Originally Posted by rixchard
So I have to ask.
Is there any part of this bike you have not disassembled? Your scope of knowledge is impressive.
Thanks for the compliment!
About the only thing I have not disassembled is the transmission, front forks, and the ABS system. Although I did replace all the tranny seals. Just about everything else has been under my knife.
or is that
Yes, I do know quite a bit about the bike, much of it the hard way, the rest learned here from others or just reading.
I am the type of person who will look over any vehicle I have carefully and in detail, just to know as much as I can about it's workings, and always get a service manual and speed read through it pretty completely just so I know how things work. I have always been very curious about how anything works. Even in my pre-teen years I was the neighborhood "Mr. Fix It", repaired lawn mowers, appliances, some automotive repairs, etc. both at home and for neighbors. That lead me to become a machinist then tool and die maker, and then engineer. Had a somewhat insatiable quest for knowledge of how things are designed and work. My dad taught me a lot as soon as I knew a wrench from a screwdriver. Of course that meant he sometimes had to help me put something back together that was never broken in the first place.
The last three decades I have been a manufacturing system and automation machine designer.
The LT was no different. Pretty much read the service manual through before I even had to do anything to the bike. That way, when something happens I pretty much know what it is, and what is likely to be required for me to fix it.
I like being able to drive or ride down the highway, and visualize how every little individual part of the vehicle is working together to do what I ask of it.