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I started out the oldest of 16 grandchildren in a family into powersports. Being the oldest I did a lot of the cleaning the spark plug, checking the chain, tires and oil for my cousins bikes. ( I think theirs got better care than my own.) By 11 I got my first taste of raw 2 stroke power. A brand new to me 1977 suzuki RM80. ( The bike was as old as I was, yet still a lot of bike for a kid at 100 lbs soaking wet.) Rode it for about a year. By then I was learning the limits of the antiquated suspension. Traded up for a 1983 Kawasaki KX80. Better more use able power with the suspension to back it up. (Blew it up finding out how fast it would go in a long straight line.) I did a lot of wrenching on these bikes as well as 3 honda 70 atc's, one fat tired honda 50. A 1960 something honda Elsinore 250 was one of my favorite bikes. By 16 I learned what horsepower really was. I bought a 1983 KTM 495 for $300. 63 hp at the rear wheel and a 135 lb kid with Distaste for pain, be it physical or financial I learned to ride within my limits.
At 23 I sold my small fleet of toys and enlisted into the navy as a Gas Turbine Systems Tech. Graduated top of my class with a score of %98.25 tailored to GE LM2500'S adapted for p shipboard propulsion and power generation. With the first choice pick of orders I got a billet in southern California for L.C.A.C Operations. ( http://www.combatindex.com/hardware/images/sea/lcac/LG/lcac27_02.jpg. yes that is 13 humvee on the deck) One of these was my mistress for the next 4.5 years. Back to school I went.
Fast fwd 10 years and I'm a father on the road for months at a time working on industrial turbines and compressors. ( first time I climbed in an engine through a combustion chamber and was able to stand up I was in awe.)
Over the years I've repaired a lot of substandard work and would have a hard time depending on a machine that someone else had their hands in. I also have a hard time paying someone to do a job I could do myself. That said, I don't intend to get the extended warranty on the wolverine. I figure I'll find any weaknesses within the first 6 months anyway. Plus I know the difference between a failure due to abuse vs a defect.
Sorry for the ramble just trying to give an idea of my background and reasoning.

So who else will be springing for the factory shop manual? And doing their own work??
 

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I do most work myself the only reason I got a extended warranty on the wifes 08 Griz was the power steering. It was very new tec at the time so just in case.
 

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Ditto on doing it yourself I've had a lot of substandard work done by others over the years "under warranty" certainly wouldn't have paid for it. Other than warranty work I do everything myself I'm a bit anal when it comes to looking after my toys but thats just me.
 
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