Looking for a rebuild/repair log


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Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby Droneh8tr » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:27 pm



Hey everyone,
I just got my first Goldwing, 1986 GL1200 SEI, 22,000 miles, $500.
The PO said the only problem was the Stator. The battery wasn't charging. I'm going to investigate this alot further as their are many things that can cause a low or no charging situation.. Anyway,
I'm looking for a log book that I'll record problems I find, things I've fixed, parts I've ordered/received etc. I made such a log for a BMW I worked on and it really kept me on track. I simply think that someone must have one that was better than mine, so, I'm looking for one.
You got one or know where I can get one, let me know please..



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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:27 am

First, welcome to the forum. I'm sure that you'll find a lot of information on how to work on your bike herel
I'm not sure what you created for your BMW, but the same thing should be applicable for your Wing.
I've just used a small spiral notepad (small enough for the fairing pocket) to write everything that I've done.
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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby Droneh8tr » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:24 am

Yeah I use those to. I'm referring to a way to document during... say a rebuild. 1 page for found problems, 1 page for parts that need to be ordered, a page for notes etc. etc.
I can make these pages, I was just hoping someone would have something better than me.

Thanks for replying though.

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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby redial » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Most places that sell stationery should have vehicle log books.
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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby dingdong » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:51 am

I use a columnar pad that is used for accounting. Any office supply or even Wal-Mart.
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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby Droneh8tr » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:30 am

dingdong wrote:I use a columnar pad that is used for accounting. Any office supply or even Wal-Mart.
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I think I could make that work.. Thanks for the idea

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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby dingdong » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:36 am

You're very welcome.
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Re: Looking for a rebuild/repair log

Postby harvey01 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:08 am

Back in 2001, I was teaching at a local tech center when the locality decided to go to computers and eliminate paper. Well I jumped on the bandwagon and developed a simple Excel spreadsheet which you can easily expand and add whatever you want. I developed several over the years as I added and subtracted info, but this is really easy to do. I did not develop this spreadsheet so it would do any calculations as I can add the stuff up at the end of the year.

I have seen several Excel systems over the years and all work. I would rather have the info on computer than have a bunch of notebooks that I have to hang onto, which is what I used to do.

By the way the school system uses more paper today than ever and every middle and high school kid has a computer.


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