4 Mechanical Jobs Every Motorcyclist Should Learn

24 Lap 2017
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RyanF9 sucks at mechanics. Even still, he eventually mastered these essential tasks that every motorcyclist should learn. Have you?

Mechanic Jobs Every Motorcyclist Should Learn:

0:11 - How to Balance a Wheel (Truing Stand): frt9.co/tqci5w
1:18 - How to Balance a Wheel (Wheel Weights): frt9.co/6d8f1z
2:19 - How to Gap a Spark Plug: frt9.co/q5wl5a
4:34 - How to Break and Rivet a Chain (Breaker Tool): frt9.co/3idol2
6:23 - How to Break and Rivet a Chain (Master Link): frt9.co/es3kfe
8:27 - How to Check Wheel Alignment

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  • Could just use feeler gauge

    It’s itchy dude 1It’s itchy dude 1Prieš dieną
  • Look cousin Eddies kid from that movie Christmas national lapoons aka Randy Quaid

    Arn doesArn doesPrieš 2 dienas
  • My dad is a mechanical engineer and used to work in a machine shop. So he just made his own tire balancer which we still use to this day

    Kaiser KnappKaiser KnappPrieš 3 dienas
  • You lost me on wheel stand. But thankyou

    Ainslie WaltersAinslie WaltersPrieš 13 dienų
  • i love this guy hes helping a lot of folks ut there with his info and hes real.

    Samuel BarricklowSamuel BarricklowPrieš 15 dienų
  • That was a vernier caliper, not a micrometer

    JrezkyJrezkyPrieš 16 dienų
  • That wheel alignment string hack seems a bit dodge. How do you know if your front wheel is perfectly straight? Shouldn't you use a paddock stand at least? I'm going to invest in a chain alignment tool instead.

    ReithierionReithierionPrieš 19 dienų
  • The guy is genius about wheel alignment.

    car5carcar5carPrieš 20 dienų
  • What a salesman you are!!!

    Dabtastic LabsDabtastic LabsPrieš 25 dienų
  • why cant bicycles use motorcycle chains? you could have thicker sprockets at the sacrifice of a few gears I never use anyway unless I have to climb a vertical wall and slightly more rotating mass. however I'll never be on a track when suddenly my drivetrain wears out and my top speed is halved and suddenly the trip takes 6 hours instead of 3. motorcycles are just better since not only do you have an engine but you dont need to worry about the hanger getting slightly bent because you breathed at it or the derailleur made of mild sheet steel warping or the shifters jamming or the single bolt that holds the seat together falling out. people that cycle are obsessed with weight savings at the expense of money and durability to such a point that a MTB for 600$ is considered absolute junk out of the factory.

    S.S RADONS.S RADONPrieš 26 dienų
  • Key: Check and re-check the link/alignment, or you will torque the tool and permanently bend it, or snap the driver off. Just back it out, give it a chance to align itself and keep inching that pin in.

    Gale HessGale HessPrieš 29 dienų
  • That’s a calliper not micrometer

    Brad WhartonBrad WhartonPrieš mėn
  • That string method is worthless. Just get yourself a chain alignment tool from any shop. You'll thank me later. The string method has too much room for human error. The chain alignment tool is quick and pretty much effortless. The tool is much cheaper than a new chain.

    2020 MT-092020 MT-09Prieš mėn
  • Gotta get one of those MP SP gappers! Hic

    Davey TDavey TPrieš mėn
  • "Every motorcyclist should learn"... like going 200mph requiring super-critical wheel/tire balancing?

    Gerald ArcuriGerald ArcuriPrieš mėn
  • Surely this dude has a phd in something

    Max Martin-MerrellsMax Martin-MerrellsPrieš mėn
  • I have no clue why I thought it said jokes ?

    ethan zavalaethan zavalaPrieš mėn
  • 3:33 micrometer???? That's a vernier caliper!

    Pete PesterPete PesterPrieš mėn
  • I like your show you make it laid back and funny

    Mervin SmithMervin SmithPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • balancing beads are an option

    hasuhaselluhasuhaselluPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I've always used a feeler gauge to gap plugs, why buy extra tools.

    superelectic45superelectic45Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Nice bavaria sticker

    Matthias MüllerMatthias MüllerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Am I the only girl who watches motorcycle videos and owns one? If not like this comment I’m curious 🤨

    Desiree LedesmaDesiree LedesmaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Or you could just purchase a Motion Pro chain alignment tool along with your chain breaker. It's a whole lot easier than the string method.

    B NelsonB NelsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • When it comes to spark plug gap, just use a feeler gauge.

    pdx650pdx650Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • learning to adjust your own valves is so useful unless you like spending lots of money having someone else do it or you like ignoring valve lash adjustments. in which case that engine will perform less and less desirable over time and finally just quit working altogether.

    paul kpaul kPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Do you ever do information on shaft drives and/or cruisers? If not. Do you recommend a channel that does?. Especially similar to the way you do your videos.

    tribalwolf99tribalwolf99Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • buying a motorcycle is not the end.

    Max PanMax PanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Love from India

  • The only problem with clip master links is how many people put it in reverse. I've never seen one properly installed to come loose, as the chain travel actually will make it even tighter. Anyways it's wise to safety wire it, just in case...

    VtetudoVtetudoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • the whole chain segment, I understood nothing at all - you are all over the place, not everyone is a millenial urbanite, please slow down for us rural folk

    Jay WalkerJay WalkerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Sooner?!?! You’re like 15... 😂 what would sooner have been??? Great channel and info-thanks for making it for us!!!!

    Matt O.Matt O.Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • İm sure fortnite stiče his username

    Uroš ManojlovićUroš ManojlovićPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Super nice,, I'll go and practice now,,,

    Slava DyachenkoSlava DyachenkoPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • The wheel alignment tip was a life (and money) saver!

    David LunaDavid LunaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Might as well just keep an extra chain at that point. An old one would do.

    Adam MooreAdam MoorePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • The tire alignment bit seems a little sketch. Rather leave that one to the shop. I dont trust my skills enough.

    Jonathan VillalbaJonathan VillalbaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Fun thing to do before balancing your tire. Balance your rim. Then you can mark the heavy point so you'll have to use less weight when balancing by aligning the dot on the tire.

    Aaron ThomasAaron ThomasPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Don’t buy the cheap chain rivet tool!

    Samuel FarrarSamuel FarrarPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Are those red cabinets from Costco.... how are they holding up?

    ryan sryan sPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Easier to just take it to shop and and pay 10.00 to bal. It ha

    foghorn leghornfoghorn leghornPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Once I'm good and drunk XD

    ImNotStalkingYouImNotStalkingYouPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • If your frame is ok you can Always align your rear weel just eyeball the chain that is straight and the weels Will be true and alligned and Always remowe THE chain guard and adjust THE top Side of of THE chain (closest to the Seat ) and all en will be fine No strings and rulers are needed if the frame is ok that is 🙂

    MrNixexMrNixexPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I balanced my enduro tires many years back. I came up with the idea of making a handful of assorted sized slotted brass bullet shaped weights with 2 stainless set screws in each. I slid size I needed over the spoke and tightened the set screws. Balanced tire well and could definitely tell the difference. Has anyone else heard of doing this before me?

    Ryan MeyerRyan MeyerPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Don't Canadians have.. twist top beer caps.. and why would any sane person live in that freezing cold hell of wherethefuckami to be out on their arse when they break a chain.. and then need to have that tool.. for the possibility of being a cheap baster with the chains they buy off alibaba that cost 10 chains per that of a very good 1.. that then needs the tool as a real need to being out at wherethefuckami.. where they don't have beer.... arrrrgh. All you need is a stick some string.. and hope on one leg.. and to watch the whole series of Mcguyver.

    Frank BlackcrowFrank BlackcrowPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I've run Beads in my FJR for 15 years and had it up to 135 MPH and smooth as silk. Never had any of the problems you mentioned.

    JBJBPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Nice video. Very informative 👌

    The RC BatThe RC BatPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • In the UK we use feeler gauges to check spark plug gap they usually come in a fan-shape, pinned together at one end, they are highly flexible and precision-engineered

    DiogenesDiogenesPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Absolutely the best MC content on LTworlds !

    DrGillFinleyDrGillFinleyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Great advice, thoughtfully presented. Nice Job!

    Guy PickrellGuy PickrellPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • the last one... is where I am fixing to be... with tightening chain..when you said to adjust the back tire. can you elaborate which way to go

    Michael RigdonMichael RigdonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Imagine if a 110 was exactly 11cm wide!

    spotthedoggspotthedoggPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Always lubricate your tool.

    RellyOhBoyRellyOhBoyPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • ALWAYS use (SPARINGLY!) Anti-seize on the MIDDLE threads of the spark plug, and reduce torque value by 15-20%. Yes, even if the manufacturer says not to. They wanna sell spark plugs ya'know. And my info comes from several Indy Car guys, so I go with their advice. YMMV.

    Alan RobinsonAlan RobinsonPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Bro I can't watch this it's so cheesy 😂

    Julian NavarroJulian NavarroPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • A bottle opener on your tools is the one thing motorcycles are missing, because in a car a seat belt can be used to open beers while driving. (In all seriousness though don't drink and drive, if you do....you're an ass)

    JK1337JK1337Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • Why do you need to balance a tire ? I will buy myself a bike in 2 years so im curious

    Mateo DominkovicMateo DominkovicPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Perfect job

    Shear AventadorShear AventadorPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Actually, most of the inaccuracy of the coin style gap gauge is from people not knowing how to use it, the right way. Wher.you.measufe as.at the high side,.of where it stops, not the thin side. Or you can forgo that, and keep a.feeler gauge set with you, in about the same space, as many of us who had bikes where you had tinadjust the valves, ie pushrod, and pre.electronic ignition systems, aka, points. They tend to be more accurate than either gap gauge. A wheel balancer, hell, you can make one. Two Jack stands, and a rod the same size as your axle. Been balancing bike wheels that

    kevin foxkevin foxPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Tough crowd in the comments section... He didn't title the video the 'first' things a motorcyclist should learn. Yes, we can do things differently, call things the incorrect name, or use (or recommend) a tool that others might disagree with, but if we arrive at the same place, so what? If you think you can make a better video, do it! If these videos inspire folks to stretch out and do a little more for themselves, or their buddies, great.

    PETE55PETE55Prieš 5 mėnesių
  • I have to say, you're quite entertaining, but you're REALLY bad at explaining.

    Pedro PáramoPedro PáramoPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Anyone interested in 3D printable wheel balance www.thingiverse.com/thing:4546098

    Tony NamelessTony NamelessPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Am I the only one who just takes the bike for servicing so I don’t need to deal with anything?

    R D KR D KPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • RyanF9 in 2017 : beads suck. Don't use them RyanF9 in 2020: Recommends beads. Wtf?

    Jonas lenschowJonas lenschowPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • was about to point out exactly that

      NamefagNamefagPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Oh god 1:12 is giving me mid-roll ad PTSD

    Jackson GoergesJackson GoergesPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Or just buy an electric motorcycle..

    Nemo CiauNemo CiauPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • That chain breaker has been available forever, it will do cam chains too! not that you have the nerve to change one

    PAUL SMALEPAUL SMALEPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Thank you

    deacondeaconPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • In the comment section - PhD graduates in automobile engineering.

    abhilash lrabhilash lrPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Do you know what fast clapping cheeks sound like? 1:07

    BizpixelBizpixelPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • At 1:07 I thought I went crazy hearing a LTworlds ad lol

    gabriel ybarragabriel ybarraPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • You're my favorite motorcycle dude!

    Raven RodriguezRaven RodriguezPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Whats that outro song?

    Emil EngledallEmil EngledallPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 👍

    Gacheru MburuGacheru MburuPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • someone is feeding him this info. he's a sell out. fucking trash

    Finding FaithFinding FaithPrieš 7 mėnesių
    • Shut up

      Magnus FjerstadMagnus FjerstadPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • No dude.... NO....!!

    surya jaswalsurya jaswalPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 3:29 :/ we get told off for using "micrometer" vernier calipers instead of actual micrometers... blablabla acuracy .02 instead of .01... yay i get to be an internet karen :3

    Unknown kennyUnknown kennyPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • If you can't afford service, you should not have a bike at all.

    GoPro DogGoPro DogPrieš 7 mėnesių
    • @Some Dude Well, it is quite dangerous, is it not. Look who's talking, I do it myself too :)

      GoPro DogGoPro DogPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • It's good to learn how to remove your sparkplugs with multigrips in case you have to remove your sparkplugs and you only have multigrips.

    Freewheeler !Freewheeler !Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Dear Ryan, I love your videos. My nephew will break his neck trying to learn your cool tricks....probably I will die before him trying to learn them myself, jaja. Thank you, you are invited to a ride if you happen to be in Argentina anytime, in the beauties of Catamarca. No fancy bikes, just old brazilian Hondas 125 enduro. Good enough, believe me. The skills here would be to spot a black cow in the twilight, sleeping in the middle of the road, before hitting its horns. jaja. The great job is bloody repairing a puncture in the middle of nowhere with a screwdriver....

    alber gutialber gutiPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • comedy

    Samson CarterSamson CarterPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • what about a simple carburetor clean?

    yeeterskeeter42yeeterskeeter42Prieš 8 mėnesių
    • Some Dude lol

      yeeterskeeter42yeeterskeeter42Prieš 6 mėnesių
    • Some Dude not always if it is too v clogged or you’re broke

      yeeterskeeter42yeeterskeeter42Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • You don't really go in-depth, you just overview

    Daniel PliszkaDaniel PliszkaPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • well. there are alot of bikes out there, where the tires are not in line

    Mobert !Mobert !Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • SHAFT drive solves and potentially exasperates some of these issues. I’ve never removed the back tire of a shaft driven bike.

    Youscary2009Youscary2009Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • I never heard of anyone caring a chain breaker tool when riding, plus you need other tools to repair a broken chain in the middle of the road, not just chain breaking/riveting tool and that is if the damage to the chain is limited to just one link, and most of time is not.

    spasevspasevPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I don't mean to be disrespectful, but you really look like a young Quinten terentino. Love your videos. Keep up the good work.

    Jibin DasJibin DasPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I thought with new sparkplugs they all come pre gap from the factory unlike "back in the days"

    Roxas EarnshawRoxas EarnshawPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • 0:57 "miniscule coeficient of friction" *Litterally stops after 1 second*

    yo loyo loPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • mr you buy yourself a set of feeler gauges,

    stuarth43stuarth43Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • I almost destroyed my motorcycle while cleaning the chain. This is nuclear siance, but I am enjoying every single video! Thanks!

    Vukmanovic ApartmentsVukmanovic ApartmentsPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • shouldnt you just have your wheels trued ? than wheel weights seems weird

    T9332T9332Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Once caught a screw in my relatively fresh rear tire. Plugged the hole with a kit, but the hole was on the 'sidewall' of the profile grooves. Still leaky. Got a new one, caught another screw 3 weeks later. Guess that's why I was lucky in the following months. Gladly, I did it all by myself (or with my pops) and saved a LOT of money.

    Sir PaperbagSir PaperbagPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Depends on what beads you use. Dynabeads aren't prone to static like the ones shown here. Been using Dynabeads for over 10 years now.

    BT LeesBT LeesPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • ""Centimeters"" .. in Merica ... What ever next lol :)

    ApeApePrieš 8 mėnesių
  • I drive an EV - 3 mechanical jobs I don't have to worry about.

    pinkeye00pinkeye00Prieš 8 mėnesių
  • Can you do a comparison video on different brands of engine oil?

    SIMON LOSIMON LOPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Can someone tell me what kind of bike is on their hoodie? Thanks

    MildlyDyingMildlyDyingPrieš 8 mėnesių
  • Counteract balance beads: "No, they're not a good idea" which is why F9 sells them? Personally I've used them on an R1 and an S1000R and they work fine.

    iamtherealzombieiamtherealzombiePrieš 8 mėnesių
  • While I don’t have a bike, but if that chain tool is supposed to be carried with you while riding, wouldn’t it be just as effective to carry an extra chain. By the time you make room for that tool wouldn’t you have room for an extra chain all together

    Ryan PardueRyan ParduePrieš 8 mėnesių