Heading off to Far North Queensland next week so I thought I'd better check the Mana over.
Push onto bench and put on centrestand.
Scratch head and think "Only changed the oil about 3,000km ago."
Look at chain, decide to adjust it a bit. Spend five minutes frigging about with it an end up with it immeasurably different than it was when I started. (Incidentally this is the original chain on original sprockets and it has now done nearly 25,000 miles and is only six bars showing!).
Front brake fluid was new when I swapped the forks so that's good. Chucked the hygrometer into the rear reservoir? All good.
Check lights, horn, swing arm and steering head bearings. Check for loose nuts and bolts. Check rear brake pads,(Good as new, I don't use the back hardly at all and the fronts were new with the forks and big brakes.).
Take off cap, scratch head a bit more. Replace cap, shake head. Roll bike off bench.
I mean? What's a bloke to do? The bloody thing is essentially maintenance free! Since I've had it I've replaced the belt once and then had the huge embuggerance last Christmas when the starter motor piked out in the middle of the Hay Plains but apart from that it just *Works*, day in, day out. What a smashing little motorbike!!!