Note to self:

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

  1. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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  2. Sp4rks

    Sp4rks Been here awhile

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    2 stroke bikes run better with the wash plug removed from the exhaust.
  3. Droptarotter

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    Or without the apple core I jammed into my buddies DKW stinger..........the bike started...........and upon moving down the road very slowly.........he took his left hand off the bar to have a look around to see why the bike would not rev...........when the apple core suddenly popped out..........that was one of the most amazing one handed wheelies I have ever seen!!

    Cheers
  4. pennswoodsed

    pennswoodsed lizards,bugs and me

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  5. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    This reminded me of when I was working in a garage many years ago.
    One of the bosses used to come out onto the shop floor if there was a technical problem.
    If he had to do anything upside down involving dripping oil, eg an oil pan, bearings etc, he used to tie rags to his wrists.
    Being of the mickey taking persuasion I enquired if this was some sort of religious ritual to Oilus the mechanical God....
    No it was infact to stop any rogue oil dripping past his hands and down his arms to his shirt.
    That trick still works for me many years later.
  6. SgtDuster

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    If you can envision someone forgetting his key on, I can see someone forgetting to put his bike in 1st on a little slope because he had to put his bike on neutral and contort himself to remove the key instead of using the kill switch and find his bike taking a nap few hours later.

    Or someone who forgot to put the bike in neutral before releasing the clutch to grab the key.

    Whatever. If we can forget this, you can forget that.

    Bites can come from any side so it's just a matter of finding your own method.


    Ride a Buell and you'll understand why someone would want to use the kill switch to turn a bike off.

    To each his own, YMMV, blah blah blah.
  7. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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  8. SgtDuster

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    Well, you should know better then! :wink:


    So now it's sure that you have to put the bike in neutral since it's impossible to turn the key off with the right hand (ok, everything's possible to an extent but you got the point I think) on the Uly.



    Can you see where I'm going?


    You said that to you it's "dangerous" to forget to turn the key off if we use the kill switch. Why would we forget this if you don't forget to put the bike in 1st yourself?

    It's all about what you're comfortable with and used to.
  9. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Dangerous? With quotation marks to boot? I don't believe I ever said any such thing. If I did please point me to it 'cause I can't find it
    I don't know why people forget to turn off the key but they do. I sure as hell don't to forget to put the bike in 1st if I am on even a slight slope. Being on a slope is a real good reminder every time.
    And I think if someone came back to their bike taking a nap they could at least pick it up, still start it & ride away. Even if it had a broke lever.
    Parked down in a hole somewhere on something like a big fat Uly with a dead batt & no help for miles around might be a problem.
    That's right. So take your own advice do whatever you want & after 55 years of riding I'll do it however I want.
    I don't know why you keep coming back to this. I said I wasn't gonna argue about it. Big waste of time.
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    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    Make sure the oil filter is secure before the wife drives off.

    I caught this shot about 300 yards from my house. The car at the intersection is not the purpetrator - I followed the residual oil trail for another mile before the car completely stopped leaking oil. The oil filter was a ProMotive, made by Purolator. Generally the filter squirts oil all over the place if it isn't seated properly, but there was no signs of that here. It looks like it was blown clean off although the threads on the oil filter looked fine, so I don't know what the issue was.

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  12. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Seems like tapping on the pipe might reveal which one is full of liquid.
  13. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    You'd like to think that, wouldn't you.

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  14. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    If by "air" you mean compressed air then I'd say you got lucky picking the one with water. And a smack upside the head to whoever chose to run compressed air in PVC wouldn't be out of order.
  15. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  16. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    :kurt


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    Something I would do. Get well soon!
  17. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Oh the irony....I can just picture you leaning against a chair that you shuffled down the hall, looking up at the attic opening....
  18. mark1150

    mark1150 Been here awhile

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    And that is exactly where mine reside along with my air cast.
  19. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Get them down now, man.

    That might keep you from needing them, kinda like carrying rain gear to keep the clouds away. :D
  20. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Or maybe he'll fall and break his leg while retrieving them....