Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
I do a lot of my own maintenance. It's two fold. I like the money I save, and I REALLY like the time I save. I HATE sitting in some waiting room while some yahoo in the back works on my bike (or car or whatever). Why wait an hour in the shop (after riding there) when I can change the oil myself in 20 minutes in my own garage.
But tires... that's one exception for me. No thank you. I don't mess with removing rims, trying to mount my own tires, darkside, buying tires online, etc. I mean more power to you, whatever floats your boat. But you all fighting with tires and mounting them yourself and even getting the right tools; you are braver men than I. That's one thing where I just ride it to the shop and tell them what I need.
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT