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Old 03-08-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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15k service

I'm closing in on the 15k mark with the z1000, but I'm also getting married and have zero dollars.

I have tech experience, but never worked on bikes. Can I do most of the maintenance at 15k myself? the bike is a daily and I'd like to take it to a shop but I'm gonna be broke over the next couple months but i ride it too much to really let anything slide.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:39 AM   #2
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the valve service- i've been told if it still starts up easily leave it be (i'm in the same boat as you).
what else, plugs? easy

and congrats on the marriage thing
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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I did the 10k maintenance on my M50, no prior motorcycle mechanical experience. Just simple tools and a laptop with a link to a maintenance help page. Oil change, air filter, radiator fluid, brake fluid flush, and couple other minor things. Do you need new brake pads?
Check a forum for tips, know ahead if you're gonna need special tools and have a friend help. You never know where you're gonna need an extra hand or someone or fetch a cold beer.
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