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Old 10-24-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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Any recommendations on how to learn motorcycle maintenance hands on style? Need a new hobby and something to keep my mind active. I know diddly squat about how a combustion engine works and just need something to relieve everyday stress. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited occasionally holds a maintenance workshop, but it covers the basics, not in depth stuff.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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sometime working on the engine will not bring you stress relief. In fact, it may make you want to kill somebody
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start with the basics, the tough stuff will find you with time
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couldnt have said it better myself
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so true......
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Any books you guys can recommend so I have a starting point? As of right now, I kind of welcome technical stress as opposed to the emotion driven ones that come with work. But thanks for the advice.
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Any books you guys can recommend so I have a starting point? As of right now, I kind of welcome technical stress as opposed to the emotion driven ones that come with work. But thanks for the advice.
do like i do... remember what you took a loose and when you get the new or re-do something... put it back the same way... this works about 75% of the time and the other 25% is like wha others said... makes you want to kill someone
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i suggest buying a repair manual for your bike. I found one for mine on ebay and it has been extremely helpful
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Just pulled and cleaned the carbs out of my 250 ... nuthing like learning out of neccessity.
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go puck up a haynes manual for your bike. a little simple for the advanced stuff but great fooir basics
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