Lately I've been feeling that way about the bike. I finally got my ugly ass in gear and had a major maintenance day on the bike. I knew going in that this would would run me some money, after all I was finally installing the new CVT belt. While that was open I figured I would get the final drive oil replaced, after all it had been over a year since that was done and it was time. I had to get the engine oil changed out, the brake fluid levels checked, the front tire would also need to be replaced soon. In other words, lots of little things that add up.
|My front tire showing wear and crowning|
Normally I would take her to the place where I bought her, Eco Green Machine, but I had issues with them ever since the rear brake issues. When I requested they open up the CVT casing and give me an idea on the belt life during an oil change they somehow managed to take all day and still could not get the casing off. Even though they had a air hammer and I was there when the casing was attached with a air hammer. I am not going to use any negative words here but lets say that I could no longer trust there work. Nor would I feel comfortable in recommending them to another.
So I took my bike to a mechanic's shop here in town. Frankly I could not be happier with there work so far, even though it is a little pricier you get what you pay for. My whole bill was $180 for the work done and it only took them three or four hours for everything. Sadly though they uncovered a problem.
Additional photo of the clutch assembly. Notice the dark lines and groves.
I'm in the market for a clutch. The price that they quoted me was for the Dr Pully HIT clutch, which is a quality part but frankly its an older bike and I am thinking that the Dr Pully clutch may, in fact, outlive the bike. So it's tempting.
I'm in the process of getting some info now.