Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
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had bike up for sale...now had a change of heart
So...had my bike up for sale for about 6 weeks there and didn't really get much serious interest other than from a couple of tyre kickers looking out for a bargain, so I pulled it off Gumtree and decided I'm going to keep it, but also decided i should then give it an service and replace a few consumables as its been a few years since its last service even though its only done a couple of thousand miles if that since then, and an overall check to see if anything else needs done, so decided that i am going to replace every fluid and filter (except the fuel filter, that will be tackled another time) as well as new chain and sprockets as i want to drop a tooth on the front sprocket.
also wanting to check if i'm correct in thinking that i pretty much need to dissasemble the front end(wheel and spindle, calipers, mudguard etc) and slide the forks right out of the yokes and off the bike to change the fork oil?
has anyone did a guide on here? anything else i should check/replace while i'm at this point? pretty sure i can manage it "mechanically" its just more the holding the front end up bit I'm less sure on what my options are as the sp1's a bit of a heavy pig and not sure if the front stand i have will take it lol
anyone in the UK recommend a place to get all the bits from? or is it just a case of hit ebay and find sellers of service kits?
probably should check the valve clearances too, as its on its 16k mileage
Last edited by weegaz22; 08-02-2014 at 09:29 PM.
Reason: being more specific