Hi all, I just got back from the beginners maintenance course at Sydney City Motorcycles in Lane Cove. Just thought i'd write a little about it if anyone was thinking of doing it. It was split up into 4 sections to teach you about how to maintain your bike if you're new to it all (like me!), and a little on what they do when you bring the bike in for a service. There were 4 stations which you rotate around, with about 3-4 people in each group: * The first guy taught us how to adjust tension/clean/lubricate your chain, how to check your brake wear, tyre wear + pressures. All useful stuff. * The second guy went through a bit about suspension and how it works, how to adjust it (i'm so never ever touching mine..) and the difference between dirt/road bikes. * Third guy gave us a run through what we should check and all the minor adjustments you can make on a bike. Adjusting both your hand and foot clutch/brake levers. Also, how to check your oil and levels/coolant and where your battery is and how to charge it if required. * Finally the last guy showed us under the hood, where the spark plugs are, those flappy things which let air in.. and how they monitor all that computer stuff which makes the bike go (i'm so technical with my descriptions ) Oh, and to never ever use optimax in a bike! All in all I'd highly recommend it for a newbie, I learned heaps and met some nice people. *wave to the guy I told to come check out this forum*. Out of my little group of 4, 3 of us had CBR125's! seems to be such a popular bike. :grin: Cheers! Nick.