2013 Voyager: Standard "new bike" discussion
Here comes my new bike and I've learned a lot from this forum so far...
I need to make a list of things to watch as I maintain this motorcycle on my own so keep the good info coming:
1. I've learned the factory belt tension is too tight: 1.4mm @ 10 lbs. Wow, that seems way too tight for the bearings and shafts. Will take it home and back it off to 5-7mm.
2. Break-in says it should be the "granny" approach. Keep it below 2,500 rpm at shift points. Do the rings really get seated this way???
3. I'm thinking about removing the California Coke Can and vapor line BS. If I don't, anyone ran into problems when filling the gas tank? If this stuff is a PITA to remove, I may just leave it on.
4. How does the transmission behave with 15w40 oil? (assuming I go to synthetic at 3000 miles or so) Better or worse than 10w40? Noisy valves, noisy shifting? Your experience with different viscosities would help here.
What other things should I IMMEDIATELY be thinking about when I take it home other than going over the bike and taking a look at the belt tension??
Once again, thank you bikers for your insight!!!