Starting Tool Kit?
Hello Forum -
I came back from Afghanistan and bought the wife a house (well, put a downpayment on the next 30 years of my life is more like it, but she's happy) and as part of the deal I bought my Harley.
Now, I have in the past helped a friend drop and replace a 350 Turbo transmission in a '75 Camaro, so I am not afraid to get dirty.
But that is about the extent of my mechanical experience.
I would like to begin accumulating tools and things to start addressing the routine maintenance issues associated with my bike, and would be grateful for any advice from the learned membership here insofar as what tools to start with, and where I could eventually end up to address some more substantial maintenance items down the road (like cam chain tensioners, for example.)
Please know this - when I signed the contract to finance my bike, I made a commitment then and there to ride it A LOT. So in 7 months I put over 10K miles on her, and I intend to keep that pace (although it has slowed significantly now that the weather is cold.) I am not sure if this information is useful (I did buy an extended warranty for four years instead of the two year warranty which came with the bike) but based on what I am reading here and other places, warranty work seems to be a bit of a sticky issue with the MoCo at times....
Many thanks to all who care to comment!
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