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Old 08-17-2010, 04:33 PM   #21
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^ and they are very very good at what they do.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:52 PM   #22
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yeah, do it yourself, or if you dont feel comfortable/competent, take it to Motorcycles Unlimited. they do a fine job. or if you are on the south side, take it over to two wheel toys.

in all honesty, its easy as . however, some people are afraid of the most simple tasks. if you are one of these people, DONT TRY IT YOURSELF, take it to someone.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:57 PM   #23
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Is it really THAT easy??
I'm a girl - only five foot nothing - and I can do it all by myself.

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my bike is already pretty low too and i dont have a stand...

i think my friend just told me he could do it....but i'm always weary of touching engine stuff cuz i'm always scare i might inadvertedly mess with something and cause more damage...
My bike is LOW, and I don't have to put it on stands to change the oil. You should be fine.

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:48 AM   #24
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^^ Put me to shame, why dont ya^^

Thanks for all the tips guys, I think Ima go ahead and just "dew it"...

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Old 08-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #25
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My bike is LOW, and I don't have to put it on stands to change the oil. You should be fine.

You can DEW IT!
It's easy for her because she can standup under her bike
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Yes its really that easy I have an F4 but I dont do it I have whoopie do it for me I guess Im lazy
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^^ Put me to shame, why dont ya^^

Thanks for all the tips guys, I think Ima go ahead and just "dew it"...

Gonna take my Craigntx up on his offer

Thanks to everyone else that offered too
No shame! You're not born knowing how; neither was I. I have some great friends who are willing to take the time to show me what I need to do to keep my bike in good shape.

Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited offers a class once a month to show new riders basic maintanance on their own bikes! Take his class!
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:15 AM   #28
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And it's free

What is this Patrick guy?? an Angel sent from Moto heaven??

I hear nothing but great things about this guy...

When I go to Motorcycles Unlimited to see him should I take an animal sacrifice or a virgin to sacrifice?
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:44 AM   #30
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:56 AM   #31
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:22 AM   #32
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What is this Patrick guy?? an Angel sent from Moto heaven??

I hear nothing but great things about this guy...

When I go to Motorcycles Unlimited to see him should I take an animal sacrifice or a virgin to sacrifice?
You can still find those?
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:24 AM   #33
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Be careful not to crack the pan when putting the plug back in.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:25 AM   #34
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Patrick is a business owner who looks at a lot of bikes during any given week. He sees all the built up , bad oil, stretched and dirty chains, worn pads, etc, that should have been easily cared for at home by the bike's owner. Then they bring it in the shop wondering why it isn't running smooth, when it's falling apart.

He's just trying to help people understand how simple some of the maintenance on your bike is, and that it is VERY necessary to keep your bike in good working order. There is no reason why your bike can't get well over 50k miles if you just take care of it.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:26 AM   #35
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Be careful not to crack the pan when putting the plug back in.
You can do that? Seems like you're over-torqueing just a tad... I don't think I can.
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You can still find those?
That's funny you asked, cuz i was gonna add "I hope it's animal, cuz the other will be to find"
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #37
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The cast Al. pans crack pretty easily IMO. I may over tighten things a bit though.
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No shame! You're not born knowing how; neither was I. I have some great friends who are willing to take the time to show me what I need to do to keep my bike in good shape.

Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited offers a class once a month to show new riders basic maintanance on their own bikes! Take his class!
Was just about to say the same thing. went to patricks class a few months ago and is very informative on mant. he is a great guy too!
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Are we still talking about virgins?
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