Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I always put a bit of grease in the tach drive.
Check the brake pads for wear. It sounds like you have about 6K on the bike, so you're pads won't be worn out, but check that they are wearing evenly. Check to make sure that the calipers are sliding freely on the pins that come off the mounting bracket. That's a time-related thing, not mileage.
Check the cush drive in the rear, looking for an excessively sloppy fit, wear, chunks gone, etc.
With the rear wheel out you're halfway home, so you might consider pulling the swing-arm pivot bolt and lubing it. I guarantee it's rusty.
When you have the tires off the wheels, slip the axle through the hubs and, holding the axle, give them a spin. Look for any dips, wobbles, and dents in the rim.
Rotate the wheel bearings with your pinkie, feeling for any rough spots. Look for signs of overheating (grease has been spit out) and loss of lubrication. If they look clean and feel smooth, they are probably OK.
That's all I got. anybody?
Tom [email protected]
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