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

  1. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I've used the kill switch when I dumped my Airhead on the road and it was spinning around on the left cylinder. :photog

    My bike has led a hard life.
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  2. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    :thumb
  3. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    Before getting excited about taking the wife and dogs on next trip, make damn sure she will fit in
    wee VW buggy you bought without her knowing........
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  4. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    So, on my 1999 R1150GS I had an "oil leak" (the front engine cover has a good ding in it, not sure of origin) but it had a one drop of oil a week leak maybe and it doesn't see much use, so to pull the front of the motor off for the one drop :dirtdog:dirtdog but then came Covid-19.... so nothing better to do, ripped the front of the bike off, refitted the cover fired her up I had screwed up the crank seal, get a new BMW seal pull the old one, stuffed the new one :2cry, losing interest now anyway went and got a spares shop Viton seal, it now seems to be oil tight after a one hour abuse ride on Sunday. :knary so if you can live with an oil mist live with it. :photog
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  5. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    Been living with an oil mist on my 2014 Honda Forza 300 for 134,000 km so far. Maybe I should wash the bike. Maybe not.
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  6. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Go Ahead

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    Noooooooo!
  7. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

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    They get washed when you ride them in the rain. :D
  8. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    Oh well, I guess mine has thousands of kilometers of washing. Does snow count?
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  9. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Dont take your wife tool shopping.
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  10. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    Did she buy too many?
  11. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Oh not me, I buy what tool we need to get the job done within reason.

    This morning was at Home Depot getting a few things and did what every guy in his right mind does which is check out the tools section. Theres a guy checking out miter saws and his wife is asking him all these questions like why this color, or why so expensive and finally makes a comment that he needs to get the lightest one because he's probably not strong enough to lift it.:lol3

    So I get my shopping done and head out of the store and standing next to his big F350 is saw boy watching 2 employees load it and his wife glaring at him all pissed off.:imaposer
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  12. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    For house stuff, I always bring my wife.

    You'd be amazed how many tools cannot be easily used by someone left-handed.
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  13. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    Stop the air impact wrench before the nut is fully off the bolt, especially with a wobbly extension. A sockets with a nut in it, makes a nice whistling sound when they fly off into oblivion, when they driven by said air impact. You can actually hear the Doppler shift of the departure.
  14. Disston

    Disston ShadeTreeExpert

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  15. Upsidedowncreature

    Upsidedowncreature Adventurer

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    When doing a belt and water pump service on your car, and you have to take three belts off to get to the water pump, have something ready to catch the coolant that leaks out when you remove the old water pump. And top the system up and check for leaks BEFORE fitting the new timing, balancer shaft and auxilliary belts. Otherwise you'll have to remove the new belts you just installed to fix the leak.

    Edit: And make sure (really, really sure) that you've got the camshaft and balancer shaft timing spot on, or you'll end up taking it all apart again to get the timing right. It's running great now though!
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  16. riiv

    riiv Street Smoker

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    Is applying the brake to a caliper that is off the wheel bad? I mean, it's not leaking so....
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  17. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    Been there did that. Toyota Fourrunner.
    Got the cams 1 tooth out.
    Had so much fun doing it the first time got to do it again.
  18. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Wait, your wife... doesn't fit in your car...?
  19. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I think I saw her sister earlier today. Some people have no need for an air bag, they brought their own.
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  20. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    Always lean toward the uphill side when stopping on a sidehill. Downhill to the left + lean to the left out of habit = thinking "where did the ground go" as the bike leans past the point of no return.