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dodgeball
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doing my own maintaince

Postby dodgeball » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:44 pm



Just saying that with a little time an patience you can do it. I was a little skeptical about doing my self, but after studying the how to videos l was able to change all filters (sub, cruise, air ),change oil an filter. My boys got me the shifter stabilizer for Christmas this year, so l also tackled that as long as l had all the plastic off. After many hours an a chunk of skin on my pointer finger l had success. Went for a short test ride an wow what a difference on the shifting. Well worth the time. I'm ready for road now.You all have a safe riding year.



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littlebeaver
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Re: doing my own maintaince

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:32 pm

It's a great feeling not having to take the bike into a shop,, Heck you may not get it back for a week,,, :shock: , sometimes you have to take a number in some places... That can anger a guy...Good for you on doing your own... :D

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Mspinner
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Re: doing my own maintaince

Postby Mspinner » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:58 am

dodgeball wrote:Just saying that with a little time an patience you can do it. I was a little skeptical about doing my self, but after studying the how to videos l was able to change all filters (sub, cruise, air ),change oil an filter. My boys got me the shifter stabilizer for Christmas this year, so l also tackled that as long as l had all the plastic off. After many hours an a chunk of skin on my pointer finger l had success. Went for a short test ride an wow what a difference on the shifting. Well worth the time. I'm ready for road now.You all have a safe riding year.


What is a shifter stabilizer and what does it do? :?:

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Ol' Man
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Re: doing my own maintaince

Postby Ol' Man » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:16 am

I have every intention to do as much of my own maintenance as I am able and have proper equipment for the task. Some kind of lift or ramps would make the job a lot easier or me.
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redial
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Re: doing my own maintaince

Postby redial » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:21 am

What is a shifter stabilizer and what does it do? :?:


It is for the GL1500s to make their clunky change work smoothly. There is a number of messages about it, so do a search, and all will be revealed, including the need for a seal replacement while you are in there poking around.
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dodgeball
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Re: doing my own maintaince

Postby dodgeball » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:32 pm

Well worth the money (shift stabilizer). Shifts like a new or even better than a new bike. If you have a1500 I recommend looking into it . Got mine from cyclemax

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Happytrails
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Re: doing my own maintaince

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:37 pm

Its a great feeling doing your own maintenance on your own bike. I feel more connected to the bike in some way. And the confidence in knowing the job was done right (hopefully!)


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