Bike maintenance time vs miles

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Simon Wilson, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Simon Wilson

    Simon Wilson Guest

    Since I don't have any intention of selling the Daytona 675, I haven't
    bothered to have it dealer serviced, apart from the very first one which
    was just an oil change.

    It's nearly 5 years old now, but I've barely put any miles on it the last 2.

    I can see things like fluid changes making sense based on elapsed time
    and not miles, but what about things like valve clearances? According to
    the schedule that's due at 12,000/2 years. It's only done around 5K
    miles - I'm wasn't going to bother checking them just yet. What say the
    font, any flaws in my plan?
     
    Simon Wilson, Mar 30, 2011
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  2. Simon Wilson

    Mark Olson Guest

    Valve clearances aren't time dependent, just miles. I wouldn't bother.
     
    Mark Olson, Mar 30, 2011
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  3. Simon Wilson

    Krusty Guest

    None at all. Just change the oil, coolant & brake fluid & forget the
    rest. And if Tigers are any indication, you won't need to bother
    checking the valve clearances until more like 30k+ miles.
     
    Krusty, Mar 30, 2011
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  4. Simon Wilson

    Simon Wilson Guest

    Ta (and to Mark). The only other weird one is it recommends replacing
    the fuel pipes. I usually don't bother doing that until they leak, but I
    guess these ones are high pressure (first FI bike I've had).
     
    Simon Wilson, Mar 30, 2011
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  5. Simon Wilson

    Hog Guest

    I walked out to my bike in the car park last night and noticed the nice
    gold/yellow 675 parked next to me. It had a baglux tank cover on. It then
    went like:

    Similar frame design to the 595
    I thought the exhaust was under the seat
    Hold on, just 2 piston non radial calipers
    which got me to the point of having removed my U lock and a walked over to
    the Triumph
    WTF it's a Hyosung!
     
    Hog, Mar 30, 2011
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  6. Simon Wilson

    Krusty Guest

    Can't recall ever seeing replacement of those on any service schedule.
    It's probably just an anti-liability thingy for the yank market.
     
    Krusty, Mar 30, 2011
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    Nige Guest

    They look quite smart from a distance :)
     
    Nige, Mar 30, 2011
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  8. Simon Wilson

    Simon Wilson Guest

    This
    url:http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/new_product/introduction.asp?Cat=RoadSports&model=GT650R&year=2010
    one?
    It looks ok. Bet it doesn't growl like the trumpet though.
     
    Simon Wilson, Mar 30, 2011
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  9. Simon Wilson

    Lozzo Guest

    The frame looks like a Falcos, the engine looks almost identical to an
    SV650 and the bodywork looks like a Daytona 600/650

    None of these are bad things, but it doesn't look anything like a 675
    and the frame doesn't look like a T595 or 955i Daytona's

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    Lozzo
    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
     
    Lozzo, Mar 30, 2011
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  10. Simon Wilson

    Hog Guest

    Hog, Mar 30, 2011
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  11. Simon Wilson

    Pete Fisher Guest

    Given it's a V-twin that's unlikely. Not even sure if it's the one true
    angle like their oil-cooled 250.

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    Pete Fisher, Mar 30, 2011
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  12. Simon Wilson

    Hog Guest

    It was the colour and angular design. The frame, forward of the swinging arm
    plate uses oval tubes, bit like the 595.
    As you say, up close, when not viewed in peripheral vision, it's a
    doppleganger for various things.

    What are they actually like to ride and own?
     
    Hog, Mar 30, 2011
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  13. Heh. I was thinking of this, just the other day. I've done 2500 miles
    on my Street Triple in two years, and all it's had is the first free
    service.

    Valve clearances - as Olson says. Brake fluid.... maybe. I'm not
    bothering at two years: I might at five. No need to check on-board
    computer. TPS or whatever. The rest is just making sure that no moving
    parts like pivots etc are seizing up through disuse.
     
    [email protected], Mar 30, 2011
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  14. Simon Wilson

    Simon Wilson Guest

    Apparently the one true angle decreases (or increases, depending on your
    PoV), with age.

    HTH
     
    Simon Wilson, Mar 30, 2011
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  15. Oh - and that last sentence refers to the bike, not me.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Mar 30, 2011
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  16. Simon Wilson

    Thomas Guest

    And, of course, check the tyres.
     
    Thomas, Mar 30, 2011
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  17. Simon Wilson

    Simon Wilson Guest

    I've just put two new 'uns on. They should last me a while.
     
    Simon Wilson, Mar 31, 2011
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  18. Simon Wilson

    Lozzo Guest


    Actually, they aren't that bad. Quicker than an SV but don't handle as
    well from the crate, brakes are definitely better. The build quality
    isn't quite up to japanese standards yet, but it's not far off. I like
    them, but they still aren't worth as much as they retail for when you
    look at the opposition.



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    Lozzo
    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
     
    Lozzo, Mar 31, 2011
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  19. Simon Wilson

    ogden Guest

    Wow. Harsh words.
     
    ogden, Mar 31, 2011
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  20. Simon Wilson

    Lozzo Guest

    SVs handle pretty well from the crate, if you consider the market they
    are built for and the price they retail at. If you want handling and
    power you can **** off to the Gixerjunkies forum and talk anodised nuts
    and bolts with that lot.

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    Lozzo
    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
     
    Lozzo, Mar 31, 2011
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