Just done full service on my bike - feeling very pleased

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Just done full service on my bike - feeling very pleased

Postby Teetwothousand » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:47 pm

I have done slightly over 6K since end January and so a service was due on my bike. I read a ton of stuff on various forums, watched a video or two on YouTube and decided to do it myself so bought a Haynes Manual and all the bits.

It took me about 6 hours this afternoon to do it. First job was plugs and that meant bodywork, battery, air filter and the full air box had to come off. I bought one of the plastic coil pullers ( just less that 3 squids) and got them out fairly easily. On my bike the plug is way down a very narrow hole and my long box spanner type would not go down enough, neither would any of my plug sockets so I borrowed a thin socket from my local garage and that did it fine. Oil (semi syn) was slightly more to fill than the 2.9 litres specified but according to many other posts that is not unusual for my bike type.

I 'wasted' at least 1 hour on just one fastener trying to get the beak back on

Feeling quite chuffed to have done it :-)

Starts and no leaks anywhere so hopefully will be fine when the weather gives me chance to really test it.
F650 GS (800twin)

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Re: Just done full service on my bike - feeling very pleased

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:07 pm

Well done Glen - it will be easier and quicker the next time! =D> :grin:
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Re: Just done full service on my bike - feeling very pleased

Postby george baker » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:05 pm

Hi+1
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Re: Just done full service on my bike - feeling very pleased

Postby Teetwothousand » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:17 pm

Thanks both.

I have done services on my other bikes but Harley's are somewhat easier in the spark plug department :-)
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