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What task do you do on your motorcycle that you think just sucks.



Could be simple like an oil change or complicated like a triple bypass.





Well I can tell you mine is changing handlebars. If you have never done this you should just for fun. It involves rerouting wires and cables, finding the best comfort point and making sure the throttle snaps back at all points of a turn. And it sucks. I spent two hours trying to find the perfect route earlier just to get rained out. Will have to finish up tomorrow.
 

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About the only thing that really sucks is ajusting the carbs in bike on a standard model. Royal PITA and the supposed tool made for the job doesn't fit.
 

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About the only thing that really sucks is ajusting the carbs in bike on a standard model. Royal PITA and the supposed tool made for the job doesn't fit.




I've ground off the carb bracket on both sides to allow easier access.It's so substantial as to not be a problem.I've also ground an angle on a small cheap flat blade screwdriver as an adjuster tool.







 

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Lately, any little task has sucked. Anything from checking the oil level to Changing a rear brake light. Thats not always the case though. Its weird I go through these, "Yea I want to tear into it!" to "I just want to ride, not fix anything"
 

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Listening to Blindstich piss and moan about working on his motorcycle is a sucky task in my book.
 

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1. Getting down into those little nooks and crannies of the carbs when I'm polishing the bike....LOL



2. Listening to Wisconsin CX moan and groan about Blindstitch moaning and groaning about having to work on his bike.....LMAO (sorry I just had to say it) LOL
 

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I'd much rather replace a mechanical seal, engine out, than to replace the steering head bearings on a GL500I. I hate unplugging all those wires in the box and then plugging them back into each other.
 

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Lately, any little task has sucked. Anything from checking the oil level to Changing a rear brake light. Thats not always the case though. Its weird I go through these, "Yea I want to tear into it!" to "I just want to ride, not fix anything"


This is me this year. Last year I had six, got two basket cases running and rescued an insurance write off Custom. I spent most of the summer wrenching instead of riding. Summers are too short up here. I swore this year I'd ride as much as possible. Well new job and rain virtually every day since May means very little riding, especially being down 2 weeks in July waiting on a clutch cable......
 

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Just changed the head bearing on my CX... And hammered my thumb into the races (Drift slipped) That sucked.



I also hate tearing the fairing off the bike.



Oh, and getting my seat off is a bit of a pain too. Have to reach under there to get the two little allen head screws... I really need to do something about it.



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Changing the tachometer cable.  The amount of work you have to do just to change 1 stupid little cable, it's just not proportional, ya know?
 

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3 very sucky cx jobs....



1. water transfer pipe o-ring (took me 4 hours to get it to go in without tearing and seal up watertight)

2. removing 30 yr old gasket remains from in-situ clutch cover without getting any bits of crap in the engine

3. getting the passenger footpeg bolt back in on the 2 into 1 motard



remembered another biatch...



drilling out and drifting the top bolt out of the main bearing cap after the camchain has eaten it enough that it won't turn with a socket or spanner.



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lifting the engine block off the floor on your own, now that a bummer.



how could I forget... forgetting to fit the starter when installing the engine and realising that access to the those 2 bolts is *very* limited once the engine is back in.
 

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I think mine would be setting all the iggy points and syncronizing all 3 carbs on the triple. It wouldn't be bad if it was one or two things, but everything on a triple comes in 3's.



Second is def cleaning/lubing chain or aligning the rear wheel after the chain is replaced.
 

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Wiring. Unhooking and rehooking when you take everything apart and put it together.



.... so far just wiring.
 

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I've ground off the carb bracket on both sides to allow easier access.It's so substantial as to not be a problem.I've also ground an angle on a small cheap flat blade screwdriver as an adjuster tool.







Shep, you never fail to come up with the simplest and most workable ideas. Two projects now tomorrow thanks to you!
 
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