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post #1 of 6 Old 07-20-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Serious TLC needed on the West Coast of US

Hi me again with more questions and advice needed

Trip is progressing nicely however the km are starting to mount up so the bike is need of some serious TLC. Currently I have 19,500 km on the clock of which 16,000 on this trip alone apart from a couple oil changes and tyre changes nothing has been done on the bike so I am looking for recomendations of dealers on the North West Coast of US who can do the
6,000km
12,000km
18,000km
Service Combined into one and also need to think about new set of tyres as the ones I am on a near there end only done 9,000km on these but on some rough old roads.
How long should chain and sprockets last as mine seem to be holding up well but would it be wise to change this earlier rather than later as I know a chain can go off overnight and finally brake pads how long should they last if I got the wheel of might as well change them or is this being to prudent.

So in short looking for a dealer willing to do this work probably at short notices but willing to hang around so a nice location additional bonus

Thanks in advance and if have not seen already a link to my blog on my trip for those who are interested
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-20-2012, 04:45 PM
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Depends on where you are in the northwest, but two come to mind. Aurora Suzuki in Seattle, and Fun Country Powersports in The Dalles, Oregon. I'm sure both would treat you well; I've had recent experience with Fun Country, and they are absolutely great.

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Depends on where you are in the northwest, but two come to mind. Aurora Suzuki in Seattle, and Fun Country Powersports in The Dalles, Oregon. I'm sure both would treat you well; I've had recent experience with Fun Country, and they are absolutely great.

Good luck.
These are the two I'd recommend, too. We might be getting our second '12 at Aurora tomorrow.

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Figure something like 30,000 km or longer if the chain has been properly lubed.

You can look at the pads and see the thickness of the friction material. You're good down to about 2 mm.

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Thanks for the feedback guys ended up going to Aurora Suzuki in Seattle and they treated me like a king. Excellent customer service they where able to fit me in pretty rapidly and they did an exhaustive service including the valves 2 new Bridgestone TW's and the bike is looking cleaner than it ever has been. So thanks for the recommendation and big thank to Darrell and the boys at Aurora for looking after me such a long way from home they even gave me a lift to the hostel I was staying in so hats off to them much appreciated. Bike is running like a dream so need to worry about her for a couple of weeks when I probably have to start this whole debate again as I start looking for another dealer somewhere else in the US but appreciating the feedback and comments and offers of help I am getting on this forum making my journey a lot easier :-)
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