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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.
Blame it on Friday the 13th.
I blamed it on distraction. I was listening to a slightly ticky idle for a few moments and then climbed off, half way off, right leg in the air, something felt wrong, and it was. Slammed myself on my broad butt. I feel your pain, brother.
When using ridding bibs or pants with suspenders make sure to drop the suspenders inside the pants before sitting on the toilet.
also, might want to be sure the ground upon which you deploy it is up to the task. 'Nothing quite like looking back to see your 800# bike slowly listing to the west.....
Question: given you read 800# as eight hundred pound, does that mean you read #metoo as pound me too?
I've experienced that sinking feeling before.
Check the output of your solar generation system more than once a month. Otherwise you will find out that your inverter died two days after your last check and haven't been generating power for almost month. It will be 6-8 weeks of no power generation before the system is back up and running.
Did that at a gas station in Saskatchewan once after a long, bitterly cold ride from Alberta. Totally mentally exhausted and didn't even think about it.
I did do a really nice roll and hop up maneuver, though.
Note to self:
On my next 4x4, take out the camber adjustment bolts and grease them BEFORE taking the thing off road. Many thousands of miles of off-road travel, many creeks and rivers forded, too much damned mud, untold vast clouds of powder-fine dust...and NOW I discover that they're frozen?
Just finished several weeks of cursing and muttering with a final push of three full, long days of pounding, cutting, and grinding. I'm sore and my hands are a disaster.
Oh, and another note to self:
Next time you're tempted to press out the destroyed bushings and press new ones in rather than simply replacing the whole lower control arm, DON'T!
Yeah, back on post 3980, that auxiliary master cylinder is part of the linked brake system on a '98 Honda VFR800. New note to self: When you are looking at trying to take apart the exhaust system of a truck of a certain age, look at those nuts, *look* at the PB blaster and impact wrench, and pick up the angle grinder and just cut the bastards off.
note to self: finishing with more parts than when you started more than likely means you missed something. What that is may be immediately apparent or, might reveal itself somewhere down the road. Either way, don't just toss it into the tool box because finding it again when you need it can be a bitch...
Corollary: Clean all loose fasteners and parts off the workbench before you start work so you know when you've put all the parts back.
I live by the mantra that if you have left over parts you didn't expect, you are required to eat them.
Motivates one somewhat to reinstall everything... Or to pull everything apart again if required.
Ugh. The new copper washer behind the water pump on a CR250.....
The time I've bloody spent looking at a bolt or something trying to figure out WHERE the hell it's come from before deciding it's NOT from the bike I'm currently working on
The real reason you should always replace all your bolts with red/blue/green/orange anodized titanium bolts.
I use lots of old plastic yogurt cups to hold nuts and bolts, etc. One cup for every separate part or panel, and throw a piece of paper in there with a note like water pump or left side front cover. Or you can spend a few bucks and buy magnetic metal cups from Harbor Freight.
I worked in a bike shop where at least one co-mechanic would add something to the parts pile on the bench. If I laid out everything with extreme care, said clown would invert the order of 2 parts. I couldn't believe that the other mechanics would tolerate this shit?
If you know what's going on with this person mention it to your other mechanic employees. It may only require telling the offender he's skating on thin ice and if this doesn't stop you will go to the boss. Next time it happens go to the boss immediately.
I had a similar experience when I worked at a place that sold parts nation wide for BMW bikes. A fellow employee would give me bad info all the time. It wasn't until years later when I no longer worked there that I stated to figure this out. My fellow employee had other problems. He eventually went to jail for stealing from the place and was probably part of the reason that they had severe financial troubles eventually. I still hold a grudge against this person. It's a good thing I don't know where he is.
The place was Capitol Cycle. They still exist after 35 years of reorganization.