Sport/Street Bike Maintenance

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Have you ever wondered why many riders manage to rack up thousands of miles without making any major repair, while some others experience lots of problems with their iron horses? The answer is proper bike maintenance. If you want your sport or street motorcycle to run miles and miles for many years to come, routing maintenance is necessary. It doesn't mean you need to be a professional mechanic. In nine out of ten cases maintenance involves simple servicing tasks with no special tools yet a little common sense required, and quality parts which you can always find on our website.

Following the maintenance schedule recommended in your owner's manual is half the battle when it comes to servicing your bike. It has a list of prescribed tasks which will allow you to run your odometer into big numbers without lots of strain, of course, given that all works are done in accordance with the schedule. As a rule, all tasks are marked with the letters I, C, A, L, and R, which respectively stand for inspect, clean, adjust, lubricate, and replace. You need to perform the tasks according to provided time and/or mileage intervals which may vary depending on how hard you explore your bike.

The list of the most common tasks you need to perform to keep your bike in mint condition includes replacement of oils, filters, and brake pads, and adjusting your drive chain. It is also very important to check your tire pressure on a regular basis even if that is not mentioned in your owner's service and repair manual. Under-inflated wheels tend to wear very quickly on the edges of the tire thread, while over-inflating causes the middle section of the tread to wear down faster. Although, sometimes it is reasonable to change the tire pressure to match road conditions, but this should be done as an exception only.

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No problem with the rear stand at all but when I used the stem mount on the front it picks it up, but is extremely close to scratching the fairing and fender when putting it on, also the reason I bought these was to change my own tires, the rear is the right height, the front is not high enough off the ground. To remove the wheel had to remove all air from tire and remove front fender bolts and position it out of the way while a friend removed the wheel. Not what you need for single person use.
Posted by Ryan (Greeley, PA) / June 08, 20212002 Suzuki GSX-R600
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