No, you do not understand: my incompetence in this regard is complete. I am not capable of doing anything more complicated than adding oil. Were I to attempt to change the final drive oil, the chance that I would total the bike is high. I am "stressing" because everything I touch turns to ****.Jarlaxle, you're stressing for no reason mate.. Relax. You don't need to sell your Burgie, it's probably one of the most reliable scoots out there..
Possibly consider checking out Mitch Burgsma's vids on how to do your own Servicing, and next round of oil change do it yourself.. it's an hour long job, and pretty simple to accomplish. Then you'll also have peace of mind it's done correctly.
This is indicative of needing more confidence in yourself or at least "your skills". Stop putting yourself down man.I am not capable of doing anything more complicated than adding oil. I am "stressing" because everything I touch turns to ****.
I have tried. I have failed utterly each and every time. There is a difference between trying something and knowingly pissing on the third rail. My incompetence knows no bounds.This is indicative of needing more confidence in yourself or at least "your skills". Stop putting yourself down man.
There's nothing wrong with not wanting to do your own maintenance. I know many people that are not "mechanically inclined". But maybe you CAN do some of these things? Perhaps you need to allow yourself the proper research, time, and tools before attempting it?
And some people (like me) are absolutely, completely, and irredeemably incompetent.Some people I know are truly not inclined to do things with their hands, but some are just in too much of a hurry to TRY to do it correctly.
No, I confirmed it: the final drive was filled with 85W--140 gear oil.I still think there is good possibility that "gear oil" got printed on the invoice because that is what most bikes with right angle final drives take, and their system is set up to print that...
How did you confirm this? If the shop that changed it told you so then have them drain and refill it with motor oil.No, I confirmed it: the final drive was filled with 85W--140 gear oil.
It sounds to me as though you are quite actively, for whatever real reason, seeking to convince yourself to sell it--so just do it and relieve the panic...Time to seriously think about selling the bike and giving up.
I am sure there are some competent people nearby who can do simple oil changes and routine maintenance for you. Sometimes mistakes are made (deliberate or not) and we just need to move on from it. I am not all that mechanically inclined, but watching Mitch's videos gave me confidence to try and was surprised at how easy it can be done. check for basic mechanics nearby and request they do it for you.The shop is most of an hour away and service is closed on weekends. I will need to take a day out of work to correct their screw-up. (Actually, it wasn't a screw-up, it was deliberate!)
The only thing keeping me sane right now is riding. If I give it up, I will be dead or in a nut house inside of six months.