Pee Leak, and other stuff to gripe about

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, May 2, 2012.

  1. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    How old?... :lurk
  2. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I’m 48. Been wearing readers since I couldn’t tie a lure red fishing. Put the boat up, stopped at CVS, and the rest is history.
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  3. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader Supporter

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    the ac was 16 years old, so I suppose we are pretty lucky. when my s/o bought the house 4 years ago, she was told it was a ticking time bomb, so I guess we did alright. it's just a bummer; my bike broke, something in her car broke the other day, and now that. it's one thing after another. we both work essentially 2 jobs so from a financial perspective, we're fine, but the "fun fund" will now be depleted.
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    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I googled it. Just needs gas


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  5. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    When it rains, it pours. I seem to have problems that come in multiples of 3 or more, and any one of them taken individually would be manageable, but when they gang up on ya, it's downright maddening. It almost feels like a conspiracy sometimes:patch

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  6. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    16 years is actually very good. My AC guy told me that the Florida climate is very hard on the equipment with power surges, storms, heat, salt air and running 90% of the year.. Get the best unit you can afford with the highest SEER number. Your electric bill will show that.
    A friend of mine in the Keys halved his electric bill by getting a 18 SEER unit a number of years ago after Irma wrecked his old one...
    PS DO get the surge protector for you AC...
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  7. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    I have 11 years on you... Just wait till 50 hits......:photog:uhoh
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  8. Mugwest

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    You did good Work on the Karma/Mensch/man/Human front regardless, Brian. :nod
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  9. Mugwest

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    I joined the CVS reader/cheater club this summer in prep for the Central America gig w my dad, and glad i did. On the flight into Mexico City the stewards passed out Mexican customs forms that were in 3-point flea's ass font that i simply couldn't read. You *really* don't want to fuck this form up, as it's the Mex gov's official take on Why Are You Here.
    Broke out the $12 CVS readers and gringo perfecto. :eyes

    I reason it's all part of aging gracefully. Or not :D
  10. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider Supporter

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    A few years back,I decided to drive big trucks. Figured I needed every advantage. Started wearing glasses full time. Easier than carrying readers, and makes my distance very clear. I didn't wear them for any driving vision test, so no restrictions.
  11. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    A buddy of mine is mechanically inept. He loves to ride though. But he's killed several bikes. So I twisted his arm to buy a CB700SC, a practically maintenance free bike. Just add oil and gas and it'll run forever. Well guess what he did? Ran it almost 700 miles with no oil. He said "well it did have a small leak"
    I asked where from?
    He says the entire bottom of the bike is covered in oil, I dunno.

    So now it's ticking, like lifter tick but LOUD
    And blowing light white smoke.

    I'm thinking a full top end rebuild probably :bluduh
  12. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Might want to look at the bottom end too. :rofl
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  13. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    :thwak

    :lol3

    Sorry, but mechanically inept is one thing, not checking oil is another. My 80 year old mom even knows how to do that.....
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  14. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    Oh, he was checking the oil - cold and on the sidestand. :fpalm
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Ouch...:bore
  16. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    I even convinced him to buy an original service manual - which I believe he never even opened
  17. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    On the bright side, I took the DR350 for the first test ride after work yesterday and it runs great!
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    I guess if you want to be dumb, you better have deep pockets......:augie
  19. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Those 350's are pretty solid bikes..:nod
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  20. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    Yeah, he doesn't. Which is why I picked out a bulletproof bike for him. Guess I'll have to tell him from now on no internal combustion engines for him.