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Old 04-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #991
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So can I, because I did....once.
Hate to admit but I think I did that once too.
Kind of like turning the light switch on when you enter a room even thougn you know the power is out. Or trying to flick the switch up when it already is up and the light is already on. Habit. And I'm not a morning person.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #992
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I've been reading all these threads and have done so many things I now find funny.Thank God I still remember most of them.Now I know when ever you hear something start with ...Have you ever?? or Watch this !!!!! a smile isn't far away......Thanks for the memories

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Old 04-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #993
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Anvil!

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When attempting (key word, attempting) to manhandle a large anvil around the garage, make sure not to do it over a new case of oil.

At least the Studebaker hood that became an impromptu 'back splash' won't be rusting anytime soon.
Nor will the anvil, with the added benefit of being more difficult to grab onto...
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #994
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Nor will the anvil, with the added benefit of being more difficult to grab onto...
But at least the anvil will be easier to slide once you do grab onto it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #995
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After grocery shopping on the bike, you MUST do one of 2 things: Either (A) avoid wheelies on the way home, or (B) wait a few minutes after you get home to open your beers
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:52 PM   #996
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Do not assume. Definitely do not assume that the dishes that have been in the dishwasher for two days are clean. Most certainly do not assume this in the dark, as you drink water from a glass (that held milk earlier in the week) so you can take your heartburn medicine that you forgot to take before going to bed (and were woken up at 3 am because of).
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #997
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Dishwashing liquid works in a pinch; it's designed to cut grease...

Wife taught me this one.. add a little sugar, acts just like the scouring bits in the orange stuff
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:00 AM   #998
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When your high beam starts cutting out - and flicking between the low and hight makes it work for just a bit.. don't assume that it means the switch is bad... And when, after replacing the switch, the high beam still won't work properly, don't just assume it is the relay and replace it before you actually check to see if the bulb is going out...
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:04 AM   #999
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:34 AM   #1000
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I started the bike already !!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #1001
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When replacing wheel bearings, remember to put the distance spacer in the hub between bearings. cause when you knock out the bearing it ruins your new bearing.

oops.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #1002
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With heat you can fairly easy get them bearings out without damage.

I've done something simular. Replaced a tire with hangovers, and forgot the rim band. I even took a picture of the tire with the rim band sitting there in the background, almost laughing at me.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #1003
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Never assume that your friend's battery charger is an auto shutoff model. and come back the next weekend to pick up the new, freshly charged, now dry battery.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #1004
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Check the direction arrow on the tire BEFORE putting it on the rim.

damn. Happens at least twice a year to me.
I like to stick blue tape on the wheel and mark the wheel's rotation before I take the wheel off the bike. I do this on both sides of the wheel. Then when the wheel is laying on my tire changer, it is obvious which way the wheel spins no matter which side is up and visible.

A lot of tires have rotation arrows on only one side. Chalking arrows on both sides of the tire helps a great deal. Some wheels have spoke wells offset from the center making tire installation more desirable from one side of the wheel. Flipping the wheel for this is no biggie with so many arrows available to keep things aligned.

My success ratio for getting this job done correctly at the first effort is about 4/5. Only once, lifetime prior to the tape and chalk, so far; have I had the wheel done right and confused myself into taking it off again and reversing the tire, sigh. BUT! More'n once prior to the tape et al, I have taken a tire off a wheel prior to the wheel's fitment to the bike to reverse it, only to install the tire incorrectly again.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #1005
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If you are trying to document a farkle install and show photos of the step by step process always remember to put the memory chip back in the camera after the last download.

DAMNIT JIM!
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