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Old 03-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #946
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Selling

It's possible to sell them? I thought they were single-use items!

Oh... right, my bikes were all well loved before I got them...

...NOW they're single-use items!
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #947
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Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
Also, don't give your son your truck keys after he loses his set, and definitely don't give him the spare from the lockbox after he loses your set (I didn't, but this is a reminder to never be tempted).
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #948
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Next time you spend a really long day in the shop and all you feel like doing for supper is throwing in a frozen pizza and slouch on the couch, make sure that frozen pizza did not come from the food factory with TWO pieces of cardboard under it.

It cooked all right!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:49 AM   #949
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Next time you spend a really long day in the shop and all you feel like doing for supper is throwing in a frozen pizza and slouch on the couch, make sure that frozen pizza did not come from the food factory with TWO pieces of cardboard under it.

It cooked all right!
Could have been worse.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #950
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Heat treat:

If that's the same household oven you put in your shop to heat treat, or do small powdercoating projects, or oil-baked finishes, you're a harrier chested man than most!
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #951
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Note to self: if at first a wooden dowel and hammer doesn't drop the fork, loosen the pinch bolts on the LOWER portion of the triple tree.








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Old 03-24-2013, 07:38 PM   #952
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Shogs related:

If you are trying to take the cap off the top of a fork and it isn't loosening to the point where you break the teeth off the special $19 motion pro tool - loosen the top pinch bolts on the triples
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #953
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$$$ Battery

Borrow bother's Electraglide for nice weekend ride. Take friend's wife for ride around town, hit kill switch when entering driveway. Drive 100 miles to find battery next day. Install, still won't start.


See above. No facepalm large enough. Ugh.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:24 AM   #954
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$$$ Battery
.... hit kill switch when entering driveway....
I never understood why people get in the habit of using the kill switch to shut off their bikes. It bites them sooner or later.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:54 AM   #955
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I never understood why people get in the habit of using the kill switch to shut off their bikes. It bites them sooner or later.


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Old 03-25-2013, 07:38 AM   #956
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I never understood why people get in the habit of using the kill switch to shut off their bikes. It bites them sooner or later.
Not being in the habit of using can also bite you. And that's the bite that hurts a lot more. There's a whole thread discussing it:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ht=kill+switch
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #957
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Not being in the habit of using can also bite you. And that's the bite that hurts a lot more.
Ok, I looked at a lot, not all, pages in that thread you linked. How is it gonna bite you so hard? I didn’t find it.
I ain't talkin' about when the bike takes a nap as that could be a different situation.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #958
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Ok, I looked at a lot, not all, pages in that thread you linked. How is it gonna bite you so hard? I didn’t find it.
I ain't talkin' about when the bike takes a nap as that could be a different situation.
I wasn't in the habit of using it when the throttle stuck wide open:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....0&postcount=16

For the record, I'm still not a big user of it. There were a lot of things happening very quickly in my incident.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #959
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I never understood why people get in the habit of using the kill switch to shut off their bikes. It bites them sooner or later.
How so? I've been using the kill switch for oodles and oodles of miles (as long as I can remember) and it's never "bitten" me yet.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #960
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How so? I've been using the kill switch for oodles and oodles of miles (as long as I can remember) and it's never "bitten" me yet.
No kiddin'. I flip it to Stop to kill the engine, then as soon as it quits spinning flip it back to Run. That's much easier, faster, and safer than reaching up for the key while trying to hold the bike still with the clutch in.
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