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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    Working on a 2003 shadow spirit 750. 34,000 miles i dont know if they were ever serviced. One mechanic says clutch is fine the other says clutch is at end of life. Both say my fee play is good, i adjusted it per Clymer maual specs. Symptoms are: 1 loose power in 4th and 5th sometimed but get...
  2. Honda
    hi i have a nsr 125 r1 2001. i have hade it a year now it had a service 3 months ago its done 7500 miles. i haven't had any issue with it until the other week when i was warming it up with choke on just letting it idle to get up to temp when it just cut out after a minute or so of idleing this...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I am continuing the rebuild of my 1985 Honda Nighthawk 700SC and have reached the point of replacing the valve seals. I went to the Honda dealer to have them replace it for me (which they said the could). I ordered my own valve seals and placed them in a small bag of oil over night...
  4. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey! Only one question this time, I promise! :) Do all motorcycle technicians get paid hourly OR are they paid based off of a flat rate system? Thanks!
  5. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey, guys. I have a few questions for motorcycle technicians or anybody who knows the answers. What are the qualifications to become a motorcycle technician? To work at a dealership or an independent shop do you need credentials from a school such as MMI? OR can you get into these positions by...
  6. Motorcycle Repair
    I'm about to inherit a 1980 Honda CX500 in need of repair. Can anybody recommend a good motercycle mechanic with experience repairing this model bike in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?
  7. Motorcycle Repair
    My old man has been a fully licensed heavy vehicle mechanic for my entire life. The thing about it is he's fifty now and can't keep up with the physical demands that come with working on heavy vehicles, buses in his case. He has suggested that he would like to begin working on motorcycles...
  8. Motorcycle Repair
    My first thread here... So I've called a few places. Dealers wanted $300 just to change the tires, not actually including the rubber! Said would be around $500 for everything installed. That seems absolutely crazy to me... Called a scooter repair place and they quoted me about $140 to...
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