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Offline oledahl

First break-in maintanance
« on: October 20, 2015, 06:13:01 pm »
Hi guys! Just got my z-force 800ex, and i have some questions about maintanance! I live 8 hours from te nearest dealer so I have to do IT myself! Oil+filter change is easy, but i see all these grase-nipples, so I wonder if I should grease the nipples up right away? Are there any needs to tighten som bolts before i ride to much? In that case wich? Are there some other things I need to do in the break-in period?

Thanks for answers :-)

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: First break-in maintanance
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 07:33:46 pm »
Yes, grease everything right away and check all the a-arm bolts for proper torque. Watch the coolant level in the tank under the hood as some pumps leak a little as they break in. Run it easy at first then start stretching the load and RPMs higher and higher with periods light usage between for cylinder cool-down. Then stretch it out again watching the temperature. Have fun.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
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Re: First break-in maintanance
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 08:16:17 pm »
My power steering bracket bolts came loose under the steering wheel. I think I'm the only one that has had this problem, though.
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Offline oledahl

Re: First break-in maintanance
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 07:35:30 am »
Thanks!  :D I dont have powersteering so I dont think I would have That problem anyways :)

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emersonsc

Re: First break-in maintanance
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 08:41:33 am »
Go over the air box VERY well. I would highly recommend ditching the stock air filter and going with a TwinAir or Uni.

Be careful when removing the oil filter cover. There is an O-ring that you do not want to lose.

Dont go cheap on the oil. Either find a good "break-in" oil in 10w40 and continue to use that (for the extra zinc) or go with a good quality 15w40 diesel oil. I personally use Shell Rotella. Full synthetic is not only a waste of money, but will cause slipping issues with your wet clutch. A semi-syn is fine, and nothing wrong with a quality straight oil either. The most important thing to keep in mind is that its designed for a wet clutch (it will say on the bottle). Diesel oil WONT say that, but it IS wet clutch safe.

Grease those fittings! Do it on the regular. We like to use cold weather grease because these get used year round.

If you are mechanically inclined, completely flush out the cooling system and get a quality coolant. We use Maxima Coolanol. We are thinking on switching over to Evans Waterless Coolant after speaking with them over at the AIM Expo in Orlando.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: First break-in maintanance
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 10:01:41 am »
We are thinking on switching over to Evans Waterless Coolant after speaking with them over at the AIM Expo in Orlando.

I also an thinking about switching over to Evans. I like what I am hearing about it.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline murdo

Re: First break-in maintanance
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 03:46:07 pm »
With the 'waterless' coolants you don't have any corrosion problems, and they are 'greasier' on the waterpump seals.