I am taking advantage of the Xmas holiday to service the bike. I have read the owners manual which says that I need to do oil and plugs, as well as checking chain, brakes and other obvious bits.
Is there anything else I should be checking, lubricating, greasing etc? I use the Vara as a daily...
Am I the only one who needs three hands to remove the seat on a 650 Transalp?
Whenever I turn the key in the lock the seat is very difficult to remove but eventually does.
Is there anything I can do to make it easier such as oiling or greasing something?
Thanks in advance
I've been trying to get the rear linkage suspension greased up, but I can't seem to get the top to come apart. I can remove the bolt and rod, but after that it wont come loose from the swingarm.
No hints in Haynes ... tried a little hammering, but to no avail, and I don't see any other...
How if often do people strip down their rear linkages and swing arm bearings? Is this a challenging task or fairly straightforward?
Also how any people have had to replace any of the bearings?
My AT (97 RD07a) has now covered 25,000 miles and I was wondering if it is time to do this.
Today I took the opportunity to remove and grease the caliper pins on my AT for the first time. Given all the tales of seized pins and pin 'plugs' I was expecting a long, protracted job.
Not so. All cleaned, greased and replaced inside 20 minutes. Feeling lucky! :headbang: