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Discussion in 'Canada' started by adiablolex, Jan 15, 2009.
Simply beautiful with a nice little history behind it. Can I borrow your garage Alex?
Yes I realize this thread hasn't had a reply in like 2.5 years.
I was googling and searching ADV for GTA based Motorcycle maintenance and/or repair courses ....this thread came up.
Which lead to this batcave thread.
I got a DL650 the beginning of this year ...have beat it up pretty good so far treating it like a xt225.
We always seem to get the wrong bike in hindsight the first time round.
Unfortunately only two of the 3 points in the saying 'ride it, break it, fix it' seem to apply to me.
I'm not so good at the fix it part.
I'm gonna assume the batcave died along with batman at the end of the dark knight rises but if not I'd probably pay with a testacle or two to show up and learn.
OR I'm looking to see if the feedback about the humber courses on motorcycle maintenace are still relevant IE: are the course worth while?
I don't have an issue with the super basic stuff like oil changes, chain cleaning or installing a 12 volt outlet, (I even managed to install new dog bones to accommodate my hobbit legs) but I want to learn the how to's on stuff like installing my new tires, valve adjustments, and even carb cleaning and jet installing for when I buy my super sherpa eventually.
Learning about brakes, clutches, fuel systems, and suspension would probably be helpful too.
Getting stuck on old wagon road by myself this summer was slightly panic inducing and having a clue may have been slightly more calming.
the batcave is indeed dead but there are some inmates here that occassionaly host tech nights, Sewerat has had a couple in the past and I'm also planning on one this summer.
Regarding your bike, it's a very solid and straight forward platform to start with and I think that anyone that has an interest in learning DYI maintenance can do so with a manual and some time.
rest assured, we'll be here to coach you when you mess something up
Stay in touch with the kW crew or the gta crew. Get involved in our ride nights and weekends. It will all come along real quick to ya. I'm in Stratford area
And mess something up I surely will. :)
This is usually what me fixing my bike ends up like ...
I'll keep an eye out on those threads and try to hook up for a ride and or an excuse to drink in someone elses garage cause lord knows my garage could use a break. Now who has a tire installer in their garage ...I'll bring the rye!
Is this the same road?
I happened along this road in September, was great fun roosting the entire corner on my TE610.
Umm tire installer.
I meant one of them there things that secures the rim to help with the install.
Hell ...I dunno ...I've never done it before ...spoons? irons?
I heard swearing is an integral part of tire installation ...that part I have down pat.
Look in the background
And the other feature of my garage
Now if only the talent came with it.
I'd also be interested in some technical days. I'm pretty darn good with fixing (used to be an aircraft mechanic) and modifying (many cars), but am new to 2 wheels and would like to increase my knowledge by working on more bikes.
Willing to wrench in trade for knowledge!
centrally located (in the middle of nowhere)
I think ya got talent. Taught me how to do a fork service, for which I am very appreciative. The knowledge has come in handy.
my garage is open to those willing to learn
....and my garage is too fraking full :eek1
New red toy taking up too much space??
pics or it never happened
Ice racing tech days coming to a shop near you soon.
Can you show me how to do this to my strom?
This is the best I can do. y'all are welcome anytime though. I don't think that I've seen you since Nova Scotia this summer.
Nice! you have too many cool things
This Telco business is taking a toll on my "me" time, I only rode twice this year, one 4K ride and that little NS adventure hope to change that this year.
Is that red ragtop thing what I think it is?