In the past 40 years I've done everything from rebuilding engines/transmissions, changing tires, oil changes and tuneups (even in my cars). But now I'm over 56 years old with a heart problem and sore back so I only do oil changes and little things and leave the big jobs to a dealer/professional. I take the wheels off of the bike to take to the shop for new tires. This year was the first time I took a bike in to a dealer for major work (I hadn't riden my VMax for 5-6 months and the gas turned into jelly blocking the carbs). Looks like that's the way the future will be from now on. My younger days are gone. Luckily, in my older days I have money so I can afford to have a dealer/professional do things for me.
I've done everything so far, and will be learning more this winter. Oil, chain, etc. Even learned the intricately difficult task of changing a speedometer cable this summer! Now there's something that needs to be written about indepth in the knowledge base.
I do everything. And I am literally getting grease on the keyboard right now too, just came in to grab the Clymers and check up some stuff while I'm in here.
On thing I have coming up is my first tire change, the tire is on the way so now I need to figure out how to do it myself or if it's worth it to have a shop do it.
For me, I there is an enjoyment factor working on the bike too. I've done most of the work on my cars my whole life so I'm used to it, but the bike is so much simpler and easy to work on it's actually fun.
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