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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.
exhausts heat up quickly!
Turn fuel petcok ON before driving off, or it will die right in the middle of a turn.
Remove helmet before spitting out the hot water from the first pull from your Camelback.
Reconnect oil pressure sensor line (disconnect was necessary to remove oil filter) before putting fairing lowers back on.
Where earplugs when laying on your side doing overhead welding on farm machinery:eek1 .......Hot welding slag inside ear canal is not pleasant ......and yes I was wearing a welding helmet.....
And put the fill plug in afterwards.
Yeah, but earwax makes such a comforting sizzle DAMHIK
Around 15 years of age, I made this mistake while doing an oil change on a Kenworth cab-over.
Did you know those things take 45 quarts of oil?
Do you have any idea how large a circle 45 quarts of oil can make on a concrete shop floor? (Neither do I, I very fortunately first saw the rapidly expanding circle at a much smaller diameter--probably 10 quarts' worth. :eek1 )
Man, did I go through a lot of kitty litter that night.
One of those experiences that assures you that you'll never make THAT particular mistake again.
When reinstalling the clean air filter on a dirtbike, remove the rag that you shoved into the air boot to keep dirt out.
Connect BOTH ends of a clutch cable if you expect it to work.
Same advice on a throttle cable (on the same bike) if you expect an increase in revs.
It's like a motorcycle jokebook of one-liners.
Keep it coming.
After filling fuel tank remember to turn fuel tap from RES to ON.
Close the zippers. Doesnt matter which zipper. Some of my favs:
-Close the zipper on the tankbag before flipping it out of the way to fuel the bike. There is nothing like tossing a tank bag aside and watching its contents scatter across the gas station pump lanes to sop up spilled fuel and get driven over.
-zip up the big pocket on the stich so that the important papers et al will not blow out of the ballooning pocket and scatter along the roadway who knows where?
-if you seemingly freeze to death as the temps fall, remember to zip up the vents in your gear. I have entertaining budds who stop for coffee and the 'warm-up' dance and then ride on only to do it again 40 min later because they cant remember to zip up the vents.
-any unzipped opening invariably is located in a place to catch the most rain.
Empty the oil drain pan as soon as possible rather than just shoving it out of the way. On more than one occasion I have ridden over the edge of it while pulling into my garage. The fluidity of the arcing waste oil is quite beautiful in the moment right before it paints the ceiling, tool box, rider...
These are GREAT.......Sadly though......I can truthfully say I have first hand experience with WAY to many of them!
Turn the petcock on RES when the bike suddenly cuts out, before kicking it for more then 5 minutes in summer heat...
Torque ALL the bolts to spec when mounting new pipes on old bikes. Finger tight is only good for about 8 miles.
Remember that your track bike does not have a side stand and is thus cannot stand on its own, when you've already removed the front stand, and are now removing the rear stand.
when overhead welding.....Un-tuck your shirt.
the slag will continue out that way.
otherwise it stays at the waist.
Be sure to close carb float bowl drain screw before turning on the gas and starting the bike
Or my latest trick