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Technical Section => Riding Tips and Training => Topic started by: DPieter on April 25, 2017, 02:06:24 am

Title: Basic mechanic training
Post by: DPieter on April 25, 2017, 02:06:24 am
Hi all

I was hoping someone could direct me to basic mechanic training in and around jhb. I'm not looking to become the next pit-mechanic but my current method of handling a bike problem is very similar to the method I use to handle a computer problem - Turn it off and back on again. Just some basic trouble shooting etc

Thanks

I ride a 800gs if it makes a difference
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: Oubones on April 25, 2017, 05:54:22 am
Go riding with the Wd's in your area and you will quickly make a competent friend that you can phone and that can teach you the basics.
Else use Google.
Hi all

I was hoping someone could direct me to basic mechanic training in and around jhb. I'm not looking to become the next pit-mechanic but my current method of handling a bike problem is very similar to the method I use to handle a computer problem - Turn it off and back on again. Just some basic trouble shooting etc

Thanks

I ride a 800gs if it makes a difference
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: eberhard on April 25, 2017, 07:43:54 am
To add to what Oubones wrote, get a good manual for your bike. Start by understanding basic concepts. Learn the terminology so that you know what is referred to.  E.g. for an engine to run you need fuel, spark and compression and from there you take it further.

If you don’t have already, acquire good tools and a multi meter.

Go to auto spares shops and bike shops when they are not busy and talk to the people working there. Ask them questions.  Listen to their opinions, compare and examine it and do further research (the internet, as stated by Oubones, is your friend). In the beginning always get cross references until you grasp the fundamentals. There are a some shysters out there.

It is less complicated than you think.
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: Kykdaar on April 25, 2017, 08:42:55 am
Buy a old project bike for cheap that requires a lot to do - including an engine rebuild.

Learn as you struggle along :thumleft:

EDIT: or buy a DR 800 big  >:D
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: katana on April 25, 2017, 07:27:02 pm
Buy a old project bike for cheap that requires a lot to do - including an engine rebuild.

Learn as you struggle along :thumleft:

EDIT: or buy a DR 800 big  >:D

 :deal:   :thumleft:   :ricky:
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: DPieter on May 02, 2017, 09:08:14 pm
thanks alot gents. will start with that
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: hugh101 on May 05, 2017, 04:51:47 am
Hi all

I was hoping someone could direct me to basic mechanic training in and around jhb. I'm not looking to become the next pit-mechanic but my current method of handling a bike problem is very similar to the method I use to handle a computer problem - Turn it off and back on again. Just some basic trouble shooting etc

Thanks

I ride a 800gs if it makes a difference

When you have your bike serviced, ask the mechanic if you can watch
I know the bmw club has "tech days" in conjunction with the dealers where some basic troubleshooting and skills are shown
keep a eye on the their website   
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 05, 2017, 08:52:13 am
thanks alot gents. will start with that

And let me know if you need tools, multimeter etc....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: Pavlovski on May 09, 2017, 10:27:28 am
DPeter - pop me a PM if you are situated in GP.....would be a privilege to help another Dog :thumleft:
Title: Re: Basic mechanic training
Post by: Gérrard on May 10, 2017, 11:36:41 am
Buy a old project bike for cheap that requires a lot to do - including an engine rebuild.

Learn as you struggle along :thumleft:

EDIT: or buy a DR 800 big  >:D

 :deal:   :thumleft:   :ricky:

:lol8: Grapgatte... maar dis nie sommer vir lek aan die leeu se bal nie. Jy moet eers jou 10 000 ure doen, dan kry jy die DR, anders is jy goed in jou moer.