Note to self:

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. coppertop

    coppertop occasional meanderthal

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    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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  2. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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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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  3. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Make sure spin on filters gasket came off with the cannister....

    what's that whistling sound???
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  4. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Oil floats on water ;)

    When soldering above your body always button shut the sleeves of your work shirt....
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  5. PaulRS

    PaulRS Dutch fool

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    Before moving bike, remove drainpan from underneath.

    Paul.
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  6. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    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.:rofl
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  7. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    Ha, gotta cover those wrists too, UV burns between the shirt and gloves.
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  8. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Always remove wash plugs from exhaust before starting bike.
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  9. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    I have the big gaunleted gloves:lol3 , not a lot of feel, but they keep my dumbass out of the burn ward.

    Do they shoot out, like I picture in my mind?
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  10. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    Always put up sidestand before rocking bike off centre stand :eek1

    My toe nail is still purple after 6 months
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  11. jdaniele

    jdaniele Been here awhile

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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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  12. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    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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  13. SNFU

    SNFU Adventurer

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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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  14. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Don't try to suggest anything on oil, anti-seize, or chain lube post.
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  15. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    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 :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  16. Frank Warner

    Frank Warner Traveller

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    Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in. :D

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    All pails into insigficance though ..

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/europe/discobiker-in-freak-accident-38591

    multiple fractures of both legs, 3 fractured ribs, 2 stable thoracic vertebral fractures, non-displaced cheek fractures, dislocated left shoulder, both AC joints (shoulder)busted, torn cartilage in one knee, a floating bone chip in the other
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  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :uhoh

    Jim :brow
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  18. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    Earplugs go in ears before helmet goes on head.

    // marc
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  19. Little Bear

    Little Bear Just a guy, ya know?

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    Keys, wallet, etc, go in the pockets of your gear, not the pockets of the clothing under it.
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  20. GreaseMonkey

    GreaseMonkey Preshrunk & Cottony

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    Before kick starting a bike, remember to turn the ignition on.
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