Just did my 1500kms initial Maintenance. First thing I noticed was that one of the screws for the exhaust heat shield next to the shift lever had a loose screw. The one that was loose was the single rear screw on the single pipe as it curves around under the bike. It seemed to be completely out of the weld nut and I was unable to get it to start. I tried to loosen up the other 2 bolts. the bottom one was not a problem. The top one was not moving easy and after loosening it a couple turns I decided it was more than enough as I was not ready to deal with a broken screw in that location. With the shield loose I got the rear screw out, and discovered a washer and I am guessing a spacer. Looked like something home made compared to the washer. The threads on the screw looked to be a little damaged. Was not sure if that spacer and washer was really suppose to be there, so removed the bottom screw and found same thing. Seems odd to have a washer and a spacer behind a heat shield like that, but I guess it must be right. Unfortunately not sure what the order is that they go back in. Put it in spacer against Weld nut. Washer immediately behind shield. The screw that was loose looks to have damaged threads, but the lower one I removed would not go into that weld nut, so I suspect I have to tap that weld nut. May also need to tweak the heat shield to get everything aligned. Since the top one seems like it is maybe seized I'll likely be doing a lot of work to get everything right.
Also wondering about the transmission and gear oil drain plug. Both seem to be very inaccessible for a torque wrench. The transmission seems the worst, not sure what it is below it, the cover that I drain all my transmission oil all over but its work to get an open end on the drain plug. Hopefully a crows foot will work for torqueing that. Sadly ended up torqueing it hand tight. Hope my arm is still in calibration. The gear oil drain plug for the CARC swing arm seems better, except for the Break line and the sensor wire running right over the top of the plug. Even with those out of the way I still can't seem to get a socket on it. Considering all the allen (hex) head plugs why would this not be an allen(hex) head. Also not thrilled that it drains right on the tire. Managed to capture most of it with a used motor oil bottle, but still got some oil on the tire.
Wondering what others do about these drain plugs? Although I guess will be a while till I worry about them again. Any suggestion on the heat shield? Are these spacers correct?
Other wise the service went well.. Although not got everything I need yet for balancing the intake... but I figure that can wait till I have all the right tools to complete it.