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post #1 of 34 Old 12-27-2010, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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At lunch today we discussed a tech session. There might be a better locale, but my garage is available. I have tools, a DL1000 manual, TB sync tool, duct tape and a hammer.

Dates? Time? Other location?

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post #2 of 34 Old 12-27-2010, 05:24 AM
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At lunch today we discussed a tech session. There might be a better locale, but my garage is available. I have tools, a DL1000 manual, TB sync tool, duct tape and a hammer.

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What say ye?
I have a shim kit, and can instruct anyone on how to do whatever maintenance you are lacking Donations of beer are always welcome, haha.

Seriously, you need something done on your bike and are confused or need help, I'll be there to help out.
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post #3 of 34 Old 12-27-2010, 08:15 AM
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Wish I lived closer I really need to learn to do the valves and TBS
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2007 Blue DL650 V-Strom - running out of farkle's to do so bought the VEE
2006 SILVER DL1000 - Running out of Farkles also!!!
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I'm ready any weekend you lads are and I can bring beer, tools, good looks, style and flair etc. (I was going to say "panache" but thats gay).

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I'd recommend for anyone wanting to learn that they bring the tool kit they would use in the field so that they become comfortable with that. I'm kind of utilitarian in terms of having a decent, basic kit on the bike that I service it with so that when I get stuck on the road, I am sure I have all the tools I need.

For the valve shim job, at least on the 1000, the radiator needs to be removed, which means tapping into the coolant system, so this is a good chance to flush your coolant too, so be sure to bring antifreeze if you want to. You don't have to flush it, but you will loose about a liter or so of fluid in the process that will need replacement.

I have a chain breaker too (well... it has a broken pin right now but I need to order one anyway) if anyone needs to replace chains/sprockets.

I also have tire irons and an air compressor for tire changes, but note I do not guarantee I won't knick the aluminum on your rim I've been changing all my tires by hand, and have had pretty good luck with it.

Personally, I will be replacing my plugs, doing a valve shim, washing the air filter, replacing the TPS sensor (I'm pretty sure mine is dying), doing a TB sync, and possibly adding an external fuel filter and bypassing the in-tank one (as I know it was getting plugged last time I worked on it).
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Personally, I will be replacing my plugs, doing a valve shim, washing the air filter, replacing the TPS sensor (I'm pretty sure mine is dying), doing a TB sync, and possibly adding an external fuel filter and bypassing the in-tank one (as I know it was getting plugged last time I worked on it).
Same here less the fuel filter and TPS replacement. I'll just check the adjustment on mine. I'll end up re-routing some power lines while its torn down also. I was planning on bringing my own tools I've currently got no plans between now and Spring so I can be available whenever/wherever you guys decide to do it. I'll gladly offer up my garage but its very cold in there and with all the stuff I could probably make room for three bikes max if the weather is OK.

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post #7 of 34 Old 12-28-2010, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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I can bring good looks,
You're bringing your wife?

I forgot I also have a tire changer.

Sooner or later? My place or? Jan, Feb?
I have Jan 22 open....

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Wish I lived closer I really need to learn to do the valves and TBS
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So....has this died an inglorius death in PM land, or is it still on?

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I think we'll have to firm up a date and a place to make it a 'go', and you might also want to cross post in the 'ride plans' thread to get everyone to notice it...
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