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Old 06-16-2009, 05:41 AM   #226
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air boat

Reading nitsuj dealings with the snowmobile reminds me of this.Friend of mine had a guy bring him an air boat-you know big prop and all- so they back the two wheel trailer into the shop.Tom quickly removes and rebuilds the carb and reinstalls.Reaches up and starts the engine not realizing owner had messed with the throttle cable when trying to fix it.Engine roars to life and airboat and trailer leave the shop and go shooting across the yard.Did not get far before it quit so no damage was done. Ed
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:46 AM   #227
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Note To Self:

remember to take the "safety rags" out of the carb throats on your V4 engine before re-assembling velocity stacks and airbox, fuel tank, and fairings, only to scratch your head for a few seconds wondering why it only ran for 5 seconds and died.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #228
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After filling fuel tank remember to turn fuel tap from RES to ON.
especially if you rely on the first sputter to remind you to fill up at next stop.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:51 AM   #229
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that smell... of burning fuel, combined with extra heat, even though it's the same side as the header.... COULD BE... just could be.... a fuel line come loose spilling gas all over your pants and header, and MAYBE, it flashed and it's now burning the right side of your bike.

just saying. self.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:29 AM   #230
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especially if you rely on the first sputter to remind you to fill up at next stop.
Been there more than once
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:52 PM   #231
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Don't let the toddler in the garage unattended, lest he "stashes" things down the exhaust canister (legos, marbles, sticks, rocks...).
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:05 AM   #232
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Before shakedown ride, tighten front caliper bolts to spec.



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Well - atleast now I know what it feels like to have the lever go to the bars without stopping...

(in my next installment, I'll talk about why those tiny little seemingly unimportant metal clips on your brakes are, in fact, very important.)
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:24 AM   #233
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Note to self.....

Remove the can of paste wax from atop the air cleaner BEFORE trying to slam the hood shut.
(Dang. Why isn't the hood latching? Never had this problem before...again, and again, and again...each attempt spawning another "outie" dimple on the hood)
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:36 AM   #234
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Torque the front DRUM BRAKE tie bar before test riding, or you may also be missing a large chunk of kneecap!!
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:11 AM   #235
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When turning some long stick of metal tubing around inside the garage, remember that fluourescent lights are hanging from the ceiling. When you hear a crash and it gets dim, don't look up.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:57 AM   #236
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Laugh

Be very careful when tightening spark plugs with anti-seize on the threads! Or any other fastener. Especially into aluminum.

Disconnect senstive electronics when welding on the motorcycle.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:02 AM   #237
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Don't hold the high-pressure washer at the car wash too close to the vehicle, like when trying to remove a particular piece of snarge.
When the time runs out, the "recoil" terminates abruptly, and the pointy end of the nozzle gets driven into the paint.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:29 PM   #238
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Note to Self:

Do not leave for a ADV ride without about 3 foot of tie wire in the tool kit.
It comes in handy for those little emergencies 25 miles or more from help.
Like when the muffler bracket broke last weekend and nearly lost the tail pipe and muffler.

If not for someone leaving some wire tied to nails in the trees at an old camping spot, I'd been in a pickle.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:29 AM   #239
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If you must weld in shorts, ensure some form of undergarments are worn or you will be walking like a boundary rider for several days. Gonads are very susceptible to ray burns. You will get no sympathy from your friends or girlfriend.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:35 AM   #240
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When towing a one car with another from the driveway to the verge using a piece of rope, wait for your wife to finish breastfeeding to help steer the second car, do not attempt to do it yourself. The second car will have a mind of it's own and head where it wants to go, not where you want it to. When your wife calls you an impatient fool - agree - and then ask her to steer it back from the lampost that it has wrapped itself around after it goes dark. She will be happy to help??
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