Unpredictable things could happen when you are outdoors!
Those of you know who know me well I take care of my own stuff, including and especially my favorite Polaris every time before I go out riding ! But that day, one of my wheels popped loud while I was riding. Suddenly my steering wheel was acting funny ... and I slow down looked over my shoulder and the condition of my ride, and soon realized that my one of my back wheel was flat.
Good thing we always bring SAFETY EMERGENCY KITS with us all the time we are out riding! It is a MUST.
And sure we were happy we did.
Temporary fix that day was to give some air to this flat wheel, since we can not get that huge nail out with any tool we had.
We took it immediately to our mechanic to fix this and had temporary fix until we bought a new set of wheel. I needed new set of wheels anyway because I went on to a 390-mile ride in mammoth few months later !
The moral of the story: Stay Safe and Stay Vigilant!
Bring your emergency kits at all times. You never know when you need them.
Hi all you outdoor enthusiasts!
I have decided to tape one of my favorite chores (maintaining hobbies stuff! :)) hoping that any of you could use some valuable tips. The same week after I posted this on YouTube, I received a 'Thank You' email for this video as he needed basic information in his new bike! Make sure you watch the Part 2 of this video.
Please leave comments after watching these videos.
Every bike is different and unique, and it is a personal experience. Therefore, must be treated individually !
NOTE: Always revert back to your bike's Owner's Manual at all times !
Here are some important notes:
- This is a wet sump engine, therefore the Oil is contained in the motor and there's no external oil tank on this bad boy!
- Oil Quality is a major contributor to engine performance and life !
- simple basic note: it's a good idea to replace oil with FRESH oil prior to your next riding !
- For top performance, I highly recommend manufacturer's product. And always revert back to your Owner's Manual !
- Suzuki 10-W-40 motor oil
- MA Rating / JASO
- Choosing what is best for your bike is a personal choice. However, I recommend manufacturer's factory products. Revert to your Owner's Manual.
- Use: SF / SG or SH / SJ
in API Classification with MA Rating in J.A.S.O.
- For those of you who are interested to know what these are:
A.P.I. American Petroleum Institute
J.A.S.O. Japanese Automotive Standards Organization
- Helpful Tip: (use common sense)
- Step 1:
Be sure of platform, has to be leveled and free of debris and clutter.
- Wear protective gloves !
Spark Plug is now going to get DOWN & DIRTY 🙂
- Remove the Plastic Cover to access filter
- simple reminder: When removing these nuts & bolts, be sure to place them safely and secured, so when you try to recover them you know where to find them again !
- Removing the Oil Filter
- removing the oil filter, you'll need ranch and ratchet
- Please watch next videos of Spark Plug showing how to Drain Oil and Change Oil !
Please watch Part 2 on YouTube HERE
Items you will need:
Oil drain pan
4mm Allen key
17mm drain nut
pocket / wrench
K&N filter KN138
2.7L 10-W-40 2700ml