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zxrnoakze400
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maintenance ?

Post by zxrnoakze400 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:16 pm

couldnt find any sort of topic around so though id start it.

what kind of maintenance do you guys do on your bikes? at the moment im only putting chain wax on once a week and checking the oil every week but i know alot more can be done. bearing in mind this bike goes out for about 45mins at least each day. What would you recomend i can do to keep her in shape?!

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Re: maintenance ?

Post by RedexRobB » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:26 pm

with the amount of salt they seem to be laying this year id say wash it everyday aswell.

Do as much as you would normally do, the only thing you really need to keep on top of is corrosion and the chain. Keep the calipers clean too, a good bit of brake cleaner and plenty of rubber grease will keep the pistons from corroding till the better weather gets here.

Cant think of much else, its all about keeping on top if it this time of year so do your best and youll save yourself some payout come spring time.

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Re: maintenance ?

Post by zxrnoakze400 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:19 pm

cheers rob ill get cracking on that,

i know what you mean about the salt gritters had 1 come past me the other day. i saw it coming and hid the bike behind a car :excited but some of it still managed to hit my new helmet... sods law. :rant

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Re: maintenance ?

Post by jack sharpezxr 400 L » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:03 pm

that grit is a night mare makes it more dangerous its like drivin on pebals wen first put down and if your driving behind another bike it flicks of there tyres in your face or visor... they dont think of bikerss i spray wd40 on my spring nearly every day to stop it rusting and all seizing up for next summer btw does any one know any good chains for zxr 400 l n reg cheers

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Re: maintenance ?

Post by lewisdale » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:20 pm

been smearing oil on my forks to stop them rusting

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