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    Ladies' motorcycle maintenance 101 ??

    Actionmechanic offered this night class last year, I heard that everyone had a great time while learning how to properly maintain their bikes in between trips to the shop.
    Any other girls on this board interested in doing something like this ?

    Bernie, are you out there?
    Are you going to do this class again, and if so, could you post some info here?

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    i'd be interested in something like this.

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    i'd be interested too

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaela
    i'd be interested too
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    I'd be very interested...

    I just started riding this year. So far I only learned how to clean my chain. :P

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    Lynne (Dizzy),
    I can do another one or two this year if there is interest. The one last year was great. 10 is the max, but I can go with 7. Less than that and the benefits of being in a group start to dissipate. It sounds like we should be able to do at least one 'ladies only'.

    If you are interested, please email me at actionmechanic@hotmail.com, and use 'women only class' as your subject. I will do it sometime later in June, most likely a Wed. night. I will paste a rough outline below.
    Thanks
    Bernie

    Basic Maintenance 101



    I offer a pleasant, relaxed 3-4 hour evening, where I show you what you should and need to know about maintaining your modern motorcycle. All the questions you were too afraid or embarrassed to ask the service manager! The theory is, for only $30, all I have to show you are 5 or 6 things that you didn’t know previously, and the rest of the course is a bonus.
    Some of what we will cover;
    Basic maintenance of your tires, chain and sprockets, battery, cables, carburetors, etc.
    Adjustment of drive chain, cables, levers, suspension and foot controls.
    How to ‘boost’ a battery safely, change bulbs, check your oil, and change your oil, etc.
    How to store your bike to avoid the springtime nightmare. And much more.

    We will go from the tires to the brake lever, and everything in between. It is a basic course, for those who aren’t sure how to care for their motorcycles, or would just like to learn more. I don’t teach you how to do a tune-up, but you will find it interesting.
    I have been teaching this course for 4 years, riding for 21 years, a licensed mechanic for 12 years, and involved in racing for 18 years. The class is relaxed, fun, and informative.
    The students are allowed to laugh at me, but not each other!

    The cost is only $30. The courses are usually held Wed. night starting at 7 pm at Imperial Motorcycles (www.imperialmotorcycles.com for a map).They’re committed to rider safety, and have donated the space so that I can teach it. The course can be given elsewhere, just ask!
    If you are interested, or have some questions, please email me at actionmechanic@hotmail.com . to reserve a seat.
    I can call if required, or leave your phone number with the guys at Imperial or Action.
    p.s you don’t need a bike, be an expert with a wrench, and there’s no test!
    Private lessons and groups can be arranged, just ask!
    Thanks, ride safe. Bernie
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    p.s. if and when you email me, please include your BCSportbike moniker, so I can keep track of who is who! thanks
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    You can add me to yer list...

    I'd love to learn a few things... It's always fun to get down 'n dirty and of course it's great to be able to do a few things for yourself... I think that you should have to know the basics to be able to operate a machine.

    Let me know when it's all finalised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borealis
    i'd be interested in something like this.
    I went to that last year and it was pretty basic. I wish there is a one up level. But I don't mind going again with ya for a refresher.

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    5thgear was talking about doing a women's seminar followed by a women's only track session at Boundary Bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sliver
    5thgear was talking about doing a women's seminar followed by a women's only track session at Boundary Bay.
    now THAT sounds like fun! any more info available?

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    Sorry, I have had to change the 'ladies only' night to Wednesday, June the 30th, at 7pm, still at Imperial in Burnaby. I hope this isn't a major inconvenience.
    . Please confirm at actionmechanic@hotmail.com, otherwise I have no idea if enough are interested.
    thanks

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    ...and if you can make it, and confirm, please remember to get there a few minutes before 7 if you can, so we can start as soon as possible.
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    Okay, I think I'll call this all booked up. If you are/were interested, please fell free to contact me at actionmechanic@hotmail.com if you haven't already. I will run another if there is interest. As this was one of the best classes last year, I'm looking forward to the energy!
    thanks
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