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Mmmmmkay. Remind me since I can't find where you mentioned it - what bike do you have? Also, how did you determine the right amount of oil?zoopnazi wrote:did the first oil change on my bike today.
Frickin thing holds more than a gallon of oil
It was a bit of a pain in the ass, because I can't find a filter wrench small enough, and there wasn't enough room for my hands.
Yamaha MT-01MasterOfNone wrote:Mmmmmkay. Remind me since I can't find where you mentioned it - what bike do you have? Also, how did you determine the right amount of oil?
what kind of bike?Mad|coW wrote:Well, after owning my first bike for I think about 3 months now, I just laid it down.
Im just in awe right now, just got back from it, feels pretty embarrassing.
I wasnt even going all that fast, maybe 25 or 30 on twisties in a really hilly area, and I was in the middle of a turn not even leaning as far as possible, and the bike just started sliding it seemed. I was giving it very slight front and rear brakes, maybe I twitched and grabbed the front hard as a natural reaction, or maybe there was a stick or gravel in the road (as there were cliffs in this area). Who knows.
Sliding was pretty fun Id have to say though, thank God I was on a left hand turn and not a right though.
Picking my bike up from the ditch was not only not fun and difficult, but embarrasing.
I just now hobbled home and inspected the damage, not too bad, lots of small scratched, a couple big ones, 1 missing turn signal, broken windshield, and the biggest, most noticeable thing: bent fork.
Is the bike all the way fucked? Its maybe 6 or 7 degrees twisted, the shocks both still give, but i have to hold the bars sideways to drive straight.
I'd always heard everyone lays it down at some point, now I believe it....Fuck.
You can also check to see if just the bars are twisted in the rubber mountings to the upper triple clamp, if the bike has rubber bushings mounting the bar clamps to the triple clamp.zoopnazi wrote:what kind of bike?
the forks can twist in the triple clamps to give the twist you have, without damaging the forks or clamps themselves. You'l just have to loosen the clamps and straighten things up.
sucks to hear though