Thursday, 20 February 2014

It's that time again...

It's been a while since my last post.  With the weather being no longer fit for ride-outs to the Yorkshire Dales and the like, I've pretty much been using the bike for the day-to-day ride into work.

The bike is due for it's 12,000km service which has come around pretty much on time.  I bought the bike back in March 2013 and the 12k service is due after 12 months. - In theory I'm a month ahead of where I should be which isn't too bad considering the use the bike gets.

Things to note that I'm due to take into this service are:

 - The speedo has been rather erratic of late.  It's spent the last 3+ months returning to about 5km rather than the dead straight 0km return.  The other week it failed to show anything, and the last day or two it's started to bounce about all over the place.  - I'm taking a guess that it's a faulty sensor on the front wheel as it seems to happen every time we have a bad spell of weather.

 - The security flip on the key hole either hasn't been falling into place when the button is pressed, or falls back onto the key by itself making it a nightmare to get the key out.  Something I find a pain in the backside when you're trying to get away from work in the early hours of the morning.

- The center stand won't spring back by itself.  Think it's just a build-up of dirt on the spring / pivot, but again a bit of a pain when you've got to ensure it's kicked back out of the way before setting off.

- Think I've worn the rear pads down to their bare minimum.  There might be some slight scoring on the disc.  Need to check with the dealership on if they think it's salvageable or not.

Overall the bke has been running great.  Not overly happy about having to get it services every 3,000 km, but that seems to be the way things are going with most 125 models these days.

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