Fall Tune-up Time!

DAMIEN1307

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Well it's that time again...lol...My bike, with the Zeda 80 motor, seemed a little sluggish to me on my way to church Sunday morning so i decided to do some maintenance on Tuesday, (Yesterday).

First, I took the gas tank off, cleaned it all out, installed new petcock with in tank fuel filter.

Next, i disassembled the carbie, cleaned it out, examined/measured the float position, installed new viton "O" ring, and reassembled carbie, and cleaned and re-oiled my K & N wannabe airfilter.

Already installed last week, new intake gasket that @mark20 made for me, (perfect intake gasket, much better than the Chinese ones, I highly recommend Mark's gaskets).

New NGK-B6HS spark plug gapped at .025

Installed new Sunlite dual brake lever to replace the cheapie i put on a year ago when the Sunlites were out of stock everywhere, and lubed the brake cables...lol.

Installed new Rujoi semi-metalic disk brake pads, much improved from their organic pads,...(I can say with certainty that the organic stock pads only lasted me 1000 miles), absolutely needed to be replaced at this time. (If you have disk brakes, Use the brand that matches your calipers)

Fully recharged my lithium.ion battery powered light sets.

Re-adjusted the flower nut just one notch from where it was when i last adjusted it in January 2021, No clutch wear to speak of, and white lithum greased the gears on the right side of motor as well as the bucking bar and bearing on the left side.

R&R'd my exhaust to pour degreaser down its throat, plugged both ends, shook vigoroursly from time to time, Let it soak in for a few hours, poured out the sludge and air dryed in the sunlight, and replaced exhaust gasket with my usual Toyota Highlander O2 sensor gasket, (Toyota part # 89466-20020-83, or, Dorman part # 47021 from your local auto parts store).

Checked tire pressure, it was right on target...Last time i did any tire pressure adjustment was 5 months ago, probably due to the expensive double thick self sealing tubes I use along with the Kevlar tires I get from Bell...lol.

Also cleaned and lubed up the chains...lol.

I just went out for about an hour just now for a test drive to make sure everything was now correct, and to my immense pleasure and surprise, not one thing needed any further adjustment whatsoever...Everything was just perfect, right down to the engine idle...I couldn't be more pleased with my efforts, God surely does help me in everyday life.

I do this every Spring and every Fall and never have to adjust or do anything in between...Just good, common sense, normal twice a year maintenence...Hope this might be helpful to others here in the forums...Here in the desert, i have all year long riding weather, hence my particular maintenence schedule...DAMIEN
 

Karl Snarl

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And now people will know why your bike will outlast over half the builds here, you care for it lovingly. As one really should. Makes me happy to see you care about yours like I do mine. They are my loves.
 

DAMIEN1307

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Re-adjusted the flower nut just one notch from where it was when i last adjusted it in January 2021, No clutch wear to speak of, and white lithum greased the gears on the right side of motor as well as the bucking bar and bearing on the left side.
Just a quick thing here to take note of.

I backed off the clutch adjustment back one notch to where it was originally, back when i initially adjusted it once back in January 2021.

The reason why i did this was after taking an extended ride this morning, i noticed that when i was reaching top end, it wanted to gently bog out when i was at WOT...(It was giving a very mild clutch "screach" upon take off when it was getting warmer as well),...I reached downward to the clutch cover and found it to be hotter than usual, and when i stopped for a stop light, the clutch was still engaging ever so slightly and wanted to "creep".

I brought it home, let it cool down and then backed it off by one notch...All is right with the world once again.

I figured i would mention this since others might have this happening to them as well and might never think of a too tight situation with the clutch adjustment with the flower nut...DAMIEN
 
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