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Old 04-11-2006, 12:45 PM   #11
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Default Re: Which Inline-4 Bikes Have Easiest Maintenance?

The Henderson DeLux is easy to work on, as long as you get the one with hair-pin intake valve springs.



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Old 04-11-2006, 12:59 PM   #12
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Exactly. If I have to change the jetting on my carbs in the middle of a ride by the side of the road then that's not going to be my everyday ride.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:27 PM   #13
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i find the ZRX 1100 pretty ease. the motor has been around forever and the ZRX owners assoc. has a weath of info and tips. plus no fearing removal.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:00 PM   #14
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One of the easiest bikes I've owned for maintenance is, hands down, my old GSX1100G. The engine is easily accessible. You can even get the carbs off easily because Suzuki left space for the airbox to pull back thus pulling the boots completely free.



The worst, hands down, was not an I-4 but the ' '84 Honda Magna V-4. What a freaking nightmare! You have to remove the engine to replace the rear head pipes. You have to remove the rear wheel and rear fender to replace the fuel filter.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:49 PM   #15
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No one said you have to. Just sayin' you can. Try that with an inline four.
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Old 04-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #16
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I owned a Concours. I can only assume this poster was being tounge in cheek. To even do the oil filter you have to remove the belly pan (I am excluding modification to body panels). There are two oil drain bolts and the filter is internal and includes numerous O-rings to replace and the whole housing/assemby should be cleaned with brake cleaner or the like.

Somebody mentioned the Nighthawk 750. I owned that too- now there is a good example. Any naked bike should do. Spin-on filter helps.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:25 PM   #17
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Second that! Had a '92 that ran like a sewing machine.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:31 PM   #18
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I don't know how it could get any easier than a Nighthawk. Hydraulic lifters, shaft drive. What's not to like?
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:56 PM   #19
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I think the nighthawk is chain drive?

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:47 PM   #20
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I owned on too, my biggest expense was tires. Now they make a spin on oil filter adapter for around 100 bucks. You still have 2 drain plugs but not like that's a big deal.
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