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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Maintenance for 04 GSXR 600 with 22 thousand miles

Hello all,

I am new to the site, and fairly new to the motorcycle community (ive been riding just over a year) I recently purchased an '04 GSXR 600 with a little over 21,000 miles on it. My previous bike was a '90 katana, and had all sorts of problems and maintenance was no easy task. I am here to find out if there is more to taking care of a newer bike (especially one with a fair amount of miles on it) than simply changing the oil, lubing the chain and checking tire pressure. Are there other routine checks i should be doing to make sure it is in good running condition?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 01:36 AM
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By about 15000 miles ago you should have changed out the fork oil, new bushings and fork seals.

Now you should look at checking your valve lash.

Further, you probably should already have flushed out and replaced your coolant. And you're probably in need of at least some new front brake pads and DEFINATELY some new synthetic brake fluid. Might as do the stainless steel bradided lines while you're at it!!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Gas Man,

I purchased the bike at 21 thousand, so i am unsure of whether or not the previous (2) owners have done any of the maintenance you mentioned. Im fairly certain the first owner knew what he was doing as there are a few aftermarket parts, as well as some other aftermarket plastics, lights, and LEDs. The guy i bought it from didnt have any idea what he was doing, and stalled the bike on startup trying to showoff. He didnt give me any manual, and had no information on maintenance of the bike. Do you think it would be worthwhile to take it to a mechanic and have them take a look, and if not, i am interested in learning about the bike and doing most of the work myself, so what sort of things should i look for etc.

Thanks again...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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Rule of thumb when buying a bike/car/truck....

If your unsure if the maintenance has been done... IT HASN'T!

Do it yourself and eliminate the doubt... better to repete the work than be stranded on the side of the road OR WORSE because you guessed wrong


congrats on the purchase... and

now that I got that out of the way...

!!!!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 12:20 PM
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with ebbs. Figure it wasn't done and do it yourself.




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