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So I just bought a Raven 2006 R6, bike is sick, but I am waiting for my new tires for it so it can pass inspection. Other than lubing the chain weekly and changing the oil often, what other stuff can I do to make this bike run great and last. I don't ride real hard, I don't race and I don't do stunts or anything, just love to ride.
 

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Welcome to the family! I'm an ex-MD resident. Just stay on top of your chain, oil, and tires. Your other fluids require less maintenance, but stay on top of them as well.
 

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I use Motul, personally. But Maxima Chain Wax is also good. Try them both and find out which you prefer. This question gets asked a lot, and everyone always has a different opinion. Important thing is that you adjust and lube your chain regularly.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Get some pics up. :D
 

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Pics are coming, my bike is in hagerstown, MD, and I live in Washington D.C., so it's an hour away or so, I need to tighten my chain, get new tires to pass inspections, will do it all at once and give it a good chain cleaning and a good bike cleaning.

Also, is tightening the chain on an 06 R6 pretty standard compared to other bikes? Any tricks to know about?
 

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So I just bought a Raven 2006 R6, bike is sick, but I am waiting for my new tires for it so it can pass inspection. Other than lubing the chain weekly and changing the oil often, what other stuff can I do to make this bike run great and last. I don't ride real hard, I don't race and I don't do stunts or anything, just love to ride.
Hey bud, I'm in baltimore if you ever want to ride. I'm a new rider as well...it's good to meet other sixes around here.
 
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