Note to self:

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

  1. SantaFeTrailer

    SantaFeTrailer Stromtrooper

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    On a related note (to self), sailboats don't run so good when you top up the diesel tank with water (thankfully I didn't top up the water tank with diesel). Nothing like walking down a dock in BVI and having people you don't even know call out "Hey Waterboy!"


  2. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    When lighting your cigarette with a push button MAAP torch, don't cup your hand around the end of the smoke to shield it from the wind as is your habit. Those torches do 2nd-3rd degree burns instantly.
  3. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Hey Plaka,

    Another reason to give up smoking. :lol3 (but I will admit I still miss it)
  4. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Been here awhile

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    That rag you sprayed brake clean on do not put in your front pocket:eek1 it will take a bit but you'll feel the burn.:kboom
  5. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    I did something similar as a kid (8-9 YO) at the swimming pool in a trailer park. One of the pool attendants tossed a bunch of chlorine tabs into the pool (while it was in use!) and I picked up two of them and put them in my swimsuit pocket for some reason. Then I complained later to the babysitter about a burning sensation and some skin bleeding. She had me throw the tabs back in the water and rinse off, but there was visible scarring for years afterward.
  6. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Been here awhile

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    Yeah the burn only lasts a little bit but its surely not enjoyable.:rofl
  7. westerlywinds

    westerlywinds Two Wheels-Ride it

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    When the drain under the kitchen sink rusts out and you cant get to the store for new pieces for a couple of days so you use a 5 gallon bucket to catch the water then get the parts DONT pour the bucket into the sink to get rid of the water!:D
  8. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Damn, I laughed so hard the dog jumped at my feet. :lol3

    Holyshit I can see myself doing just that very thing.

  9. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    So can I, because I did....once.
  10. snoman002

    snoman002 Been here awhile

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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.
  11. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    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.
  12. kwoody101

    kwoody101 Every day adventurer

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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
  13. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    Nor will the anvil, with the added benefit of being more difficult to grab onto...
  14. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    But at least the anvil will be easier to slide once you do grab onto it. :wink:
  15. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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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 :freaky
  16. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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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). :puke2
  17. 84hd79

    84hd79 n00b

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    Wife taught me this one.. add a little sugar, acts just like the scouring bits in the orange stuff
  18. BMWrider79

    BMWrider79 Me

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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...
  19. syntec4

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    ^^^^^:lol3
  20. motoree

    motoree Been here awhile

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    I started the bike already !!!