The thread title says it all but if you'll bear with me I'll give some background info to better explain my request.
I'm the proud, new(bie) owner of a used gray 2007 DL650. Particulars are: 8K miles, case-bars, rear wheel jack spools, hand guards, headlight modulator, and a FLAT REAR TIRE AFTER OWNING IT ONE WEEK!:bom_furious3:
So, I've been confronted with my first service/maintenance problem and I'm looking to get a jump start on future ones to boot. While my baby sits dejectedly in the garage on her flat a$$ I've ordered an "Open Road Moto-Stand" from www.shermworks.com
for $40.00USD instead of giving $150 to my local Dealership. The stand is portable and looks to be perfect for service.
I've read enough bitter threads to know that familiarizing myself with my bike will save a few costly, bitter headaches.
I'm going to order a service book for the bike (found here
) but does anyone have recommendations for what "special" tools I might need in preparation for say, servicing the valves? Drive Train? Tires?
I don't know if it's possible, but could I remove my rear tire from the rim (once it's removed too of course) and patch it myself? I know the inherent dangers in patching motorcycle tires, fortunately for me the puncture is centered and small...
Anyways, enough is enough, you guys get the gist.
This board is greatness, and thanks in advance!