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Old 10-30-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Bluhduh Note to self:

When the gas tank is re-installed, make sure to re-attach the fuel lines.

(he says, with fingers smelling of gasoline...)
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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When performing lube maint. and cleaning of vech. be sure to remove the drain pan of used oil from under the vech. before washing!

Talking my wifes car here. You should have seen my dumb ass. It was at night. I washed the engine compartment, then the front, worked my way down the drivers side, and what a surprise when I turned the corner at the rear! Used oil is sort of pretty floating along glisening in the light of the street light.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #3
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Make sure spin on filters gasket came off with the cannister....

what's that whistling sound???
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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the drain pan of used oil from under the vech. before washing!
Oil floats on water ;)

When soldering above your body always button shut the sleeves of your work shirt....
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:53 AM   #5
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Before moving bike, remove drainpan from underneath.

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:33 PM   #6
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Before moving bike, remove drainpan from underneath.
Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in.

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in.


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Old 10-31-2008, 06:33 AM   #8
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[quote=Frank Warner]Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plug in.


Like after installing the polished, finned, deep-sump, 7 quart aluminum one? And keep adding more oil 'cause nothing is showing on the dipstick yet?

That one?





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Old 10-31-2008, 11:30 AM   #9
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Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in.
And put the fill plug in afterwards.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:32 PM   #10
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Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in.
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. )

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.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:40 AM   #11
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Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plug
That one's easy. I can do that. That one ain't:

1. put bike on stand.
2. disassemble various bits&pieces, including front wheel.
3. remove forks.
4. remove fork oil drain screws, drain fork oil.
5. disassemble forks, clean, inspect and measure various bits&pieces of machinery.
6. re-assemble.
7. reach for the 2 containers of fork oil that contain exactly the amount you'll need.
8. remember to reinstall those little drain screws from 4) before emptying one container of precious oil all over the shop floor, cleaning up all the mess, fill forks with 1/2 the amount of fork oil necessary, put everything back together, ride around like that for 2 days before you can get new oil and have to start at 1) again!
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:44 AM   #12
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Before puting in fresh oil .. put drain plugh in.
been there done that...lol
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #13
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Before moving bike, remove drainpan from underneath.
when draining oil, remove plug from drain pan, AND open the vent hole.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:03 AM   #14
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Oil floats on water ;)

When soldering above your body always button shut the sleeves of your work shirt....
Related: Go ahead and tie your shoes when welding, it'll help keep the slag out of your shoes.

And unless you like unsightly peeling in late Oct., go ahead and put on pants instead of the shorts for welding happiness.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:05 AM   #15
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And unless you like unsightly peeling in late Oct., go ahead and put on pants instead of the shorts for welding happiness.
Ha, gotta cover those wrists too, UV burns between the shirt and gloves.
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