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Hi folks, I own a 2009-10 Yamaha Fazer 150cc(FZ16 with a fairing).
It was properly maintained until the last couple of years when it got neglected due to personal commitments.
Now, again the motorcycling bug has bit me & I plan on using it only for touring.
I have no experience or technical knowledge when it comes to bikes, so expert advice would be highly appreciated. My endeavour is to revive/restore it to its brand new stock-like glory & DIY wherever possible.
I have started working on it & have done the following:
- Replaced the Battery, Engine Oil & Oil Filter
- Cleaned the Carburettor
- Cleaned the AIS(air induction system)
- Tappets adjusted
- Wheel Bearings cleaned & lubed
- Replaced Choke cable
- Replaced Tyres
- Cleaned Starter motor
- Replaced Brake Pads
- Replaced some Cosmetic parts
- Replaced front Fork oil & Seals
- Replaced front Brake Fluid
To be done:
- Swingarm Lubrication/Inspection
- Replace Airfilter & hose
- Replace Clutch & Throttle Cable
- Replace Front Fork spring
Since I’ll be using it for solo touring, what all other things I must repair/replace/lube, keeping the motorcycle’s age in mind, so that chances of breakdown are negated & I can be at relative ease?
Here’s what BHPian aviator1101 had to say on the matter:
Hello Sir, firstly nice bike u own and for a 13/14 year old bike, it looks very well maintained.
Since it’s already 13 years old, you may like to check the following parts also:
- Petrol tank (for rust)
- Fuel cock (as it starts leaking from here)
- Fuel pipeline (they harden and tend to crack)
- Spark plug (for condition and change if required).
- You have not mentioned any prior experience in touring, so I assume you are about to start from a scratch. Hence the undermentioned suggestion.
For starting afresh, you need to focus on following things:
- Riding gear (complete gear all the time) including rain gear
- Luggage setup (saddlebags or hybrid tailbag + tank bag) depending upon itinerary. You may need to fabricate saddlestays if opting for saddlebags.
- Provision to carry spare fuel.
- Additional lights for bike (as per requirement)
- Mobile holder (for navigation)
- Tool kit (including chian cleaner, lubricant, inflator and tubeless puncture repair kit)
- Spares (as deemed necessary, consult the service centre or FNG.
Hope this helps.
Any other suggestion required, please feel free to communicate.
BHPian Mannvvs replied:
Thank you sir. I will add those points to my list.
I have bought a riding jacket, gloves but helmet is due. I tried MT hummer size-M, felt too tight & size-L acc. to the seller was not a right size for me(he could move the helmet up & down while I was wearing it). Might buy something like Axor Brute for the time being until I find a good helmet as I don’t want to purchase it online without trying.
I’ll definitely keep the other mentioned items in mind.
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