As I was maintaining my previous bike on my own, I would like to do as much as possible on Tracer, too.
So, I have a couple of questions regarding regular maintenance.
1. If you invest time and effort to reach and take out spark plugs @10.000 km, do you clean and re-gap them or you just put two new ones (although they should be changed @20.000 km)?
2. Checking and adjusting synchronization of fuel injection - Would some tool like this one:
be suficient to make this action?
Also, in manual it's stated synchronization should be checked both annually and at specific mileage. Do you really do this that often?
3. For "Diagnostic system check" Yamaha diagnostic tool is needed. Can original or some copy with similar functionalities be acquired?
4. Do you change oil filter every oil change or each second?
My Tracer had just 2 services so far:
Service at 1000 km, August 2017, bill lists following: checking, oil (Motul 5100 10W40) and oil filter (HiFLO) change
Service at 6700 km, July 2019, bill lists following: checking, oil cleaner, oil (Yamalube S 4 10W40) change, fuel system cleaner
I bought it with 7800 km and now it's about 8300 km.
So, my Yamalube has covered ~1600 km, but soon it will be one year old. Should I hurry up with the oil change, or should I leave it at least until it covers some thousands of kilometres?
BTW, do you prefer Yamalube oil or any good quality oil like Motul 5100 should be fine?
Tracer's manual specifies semi-synthetic or synthetic oils and both Motul 5100 and 7100 have quite similar price. Is there any benefit of riding full synthetics in CP2 or not?
Do you always stick to 10W40, or there are scenarios for 5W40, 10W50, 10W60 and so on...?