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post #4 of Old 10-01-2018, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Wisedom84 View Post
I just picked up a 2010 dl1000 with 23 000 km. I have read that this is a very reliable bike. But as a new owner what are the thing I just look for or inspect?
What are the maintenance and the interval? Follow owner's manual recommendations
What should I never do with it? Ride like an squid
Can I inspect the valve myself or should it be done by mechanic? if you are mechanically inclined
Do you use 87 or 91 octane ? 87
What are 5e common mechanic problem ( if there is any ) ?
What mod are a must? fork brace, swap mirrors, madstad bracket
It is my first bike and I am getting confident with it over time but I keep staying in low rom 3000-3500, the does not like it, it often studder and make weird noise, can i damage it overtime if I keep it in low rpm too often?
My high beam head light turn on sometime for no reason what should I look for?

Winter is coming here, I am looking to. 4 month with 6 feet of snow, so the bike will be in the garage and I will have plenty of time to take it appart, mod it, and do everything so It can be ready for next season.

Thank you very much
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