42,000 mile service [page 2]

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Saturday, Oct 6 2018 [41,791 miles]

Most of the tasks for a 6K service are of the “check/verify” variety. I’m going to get those tasks out of the way before I get the engine hot to change oil and oil filter.

Clutch reservoir

Clutch reservoir

Clutch reservoir
Clutch fluid

Clutch fluid

Clutch fluid

As the clutch wears the fluid in the clutch reservoir/master cylinder rises. I cleaned the exterior of the reservoir and popped the cover to check the fluid level. It’s fine.

Front brake pads

Front brake pads

Front brake pads
Rear brake L pad

Rear brake L pad

Rear brake L pad
Rear brake R pad

Rear brake R pad

Rear brake R pad

The front rotors have lots of life left. I measured them as 4.39 and 4.40 mm. Minimum is 4.0 mm. The rear rotor will probably be replaced next service. It’s at 4.57 mm. Minimum is 4.5mm. It’s been wearing about about .01 mm per 1000 miles. The rear brake pads have enough life to last until next service, too. A new rotor requires new pads.

Coolant level

Coolant level

Coolant level
Coolant reservoir

Coolant reservoir

Coolant reservoir
Topped off

Topped off

Topped off
Where the coolant went

Where the coolant went

Where the coolant went

I topped off the coolant reservoir. It was half way between min and max. The picture of the coolant weep hole show where the missing coolant went.

Rear tire

Rear tire

Rear tire
Front tire

Front tire

Front tire

Both front and rear tires have plenty of tread left. This is especially interesting with regards to the front tire. It was last replaced over 2 years and 14,000 miles ago. I may eventually have to replace this tire due to age instead of due to tread wear. Tire pressure was checked. Both were a few pounds low. The were set to 36 front, 42 rear.

Bash plate

Bash plate

Bash plate
Ready for warm-up ride

Ready for warm-up ride

Ready for warm-up ride

While the bike was on the stand with a cool engine I removed the bash plate. I also checked side and center stand, lights, and gave teh bike a general once over. If nothing else it was an excuse to wipe off the dirt. Except for the wheels. I usually wait until I change tires to clean the wheels.

 

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