Note to self:

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

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...and if the sidestand is deployed.. make sure your foot isn't in line where it's going to whack the ground as the bike's weight transfers :cry
  2. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    It is funny to call ATV riders "quadtards", but one has time to repent while hoping that some would come along to help you pick up your loaded bike when it takes a dirt nap in a hole, and lies below horizontal. :bluduh

    Fortunately, some very nice ATV riders came along and were glad to help. :thumb
  3. ChuckS

    ChuckS Adventurer Wannabe

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    When removing the starter on an F150, it is important to remove the starter mounting bolts. Do not substitute by removing a transmission bolt.

    Pay particular attention not to do this while laying in a snowbank on a side street in a rough area of Detroit in the late afternoon.
  4. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    I have no need for a quad, and even less for a snowmobile, but the guys who have 'em are some of the best-natured, most helpful in the world.


    ...except the guys who ride on the street!:deal
  5. billmags

    billmags Scoot Jockey

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    Never let younger sister help hold up the rear of a kickstanding KZ1000 whilst removing rear shocks.


    :side note to self- Never sell any bikes- keep 'em all!:D
  6. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    It's possible to sell them? I thought they were single-use items!

    Oh... right, my bikes were all well loved before I got them...

    ...NOW they're single-use items!:rofl
  7. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
    Also, don't give your son your truck keys after he loses his set, and definitely don't give him the spare from the lockbox after he loses your set (I didn't, but this is a reminder to never be tempted).
  8. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Next time you spend a really long day in the shop and all you feel like doing for supper is throwing in a frozen pizza and slouch on the couch, make sure that frozen pizza did not come from the food factory with TWO pieces of cardboard under it.:evil

    It cooked all right!:pot
  9. 42

    42 Bokononist

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    Could have been worse.

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  10. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    If that's the same household oven you put in your shop to heat treat, or do small powdercoating projects, or oil-baked finishes, you're a harrier chested man than most!
  11. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Note to self: if at first a wooden dowel and hammer doesn't drop the fork, loosen the pinch bolts on the LOWER portion of the triple tree. :shog




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  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    If you are trying to take the cap off the top of a fork and it isn't loosening to the point where you break the teeth off the special $19 motion pro tool - loosen the top pinch bolts on the triples :patch
  13. olderigetfasteriam

    olderigetfasteriam Adventurer

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    Borrow bother's Electraglide for nice weekend ride. Take friend's wife for ride around town, hit kill switch when entering driveway. Drive 100 miles to find battery next day. Install, still won't start.


    See above. No facepalm large enough. Ugh.
  14. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    I never understood why people get in the habit of using the kill switch to shut off their bikes. It bites them sooner or later.
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :nod

    Jim :brow
  16. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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  17. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Ok, I looked at a lot, not all, pages in that thread you linked. How is it gonna bite you so hard? I didn’t find it.
    I ain't talkin' about when the bike takes a nap as that could be a different situation.
  18. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I wasn't in the habit of using it when the throttle stuck wide open:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19056510&postcount=16

    For the record, I'm still not a big user of it. There were a lot of things happening very quickly in my incident.
  19. duck

    duck Banned

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    How so? I've been using the kill switch for oodles and oodles of miles (as long as I can remember) and it's never "bitten" me yet.
  20. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    No kiddin'. I flip it to Stop to kill the engine, then as soon as it quits spinning flip it back to Run. That's much easier, faster, and safer than reaching up for the key while trying to hold the bike still with the clutch in.