New User with Noob Questions
Hey. New user here. Also relatively recent owner of an 06 KLR 650 via Craigslist.
-Just ordered Clymer manual today.
-Have ridden bike for Summer Season.
-Have made minor mandatory maintenance (Oil change, Battery change, chain cleaning)
Some dumb questions I was looking for answers to:
1) How do I get the bike off the ground for maintenance without the threat of it tipping over? I have a wide jack but it just feels too wobbly to reliably wrench without pushing the whole bike over. Is there a stand of sorts I'm missing? I don't have a center stand on the bike, only a leaning kickstand so the bike has to be "held up" to even be properly jacked.
2) Besides Tire tread, Oil, battery acid level, chain clean/lube- What other important maintenance am I not giving attention to that deserves it? I have the impending feeling that something I'm completely unaware of is and will go wrong one day out on the road and I will be totally unprepared.
Any and all information/advice is welcome!
Please and thanks.
Last edited by boonecady; 08-11-2018 at 08:54 AM.