It's a big big country, my car at home and the H2 sheltering from the rain near Bowen
Some posts didn't work. I'll fill in some gaps, I did a final 950km ride from Balladonia to Perth Western Australia that makes 9000 km.
I used a car wash to clean the heap of chain muck and now have the engine light on. Code "69".
I'm glad it happened prior to pulling the bike apart!
I stripped the bike down somewhat to clean 9000 kms of dirt off it. The Vandemon pipes are very easy to remove to clean.
I used a micro grinder, suction and tape to smooth off the blower impeller. The airbox aka. Plenum was clean. I changed over the drain tubes, to clear, removed the stupid end cap and just bent the end over, using the same clamps.
I have ensured the said three drain pipes are very easy to see, and if they leak, do not go under the rear wheel.
I have removed excess clutch fliud, and will change out the rear brake fluid,
the rear brake is pathetic, so first up change the fluid, I guess the rear brake has not been used a lot, so I am ensuring I stop the bike, lock up, in part the rear. My guess is it was not bed in right, and may also need new / clean pads, softer.
After 9000km 4 of that in the rain or wet roads, it was the front tyre that needed replacing, the rear was just flat in the centre, not on the wear indicators. I now have S22's, and did another oil change, over the Fuchs 10/40 FS oil. 4000 ml.. 4.5 is just dumb, these bikes seem to spit oil all over the place, oil jets in the plenum box. I guess thats why the bike has an oil drain tube on EACH side of the aircleaner. I'd check that every few thousand kms, and with the engine and gearbox oil in one, a 5000km oil change is my plan.
I also have a set of plugs already at about $130 Australian, I notice they can be up to $250 a set. I rather change out plugs, or at least ensure they are clean and in good shape early.
I now ride 90 percent of the time in normal mode, setting 5, and will change that to 4 soon, so I can get some lift when wanted. If I changed a dollar for every photo or chat I could donate some serious money to charity! Today I did about 250km on my new K1600GT and thought I was going to fall asleep a few times, and my back hurt!
At this early stage, three weeks and 9500km, the only way I will sell this bike is if its ever worth buying a newer model, and I will keep all the parts, (10k) I guess inc. the pipes and carbon fiber.
I have proved, the H2 single seater can be ridden any distance, the smart part is to stop every hour, in saying that, I eat and drink during the rest stops whilst walking and stretching.
If you want to ride 1000 to 1500kms in a day, without looking around, then I recommend you opt for a plane!
Cheers the H2 Veteran Perth WA.