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Fuel 18 litres @ 38mpg = 155miles Power 149bhp Torque 78ftlb Weight 168kg (claimed) Seat 815mm PED BAKER En­joys tin­ker­ing nearly as much as rid­ing

Height 6ft 4in Weight 95kg ped.baker@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com An oil and fil­ter change is such a sim­ple task but a hugely sat­is­fy­ing one. I al­ways try to pur­chase OE parts where I can and usu­ally or­der a new sump plug bolt and washer too. For the small cost of a new bolt (£3.25 for the Blade) it’s not worth re-us­ing the old one.

I couldn’t use my socket style fil­ter re­mover on the Blade as the down­pipes are too close to the end of the fil­ter. After try­ing two dif­fer­ent strap wrenches I fi­nally man­aged to loosen it with a car type chain wrench. I used Cas­trol Power RS 10W-40 Mo­tor­cy­cle spe­cific oil to re­fill. Job done.

You can’t beat a nice oil change

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