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Offline whazzatt

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Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« on: September 17, 2015, 03:28:07 pm »
I'm not new to bikes but I've never done the grease-work myself, not because I haven't wanted to but because everyone I've asked to teach me has either been too busy or too guarded. I'm not ever going to make money from what I learn out of this. All I want to do is learn how to do the services and maintenance, fix a flat, and generally prepare myself for the long-haul trips that I envision for a few years down the line.

I've got a KLR650 and an XR125, good candidates for me to tamper with. But I'm happy to be a handlanger and help anyone with their own bikes.

Can also exchange skills? I've been doing permaculture for a while and teaching philosophy, English, critical thinking, etc. at different points during the past 15 years. Might not be in the same category as mechanical skills but maybe someone is interested in such things...

E2a: yoga and Pilates are other things I can help out with; also taught these a while back and keep up the practice. Is one allowed to admit this on a manly-man motorbike site though?!!!

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« Last Edit: September 19, 2015, 08:16:15 am by whazzatt »
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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 05:53:16 pm »
You'd be surprised to hear what some of the 'grease monkeys' do for a day time job  :lol8:
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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 05:55:38 pm »
You'd be surprised to hear what some of the 'grease monkeys' do for a day time job  :lol8:

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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 07:03:23 pm »
You'd be surprised to hear what some of the 'grease monkeys' do for a day time job  :lol8:

Is that an offer?  :thumleft:
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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 07:41:07 pm »
I'm not too handy myself but will let you know when I do anything on my scoots  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 07:45:53 pm »
Thanks knucklehead! This officially absolves me from guilt if I ever call you knucklehead to your face though!!! 0727673459
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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 08:14:16 pm »
bring your bike down to Knysna - I have a farm working on permaculture principles and ride a KLR - I can teach you some basics with the KLR if you are willing to help me with some aspects on my farm - what is your experience with permaculture ?

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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 08:31:29 pm »
Shanti, I'll send you a pm.
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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 08:31:43 pm »
Thanks knucklehead! This officially absolves me from guilt if I ever call you knucklehead to your face though!!! 0727673459

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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 08:54:47 pm »
Lots of gurus on the forum to consult, and then there's plenty instructional videos on YouTube.

For starters on the KLR650, check this out... https://youtu.be/DO2pTc5FYWo (hee hee)

On a more comprehensive note, check out mrmaxstorey channel on YouTube... 



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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2015, 06:00:44 am »
Thanks knucklehead! This officially absolves me from guilt if I ever call you knucklehead to your face though!!! 0727673459

You can call him whatever you want
The chances are he still won't go for a ride on his bike :pot:
 

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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 06:25:37 am »
Thanks knucklehead! This officially absolves me from guilt if I ever call you knucklehead to your face though!!! 0727673459

You can call him whatever you want
The chances are he still won't go for a ride on his bike :pot:

Funny thing is I neva saw u on last Sundays ride lakes  :lamer:
 

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Re: Anyone in PE willing to show me the maintenance ropes?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2015, 07:37:06 am »
Thanks knucklehead! This officially absolves me from guilt if I ever call you knucklehead to your face though!!! 0727673459

You can call him whatever you want
The chances are he still won't go for a ride on his bike :pot:

Funny thing is I neva saw u on last Sundays ride lakes  :lamer:

Boet if I had known you were going I would have been there Camera and all :biggrin: