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    Mechanic Recommendation

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    wolfy

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by wolfy on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:00 pm

    Where Taffys from Yeah... lol!
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    SherrieW

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by SherrieW on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:01 pm

    Taffyboy07 wrote:Bit chewy !!

    lol
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    SherrieW

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by SherrieW on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:08 pm

    steve wrote:First thing you want to do is check the oil and water level.
    Then check your chain better to slack than to tight.
    What tyres are on it?
    Can you post a photo?

    The bike has a new daytime MOT from the dealer, he said he checked everything over for me before delivering it but he would say that!! Also says new engine rebuild. To be fair I think it feels fine but I'm not confident I'd know otherwise.

    Looks like I need to host pics online to add them here. I'll see if there's somewhere quick and easy to sign up
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    Gareth Gates

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by Gareth Gates on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:09 pm

    ask one of yhe boys near you to give it a quick checkover ! you b ok then !
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    steve

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by steve on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:11 pm

    There was a link that dude posted up couple of days ago showing how to use the forum to upload them.
    I use postimage.org its free and you don't have to sign up unless you want to.
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    SherrieW

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by SherrieW on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:19 pm

    steve wrote:There was a link that dude posted up couple of days ago showing how to use the forum to upload them.
    I use postimage.org its free and you don't have to sign up unless you want to.

    I'm too new! Apparently I can't upload external links in my 1st week.

    curl666

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    Re: Mechanic Recommendation

    Post by curl666 on Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:35 am

    Best bet is to buy/download a Haynes manual for the bike and just go through the routine maintenance section.

    If it's passed an Mot, then generally the bearings, fork seals, brake pads should all be within spec.

    If you are itching to go out, I would just check the oil level, coolant and chain. As long as the bike starts, stops and nothing feels obviously wrong, I'd put some miles on it.

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