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About to pick up my bike tomorrow and just curious what kind of routine maintenance these bikes require?

It's a shaft drive so that is good to go I think but what about the carbs and things like that?

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Join a forum relating to your bike. Not only do they have loads of helpful advice, there are also fixes that prevent problems later on.

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Go on line to the manufacturer and download owners manual all info you need will be in it :)

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