Servicing Your Bike.

Servicing

THE FOLLOWING IS A VERY GENERAL GUIDE: It assumes that the bike is in regular use by a careful and sensible rider (with an annual mileage under normal road conditions of about 12,000 miles). Every bike is different. For more precise information please consult your workshop manual/bike specification instructions. If in doubt always consult a competent professional. Use our Forum to compare notes with others.

CHECK/RECTIFY/ADJUST AS FOLLOWS:

EVERY TRIP

  • TYRES
  • LIGHTS
  • HORN
  • ELECTRICS
  • CONTROLS
  • PETROL
  • NUMBERPLATE CLEANLINESS

500 – 1000 MILES
(OR 1 MONTH)

  • BATTERY ACID LEVEL
  • OIL LEVEL
  • ADJUSTMENT AND LUBRICATION OF REAR CHAIN (if applicable)

3000 MILES
(OR 3 MONTHS)

  • REAR CHAIN (wear)
  • WHEEL ALIGNMENT
  • TYRES
  • RE-GREASE POINTS
  • AIR FILTER
  • CARBURETTORS (balance/ adjust)
  • CAM CHAINS TENSION
  • VALVE CLEANERS (adjust)
  • CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT
  • GEARBOX/DRIVE SHAFT OIL LEVELS
  • OIL FILTER (renew)
  • ENGINE OIL CHANGE
  • SPARK PLUGS (set gaps)
  • IGNITION TIMING (adjust)
  • CONTACT BREAKER GAP

2 STROKES ONLY:

  • DECOKE SILENCER: OIL PUMPS (adjust)

6000 MILES
(OR 6 MONTHS)

  • CHANGE GEAR BOX
  • FINAL DRIVE OILS
  • RENEW FORK OIL
  • RENEW SPARK PLUGS
  • CLEAN/RENEW CONTACT BREAKER POINTS
  • CHECK COMPRESSION
  • CHECK/ADJUST PRIMARY CHAIN
  • LUBRICATE CONTACT BREAKER CAM FELT
  • LUBRICATE AUTO-ADVANCE UNITS
  • DECOKE CYLINDER HEAD (2 stroke only)
  • RENEW AIR FILTERS
  • CHECK FOR PLANE SWINGING ARM
  • CHECK STEERING FOR PLAY
  • RENEW DISC PADS

EVERY 12,000 MILES
(OR 12 MONTHS)

  • RE-PACK/REPLACE WHEEL AND STEERING BEARINGS
  • RENEW DISC BRAKE FLUID
  • CLEAN CARBURETTORS/ CHECK FOR WEAR

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