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Motorcycle Issues on the rise
Looks like today is the day I call a mechanic to beat some sense into the motorcycle. I filled it up yesterday and now it's down to 2/5 bars. Leaked 2-3 gallons on the pavement and a trail of gas all the way to the transit station this morning. :( *sigh*

List of other problems to have looked into:
[ ] Axel Pin, Rear, Grooves Stripped (So I'm told)
[ ] Blinkers, Front Left & Right, Replaced
[ ] Brakes, Rear, No Response
[ ] Engine Knocking
[ ] Engine Temperature, Overheating (So I've been shown)
[ ] Gas Leak, Bottom Hose
[ ] Oil Leak, Check For

Yeah, it's a dozzy. Some of those should be really simply and straight-forward, while others may require some investigative work or notable labor.

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Current Location: USA, Atlanta, GA
Current Mood: tired

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andrewshead From: andrewshead Date: November 8th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it might be time to look at a new bike. :(


Do you have a repair/replacement budget in mind?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: November 8th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can safely skip several things to cut down on what needs to be done right now. My budget in general right now would be 500$. I'm going to call around later to see if I can find a place that has around 60-70$/hour rates to begin with. One that is mobile would be a big plus. I suspect some of these things, if the rear axel really needs replaced, will go way over my budget.
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: November 8th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
leaking gas and non working breaks would be two good things to get fixed
zimzat From: zimzat Date: November 10th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The leaking gas is a definite. At the very least I'm going to get that looked into and hopefully fixed.

I'm not too worried about the rear brake because it only accounts for approximately 30 to 40% of breaking power when using both breaks, and relying too much on the rear brake leads to locking the rear wheel and potentially skidding out. But it would be nice to have the extra safety.

It's still running, so the rest are nice-to-have if it's inexpensive and quick to fix or until it completely breaks.
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