Is this kind of upgrade something a novice could do? or should you have a lot of wrench time under your belt? I have 19,000 on my 04 and have no problems with it at all. When should I expect to start feeling
a slip problem that cable adj. wont fix?
Ya know depending on how you ride it may never slip, then it could start next week LOL. You will start to feel it in the beginning in higher gears when grabbing a good bit of throttle, usually from 3rd to 4th. Even then with a disciplined grip you could ride several thousand more miles with no issues...but we know how well that works
Yes this is something as a novice you could do. The tech article http://roadstarclinic.com/content/view/141/131/
is a great set of step by step instructions on how to do this and if you have a service manual it helps all the more.
Even tho the Barnett is a great upgrade, IMHO
it is not a necessary
upgrade (unless you just want to
) until that "if and when" yours starts slipping and even then there are other options available, I just happen to believe this is the best option.