Reed replied to the topic Svartpilen 701 owner. How do I check the oil color/consistency? in the forum Vitpilen 701 Service Department 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Don’t worry about it. Just replace the oil and filters with quality stuff according to the maintenance schedule. Then you’ll know it’s good. While you’re at it, look for metal shavings in the screens, there should be basically nothing.
No point in trying to read tea leaves by looking at old oil.
It’s basically an oil change and a bunch of checks.
If you know motorcycles, know how the things you need to check are supposed to function, and are able to check them yourself you can save some money here.
On the other hand, the first 600 miles is one of the most common times to have problems. Mine had issues with both the clutch and rear s…[Read more]
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
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Almost any competent suspension shop will be able to improve upon the suspension of a stock motorcycle, especially one built to a price like the 401.
That said, I would probably look for someone a bit more con…[Read more]