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Old 12-27-2010, 02:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Morbo the Destroyer View Post
The best place to start is the owner's manual. It has a chart that shows each of the maintenance items (oil change, spark plugs, chain, etc.) and how many miles between service for each one.

There will be some basic information on how to perform the work, but the best way is to have someone with experience do it with you the first time. If that's not possible, you can buy a Chilton or similar how-to manual for your bike that will give you step-by-step instructions.
Thanks a lot for the advice When I first bought my babe, my friend checked it for me and we used the owner's manual to see what needs to be done, how everything should be set and changed.
It was fun to do, but no-go without proper tools, the bike lift, lubes, WD-40s, and of course his experitise =) Good learning experience... Now, I'm ready to learn some more Thx.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:28 PM   #12
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Luckily in Phoenix there are as many motorcycles as here in South Florida. I had no trouble meeting other riders when I moved out there for a year on a consulting job.

I'd ask around the local motorcycle shops and find some "Bike Nights" and club activities. You should be able to get hooked up with a mentor that way.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 AM   #13
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I'm a little late getting to your message. Congratulations on getting your endorsement and even more so for wanting to do your own maintenance.

The routine stuff isn't that difficult and is easy to learn once you get started. Start gradually with the easy things - like checking tire pressure, oil level, lubing your chain - all found in your owner's manual. You'll want to know how to check the chain tension and adjust it too. Get someone qualified to show you how the first time and let him/her watch while you do it - and then you'll have no problem continuing.

Getting into the habit of inspecting your bike regularly. You're more likely to notice something that may become a safety issue. Doing your own basic maintenance, oil changes is less expensive, you know it's done correctly and it makes you feel so good to be able to do it!!

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Had a instructor at MMI that held the number 3&4 plates in Arizona on a pair of GS500E's back in 91&92,...needless to say he was the machine shop instructor.

Good choice on a first bike wish I would have gone that route.
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Keeping a tire repair kit with you at all times can definitely be a life saver! My husband bought me a Genuine Innovations repair kit and it came in quite handy when i needed it.
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Originally Posted by joyi2011 View Post
The maintenance of the bicycle, anyway, in my personal feeling is to often cleaning, wipe, of course, the more important is to often even get, this is the most important
Thank You very much for your Postings! I will try that Informations!

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #17
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Youtube is also filled with some basic videos on motorcycle maintenance. You may not find anything model specific but it can be help full to see something demonstrated in video.
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