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    Default Chennai xBhp: 'Do It Yourself' GTG



    Agenda :

    • Cleaning / Changing Disk Pads.
    • Fixing a Tubeless & Tube tyre puncture.
    • Cleaning a Carburetor
    • Lubing Chains & Tightening the chain correctly.
    • Removing front wheels (both disc & drum)
    • Changing speedo, clutch, throttle cables
    • Removing front fork assy
    • Removing seats & tank
    • Cleaning air filter
    • Adjusting suspension (not overhauling)
    • Draining out & Filling up Engine Oil
    • Working with Bigger & Smaller Jets - Carb Bikes

    Interested Members:

    1. Ananth
    2. Bikerfas
    3. Aargee
    4. Sirius
    5. Sriram
    6. Steve
    7. Kirosh
    8. Tarc
    9. ZerotoSixty
    10. undefineme3
    11. Rajesh

    Basic DIY Safety would be followed. We are in terms of getting help from any mechanic from some Authorized Service Centre for a more detailed explanations & Tips.

    This thread would be used for any advices, comments, suggestions from the fellow members to make this GTG a success. We would work on the exact GTG dates & update the post.

    P.S: This would most probably be a recurring GTG, atleast once in every two months. When ever the GTG is planned, We would edit the posts accordingly.

    xBhpians, Please put forward any suggestions / comments you have for us. Thanks.

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    @Ananth, first Thanks for the thread & appreciate to have come up with your idea on DIY meets. Really first of the kind in xBhp.
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    Good initiative there Ananth. Knowing one's bike technically is as much a confidence giver as is knowing it as a ride.

    I have one suggestion regarding the agenda of the meet. Instead of taking up a whole lot of DIY topics, stick to a chosen 2-3 topics for each meet. Say you guys pick 1) Drive chain adjustment, 2) Changing Disc Pads and 3) Tuning the carb. Now do this on a variety of bike models and document each through pictures while someone notes down the procedure.

    Covering the chain-adjustment procedure for even some 5-6 different models will not only make the DIY useful across the board but also expose the participants to the many variations and subtle nuances of this simple but very important DIY. There is a lot more to learn than what merely meets the eye .

    I am planning an exhaustive document on bike preparation for long rides, primarily with Indian bikes and within our traffic and road-conditions milieu. This will encompass preventive maintenance, identifying critical spares, lighting mods, seat comfort enhancement and mods related to luggage carrying. Inputs from such threads as this will be surely be incorporated in it.

    Aargee: we've done this a couple of times here in Delhi before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fox View Post
    I have one suggestion regarding...down the procedure.
    OF Sir, people are little apprehensive about losing their steeds since its first time for most people. What I'd in mind was something like...
    1. Spark plug session
    2. Chain adjustment session
    3. Front wheel session

    In that way, spark plug session can be worked on the participants motorcycles. For ex, we could try on GS150R, R15, Unicorn, ZMA/R & this will also require carrying tools specific for the job. Hope this is what you intented.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fox View Post
    I am planning an exhaustive document ...Inputs from such threads as this will be surely be incorporated in it.
    Glad to know; any idea to include these in the magazine as well? Pls provide your inputs so that we can work accordingly to suit your requirements as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fox View Post
    Aargee: we've done this a couple of times here in Delhi before.
    Oh!!! Ok just that I didn't notice it; any links to this thread is appreciated.

    Also, what's your take on hiring/renting/leasing a mechanic for this activity? How should we approach? Most of us are free on a Sunday & that's the day most mechanics take rest; What's your suggestion of going about on this one?
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    Wow this sounds like a very interesting G2G where one could get to know the inner side of the companion.

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    Ananth, great idea to come up with a thread. I would definitely be part of this exercise. Well, the platform is set as to the idea. So now we need to finalize on schedule. If this is not decided in coming days, probably we can again discuss the same during our offline meet coming sunday.
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    As I stand committed, if a mech cannot be arranged, then I can host a workshop session.

    I'm not touching any of the tools nor anyone's beloved rides , instead stand & guide the members to play with their own steeds.

    Let the group decide as what needs to be done; I'm game to teach something within my limits.
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    Very good initiative, hope some one among us will start in Hyd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunilg View Post
    Get-together approved.
    Thanks for the approval SunilG

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fox View Post
    Good initiative there Ananth. Knowing one's bike technically is as much a confidence giver as is knowing it as a ride.

    I have one suggestion regarding the agenda of the meet. Instead of taking up a whole lot of DIY topics, stick to a chosen 2-3 topics for each meet. Say you guys pick 1) Drive chain adjustment, 2) Changing Disc Pads and 3) Tuning the carb. Now do this on a variety of bike models and document each through pictures while someone notes down the procedure.

    Covering the chain-adjustment procedure for even some 5-6 different models will not only make the DIY useful across the board but also expose the participants to the many variations and subtle nuances of this simple but very important DIY. There is a lot more to learn than what merely meets the eye .

    I am planning an exhaustive document on bike preparation for long rides, primarily with Indian bikes and within our traffic and road-conditions milieu. This will encompass preventive maintenance, identifying critical spares, lighting mods, seat comfort enhancement and mods related to luggage carrying. Inputs from such threads as this will be surely be incorporated in it.
    Thanks OF Sir. We would split the agenda over the coming weeks & concentrate more on Quality of Learning than the Quantity involved.

    And yes, 1) Drive chain adjustment, 2) Changing Disc Pads and 3) Tuning the carb are the main topics & would use this thread to update any useful information.

    We are also planning to document the GTG, the same would be posted. Best wishes for your documentary & i hope it would be of immense use for all of us. Thanks again.

    Quote Originally Posted by SriramEfunds View Post
    Ananth, great idea to come up with a thread. I would definitely be part of this exercise. Well, the platform is set as to the idea. So now we need to finalize on schedule. If this is not decided in coming days, probably we can again discuss the same during our offline meet coming sunday.
    Yes, Planning & Scheduling would be disussed OFFLINE. Lets just use this thread for informative posts alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by yaser_kb100 View Post
    Xbhp Bike school - is this the begining of it?
    Bike School - Is still a possibility if each & every member like you participates with informative posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    As I stand committed, if a mech cannot be arranged, then I can host a workshop session.

    I'm not touching any of the tools nor anyone's beloved rides , instead stand & guide the members to play with their own steeds.

    Let the group decide as what needs to be done; I'm game to teach something within my limits.
    Sounds good, For now let the 1st meet be of just to cover some 3 - 4 points in the agenda & redo it with different bikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by vishnuu View Post
    Very good initiative, hope some one among us will start in Hyd.
    Thanks.

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