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Old October 13th, 2008   #1
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Guys,

I highly recommend Rob H's forum (www.TheSTForum.com). He has done a fantastic job of documenting with both text and some great pictures most of the routine maintenance items for our beloved ST1300.

Yes, it does cost about the same as a Shop Manual but, it is well worth it IMHO. I don't even use my shop manual anymore.

Some folks prefer the shop manual but, I have a feeling that that is because they haven't really checked out Rob's forum. It's private so, you have to pay to play.

I hope this helps,
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Default Re: TheSTForum.com - your maintenance headquarters!

I'm surprised to see this. Good for you, Joe.

I own a 06 ST1300, put lots of s'miles on it, and do my own maintenance. I've been a member of thestforum for a year. When I first joined, there was a good selection of tech articles. Rob has added several more.

The tech articles are top rate. I haven't seen anything that comes close for any model motorcycle, including my Honda shop manual. I have relied on Rob's articles to change oil, remove wheels and check bearings, change brake pads, bleed brakes, inspect valves, fix a thermostat, fix a coolant leak and install stiffer fork springs. His articles prepare you for the work, fill in all the knowledge gaps, anticipate questions and problems. Many include major shortcuts. Several include explanations of how things work. Even the troubleshooting tool helped me with an electrical gremlin.

Like Joe says, check it out.
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Default Re: TheSTForum.com - your maintenance headquarters!

I've always been impressed with Rob's work at www.thestforum.com. His efforts are always well researched and presentation is first rate.

I love to do my own work and the tech information/docs at Rob's site have saved me a ton of trouble and money.

It is a "pay" site...but I've gotten much more out of the site in the form of savings than the investment associated with joining the site. The information has encouraged me and given me the confidence to do a lot more of my own work.

Bravo Rob and thanks!

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Guys,

I highly recommend Rob H's forum (www.TheSTForum.com). He has done a fantastic job of documenting with both text and some great pictures most of the routine maintenance items for our beloved ST1300.

Yes, it does cost about the same as a Shop Manual but, it is well worth it IMHO. I don't even use my shop manual anymore.

Some folks prefer the shop manual but, I have a feeling that that is because they haven't really checked out Rob's forum. It's private so, you have to pay to play.

I hope this helps,
Thanks for that link Joe I was unaware of Rob's work. Bookmarked now.

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How do i go about joining thestforum. Evertime i go to the link i get
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Old October 24th, 2008   #6
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Default Re: TheSTForum.com - your maintenance headquarters!

Rob is on this forum and can best answer this but, in a nutshell, you first have to register and pay. It is not a free forum, it costs $60 to join.

But, as a few of us have said, we feel it is worth it.

Rob can fill you in on the details of how to register. Frankly, I've forgotten what I had to do.

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