Friday, March 04, 2011

ZX-9R and VFR MOTs

I today took both bikes for their MOTs. Before going I gave the ZX-9R a general grease all round and stripped the rear brake caliper down as I had the exhaust off. Over winter the chain had decided to rust, so I gave it a clean and a fresh coat of lube. Also as it has been standing pretty much since November, I changed the oil. In my pre-MOT checks I did notice the rear wheel had a bit of play in it, but I left it as I was not sure if any play should be there.


Not surprisingly the VFR passed the MOT with flying colours, however the ZX-9R failed on rear wheel bearings with an advisory on the front ones as well. I now know that the rear wheel shouldn’t have any play in it.