Lube the vent lever!


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yechave
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Lube the vent lever!

Postby yechave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:51 pm



I just had the bike out last week, first for the season. I soon realized I could not open the vent, and it was either broken or just plain stuck. It moved freely by moving the vent itself, but the lever would not move.
Never had any issues with it before.

I called Don at F4 customs just to make sure, and he recommends lubing the lever a couple times a year with silicone.

I used some WD-40, let it sit a few minutes and its good as new.

Just thought it would be worth mentioning.

Now it appears I need to check the ratcheting for the shield...goes up easily, not so much putting it back down.
Anyone lube that regularly?

I think the bike sits way too much.



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Re: Lube the vent lever!

Postby themainviking » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:46 pm

Just to let you know - WD40 is not a lubricant. If you have lubed with it, you need to find a silicone lube spray and redo it, as it will dry out and attract dirt with the WD40. This will cause things to get stuck quicker next time.

Windshield. Just to make sure that you know you have to take it all the way up before it will go back down. Then all the way down before readjusting it to your liking.

And if you already knew all this - no harm - no foul. Ignore all of the above.

Hope this helps
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yechave
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Re: Lube the vent lever!

Postby yechave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:01 pm

I will get some silicone this week.

Yep, I knew about all the way up/down. Been using it regularly since I had the wing.

It went up today, but did not want to go back down.

Thanks!


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