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    Dear Team Members,

    This is a slightly different discussion when compared to other forum discussions. Some of our form members might have been addicted to their bikes and may do a number of DIYs and take good care of their machines themselves . However many members have a very little knowledge about these DIYs. For this purpose herewith I am proposing a thread for the forum members to post the details of the mechanics who would be willing to show how to repair motorcycles like assembling a bore piston kit, assembling the gears etc so that we bike enthusiastic can take our interest in bikes to higher levels .

    A note to the moderators: Moderators can delete this thread if this is of no value to the forum.
    Srinivas

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    Hey Srinivas,
    Why should we delete this thread? Its a suggestion for a better Xbhp, and of course its of value!
    Xbhp is always open to betterment, and will always be.

    Coming to discussing your suggestion, I think it would be wrong to say that members have little knowledge. Often it turns out the opposite. Members have more knowledge than some mechanics themselves.

    I'll give you an example. One guy with a Karizma consulted many mechanics to solve his problem of top speed restricted to 60 kmph or so. Many mechanics got changed a whole lot of parts, adding to the bills of this poor guy, but the issue wasn't solved. Then, he decided to post this on Xbhp and I myself approved it, while tagging sir @psr too to the thread. The result? PSR sir instantly pointed out that its an issue with TPS (I may not recall the exact problem), and the issue was solved...
    Then one guy said his bike gave electric shocks on operation. I instantly pointed out that the wiring to spark plug is broken somewhere, as its the only component on the bike capable of giving feel-able current, and its around 6000 volts. I also gave him safety advices instantly.

    So, we realize that anyone who decides to post a DIY, must have done it himself and is experienced enough. Even rarely if there's a mistake, then the issue is open for Xbhp discussion, and members will point out if there's anything wrong with the methodology. For example, if one posts a chain cleaning procedure without safety messages, the experienced members will be quick to point out that fingers may be cut off, if they entangle in the running chain.

    By the way, this is an open forum and it shall remain so, even to mechanics. We're welcome if mechanics decide to post their DIY here, while keeping the spirit and rules in mind.

    Sponsoring a mechanic on part of Xbhp can be done, if members demand for it, with a particular important DIY topic in mind. Otherwise, the DIY section already has some topics attended to.

    Of course, DIY can't include each and every thing a mechanic does. After all, its Do It Yourself. Its scope can be expanded only to a certain limit.

    @ Members: What are your thoughts on the suggestion?
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    There's already a thread on this started about 4-5 years ago. Even PSR Sir has a post in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    There's already a thread on this started about 4-5 years ago. Even PSR Sir has a post in it
    Anyone wanting to do the DIY must be committed to 2 things...

    1. Should be willing to learn by "SELF" and not depend on being spoon fed. Should have enough self confidence to go through with the DIY and Learn through personal experience.

    2. Willing , and Eager, to get the hands dirty , and possess proper Tools and knowledge on using it ....

    The road to DIY is never easy , and must be prepared to fail , learn and succeed by one's own effort.

    Anyone wanting to learn , must first patiently go through ALL THE PAGES of respective threads and learn.

    Xbhp has Voluminous DATA on each aspect of DIY....
    When Was The Last Time,You Did Something For The First Time.

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    Hey

    I will take this opportunity to ask a doubt here.
    I dont think i understand the concept of DIY very well.
    What i mean is not everyone is interested in getting down to knees and work with grease/oil when they can get temp solutions by paying a few hundred bucks to some handyman + people own a variety of rides. So for starters it is difficult to get a common ?study partner let alone a guru.
    Another factor is 'WHY' would i want to know a DIY.
    I have never done any of these before but one of the reasons for that was also because i always thought that even if i put my time & effort in knowing the DIYs but as soon as i will upgrade then it will render my knowledge/tools obsolete.

    Am i right on these points ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    Hey

    I will take this opportunity to ask a doubt here.
    I dont think i understand the concept of DIY very well.
    What i mean is not everyone is interested in getting down to knees and work with grease/oil when they can get temp solutions by paying a few hundred bucks to some handyman + people own a variety of rides. So for starters it is difficult to get a common ?study partner let alone a guru.
    Another factor is 'WHY' would i want to know a DIY.
    I have never done any of these before but one of the reasons for that was also because i always thought that even if i put my time & effort in knowing the DIYs but as soon as i will upgrade then it will render my knowledge/tools obsolete.

    Am i right on these points ?
    See, people who don't want to get the hands dirty will always prefer the mechanic by spending some money, but is the satisfaction guaranteed, no!!! Everyone is aware most of the mechs at service station are not even aware of the torque wrench and further tools required to repair the bike.

    And who said the knowledge becomes obselete. Oil changing on each bike is same. Chain adjustments, brake bleeding. Brake pads change, to name a few the basic function is the same be it anything on 2 wheels.

    And besides, the folks who believe in DIY, I believe they love their rides very much and 1 more reason I see is that "sabke andar ek kida.hota hai DIY kaa" (everybody has that small worm inside them of DIY dna) some follow it some ignore because grease and oil are bad. There is altogether a diff joy of DIY especially on a moyorcycle.

    Cheers,
    Sanjay

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    [QUOTE=sanjaysangar[/QUOTE]

    So you are saying that its the same for say single cyl commuters to premiun bikes ?
    And that people will prefer to work on their super pricey rides themselves than the legitimate service dealers ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewguy View Post
    So you are saying that its the same for say single cyl commuters to premiun bikes ?
    And that people will prefer to work on their super pricey rides themselves than the legitimate service dealers ?
    Atleast somethings we can learn so that for every small issue we do not have to run to svc and pay a hefty amount for a small job done.

    As far as I have seen and learnt, oil changing, adjusting chain, setting clutch play, brake bleeding, chain cleaning and lubing are all same etc etc....

    I never said get the engine opened and DIY stuff. Offcourse this thing has to be done by a thoroughbred professional

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by psr View Post
    Anyone wanting to do the DIY must be committed to 2 things...

    1. Should be willing to learn by "SELF" and not depend on being spoon fed. Should have enough self confidence to go through with the DIY and Learn through personal experience.

    2. Willing , and Eager, to get the hands dirty , and possess proper Tools and knowledge on using it ....

    The road to DIY is never easy , and must be prepared to fail , learn and succeed by one's own effort.

    Anyone wanting to learn , must first patiently go through ALL THE PAGES of respective threads and learn.

    Xbhp has Voluminous DATA on each aspect of DIY....

    I have resolved that I will do all the work (even the complicated work) myself on my machine even if it stays off the road for a few days. this is the way we learn (even though I may take the help of a mechanic sometimes). I am ready to bear for the money if at all something goes wrong but I am hell bent on learning all the stuff myself.
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    Thanks for clearing things up.
    Will look up videos of the listed stuff and try on my bike.
    I will need complete tool kit i guess ?
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