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Hey guys,

The main point of me buying an MC22 over a newer bike was so I could get experience and learn the basics about road bikes. I've done everything to my bike that needs to be done, and learnt a fair bit in the process!

Perhaps next I'll start doing the stuff that was done just before I bought my bike, just so I can learn a bit more..

I've made a list below of maintenance tasks that I can think of.. Have I left anything out?

- replace brake pads (Done)
- clean dust off brake pistons (Done)
- take both wheels off (Done)
- replace chain and sprockets (Done)
- clean carbies (Done)
- bleed brakes (not yet attempted)
- oil + oil filter change (not yet attempted)
- spark plug change (not yet attempted)

..and obviously lube chain every 400-500kms.

Cheers guys!
 

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well, if you want to be able to carry out a complete service set for your bike then you'll need to learn to check your valve clearances and rebuild your forks as well. When you cleaned your carbs did you balance them?

Other than that the whole lot looks good.

Also, when you do the brake bleeding theres a bit of a trick which you can do with a syringe and a length of clear tube, you put the clear tube over the bleed nipple on the caliper and draw the brake fluid through with the syringe, it makes the process quite a lot quicker and cleaner ;)
 

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But you can't be just like Broly, his power is maximum.



Justin.
 

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hang on, did you replace your pads and not bleed the brakes? id suggest you do, does make a difference.

spark plug changes, youll need a new set of knuckles when your done :p
 

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shane said:
spark plug changes, youll need a new set of knuckles when your done :p
haha why's that? Are they hard to get to?

Thanks for all the advice guys.

My oil, oil filter, brake fluid and plugs were done before I bought the bike so I don't know if I should spend/waste money now or wait a few months and then do them..
 

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alex92 said:
shane said:
spark plug changes, youll need a new set of knuckles when your done :p
haha why's that? Are they hard to get to?

Thanks for all the advice guys.

My oil, oil filter, brake fluid and plugs were done before I bought the bike so I don't know if I should spend/waste money now or wait a few months and then do them..
the first time you do your sparkies it will probably take you 45 mins or more, from start to finish. and yes, cylinder three is a bitch to get the sparkie from, especially if you have big monkey paws like me.

if you are built like a chinaman you'll be fine.

don't do the oil for 3-5000 ks. you'll just be wasting your time.
 

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+1 to not fixing whats not broken.
Replaced my carby/manifold rubbers with ebay ones cuz they were 60 bucks cheaper.
Ran out of maintenance tasks and decided id give my carbys a more thorough clean when i was bored one rainy day, ended up tearing two of the cheapshit rubbers taking the carbys off.
 

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When you do your plugs, try some masking tape with numbers on them so that you put them back on in the right order because otherwise it will cause you all sorts of greif.

Seems you have done the more difficult stuff so the rest will be easy for you.
 

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Matt said:
if you are built like a chinaman you'll be fine.
Present ! :D

Aduro said:
Replaced my carby/manifold rubbers with ebay ones cuz they were 60 bucks cheaper.
Ran out of maintenance tasks and decided id give my carbys a more thorough clean when i was bored one rainy day, ended up tearing two of the cheapshit rubbers taking the carbys off.
Didn't you ask me where to get the $20 boots?
 
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