Ultimate Service...

When it comes to your manufacturers regular services - we go above and beyond...

Thing is – we can’t help ourselves, it just gotta be right. So when we see “Lube Chain” in the manufacturers service specifiction we know there’s no point in putting clean lube on a filthy chain – so we don’t. We clean it then lube it then adjust it – then we know it’s right.

Check out this for example – 6000mile service on a Yamaha YZF-R1. Green dots show every job on the service. List below shows what Yamaha tell us to do and the other columns say what we actually do and why it’s good for the bike and for your ride.

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What Manufacturer say we should do…What we actually do…Here’s why it needs doing…
Fuel Line
Check for Cracks or Damage
Visual Inspection for Cracks, Kinks & Defects, Replace if needed.Cracked or kinked pipes can at the very least make your bike run poorly. Worse case senario is a fuel line leak onto a hot motor !
Spark Plugs
Check Condition, Clean & regap
Remove, Clean & Check Spark Plug Air Gap. Do visual check for running issues.Gives better flame front for better fuel efficiency.
Clutch
Check Operation & Adjust
Carry out correct adjustment of free play of cableIncorrect adjustment can cause clutch slip if too little and notchy, lerchy gear change if too much.
Front Brake
Check Operation, Fluid Level & vehicle for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if worn to the limit & change brake fluid every 2 years
Visual inspection of Pad thickness and Disc thickness measurement. Inspect fluid levels & moisture content. Inspect all banjo unions and connections.High moisture content of fluid can cause gas bubbles at high temperatures which gives spongy feel to the lever. Worn pads in contact with disc will accelarate disc wear and gives a really bad noise !
Rear Brake
Check Operation, Fluid Level & vehicle for fluid leakage. Replace brake pads if necessary & change brake fluid every two years
As AboveAs Above
Brake Hoses
Check for cracks or damage. Replace every 4 years.
Brake Lines checked for any damage of the outer protection and for deformation under brake pressure.Damaged pipes could cause a sudden loss of brakes. Deformations can give a spongy brake feel.
Wheels
Check runout & for damage
Visual inspections for cracks or damage of wheel. Run out eccentricty checked.Large run out can give vibrations and have an adverse effect on handling. Cracks or damage could result in wheel failure.
Tyres
Check Tread Depth & for Damage, Replace if necessary. Check Air Pressure & Adjust if needed.
Measurement of tread depth and visual inspection for any foreign objects or tyre damage. Pressure checked with annually checked gauges.Tyre damage can cause sudden tyre deflation. Also low tread depth can give stability issues in adverse weather conditions. Tyre pressures affects handling and play a bit part in fuel efficiency.
Wheel Bearings
Check for looseness or damage
Inspection of any play or noise with the wheels raisedStability can be adveersely affected with bearing problems
Swingarm
Check operation and for excessive play. Lubricate
Inspection of bushes & bearings with no weight on the bikeExcessive play can cause handling issues over unevan road conditions
Drive Chain
Check slack, alignement & condition. Adjust & Lubricate.
Clean all old lubricant and dirt from chain. Re-lube and adjust and check for wear of chain and sprocket.If a chain is too loose or too tight this can severly affect gear changes. A properly adjust and lubed chain will increase fuel economy.
Steering Bearings
Check bearing play and steering for roughness
Check for smooth operation from lock to lock. Check for looseness or tightness of bearings.Better Handling
Steering Damper
Check Operation and for Oil Leakage
Visual inspection after working steering for any damage or oil leaks.High Speed, High Accelaration Stability
Chassis Fastners
Ensure all nuts, bolts and screws are properly tightened
Any fastners we see we put a spanner, socket or screwdriver on it to check security and prescense.A loose bolt at the very least wil lcause a loose componant, worse case can lead to a componant failure.
Shift Pedal Rod Pivots
Lubricate
Inspected for wear and lubricate with highly visable lubricant.Anti-corrosive, water repelant lubricant will keep the pivot free and gear changes positive.
Side Stand
Check Operation and Lubricate
Inspected for wear and lubricate with highly visable lubricant.Anti-corrosive, water repelant lubricant will keep the pivot free so side stand goes through full travel to lock into place.
Side Stand Switch
Check Operation
Side stand is placed down, first gear is selected to make sure engine cuts out,If you can drive away with your side stand down your gonna get a big suprise when you do your first left hander !!!
Front Fork
Check Operation and for Oil Leakage
Suspension worked, checked for damping & abnormalities. Visual inspection of stanctions for damage and oil leaksStability & HAndling can be affected by reduced damping or any kind of fork damage
Shock Absorber Assembly
Check Operation and shock absorber for Oil Leakage
As AboveAs Above
Rear Suspension Pivoting Points
Check Operation
Inspected for excessive play laterally or side to side. Anti-corrosion lubricant sprayed on linkages for a little extra protectionExcessive play or even reduced movement can seriously affect handling.
Fuel Injection System
Adjust syncronization and engine idling speed
Digital vaccuum measuring gauge used on the throttle bodies which measure relative vacuum on each cylinder. Different modes can also point to valve or intake issuesBetter Acceleration also a more stable tick over. Better performance & fuel economy.
Engine Oil
Change, check level and vehicle for oil leakage. replace oil drain bolt gasket
Oil Drained and filter replaced. No point putting clean oil through dirty filterCleaned oil helps a lot more at keeping engine temperature down thus helping fuel economy & running.
Cooling System
Check coolant level and vehicle for coolant leakage.
Visual inspection of hoses for leaks or damage. Coolant level checked also condition checked using a specific gravity checker.Better coolant does a better job of cooling !! Increases economy & power. Gravity checked for cold weather conditions to stop coolant freezing and causing motor damage.
Front & Rear Brake Switches
Check Operation
Brakes applied and light checkedIf the person behind doesn’t know you’re slowing down you become a very nice bonnet accessory !!
Moving Parts & Cables
Lubricate
Footpegs, switch gear, key locks, fuel cap seats – if it moves it gets lubricated so that it will keep moving.Cuts down on part failure due to the componant being forced to move.
Throttle Grip Housing & Cable
Check Operation & Free Play. Adjust & Lubricate
Throttle tube & housing inspected for any damage & security. Operstion checked on both locks to make sure of correct throttle opening & closing and correct free playIncorrect freeplay can cause engine racing at different steering locks or a feeling of “Lag” if too much play. A poorly serviced throttle assembly can cause very serious problems with handling, stability and fuel economy.
Air Induction System
Check air cut off valve, reed valve & hose for damage. Replace as needed
Purge air system, check for any leakd or kinks. Reed Valves cleaned and inspected for damage.Any kind of air leak can cause popping & banging on overrun. Will also cause issues with high emmissions, not good for the environment.
Muffler & Exhaust Pipe
Check screw clamp for looseness
Check system for leaks and damage. Check all clamps for securityA leaking or poor serviced exhaust system can severley reduce fuel economy.
Lights, Signals & Switches
Check Operation. Adjust Headlight Beam
All lights & switches checked for correct operation.If your lights don’t work correctly not only is your visability reduced but, ya know, it’s kind of nice to see what’s in front of you !
Battery
Check Condition
Connections checked for security and lubed to reduce oxidation. Charging checked to manufacturers specifications.Nothing worse than getting all kitted up, slinging your leg over and the noise of a slowely turning starter motor !! Plus if charging is low it can cause running faults on all injector models