Haha, I could have kept going..
"So if I'm genX does that make you GenA?"
Actually, after reading your numerous posts, I just hope to have the same level of knowledge of motorbikes that you do some day. I guess I just need more tinker time...
More like GenG
As in Genesis .......................
The reality is I'm just lucky to have a real good memory.
As for knowledge, my base goes back to the late 60s and 70s beginning with cars and then moving into bikes.
Magazines back then were really educational, loaded with lots of tech and how to. That is the magazines that were written that way, and many were.
I faded in the 80s and stopped riding altogether in 95.
When I got my new 05 919 in 05, I realized how totally out of date I was.
I came from a simple world of carbs, and chassis was nothing more keeping spokes tight, steering head bearings and swingarm bushings good, different fork oil, a set of Koni shocks, and Dunlop K81s.
It was like being a rank beginner all over again.
Somebody told me about WristTwisters.
Lots of knowledge, lots of help.
It's been catchup ever since.
If a GenG like me can get reasonably current, anybody can.
By the way, for anyone out there that wants just ONE BOOK that covers lots and is well written and all encompassing, I challenge you to find something better than the illustrious Kevin Cameron's "Sportbike Performance Handbook 2nd Edition" ISBN 978-0-7603-3183-5. They can be had from Amazon for a song.