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Sunday, April 16, 2006
MSF and message boards

About a week ago i started my bike in the morning to let it warm up, put it in gear and it would not engage, there were MPH showing on my speedo but my bike was not moving, it turns out the nut that holds the front sprocket came off and the sprocket came off the countershaft.The great thing is that no matter what kind of bike you ride there is a message board for that bike. I did a quick search for R6 and came across a few message boards signed up and posted a question, within 10 minutes i had several ideas what to look for and was able to diagnose and fix the problem. Also by doing this i saved myself at least $200 if not more and i am not mechanicaly inclined at all. Well i got my bike again and no more problems right? Well 2 days later i go to start my bike and it is not starting, "great not again" is all i could think to myself, but i cleared my head and thought of MSF, T-CLOCKS ok now i know it's not the tires so ok check the controls........ooops i forgot to pull the choke, i enganged the choke and what do you know the bike starts up right away. So if you have problems don't panic start small and rule everything out and also there is also plenty of help on the internet and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty you may save yourself some money.