I wish I had seen your post before I started the job. It turned out to be a fairly easy with the help of the video and the written process. It took about 3-4 hours but the next one would definitely go faster. I would be glad to host a tech session one of these weekends for this or other projects. I have a 3 car garage (I could free up 2 bays) a/c for the warmer days, heat from the dryer vent pipe for those coldest days and good florescent lighting for the dark days/evenings. I also have a m/c lift, Traeger grill, garage refrigerator etc. All the creature comforts!
I would be interested in helping with a 12 K service but would like to have an experienced hand available for the valve clearance check/adjust the first time.
During a good long day we should be able to:
Gearbox & Final Drive fluid change
Clean/lube shifter mechanism
Change air/fuel filters
Drill weep hole
Replace quick disconnects
Other projects of note might be:
Wire and install additional lights (fog/driving)
Install led lighting for the wind deflectors (I really like this mod)
Install HID lighting
Change instrument cluster lamps (change color, LED's etc.)
Modify speedometer to correct for speed error
Check pre-load on final drive
There seems to be plenty of expertise in the PDX area to coach these changes.
So..... We need to pick a weekend, find a bike(s) to use, make sure experts are available, make sure parts are available and wait for time to pass.
Originally Posted by avonfloater
Now that would be a good tech session, Loren. Any interest in extra hands or opportunities to watch?