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Old 12-29-2008, 05:10 PM   #121
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Don't set your SPOT satellite locator on the top of your pickup to test. They can survive a 35 mph drop...and DO put name and number on all equipment.

Don't wear a ring when connecting starter to Dad's old pickup. Blister looks like an innertube! A fresh memory from the middle 1960s.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:09 PM   #122
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Note to self: pull exhaust plug out before trying to kick start anything.

Freakin' KDX!

Go out to load it. "Think I'll fire it up first before we get too far..." (Cold morning)

Kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick,
kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, "son-uv-a..." kick, kick, kick, kick, kick,
kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick
"son-uv-a...it ain't that cold out..." kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick "...ok, that's enough of that for now..."

"Mind if I park this in front of the shop there in the sun, Sue? Maybe if it warms up a bit more..."

*walks back over to bike*

"D'oh! Bet if I pull that exhaust plug out of there..."

Kick, Vroooom!


Dumb ass!
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #123
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So sad that I'm the only one who has forgotten to check the kill switch before beginning involved diagnosis of failure-to-start... more than once

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:41 AM   #124
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if you wear bellbottoms and ride a kickstart mc, be sure the kick lever is not inside your bellbottoms when you ride off, or you might not be able to get your foot off the peg when needed.
I still have scars from that one....1972??
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:04 AM   #125
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I still have scars from that one....1972??
close, 1975 or so. a week earlier i had laid my new yam 750 down (not hard, just forgot kickstand) in front of the strip club with witnesses, wouldnt have been so bad, but in those days i wore a ring of all (many) my keys on a chain hooked to the beltloop of my jeans. the ring stretched and the keys went everywhere, as the yam key was still in the ignition. my buddy laughed really hard. it was my buddy on his new to him superglide that fell over at a gas pump because of his bellbottoms a week later. i laughed really hard. fucks up the badass harley rider image a lil.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:43 AM   #126
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I did it at a red light. Looked like the guy on "Laugh In" riding the tricycle in the yellow slicker.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:16 AM   #127
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Close the zippers. Doesnt matter which zipper.
Just make sure any soft tissue is put safely away beforehand.

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Old 01-03-2009, 09:33 AM   #128
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Ditto on redlight..
Pinned my leg under my CL125 and burned the pattern of the muffler gaurd in my calf. I was in front of the local Dodge dealership and a salesman rushed over to help me up.

Another time my bellbottom made a trip through the rear sprocket of my Elsinore 125 at speed. No injury but scary. Bellbottoms are definately not motorcyle friendly.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:00 AM   #129
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Don't let go of the handle of the drill press before ensuring your face is out of the swing radius of the handle. I was a teenager and wearing braces at the time. Put the bracket of a top incisor clean through my lip. I had a little 1/2" square tic-tac-toe pattern scar on my bottom lip for about 10 years. I went into the bathroom to inspect the damage, and the blood filling my mouth just about made me pass out.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:59 PM   #130
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Bluhduh al-YOU-mini-yum

This is a very, very small incident, but... try to remember the basic physical properties of the substance you're working with. It's important sometimes.

When drilling holes in aluminum, it doesn't really do any good to carefully place a magnet underneath to catch the chips.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #131
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Note to self:

Those nice, disposable nitryl gloves keep your hands clean, but they do not offer any protection from a hot turn signal light bulb that you are trying to change!





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Old 01-04-2009, 06:14 PM   #132
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Eh? Mama weer all crazee now

When replacing the starter on Mom's car in the parking lot at the mental hospital where she works...

...keep a close eye on the tools. Better yet, put the toolbox back in the trunk and only pull out the tools you need.

Also, less rain gets in the toolbox when the sky (of course) begins to piss down rain and lightning the moment you wiggle underneath, and a delusional guy with bushy hair appears out of nowhere to watch and tell you he's building a flying saucer for Jesus. And you notice him staring hungrily at the screwdrivers and chisels...


Scratch that -- I think if I could go back in time, I'd actually just tell myself to first look inside the car, slap my forehead, and put the shifter in park.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:35 AM   #133
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This is a very, very small incident, but... try to remember the basic physical properties of the substance you're working with. It's important sometimes.

When drilling holes in aluminum, it doesn't really do any good to carefully place a magnet underneath to catch the chips.
Reminds me of the bloke complaining that the magnetic tank bag on his BMW was flopping around all over the place, On a K100
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:51 AM   #134
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hmmm

When undoing trans bolts, never assume that all bolts are identical. I was all pissed off that I thought I had found a stripped thread in the engine casing because it just spun round and round when I turned it. Turns out that the left side trans bolt threads into the case and the right side bolt goes all the way through the case and has a nut attached to the back. Damn it. The worst part is that I didnt figure this out on my own. I got pissed off and posted asking about tapping new threads in the engine case, etc. Someone replied and said "uhhh, did you take the nut off the back of that bolt?"

Live and learn. I wont forget now.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:07 AM   #135
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Talking Important Safety Tip

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That reminds me of one that happened a couple of months ago:

If you are using a plasma torch, be sure and take your finger off the trigger when you lean against the welding table to adjust the workpiece.........otherwise one's pants zipper might ground against the table while you inadvertantly press the torches trigger resulting in , what I like to call, the "molten yyk zipper against my pubes and holy shit I almost burned my junk off with a plasma torch" dance
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