No problem glcxrider
... I lost control for a moment there... Like I mentioned, I do not have the repair manual in front of me, so what information I provide is for your digestion. It's not written in stone.. Sorry.
Working on these older bikes can be a nightmare, so we try to keep the site as informative as possible. The information posted here is in no way critical or deceptive and is meant only to help and guide us all..
I've attached your post, and as you can see, which is what I see, there is no indication of exactly what model MC you were asking about... The GW icon at the end can mean anything... Again, my appologies..
Posted: Thu Jun 22nd, 2006 06:24 am
While reading up on the oil change procedure, my first for this bike, it says to remove the oil filter screen, I assume to clean and inspect it, but given the age and that this GW has had a questionable service history, would it be advisable to just replace it even if it looks OK. I don't know what a good one would look like anyway and cleaning it seems like a waist of time, if you have it out anyway, unless they cost more than a gallon of gas.
Also, it say to kick over the engine a couple of times with the key off, but since I don't have a kick start, would it be OK to turn the engine over a few times with with the kill switch on? It says this helps to get the oil out of area of the engine that draining alone won't get.
Your Avatar also does not show any mention of what type MC you need help on...
Fri May 27th, 2005
, Nevada USA
All that said, I hope we can see you thru getting your Wing running and properly maintained. Most importantly, fixing these bikes should be fun and that's how we like to keep this site...