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Old 08-19-2009, 07:55 PM   #256
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when in the middle of nowhere and jump starting a mates bike with bits of bare galvanised fencing wire, dont let the two wires touch. having galvanised fencing wire light on fire centimeters from a 30L plastic fuel tank is not a good feeling.

remember to regularly vent those jerry cans that have the pour spout that is stored upside down inside the container. as the day gets hotter, the vapour pressure inside the container increases and pushes 75% of your fuel up the pour spout and out the lid. just what you need when relying on those last few litres to get you to the next fuel stop.

make sure you let go of the handle on the fuel pump before pulling it out of the car. as someone else mentioned, fuel in the eyes is not the most pleasureable of experiences.

make sure the safety cut-off lanyard isnt wrapped around the handlebars of the hire jetski your riding. if you come off the lanyard will snap, the safety tab will remain attached to the ski and the jetski will then proceed to putt away from you slightly faster than you can swim

make sure your mobile is fully charged before going riding alone. if something happens like dislocating your knee and snapping your ACL happens, your only option is to ride out of the bush, in the process dislocating the same knee another 4 or 5 times (cant really remember as the whole day is a littel hazy after the pain of the accident).

make sure you let the engine oil cool sufficiently before attempting to drain a little of your oil while your about 200km from anywhere that might have some replacment oil or even someone to help. its interesting to listen to your brain argue with itself with two VERY valid arguments, the first being "get your hand out of that stream of hot oil before your skin starts to blister" and the other being "all you need to do is keep your hand in the hot oil until you get the sump plug threaded or all your oil will be on the ground and then youll be even more f*cked than having a sore hand you pussy".
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:34 AM   #257
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #258
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:31 PM   #259
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when in the middle of nowhere and jump starting a mates bike with bits of bare galvanised fencing wire, dont let the two wires touch. having galvanised fencing wire light on fire centimeters from a 30L plastic fuel tank is not a good feeling.

remember to regularly vent those jerry cans that have the pour spout that is stored upside down inside the container. as the day gets hotter, the vapour pressure inside the container increases and pushes 75% of your fuel up the pour spout and out the lid. just what you need when relying on those last few litres to get you to the next fuel stop.

make sure you let go of the handle on the fuel pump before pulling it out of the car. as someone else mentioned, fuel in the eyes is not the most pleasureable of experiences.

make sure the safety cut-off lanyard isnt wrapped around the handlebars of the hire jetski your riding. if you come off the lanyard will snap, the safety tab will remain attached to the ski and the jetski will then proceed to putt away from you slightly faster than you can swim

make sure your mobile is fully charged before going riding alone. if something happens like dislocating your knee and snapping your ACL happens, your only option is to ride out of the bush, in the process dislocating the same knee another 4 or 5 times (cant really remember as the whole day is a littel hazy after the pain of the accident).

make sure you let the engine oil cool sufficiently before attempting to drain a little of your oil while your about 200km from anywhere that might have some replacment oil or even someone to help. its interesting to listen to your brain argue with itself with two VERY valid arguments, the first being "get your hand out of that stream of hot oil before your skin starts to blister" and the other being "all you need to do is keep your hand in the hot oil until you get the sump plug threaded or all your oil will be on the ground and then youll be even more f*cked than having a sore hand you pussy".
We must be brothers separated at birth or something. I've done each of the things on your list with only a couple of modifications.

Jet Ski: I plowed one into a slightly submerged and abandoned dock piling at full speed. Endo'ed the ski and face planted in about 18" of water. My head penetrated a full foot into the underlying muck and mud. jet ski totalled.

ACL: happened about 125' from my garage but that didn't stop me from folding it up again twice before making it to the sofa. I'll bet it went out about twenty times the first week after injury........sickening feeling, isn't it?

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:30 AM   #260
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When going for a days ride about 100km away always remember the key to the stong,tanky motorcycle chain you used for security puropses, that is keeping you bike locked to the trailer.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:15 AM   #261
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this isnt mine i found it on www.fmylife.com

Today my husband decided to drain his motorcycle oil into an empty bottle of laundry detergent. Also today, i decided to lift a stain out of my white comforter with some detergent i found in the garage...
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:46 AM   #262
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:09 PM   #263
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We must be brothers separated at birth or something. I've done each of the things on your list with only a couple of modifications.

Jet Ski: I plowed one into a slightly submerged and abandoned dock piling at full speed. Endo'ed the ski and face planted in about 18" of water. My head penetrated a full foot into the underlying muck and mud. jet ski totalled.

ACL: happened about 125' from my garage but that didn't stop me from folding it up again twice before making it to the sofa. I'll bet it went out about twenty times the first week after injury........sickening feeling, isn't it?

theres really no feeling like the two ends of a joint sliding slowly over and around each other, grinding anything inbetween and then snapping back to their original position like nothing ever happened.

ill never try to convince someone that im not an idiot, but the best part about this place is that at least you know your not alone
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:34 PM   #264
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theres really no feeling like the two ends of a joint sliding slowly over and around each other, grinding anything inbetween and then snapping back to their original position like nothing ever happened.

ill never try to convince someone that im not an idiot, but the best part about this place is that at least you know your not alone


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Old 08-29-2009, 09:44 AM   #265
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Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in.
been there done that...lol
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:59 PM   #266
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When installing motorcycle wheel hub bearings, make sure you put the spacer in the hub before installing the last bearing. Or you may use profanity.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:54 AM   #267
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When teaching 18 year old Son how to change oil in pickup be SURE he knows to put oil drain pan UNDER the drain plug. Or, you then get to teach him the finer points of removing oil stains from garage floor.

Did it yesterday.......
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:12 PM   #268
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When installing motorcycle wheel hub bearings, make sure you put the spacer in the hub before installing the last bearing. Or you may use profanity.
I may or may not have done that....

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Old 09-01-2009, 12:30 PM   #269
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When trying out your brand new whisper light stove, ensure you know which way to turn the valve off. The 'soccar ball' sized flame can becume a beach ball sized flame, with the fuel bottle inside it.http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/kboom.gif

Lucky for me I had a pair of nomex gloves nearby. Even more lucky was that it died down before the GF http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/pepsweetie.gif found the halon fire extinguisher. http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/Annie.gif

And don't field test the stove near the lubricants and flammables section of your garage. I sometimes wonder how I managed to make it to this age without more scars.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #270
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I sometimes wonder how I managed to make it to this age without more scars.
Brother your preaching to the choir here . This whole thread is full of "hold my beer and watch this" types
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