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Old 09-03-2009, 01:13 PM   #271
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Do not use the Uni foam filter cleaner spray on your air filter in the shop sink when said shop sink is right next to your gas-fired hot water heater.

Uni air filters will burn like a candle even after the fireball dissipates.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:25 PM   #272
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Don't hold the high-pressure washer at the car wash too close to the vehicle, like when trying to remove a particular piece of snarge.
When the time runs out, the "recoil" terminates abruptly, and the pointy end of the nozzle gets driven into the paint.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:01 PM   #273
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DO NOT DEEP FRY WITH OUT PANTS!!!!!! damhik !
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #274
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Are we talking without ANY pants... because that could lead to all sorts of embarassing emergency room stories...
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:50 PM   #275
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Damhik

Replace the oil fill plug before starting the bike after an oil change. It is amazing how much oil an LC4 engine can blow out in just a few seconds.


When flushing the coolant out of a hot bike by removing the radiator hose be sure to loosen the radiator cap BEFORE loosing the hose clamp on Ole' Faithful...


NEVER, and I mean NEVER hold a thin piece of sheet metal while drilling towards your hand. It didn't go all the way through but almost. I poured hydrogen peroxide into my cupped hand and it made a sucking sound as it was pulled into the wound.


NEVER, and I mean NEVER EVER put a freshly cleaned roller bearing onto your index and middle fingers and then spin it up with compressed air. When the bearing comes apart you have at least a 50/50 chance of it imbedding into your knuckles; at least I did.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:05 PM   #276
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DO NOT DEEP FRY WITH OUT PANTS!!!!!! damhik !
Don't fry bacon naked either.

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Old 09-07-2009, 07:07 PM   #277
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NEVER, and I mean NEVER EVER put a freshly cleaned roller bearing onto your index and middle fingers and then spin it up with compressed air. When the bearing comes apart you have at least a 50/50 chance of it imbedding into your knuckles; at least I did.
NEVER spin a new bearing with shop air just to see how it feels/sounds if you want the bearing to have a long happy useful life.

Just ask any bearing salesman worth his salt.

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Old 09-08-2009, 03:21 PM   #278
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When you use handlebar risers on your bike, ALWAYS use A LOT of Loctite on the screws that hold them.

I have risers on two bikes (different brand of risers, bikes are WR 426 and XT 600) and both of them got loose... WHILE RIDING!
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:04 PM   #279
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When sitting on your bike in the garage feeling the difference in the ride height adjustment that you just made, do not start playing with the GPS in it's new spot on the bars.
If you do, be sure to remember that you put the side stand up when you got on the bike.

Damn that was close, good thing she is light.

An earned drop is one thing on a dual sport but that would have been really dumb. At least it was falling towards the van and not my sport bike.
That would have sucked doubly.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:27 PM   #280
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If you flood your DRZ after completing some carb work and pulling the plug to help it dry out, don't lean in too close when you turn over the engine to clear her out or you may encounter your own hydrolock eyewash.
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:17 PM   #281
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Do not ride your bmx pedal bike without a seat and do tricks... broken tailbones suck!

While cleaning up your first bike, do not follow the directions of your "friends" and wax the plastic and Armor-all the friggin seat!

When trail riding with your newbie brother Do, notice that
1- he always puts his left foot down first
2- he does not first look at the spot where his foot will be going
3- if you stop at the right place ahead of a low spot on the left,
he will fall and his bike will land on him... 12 times in one day!
I finally quit doing it 'cause I felt so bad. He never figured out I was
doing it on purpose!
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:44 PM   #282
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When trail riding with your newbie brother Do, notice that
1- he always puts his left foot down first Setting a pattern: Bad
2- he does not first look at the spot where his foot will be going Reinforcing that pattern: Worse
3- if you stop at the right place ahead of a low spot on the left,
he will fall and his bike will land on him... 12 times in one day! Having a brother like you to exploit it: Freaking outstanding.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:25 AM   #283
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The warm weather is here, but when you roll the bike backwards out of the garage barefoot, you should not leave the sidestand down, that little flat plate on the bottom of the sidestand is perfect for removing your entire big toe nail!!!!!
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:47 AM   #284
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Never forget to tighten the oil fill plug on your Honda engine more than finger-tight. 1 hour later when you come home and think "hey, why am I all oily on the right side of my pants, and why do I smell hot oil?", it turns out to be far too late to save that wayward dipstick and fill plug...

Never listen to dumb people who "supposedly" have a lot of "motocross" experience... a couple years (more like 5 or 6) ago, I saw a guy at a gas station filling up a YZ250 dirt bike, and he proceeded to explain to me that you need to mix the gas on them, after which he added 1 capful of regular motor oil and rode away. Thinking back to that time, I often wonder when exactly he came to a grinding halt on that bike...
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:11 AM   #285
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When trail riding with your newbie brother Do, notice that
1- he always puts his left foot down first
2- he does not first look at the spot where his foot will be going
3- if you stop at the right place ahead of a low spot on the left,
he will fall and his bike will land on him... 12 times in one day!
I finally quit doing it 'cause I felt so bad. He never figured out I was
doing it on purpose!
Dude, that's just mean.....wish I'd a thought of it.
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