MOtorcycle Maintenance Quiz!

John Burns
by John Burns
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That’s right, to kick off Maintenance Month here at MO I’ve carefully devised this ingenious quiz to test your skillz. To limber up, what kind of motorcycle is that in our lead photo? Correct! That’s not a motorcycle at all, but an airplane. Very good. Thank God we’re not working on it. Your motorcycle can’t fall out of the sky, at least, but it certainly can jack you up if you don’t take proper care of it.

Since Playbuzz doesn’t seem to have a photo credit deal anymore, know that the hands in the blue gloves in Question 1 are those of Steve Natt, who deserves full credit for all that goes right and nothing that doesn’t. You know the rules. No googling in another window and no gum chewing. The images may or may not be there to help you. No touching the Lennon Sisters. Alright then, let’s proceed. Anybody who doesn’t get ten of these should not attempt their own repairs. Heck, you can’t miss at least one of them.

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  • Jim L Jim L on Sep 12, 2018

    I disagree with the valve adjustment. The don't always get tighter.

  • RPJ RPJ on Sep 12, 2018

    1970's, grass vs Cuda? Still having to think that one over. Even then might have been a tough one.

    • Jeff Ruebens Jeff Ruebens on Sep 13, 2018

      I had a 1972 Barracuda from 1978 to 1980. 60,000 miles for $1,200 with the 318 cubic inch small block. It needed extra ground wires from the frame to the engine. Fun car- I was 18 to 20 years old and bought it because it was less than a Camaro. The biggest problems were the back end slid sideways in the rain, and the low quality suspension. It got up to 22 mpg on the highway. I sold it when the cheap bondo rust repairs for the back quarter panels just started to rust through again.