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Old 04-01-2013, 01:04 PM   #31
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I know a great KTM mechanic... but I'm not going to tell you who he is.

After owning three KTM 950's and pretty much having experienced 'almost' every type of breakdown and mechanical failure, I'm getting pretty good at working on my own bikes.
And the best thing is, when the bike does break down, I'm always there to fix it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:44 PM   #32
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I wish I could find good customers. I spent an hour past closing, off the clock, getting a bike fixed for the customer that they just had to have for the weekend. Then they don't pick it up for 2 weeks. And when they do, they gripe about the price.
I really wonder why I am in this business.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:55 AM   #33
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^^ bet most mechs. doesn't do that....You obivously don't work in augusta ga. lol.....I would love to have a good mech. myself...i don't so i usually do the work myslf,,,just didn't have time, from now on... i wil make time...
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:39 AM   #34
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Gotta agree with the DIY approach even if you are a novice like moi.

There is no better feeling than riding your bike knowing everything is torqued correctly with the right fuel map with a whole front axle instead of a chopped down version....

Changed my own brake and clutch fluid recently (right specs don't worry!) and whilst this is no big deal in the face of it to many the newbie like me gets a real sense of achievement from it.

Building up to a valve check next year !! Do you really need to if bike is running well as opposed to rough ?!!

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #35
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I wish I could find good customers. I spent an hour past closing, off the clock, getting a bike fixed for the customer that they just had to have for the weekend. Then they don't pick it up for 2 weeks. And when they do, they gripe about the price.
I really wonder why I am in this business.
My whole passion and piggybank is in motorbikes and wrenching. When ppl ask me why i don't wrench bikes for a living i have to explain the things you live by day to day.
Everybody want's their bike 110% and on the moment they demand it, but every penny they have to pay is too much for them.

I wrench in marine engines after my normal working hours and if i did not have a boss that took all the shit from the consumers i would have commited atleast 5 murders by now.
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