I welcome you to the SHO community... We all either have, or had SHOs, and a
few may lurk around wanting them still. Some of us are less smart and have
several lying about in various states of broken.
You will find the SHO is a high maintnance car, especially one that has been
neglected on service. Unfortunately clutches, 60k services, and all sorts
of other stuff is just mind bogglingly too expensive. The reality is that
unless pockets are deep, it's really to your advantage to do your own work
on SHOs. I have probably saves tens of thousands in labor doing my own
I'm with VO, a good start is a 60k service.... It would be due at 120k
anyway, so you would be about 8k early, and being ahead of the game is
good. As far as modifying the car, it applies to any car, but the more you
modify the lower the reliability of that car (in general). Many of us do
not rely on our SHOs for daily transportation and we can enjoy them but not
require them. I did that by getting 2, one that's totally stock... and one
that's well modified.... And for the first time ina month I drove one of
them yesterday :) Been spending too much time on the new bike.
Are there any known issues, and like VO said where are you located? we're
pretty good at lending hands around here for advice or help, so if your
close by to someone that's the best.
Fort Wayne, IN
2006 R1200GS - Rock Red
1992 SHO MTX - Arrest Me Red
1993 SHO MTX - Green Racecar
On 6/3/06, van Oss <vanOss@centurytel.net> wrote:
> Welcome to the SHO community. Please help us advise you by letting us get
> to know you a bit. Where are you located? How experienced and
> are you with working on your own car? Do you plan to rely on this car for
> daily commuting, or is it a plaything whose uptime is less critical?
> MTX SHOs are supposed to get a major package of services at 60,000 and
> 120,000 miles. This includes plugs and wires, water pump, crank sensor,
> timing belt, etc. It's doable at home but only if you're comfortable and
> equipped and can take the time. If you need this car to quickly become a
> reliable commuter, you might consider taking it into a professional shop.
> There are several excellent shops around the country that specialize in
> SHOs. Many offer a 60K package of services for around $850 to $1K. While
> you're their, I'm sure they'd look the car over and point out any other
> So please tell us a little more about what you can give to the car and
> you expect from it, and then we can give you more specific advice. Again,
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 10:38 AM
> Subject: [Shotimes] Checking out 92 SHO
> I am taking possession of a 92 MTX SHO on the 15th of this month. It has
> 112,000 miles on it. What would be some recommendations on what to have
> checked first? I don't have any of the maintainence records.
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