Your most succesful inappropriate use of an object

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  1. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    While posting some pics of my XR650L I got some comments about my choice of stands. Which gives me the idea to see who out there is more screwed up than me. This is not a Macgyver thread about how you fixed something with a paperclip and a tissue. This is specifically about using the wrong tool / object for the job and yes we need pictures:deal

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  2. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I've got a bike that's mostly held together with hot glue. Not a temp repair, I'm talking about planning stuff out and then deciding to go with the most inappropriate tool. I don't even know where to start...
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  3. Bokrijder

    Bokrijder Soyez sans que peur

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    The lathe appears to be mounted on your toolbox. :huh

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  4. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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  5. GreaseMonkey

    GreaseMonkey Preshrunk & Cottony

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  6. svejkovat

    svejkovat Been here awhile

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    Inappropriate? No such thing.

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  7. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Been there , Done that
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  8. sufa114

    sufa114 n00b

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    hahah nice
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  9. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    We all have that screwdriver that looks like a pry bar.

    And that Vice Grip with the welded on nut.

    And I would imagine most of us have a needle nose vice grip with fuel tubing on it for use as a clamp to shut off fuel when you need to remove a tank that doesn't have a petcock... Right?
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  11. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Hot glue and safety wire. A permanent repair for a shattered headlight assembly!

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  13. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Skippii is automatic king of this thread. Anybody who's ever seen the TC knows he's got the wrong tools for the job! :rofl
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  14. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    I used a lawn mower blade and mounting bolt to pull the old pilot bearing out of a Sonoma a few years ago.. Worked like a charm.
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  15. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Does this count?
    Worked perfectly, and while I consider it the "ideal" tool for the job, others think I'm batshit crazy.

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  16. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Okay, this one has to win...

    A bottle cleaner, a speedometer cable, and a power drill:

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  17. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Really? No one likes it?
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  18. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Appearently not:lol3
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    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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