Monday, May 3, 2010


Maintenance: To avoid the problems of correcting unfortunate situations that have already arisen, many try to maintain equipment before it fails. By doing this, the goal is to avoid failure, unnecessary production loss and HSE violation. As you cannot possibly maintain your equipment at all times you need some way to decide when it is proper to perform maintenance. Normally this is done by deciding some inspection/maintenance intervals, and sticking to this interval more or less affected by what you find during these activities. The result of this is that most of the maintenance performed is unnecessary; (unsubstantiated and no source cited) it even adds substantial wear to the equipment. Also, you have no guarantee that the equipment will continue to work even if you are maintaining it according to the maintenance plan.

Entry: main·te·nance
Pronunciation: \ˈmānt-nən(t)s, ˈmān-tə-nən(t)s\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from maintenir
Date: 14th century
1 : the act of maintaining : the state of being maintained : support
2 : something that maintains
3 : the upkeep of property or equipment
4 : an officious or unlawful inter meddling in a legal suit by assisting either party with means to carry it on

Boys and girls it' s that time again when ye old part-time wanna-be mechanic tells y'all that you MUST MAINTAIN your steeds so that you will not experience any down time regarding your bikes. If you have any mechanical skills at all you can take apart your bike and just clean all the parts whether you think you need to or not. It will save you time and $$ in the long run! I don't think anyone wants to have open-link (heart) surgery on their bike like the one in the pic above. Trust me your full suspension rigs will ride & PERFORM better, isn't that why you bought a FS rig in the first place? Better ride? Plus it's like preventative maintenance as well, you can catch a bearing or bushing that may be going bad or see a crack that's just starting that could save your life and prevent epic failure in your future. I'm just trying to help out somebody is why I'm posting this OR if you like spending lotsa $$$$$$$ just ride the thang 'til it locks up and we'll fix for ya!

Oh, lube is good too!!!!!

LAter G..............................

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