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Old 01-30-2013, 03:02 AM   #160
BlueDaksi
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Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 70
Easy to work on

After looking at the parts blow-ups in the shop manual and a how-to guide on the Yahoo FT500 owners group, I was a tad nervous seeing all those tiny odd shaped parts before digging into the starter solenoid for preventative maintenance last night. I took my own sweet time, and and it was actually pretty easy. The next time I need to do this will be a breeze. The starter definitely works much more smoothly now, but I noted the bendix was looking very worn and am planning to replace it as soon as I can find one.

This bike is growing on me. It is proving to be easy to work on, and from what little I've ridden it, I like it.
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