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Anyone know what is needed for an 8000mi lube change other than OIL & FILTER? Im @ or over 8500mi already and im going to replace my gas tank today and i minus well lube it up while im @ it, but im @ work and need the essintials so i can hit up the shop for my "LUBE" :eek:
 

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LUBE!!! any tube of white lithium grease will work I prefer the marine grade cause it repels water better. The manual calls for soap based lithium grease. Thats just a fancy way of calling white lithium grease. Just lightly grease up any pivot points you see. You shouldn't have to do the swing arm bearing and wheel bearings til around 16000 to 20,000. But I would check them.
 

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XPS said:
LUBE!!! any tube of white lithium grease will work I prefer the marine grade cause it repels water better. The manual calls for soap based lithium grease. Thats just a fancy way of calling white lithium grease. Just lightly grease up any pivot points you see. You shouldn't have to do the swing arm bearing and wheel bearings til around 16000 to 20,000. But I would check them.
Sounds good..... But what about other fluids?.... Like a car you would change out oil of course and other things like antifreez break fluid steering fluid etc.... Thanks!
 

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Okay...first off it's pretty damned funny that WLFPAK is asking about Lubes...

When I installed the PCS dog bones on Sunday, since I had to move the inner sleeve
bushings, I hit them with a light coating of bearing grease to avoid any future issues.
 

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dliszews said:
Okay...first off it's pretty damned funny that WLFPAK is asking about Lubes...

When I installed the PCS dog bones on Sunday, since I had to move the inner sleeve
bushings, I hit them with a light coating of bearing grease to avoid any future issues.
Haa!... well i got the Natural Lube Down.... as far as motorcycle maint im new to this but comportable doing it myself but im not on point with the terms used or where their located..... sooo what the heck is inner sleece brishings? lol thanks again
 

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no other fluids to change for a long while. The only two others in these bikes is brake fluid and coolant. Coolant is good for a couple of years at the rate of miles your putting on you shouldn't have to change it til around 20 or 30,000 but most likely the water pump seal will go out before you need to change the fluid so that would be the time to change it. Brake fluid you never have to change.
 

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no other fluids to change for a long while. The only two others in these bikes is brake fluid and coolant. Coolant is good for a couple of years at the rate of miles your putting on you shouldn't have to change it til around 20 or 30,000 but most likely the water pump seal will go out before you need to change the fluid so that would be the time to change it. Brake fluid you never have to change.
Sweet! thanks for clearing that up for me... Soo is it safe to say that i just have to change my oil & filter every fey thousand mi? I was told that i should change out my spark plugs also?? is that true?
 

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your engine will let you know when that needs to be done. It will start missing and running like crap. Thats another way down the line thing. It's not a harley its a low maintenance motor just change your oil every 3 to 4000 miles and she'll last you a long time
 

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As long as your bike is not running too lean or rich you should be good on plugs
for quite some time. When you do reach the point to change, stick with stock. I've
tried the Iriidium plugs on other bikes and had issues with arcing. Find some good photos
on the net of what healthy plugs should look like, and do a periodic compare.
 

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XPS said:
your engine will let you know when that needs to be done. It will start missing and running like crap. Thats another way down the line thing. It's not a harley its a low maintenance motor just change your oil every 3 to 4000 miles and she'll last you a long time
Sweet Thanks for all the help.... Makes me feel a lil better lol
 

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XPS said:
Brake fluid you never have to change.
Um, yeah you do! Break fluid breaks down over time. If your brakes start to feel mushy and don't have the stopping power they once had, then its probably time to change your fluid.

Color:
Clear=good
Brown=Bad

Sunlight also speeds up the break down, but the front reservoir is covered and the back is down low and tucked in behind some stuff (if I remember right) so that shouldn't be a problem on this bike.
 

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I was going to say the same thing natedog. It will turn color as
it breaks down....just keep an eye on the little window on the
side of your resovoir for color. Does the stryker require a transfer
case oil??
 

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I've never had to change it in all my vehicles that includes my 2000 f250 with 335,000 miles on her and still going strong. Brake fluid still looks clear in it I just checked. Or my 2004 gsxr 1000 that I sold 6 months ago with just over 60,000 miles on it I know the fluid was still clear when i got rid of it. So I looked it up brake fluid doesn't actually break down thats moisture thats getting into the fluid causing the browning. So ok it should be changed every 2 years ;D Sorry for the wrong info gosh :-[
 

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XPS you always give a helping hand, Thanks bro

Thanks Schimbo I'm not good with fabrication I really suck at it ;) but I do know service and motor work I've rebuilt motors from diesels to vtwins for buddies (none of them was mine cause I take care of my stuff) so I've learned quite a bit thru the years but i'm always wanting to learn more :)
 

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well anyhow.....it does need to checked. Some brake fluid fittings
corrode and the junk gets in the lines.....not good. Im sure its not
a frequent thing but not to be ignored either. Fork oil also gets
contaminated.
 
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