replacing. This will take care of the Tires, Controls, Lights, Oil, Chassis, and Kickstand. One other thing that should be done is to drain and clean each carb float bowl. The cleaning will rid the carb of any debris that has accumulated.
Below are some of the basics taken one step deeper.
affraid FLUIDS

OIL and FILTERS The use of motorcycle oil is imperative because on most models the oil must also lubricate the transmission. Synthetic oils are usually better but beware of additives. If the oil is not compatible it may ruin the clutch and cause unpredictable results. To be certain about types, see the service or parts manager of your motorcycle brand.
Air filters need to be checked and depending on riding conditions, changed accordingly. There are after-market filters, such as K&N, that improve performance and are reusable (go to our PARTS section for more info).
affraid ANTI-FREEZE

Check the anti-freeze level and when it was last changed. If you are unsure, replace the fluid. Anti-freeze looses its potency as it ages and when it gets diluted, such as topping off with water.

affraid BRAKE and CLUTCH FLUIDS

The hydraulic fluid used for Brakes and clutches absorb moisture and need to be replaced every few years.

affraid TIRES

Be careful of new tires! The manufactures use a releasing agent to free them from the mold. The tires will remain slippery until they are "scrubbed-in". This means the entire surface has been used and a riding temperature has been reached. This usually occurs after about fifty miles of riding that includes curves and corners.
Always check the air pressure! See the warning labels on the motorcycle or in the owners manual. Watch for wear. Uneven wear could indicate other problems.
Use the recommended sizes and compounds. The motorcycle's geometry is well designed and should be kept. Motorcycle tires and their need for more traction limits their mileage. A harder compound (touring) will last longer but provide less traction. A softer compound (racing) will provide more traction but less mileage. Soft compound tires also need time to heat-up. On cold days they will be extremely prone to break traction and this must be kept on ones mind.
Special note: If the tires are more then a few years old, even if they are not dry rotted or warn, should be replaced because tire technology advances so much each year.

affraid SUSPENSION

Today's motorcycles have almost perfect suspensions. The only drawbacks are time/age and stock suspensions must suit all riders under average conditions.
Suspensions must be set for each rider's weight and style. The owners manual will cover the basics. To learn more about suspension and set-up, visit Ohlins' Suspension Set-up
Over time, constant use will wear the fluids in the front forks out. Also like most fluids, fork oil will absorb moisture and loose it's viscosity. Oil on the forks reveal seals that have been worn out or "blown" and must be repaired. Rear shocks also go through similar changes. Some shocks use oil and special gasses. If the seals start leaking (oil will be seen on the shock rod), the gas has escaped and the shock needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

affraid BATTERY

Battery terminals need to be checked for cleanliness and tightness, the electrolyte level also needs to be checked, and the vent hose should be clear and the routing have no blocks or kinks. To learn all you ever wanted to know about batteries, visit the Yuasa Batteries website.

affraid STORAGE MAINTENANCE

To store, or not to store. This section concentrates on winter storage but can be applied to any long or short- term storage period. Lately, winters in our area have been very mild, even the coldest months have had a few comfortable riding days.
To start the process; thoroughly check you're motorcylce using the T-CLOCK safety check and your motorcycle owners manual (MOM). Make a list of anything that needs attention or replacing.
If the motorcycle will be stored for only short periods of time you only need to top the fuel tank off and use a BATTERY TENDER (a smart charger, recognizes when the battery needs charging).
For longer periods, either use Gas Stabilizer in a topped of tank or totally drain the entire fuel system (Tank and Carbs). Spray a light coat of WD-40 inside the tank once empty. If your bike is fuel injected, please call our service department. The battery should be removed and placed on a Battery Tender. NOTE: "Don't do this in the same room as your gas water heater, as the hydrogen gas given off by the battery may explode and nuke you're house."

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PostSubyek: Re: Maintenance tips   Mon 3 Sep - 19:44

just for recommendation;
kindly please using motorcycle tyre for 3 years only, it because compound of this tyre usually being harder. a harder compound has reduce tyre grip to the road.
beware to buy this tyre that has over than 3 years from production date. we can see this production date that showing 4 digit code inside. this code means week and year of production.
for example 1607 means production on 16th week year 2007.

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PostSubyek: Re: Maintenance tips   Tue 4 Sep - 11:59

thank u for the advice and recomendation bro.....i just find out there is an expire date on the tyre.....ok is there any other comment...?? i'll hope we can use this forum to share our knowladge and experience about motorcycle....like our brother has....bats#016.....
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