Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:36 PM
Strip it as if you were giving it someone else to rebuild who was not present when you stripped it. Handy if you have a break from rebuilding it at any point past half stripped. I stripped a dr125, engine, carb, the lot, and didnt rebuild until a few months later and didn't take notes, photos, videos, anything that would help another person to rebuild. Was not a clever thing to do to myself.
Enjoy the progress and dont rush it. nice and easy.
Stay away (unless really needed) from the workshop manual, apart from torque wrench values and things like that. You learn more and better. (Using manual is not the same as making your own notes)
Be organized. If you start on something, like taking apart a brake caliper and doing the works on it. do it till the end before moving on to something else. Otherwise your going to be scatered around the place with bits here and bits there and 2 hours goes by or 2 days and you look at these nuts, bolts, parts and think. 'Hang on... ERMmmmm!????'
If your not enjoying it. Stop. Wait. Restart when feeling good.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:14 AM