Repair Manual or Professional Help?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Reista, Dec 24, 2011.

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Repair manual or Professional?

  1. Repair manual; You got this!

  2. Professional; you already broke it once!

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  1. Reista

    Reista Tech turned Mech

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    So I'm stuck on my project (for reasons in the thread in my signature) and i'm wondering if I should get someone professional with lots of experience to help me out for potentially $300 of labor cost, or get a repair manual and do it myself for $30? I've already made a dumb mistake and it seems that now I have bad juju every time I walk into the shop since so perhaps the professional is best?
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  2. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    If you can't fix a GS850, buy a new bike. Shops will take all your money and ruin the bike.

    Go here for all the help you could ever need:

    thegsresources.com
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  3. Reista

    Reista Tech turned Mech

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    I don't plan on taking it to a shop, there are several mobile repair men here which actually have really good ratings. As far as DIY, I'm pretty sure I can make it work, I just need to be much more patient- I doubt i would but a new bike as this is my first, and If i down this project before it flies I might just stick with being a cager :puke1
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  4. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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  5. Reista

    Reista Tech turned Mech

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