Originally Posted by doxiedog
Step one (1)
Buy a manual for every bike you own!
READ it! this stuff is not hard to do.
If you have room to sit down,next to your bike,
and a socket set.
You have room to work on it! :)
I once installed a 1" bodylift on a Jeep Wrangler...using a Hi-Lift jack, some 2x4s, and basic handtools...in the street in front of my apartment. Working on most bikes is much easier.
I don't like parking nice bikes outside/on the street long-term though, especially in bad weather like a salt-ridden Chicago winter. I leave that kind of abuse to well-worn bikes.