Changing your oil and filter is one of the cheapest forms of maintenance. For the sake of spending just a few quid, you can’t beat having good, clean oil.Even if your bike hasn’t done that many miles, if it’s been stood over winter or if it’s been
600 miles in, I dropped the ZX-10R back to Kawasaki UK for its first service. Out with the original oil, and a quick check of the cables was all it needed. I adjusted the chain when I replaced the original BT-016 tyres with Michelin Pilot Road 3s
miles. Superb.I finally managed to get her booked in for the 2500 mile service at Gifford Motorcycles (01784 245243).All it consisted of was an oil and filter change and a thorough check over of nuts and bolts, which was fine by me as I didn't want a
this as I forgot to load the road legal can into the back of the van when I picked up the bike.What's next for the Trumpet? Having boiled the brakes at Donington making up the distance on Aitch I have a new set of pads on order and I will probably change
August 2003In just two weeks and a shade over two thousand miles I've tried to give the Suzuki GSX-R1000 as good a thrashing as my pathetic skills could muster, with a track day, a 180 mile-an-hour blast down Bruntingthorpe's two-mile runway, daily commutes and a handful of Sunda...
November 2009Back in the August 2009 issue, we tested the new Victory Hammer S against a Harley-Davidson V Rod Muscle. The Victory absolutely hammered (arf!) the Harley in every department apart from speed. In looks, presence, sound, style, paint and just total outright coolness,...
the forks' feel further up the stroke.The mechanics of changing the oil level were covered in the December 2005 issue's DIY tip, and bear in mind it wasn't a five-minute job. Special tools were needed too, so you may want to get a dealer or suspension
used to address it, so I'm readying the molegrips and electric drill to release the pent-up decibels lurking in the matt black tubes.All in all just rigorous and regular oil changes for this gorgeous little motor, methinks, and less of the extended
-ups, then...July 2008To date I’ve done two race meets and two practice days at Golding Barn on my RM250F, and it’s due an oil-change soon. But that’s it. The latest generation of 250cc four-stroke motocross bikes are low maintenance and a joy to ride
for Yank film stars and big-haired stadium rock bands, but if you tried wearing a pair to your local pub on a Friday night you just looked a twat and risked getting a slapping.My whole thinking changed though (about Harleys that is...not cowboy boots) when
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