Step 1 in trouble shooting...

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Step 1 in trouble shooting...

Postby NE_FL » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:50 pm

If you are having a problem with your bike

and it has been sitting for awhile

or you just bought a used bike

and don't know when it has been tuned up last

or had an oil and filter change

STEP ONE should be to give it a COMPLETE TUNEUP

to include fresh fluids (oil, brake/clutch, anti-freeze),

plugs, filters (oil, air, fuel), lube of all moving parts,

and an overall eyeball check of brakes, lights, etc.

If STEP ONE has been accomplished, it will be much easier to pinpoint a problem.

(If I didn't think it were necessary to post this reminder, I wouldn't have. :lolfall: )

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Re: Step 1 in trouble shooting...

Postby enforcer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:40 pm

NE_FL wrote:If you are having a problem with your bike

and it has been sitting for awhile

or you just bought a used bike

and don't know when it has been tuned up last

or had an oil and filter change

STEP ONE should be to give it a COMPLETE TUNEUP

to include fresh fluids (oil, brake/clutch, anti-freeze),

plugs, filters (oil, air, fuel), lube of all moving parts,

and an overall eyeball check of brakes, lights, etc.

If STEP ONE has been accomplished, it will be much easier to pinpoint a problem.

(If I didn't think it were necessary to post this reminder, I wouldn't have. :lolfall: )

Before even all this, load test the battery. By far, the easiest, cheapest troubleshooting measure you can do.
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Re: Step 1 in trouble shooting...

Postby NE_FL » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:21 pm

enforcer wrote:Before even all this, load test the battery. By far, the easiest, cheapest troubleshooting measure you can do.


Thanks, you are absolutely correct! :ahha:


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