I like to do maintenance off my
motorcycles myself as much as possible, in the beginning the only thing I good
do was chancing the oil and
oil filter also I managed to change the sparkplugs and brake pads bud after that it was too much.
After all those years off riding motorcycle I started to do more and more maintenance on my bikes and not just because I like to do it
but it will save so much money in your pocket.
With a workplace book next to me I will come very far with working on my motorcycle.
The parts I order by internet and that can also save you a lot of money.
After driving around 30000 Km I had to change my
tires for the second time ( April 2007 at 63930 Km on the speedo ) off the CBR.
So I went on the internet, with the price off mine last set off tires next to me I start searching ( Last tire set bought at Euromaster,
front tire 120/60R17 T Avon Viper Supersport AV59 55W for €141,80 , back tire 170/60R17 T Metzeler Roadtec Z6 72W for €117,03
inclusive equilibrate it out and putting it on the bare wheels, the total was €308,01.
I took the wheels out off the bike myself and brought the to a motorcycle shop.
So I wanted something the same like I had and found the next pait of tires,front tire 120/70 ZR17 Avon Azaro AV 45-ST for €130,- and the back tire
170/60 ZR17 Avon Azaro AV 46-ST for €140,- inclusive equilibrate it out and putting it on I coast me almost the same as last time.
In Oktober 2008 and another extra 30.000 km on the speedometer ( 93272 Km ) I had to look for a new pair of tires.
After searching the internet for a while I came at www.motorcycle-tyre.com , here you can search on motorcycle model or just tire brand name,
the right tire for me was, front tire 120/70 ZR17 Avon Storm-ST AV55 for €93.99 , back tire 170/60 ZR17 Avon Storm-ST AV56 for €115,99 .
Shipping cost me €7,95 and equilibrate it out and putting it on the bare wheel at the local bike shop was €20,- for each wheel, total €257.93,
saving me €50,- only on the tires.
Now ( March 2010 and with 116540 Km on the speedo ) we need another pair of tires, so back to the website above and get searching.
After comparing the different tires I desided this time to go for Pirelli, my front tire will be the Pirelli Diablo Strada 120/70 ZR17 for €86.18
and the back tire shall be the Pirelli Diablo Strada 170/60 ZR17 for €110.18.
Last year I found another mtorcycle webshopsite www.mandp.co.uk , a English website where they have nice offers, so I was thinking lets look there before i order my tires, and you now what the same tires where there, Front tire £72.49 and the back tire £79.99 (this was a special price normaly £94.99).
Shipping from Great Brittain was £10,- , but with the pound almost the same as the euro the price would be €167,- in euros,
what at www.motorcycle-tyre.com would be €200,- , so I saved another 1 and a half tank of petrol.
For our trip to Norway in June 2010 I had the tires replaced again, after having driven 27 500 km with this pair it was time to replace them.
I enjoyed the Pirelli's I had under need my CBR very much so I wanted the same back under it.
Now with over 144,000 Km on my CBR its time to replace the old Pirelli's, unfortunately I did with the last set only 24,000 km.
The front tire was easy to come by but the rear tire was hard to find, probably of the size I wanted.
Eventually I found them again but this time less cheap.
The Pirelli Diablo Strada 120/70 ZR17 front tire for € 90.30 and the Pirelli Diablo Strada 170/60 ZR17 rear tire for € 134.60,
thats a total of 225, - euro but I'm saving the conversion and balancing out because I've done this myself.
Now I can go drive another year and about 20,000 Km.
Chain and Sprocket kit
Not so long after that it was
the chain and sprocket that had to been replaced, in April 2007 I did this the
first time myself with the workplace book
next to me, and in January 2009 after 35.000 Km extra on the speedometer it was time for a new set.
I looked often on www.motozoom.nl but a colleague said that I better good go to www.louis.de what the head company is from motozoom.
The chain and sprocket I used is the REGINA Z-RING CBR1000F 89- (114/17/42) for €119,95 exactly the same set with also the
same order number ( 10041523 ) cost at Motozoom €167,95 what a difference is of €48,- .
And that's with more products also, even the shipping cost are different, at Louis €7,95 ( send from Germany ) and Motozoom €12,95 shipping from Utrecht.
So I would say order at www.louis.de in Germany instead of motozoom.
Have Fun, Ride Save or like the say in New Hampshire, USA " Live Free or Die "
Motorcycle shop Websites
www.louis.de Motorcycle internet shop in Germany.
www.twowheelparts.nl Motorcycle parts for different bikes.
www.cmsnl.com Motorcycle parts for different bikes.
www.mad4bikes.net Motorcycle internet shop in Great Britain.
www.mandp.co.uk Motorcycle internet shop in Great Britain.
www.debrix.com Harley Davidson parts internet shop in the USA.
www.onderdelenzoeker.nl Parts for your bike . ( Only in Dutch )
www.2ehandsonderdelen.nl Second hand parts for almost all motorcycle brands. ( Only in Dutch )
www.mrcycles.com On this site you can look at service manual drawings off motorcycle models from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki en Kawasaki.
See this drawing
http://fiche.ronayers.com The same service manuals can you find on this site.
Do you know more nice motorcycle website mail me here firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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