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It's a BigBoy DRT-250, but I doubt that will be known outside of SA.

I had it serviced at 500km, then 3000km, and 6000km, according to warranty. Then it was highlighted to me that the warranty intervals are 3000km or 3 months, which is ridiculous. I probably do 500km in 3 months, so I ditched the warranty and am doing things myself now.

I'm quite a good DIY mechanic, but cut my teeth on cars, not bikes. According to ex-warranty, my bike was due for service at 9000km. I thought I'd round off and do a 10,000km service in the upper 9000s.

What should I do?

Oil change. Lube and adjust throttle and clutch cables. Lube and adjust chain. Replace petrol filter. Clean air filter. Replace and properly gap spark plug. Check brake pads and shoes.

What else?

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It has always been my approach to do as the manufacturer has stated in their maintenance schedule or sooner. There is a reason for the maintenance schedule. Cheaping out on this will only cause the vehicle, no matter what type of vehicle it is, to incur a shorter life span. I like to get the most out of my vehicles as I can. – Paulster2 Apr 27 '14 at 19:57
Indeed good advice to use the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, but I am currently unable to find one. It's a poorly supported Chinese import. What gives you the idea I'm trying to cheap out? I asked for advice on what service tasks I should perform, for an 'old fashioned' 250cc bike in general. Nowhere did I ask what to skip or how to save money. – ProfK Apr 27 '14 at 23:44
Sorry, was not my intent to offend. Your writ suggests this is what you were wanting to do. Your added information brings a new light to the question at hand as well as adds understanding. Hopefully someone will have some information for you. – Paulster2 Apr 28 '14 at 0:49
Thanks @Paulster2, I'm glad my revisions improved the question. – ProfK Apr 28 '14 at 6:15
You should service your bike according to the manual's recommendation, it's the best practice. Though, if your manual says you should service the bike every three months, I'd say it's okay to do it every 3000km. – user10370 May 5 at 4:42

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