|Monday, April 28th, 2008|
12.26 - List of bike things whut need doin
(For my own consumption/conniption)
Things I might need/want to do at Wrenching 101
check/adjust chain tension
install new handguards*
clean/inspect headlamp, adjust headlight aim
replace leaky radiator hose (new hose/clamp)*/†
Finally fix the diaphragm in my petcock (d'oh)
Fix/glue my loose handgrip (left one)... not sure what to use for that.
Sidestand feels loose. Tighten.
Check clutch adjustment. Lube clutch cable.†
Stuff I would do if I had any clue:
Wire HotGrips so they go through the ignition relay (no more forgetfulness-induced jumpstarts)
Check fork seals (?) Unless they're leaking, I think they're alright. BUT HOW DO I KNOW?!! *ominous music*
brake bleed? I have heard people yammering on about this a lot, but I have never checked my brake lines or brake fluid. Once again, I assume since I have experienced any "sponginess" in my brakes, I should be ok. Maybe next W101!
check valve timing? This was done right before I bought the bike in Sept. 2004. But this is one of those things bikers are always talking about that I just shrug at. I know what it is, have no clue how to do it.
Plus, doesn't my bike have coolant? Umm, I should A) know that and B) replace it if I do. And file radiator flush under the "clueless" category.
*requires parts order (like, ASAP, d00d)
†requires stuff I can get at any auto parts store
Now where the hell did I put my shop manual?
Both lists subject to change, fool.
ADDENDUM: List of stuff I need to bring with me:
Tools (figure out which ones you're most likely to need)
oil (I have a ton of oil at home, but I think it's for the truck, not the bike)
foodz and drank
clutch cable lube
rubbing alcohol for headlamp wipedown
screw for battery cover (fell out)
mood: je pitee le fou
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