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Old 07-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by tustah View Post
Basic maintenance - spark plugs, air filter, oil change, coolant drain and fill, and whatever I think I can do, I do it myself.

It all depends on your comfort level. Get a hold of a manual for your bike and see how things are done. Youtube helps as well. If you feel like you can't do it, take it out and request for that service done alone. If mechanic points out other things to you, make note of it and decide whether it is something you can DIY, have them fix it then, or later.

Keep in mind that a lot of DIY require specific tools, and if you don't have the tool on hand, it'll complicate things. I know I get off when I don't have a tool and try to MacGyver my way through it. I've learned that if you don't have the proper tool, it will waste time and energy. Better to work on it when the auto parts store are open. Don't frustrate yourself - go and buy/borrow the tool necessary to get the job done.
defiantly true
I've done a full front end swap but checking the valves and adjusting them scares me so I plane on takeing it to Motorcycles Unlimited
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by hfp3030 View Post
I've seen them take advantage of customer ignorance numerous times in an attempt to take as much money as possible from you.. even to the point where they will find any excuse to void warranties, or at times, not even make mention of recalls and still charge for work that should have been free..

I'm not saying that this is the norm, or that they're always trying to take advantage but after being on the receiving end myself, the name "stealership" stuck..
Wouldn't go to a "stealership", but rather a specialized shop like Motorcycles Unlimited or HOP.

I've found them to be more than honest and helpful when dealing with me.
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