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I need to change the oil and clean the chain

I'm new to bike maintenance and want to know how to change the oil and clean the chain.

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You can buy chain lube at the bike shop...it tell you how on the can. As for changing the oil....good idea, BUT....have someone professionally do that. Cheap insurance, 'cause, if you foul-up Big$$$$$$$!

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A year ago i had the chain replace now the chain is very lose when i change my gears it pulls then goes


Hi, Diane whenever you replace the chain a new one will stretch a lot the first 2 or 3 hundred miles and needs to readjusted after that you need to check adjustment every 1000 miles fork over the extra bucks and get an o-ring chain with regular maintenance (o-ring chain oil) it will last 3 times longer than a regular chain for more information about your question and valuable free downloads that you will need please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Mar 02, 2016 | Goes Motorcycles

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Tyres: Regularly check tyre condition and air pressure. Ensure tyre pressures are maintained at manufacturer recommended levels. Check your tyres for cuts and scrapes on your tires, which could cause a blowout. Also check the tyre treads once a week and have the wheels balanced and the alignment checked if the wear is uneven. Engine Oil: Engine oil plays an important role in ensuring smooth operation and maintenance of the bike and maintaining a correct engine oil level is important. Check engine oil level regularly. Check for oil leakage. The oil thickens due to carbon deposits creating drag in the movement of engine internals. Running the bike on dirty oil will not only increase fuel consumption but also reduce the life of the engine. Air Filter: Keep the air filter clean as dusty conditions in India tend to clog up the filter in no time. Change the air filter at recommended intervals and increase the cleaning frequency in particularly dusty climes. Clutch: Should be properly adjusted and have the right amount of free play. An over tightened clutch will cause it to slip unnoticeably and increase the fuel consumption while also burning it out quickly. Engine: Regular servicing and tune-ups will keep the engine running like clockwork and reduce your petrol bills. Pay special attention to cleaning the carburetor and maintaining valve clearances. Keep carburetor clean. Every 1500 km, clean out the carburetor float chamber and other parts. Don't neglect the spark plug, ensure it is clean, the gap is set correctly or replace it if past its prime as it's the most crucial link in proper combustion. Clean spark plug regularly, preferably every 750 km for two-stroke bike and every 1,500 km for four-stroke bike. Most modern bikes require the choke to be used on cold starts as they run lean to meet emission norms as well as fuel efficiency requirements. Transmission System: A bike's chain needs regular lubrication, cleaning and adjustment. Wash the chain with paraffin, a soft brush and a piece of cloth and remove the dirt accumulated in the chain. Don't use water as it might rust the chain links. After the dirt is cleaned with the brush and paraffin wipe the chain with a clean dry cloth. Lubricate the chain links and the chain with used engine oil. Check if your bike's chain has a free play of 2-4 mm in general by moving the chain up and down in a vertical direction with your fingers. Your bike's chain must have the correct tension and free play of the rear wheel. If the tension is more the chain wont power the rear wheel smoothly during motion. If in case the chain is loose, the power delivery from the engine to the rear wheel won't be optimal and there will be loss of power due to slippage. Take the bike to your mechanic or service center and get it adjusted to the manufacturer's specifications. Never over rev your RPM going at high-speeds continuously, as it may damage your bike's engine. Never shift your bike from fifth gear to first gear instantaneously because it damages the piston rings. Cleaning: Clean the two-wheeler body surface regularly to maintain the surface finish. Before cleaning the motorcycle, ensure that the ignition switch unit, H.T. Coil and silencer are covered using plastic sheets. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, try parking your bike near some shade because it becomes dull if exposed to frequent sunlight. Battery: The motorcycle battery needs periodical maintenance to ensure a long and trouble free life. Top up with distilled water whenever required. Check for any leakage from battery. It should be clean and free from any leakages. In case of non-use of motorcycle, battery should be kept fully charged. Brakes: Keep both brakes properly spaced. Keeping them too tight (too urgent), or too loose (too late) is dangerous. Brakes should be tightened as per the rider's personal style and requirement. Get your bike's brake pads replaced (front) if screeching sound persists, as sometimes it happens due to lack of oil also. Change your bike's fork oil once in every 12000 kilometers. Check sprockets and replace them if necessary (wear out limit 40000 kilometers). Try and maintain a speed of 40 to 60 kilometers. Always ensure that the tax is paid and Insurance cover (Insurance policy) is within validity period. Keep Tax Receipt and Insurance policy at home and keep Photo copy with bike.
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Hi I have a Bajaj Discover 125 2006 model and recently the engine has started overheating massively, the power of bike has also come down and the avg has also taken a hit. I have changed engine oil, oil...


Start by installing a new chain. Any chain that kinks up is a funeral, (yours), waiting to happen. Chances are that replacing the chain will fix all the problems you mentioned.

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Just got a SMR 510, 2010 model year, first dirt bike I've owned, all previous bikes have been sport bikes...I'm looking for something that looks like a maintenance schedule in the owners manual but I don't...


I had an 07 SMR 510. Loved that bike and I miss it all the time. I now own a Ducati 848 SF and still miss mah husky.
- I would change my oil and filter every 600-700 miles. It only holds a liter so it's gonna go dark faster.
- The air filter should be removed periodically (400miles or less) and cleaned in gasoline. It's a good idea to use filter oil on it (K&N filter oil works best)
-You'll want to call on these guys to order a valve shim kit http://www.halls-cycles.com/. They're husky experts and can answer a myriad of maintenance questions.
- The valves probably need to be checked every 2000 miles or so to keep it running at peak. Single cylinder thumpers are valve maintenance intensive but checking and setting is pretty simple once you are used to doing it.
- Youtube is a good source for that stuff.
- Use chain lube after every 300 miles.
- Beyond that just keep it clean.
- Pop wheelies and live like a hooligan!!!

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What type of things to do frequently, to keep my 450 tuned First time owning a dirtbike, its a 03 yz 450f, just need to know the basics to keep my bike in good shape,


The most frequent things to do are to change the engine oil and keep the air filter clean. Adjust the chain and check the spokes for tightness every ride and keep the bike clean.

Every once in a while you will need to check valve clearance and put a fresh spark plug in it.

Other maintenance is required - like changing suspension fluids, changing wheel bearings and seals and you need to keep your suspension linkage and steering stem greased and keep the seals refreshed.

Visit www.allthingsmoto.com and sign up (free). Lots of very helpful folks there that can help with any specific questions you might have.

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Grease, oil and filter change, is there an air filter too.


As far as maintaining your bike, the best thing you can do for yourself is to ride over to the dealer to pick up an oil filter, oil (10w40 motor oil), a new spark plug and a can of chain lube then ask them to give you some instructions in owner maintenance for your bike. They will be happy to show you what you can do and HOW to do it. This includes adjusting the chain. Don't be bashful. Ask questions; "How often is that needed? What do I look for? What tells me I need to bring it in? Can I get those parts here?" Build a relationship with your dealer. You will both benefit more that way than if I just tell you how to do the adjustments.

May 20, 2009 | 2002 Suzuki LS 650 Savage

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Want to do my own maintenance; oil, brake fluid, etc. Any suggestions on service manual, maintenance dvd..if there is one?


A factory service manual is worth the money if you want to be serious on repairs / rebuilding. I recomend the purchase. DO NOT get a Clymer, Haines, or any other manual that is not a FACTORY service manual. The factory manuals are much more detailed. There are no videos that I am aware of.

Do yourself a favor. Ride to a dealership and ask if they would go over the recommended owner maintenance with you. Have them show you how to do an oil change with a new filter, spark plug change, set the idle speed, Add water to the battery, clean the air filter, bleed the hydraulic systems, check the fuses, change headlight bulbs, adjust the chain, and lube the cables and chain. Purchase chain lube, oil, oil filter and spark plugs from them. Make friends with the dealer. Ask questions; how often?, what quantity?, how do I measure that?, what tells me I need to bring the bike in for maintenance or repairs? A good dealer will be happy to show you knowing you will get parts and supplies from them as well as have them do any major repairs.

Please take a moment to rate this answer. Thanks Louber!

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I know this is a maintenance question but I'm looking for a little local information. I went to clean my chain yesterday and noticed that it's way too long. There's a bit of kinking too so it's time to get a new chain. The chain maintenance info on this board seems pretty detailed and doesn't look too hard (lol perhaps I should mention that I'm a noobie and haven't worked on my bike much yet). Should I attempt this on my own? Any suggestions where in TO I should get the chain and tools? Or should I take the bike to Rev Cycle (any rough estimates on price)?,Depending on your skill and comfort level you can probably tackle this job OK, here are some rules (I'm making up early Saturday morning without the benefit of coffee) Buy the best quality chain you can buy, (x or o ring) If the chain is screwed chances are your sprockets are too (yeah I know $$$) It's a good time to go up in the rear or down in the front (sprocket teeth, don't do both) if your bike has a single swing arm forget it (tools stands etc too much hassle adjusting probably not worth it just take it too the dealer unless your very determined and are investing in the tools and time etc) otherwise no biggee. Now so your chain lasts don't over adjust, unsprung the chain will appear loose get some else to sit on the bike as you check the chain tension all the way through the suspension travel check chain and sprocket alignment (laser, eye ball whatever) sometimes shims or other pieces go missing (especially when chain have kinks or wear prematurely) chain wax is your friend, lube it hot and use a clean rag to get excess and clean sprockets.,,,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2002 Ducati 750 Sport

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Maintenance


I know this is a maintenance question but I'm looking for a little local information. I went to clean my chain yesterday and noticed that it's way too long. There's a bit of kinking too so it's time to get a new chain. The chain maintenance info on this board seems pretty detailed and doesn't look too hard (lol perhaps I should mention that I'm a noobie and haven't worked on my bike much yet). Should I attempt this on my own? Any suggestions where in TO I should get the chain and tools? Or should I take the bike to Rev Cycle (any rough estimates on price)?,Depending on your skill and comfort level you can probably tackle this job OK, here are some rules (I'm making up early Saturday morning without the benefit of coffee) Buy the best quality chain you can buy, (x or o ring) If the chain is screwed chances are your sprockets are too (yeah I know $$$) It's a good time to go up in the rear or down in the front (sprocket teeth, don't do both) if your bike has a single swing arm forget it (tools stands etc too much hassle adjusting probably not worth it just take it too the dealer unless your very determined and are investing in the tools and time etc) otherwise no biggee. Now so your chain lasts don't over adjust, unsprung the chain will appear loose get some else to sit on the bike as you check the chain tension all the way through the suspension travel check chain and sprocket alignment (laser, eye ball whatever) sometimes shims or other pieces go missing (especially when chain have kinks or wear prematurely) chain wax is your friend, lube it hot and use a clean rag to get excess and clean sprockets.,,,

Nov 10, 2008 | 2001 Ducati 750 S i.e. N-C

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Maintenance


I know this is a maintenance question but I'm looking for a little local information. I went to clean my chain yesterday and noticed that it's way too long. There's a bit of kinking too so it's time to get a new chain. The chain maintenance info on this board seems pretty detailed and doesn't look too hard (lol perhaps I should mention that I'm a noobie and haven't worked on my bike much yet). Should I attempt this on my own? Any suggestions where in TO I should get the chain and tools? Or should I take the bike to Rev Cycle (any rough estimates on price)?,Depending on your skill and comfort level you can probably tackle this job OK, here are some rules (I'm making up early Saturday morning without the benefit of coffee) Buy the best quality chain you can buy, (x or o ring) If the chain is screwed chances are your sprockets are too (yeah I know $$$) It's a good time to go up in the rear or down in the front (sprocket teeth, don't do both) if your bike has a single swing arm forget it (tools stands etc too much hassle adjusting probably not worth it just take it too the dealer unless your very determined and are investing in the tools and time etc) otherwise no biggee. Now so your chain lasts don't over adjust, unsprung the chain will appear loose get some else to sit on the bike as you check the chain tension all the way through the suspension travel check chain and sprocket alignment (laser, eye ball whatever) sometimes shims or other pieces go missing (especially when chain have kinks or wear prematurely) chain wax is your friend, lube it hot and use a clean rag to get excess and clean sprockets.,,,

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