I recommend you do as much as you can yourself. If you can't change the oil yourself, My recommendation is to get an electric scooter. The price most shops charge to do an oil change, or other simple repairs is outrageous, and in my opinion based on the fact that if you take your bike to them for such things they know they can bend you over.
Tire changes, see Don Proctor at Rec Leisure. Everywhere else i go for tire changes seem to scratch the piss out of my rims, NOT MENTIONING ANY NAMES!!!
The rest is a crap shoot, either the shop does good work and has a 2 month backup, or they get you right in and don't know what they're doing. Both mean downtime
One shop I wil tell you will never see a bike of mine for service is Macomb Cycle. :finger:
there are plenty of people here in the club that can provide you with help as well. You should consider buying a service manual for your bike, it'll be the best $30 investment you'll make on your bike.
Not that he needs it, but i'll vouch for Don Proctor doing excellent work with rims/tires.
What is the general consensus on this? I just about bought an alpinestars backpack last night on ebay to tote my belongings on longer trips and stuff...Then I got to thinking about safety and wind resistance....Would this hamper either? What is your prefered method of carrying belongings...
I've got my bike up at Tech again and have a house this year. My realtors are real picky and don't want stuff to get on their garage floor (where I keep my bike). I know for a fact that it doesn't leak but still want to please them and follow the rules. :twofinger
I tried cardboard...
It just snowed another 6" last night!! If you're not up here, you're missing out! I took the kids skiing at Marquette Mountain for the first time yesterday and they did AWESOME!! I'm so proud! They have another lesson today at 1:30. I'll have to post up a pic or two when I get home...
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