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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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fine to do my own oil/air filter change?

So I have never, ever been one to pay for someone touching my cars. I will almost always go out and buy the tools myself, and learn some in the process about the vehicle I have.

Just got my 600F3 home (buddy rode it back) and the right mirror is loose and wobbly, the throttle is a tad bit sticky, and it needs an air filter change, and an oil change.

are these all things I can do on my own? He was talking about it costing somethin like $120 or more and they would change my oil, and tune the bike up. I have been down this road with cars and I don't think they do much "tuning". The bike was owned by a woman, its completely bone stock and very clean.

i've already bought Amsoil MCV 20w50, amsoil filter, and an oem honda air filter so they'd probably CHARGE me if I brought that **** in there to be changed anyways.

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yep all pretty easy w/ basic hand tools.if ya dont know how muck oil it takes have a buddy hold the bike uprite so you can check the oil level. good luck
when ya got the tank up for teh air cleaner you can oil up the carb springs and cable for that sticky throttle

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Hey, hope you like your bike, i know i do.

Is the rubber on the mirror loose? or the mirror itself, either way its an easy fix.
changing the oil and filter is not very hard, but i would recomend having somebody whom has done it before do it with you. consult an Owners manuel, if you dont have one check out the technical forum around here theres a thread that can hook you up. I have the specific diagrams you'll need on my Hard drive, if you want i can just e-mail the ones you'll need to you. PM me and i'll get them to you, probobly tonight.

hope you got a gem like I did, bought my f3 w/ 4000 miles and in imaculate shape, still runs and looks graet.
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this thing just looks great, only 9500 miles, so not quite as babied as yours! i'll post up some good pics. the wheels are a bit dirty right now. sounds good, i have a manual on .pdf on the computer was just looking through it and its not bad. I have torque wrenches and all the tools i'll need so I should be gooood to go.

snapped this one off when i got home and pulled it into my "backyard"...fack i hate condo's.


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just make sure its the right manuel... i had a strange version that stated the bike was FI, when it obviously isnt. not sure if it was a foriegn model or what.

either way i dont think the schematics will be that different.

post up those pics, do you have the Red black?
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a better shot now that its clean/waxed.

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this thing just looks great, only 9500 miles, so not quite as babied as yours! i'll post up some good pics. the wheels are a bit dirty right now. sounds good, i have a manual on .pdf on the computer was just looking through it and its not bad. I have torque wrenches and all the tools i'll need so I should be gooood to go.

snapped this one off when i got home and pulled it into my "backyard"...fack i hate condo's.

I like that color.



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the color says, "I have a fast bike, but I keep it classy, not flashy"
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the color says, "I have a fast bike, but I keep it classy, not flashy"




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Alot of the best info for these basic things is in your owners manual.


My bro-in-law (owner) and I just did the first service on his Honda yesterday. Took a little bit longer cause we were getting use to the bike but it went well.







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That bike is ugly as sin...but hot damn that ramp, Gas man. Straight high roller.



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That bike is ugly as sin...but hot damn that ramp, Gas man. Straight high roller.
I think the bike itself is ok... it's those wheels ...
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I think the bike itself is ok... it's those wheels ...
I can't get past the rear fender...it's the size of a F%$King barn.



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I don't mind it now... the fenders took some getting use to... but now I can respect them... its just a different style...

Thanks Marko... I love the lift!!! And so do all my bike buds planning their lift time...




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any service needed to be done to a bike CAN be done by you, with the aid of a service manual, and the proper tools. just take your time and do it RIGHT dont ghetto rig it.
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I just changed my brakes yesterday in less than a half hour, I'd like to know wut a shop charges for that. lol
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I just changed my brakes yesterday in less than a half hour, I'd like to know wut a shop charges for that. lol
More than it's worth.



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The only way to get expierence is to go out and do it yourself.




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