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Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by Mel, Jul 3, 2020.
What it says on the tin, do you have a go to YouTube account you use for jobs on the bike?
Not for me I always just do a generic search and then I will watch multple different people doing the same job before having a go myself.
I take this approach with everything new to me not just the bikes.
Removing domestic radiators , applying ceramic coats to changing a clutch.
Best to watch several people doing it as they will all offer different opinions on the 'BEST' way to do it
A bad youtuber is Delboy's Garage. Some terrible advice dished out, but funny in small doses.
A good one is The Workshop, albeit his language is a bit unnecessary.
I normally do this hence my question, wondered if anyone had any particularly good ones, as you never know if someone is doing it right. But then I guess hence your answer
Thankyou for that, I’ll avoid
The Workshop is good for explaining how things work and a good old rant ,,,,,,,
Fort Nine is good for group testing products back to back ,,,,,,,,
Delboy's Garage does stupid things like draining coolant and removing radiator caps while it's hot
Lamb chops videos are good, but I generally just search a specific job I'm looking to do for example most recently....
Rear brake master cylinder pressure switch.....and just watch all the videos until in fine the best one.
There is a guy called Cyclecruza......don't pay attention to much of what's he says or does.....but he's proper funny!!
(He more reviews stuff than maint)
His intro is enough to put me off
Credit to anyone who puts this stuff up to view. There is a problem with these channels though as people give the illusion of experience and mechanical knowledge without having either. As mentioned above, some of it is dangerous to the very people they are aimed at. I was once a 17 year old with a broken bike and a Halfords tool box, exactly the type to click the first video i seen on the subject and copy without engaging my brain.
How do you moderate it though? Who decides who is good and bad? They are all human and will make mistakes but there has to be an element of responsibility.
Let's go for a rrriiiiiiidddddee!!!! PMSL....
@tuktuk your right about being unable to 'vet' the people who post and the only solution is to watch as many different ones as possible and then make your own judgement call.
Personally I have found YouTube invaluable as a learning tool and it has saved me thousands of pounds over the years by showing me what I can and what I cannot manage myself.
You always have to take responsibility for own actions at the end of the day but overall I'm a big fan of YouTube and like you said, credit to all the posters
I'm sorry what ? the internet has bike vids on as well as boobs. well that's my weekend filled up.
Del Boy is funny in an incompetent way, just be very careful taking his word for anything!!
yes, FortNine, I forgot him. He's excellent. Although he looses points for thinking a litre bike is pointless on the road. He's obviously never come across a Lamborghini on a motorway slip road, one of life's small pleasures, like dispatching a rabid dog.
I like to tackle jobs head on, then bugger it up, then come in with a cup of tea watch you tube then go back out again.
Andy's motorcycle obsessions is another good one
Jim's videos are good (Superbike Surgery): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Dkh7gJu0BFw1kR9naG6Kg