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Old 07-24-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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Bike maintenance ... learn me some metric stuff

I want to learn more about my bike and was hoping someone could point me in the direction of a no bs mechanic in the Waterford area


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Old 07-24-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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You need a service manual son not a mechanic... That or try taking it out to dinner sometime
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:37 PM   #3
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If you have a popular model, you might be able to find a model specific message board.

For example, http://www.ex-500.com has a ton of information about the motorcycle and is fairly active.

Other than that, you might want to invest in a Haynes or similar manual for your bike.

I'm not a great mechanic, but these things have helped me to do most of my own maintenance.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:40 PM   #4
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I have a cbr 600 rr and I got myself a manual too. Beginners hesitation is making me second guess everything I do. No worries I'll stumble my way through slow and steady


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Old 07-24-2017, 10:21 PM   #5
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If you are talking oil changes, chain tension and wheel removal that's easy and can give you some pointers
You want to swap cams and add nitrous I'm not your guy
Besides a good metric tool kit, you'll need a torque wrench, large sockets for axles and a torque wrench plus a set of stands. Harbor freight coupons are great if your not making a living with your tool set


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Old 07-24-2017, 10:34 PM   #6
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If you are talking oil changes, chain tension and wheel removal that's easy and can give you some pointers
You want to swap cams and add nitrous I'm not your guy
Besides a good metric tool kit, you'll need a torque wrench, large sockets for axles and a torque wrench plus a set of stands. Harbor freight coupons are great if your not making a living with your tool set


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Thanks a ton for that piece of info, I'll get the rest of the tools from HF, a stand for the front wheel and start tinkering



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Old 07-25-2017, 06:31 AM   #7
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Thanks a ton for that piece of info, I'll get the rest of the tools from HF, a stand for the front wheel and start tinkering



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Do you have swing arm spools or the welded nuts for them? That's a better stand setup than the pad type. The pad type may allow the bike to slide off them especially when wrenching on the rear axle or brake and then your bike has a big boo boo on the fairings. That was my first wrenching lesson lol



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Old 07-25-2017, 06:47 AM   #8
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I have spools on the back and the stand is setup for spools vs pads


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Old 07-25-2017, 06:50 AM   #9
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Going to start by changing out the brake fluid this weekend as it uses the same fluid as my HD and I have the bleeder kit


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Old 07-25-2017, 10:39 PM   #10
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Hopefully the bleed valve size for the hose is the same..
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