maintainance ready for Westward Ho

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Re: maintainance ready for Westward Ho

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:43 pm

Wise move Janet, never go by the book running in bore. Take it easy and don't allow the bike to labour. An engine will stop quickly when switched off if tight. So still needs more miles running in. I have run in car engines after about 1,000 miles, but one car took nearly 10, 000 miles. An old engineer friend keep trying that car, he kept on saying it's still tight. It proved to be a good engine, good compression. Pinked if I did not use 97/100 octane fuel.

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Re: maintainance ready for Westward Ho

Postby Dave T » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:40 pm

Rob Harknett wrote:All my trailer hubs have already had grease nipples. Do not rely on them to grease all bearings. Do it, then just take off the one nut to remove the wheel and see where the grease has gone. Do not forget to replace the clevis pin. Or nut will loosen wheel could come off.


Good point and I'm going to be uncomfortable now if I don't do it, bless my CDO :)

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