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post #1 of 3 Old 07-25-2009, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi

just bought myself a 05 Wee and am going to be riding around the US and Canada for a few months and hopefully up to Alaska.

I am not really knowledgable when it comes to MC mechanics so am looking for a mechanic who can help me do an initial basic service and check of the bike before I leave whilst also teaching me a few things that will be handy to know out on the road in case things go bad.

I am in Oregon at the moment but and heading down to San Francisco so if there is anyone who can help me in the next few days please drop me a line. Rates are negotiable but you will need to provide your own tools and location for the initial service.

PM me with your details if interested.

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-28-2009, 09:23 PM
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If your going to be on the road for awhile. get some extra fuses (mini 10/15amp) and a 30 amp main fuse. yes there are spares but you never know. i popped a 30 amper and the bike WONT start. use your spare and your in a remote area and it happens again, your stuck.
Also get a spare ring clip that holds your shifter arm/peg on. mine popped off on the way home one nite. i had a spare. dont forget the tool to put it on. you can get it in a kit of 3 or more at a cheap tool store. or just push it in with a screw driver i guess.
Also pack a first aid kit. i've read storys here where guys have gone down on gravel roads in alaska.
I have put 22,000 on my 05 1000 in the last 2 years. i havent had major problems. but reg preventive maintenance takes care of this. i hope you find someone out there to help you get rolling.

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