| Valve Clearance CheckTools required:
||Brake Fluid ChangeTools required:
||Chain Rubbing Strip ReplaceTools required:
All screws are tightened to 9Nm
|Coolant changeTools required:
||12k Service kit unboxingA quick look at what you get inside the service kit. The kit is only needed for the service at every 12000 miles as its a more major service||Chain clean, adjust and lubeFree play on the chain is 20-30 mm for both the XC and Road version and should be checked at the tight spot of the chain with the bike upright with both wheels on the floor. If your using a paddock stand that should be the same as having it on the floor.The Road free play used to be 15-25 mm but was changed to the same as the XC.
|Rear Wheel Removal + Re fitYou don’t need to remove the chain and sprocket plastic guards but it does make it easier to get the chain back on without them as you have more space to get it on the sprocket.
||Rear Pads change/cleanIf you are just cleaning your pads there is no need to remove the caliper. Just if you are going to be pushing the pistons right back to fit new pads then it is better to clean them to stop pushing dirt into the seals and possibly causing leaks
||Front Pads change/cleanIf you are just cleaning your pads there is no need to remove the caliper. Just if you are going to be pushing the pistons right back to fit new pads then it is better to clean them to stop pushing dirt into the seals and possibly causing leaks
|Oil & Filter Change
Best to drain the oil when the engine is warm. After refitting the drain plug with new sealing washer, and a new oil filter. Fill the engine with your new oil, I use fully synthetic but it can take semi also. It will take about 3.5 litres to fill. Check the level in the sight glass while filling with the bike upright. When its near the top mark run the engine for a couple of minutes to get the oil warmed up and around the engine, turn it off and let it sit for a minute then check the level again with the bike upright. Top up as required.
|Front wheel removal, Inspection, Re-fit
You are going to need someway to support the bike to remove the wheel, I was using the centre stand and used ratchet straps on the rear grab handles and fastened them to the bottom of the garage door.
|Throttle body plate (butterfly) clean/checkNo tools required
Clean parts with a cleaner and a clean cloth Check the throttles for sticking, loose or damaged throttle plates, butterfly should open smoothly when opening and closing the throttle
|Air filter & Air box removal/re fitRequires removal of the fuel tank
||Spark plug removal, check & re fitRequires removal of the fuel tank
||Fuel tank removal videoTools required:
When putting the fuel line back on make sure the orange clip clicks into place, failure to do so can cause the fuel line to come off with the amount of pressure running through it