Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southwestern Ontario
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Sled: 03 ZR 900 and 12 F1100
ATV: Rental Car lol
It is a good idea to pull the cover every year and do a quick inspection also.
Once I drain mine I just pop it off and look inside. Check the tensioner, chain, sprokets and wipe everything down. Not a bad idea to check the fasteners to insure they are snug.
Best part about one coming loose during a ride is you can always see what came loose on the side of the trail and make a quick diagnosis as the symptoms are very easy to recognize. massive hole in the chaincase, parts all over the belly pan and oil everywhere!
If you've seen one grenade, you will remember it!