The Total Idiot's Guide To Doing Basic Motorcycle Repairs Andrew FailsWednesday 1:54pm20029EditPromoteGo to permalinkI’ll be honest: I’m a terrible mechanic. I’ve got a scar on my forearm from the last time I changed the brakes on my Mini. Any repair work I’ve ever done has been a financial decision, not a leisure one. But! Even someone like me, who has the dexterity of a drunken penguin, can do basic motorcycle maintenance.