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Discussion in 'General' started by Raywood, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Raywood

    Raywood The Pirate
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    Hey guys, notice the Administrator set us up with a "How to" and "Technical Bulletins and Recalls" section under Technical.

    Get on it with the 'How To's" Gas!!! :D :2thumbs:

    Later,
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  2. Thumper

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    Thats great. Can we get the posted "how to's" moved over??
     
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    Thank god it's raining out so I can catch up with you guys. :lol:
     
  4. sul

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    what about keeping the simple crap out of the how too threads. if someone can't spin a filter on or pour in oil then read the freakin manual. pubescent biker was at the other door! IMO
     
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    We'll keep an eye out if that becomes a problem.
     
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    Gas, do one on how to take your wheels off and repack your bearings and all. Step by Step that is.
     
  7. Raywood

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    No shit! There is plenty of the simple shit in the main forum.

    How about one on removing my cam cover and re shimming it. I want to remove it to chrome it but not sure about what come next.

    Later,
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    Chuck, I did that one on the old site here a couple years ago. http://www.hotrodbiker.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1709
    The bearings on our Big Dogs are sealed and are very cheap to replace. Easy to do and recommended every 10,000 miles however I went 19,000 on my last set and had a couple dry ones. I'm now on 18,000 on this set so wondering what they look like. I don't plan on changing them till the end of the summer cause the tire still looks great.

    Later,
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    I agree. Now which way does the air go in:spank:
     
  10. Gas Man

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    Yeah.. I only got a bit over 4k on mine... so it MIGHT if all goes right... be at the end of the riding season for this job on my bike.

    Ray, when you did your swaps. Did you do them yourself? What about the other maintance on the bike for the 10K... there's quite a list.
     
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    Says the avid and expierenced biker with a big dog.

    What I see is there is alot of people that want better pics and simpler instructions on how to do even the smaller jobs, such as oil changes. You may not find it worthy of reading but I know alot of people do. Some are purely worried about messing up a $30,000 bike.

    But thank you BH and Ray for getting the how to section up. I think its great! :2thumbs:
     
  12. sul

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    it is my opinion and the mods seem to agree. right?

    i'd have to think all are worried about their motorcycle no matter what the cost but there's the reason to purchase the service manual and actually read it. i'm still learning as i go but we're all men here, right? read the book, do the reserch. men shouldn,t come to a MC site to get their hand held. :spank:

    just saying.
     
  13. Raywood

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    I did everything I could do. I changed the tires but had to have the shop put the rear tire on the wheel cause there is not enough dish in the wheel to do it manually. I took the wheel to a shop to have the bearings pressed out and the new ones pressed in and I did the for bearings myself as well as the front end.
    I do most of my maintenance myself mostly cause the dealers are to far away!

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    I agree with Gas Man here, after a little more thought. If someone joins either of my sites, and they don't have the first clue about working on their bike, but they WANT to learn, I don't have a problem with a "how-to" on what the rest of us feel is a simple task.

    I started HOTROD Biker for the sole purpose for sharing information on how to work on your bikes and make them better/faster/cooler. Big Dog Biker is here for the same reason, along with just meeting other BD owners.

    So, if you feel a "How-To" is too simple for you, just skip over it. Problem solved. :up:
     
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    Yeah I think when I do mine I might take a piece out of your manual. Do most of it myself besides the bearings... You said you did the WHAT bearing yourself??

    I want to do most of my own maintance cause I like to do it. Plus it is real easy with the new lift.
     
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    Yeah... plus I don't think the service manuals do that good of job on alot of things. But that's all personal opinion as well. Thanks BH for your comments.
     
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    I hate giving the Dog to anyone cause I know there is nobody that will take care of her like I will.

    The BD Manual is pretty lean except for the price.
    Not everyone is a mechanic, some will never be and some don't want to be. Then we have the folks who don't want to ask so maybe some of the simple stuff will bring out the mechanic in them. Just my .02
     
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    The simple stuff could spark that interest and the pride in doing your own work. I've done a lot of wrenching on my cars, and especially my Jeeps, over the years.

    When it comes to motorcycles, it's a whole new world to me. The basics are the same, but bikes are just more compact and set up different then cages. I'm one of those guys who doesn't have a problem asking for help on even some of the simpler things that seasoned bikers could do in their sleep.

    I'll be asking a lot of questions when it comes to wrenching on something new to me. :up:
     
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    We need to get Al to bring his HOW TO put a BADASS Springer on your BD thread over here!!!!
     
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    Bubblehead, you need to finish up your custom foot controls. :D
     

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