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Is decarbonising is necessary

My Unicorn covered 40000 kms, is it necessary to decarbonise the bike. What's the necessary things I have to do ? Fork Oil Change ?, Petrol Tank cleaning ? Carborator cleaning ? etc please suggest.

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Hi! With modern fuels and oils there really shouldn't be any need to de-carbonise.(Unlees Mixture is incorrect?) If you are really concerned then try a quality fuel additive, read fully the directions for use and Bingo job's a good-un.
Fork oil change, is there a reason? are the forks weak? any seapage? if not leave well alone as you may open a Hornets Nest.
Telescopic forks/dampers use very light oil for suspension, too much will blow oil seals, so if you are determined to change the fluid then make sure the correct viscosity is used and critically the correct amount/quantity. Cleanliness is of the utmost!
Good Luck!
Paul 'W'

Posted on Dec 09, 2008


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