Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Courtice ontario canada
Mercenary; Some good places to start that may not be mentioned in the 600 check are: Steering head bearing preload. ALL hose clamps. Check the air filter to see that it has not displaced it's gasket and is allowing dirt in. (it must be installed with the air filter as one unit rather than before the filter) Unscrew the rear axel nut and put some noseez on it and retorque to about 66 ftlb instead of the recommended 70ish. (there tends to be some gauling here) If you have a Canadian bike the nut is hairpinned anyway. While your there check to see if the alignment marks match on each side of the rear axel. It's nice to have your rear tire going the same place as your front!:rolleyes: By now you can check your free plays, clutch brakes and throttle. That's probably enough to keep you busy for a while, but if you have not done a pre purchase check you can do that now too. Honest Bob...
ADVENTURE, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
The destination, can be the journey! Honest Bob