Note to self:

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

  1. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Note to self:

    Look before you sit down and become engrossed in reinstalling camshafts.

    It really would have been nice to remove the rag soaked in brake cleaner before sitting on it.

    The sensation was only a bit warm and tingly at first, but, being rather occupied with counting cam chain pins, you didn't notice until it had progressed to a full-blown scrotal emergency. A true chemical conflagration from ballsac to bung.

    Still a bit sore a day later... :bluduh
  2. Big Single

    Big Single Tejas

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    Install the throwout bearing before you bolt on the transmission and driveshaft.
  3. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    And install the rubber boot before you bolt the driveshaft to the transmission output flange.
  4. LostRider

    LostRider Motorcycle Addict

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    Damn, sounds like the boyss had a lesson in chemistry.
  5. autolycos

    autolycos True vulgarian

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    Do not look in the long, straight bits of the carburetor as you spray carb cleaner in them. No matter how curious you are to see if you are getting the shit out. You will get carb cleaner, and assorted shit straight in the eye.

    And, whatever you do, don't repeat it.

    Twice.

    Phuck. My eye hurts.
  6. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    carb cleaner is tough stuff in the eyes. :cry like a girl. :lol3
    Did that last week.
  7. aardschok

    aardschok Fallout Rider

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    ...remove all combustables from enclosed vehicle in the sun.

    Was able to grow a paint can. Lucky it didn't explode.
    [​IMG]
  8. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    Wow, good thing they built that expansion area into the can.
  9. Wreck™

    Wreck™ Wreck™

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    When you drop the 1400 Deg. Tig torch after welding, do not try and catch it between your knees because there is a good chance the electrode will burn through your pants and into your leg.
  10. jegrmajstr

    jegrmajstr thumper tourer

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    Don't cut yourself on the fingers with an angle grinder that has no guard on it. Twice. In ten minutes...:asshat

    And never weld in flip-flops. Or just tack. Or hold something for tacking. Ever.
  11. tsitmeer

    tsitmeer Adventurer

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    Sorry in advance this is a little off topic, but i am sure some of you can relate in a similar way.
    i am a firefighter and during the last aussie bushfires me and my team were refilling the firebombing planes there was a mix of type 1 supressive foam and water.. the foam comes in aprox 20 liter green conatiner....After we filled a plane and it had departed we started to talk and relax a bit, where one of my inexperianced crew sat ontop of the foam drums.....he was there for about 10 seconds until he lep into the air screaming "ahhhh my F**king Balls" we were all watching him do this... so a few of us casually walked over to the truck and hit him with the water, at around 2000KPA... we soon fixed that problem
    (the foam burns when it comes in contact with skin)
  12. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    ...when you are using any type of soldering iron, welder or torch, make sure you tell EVERYBODY AROUND that the tip is hot, and it might burn you. The wife didn't appreciate the tattoo :umph .
  13. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Do not, do not, measure anything in your garage with a Vernier Gauge in bare feet, when you drop the gauge... it goes out of calibration... and your foot has one or two holes in it :huh mine had one it landed on the depth part on the bridge of my foot :huh
  14. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Do not fry anything when barefoot in the kitchen.

    :huh
  15. ZapZero

    ZapZero Adventurer

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    Do not take your eyes off the track in order to watch your odometer tick over the run-in period.

    At least you know how far you had gone when you first dropped it!
  16. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    when in the middle of nowhere and jump starting a mates bike with bits of bare galvanised fencing wire, dont let the two wires touch. having galvanised fencing wire light on fire centimeters from a 30L plastic fuel tank is not a good feeling.

    remember to regularly vent those jerry cans that have the pour spout that is stored upside down inside the container. as the day gets hotter, the vapour pressure inside the container increases and pushes 75% of your fuel up the pour spout and out the lid. just what you need when relying on those last few litres to get you to the next fuel stop.

    make sure you let go of the handle on the fuel pump before pulling it out of the car. as someone else mentioned, fuel in the eyes is not the most pleasureable of experiences.

    make sure the safety cut-off lanyard isnt wrapped around the handlebars of the hire jetski your riding. if you come off the lanyard will snap, the safety tab will remain attached to the ski and the jetski will then proceed to putt away from you slightly faster than you can swim :becca

    make sure your mobile is fully charged before going riding alone. if something happens like dislocating your knee and snapping your ACL happens, your only option is to ride out of the bush, in the process dislocating the same knee another 4 or 5 times (cant really remember as the whole day is a littel hazy after the pain of the accident).

    make sure you let the engine oil cool sufficiently before attempting to drain a little of your oil while your about 200km from anywhere that might have some replacment oil or even someone to help. its interesting to listen to your brain argue with itself with two VERY valid arguments, the first being "get your hand out of that stream of hot oil before your skin starts to blister" and the other being "all you need to do is keep your hand in the hot oil until you get the sump plug threaded or all your oil will be on the ground and then youll be even more f*cked than having a sore hand you pussy".
  17. Jonex

    Jonex zipper suited sun god

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    If you own a cat, don't brush your teeth while naked. Well, you can if you're a girl I s'pose.

    Just sayin'...
  18. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    Damn, that'll wake you up in the morning.:rofl
  19. KLboxeR

    KLboxeR Back in the game again

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    We must be brothers separated at birth or something. I've done each of the things on your list with only a couple of modifications.

    Jet Ski: I plowed one into a slightly submerged and abandoned dock piling at full speed. Endo'ed the ski and face planted in about 18" of water. My head penetrated a full foot into the underlying muck and mud. jet ski totalled.

    ACL: happened about 125' from my garage but that didn't stop me from folding it up again twice before making it to the sofa. I'll bet it went out about twenty times the first week after injury........sickening feeling, isn't it?

    :puke1
  20. tsitmeer

    tsitmeer Adventurer

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    When going for a days ride about 100km away always remember the key to the stong,tanky motorcycle chain you used for security puropses, that is keeping you bike locked to the trailer.