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Classes on basic motorcycle maintenance - December 23, 2010, 03:11 AM

I tried using the search feature to see if this question already exists, but no luck. Here it goes:

Does anyone know of anyplace to take a basic motorcycle maintenance course? (change oil, adjust/bleed brakes/clutch, etc). I don't want to take professional classes at Wyotech, just want to learn how to work on my bike the right way. I tried looking at NOVA CC, but it looks like they only have automotive classes.


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We are doing a basic motorcycle maintenance class at Duc Pond next month.. On a saturday too!


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We are doing a basic motorcycle maintenance class at Duc Pond next month.. On a saturday too!
Subjects include:

1) Your clutch - yes it's supposed to sound like that.

2) Clothing choices and their relation to engine management.

3) How to avoid getting your Pumas dirty during oil changes.

4) S model tuning and how to avoid using any Ohlins bits to their potential.

5) DTC and how it can prevent embarrassing moments at Starbucks.

6) How to properly insult Aprilia owners and jumpstarting their bikes.

7) Speaking Italian for Southeners who have never left the states.

Chain maintenance for low mileage motorcycles.

9) Why cleanliness is more important than rider worthiness.

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Seriously, good on you guys for offering a real class.


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I have considered putting on a 2hr seminar, how do you think the interest level would be?


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Damn, I wrote this at 9am, but did not post till now, sorry to seem like I am jumping on the bandwagon


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Subjects include:

1) Your clutch - yes it's supposed to sound like that.

2) Clothing choices and their relation to engine management.

3) How to avoid getting your Pumas dirty during oil changes.

4) S model tuning and how to avoid using any Ohlins bits to their potential.

5) DTC and how it can prevent embarrassing moments at Starbucks.

6) How to properly insult Aprilia owners and jumpstarting their bikes.

7) Speaking Italian for Southeners who have never left the states.

Chain maintenance for low mileage motorcycles.

9) Why cleanliness is more important than rider worthiness.

10) Tamburini worship 101.



Seriously, good on you guys for offering a real class.


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December 23, 2010, 10:08 AM

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Subjects include:

1) Your clutch - yes it's supposed to sound like that.

2) Clothing choices and their relation to engine management.

3) How to avoid getting your Pumas dirty during oil changes.

4) S model tuning and how to avoid using any Ohlins bits to their potential.

5) DTC and how it can prevent embarrassing moments at Starbucks.

6) How to properly insult Aprilia owners and jumpstarting their bikes.

7) Speaking Italian for Southeners who have never left the states.

Chain maintenance for low mileage motorcycles.

9) Why cleanliness is more important than rider worthiness.

10) Tamburini worship 101.



Seriously, good on you guys for offering a real class.


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We are doing a basic motorcycle maintenance class at Duc Pond next month.. On a saturday too!
I'd definitely be interested in attending your seminar. More details, time, date, etc please!!!! Thanks!


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December 25, 2010, 10:15 AM

Getting instruction from a shop willing to host a seminar sounds like a great way to go.

Baring that, for just basic maintenace stuff like oil changes, tire changes, bleeding brakes, etc keep an eye out for someone hosting a "tech" day or host one yourself if you have a garage and can get an experianced person to come assist. During the summer they aren't all that uncommon to see posted.

I'd offer to host an informal tech day but I live way outside the metro area.

As a last resort you could always RTFM. It's all in there.
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Check your local community college. I heard this from a cycle repair/restoration shop owner who taught classes at Hagerstown Comm. College.


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I have considered putting on a 2hr seminar, how do you think the interest level would be?
I'd be up for that. Definitely need some help with the basics.


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