I appreciate the responses didn’t think I’d get any! I have a Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic 2005 sorry I didn’t specify in the post , I’m about to go back and read through the responses just running around at the moment
Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic 2005 redFirst start by telling us what bike you have.
And welcome to the site
Extremely helpful thank you ! I’ve tried looking for videos but I can not find much on the model I have. I have purchased the owner manual but was hoping I can watch some videos as well to give me ideasWelcome to the club Matt,
My advice, since you have a lot to learn is to use everything that is available to you. Start with research and the very first thing you should do is to get a service manual and an owner's manual if you don't already have these. Read the manuals, watch any relevant YouTube videos, search this site and ask questions on this site.
You will need a set of metric combination wrenches and sockets. A set of hex keys (allen keys), JIS screwdrivers, and a few pairs of pliers. Sets of wrenches are much cheaper than trying to buy them individually.
A lift is very handy for certain jobs like changing your tires. I bought one like the one below on sale for about $75 CDN.
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Awesome I’ll look where I can order one from thank you!No problem Matt, we are happy to help. Your owner's manual won't cover things like changing brakes or tires, so a service manual becomes essential for those that want to do their own maintenance and repairs.
Videos can be good, but often they don't show you every step or they leave out some critical information which is why a service manual should be your starting point. Once you understand the process from the service manual, a video for a bike that is similar to yours will make sense and if it does not, ask here and we will help.