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Old 02-21-2010, 05:26 PM   #2116
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Reading about the "biker bitch" made me curious. How many of you change your own oil and other maintenance? When I first got my bike I didn't. A few years back my GSing date-mate showed me how easy it was ( you know who you are). I try to learn a few new maintenance tasks every year. I think it makes guys feel inferior if you know how to do mechanical tasks that they didn't bother to learn. But that's their issue not mine! I save $50 doing the GT myself - I like saving money.
I'm a girl and new to advrider and new to riding (~1 year experience). I do all my own maintenance. My bikes (Honda 150, KTM 200, and GS500) were all purchased used so each one needed a complete check-up. I've learned to adjust carbs, valves, change oil (easy), tires, replace chain, etc. I even lowered my KTM 200. At first I didn't know much about motorcycle maintenance and repair. I bought manuals, surfed the web, and asked a lot of questions. My hubby is a great source of info, but I don't let him do the work on my bikes. It's too much fun to do it myself.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:45 PM   #2117
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I'm a girl and new to advrider and new to riding (~1 year experience). I do all my own maintenance. My bikes (Honda 150, KTM 200, and GS500) were all purchased used so each one needed a complete check-up. I've learned to adjust carbs, valves, change oil (easy), tires, replace chain, etc. I even lowered my KTM 200. At first I didn't know much about motorcycle maintenance and repair. I bought manuals, surfed the web, and asked a lot of questions. My hubby is a great source of info, but I don't let him do the work on my bikes. It's too much fun to do it myself.
Good for you hajime! Welcome to the insanity...
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:21 AM   #2118
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Hey gals !!! How has everyone been ??
This has been the worst winter ever!!!
Since Thanksgiving we had 132" of snow total for the season !!!!
Now we have flooding !!!

Since Jan ,I only have around 300 miles !!
I normally have around 2000+ by now....

But Spring is in the air....
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:47 AM   #2119
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Ya'll need to move down here where it's warm! We can start an amazonian motorcycle commune!
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:07 AM   #2120
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Hi,

Things have been good here as far as the weather goes but I haven't done much in the way of riding.

Yes, spring is on the way.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:56 PM   #2121
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hobbled vs hitched

at least hobbled you still get a bit of freedom!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:11 AM   #2122
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at least hobbled you still get a bit of freedom!!
OK...... the RX from Dr. Astir is to .

(what do you expect from a MC forum?)
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:01 AM   #2123
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Hello ladies! It's so great to be back in the saddle after a record 3-blizzard Winter in Maryland!

Yay Spring!
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #2124
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Enjoy getting back out there :))
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:13 PM   #2125
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Talking New Bike

Picking up new bike saturday I'm buying Kim's (2uptouringtheworld) 09 BMW650 twin. Looking forward to all the adventures it will bring Meanwhile, the woods still have snow here. I went for a ride this week and had to turn back due to deep mud. It's just poured the last 3 days. Hopefully things will dry out soon.



Hopefully all this rain has melted the snow. This picture was taken eariler in the week.



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Old 03-25-2010, 06:14 PM   #2126
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Riding 37 yrs. The past 4 have been 100% car less cuz my baby needs it for school and I'm the best Mom a girl could ever have "her words not mine " and gave up my car.

I'm a Rounder and no I don't stop for snow but the guys I ride with do


Both of my girls will be out with me this yr and my baby is looking to race with me next yr.. It's really good to see more of us out on bike and maybe one day soon someone will think about making riding gear that really fits us and works well to..
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:47 PM   #2127
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I got some good riding on in the dirt today. Maybe my last time on my DRZ before she sells.

I even got a sunburn! Yeaaah summer! Ride on ladies, and be safe!




P.s. I had a good ride on some snow once....if I remember correctly it involved a face plant. Rock on!
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:22 AM   #2128
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Went out in the misty rain yesterday to try out the new bike. I rode for about an hour before I started getting cold. Hope things warm up and dry out a bit today.

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:49 PM   #2129
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I'm a girl and new to advrider and new to riding (~1 year experience). I do all my own maintenance. My bikes (Honda 150, KTM 200, and GS500) were all purchased used so each one needed a complete check-up. I've learned to adjust carbs, valves, change oil (easy), tires, replace chain, etc. I even lowered my KTM 200. At first I didn't know much about motorcycle maintenance and repair. I bought manuals, surfed the web, and asked a lot of questions. My hubby is a great source of info, but I don't let him do the work on my bikes. It's too much fun to do it myself.
I know how you feel. Feels great to do it yourself!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:53 AM   #2130
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Good deal... HokieDNA01 ...hajime

That's a great shot HokieDNA01


Just remember to read the Shop Manuel..
It's only Nuts and Bolts....A torque wrench is your friend ..
And I love Anti seize,the bolts that go in to aluminum as they like to corrode..
I just started using the Air wrench ooo I love that tool..
And an impact wrench is also a cool tool...

I have been wrenching on my own Valks for the last 5 yrs....
My mate guides me along , But I DO all the work...
It's nice to turn to someone and say is this right

Yes it's a great feeling working on them...
Plus you get to really look them over good...

I just rebuilt the Fuel tank Petcock and front brake Calipers on my black Valk..
I still have to down load the camera, plus I'm not fully finished...

I have a buddy of mine ,that he still can't get use to nail polish and grease

Here's a link to some of my Wrenching ...
Wrenching time


Also feel free to look at any of my photo album...

This was replacing a fuel line some time back

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