Tis the Season, for wildfires. Summer is the season for wild lands fires. If you are riding on Forest Service, BLM or State managed lands you are required to have an approved spark arrestor on your bike, if riding on private land, that has the potential to burn a spark arrester is also good safety…

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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 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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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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