I have done a major preventative maintenance session
prior to heading north up Africa:
|Inlet rocker arm
||Replaced it at 70,000 km (before the cam follower bearing disintegrates
leading to valve wear).
|Front forks and rear shock
||Replaced all the wear parts. It was truly knackered after 70,000km.
There was an amazing difference afterwards.
Swapped Akrapovic for OEM and DAM silencer.
- Akra downpipes were rubbing against each other.
- Now it's quieter, more km/litre and more robust.
||Replaced front and rear ones.
|Chain and sprockets
||There was still some wear left but I replaced them with Chaingang.com
hardened steel sprockets to last all the way home.
||- Fitted MT90's front and rear even though the rear was only half
- Carrying new front and rear Deserts for Tanzanian and Kenyan dirt
roads. They are very expensive in Nairobi.
I hope to be able to get to Europe on these two sets.
|Swing arm bearings
|Steering head bearings
||Checked and greased.
||Serviced early to get to Nairobi.