the maintenace thread

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Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
i've heard that our bushings (a arm, and other) don't take grease real well.

i think the reason is because they use cage heims with dust seals. you may end up doing more damage than good when attempting to lube honda bushings.

the swingarm bearings get lubed once a year, but i've never touched a honda front end a arm bushing and they all hold up just fine. Leave the zerk's for the yamaha guys.
This coming from a MAINTENANCE guy?


Active Member
Apr 12, 2012
don't be hating cuz i do maintenance :)

just coming from what i've read about honda's in particular. 400ex i the same way, the a arm bushings do not need lubed.

Just like i mentioned before. Honda uses sealed heims whereas yamaha uses metal bushings. The honda design requires no maintenance really, whereas the other guys will just be blowing their seals out trying to lube their a arms. (yamaha)

El Mamito USMC

Zorros Racing Team..
Staff member
Apr 11, 2012
i change my oil every 10-15hrs or 4-6 months. the air filter not that often since i have FCI filter with pantyhose and outerwear..

but i only use Amsoil


Lifetime Member
Apr 17, 2012
Clutch oil........ every three races(roughly 6 hours)

Engine oil........ sometimes every race or every other race. Just depends how hard I have to work the engine (roughly 1.5-4 hours)

engine filter..... Every other race

Air filter....... Usually every or every other race. Just depends on the conditions