AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Really annoying things you come across when doing maintenance thread
I'm doing a major service to my F4i right now. Fork seals,bushings and fluid, front brake pads, valve clearances, coolant flush, throttle body cleaning and sync, waxing unit setting, and swear I don't remember everything being this pain in the ass the other times.
-The allen bolts on the bottem of the forks just spin and spin. Impact, air, electric, by hand, doesn't matter. They loosen up enough to leak but won't come out. Probably the most annoying thing on the list.
-I can never measure valve clearance for the intake valves on cylinders #2 and 3 easily. Every other valve, intake and exhaust, measure real nice and easy like. Not these 4. They hate me and make life difficult every time I do valves.
-The bike is metric, every bolt and nut. EXCEPT for the cam chain tensioner lifter. So bust out the standerds for that one single application. Dumb.
-Throttle cable attachment at the throttle bodies. Anyone whos taken off and reattached both cable ends knows what I'm talking about. Almost a 2person job.
'06 F4i- Yoshimura RS-3C, Racetech springs and valves, Ohlin's rear shock, steel brake lines, 520 conversion. 87k miles and counting.....
'08 600RR- Stripped trackbike. CRG shorty brake lever, goodridge front brake lines
'15 1000RR- weekend toy
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