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Old 02-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #931
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:11 PM   #932
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If you're installing frame sliders which come with a long bolt intended to replace a bolt that goes through the engine, it might be a good idea to look at the entire bike in case there are actually two (or more) identical bolts that go through the bike at different points.

Even if you do decide to just knock out the first bolt you find and set to screwing on your new sliders, you should probably look down from the sliders once they're mounted. In case your foot pegs are directly beneath them. Otherwise you might have to shift gears with your heel when you find out the next morning as you're late to work.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #933
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sidestand vs foot

When the bike is up on the centerstand with the sidestand down also, don't be wearing sandals when you roll the bike off the centerstand. My foot was positoned perfectly under where the sidestand should touch the concrete when the bike rolled off the centerstand.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:08 AM   #934
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+1, crushed my big toe

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When the bike is up on the centerstand with the sidestand down also, don't be wearing sandals when you roll the bike off the centerstand. My foot was positoned perfectly under where the sidestand should touch the concrete when the bike rolled off the centerstand.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #935
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+1, crushed my big toe
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #936
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When the bike is up on the centerstand with the sidestand down also, don't be wearing sandals when you roll the bike off the centerstand. My foot was positoned perfectly under where the sidestand should touch the concrete when the bike rolled off the centerstand.
Yup, broke 2 bones in my foot doing this.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #937
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Yup, broke 2 bones in my foot doing this.
I was gonna say, I thought it was kinda odd everybody was complaining that they just had an owie. Seems like an almost surefire way to break a bone even with a relatively small bike.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:56 AM   #938
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When lubing your chain....And not wearing gloves like the label says.... you know with that really sticky spray stuff?....

Remember one of Murphy's Law.

"The severity of the itch is direct proportion to the dirtyness of your hands."


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Old 03-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #939
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I was gonna say, I thought it was kinda odd everybody was complaining that they just had an owie. Seems like an almost surefire way to break a bone even with a relatively small bike.
A 1200GS will do that!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #940
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when rolling bike off of centerstand and going to the sidestand, make sure side stand is ALL THE WAY FORWARD !
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #941
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when rolling bike off of centerstand and going to the sidestand, make sure side stand is ALL THE WAY FORWARD !
...and if the sidestand is deployed.. make sure your foot isn't in line where it's going to whack the ground as the bike's weight transfers
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #942
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It is funny to call ATV riders "quadtards", but one has time to repent while hoping that some would come along to help you pick up your loaded bike when it takes a dirt nap in a hole, and lies below horizontal.

Fortunately, some very nice ATV riders came along and were glad to help.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #943
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When removing the starter on an F150, it is important to remove the starter mounting bolts. Do not substitute by removing a transmission bolt.

Pay particular attention not to do this while laying in a snowbank on a side street in a rough area of Detroit in the late afternoon.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:57 AM   #944
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It is funny to call ATV riders "quadtards", but one has time to repent while hoping that some would come along to help you pick up your loaded bike when it takes a dirt nap in a hole, and lies below horizontal.

Fortunately, some very nice ATV riders came along and were glad to help.
I have no need for a quad, and even less for a snowmobile, but the guys who have 'em are some of the best-natured, most helpful in the world.


...except the guys who ride on the street!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #945
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