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Old 01-19-2013, 05:07 AM   #4826
Grinnin
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Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Maine
Oddometer: 2,459
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Originally Posted by KamikazeKLR View Post
Hey everyone, I haven't posted on this thread in a while but I'm going from Winnipeg to St. John's, Newfoundland on the old '02 in may. What is a list of things I should do to the bike before leaving? Besides doing the doo. I'm planning to do that already.
We don't know if your bike gets regular rigorous maintenance or if it's overdue for everything. It may be OK with checking valve gap, change oil, and have chain and sprockets that are not totally shot. Have the swingarm and linkage bearings ever been serviced? Are the wheel bearings 11 years old? I usually deal with fork seals only when they leak, but if those are 11 years old you may want to just replace them before you go. I will assume that modifications for comfort have been taken care of.

There are entire threads on what may or may not need to be done to a bike from thermobob to larger or smaller sprockets. Some people need many of them and others need none.
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