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View Poll Results: How many of you do your own Mechanical work on your ST?
Yes, I do all my own work. 117 43.66%
Yes, I do some of my own work. 134 50.00%
No, I don't do any of the work on my bike but, I wish I knew how. 13 4.85%
No, I don't do any of the work nor am I interested in learning how to. 4 1.49%
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Old August 21st, 2013   #51
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I'm with you there, Lanny. I had a friend help me with the valve check too. He is a licensed MC mechanic.

I watched and learned how to do it so that I can do it next time.

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I haven't found anything yet I couldn't tackle. I will admit to having a friend doing the valve checks with me assisting.
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Old September 2nd, 2013   #52
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Old school MX racer I do everything from the ground up Tires wheels, Frame, Suspension, Electrical, Motor, Transmission, Controls.

Gets me out of the house in to the Garage where love to tinker.

Learned the hard way when I was young either fix it you're self or don't ride the bike.

I am Aircraft fabrication mechanic show me a print or a manual then either we fix it or make one from scratch.

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Old September 3rd, 2013   #53
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I do as much as I can myself but it's very difficult in SA to do as the biggest problem here is I cannot get hold of an workshop manual. I read the forums as often as I can and that's plenty and I look at the costs over there and it makes my wanna cry everything you in terms of Dollars do multiply by 11 and that what it costs me. I haven't at this point needed to get to the engine for any reason but I shudder to think of the cost when I have to send it into the agent for something I could do, but no manual available.thats why I read the info on this forum constantly just so difficult to absorb all of it. that's life
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Old September 3rd, 2013   #54
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Can't you order a manual? They're available, and if they won't ship to you, I'm sure something can be worked out.
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Can't you order a manual? They're available, and if they won't ship to you, I'm sure something can be worked out.
Yes, order one online, or have someone get it for you.
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Old September 3rd, 2013   #56
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I do as much as I can myself but it's very difficult in SA to do as the biggest problem here is I cannot get hold of an workshop manual. I read the forums as often as I can and that's plenty and I look at the costs over there and it makes my wanna cry everything you in terms of Dollars do multiply by 11 and that what it costs me. I haven't at this point needed to get to the engine for any reason but I shudder to think of the cost when I have to send it into the agent for something I could do, but no manual available.thats why I read the info on this forum constantly just so difficult to absorb all of it. that's life
I have a manual, as many of us do. If you've got questions, just message me and I'll look it up..... a little slower than actually having one yourself, but I'd be more than happy to help you out.
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Old September 4th, 2013   #57
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I used to do all my own work including engines but because of a recent brain injury I seem to have problems and I forget things. With great help from these forums I have removed the fairing and changed the thermostat and checked the valves. Thanks to everyone for all the information.
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Old December 17th, 2013   #58
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Well I do all my own work, the fabulous thing with the internet is the amount of information and help that is readily available, I bounce about a bit on forums for the various bikes I run and everywhere I have found a wealth of knowledge from genuine helpful people. ( There is a note though about most forums having an idiot or two and some misguidance from time to time.)
One thing I would add is some advice a friend once gave me and that is "The only person that really, really, cares about your bike is you" he was right and that's why I do it apart from the fact it is enjoyable and my hobby.
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Old December 17th, 2013   #59
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( There is a note though about most forums having an idiot or two and some misguidance from time to time.)
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Yeah why do they allow those idiots to do that anyway?
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