Thanks Ken, what part of this forum would be the best to read?KenCrawleySC said:Welcome to the forum Bonnie.
I suggest you take a few hours out and read the posts of the past 2 years. There is plenty of info on maint. & tire changes.
Ken (33,500 miles)
Thanks Al, sounds no more difficult than my VTX Retro and the Gold Wing. I have never paid to change the oil in any bike, and have always done it myself. I don't think I could afford these bikes if I had to take it to the mechanic every 2 months and pay for oil changes. Anyway, takes too long to drive there and wait for them. I just want to know what I am getting into before I buy the Rune. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. Changing the motor oil and final gear oils is the only maintenance I can do though.asacuta said:Bonnie:
I only have a few thousand kilometres on my Rune, so I can't speak from experience about tires and other longer-interval maintenance, but I have done an oil change. As long as you have a drain pan thin enough to fit under the bike when it is on the side stand, and that can hold 4 litres (4 U.S. quarts), changing oil is easy. Just watch that the drain pan doesn't interfere with the radiator cowl. The cowl is plastic and you can crack it if it rests on the pan.
Hi Chuck. Yes, I do check tire pressure. Before every ride actually. Tell me about owning a Rune-are you happy with it? How does it compare to other bikes you have owned? BonnieSiteData said:Bonnie
It is comforting to learn there is someone on this Board less mechanically capable than me.
I am proud to inform you that not only can I change the engine and final drive oil I am skilled
at taking tire pressure readings and scraping bugs from the headlight.
I feel so vindicated. :a13:
Wow, what did the dealer that did it charge?Rich Oas said:That's exactly it Bonnie...the mechanic knew everything and blew off the advise...even tho I told him I wasn't tryng to tell him how to do it...just wanted him to know about a very costly mistake if done wrong...A different Honda dealer quoted me approx $750 for a new rear wheel..