Just got my bike back from the "Doc", 30 k km full service, oil & filter, coolant, front and rear pads, plugs, front/rear & chain change, new idle speed adjuster location, full electric, full carburation diagnostic check up, etc, etc. (I supplied the parts) Sing $168(Peso equivalent) for labor, I thought pretty fair. Didn't realize that the new rear sprocket was 2 teeth more than the original (courtesy Mr Chan!), makes a quite a difference on the low end torque! Also, the new chain I got (also Mr Chan) is a bit wider than the last, but as per spec's, the mechanic had to remove the metal guide inside the drive sprocket cover, anyone else have the same experience?
Last Edit: Jan 22, 2006 18:54:38 GMT 8 by doglegdon
Some mornings, it just ain't worth chewing thru the leather straps!
For the rear sprockets,we always use 2 lesser teeth for better fuel economy,48T if I'm not mistaken.Removing the front sprocket cover is actually very normal if you choose to use the 'O' ring or 'X' ring since the width is slightly thicker to acommodate the rubber rings.The OEM chains do not have rubber rings.
SGD $168 is more than reasonable for labour charges since there are lots of work involved and the servicing is extensive.Since you are already at it,did you ask the mechanic to check the valve clearance?Just thought that it would be nice to know everything within proper specs since everything else is already replaced/checked.Just my 2 cents worth.