My response to you, Scary Harry..........
The first thing I would like you to remember, is this:
"A sharp tongue does not necessarily mean that you have a keen mind".
Your thread, in my opinion was a direct hit on me as a person, and not in any way an attempt to help a fellow rider. I am not "totally enept relevant to mechanical procedures" nor will I allow you to accuse me of that on here in front of hundreds of other viewers. Additionally, if I was.... I would just take my bike to our mechanic and have him do it for me.
As far as your statement regarding when "one has judgement issues in mechanics they become accident prone and harm themselves or others...."; let me enlighten you on a little something. It just may be, that the cage you drive is made out of the very same steel that I hauled in a 42 wheeler with 3 lift axles to your vehicle manufacturer. It takes a lot of skill to drive something like that, hauling 160,000 lbs behind you in a snow storm with a bunch of four-wheelers slipping and sliding in front of you. I never put a scratch on that rig or any other vehicles for that matter. This is not gloating, I'm merely telling you that your assumptions of me were dead wrong.
Therefore, "with your best intentions in mind", I'd recommend that you let go of your egoism and begin to genuinely care about your fellow riders rather than belittle them.
With that said, I'm willing to wipe the slate clean if you are. Have a great day. :grin:
I will be fixing my Kawasaki and getting her road ready. :wink: