Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Engineers never take into account maintenance or repair when they design a bike or car because they figure that in general most bikes at least in North America or Europe will not need dis-assembly in quite some time. Full fairing bikes are very compact as compared to naked. Try not to take apart any more that it's absolutely necessary so that you'll spend less time putting everything back together. For instance, the windshield and all the rest you don't need to take apart even if it's a touch more difficult to reach the dammed bulb. If you're planning to do basic maintenance, buy a Clymer or Haynes Shop Manual which are $20 something and show you the right sequence and procedure for every job; they are worth it. Always use the right tool for the job and if you don't have it you can borrow from a friend because otherwise you'll ruin nuts, bolts and components. Keep it cool.