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How-To and FAQs

adri

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New riders (or new wrenchers) may be interested in checking this out: http://www.uponone.com/howtos.php
Lots of How-Tos there, both in .pdf and video format.

To better help you out, see if you can find your service manual here:
http://www.gtamotorcycle.com/vbforum/showthread.php?t=1040

Don't hesitate to ask, but before you do, be sure to try here first: http://www.gtamotorcycle.com/vbforum/search.php

YouTube is also a great source, lots of people post their own maintenance videos. For example, searching "Ninja 250R oil change" will give you this.

Please add your own help and info links :)
 

adri

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Step by Step guide from getting your licence to buying your bike -
http://www.gtamotorcycle.com/vbforum/showthread.php?t=116373
Working on my own "How to buy your first motorcycle guide", an expanded version of the above, off-site for better keywording, hopefully easier for non members to find via Google.

How to buy your first motorcycle / Index page
> Getting motorcycle insurance
> Get your motorcycle license (M1)
> Do the practice M1 motorcycle test online
> Everything you need to know about getting your M2
> Buying your first motorcycle: New or Used and how not to get ripped off
> Motorcycle Gear: Should I buy new or used?

Been around GTAM way too long, and hear the same questions asked a lot, so I try to include everything.

For example the M2 page looks at taking the course vs. doing the ministry test, tips on saving money, an more detailed overview of the nearest riding schools and a recommendation.

Thanks Viffer and Banger for letting me use some of their work :) Lots more to come, all input and help is welcome!
 
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wolfpack27616

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Hi Adri,

Can't believe that nobody has responded and thanked you (as well as El Zilcho and getfunky) for this thread yet.

Thanks!

But, there goes my productivity for the day!
 

adri

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Hi Adri,

Can't believe that nobody has responded and thanked you (as well as El Zilcho and getfunky) for this thread yet.

Thanks!

But, there goes my productivity for the day!
Thanks! Kinda forgot about it but glad someone out there found it helpful. Can't believe it's been almost a decade. Guess I should put some fresh links up.

Beginner-Friendly Maintenance/Repair Tips:

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How to Siphon a Motorcycle Gas Tank to Get Dirty Old Gas Out (+ video)How to Siphon a Motorcycle Gas Tank
How To Install a Black Widow Motorcycle Lift (+ video)How To Install a Black Widow Motorcycle Lift
How To Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter StorageHow To Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter Storage
How To Tell If Your Dead Motorcycle Battery is Still OK (+ video)How To Tell If Your Dead Motorcycle Battery is Still OK
How To Test Motorcycle Turn Signals (+ video)How To Test Motorcycle Turn Signals
How To Test a Motorcycle Headlight (+ video)How To Test a Motorcycle Headlight
How To Replace a Lost Motorcycle KeyHow To Replace a Lost Motorcycle Key

Beginner-Friendly Motorcycle Modification (mods) Tips:

How to Change Sportster Handlebars (+ video)How to Change Sportster Handlebars - YouMotorcycle
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How to Remove Warning Sticker From Your Motorcycle (without scratching or taking forever)How to Remove Warning Sticker From Your Motorcycle - YouMotorcycle

Motorcycle Riding Tips for Specific Conditions (all with videos):

How to Ride a Motorcycle in the RainHow to Ride a Motorcycle in the Rain - YouMotorcycle
How To Ride a Motorcycle on Grooved RoadsHow To Ride a Motorcycle on Grooved Roads - YouMotorcycle
How to Ride a Motorcycle in Windy WeatherHow to Ride a Motorcycle in Windy Weather - YouMotorcycle

All Things Money/Finance/Career and Motorcycles:

4 Ways to Make Money with Motorcycles4 Ways to Make Money with Motorcycles - YouMotorcycle
How To Work in the Motorcycle Industry After Graduation (+ video)How To Work in the Motorcycle Industry After Graduation - YouMotorcycle
How To Increase Motorcycle Fuel EconomyHow To Increase Motorcycle Fuel Economy - YouMotorcycle
10 Tips on How to Sell a Motorcycle10 Tips on How to Sell a Motorcycle - YouMotorcycle
10 Ways to Find a Job in the Motorcycle Industry10 Ways to Find a Job in the Motorcycle Industry

Vehicle-Specific Info (all with videos too):

How To: Kawasaki Ninja 650R Oil ChangeHow To: Kawasaki Ninja 650R Oil Change - YouMotorcycle
How To: Replace the Battery on a BMW F700GSHow to Replace the Battery on a BMW F700GS - YouMotorcycle
How To: Replace the Battery on a Moto Guzzi V7How to Replace the Battery on a Moto Guzzi V7 - YouMotorcycle
Honda CB300R Battery Location, Service, Pigtail InstallationHonda CB300R Battery Location, Service, Pigtail Installation - YouMotorcycle
How To: Change the Oil on a Suzuki Boulevard M50 / C50How to Change the Oil on a Suzuki Boulevard M50 / C50 - YouMotorcycle
How To: Suzuki Boulevard M50/C50 Shaft Drive Oil Change / Final Gear Oil ChangeSuzuki Boulevard M50/C50 Shaft Drive Oil Change / Final Gear Oil Change - YouMotorcycle
How to: Do an Oil Change on the BMW F800RHow to do an Oil Change on the BMW F800R – The Proper Way - YouMotorcycle
How To: Do an Oil Change on a Harley-Davidson V-RodHow to do an Oil Change on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod - YouMotorcycle
How To: Install a Daymaker Headlight on a V-RodHow To Install a Daymaker Headlight on a V-Rod - YouMotorcycle

Hopefully if I get smoked on my bike this season someone will say some nice words, like "man, his blog and vlog posts were terrible but he sure did want to help." lol

Ride safe guys.

PS: I get a ton of "no **** captain obvious" type of comments on my youtube videos... *shrug*... maybe I'm the only one who wasn't born knowing any of this stuff, but I wanted to share what I've learned over the years just in case there are others out there who are just like me :)

Oh, and if you guys need help with anything motorcycle service/transportation/etc. please message me on GTAM or on the contact page on my site.
 
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