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Old 04-11-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default Re: Which Inline-4 Bikes Have Easiest Maintenance?

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Old 04-11-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: Which Inline-4 Bikes Have Easiest Maintenance?

Honda 750 nighthawk Check the owners reviews online... there are thousands.. All say they are bulletproof.. I believe it as I own one
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:39 AM   #3
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Pretty much any inline 4 from the 70's.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:52 AM   #4
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If you want something more modern, take a look at the Bandits. The Bandit 1200s have no full fairing and lock nut adjusters for the valves (no shims to screw (ha ha, get it?) with).

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Old 04-11-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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1984-86 Honda CB700SC. It had hydraulic lifters and a driveshaft. Basically, change the oil and filter and ride. Great bike!
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:20 AM   #6
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Default None of them.

Park two Triumph Bonnevilles or Thruxtons next to each other instead. Not only are the valves easy to adjust, but you can change out the jetting on the side of the road for both carbs in under ten minutes.
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:26 AM   #7
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BMW laydown fours are easy to get too, if you don't include the air filter. They aren't too hard to work on as long as you realize that German engineers pick the path of greatest resistance when designing anything.
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: None of them.

The guy asked "easiest to work on", not "easiest to work on constantly"



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Old 04-11-2006, 10:52 AM   #9
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Default Re: Which Inline-4 Bikes Have Easiest Maintenance?

I have both a Nighthawk 750 (1992) and a Bandit 1200 (plus an old GSXR 1100, which has the same engine). The Nighthawk is basically NO maintenance (change oil/filter, clean air filter, lube chain), The Bandit is easy to maintain, especially if you remove the EPA mandated tubing etc. It does have an easy system for valve adjustment (locknut), no shims, as others have said.

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Old 04-11-2006, 12:04 PM   #10
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Ditto this comment! I have a 1985 CB700SC... very little maintenance.
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