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Old 09-21-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Noob needs mechanical info

Ok, so I don't have a bike yet, but I'm trying to learn as much as possible about riding and motorcycles in general before I do get my hands on one, so my question is this:


Is there a link someone can post that I can get basic working knowledge of a bike? ie. a diagram of the mechanical parts, or even of a motor? (Yes, I know there are many different ones out there, but just something to give me a little crash course on how everything works) This may be a lame question, but if anyone could point me in the right direction, it'd be much appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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Come on someone help her PLZZZZZ!
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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ok no one wants to help an attractive female i see. never thought this would happen here.
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the support Martin *sob*
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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Here you are...i wrote this myself:

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Old 09-21-2006, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thx a bunch, I'll check it out!
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that should keep her entertained for a minute lol.
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FYI I was entertained for 5 minutes :laughing6 Helpful, but still looking for more detailed info. Thx again 4 the link :icon_smil
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FYI I was entertained for 5 minutes :laughing6 Helpful, but still looking for more detailed info. Thx again 4 the link :icon_smil
:dontknow: Can you narrow it down?
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I got a perfect starter bike for u to learn on!!!! 2003 SV650S Easiest bike to work on since there are no fairings....only 2 spark plugs tooo!!:laughing6
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welcome to the club...
http://www.webbikeworld.com/
this is a nice website to help with a lot of questions, they also have a review section of the best rated motorcycle equipment.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:10 AM   #12
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you can come help tear mine apart if you'd like ... i have a manual with lots of pictures (words are so overrated) ... will be working on it over the next 2 weeks
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Suzie, I got an old school motorcycle maintenance book that you can have. Its fairly simple, oughtta be perfect for what you want. Get in touch with me or Martin for it.
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Do it like the NE people do, "Forgetta about it". Pay a real tech to work on it, unless you have mechanical skill.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:23 PM   #15
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Thanx Tim, will do.
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mechanicaly it isnt that complicated. if you wanna tear down some stuff and rebuild internals, thats another story.

IMO, you can basicaly look at one and follow a pattern.
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Hmm....yeah, it'd be nice if I had one to tear apart tho--hence kinda wanting to get a feel for it b4 I do that. Well, I know more than I did b4 I asked, so that's a step in the right direction :icon_smil
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msf will take care of the learning to ride part. Ninja 250s are ggreat starter bikes. Easy to drive and simple to wrench on.
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