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Old 10-30-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Bluhduh Note to self:

When the gas tank is re-installed, make sure to re-attach the fuel lines.

(he says, with fingers smelling of gasoline...)
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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When performing lube maint. and cleaning of vech. be sure to remove the drain pan of used oil from under the vech. before washing!

Talking my wifes car here. You should have seen my dumb ass. It was at night. I washed the engine compartment, then the front, worked my way down the drivers side, and what a surprise when I turned the corner at the rear! Used oil is sort of pretty floating along glisening in the light of the street light.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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Make sure spin on filters gasket came off with the cannister....

what's that whistling sound???
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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the drain pan of used oil from under the vech. before washing!
Oil floats on water ;)

When soldering above your body always button shut the sleeves of your work shirt....
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:53 AM   #5
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Before moving bike, remove drainpan from underneath.

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Old 10-30-2008, 08:03 AM   #6
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Oil floats on water ;)

When soldering above your body always button shut the sleeves of your work shirt....
Related: Go ahead and tie your shoes when welding, it'll help keep the slag out of your shoes.

And unless you like unsightly peeling in late Oct., go ahead and put on pants instead of the shorts for welding happiness.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:05 AM   #7
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And unless you like unsightly peeling in late Oct., go ahead and put on pants instead of the shorts for welding happiness.
Ha, gotta cover those wrists too, UV burns between the shirt and gloves.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:10 AM   #8
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Always remove wash plugs from exhaust before starting bike.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:17 AM   #9
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Ha, gotta cover those wrists too, UV burns between the shirt and gloves.
I have the big gaunleted gloves , not a lot of feel, but they keep my dumbass out of the burn ward.

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Always remove wash plugs from exhaust before starting bike.
Do they shoot out, like I picture in my mind?
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:57 AM   #10
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Always put up sidestand before rocking bike off centre stand

My toe nail is still purple after 6 months
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:07 AM   #11
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Put kickstand down before dis mounting bike. I did this the other day what a dumb ass i am sometimes. The thought process is in slow motion as your trying to slow the landing and realizing your mistake at the same time.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:35 AM   #12
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Do they shoot out, like I picture in my mind?
Wish I could say they went sailin', but the bike sure ran like crap 'til I shook the plug loose. Nice and quiet though.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:48 AM   #13
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Upon completion of a valve check, replace valve timing inspection plug BEFORE you start the bike. It's amazing how much oil can depart an engine in this fashion.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:20 PM   #14
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Don't try to suggest anything on oil, anti-seize, or chain lube post.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:48 PM   #15
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Plugged

Wash the KTM625SMC

Go to start it for the post bath air dry

Will not start

Take the plugs out of the exhaust

Bike starts
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