First 1000 Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Detroit, MI-Rivercyde
I will attempt any project (house/car/bike) that I feel comfortable doing. I work on my bike, car especially, moreso out of necessity and a reluctance to pay a shop. With all the information available on the net, as well as car/bike specific message boards, there is an abundance of information on most jobs/projects for the DIY. I also found that alot can be figured out just by looking at the task at hand, the interaction of parts and using common sense.
For example, I needed my fairings repaired in preparation for painting. I searched the net, message boards and found plenty information on what would work, what wouldn't work, etc. I ended up using a product called plastex out of Canada and plastic body filler from Autozone. My repairs came out great and I felt instant gratification at doing it myself. In addition, the price a shop would charge me for the repairs drove me to attempt this myself.
In regard to posts such as you pointed out GM, there are those that have no clue of how to do, what seem like very simple tasks. I have a friend who called me up one day because he had a flat tire. He did not know how to change a flat tire. Needless to say, some people are just not mechanically inclined.
Last edited by EIDROEDYR; 01-24-2006 at 02:56 PM.