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HELP! First time self service


Craigmart
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Hi all! I'm in need of some help/advice. I have a 2 year old lexmoto street 125, I've decided to save money and do the servicing myself and increase my knowledge of motorbike maintenance. I've had a look under the engine for the nut to drain the oil and there are 2. One is an standard hex nut in the middle and the other I need to use an Allen key to loosen which is closest to the side where you put the oil in. Which do I use? I'm a complete newbie to this so be gentle with me.

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I'm no expert on these bikes.....but my guess would be the Hex nut and not the Allen bolt.......but there may be some guess around here that have Lexmoto's that can confirm that..... :wink:


BTW.....Welcome to TMBF mate......please pop over to the Newbies section and say hello to the guys when you can..... 8-)

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Yep......best to ask first if you're unsure of anything..... 8-) Dunno if there's a Service manual available for these bikes.....but, if there is it would be a very good investment....as would a Socket set and maybe a Torque wrench......I speak from experience here mate.....having had to replace the sump on an XS1100 after stripping the oil drain plug thread many moons back...... :wink: :lol: :lol:

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I've scoured the net so many times with no luck. The only manual I've come across is a Haynes manual for Chinese bikes. It's going to be bought this week as are a decent set of tools. I know a lot of people slate Chinese bikes but I've had no problems with mine so far but from what I've read it'll be best to know more :)

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Yeah....the Haynes manual should be a big help........ 8-)

Yep....Chinese bikes do take some stick......but they generally take more looking after than the Jap equivalents......and unless they are kept meticulously clean they will rot like nobody's business..... :shock: But if you're prepared to do the work on your bike, then there's no reason why it won't last....... 8-)

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I always keep it covered, and I wash it weekly or fortnightly depending on the weather. I clean and check the chain once or twice a month (I ride everyday to commute). I go through a couple of cans of ptfe spray a month.


The only things I've had to do is replace the bulb in the headlight and fix the rear indicator because some idiot smashed it off.

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