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Old September 22nd, 2011   #1
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Hi. I'm an avid Honda ST1300 rider and I do most of the servicing of my bike and my other vehicles myself. I've always wanted a easy way to track what repairs and maintenance I do, when I do them, what parts I bought and more. So, using the IT skills that I use in my job, I created a web site that allows me to enter all the necessary info about the items I repair, the repair details, and even do more advanced things like upload user manuals, pictures, set reminders and more. Since I spent the couple of months generating this site, I thought that I'd open it up to other motorcycle enthusiasts and folks that like to repair things. Soooo, to make a longer story shorter, the site is FREE and can be found at:

http://www.MyRepairLog.com

I'm excited to have people use the site, and even more excited to get feedback and ideas on how to make the site better. Please check it out, and again it's FREE and always will be. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at john.schmidt@ameritech.net. Thanks and have a great day!!
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Old March 27th, 2013   #2
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Great tool

Thank you
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Old March 27th, 2013   #3
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Ok now it's time to create a smart phone app and make a little money on it!!!~

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Old March 27th, 2013   #4
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Actually, a friend of mine was doing just that a few months back. Not sure whether he finished it yet or not.

However, it was going to be much more than just a database recording what maintenance you did to your bike.

I'll have to ask him how it is going next time I speak with him. ;-)
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Old March 28th, 2013   #5
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I'm a bit skeptical about this guy.

Apparently, he has only posted this one post to our forum hawking his "wares", however; he has also posted a similar ad at many other forums and sites around the internet.

Since this is a Web-based application, your data is going to be stored in a central database which he will have access to. No telling what he might do with that data.

There are many other service tracking applications out there that you can download to your own computer that won't store your data somewhere else and allow someone else to have access to it.

I would be leery of any Web-based apps like this but, that is just me.

YMMV.
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I'm a bit skeptical about this guy.

Apparently, he has only posted this one post to our forum hawking his "wares", however; he has also posted a similar ad at many other forums and sites around the internet.

Since this is a Web-based application, your data is going to be stored in a central database which he will have access to. No telling what he might do with that data.

There are many other service tracking applications out there that you can download to your own computer that won't store your data somewhere else and allow someone else to have access to it.

I would be leery of any Web-based apps like this but, that is just me.

YMMV.
+1. A simple excel spread sheet would take care of your needs. I'm sure there must be phone apps to do this too.
One thing I wished Garmin would update in firmware for the whole Zumo line would be the service records the new Zumo 350LM has.

Service History Log

Tire mileage, tire changes, tire pressure, chain cleanings, oil changes, new spark plugs: let zūmo 350LM keep track of it all. Use the included Service History Log to record date, mileage and performed maintenance.
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Old March 28th, 2013   #7
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I use Road trip on my iPhone and find it invaluable. It even exports to an excel sheet for a back up

I think the lite version allows you to have one vehicle but the paid for allows you several.

Mine reminds me to change the oil. MOT's servicing and it has many other useful quirks as well.

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Ralf had an app that he created but I think he moved to Florida.

I think I still have it, somewhere.
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Like Peter, I have Road Trip on my iPhone. It's a nice little app. The free version only allows tracking one vehicle, and only fuel, but the paid version ($4.99, IIRC) contains many more features, and multiple vehicles.

More than tracking, I'd like to see a real chart of what items need to be serviced, and when. Sure, you can go by the book, but they miss things like servicing wheel bearings. Not that they're a big maint item, but there are times when the rear drive should be serviced...stuff like that.
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I have a spreadsheet that was created by John Latham.
I don't remember what site he was on.
It was created in 2001.
I've never used it but if it's OK to upload, I will.
Waiting for a response from a moderator.
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