This is one of those threads that just happened to come along at the right time for me...
I've been noticing a little bit of excess clatter lately on my '02 & I've been thinking about whether I want to tear into it myself with the trusty ol' factory service manual or pay a local shop to do it. I like to tinker, & have tore my CR250 completely down to the frame, so I'm fairly comfortable doing it myself, but still a little intimidated. I don't really abuse my bike, change the oil at about 3k-4k intervals, and I believe I've got about 23k miles on the odometer ( I use my trip as a fuel gauge, so I rarely check the actual mileage).
MarylandMike, I appreciate the pic!
• Does the frame give you adequate clearance to do the job? You mentioned an extra set of hands really helped to get the valve cover back on, so the frame comes to mind - I was just wondering if that was cause for concern or if it was something else.
• Also, did you just use a factory service manual or did you just wing it ?
Curious as to how much previous knowledge/experience you had before diving in so I can decide if I want to do it myself or not.
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