At 60,000 miles the Varadero would probably benefit for rather more than just a basic service if the machine is going to keep its reliability.
Best to take the bike off the road for a couple of weeks and give it a good going over. It can all be done with just the tool kit and perhaps a set of sockets together with a Haynes manual.
Remove the tank – turn off both petrol taps.
Remake all the wiring connections and plugs, using electrical grease.
Remove wheels, replace wheel bearings.
Check the steering head bearing.
Fit a new petrol pump – check the Varadero International Forum for the best pump – not a Honda one!
Replace metal fuel filter.
Check all water hoses and their fasteners. Replace coolant
Check brake hoses. Remove callipers and clean them up. Ensure the slave hydraulic cylinder on the nearside calliper arm moves freely and is properly adjusted. Check the brake pads. Replace hydraulic fluid.
Oil all control cables ensure they are properly adjusted,
Balance the carbs.
Replace the spark plugs
Replace air and oil filters, change oil.
This can all be done for a couple of hundred pound plus a bit of time.
Adjusting the tappets is the only thing that is a little tricky. If the plugs are a good colour and the bike is running OK, I would be inclined to give this a miss – or keep the bike off the road for another week, in case you need to order shims.
If the bike has been subject to rolling servicing regime, many of these thing will have probably already been done. Many of the items are not covered by the Honda service which really is only and engine service.
Electrical connetions and fuel pump are know issues with the Varadero.
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