Maintenance on the road

We try and take good care of our bikes and do maintenance on a regular basis. This includes checking tire pressure, changing air filter and air filter skins, tighten the chain, change the oil and clean oil filter. There is always something that needs to be done and we feel its better to be in good time with it than only fixing things when it if it brakes down.
To have a better idea of when to do what we always keep track of at what mileage we have done what.
This post will be updated during this trip and at the end we will a complete list of what had been done on the bikes.

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Camilla’s DRZ

800 miles: new tires (DUNLOP D606 front and rear), new air filter, new oil and filter. General preparation for trip (see more here).

3626 miles: new oil, cleaned oil filter, new air filter skin.

5363 miles: New oil, cleaned oil filter, new front tire (SHINKO E-705 TRAIL MASTER 90/90-21), tighten chain and checked spokes.

7995 miles: New oil, cleaned oilfilter, washed the bikes and oiled everything. checked airfilter. New rear tire (MITAS MC23 rockrider)

9252 miles: New airfilter skin, Clean carburator, check bearings, clean electrical plugs, check and adjust valve clearance (Front right valve changed from 0.30 to 0.25), new sparkplug

10425 miles: Oil change, clean oilfilter, adjust chain, check airfilter, clean and lubricate brake slave cylinders, check spokes, check air filter.

14300 miles: Oil change, clean oil filter, adjust chain, new air filter, new air filter dust cover, washed bike, cleaned all luggage.

Esben’s DRZ

1500 miles: kept OEM tires (BRIDGESTONE TRAIL WING), new air filter, new oil and filter. General preparation for trip (see more here).

4670 miles: new oil, cleaned oil filter, new air filter skin.

6218 miles: new oil, cleaned oil filter, new front tire (PIRELLI MT60 90/90-21), new rear tire (PIRELLI MT90 140/80-18), tighten chain and checked spokes. Also relocate voltmeter and reattach speedo cable that had come loose.

8845 miles: New oil, cleaned oilfilter, washed the bikes and oiled everything. checked airfilter.

10096 miles: New airfilter skin, Clean carburator, check bearings, clean electrical plugs, check and adjust valve clearance (No change needed), new sparkplug

11284 miles: Oil change, clean oilfilter, adjust chain, check airfilter, clean and lubricate brake slave cylinders, check spokes, check airfilter.

15023 miles: Oil change, clean oil filter, adjust chain, new air filter, new air filter dust cover, washed bike, cleaned luggage.

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