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Old 05-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #21
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I don't see it as a time saver, but for sure money saver. I've had my FZ1 for 10 years and it has never seen the inside of a Yamaha shop since I rode it home...


'course it runs like and has rust all over it, but I saved a LOT of money!!

Seriously, cars and bikes are just big piles of simple machines. They seem complicated when you stand back and look at the whole thing but, really each thing is simple.
Gears, levers, bearings... simple . Buy a Service Manual and some tools and get to work!
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The kegerator is the most important tool in my garage
After reading your motor build threads I can see how a huge quantity of cold beer would be important
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #23
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I do pretty much everything in my garage, valve adjustments, tires, head swaps, chain & sprockets, brakes, electrical, fluid changes. It gives you such a feeling of satisfaction and manliness to open a beer and tackle a project. I also enjoy acquiring new tools and techniques and am constantly researching and learning about mechanical aspects. I do most maintenance on my cars as well, and am looking forward to getting a welder soon fo all those times I need to glue metal. I love working in my garage, and love getting parts in the mail. Dont get me wrong though, sometimes projects can turn into a nightmare or become unrealistic and I wont hesitate to take it to a professional.
this is me, except, there is hardly a nightmare that requires a professional and I already have a welder.

but...after my last two races where I had some mechanical issues....well, i really wanted to fire the mechanic. both were my fault, and addressed, and a solution is at least formed.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #24
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Great! so I see the most of us like to get a little bit of grease here and there! and thats what I was thinking about our bike comunity!

Thats awesome...
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #25
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I enjoy working on my trucks and err bike. The bike scene is relatively new to me but like bumblebee mentioned, they're all relatively simple machines. I wrenched in my garage all the time when I was living in a house. Now that I moved here to Houston and live in an apartment complex, working on my toys is very limited. I have to work on it fast and secretively so the building manager doesn't catch me Right now now I'm trying to finish an engine build for my truck inside my apartment.

edit: Being a broke college student, you just have to take advantage of the resources you got.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #27
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Funny that you posted this...I was up last night from 12am-1pm taking my front and rear wheels off and cleaning them really good for new tires, and doing an oil change. Next project is polishing the diamond plate metal on the trailer...

Do you work on your own bike, if not.... why?? no tools?, experience or time??

Do you work on your own bike, if not.... why?? no tools?, experience or time??

Do you work on your own bike, if not.... why?? no tools?, experience or time??

Two things that I haven't done (yet) are change the chains/sprockets myself and do a valve adjustment. My next chain/sprocket I may try myself but the valves I will leave to the dealership lol.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #28
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Can we do a shop day? all the riders can post what they want to do or repair and we can pair someone up to help them with installations?
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #29
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Can we do a shop day? all the riders can post what they want to do or repair and we can pair someone up to help them with installations?
thats what we do here at my Dealership... all my customer with their nice subis come every 3-4 months to work on their cars with a tech, only one full day and get to do whatever they want on their car...

We should do something like that and have a nice BBQ and help others with their needs on mechanical reparis.. not to do it for them but to talk about it.. like a M&G type of meet
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:15 AM   #33
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lmao.... please get a new one!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:16 AM   #34
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I work on everything my self... car and bike. I don't believe in taking my toys some where to get fixed if I can do it myself or have someone teach me to do it.

My father bought me a very nice set of tools for Christmas because he got tired of me leaving his stuff laying around. The only thing I can't do is put a tire on the rim .

and if I really can't do it... that's what you guys on MH are for.... I'll post a thread and get for some t I may or may not have done right.

But I've come to find if I show a little (.)(.) I get alot of help....

Actually, I really need to find a boyfriend to work on my stuff..... accepting application.
cheerleader just wow. somehow none of what you wrote shocks me. i find that handling yourself with class (as a woman) gets you a long way around here. no wonder you are so disrespected.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:19 AM   #36
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LOL.. you're making a mess because you're not using something to catch the oil..
watch yer dirty mouth, !


ask chris about his old oil that ended up on my garage floor.
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It's cast aluminum so it "can" be welded, but they'll have to know what they are doing. A good welding shop will probably charge more than you would pay for one on Fleabay..
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