Its basically a cut and polish.
Most cars have the polish done for roadworthies and both my purchases eventually faded again.
In my experience it lasts about 2 years before fading becomes obvious and another polish is needed.
If you are keen, a quick polish every year would keep the lights bright.
$1300 every 20000km is a lot for basic mantenance. you would need to consider whether you should bother with the BMW with those sorts of regular costs.
The new Honda 500 is a great bike, it comes in different models with one having an upright riding position.
There are others in the commuter class but the Honda is a good start to compare the ...
I was thinking the Honda 500 was looking good at similar money and ABS.
In mylimited experience Police are too lazy to do anymore work than their minimum.
That oftenresults in inocent people paying thousands of dollars for solicitors and baristers to sort out insignificant details that should have been resolved by the police officer in the first place.
I have never been personally inconvienience by a ...
Bigger may not always be better but its lots of fun playing with more powerful motorbikes.
I downsized from a 500cc kawasaki to a 50cc Yamaha after a car ended the bike and my ability to handle the loads of the big bike.
It all depends on what you do for transport and where you need to go.
Never discount the fun wringing the power out of ...
A friend bought one of those about 5 years ago and asked me about the run in procedure on road. The dealers did not have any advice regarding how to run in the big two stroke, it was set on a milder engine tune in the ECU.
My suggestion was to avoid high revs and drive it on the torque for a while to keep the heat in the engine low and keep the ...
Time for another update.
Last month I retired so that is the end of my 50 km commute.
So now the Zuma is used for local trips to the shops and the odd trip into Melbourne.
At my last trip to work, this cylinder and piston got close to 10,000 km with one soft seize a while ago that was probably caused by me riding very hard on a hot day. I have ...
I think people forget when and where scooters originated and leasons from that. Times have changed and scooters will struggle to keep up with that change.
Scooters started and prospered when cars were expensive rubbish and post war rationing made people's transport options extremely poor.
Scooters have become more sophistocated but ...
If its a dry clutch, then simply removing the cover and hosing out the backof the transmission section will clear the dust from the clutch.
Most standard transmission services include lubricating the variator weights. Don't get water on the variator.
And when its all done make sure you get rid of the water then give it a run to get ...