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Old 09-09-17, 05:58 PM   #1101
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It's actually for a 650 but I'm going to try it on the 1000. The spring just happens to be the correct weight for me so we'll see how it goes. It'll be up for sale on here if I don't get on with it
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Old 09-09-17, 08:54 PM   #1102
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Via another forum. It's unused!
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Old 23-09-17, 04:21 PM   #1103
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Not tinkered myself, as I have no mechanical aptitude. Somebody on here (I think Bibio) mentioned that changing the fork oil would be a good idea on an older bike, As the bike is 14 years old and due for a service, I asked my mechanic friend to change the fork oil as part of its service. Turns out I had mayonnaise instead of oil in the forks. The bike rides much better now.
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Old 16-10-17, 07:21 PM   #1104
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Chucked the bike in my sisters garage in case the hurricane blows it away
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Old 16-10-17, 10:35 PM   #1105
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Chucked the bike in my sisters garage in case the hurricane blows it away
Don't blame ya.Ireland and West coast got it bad.Next to nothing here in E.Yorkshire.

As for what I did to me bike.Re-applied me special Moly/Gearbox oil/Chain-Saw oil mix to me chain and cleaned of the spin-off I always get with it from rear wheel.

Getting close to 4,000 miles on the new Chain and Sprocket and still not had to adjust.Used same mix years ago on me old Norton Dominator 500 and got over 30K on the chain and sprockets

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Also changed oil the other week for some,"Smith and Allen" motorcycle oil.

19 for 5 liters delivered to the door.

https://www.smithandallan.com/produc...emi-synthetic/

I decided to try it on the reviews,

https://www.smithandallan.com/testimonials/

I have not been disappointed.

The Motul oil I had used was good,this S&A is as good if not better.Gearbox like butter and engine well free revving
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Old 17-10-17, 09:59 AM   #1106
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A few weeks ago I was filling up at my local Shell station, and noticed that someone had left a freshly-opened bottle of Wynns Injector Cleaner on top of the pump, and it still had about 50ml in it. So I sniffed it (to check it was the real stuff) and dumped it in the tank.

100 miles later and the bike was running sharper. So I've been adding some Redline fuel system & injector cleaner to the past couple of tankfuls, and the bike feels sharper still as a result.
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Old 17-10-17, 10:23 AM   #1107
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The good thing about this kind of liquid servicing is that it's cheap and easy to do/use and once a good glug has been used you only need a little top-up now and then.

I've just added about 50 ml to a near full tank after a ride-out as I don't know how long it will be before I use the bike again as my work can take me away so I like to use the additives as a fuel stabilizer.Cheap and easy fuel insurance to me
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