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    Not so much for bling, but so my bike doesn't fall over. Raising the suspension on a bike is expensive. Shocks cost a bit, then extended brake line, side stand. Not sure what else.
     
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    Recently ripped out the fuel pump and replaced the filters. What came out was kinda soiled. Bike runs a bit nicer with them replaced.
     

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    Do they specify a service interval on them? Ducati say about every 4 years or 40,000 km for my Monster; I actually have had it done each belt service (so every 2 years). The tank is already off, and it's one filter, a big o-ring, and 2 hose clamps to replace it.

    (Same goes for belt tensioners, @Moto_Garage pointed out I might as well spend the $30 extra to replace the belt tensioners every time the belts were done).
     
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    Listed in the book as every 160,000km. But it'll be more like 80,000 for mine from now on.
     
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    160,000 seems ambitious for a metal tanked motorcycle and the size of those filters.
     
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    Yeah.
    But other things have a closer service interval. Like swing arm bearings, done at the 40 something mark. Which I need to get around to doing soon.
     
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    yeah. Often neglected. Is that a 40k replacement interval on them or just clean, grease, reassemble?
     
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    Replace. Although it might be 40is miles, not sure.
    Also, thinking about the fuel filters, the US station pumps have the vacume for the vapors, might helps with dust.
     
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    I just love my bike. Nearly clocked 100,000km and now my throttle cable snapped. Oh well.
     

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    Oops, wrong photo. That one was the moat.
     

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    All parts arrived and fitted. Proper inspection after the break showed the cause to be the throttle bracket. Swapped it out as well as the cables and now can ride this bike again.
    So nice to have that instant power back. The GS is nice, but needs a lot of revs to go something close to quick.
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    Hope your new one is a bit better in design and strength, I would not think there was that much pressure in the cable to move the alloy out like that.
     
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    It isn't the pressure, it's the way the engine shakes in the frame. The point where the pressure is, is fine. But where the side of the cable rests it has just worn away.
     
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    Well, time for a new shopping list for this bike. Rear tyre, and brakes front and rear.
     
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    Had a productive day working on the Harley today. Fitted a new rear tail light/indicator, front pads and rotor, rear pads and rotor, and a pair of rear swing arm bearings.
    Rear tail light was a nice easy swap out, although did have to pull the connector apart to reuse the old one with the new terminals.
    Front and rear brake was standard fair. Squeeze them back, replace the springs, clean and lube, unbolt the discs and throw it all back together.
    Rear swing arm bearings was a bit of fun. Whole back of the bike apart. Press the old ones out, press the new ones in. Put it back together again. Would of been easier with the proper tools, like an HD-46281, but I made do with what I had lying around.
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    So, this happened today.
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    Bloody unreliable Harleys (y)
     
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    Yep. 98% of Harley's ever made are still on the road (only 2% managed to make it home).
     
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    Maybe we should get you a 2% patch :p
     
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