+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
General Chat Thread, Motorbikes in General; i have recently inherited a suzuki bandit bike, little run down and in need of some maintainance. so i wanna ...
  1. #1
    tommccann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    252
    Thank Post
    46
    Thanked 39 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Motorbikes

    i have recently inherited a suzuki bandit bike, little run down and in need of some maintainance. so i wanna learn how to fix and maintain it, hence my need for guides or books on this subject. i could just sell it or leave it to rott but as everyone knows, us techies are very good at fixing things and using our hand on small fiddly parts! so i would like to try and fix it, plus it gives me somthing to do at weekends, as working in the it industry for 5 years has killed my passion for computers (i never use my home pc anymore, it even has a layer of thick dust!)

    So any manuals, guides etc.. would be very very usefull! ill even send you all a picture when im done!

  2. #2
    Pyroman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,210
    Thank Post
    434
    Thanked 140 Times in 105 Posts
    Rep Power
    73
    Haynes book of lies

  3. #3
    truslack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    75
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by tommccann View Post
    as everyone knows, us techies are very good at fixing things and using our hand on small fiddly parts!
    Tell that to the 3 dead bikes in my back garden

  4. #4

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,255
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    174
    Quote Originally Posted by tommccann View Post
    us techies are very good at fixing things and using our hand on small fiddly parts!
    Oooh er missus.

  5. #5
    tommccann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    252
    Thank Post
    46
    Thanked 39 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by truslack View Post
    Tell that to the 3 dead bikes in my back garden
    ok correction, SOME techies are lol
    Im good with manual labour having previously been a bricky, qualified electriction, and the other day i put some shelfs up!

  6. #6
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,266
    Thank Post
    654
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    What mechanical experience do you have?

    You know how to use a torque wrench I assume. Mostly bikes are fairly easy, as most stuff comes off without too much fuss. Servicing is pretty easy and much cheaper than shop prices.

  7. #7
    tommccann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    252
    Thank Post
    46
    Thanked 39 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    What mechanical experience do you have?

    You know how to use a torque wrench I assume. Mostly bikes are fairly easy, as most stuff comes off without too much fuss. Servicing is pretty easy and much cheaper than shop prices.
    I can use an array of tools effectivly lol, and looking at it i think i could completely dismantle it very easily and with a few mental notes sure i could reassemble but id like to know which part i was taking off

  8. #8
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,266
    Thank Post
    654
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by tommccann View Post
    I can use an array of tools effectivly lol, and looking at it i think i could completely dismantle it very easily and with a few mental notes sure i could reassemble but id like to know which part i was taking off
    The haynes manuals are a good start, most of the stuff is a mater of looking up how much oil goes in, how much to tighten a bolt, and what steps to take to take something apart.

    Haynes are ok for this,

  9. Thanks to ICT_GUY from:

    tommccann (17th March 2010)

  10. #9

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,980
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 379 Times in 289 Posts
    Rep Power
    160
    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Haynes are ok for this,
    HA! My last bike (errr years ago) had the instructions :-
    1) Remove nut
    2) Slide brake pedal off splined shaft

    They omitted the lines:-
    3) Insert 2x1" timber through frame
    4) Beat repeatedly with hammer until pedal slides off splined shaft

    That aside, they are useful.

  11. #10
    ahuxham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,122
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 138 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Haynes are pretty good to get the basics, or an idea how something is done.

    Recently overhauled my car, had a new 0 mile head, all gaskets, seals, waterpump, cambelt, aux pump, injectors and plugs ordered and sitting at home.

    Booked the Friday off and Monday morning it was all done.

    Dismantled the whole top half of the engine, cleaned the manifolds, did this and that, most of it without a manual, it can be worked out logically.

    (And all this with no real mechanical experience) Just take your time, be patient and you'll be fine doing anything

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •