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Old 05-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #121
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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.
I love a chick who will show a little Hoover to get what she wants and where do I pit in the app... lol. Just a jk

Anyway I do everything in house from paint and body to oil changes tires head work when I need to machine something I take it to work I did my 1372 muzzy stroker kit I stretched my bike myself I've done some electrical lighting and pretty much everything u can think of I've been doing this for a few years now I used to work for mancuso so that's how I've learned what I know have all the tools a guy could dream of and a few specialty tools as well
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:58 PM   #122
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I can do most of the work myself... But it's complicated. To the shop it goes. I also try to help others as well, but stay secluded.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:41 AM   #123
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Ive got all the tools I need to do most work and a friend with a garage to help me if I need it.

Never did too much work on any vehicle before I got my motorcycle. Now i'm learning as much as I can so I can do all the work myself. Lovin every minute of it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:55 AM   #124
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I do everything I can myself. Unless it involves machine work, I have all the tools to do everything in my garage/shop. Just don't have much time.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:05 AM   #125
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:12 AM   #126
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Watch opening your garage to folks. I did that for while am centime to a old truck blocking the garage and folks would leave the old parts laying around. At one point I had 6 bikes in my garage for over 2 months. You can't trust people that they seen riding a hot bike and just dumping it at your place.

Basicly male sure they can take their home the same night.

But I do most of my own work on the bike and cars. It's nice to relax that way.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:16 AM   #127
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so far i've been doing everything but tires this year. used to never turn a wrench on the bike...
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:24 AM   #128
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I'll be doing my clutch in a few days.. I can't wait to get start it!
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:27 AM   #129
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Interesting reading these comments and then listening to the experience in person.

Good knowledge of how a system works is what will lead to good diagnosis and save you money from parts replacing. I highly recommend with any bike issue you approach it with google w a subjective mind. Some members on here get the idea that replacing one item will fix a particular issue and they copy and paste those responses without clearing listening or understanding the concern.

I warned one member for doing that last year; ended up biting them in the rear when they went to do their repair on a bike and it didnt fix it. The owner was wondering why they had to pay the 85 part even though he didnt charge the labor.

I highly recommend learning to fix your own bike but also know where your limitations are or what a reputable shop can offer for certain repairs. Im not a computer person; when it comes to that I'll pay someone that knows what they are doing to built me one above my needs vs trying to fight it myself and retrieve sub-par work.

Going back, learning more about your bike, the functions, how it works(really, not based off what your neighbor says) can only improve your riding experience. As with any good story or conversation, take the information provided to you with a grain of salt from the backyard mechanics. Not to say they dont know enough to get you by but as with parts deptartment/store employees in my field: if they are able to diagnose and fix the cars dont you think they'd be doing that instead of trying to sell parts from behind a counter for 1/3, 1/5, 1/7th the pay? Jus sayin...
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #130
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I do the little things, such as maintenance, but when I want to squeeze the most out of my bike I take it to my "personal mechanic".
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:56 AM   #131
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I do the little things, such as maintenance, but when I want to squeeze the most out of my bike I take it to my "personal mechanic".
you, and your "personal mechanics"
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Great post Cali.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #133
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I just do the basic stuff.................

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Old 05-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #134
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looks like my garage

Do you work on your own bike, if not.... why?? no tools?, experience or time??
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #135
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Floyd PM me your info. I'm aiming to pick up a new bike Friday and may require some of your help. I've worked on building cars for countless years now and am adjusting to working on bikes. I have a few of my tools here but most are still at home about 1.5hr away. Living in an apartment complex limits what I can do but anytime I'm out there with my bike I do get a lot of onlookers and wavers lol.
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I just do the basic stuff.................

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I would like to take that pocket bike there on the left....
I have one at home..
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Floyd PM me your info. I'm aiming to pick up a new bike Friday and may require some of your help. I've worked on building cars for countless years now and am adjusting to working on bikes. I have a few of my tools here but most are still at home about 1.5hr away. Living in an apartment complex limits what I can do but anytime I'm out there with my bike I do get a lot of onlookers and wavers lol.
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I would like to take that pocket bike there on the left....
I have one at home..

$100.............................................. .......................
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$100.............................................. .......................
oh yeah then... send me some info on it about service, running condition or anything you can give me!
Pm please!!
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I do most of the work myself. I enjoy it. However, there are a few things I've learned to just let someone do because I don't have the patience to do them properly and/or the experience. When it comes to sportbikes that basically means revalving the suspension gets left to a pro (I raceteched one bike, correctly, but it was such a PITA I don't want to do it again) and valve adjustments.
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