North wales bike prep.

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North wales bike prep.

Post by Drifter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:36 pm

Hi guys

Ive been riding for more years than I care to mention but all of it has been on tarmac. Rode offroad as a spotty youth. Didnt care if the bike broke I would push it home. Can you please give me some advice on preping the bike im sure Im not the only one thinking this.

What should I be carrying in the way of tools and spares when riding off road ?

What other prep should I do to the bike beforehand ?

I know I dont need a long stand or a flux capacitor please advise.

Chris :):?::?:
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Post by StackerMel » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:04 pm

Gould be good q Chris, as a minimum you should be carrying this: I will post more when I get chance.

5mm Allen Key
13mm spanner
10mm spanner
24mm spanner
Tommy Bar
2 tyre levers (min)
Threadlock

Cam belt (Brand New)
Front Inner tube (Brand new)
Spare Valve
Valve remover
Chain split link- make sure it fits your chain
Pump
Spark plug
Lock tight
Cable Ties small, meduim, large
Spark plug spanner
Electrical tape- 1 roll
Small Lube (shampoo/liquid soap)

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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by chippy1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:06 pm

Because you will be riding in groups of similar bikes
Don't worry too much about spares.
As for preparing your bike all I can say on that is check your
Bike over with a fine tooth comb
If its loose tighten it ,
If it looks dodgy change it ,
Because it will break.
On a 350 change your brake fluid as the rear brake will boil
On down hill sections.
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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by Drifter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:17 pm

Cheers guys..

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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by Blitz » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:28 pm

Mel if I brake mine can I borrow your stuff :mrgreen:
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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by Drifter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Mel

Is the lube for the sheep as we are in Wales.

:lol::lol:
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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by ellrider » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:08 pm

Drifter wrote:Mel

Is the lube for the sheep as we are in Wales.

:lol::lol:
You won't have any problem entering if a welshman's been there before you.
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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by Drifter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:16 pm

So I need my wellies with me. Just checking..
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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by StackerMel » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:31 pm

Guys are a very bare minimum have a new front tube (21 inch) and a cam belt, like Chippy says enough of us will have spanners etc to get you off any hill

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Re: North wales bike prep.

Post by Minter » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:27 pm

G'day Chris,

Make sure things like the coil and plug cap are water tight, its bound to be wet! Make sure youve got tyre clamps front and rear as you'll be letting tyres down a bit for better traction off road - without the clamps the tyre is likely to creep ripping off the valve. Make sure youve plenty of meat on your brake pads. Make sure chain and split link is in good order and well lubed and carry a spare split link - weakest part of any chain! Check carb rubbers are hole free and secure along with all the other nuts and bolts! Enjoy! I can do pre start checks/tyre changing friday evening if anyone wants....
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