I have had my bike for 6 months, just got it on the road 3 days ago, already have 60 miles on it... and I lost my manual...
Few quick questions until I find it/get a new one.
#1 When should I do the first oil change (brand new bike still in brake in)
#2 What type of oil ?
#3 Do I need to lube the chain? If so, how often?
#4 What temp range should the bike be at? I freaked out when I saw that it was tipping almost 200F Thatís normally when I shut down a car.
Lastly (did I mention Iím a rookie?) What RPM should I be cruzing at?
I am way too used to cars, shifting at 5 grand max, and cruzing at 3 grand. It seems the bike spits and sputters that low of RPM
Please help Suzuki Gurus!!
1. First oil change at 600 miles, then every 3000 miles after that.
2. I use 10-40 Suzuki oil, NO SYNTHETIC until it's broken in for sure.
3. Yes you need to lube it, whenever you feel/remember, around every 300-500 miles.
4. My bike will run between 180-200F. Fan kicks in at 210 when in traffic/stoplights.
depends on where you are "cruizing"
In town, I like to keep it around 4500-5K, for the torque/power to get out of the way of cages that don't see me.
On interstate, you'll be around 6K @75mph indicated.
Sometimes i'll run it up to 6th in town cruising 35mph, just to show off the the guys on the I4's. Their bike would DIE trying to do that.