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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #120 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:09:47 AM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:


Thanks!!!

I always enjoy and get a great deal from doing this stuff myself.  It's funny because I was tlaking to a guy today that was telling me how much it cost him to have the brakes in his car replaced and I'm like "That's why I don't take my car in to have the brakes replaced."  I was shown how to replace disc brake pads when I was a teenager on one wheel.  I did th enext wheel myself and have done them ever since.  He asked about replacing rotors too and I told him it adds about 30 seconds to the job.  The problem is, he was where I was on this slave cylinder. Never touched it, so I didn't know what was involved. 

Once I realized that if I mess it up I could still take it to the dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything extra, I was all for it. 

Had this been replacing the clutch plates, I wouldn't have been near as intimidated about it because I've read the thread on doing it probably five or six times now and know everything pretty much involved. Once I started getting everyone's input on the slave cylinder I felt pretty comfortable.

The funny thing is... My first mod on the Raider was changing out the speedo and you should've seen how tense I was.  I was so scared to do any part of it.  No idea why.  I wife didn't want me doing anymore mods because she saw how stressed I was.  Yesterday she left to go shopping when I was just getting started and she comes home and I'm washing the bike and she asked how it went and I told her and she said "I'm so glad you're able to figure it all out and do these kinds of repairs."

Getting past the fear of messing up is a big deal.  Once you do it can be a little addictive from a mod and fabrication standpoint though.  next thing you know you're making your own parts rather than buying off the shelf.

If I had a waterjet or the tools and knowhow to weld, I'd be making all kinds of parts.  I just found out a guy I know, who really wants a motorcycle, but his girlfriend wont let him, has welding equipment and hasn't done much with it.  I may see if he wants to try out a few projects togehter.  I figure if we were to build a couple things for motorcycles, that he's have to convince her to let him get one.  He was in awe when he saw the Raider and the Stryker for the first time.

Your buddy needs a new girlfriend...  :rolleyes:

She's actually pretty cute.  I have a feeling if he were to push it a little at a time, he'd talk her into it.  At one time my wife told me she didn't want me on a bike.  Now we're both on our second one.


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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #121 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:26:00 AM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:


Thanks!!!

I always enjoy and get a great deal from doing this stuff myself.  It's funny because I was tlaking to a guy today that was telling me how much it cost him to have the brakes in his car replaced and I'm like "That's why I don't take my car in to have the brakes replaced."  I was shown how to replace disc brake pads when I was a teenager on one wheel.  I did th enext wheel myself and have done them ever since.  He asked about replacing rotors too and I told him it adds about 30 seconds to the job.  The problem is, he was where I was on this slave cylinder. Never touched it, so I didn't know what was involved. 

Once I realized that if I mess it up I could still take it to the dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything extra, I was all for it. 

Had this been replacing the clutch plates, I wouldn't have been near as intimidated about it because I've read the thread on doing it probably five or six times now and know everything pretty much involved. Once I started getting everyone's input on the slave cylinder I felt pretty comfortable.

The funny thing is... My first mod on the Raider was changing out the speedo and you should've seen how tense I was.  I was so scared to do any part of it.  No idea why.  I wife didn't want me doing anymore mods because she saw how stressed I was.  Yesterday she left to go shopping when I was just getting started and she comes home and I'm washing the bike and she asked how it went and I told her and she said "I'm so glad you're able to figure it all out and do these kinds of repairs."

Getting past the fear of messing up is a big deal.  Once you do it can be a little addictive from a mod and fabrication standpoint though.  next thing you know you're making your own parts rather than buying off the shelf.

If I had a waterjet or the tools and knowhow to weld, I'd be making all kinds of parts.  I just found out a guy I know, who really wants a motorcycle, but his girlfriend wont let him, has welding equipment and hasn't done much with it.  I may see if he wants to try out a few projects togehter.  I figure if we were to build a couple things for motorcycles, that he's have to convince her to let him get one.  He was in awe when he saw the Raider and the Stryker for the first time.

Your buddy needs a new girlfriend...  :rolleyes:

She's actually pretty cute.  I have a feeling if he were to push it a little at a time, he'd talk her into it.  At one time my wife told me she didn't want me on a bike.  Now we're both on our second one.

Big difference in girlfriend and wife, especially when talking about your wife...  ;)

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #122 on: Dec 11, 2012, 10:41:49 AM »
thought I'd stop the insane quoting  ;D
    
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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #123 on: Dec 11, 2012, 10:42:42 AM »
thought I'd stop the insane quoting  ;D

Wuss...   ;D
 
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