Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Paulc's Spada

A bit of the history of my bike. If you'd like to share the details of your own bike, email me at


The previous owner (who I had worked with) bought the bike in 2000 and owned the bike for approx 2 years. He bought it as a grey import with approx 10,000 km on the odometer. It had new tyres. He never had the bike serviced in that time - and rode it as an inner city commuter bike.

I bought the bike in 2002. It had approx 12,000 km on the odometer. In order to get the RWC - the fork seals needed replacing, and the rear spring had to be replaced.

more to come....

Service manual essentials

Service interval: 3000 miles ~ (4500km)
Valve clearances - both inlet & exhaust: 0.15 - 0.19mm
Chain size: 428 O-ring, 132 links long.
Fuel tank: 11 litres
Engine oil without filter: 1.8litres approx
Engine oil with filter: 2.5 litres approx
Fork oil type: 10wt
Fork Oil capacity: 371 CC
Distance from top: 103mm
Spark plugs: NGK CR8EH-9, Gap: 0.8-0.9mm

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