I would like to thank Mark Neblett, for coming out to help me learn some more yesterday!!!
Mark arrived at around 7.30AM. Dave H and Andre (TPE3B) also joined us for the learning session.
As part of the 24K service, Mark did all the work below as he taught us
- How to change the air filter. This also taught us how to remove that fuel tank contraption!!! Thank goodness, I had ridden quite a few miles on Friday and then not refilled the tank again
- How to check the valve clearances. Like Mark said, there's no 'mystery' to this work. Reading that document did make it look like 'rocket science'
. But, at the end it wasn't at all. Its just that one needs to learn to right way of doing it.
- Change Spark Plugs. Well, you really don't have to number the wires. They are all already numbered. Stayed with the Bosch XR7's.
- Fluids. Mark did all the fluid changes on the bike. Learnt how NOT to make a mess of the garage. Changed Engine, tranny and final drive fluids and not a drop of oil on the floor. Also changed the oil filter.
- Topped off the brake fluid and checked the coolant level.
All this was done and folks left around 1.15 PM or so.
Well, after lunch I sat down to assemble the Comsystem. After 2-1/2 hours of trying, I got nowhere, except that I had removed every dang nut and bolt
So, another call to Mark and he asked me to drop all the pieces off with him. Got a call late last night that it was ready for pick up later today!!!
Thanks a lot Mark for all the work you did yesterday!!! I am sure that Dave and Andre also learnt a lot from this session. I did!!
Oh, y'all that did not show up missed a super tech session!!! and some awesome coffee!!!
PS: Will have pictures added to the post later.