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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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planning winter maint tasks

I figure I will probably have about 14 or 15 thousand Km on my 08 by the time I put my bike up for the winter which hopefully won't be for a long while yet. Started out with 3000K this past spring. I don't know what has been done to the bike previously for maint but am looking for suggestions on what needs to be done. Should I change the fork oil? Also when do the valves need to be adjusted? I'm thinking the plugs should be good, any reason to remove or check these?
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It's all in the shop manual, available as a download somewhere here on the site. Look under periodic maintenance. Off the top of my head: clean the air filter, change spark plugs (and if you do that you might as well check the valves since you're almost there), balance the throttle bodies, check and re-grease steering stem bearings, lube the cables, bleed the brakes, change the coolant. There's lots to keep a fella busy.
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Plugs at 12500 km, valves at 24,000 km. Just done my 08 over our winter which is at 23,000 km

this what I had done, Plugs changed , throttle bodies balanced, changed brake fluids, changed coolant, air cleaner checked, cleaned, valves checked, oil/filter changed
If you look at post one of this thread you will find all the info you want in the manuals

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