Now THAT is an excellent idea . . . and since I have just such a toy (Harbor Freight Bore Scope) . . . I do believe that I can put it to good use.
It is a good idea, but does't always tell the whole story. I changed my air filter last week. It had just shy of 12,000 miles on it and when I took off the left snorkel and looked inside, the filter looked good, but I was that far in, so I changed it anyway. Since then, my fuel mileage has improved a little over 2mpg over the last four tanks of gas.Now THAT is an excellent idea . . . and since I have just such a toy (Harbor Freight Bore Scope) . . . I do believe that I can put it to good use.
I didnt know about that mod.Thanks for pointing that out. I keep my bike sealed up in a car bag so mice aren't a problem but next time I do a filter change ill probably do itkevin from ny...Nice Job...I just watched that DVD last night :thumbup:...Did you do the intake tube mod while you had them out?
In case you might not know about it...a lot of people have had mice crawl up into the Air filter and make a real mess...the MOD is add screen to the front of each intake...
Id say Im a novice. Ive always changed the oil.plugs on my bikes but that was about it. Changing the air filter wasn't bad at all.alot easier then I thought. I had the manual and followed freds dvds. I must of watched freds dvd about 10 times so I knew it good. The hardest part was trying to disconnect the tweeter speaker wires and one of the electrical connectors. I think most people including myself find it intimidating is because of all the wires (see pic 1 ) But all you have to do is un plug a few of the connectionsKevin, What is your mechanical ability (novice, intermediate ?) My wing has 25k on her and I wouldn't mind tackling the same project (need Fred's DVD's first) and while being no stranger to a wrench, this job does intimidate me. I'm sure the stealer would charge qute a bit for this job. If a novice wrench can tackle this, I'm all in.
Wow I missed the fact that Fred had a singing set out too. Have to check out his CD file. :joke::joke: KiddingThat gives me hope, I have Fred's CD'S but have been a little reluctant to try. Now I guess I don't have an excuse anymore...I did spark plugs yesterday, I had better than 55,000 miles on them and they still looked good...Thanks
Amazing how he did the camera work and wrenching at the same time. I just reinstalled my lower cowling and learned I had done it wrong the first time. It is like having a buddy there - walking you through it - and pointing out newbie mistakes like not lining up all three tabs on the cowling.Those dvd's are just like having Fred there talking you through it. I wouldn't be without them!