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Old 10-31-2008, 08:33 PM   #31
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Connect BOTH ends of a clutch cable if you expect it to work.

Same advice on a throttle cable (on the same bike) if you expect an increase in revs.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:14 AM   #32
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It's like a motorcycle jokebook of one-liners.

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Old 11-01-2008, 04:25 AM   #33
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After filling fuel tank remember to turn fuel tap from RES to ON.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:38 AM   #34
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Close the zippers. Doesnt matter which zipper. Some of my favs:
-Close the zipper on the tankbag before flipping it out of the way to fuel the bike. There is nothing like tossing a tank bag aside and watching its contents scatter across the gas station pump lanes to sop up spilled fuel and get driven over.
-zip up the big pocket on the stich so that the important papers et al will not blow out of the ballooning pocket and scatter along the roadway who knows where?
-if you seemingly freeze to death as the temps fall, remember to zip up the vents in your gear. I have entertaining budds who stop for coffee and the 'warm-up' dance and then ride on only to do it again 40 min later because they cant remember to zip up the vents.
-any unzipped opening invariably is located in a place to catch the most rain.

Empty the oil drain pan as soon as possible rather than just shoving it out of the way. On more than one occasion I have ridden over the edge of it while pulling into my garage. The fluidity of the arcing waste oil is quite beautiful in the moment right before it paints the ceiling, tool box, rider...
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:04 AM   #35
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These are GREAT.......Sadly though......I can truthfully say I have first hand experience with WAY to many of them!
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:39 AM   #36
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Turn the petcock on RES when the bike suddenly cuts out, before kicking it for more then 5 minutes in summer heat...
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:21 PM   #37
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Torque ALL the bolts to spec when mounting new pipes on old bikes. Finger tight is only good for about 8 miles.

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Old 11-01-2008, 08:40 PM   #38
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Remember that your track bike does not have a side stand and is thus cannot stand on its own, when you've already removed the front stand, and are now removing the rear stand.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #39
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when overhead welding.....Un-tuck your shirt.
the slag will continue out that way.
otherwise it stays at the waist.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:22 PM   #40
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Be sure to close carb float bowl drain screw before turning on the gas and starting the bike

Or my latest trick
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396891
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:26 PM   #41
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Seen on the triple clamp of a Guzzi:

"Gas and kick stand, dummy!"
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:56 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by mjydrafter
I have the big gaunleted gloves , not a lot of feel, but they keep my dumbass out of the burn ward.
Yea, me too. Except for the time I was stick welding and a big piece of slag popped and went down the glove. Didn't take me long to get that glove off.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:34 AM   #43
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Remove paper towel anti-fod from the inlets, before installing freshly rebuilt carb's.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:44 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by AZRamjet
Yea, me too. Except for the time I was stick welding and a big piece of slag popped and went down the glove. Didn't take me long to get that glove off.
the welding gloves I use are a wee bit large so all I have to do is shake my hand hard one time and the glove comes off quickly.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:56 PM   #45
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I think a Mod should change the title of this thread to:

DAMHIK!


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PS. And make it a Sticky while your at it!
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