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Old 07-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #856
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So doesn't that mean you can clearly see the key?

Yes, because the key is transparent, too.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #857
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OK a little better description of my dumbass soldering spill.....

It was about 95 degrees & 99.9% humidity in my workroom at the time. I was installing a Pioneer Super Tuner car stereo into a Bensi box at the time and was soldering the wires together. I had it perched on the very edge of my workbench while sitting in front of and just below the wires that were laid out over the edge of the bench....You know the rest.

Yes, it burned me just like you can imagine.



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I'm still finding it difficult to remove the mental image of one cocooning one's hands and project inside one's underwear while soldering...or just wires twisted together in your underwear...
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #858
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1. If you are using a 1/2" drive "prop rod" to hold up the back of the tank on your VFR and it knocks loose, check the fuel petcock when you are done.

2. When said VFR (that always runs like a champ) seems a bit lean the next morning going down the driveway, TURN AROUND. DO NOT proceed to the end of the street where it WILL promptly stall.

3. Jogging said VFR 1/2 mile home UPHILL is a better work out than the 2 mile walk you were too lazy to get up for that morning.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:21 AM   #859
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Cool2 Dumb-ish

When pulling the tank to wire in your new auxilairy lights, remember to reattach the fuel lines before you take it out for a nice night ride to test the new lights...which don't give you any light under the tank when you're wondering why you ain't gettin' any gas...
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:04 PM   #860
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Check the direction arrow on the tire BEFORE putting it on the rim.

damn. Happens at least twice a year to me.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #861
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Don't put your motorcycle on a plastic bucket as a stand. The bucket crumpled on me when I was turned around to the tool box. Need new mirrors and a clutch perch. Almost landed on my car lol
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #862
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When you are rewiring your tail light and turn signals use more than just the three colors of wire you could find at radio shack....

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:17 AM   #863
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Do the twist!

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Twist the colored wires for brake.
Twist the black and one color together for tail.
Twist two black together for good ground.
Use colors for turn.
Whassaproblem with only three colors?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #864
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Put kickstand down before dis mounting bike. I did this the other day what a dumb ass i am sometimes. The thought process is in slow motion as your trying to slow the landing and realizing your mistake at the same time.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #865
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If you're transporting your 7.5 gallon Concours gas tank in the back of your Jeep Cherokee, make certain the tank doesn't shift enough to nudge the petcock open and spill a gallon or two of gas back there making the removal of basically all the floor carpeting necessary (and it still stinks).
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:33 AM   #866
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Check all of the lug nuts on the left tire before replacing the right wheel bearing you are 100% sure you messed up on when you did the brakes. Then check them again just in case you forgot the first time.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:27 AM   #867
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If you're transporting your 7.5 gallon Concours gas tank in the back of your Jeep Cherokee, make certain the tank doesn't shift enough to nudge the petcock open and spill a gallon or two of gas back there making the removal of basically all the floor carpeting necessary (and it still stinks).
I had a leak at the petcock that sprinkled gas on my left leg for many miles. No amount of normal laundering would get rid of the smell. What finally helped was vinegar.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #868
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when bi-amping your front speakers, make sure Left Treble and Left Mid wires are both going to the Left speaker.

I had the left speaker playing left treble and right mid, and the right speaker playing right treble and left mid.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #869
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when bi-amping your front speakers, make sure Left Treble and Left Mid wires are both going to the Left speaker.

I had the left speaker playing left treble and right mid, and the right speaker playing right treble and left mid.
the horror . . . . .the horror . . . . . .
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