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Old 04-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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Question YAMAHA R6 maintenance

OK i got my bike 2 days ago now today i will do a full clean oil change air filter chain degrease and lub. etc etc..

my questions are..

1: best oil and oil filter you recommend for a Yamaha r6 (engine oil)

2: what chain cleaner you use and chain lub.

3: air filters??

4: should i wash my bike with a water hose or just clean it??

5: any additive you put everytime you fill tank? (started by using 93 gas, wich gas you recomend shell texaco ec )

6: if i forgot something since im a new rider please let me know will be much appreciated and when we make a riding meeting i'll buy drinks for y'all
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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For the chain, use kerosene. I've always used PJ1 to lube my chain.
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ok will try the kerosene and try that lub u think they sell it in autozone or where should i buy it from?
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If you just got the bike you may want to take it to a shop for a quick overview of everything. House of Paint or Motorcycles Unlimited are 2 great shops that can answer any questions and will point out any issues you may not see. Both are honest and trustworthy...

As for your questions...

Lube chain every 500 miles or so, I use a white teflon spray, clean with WD 40. Works fine....

I use stock filter and oil, works fine. Motul is probably preferred

Make sure your tires are properly inflated...for the street most likely 36 F 34-36 R, but check the manufacturers recomendation.

Air filter is a to replace on an R6

You can wash your bike with a hose, just don't use a pressure washer.

Run Seafoam in your tank every year or so.

Be on the lookout for a Free Maintanence class by Motorcycles Unlimited once a month. Great for questions.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:50 AM   #5
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If you bring it by we do an oil and filter change and 23 point inspection for $49.50.
We lube and adjust the chain and thoroughly check out the motorcycle.
We can show you key things to watch out for/keep maintained at the same time.
We can usually do it while you wait and are open today from 9-6.
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don't know what happened there... to finish - actually cheaper than wd40.
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If you bring it by we do an oil and filter change and 23 point inspection for $49.50.
We lube and adjust the chain and thoroughly check out the motorcycle.
We can show you key things to watch out for/keep maintained at the same time.
We can usually do it while you wait and are open today from 9-6.
This is what I suggest you do as a first timer. They know more about bikes than you do and I'm sure they will answer all of your questions.
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I was told to stay away from wd-40 to clean... I think in some manuals, kerosene is recommended and actuall
If I remember correctly, someone recommend wd40 because its less harmful chemicals then most chain cleaners that can actually harm the chain...or something like that.
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When I get my M endorsement will hit one of those shops but for now I'm stuck on doit yourself thing
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If I remember correctly, someone recommend wd40 because its less harmful chemicals then most chain cleaners that can actually harm the chain...or something like that.
You know what, you're right. I was told to stay away from it as a lubricant.

OP, I think my friend bought a gallon of kerosene at Home Depot for about $10. That should last you awhile. He just poured it into a spray bottle. As for the PJ1 I don't think AZ has it. Any motorcycle dealer or shop should carry it.
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What side of town are you on?
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What side of town are you on?
Highway 6 and fortbend tollway close to 59 and 6
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