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post #1 of 21 Old 06-25-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Why do people who don't know what they are doing work on things

This pertains to cars and motorcycles. I guess maybe because i see it on a daily basis, then read threads on forums, it really makes me scratch my head. My only hope is that since they think they are mechanics, hopefully they will try and be doctors too, and take care of themselves. Of course I wont get that lucky.

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I'm guessing because it's relaxing to wrench on your bike whether you know what you're doing or not. And how can you learn if you don't try? I wouldn't know how to do a lot of things had I not tried when I knew nothing.

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:iamwithst in my case I wish I had no idea how to work on my bike bec that would mean nothings ever gone wrong and life would be good


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The problem doesn't lie in working on something and learning as you go; the problem lies in people that are either fully convinced they DO know what they're doing and they don't, or they don't know what they're doing and just half ass it the whole way.

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I am learning lots about my 10 with the streetfighter project i'm doing. I am blessed though in having 2 bikes so i'm not worried about fucking something up and being without a ride. I was pissing around on the bike for 6 hrs today.

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This pertains to cars and motorcycles. I guess maybe because i see it on a daily basis, then read threads on forums, it really makes me scratch my head. My only hope is that since they think they are mechanics, hopefully they will try and be doctors too, and take care of themselves. Of course I wont get that lucky.
To be fair to those folks, I'd guess some cannot afford to pay $80/hr every time a mechanic turns a wrench for them, or don't want to give up their money for that, or just simply enjoy doing it.
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It's one thing when the "un-enlightened" owner works on his/her bike.....quite another when the mechanic working on your bike is an incompetent moron! :headshake

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Being a mechanic isn't a natural human ability and you can only learn so much without doing it, getting the experience the hard way. I've worked on vehicles since I was 15, worked as a professional mechanic in the Air Force for six years, built my own car from scratch, and have worked on my own motorcycles for over 10 years. However, I learn something new just about every time I go to do something. I sure as hell wasn't any good the first time I did something...which was trying to install a tape deck into my 89 Astro Van...oh yeah , but I learned my mistakes and now I can do a pretty damn good job on tasks I know nothing about. The major purpose of these forums is for people to get together and share their knowledge about a common passion. Yes you'll see the same questions over and over again, but they're new people (usually) each time that don't know about something yet. Some people don't even know there is a factory manual that explains how to do things, and some can't understand the terminology in the manual yet. Doesn't mean they're dumb, just means they didn't know about it yet.

Why all the hostility towards people working on their own vehicles? Are you an out-of-work mechanic?
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