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post #21 of 152 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 04:48 AM
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As someone who has done a few maintenance write-ups for the (ahem, Suzuki VanVan Forum) I really appreciate the time and effort made to explain things with clarity, perfect illustrations, and interesting explanatory asides. Great job.

Apart from the welcome saving of money, I firmly believe that 'caring' in this way for our machines, creates a greater bond of trust, than wondering if that new guy at the dealer replaced all the fittings. And when you get the brake callipers or the rear wheel off there is the bonus of localised preventative maintenance that then becomes accessible to us as owner/riders.

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great write up, thanks for the picures. What rear stand are you using?

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Nice write up.
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great write up, thanks for the picures. What rear stand are you using?

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Mine is just a cheapo "rear paddock stand" that I got from Motorcycle Superstore for 50 bucks on sale, not sure of the actual brand.. though it looks like they don't sell it anymore. It's worked great for me so far!

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Nice writeup! I'm sure it'll help many new riders.
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Mine is just a cheapo "rear paddock stand" that I got from Motorcycle Superstore for 50 bucks on sale, not sure of the actual brand.. though it looks like they don't sell it anymore. It's worked great for me so far!
I'm having an issue trying to find a rear stand, Im in Perth Australia and the cheapest i can find one is $120 AUD for a real cheap looking one, Im a Boilermaker and recon there is about $20 of steel and $10 for wheels + about 2hr work but im not working in a workshop at the moment and living in an apartment with no space Arrrrrrrrrr

You can buy them from the US for $50 + $95 shipping WTF!!!!
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I've been doing the oil changes on my car(s) for ~5 years so I plan to do the same to my bike. Unfortunately, my aptitude inside a garage doesn't extend much beyond that, though someday I'd love to change that. Hopefully I win the lottery so I can afford a garage and project car or two, and time to work on them.

I plan to take my bike to the dealership for the "technical" jobs, but with the help of my chapter should be able to handle the intermediate stuff well enough. I still need to learn how and how often to do routine maintenance (e.g., the chain has me nervous).

I'm surprised to see a rear-stand used in this guide. I would expect the angle of having the rear lifted would prevent some of the oil from draining. Probably negligible, but wouldn't a center-stand be better? Or does this bike not like center-stands? Thanks for any other tips.

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Thanks for the great write up! I need my 600 mile service but cant afford to take it in yet, so I'm going to just change the oil at home and have them check the valve clearance a bit later. Thanks!
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I bought a handy little tool for removing oil filter . It arrived today and is heavier and more substantial than appears in the photo . The top nut section is welded in 4 points and looks quite strong. Filters are genuine Honda too , in Honda boxes

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IMPORTANT ! This tool should only be used for REMOVAL of oil filter and NOT for fitting and tightening the new oil filter or it will most likely be over tightened significantly. Hand tightening for new filter and smear rubber seal with new oil beforehand .

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