Once again, Wingadmin, you are the best!

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Once again, Wingadmin, you are the best!

Post by mtn_boy1 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:42 am

Started changing my timing belts about 9:00 yesterday morning (After putting Sea Foam in the oil and riding around Friday evening). Although I am moderately mechanically inclined, I wouldn't have even known where to start if not for your DIY article. Step by step, check and re check, and 4 hours later it was finished with new belts, new oil, new antifreeze, and new plugs. I'm planning to ride to Wisconsin in July and the only thing I have left to do is put a new front tire on. I'm thinking, while coming through Ohio, I should take a detour north just long enough to shake your hand and buy you a 6 pack of your favorite cold beverage. You make things so much easier for us! I'm sure a lot of Honda Dealers probably have a 'Wanted' poster of you in the service dept. :D I know when I picked up my oil change stuff and plugs, the parts guy asked what all I was going to do. When I told him I was changing the timing belts he said 'Oh, man. Are you sure you want to do that?' I said 'No problem. I'll just read the instructions.' You shoulda seen his face. Once again, Thank You from all of us for your time and advice.

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Post by tflanders » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:31 am

That's awesome! I don't have the confidence to even try doing it. I don't have a garage either! Otherwise I would do or attempt to do a lot of the things mentioned in the forums, over the winter here. I have about 9 months of winter to work on it here in Minnesota!

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Post by amsoilguy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:30 pm

I wholeheartedly agree! As mtn_boy1 said, the tutorials and advice from other board members have been invaluable.

I'm finally getting mine put back together after a long down time for badly needed maintenance. I'll also include a list of what I was able to do with the help from this board, since this is my first wing:
- Timing belts
- Rebuilt leaking front forks
- Replaced all filters
- Removed front and rear wheels and had new tires installed
- Replaced front brake pads
- Removed final drive and shaft, cleaned and re-greased
- Changed engine and final drive oils
- Replaced worn rear brake rotor
- Replaced fluids and bled brakes and clutch

The hardest part? Waiting to save enough money to buy parts as I went along... :shock: :D

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Post by gr8jeep » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:44 pm

Gotta chime in here as well , I did the timing belts on my 82 and without the help of the DIY section I woulda never been able to do it, he's the Man for sure!

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Re: Once again, Wingadmin, you are the best!

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:32 pm

I appreciate the kudos, but people here contribute far more than I could ever produce myself. So it's a team effort!

My biggest problem is a shortage of time to get everything done!

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