Learning to Repair My Motorcycle
(Fox Lake, Illinois)
I recently learned to ride about five years ago at the age of 45 - it's never too late!) from my (now ex-) boyfriend. I got my 1993 Sportster and rode with him as much as I could. He always kept the bike well-maintained, but did not teach me how to do it. Now that I am on my own, I have to depend on help for maintenance and simple repairs. This is frustrating since I cannot ride at the moment because the weather is nice and the repair is not going very quickly due to the nice weather (and they are out riding). I have tried to look up where I can take a class on basic repair and maintenance for women (who know nothing about this but want to learn without some guy looking at her like she is an idiot), but only find mechanic career sites.