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Offline Wolverine

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Used Bike & Maintenance
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:07:34 pm »
So got my used 2009 last week with 16k, since I know no history on this bike other then it seems to be VERY well taken care of..

Asking opinions

Looking at the service manual for "Change/Replacement table below

I am going to change


Spark plugs
Final gear Case Oil
Clutch Fluid
Brake Fluid
Oil Filter & Oil
Coolant
Clean Air Filter (K&N)


If the items below that I not going to change look good should I leave as be?

Rubber Parts of Clutch master/slave cylinder
Clutch Hose & Pipe
Rubber Parts of Brake master/slave cylinder
Brake Hose & Pipe
Radiator hoses and O Rings
Fuel hose


I know how service manuals can be (over the top on some things) but this bike is supper clean and I can't see spending the money or time to replace rubber hoses cause the manual says so..

Opinions vary but thought I would ask


Table from manual

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Offline works4me

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 02:16:06 pm »
If the bike hasn’t had a hard life, i.e. always
parked outside, then the rubber bits should
be OK.
I’d do everything in your first group and be
good for the rest of the season.
How are the tires and brake pads?

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 02:28:18 pm »
Thanks, those were my thoughts..

AS far as tires I have an appointment to get both replaced on Tuesday (Pirelli Angel GT A type) will have pads looked at then...

If the bike hasn’t had a hard life, i.e. always
parked outside, then the rubber bits should
be OK.
I’d do everything in your first group and be
good for the rest of the season.
How are the tires and brake pads?
Thanks

Rick

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 05:10:35 pm »
Agree with the first group like Works4me but I would leave the sparkplugs alone. At 16K they are sill brand new. Some people have had a hard time justifying changing them at the recommended mileage because the plugs still look new. And at $10.00 bucks a shot I can see why. Spark plugs are best changed at valve check time.  IMHO.

When you do the coolant,  be ready to get wet. When you pull the plug it shoots out about 3 feet or so it seems.

If your bike is a ABS model I would think about changing brake fluid every year. It seems the ABS motor gets crap in the valves and get stuck. Then a new ABS motor is needed. When changing the rear break fluid on my 09 I can see the contaminates because I use a Mity Vac which makes changing brake fluid a snap. Congrats on the bike these things are fun. Tim
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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 05:14:55 pm »
Thanks, good points.

Mine is not ABS

Agree with the first group like Works4me but I would leave the sparkplugs alone. At 16K they are sill brand new. Some people have had a hard time justifying changing them at the recommended mileage because the plugs still look new. And at $10.00 bucks a shot I can see why. Spark plugs are best changed at valve check time.  IMHO.

When you do the coolant,  be ready to get wet. When you pull the plug it shoots out about 3 feet or so it seems.

If your bike is a ABS model I would think about changing brake fluid every year. It seems the ABS motor gets crap in the valves and get stuck. Then a new ABS motor is needed. When changing the rear break fluid on my 09 I can see the contaminates because I use a Mity Vac which makes changing brake fluid a snap. Congrats on the bike these things are fun. Tim
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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 05:39:47 pm »
I also have an 09 non abs with 60k+ miles. Keep the plugs, it's a waste of money to change them now. Definitely change all the fluids and change the brake/clutch fluid every year. Get your ECU flash ASAP. It will completely change the character of this bike for the better.
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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 05:46:47 pm »
Get your ECU flash ASAP. It will completely change the character of this bike for the better.

I need to wait on that, after dropping $2100.00 in "stuff" one week after buying... Momma said SLOW down... :)
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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 05:49:18 pm »
Get your ECU flash ASAP.

Might be a "religious" question but....Steve or Ivan ?
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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 07:21:44 pm »
Better question is stock or K&N???  I'm not a fan of K&N at all.  Steve's flash is the obvious winner  ;) :beerchug:

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 07:23:55 pm »
K&N, think I may put a stock filter in, hate cleaning a K&N

Better question is stock or K&N???  I'm not a fan of K&N at all.  Steve's flash is the obvious winner  ;) :beerchug:
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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 08:31:18 pm »
Thanks, those were my thoughts..

AS far as tires I have an appointment to get both replaced on Tuesday (Pirelli Angel GT A type) will have pads looked at then...

If the bike hasn’t had a hard life, i.e. always
parked outside, then the rubber bits should
be OK.
I’d do everything in your first group and be
good for the rest of the season.
How are the tires and brake pads?

Agreed. I have a 2009, I bought it new, and have the original hoses and other rubber bits. I have replaced the brake fluid and coolant. As for plugs, why bother, the bike has very few miles. I replaced mine when the valve check was done at about 34,000 miles. If you are going to check the valves, change them while you are in there, but I wouldn't tear it down that far just for the plugs at that mileage.

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 08:48:55 pm »
I would do your valve adjustment by 20k miles.   

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 09:17:30 pm »
I would inspect the plugs, when you do the valve inspect..(20-22k) seems average for (?) safe.... but no longer....
and re install the plugs, as we all find them perfect at that point, you pull them out anyway during the valve inspect (to rotate engine)...
as for the rest, yes... do all the mentioned fluids. Nix on the hoses, unless you see damage..
and for the air filter, do an online search for best price for a HiFlo air filter, p/n HFA2916... much cheaper, and it feels good when you replace them ....at least on the pocket, compared to OEM.
here.....    https://tinyurl.com/y9r232k4

or, amazon...
https://www.amazon.com/Hiflofiltro-HFA2916-Premium-Replacement-Filter/dp/B005DUM9MO
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 09:24:41 pm by MAN OF BLUES »

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Re: Used Bike & Maintenance
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 10:31:22 pm »
y'all rock thanks for the great info, as for the valves, yeah I was thinking do them this winter after more miles and I have down time...

Thanks again everyone
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