Transmission Oil Maintenance

Transmission Oil Maintenance Water in the transmission oil. I have taken in a couple of Trials motorcycles that have had or show signs of overheating the engine. As a result and/or part of the overheating issue the rubber seal between the water pump and the transmission failed letting coolant from the bikes cooling system leak…

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Wheel Bearings

Wheel Bearing Maintenance One thing that is often forgotten until they are to worn to repair is the wheel bearings. At least once a year and always on a new bike I look at and add grease to the wheel bearings. You will be surprised how little grease is in the bearings from the factory.…

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Annual Maintenance 2018

Annual Maintenance 2018 Cold temps and snow on the ground signals its time for annual maintenance on the Trials machine. Your bike has served you well over the past season, now it is time to give it the service it needs. I recently went into a carburetor on a Sherco 300 ST. When ever i remove…

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Air Cleaner Maintenance

Air Cleaner Maintenance Bike Maintenance; Air filters and spark arrestors. I did some maintenance on a couple of bike that had air filters so dirty you could not tell what color the filter foam was, let alone see the foam of the filter. Both bikes had about a 1/4″ of dirt, crime and I think…

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Lubrication

Lubrication Any time you have two dissimilar metals in contact, you run the risk of creating a ‘battery’ and the oxidation that can occur could lead to problems As anyone that has worked on a motorcycles has found, they are assembled with many kinds of dissimilar metals, steel bolts holding aluminum parts and clamps, i.e.,…

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