Saturday, October 01, 2011

Helen’s 12,000 mile service

Today I carried out part of the 12,000 mile service on Helen’s VFR. I changed the oil and filter and also the air filter as per the service schedule. I also re-routed the hydraulic clutch pipe to try and give it a bit more freeplay on full lock. Due to her having the Variobars installed the clutch pipe does stretch a little at full lock, but I was able to get a few more inches of play on it. I still need to strip down and clean the brake calipers and also change the brake fluid. I will also look at adjusting the idle speed as the bike does run a little rough at start up. As my VFR has just gone over 24,000 miles I also changed the air filter on mine as well.