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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Talking HOP's Bike work

This motorcycle was bought used 06/23/2008 with odometer at 4,606 miles. Motorcycle was cared for by previous owner, who did his own maintenance and demonstrated proficiency in motorcycle maintenance (he owned two dirt bikes, a Harley and the VTX plus tools and a huge garage).


Note: I regularly check & adjust tire pressure too frequently to bother listing here, but it's being done.
Note: Stock handlebar measurements: 35" wide, 4" rise, 12" pullback (from base to rear tip) 12" wide base
Note: Oil filters I prefer: KN-204 (K&N brande) NAPA Gold 1365, Bosch 3233
Note: I Only use synthetic oils in all my bikes.



At 1,640 miles changed motor oil, (synthetic) oil filter, plugs, and cleaned and re-oiled K&N filter. (according to the former owner).

At 4,606 miles changed motor oil, (Honda synthetic) oil filter, cleaned plugs, checked air filter, checked crankcase breather tube, topped off coolant.

At 6,213 did the starter switch maintenance: (http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/starter.html ).

At 9,320 replaced 1300 shocks with VTX 1800 shocks and replaced bushings with improved poly bushings.

At 10,442 miles adjusted valves, cleaned plugs checked air filter, changed motor oil (Mobil 1 synthetic) & oil filter, replaced fuel filter.

At 10,688 miles did 'SCAR' mod; shorted main spring to 5, 1/2" put on one shim to needle and turned A/F screw out 2, 1/2-3/4 turns (BIG IMPROVEMENT!).
At 11,442 miles pulled plugs and checked/cleaned them. A little black, but not too bad. Checked air filter (clean).
At 14,551 miles changed motor oil and filter (Shell Rotella synthetic & K&N oil filter).
At 14,623 miles had coolant flushed and changed by local shop.
At 17,036 miles changed motor oil and filter (Shell Rotella T6 synthetic & K&N oil filter).
At 17,248 miles installed new Yuasa battery.

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