Originally Posted by R_W
Were you an airplane mechanic in one of your previous lives?
People are always getting on my case for the alignment dots and lines on my stuff.
Nope... Raced bikes for a decade or two and built several for others. When you're in a big hurry, witness marks can really come in handy to avoid wasted time.
A 30 second walk-around beats the shit out of grabbing handfuls of tools, wasting time checking the torque on perfectly torqued fasteners.
Not as bad as I used to be... now I just do driveline, brakes, oil lines... stuff that will ruin your day if it lets go.
I got all the time in the world these days, but I still like me witness marks.