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    Wife's bike, and mine seemed to need brakes flushed. My bike also needed coolant flushed. Wife's bike also wanted to install a Ride-Off center stand. Seemed like an appropriate time to go to the Dr. ... Dr. Rocky to be exact. As with any establishment you frequent, you look for either their health code violations, certifications, etc. Visiting Dr. Rocky is no different. As with any health-check, it's possible that other issues other than those you're seeking to resolve might be found. My bike went without incident, but the wife's bike was found to have a BADLY worn clutch bushing. It might be expected with about 110k on the clock. Rocky must have the largest inventory of parts on the west coast, if not the nation because he had a replacement in his inventory. Both bikes now have all brakes with over 50% left, mine has new coolant, and a new clutch bushing and center stand on the wife's bike. If any doubt his credentials, I saw the diploma.

    Of course the brakes were all bled using the Rocky Bleed steps.
    Costa Mesa, CA
    2012 RED GL1800

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    So did the proctoscopy turn out ok?
    Richard
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    • #3
      Yes but...... Did Dr Rocky follow the book that everyone knows has all the correct procedures etc.? Glad to have found this place where the ROCK hangs out. Take care.

      Crabby Bob

      Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
      2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
      DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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        Originally posted by glarson3 View Post
        Wife's bike, and mine seemed to need brakes flushed. My bike also needed coolant flushed. Wife's bike also wanted to install a Ride-Off center stand. Seemed like an appropriate time to go to the Dr. ... Dr. Rocky to be exact. As with any establishment you frequent, you look for either their health code violations, certifications, etc. Visiting Dr. Rocky is no different. As with any health-check, it's possible that other issues other than those you're seeking to resolve might be found. My bike went without incident, but the wife's bike was found to have a BADLY worn clutch bushing. It might be expected with about 110k on the clock. Rocky must have the largest inventory of parts on the west coast, if not the nation because he had a replacement in his inventory. Both bikes now have all brakes with over 50% left, mine has new coolant, and a new clutch bushing and center stand on the wife's bike. If any doubt his credentials, I saw the diploma.

        Of course the brakes were all bled using the Rocky Bleed steps.

        Are those an inventory of parts or are they extra parts left over from the many times he has had his bike apart??
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          Nothing better than a freshened up bike!
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          I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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            No one likes to go to the Doctor but when you leave you have a sense of relief. Especially when the patient is one of your best friends.
            Larry
            Red 2008 GL1800 (The Fastest Color)

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              Hard to argue with a diploma.
              Costa Mesa, CA
              2012 RED GL1800

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              • #8
                Originally posted by crabbywinger View Post
                Yes but...... Did Dr Rocky follow the book that everyone knows has all the correct procedures etc.? Glad to have found this place where the ROCK hangs out. Take care.

                Crabby Bob
                He didn't follow the book. He added in a few extra steps the book doesn't tell you about. As many have found sometimes the book leaves stones unturned, and sometimes is just adding steps not required, as any shade-tree mechanic can realize.
                Costa Mesa, CA
                2012 RED GL1800

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boomer View Post


                  Are those an inventory of parts or are they extra parts left over from the many times he has had his bike apart??
                  I saw him remove this one from a Honda package that was not previously opened. He even repaired the lower cowl that the dealership had snapped a tab off of by overtightening when reassembling from engine removal/replacement.
                  Costa Mesa, CA
                  2012 RED GL1800

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by glarson3 View Post

                    He didn't follow the book. He added in a few extra steps the book doesn't tell you about. As many have found sometimes the book leaves stones unturned, and sometimes is just adding steps not required, as any shade-tree mechanic can realize.
                    Can't agree more. Seems some who THINK they are professionals need to learn from the real mechanics. Rocky helped me a couple of times and that was because I knew who to ask.

                    Crabby Bob

                    Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
                    2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
                    DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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                    • #11
                      Patients 1 & 2 survived on Saturday without and complications.

                      Patient number 3 on Sunday required a little surgery. He was rather hesitant to inflict a knife into the non wounded patient,So being the Doctor that I am,I just shoved the knife into it and laughed because it wasn't my problem if I missed..

                      But as with all my surgeries this too made it off the table and I'm please to say tiny Tim now has his Utopia back rest installed on his warranty replacement heated seat that he hadn't installed the back rest on for some time out of fear of making the initial cut with a long knife..lol

                      He too had new pads and a complete brake fluid cleansing.

                      We then took off for a blast in the back country before stopping for a lunch break before we parted.


                      glarson3- careful or folks will start calling me Dr.Rocky, now that word is out about my Doctorate Degree, I was so hoping to hang onto the "shadetree mechanic" title for some time, and you go and out me-- Sakes!
                      Dam you pilgrim!

                      **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**

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                      The Devil whispered "I'm coming for you"!
                      I whispered back "Bring Beer"

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                        Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                        Patients 1 & 2 survived on Saturday without and complications.

                        Patient number 3 on Sunday required a little surgery. He was rather hesitant to inflict a knife into the non wounded patient,So being the Doctor that I am,I just shoved the knife into it and laughed because it wasn't my problem if I missed..

                        But as with all my surgeries this too made it off the table and I'm please to say tiny Tim now has his Utopia back rest installed on his warranty replacement heated seat that he hadn't installed the back rest on for some time out of fear of making the initial cut with a long knife..lol

                        He too had new pads and a complete brake fluid cleansing.

                        We then took off for a blast in the back country before stopping for a lunch break before we parted.


                        glarson3- careful or folks will start calling me Dr.Rocky, now that word is out about my Doctorate Degree, I was so hoping to hang onto the "shadetree mechanic" title for some time, and you go and out me-- Sakes!
                        Dam you pilgrim!
                        We all know you're more of a Doogie Howser than House.
                        Costa Mesa, CA
                        2012 RED GL1800

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                          My bike was also taken to the Doctor for rear end work. After the initial examination it was determined that surgery was needed ASAP, I wasn't on the donor list for a prostate spacer, so he called on a local specialist and was able to perform the surgery and send my on my way! It developed a high fever the next day but he assured me to just take my time and drink plenty of fluids and all would be okay. Thanks again to Rock the Proc Doc! lol.













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                            Yeah that was a warm day for sure.. LOL

                            I have a 12X20 Canopy now that I can work in the rain under without getting wet.. lol

                            Saves on sunscreen too.
                            **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**

                            "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"

                            The Devil whispered "I'm coming for you"!
                            I whispered back "Bring Beer"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                              Yeah that was a warm day for sure.. LOL

                              I have a 12X20 Canopy now that I can work in the rain under without getting wet.. lol

                              Saves on sunscreen too.
                              And being the SWEET guy your are - now you don't have to worry about melting. Now to return to the regular programing.......

                              Crabby Bob

                              Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
                              2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
                              DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by CAC View Post
                                My bike was also taken to the Doctor for rear end work. After the initial examination it was determined that surgery was needed ASAP, I wasn't on the donor list for a prostate spacer, so he called on a local specialist and was able to perform the surgery and send my on my way! It developed a high fever the next day but he assured me to just take my time and drink plenty of fluids and all would be okay. Thanks again to Rock the Proc Doc! lol.
                                I hope he wore gloves...
                                2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by glarson3 View Post
                                  Hard to argue with a diploma.
                                  I thought he got that diploma out of a Crack - er Jack box -- a BIG one!
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                                    Yeah that was a warm day for sure.. LOL

                                    I have a 12X20 Canopy now that I can work in the rain under without getting wet.. lol

                                    Saves on sunscreen too.
                                    Mostly unrelated, but talk of the heat made me think of it.

                                    I put a new tire on the front of my bike this weekend (and new brake pads). Had it mounted Saturday, and went to put it on Sunday after church. Wife and I were babysitting two of the grandkids (2 and 4), and the 4 year old was following me around to "help me".

                                    The garage can hold the 'Wing for parking, but there's not enough room to work on it, so it was out in the driveway with tools and parts scattered on the blanket I use. Plus, it was hot (about 102). At one point he started picking up my tools. I asked what he was doing and it went like this:

                                    Me: PB, what are you doing with my tools?
                                    PB: Taking them to the garage.
                                    Me: But I'm using them, I need them
                                    PB: I need them in the garage, it's too hot out here
                                    Me: But, the bike is out here...
                                    PB: I'll take the ones you don't need
                                    Me: I need them all
                                    PB: (pouty face) ALL? It's too hot!
                                    Me: How about you let me finish, and then we'll go for a ride for some ice cream

                                    Yeah yeah, I know. In Texas it's illegal for under 5 to ride, but I didn't care. McDonald's was just a few blocks down the street on neighborhood roads. Besides, it was hot!

                                    I didn't notice until I was through that he had taken every tool out of the bag, and out of their boxes. He helped me put them all back though.

                                    Grandkids are a lot more fun than their parents were...
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                                      Patients 1 & 2 survived on Saturday without and complications. Patient number 3 on Sunday required a little surgery. He was rather hesitant to inflict a knife into the non wounded patient,So being the Doctor that I am,I just shoved the knife into it and laughed because it wasn't my problem if I missed.. But as with all my surgeries this too made it off the table and I'm please to say tiny Tim now has his Utopia back rest installed on his warranty replacement heated seat that he hadn't installed the back rest on for some time out of fear of making the initial cut with a long knife..lol He too had new pads and a complete brake fluid cleansing. We then took off for a blast in the back country before stopping for a lunch break before we parted. glarson3- careful or folks will start calling me Dr.Rocky, now that word is out about my Doctorate Degree, I was so hoping to hang onto the "shadetree mechanic" title for some time, and you go and out me-- Sakes! Dam you pilgrim!
                                      Recovery time was fast and painless due to the Rock.

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