Welcome to The How-To Motorcycle Repair Blog!
Why do all the good hobbies cost so much money? Well, I can’t answer that question, however I do know how I was able to afford owning & enjoy riding my motorcycles over the past 15 years.
Answer: You’re going to have to learn how to repair & maintain your own motorcycle! This website will show you how!
Let’s face it, nothing is coming down in price these days. The same motorcycles I bought a decade ago are still holding their value pretty well today. Also, dealer labor rates in my area are approaching or exceeding $100/hour. The labor rate may be enough reason to tackle some of the repair and maintenance procedures yourself.
First things first, you are going to need a service manual. I will not be able to cover all the information specified in these manuals, however I will try to cover key points as I explain repair projects. Make sure you check out my post on how to find & download a FREE service manual for your motorcycle.
Secondly, you will need some basic & special hand tools. I’ll also show you ALL my tools and share my thoughts and reviews on what I own.
Lastly, I want to cover the work area. Over the past five years, I have been slowly making improvements to my “new” garage. These improvements were made to be more organized, comfortable, and work more efficiently. I’ll discuss these in detail in the garage set-up category.
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