Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance
The regular chore of repairing your motorcycle is a blessing to some and a tedious bore to others. Depending on your competence level, time, and financial situation, you may opt to just have it done at a local motorcycle repair shop. If you're handy with the tools, have the necessary knowledge to navigate around an engine, and enjoy doing the dirty work, you'll enjoy the process of learning and keeping your motorcycle in tip top shape.
To do the proper maintenance and repairs on your bike requires some skill. Some knowledge. Some experience. A lot of patience. Learn the basics of your motor first. There are many books available on the subject. Your local bookstore or online book reseller will have a deep inventory of most motorcycle maintenance and repair books.
Take a course from a local college. Many community colleges today offer short term courses on motorcycle repair and maintenance. Learn it from a friend. If you have a pal who's handy with a wrench, you'll learn quickly with a private instructor on hand.
Doing your own repairs and maintenance can save you a lot of money, bring you closer to your bike, and maybe even give your family an opportunity to share in something that's fun and productive.