First real service of the Bike for me on the weekend:
- Warning light inspection and check
- Throttle grip free-play inspection and adjustment
- Idle speed inspection and adjustment
- Coolant filter inspection and clean
- Coolant inspection and replacement
- Fuel hose, connection and tank inspection
- Air cleaner inspection and clean
- Brake fluid level inspection and replacement (Front & Back)
- Fuse box inspection
- Worn nut, seals and bolt replacement (~15 in total! One bloody bolt had to turned from an allen-key bolt into a flat head screwdriver bolt with a metal file only 10cm long)
- Bash plate ‘straightening’
Still to go over the next 2 days of public holidays:
- Smashed/melted rear right indicator repair / replacement – No mum I didn’t crash, girls just keep knocking it when they get on/off my bike! 😉
- Horn replacement
- Fuel filter inspection and clean
- Fuel line clean
- Radiator grill inspection and clean
- Clutch play inspection and adjustment
Still to go when I get someone organised to send me some brake pads from Australia (Any volunteers?):
- Front and rear brake pad replacement
Things to think about:
- When I removed the fuel tank, the manual said to disconnect 3 hoses. I could only find 2! Still baffled!
- Coolant was clean and radiator full but coolant filter was full of black flakes… Any ideas?
- Bike still feels like it is getting too hot even though no temperature warning light comes on.
- Bike occasionally cuts out with the clutch still fully in when I put it into first gear for the first time… this is the most concerning, hoping that the clutch inspection will give me some hints.
Big thanks to the Sydney S&CC team who got me a Leatherman multi-tool as a parting gift. Big thanks to Maria also for replacing it when it was lost on the way to Maliana with Dad. It has been very very useful.
2 thoughts on “Almost feel like a mechanic”
Did you get break pads?
Oh and maybe you should stop giving girls a lift on your bike if they keep breaking it 🙂
Continued to work on the bike on Wednesday and found:
– The black flakes in the coolant filter were paint flakes from the radiator
– The radiator is banged up pretty bad with bits of rock and dirt in all the little air passages. I think it might be causing the problem with the heating and probably needs to be replaced.
– Still unsure about the clutch.