20,000 miles

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d3nno
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20,000 miles

Post by d3nno » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:43 pm

Hi guys , Bike is coming up to 20,000 miles. i hear the cam chain will need doing about now . is that true ? and if so is it a big job to do myself ? if so how much to get it done by garage?
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Andy

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Re: 20,000 miles

Post by Mori Man » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:14 pm

There is no service schedule on camchain, it is down to how the owner thrashed the tits off the bike.

Not a huge effort to do yourself with being a side canchain and plenty info on here to do it, but you do need to know how to spanner or at least want to learn.

A shop will hit you with anything from 180~500 GBP depending on their regiemn shocking

Better you check your valve timing , shim gaps & what travel has been used on the tensioner and understand what the bike is needing to be done to it than wild guessing.

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Re: 20,000 miles

Post by d3nno » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:25 pm

o rite thanks for the info :smt002
the last 2 previous owners are older then me :smt003 and are bike fanatics :pmsl
in the last 2 years it has done 60 miles and been kept in a heated garage ,under cover and on trickle charge. so as far as being thrashed , i would say no to that :smt001


there are no funny noises or rattles from the engine either .

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Re: 20,000 miles

Post by Mori Man » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:26 am

Change fluids with it being sitting (Oil, brake & coolant) & use n go

Still no harm in checking clearances yourself though :smt001

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Re: 20,000 miles

Post by d3nno » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:31 am

Oil,Brake and coolant all replaced before i bought it :smt003

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Re: 20,000 miles

Post by Mori Man » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:59 am

Well get out there then :smt003

Camchains in my bikes last 32~35,000 miles and I do abuse them !

My Gpz used to sound like a skeleton having a :wanker in a tin biscuit box until I sorted it smiler
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