Today, nothing. I was working on my motor scooter. Spring maintenance.
But yesterday, I was working on my Shadow for the same reason.
Even though it seems to have been well taken care of, I don't have any written maintenance records from the previous owner. This bothered me a bit so I decided to get everything back to good and start my own maintenance records from zero.
I had already cleaned the chain up right nice.
Changed the Oil, Filter, new crush washer on the oil plug. New air filter. Drained the crankcase breather hose. Last week I attached a power outlet to the battery (doubling as a battery tender hookup.)
It took way
too long to do the oil change, mostly because the previous owner seems to have screwed the filter in with a jack-hammer. Hand tight, my ass.
My big mistake: The guy at the dealership showed me the filter wrench they sell and I passed, thinking that the one I hand in the basement would fit (It didn't) or I could pick up a cheap-o at auto-zone (I did, but there wasn't enough space for it and the socket drive it required. Poop.) I ended up piercing the old filter with a screwdriver to remove it. Lost time.
I am going to get the dedicated wrench as soon as I get out to the dealership again. Learned my lesson, I did.
Get the right tools for the right job. It's a lesson I seem to have to learn over and over.
I still have to change the spark plugs (every 4,000 miles? Really?) and eventually tackle my worst fear...a valve lash adjustment. Doing that job just scares me...dunno why. Chicken-**** me.