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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:30 pm 
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At last, our Ulysses is back on the road. First ride today after a major Winter service, approx. £600 spent in parts and lots of TLC.

Life is good :dance: ......


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:35 pm 
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8-) .......did you do the work yourself Chris ?......and what was done ?

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Yay! You can pension off that Italian stand-in now...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:14 pm 
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All my own work, I'm proud to say.....

In addition to normal service items it had new HT leads, tyres, belt, rear disc, brake hoses, and all chassis/wheel bearings were replaced while it was stripped down. Total mileage now 60,190.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:57 pm 
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Well done Chris :yup: ......so glad to read this as peeps often accuse me of being over zealous with 10K services.
What mileage was on the head bearings and what were they like ?
What fork oil did you use and how did you set them up ?
I presume you took care of the usual wiring harness issues ?
Why did you change the brake hoses ?.....and what did you fit ?
What brake pads are you using ?
At 60K, what are the front exhaust studs and nuts looking like ?
Did you strip and clean the IAC ?
Assuming you have Mono, what fan settings do you use ?
Is your FS tensioner still OK ?
How were the rear caliper slides ?
What brake fluid did you use ?
What's the condition of the front disc mounting hardware ?
Is the rear shock still good ?
......and now you understand why copperslip is your best friend ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:12 am 
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Oh, and a new battery was fitted, Yuasa YTX14H-BS.

I’m not nervous :D .......

What mileage was on the head bearings and what were they like ?
12,768, slightly rough, no external corrosion. They’ve been worse.

What fork oil did you use and how did you set them up ?
HD Type E, oil level 114mm.

I presume you took care of the usual wiring harness issues ?
I did that years ago following advice on this website.

Why did you change the brake hoses ?.....and what did you fit ?
Corroded original end fittings, HEL.

What brake pads are you using ?
Front EBC FA345HH, rear EBC FA140HH.

At 60K, what are the front exhaust studs and nuts looking like ?
Not brilliant, won’t touch unless I have to.

Did you strip and clean the IAC ? No.

Assuming you have Mono, what fan settings do you use ?
Runs as bike left factory. Last set by Jon @ Black Bear. Fan is original and bearings still OK.

Is your FS tensioner still OK ?
Fully refurbished and new pulley wheel fitted @ 40,370.

How were the rear caliper slides ?
Very good.

What brake fluid did you use ?
Halfords DOT4.

What's the condition of the front disc mounting hardware ?
Disc original, good, no issues.

Is the rear shock still good ?
Yes, no leaks, corrosion or handling issues.

......and now you understand why copperslip is your best friend
It is… :yup:

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