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    Changing the oil on a 2009 Yamaha R6 is a big pain. And don`t use a K and N oil filter, the nut on the end doesn`t allow the shifter to be reinstalled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    Changing the oil on a 2009 Yamaha R6 is a big pain. And don`t use a K and N oil filter, the nut on the end doesn`t allow the shifter to be reinstalled.
    That sucks, how is it on the Kawasaki? My Ninja had everything easily accessible from the bottom and no disassembly of other components was required. One of the reasons I never wanted to upgrade was that larger bikes seemed like a larger pain to maintain, I did all my maintenance on mine effortlessly .

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXPDetailing View Post
    Yesterday, before I left for Giant Eagle by myself which I rarely, rarley do anymore, I felt an intensity come over me as I pulled into the parking lot. I spent 3.5 hours in the store and only had four bags of grocery stuff. After coming home, my wife asked why I was gone for four hours. I told her she was crazy because I thought I was only gone for 1.5, or 2 hours max.
    After shopping and headed back home while trying to exiting the parking lot, a couple honked at me for taking their right-of-way. They then proceeded to pull along side of me, roll their window down and start yelling at me for honking back at them. Here`s the confession: I totally lost control and started yelling back immediately in a very violent manner. I demanded that the husband get out of his vehicle so that I could stomp on his throat and make him bleed. If he had gotten out, I probably would be sitting in jail right now. My "illness" comes over me like a banshee headed for hell, and I am seeing that I am capable of doing something I would deeply regret.
    Maybe, I need a vacation to Florida...
    I know a guy who`s one of the nicest people,and doesn`t even like confrontation.....but goes nuts when it comes to road raging , he even threw a milkshake at someone one time.

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    EXPDetailing- Hope you get a handle on that before something tragic happens. There`s simply nothing good about letting one`s emotions take control.

    [INSERT book recommendation- Not Passion`s Slave by Robt. Solomon.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    Changing the oil on a 2009 Yamaha R6 is a big pain.
    How so?

    Quote Originally Posted by Migue View Post
    That sucks, how is it on the Kawasaki? My Ninja had everything easily accessible from the bottom and no disassembly of other components was required. One of the reasons I never wanted to upgrade was that larger bikes seemed like a larger pain to maintain, I did all my maintenance on mine effortlessly .
    The only hassle I had on my GSXR was having to remove the fairing(s) to change the oil. It wasn`t bad once you got it down.

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    always liked this thread....

    she said "can you dance?" and without hesitation this came out... "why, yes I love a good two step" (double entendre much)

    this shouldn`t be so easy. I`m glad to be back!


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    It takes me almost 10 hours to completely polish/exterior , coat, detail interior / engine on one of my cars to my satisfaction. At the end I feel very satisfied and very sore. Thankfully the shine outlasts the soreness. Getting old sux.

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    I am still very angry at Photobucket.

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    just broke my promise to myself to not buy anything else for the rest of the year (or as long as possible) -- guess which one came first? haha

    got a haul of DMMTs, Mega Plushs and 32 oz of Tornado OTW - oh yea!


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    Confession - I am addicted to spending a ton of money on detailing related products and gear.
    I just bought a Scangrip Multi 2 and Scangrip i-match 2 after telling myself for days no more buying any products.
    This is after I bought more pads and Gyeon compound and polish to try last week.
    I may need to delete the internet entirely or go to therapy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSFM35X View Post
    I am still very angry at Photobucket.
    you mean we can`t just get Ron to buy them? lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by JSFM35X View Post
    It takes me almost 10 hours to completely polish/exterior , coat, detail interior / engine on one of my cars to my satisfaction..
    Gee, I can spend nearly that long on a Maintenance Wash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Gee, I can spend nearly that long on a Maintenance Wash!
    does an orchestra play in the background?


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    does an orchestra play in the background?
    Heh heh heh...actually, I don`t even have the radio on lest it distract me.

    During the cleaner/warmer months, I can do the A8 (easiest) in about six hours if I *really* push it. Did it in five once but..(OK, here`s my Confession)...I skipped all the underhood disassembly and only did a cursory, one-step job on the undercarriage.

    I figure I probably do a lot of areas (always using a few steps) that others just don`t bother with. The "regular body panels" go quickly enough and/but are a relatively small part of the job time/effort wise; I probably spend more time on, say....the various hinges. Absolutely spend many times as long on the undercarriage and jambs. Stuff that people often assume eats time, like jacking up/taking down the vehicle, actually goes pretty quickly. There are just so many things to clean and the tight spots take a while.
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    EXPDetailing - It`s been a year, so hopefully you`ve found a system that works for you to help keep your cool.

    When I was a teen, I had a wicked temper (my folks said it was noticeable after I had a bike crash that rung my bell pretty good). My moment of reflection came when I was over at a friends house working on my car. Had the front of it on jack stands, and something wasn`t going well. I got so mad 130 lb me lifted the nose off the jackstands and shoved it back down (Yes, small car, but still.). It was then I realized I had to make a change.

    From that day, any time I`d start to get fired up, I`d stop myself and consider: Tomorrow, what will this even matter? 3 days from now, week from now, etc. Nothing was worth being that mad/bent out of shape about. The more time passed, the more I didn`t have to stop to consciously think about it, and the less it was even an issue anymore. Sure, I still get mad- who doesn`t? But definitely not like I used to...

    My confession: I`m a car fixer, not a car detailer. But, I admit to testing different products I`ve purchased on customer car interiors to see their cleaning ability and finish they leave. I mainly only do it on cars that are clearly just appliances to the owner and they probably never even notice the difference.

    Findings:
    ONR really does melt "people funk" off of switch gear (turn signal stalks/etc), and leaves a factory looking finish.
    ONR Wash and Wax is awesome for wood trim.
    N-914 and ONR both work great as glass cleaners, even allowing the cheap bar towels our uniform company gives us to leave a streak free finish.

    I still fall back to the Griot`s Interior Cleaner for dash/panel/console wipe downs after big dashboard out jobs though out of fear of leaving an "altered" look.

 

 
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