Category: Maintainence

Speedometer fixed, mirrors swapped out, and left front turn signal fixed. 6-16-08

06/16/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Today I went over to my dad's house and used his floor jack to get the Vulcan's front end off the ground. We swapped out the speedometer housing, packed it with grease, and took a little grinder to some metal that was rather rough and sharp. The speed… more »
 

Bled Brakes and Centerstand installed.

06/10/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
I manage to bleed the brakes with Sarah's help. Afterall, it is a two person job. It went fairly smoothly. I also was able to install the centerstand that I ordered on eBay. The only trouble I had with that, was the spring. I had to shove 20 pennie… more »
 

Three hours of work on just two rusty screws.

06/08/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
If there is ever a test of patience in this world, I definitely found it. My friend Stevo was bored so he decided to come over and with his help, I'd be able to bleed my brake fluid (it takes two people). Well, needless to say, that night we never eve… more »
 

I am the proud owner of a '95 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

05/29/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
On Friday, May 23rd I purchased a used Kawasaki Vulcan 750. Later that night I rode it home without any incident. I put in it my garage as there are several things that will need to be looked at before I can commute or even ride it around. The… more »
 

Slipping Clutch

04/24/08 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
On Sunday, April 6th, I took my motorcycle to my mechanic to fix my slipping clutch that I have been struggling with for a few weeks now. The wife deemed it unsafe so I can't argue against that. It is the 24th now and I am still waiting for my bike to… more »
 

15,455 mi

12/03/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain adjusted. There was just a little more slack than I would have liked in the chain. It's great not having to adjust my chain all the time. I also changed my oil. I've got two cheap parts that I need to order. My lens on the front of the rebel… more »
 

14,400mi

10/05/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
My front tire was replaced with a Pirelli Rt 66 tire (3.0x18"). I got the tire online at tiresunlimited.com. I also replaced the chain and sprockets all together for putting the tire on, new chain, and the front and rear sprockets it cost me $105.00… more »
 

Big maintainence on the way!

09/17/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
At 13,000 miles I had performed more maintainence on the bike. I replaced my worn out brake pads and bled my brake fluid. I've got nice clear brake fluid now and my bike stops a lot quicker now than when I had my worn out pads. They squeek now though… more »
 

Maintainence 12,033mi

07/31/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain tightened, bike cleaned, tire pressure adjusted, and oil changed. more »
 

Forks! Not the kind you eat with!

04/29/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
The reason for the lack of posts and videos lately is because my front fork seal has been the thorn in my side so to speak. more »
 

Chain tightened: 11,347mi

04/03/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Tightened up my chain, there was quite a bit of slack in it. more »
 

Oil change: 10,610mi

03/06/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence, Video/Vlogging
Oil Changed. Videos: Oil change part one and oil change part 2 more »
 

New Rear Tire @ 10,400 mi. Chain Lube @ 10,502mi

02/28/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Got my new tire on my rear wheel. It's a pirelli tire. They didn't have any dunlops but after reading reviews on this tire, it's actually supposed to be pretty awesome. So that's okay. Scrubbed the tire in that evening with a trip to Wrens. Also d… more »
 

10,300 mi maint. New tire soon, drive chain tightened, rear brake freeplay adjusted.

02/23/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
10,300 mi. Drive chain tightened & rear brake pedal freeplay adjusted. more »
 

Sticky Shifter - Oh noes!

02/19/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
On my way up to the university this morning, I was about 2-3 miles from campus and my shifter started to stick in the downshift position. I was like, what the crap?! For those who may not know why this is an issue, I will go ahead and give a brief syn… more »
 

9,956 mi. Air Filter & chain lube.

02/13/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
9,956 mi. Air filter replaced with a nice clean one. Also lubed up my chain with chain wax. Tire pressure is good to go as well. Bike is still running good. I think I'm noticing slightly better performance, but then again it might just be in my hea… more »
 

Helmet Lock, Whee!!

01/17/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
I finally have a helmet lock on my bike again. Now I can lock my helmet to my bike instead of walking around everywhere with it. YAY!!!! more »
 

Chain tightened & lubricated. 9,250mi

01/11/07 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Tightened & Lubricated. 9,250mi. Also purchased a new helmet lock since mine had fell off on the road somewhere a few months ago. heh. more »
 

Chain lube at 8,700mi

12/05/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain lube @ 8,700 mi. Surprisingly, I forgot to add the last time I did this. :/ more »
 

Rattle Rattle :(

12/05/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
I'm almost approaching 9,000 miles on the bike. It's amazing how many miles I accrue a month on my two wheels. Anywho, as the title may suggest I've been hearing a rattle for a little while, mostly when my speed decelerates and it has been making me r… more »
 

Oil Change 7,500 mi

10/30/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Oil Change 7,500 mi. more »
 

Chain Lube @ 7,043 mi

10/23/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Lube @ 7,043 mi more »
 

Chain Lube @ 5,975mi

09/19/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Lube @ 5,975mi more »
 

Chain Lube @ 5,307 mi

09/03/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain lube performed @ 5,307 mi. more »
 

Motorcyle running perfect now.

08/22/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Monday I took the liberty to reread my service manual. I picked it up for roughly $20.00 USD on eBay. There were two things that were wrong with my bike that I managed to fix on monday. more »
 

Chain Lube @ 4,739 mi

08/18/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Chain Lube @ 4,739 mi. more »
 

Maintainence Day

08/08/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Maintainence
Tuesday being my days off I decided that I'd go ahead and do some maintainence on my bike. Odometer reading: 4,090. more »
 
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