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  • Offline Zanthus

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    Missing log / service record book
    on: 30 August, 2013, 08:14:15 am
    30 August, 2013, 08:14:15 am
    First time poster, so sorry if I've not managed to use the search correctly and this has been asked before.

    I've just gotten myself a 2008 CBF (12,XXX k's), and had a service done by my race mechanic. He reckons it's in schmiko condition, but he did note that he was unable to locate the service book to stamp. The owners manual came with it, and I blindly assumed it would be part of that; it is not.

    I've tried Google-fu'ing but to no avail. Is there somewhere/someway to purchase a blank service/log book so i can at least start keeping records from now on?

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    Re: Missing log / service record book
    Reply #1 on: 30 August, 2013, 03:31:29 pm
    30 August, 2013, 03:31:29 pm
    Here you go.... ("Warranty and Service Booklet")




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    Re: Missing log / service record book
    Reply #2 on: 14 June, 2023, 09:57:32 pm
    14 June, 2023, 09:57:32 pm
    Good evening everyone.

    There has to be a more suitable thread for what I am about to say, but I haven't been able to find it. so, bear with me please.

    Like many of you, I've also bought both my bikes here in Sweden second hand and neither of them had the original service log book. I don't know what the Swedes do with their log books, but that's not the issue.
    I called Honda and asked if I could get a new log book from them and their reaction was almost as scary as if I had asked them if I can steal a few of the bikes that they have for sale, if not worse.
    In any case, I have solved this issue by asking my mechanic in Greece to send me two of his own log books (he prints service log books for his own store).

    But then I started thinking: There has to be a more "modern" way to log the things that we do on our bikes, right? So I googled it and I only found some spreadsheets in Excel. Not bad, but not quite the level that I wanted to have either.

    So, ok, it's 2023, there are mobile apps for practically EVERYTHING, but no one has made one for logging services on motorbikes?

    So I sat down and designed a simple database. The design is very straight forward: 3 tables, one for the owner(s), one for the bike(s) and one for the service actions performed on a bike, with date, mileage etc. The idea is that you register the owner, then the bike, then assign it to the owner via a common ID-number and then you register the actions you perform for each service occasion, defining which bike you perform it on. So you can have several bikes in the same database and you can query it and only see the service occasions performed on the particular bike you choose. Pretty straight forward.

    I then implemented the design in PostgreSQL and tested it. It works as it is supposed to do, but it's not user-friendly. And I would also have to create a web interface with a Python-based front end and allow users to register etc etc etc, which would increase the complexity and eventually mean a cost as well.

    An easier solution, albeit offline, was to use Access.
    So I re-implemented the same design principles in MS Access and created a very simple interface with a form for inserting new records and then queries and reports to visualise the several service occasions per bike. This last part isn't complete yet, at the moment I am mostly running manual queries and I don't care so much about the visual representation of the data that the queries return, because it's only for myself.

    So, I was wondering if you'd be interested in using it? You would need Microsoft Access to run it. There's this Microsoft 365 Access Runtime-thing, which allows you to use an Access-database without purchasing Access, but I haven't tried it, so I don't know how well it works.

    So, in case you're interested, I will translate the form to English, empty the tables and upload it. Obviously for free. What do you think?

    On the other hand, if you already know a mobile app that does the same thing, or a website that offers the same functionality and includes online access to it, I would be more than glad to know about it.

    Thank you. :)

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    Re: Missing log / service record book
    Reply #3 on: 15 June, 2023, 03:02:07 am
    15 June, 2023, 03:02:07 am
    For my two penn'orth service stamps in the Honda Warranty and Service Booklet are not worth the ink used to print the stamp. For example, the PDI check sheet is fairly comprehensive with tick boxes for each task but when it comes to the service schedules the only details recorded are date, mileage and dealer stamp which means that a Service Booklet with half a dozen stamps gives no clue to what was actually done.

    I've always felt a complete 'nut & bolt' service history record to be essential for any vehicle and a service history is only as good as the recorded detail. Back in the day I kept service records on paper nowadays I use MS Excel, workbooks and worksheets work for me because all I want is servicing and service history lists detailing what, when and why complete with dates, mileages, costs and suppliers.

    If a MS Access database works for you...