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Old 10-07-2013, 01:08 PM   #1066
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Or without the apple core I jammed into my buddies DKW stinger..........the bike started...........and upon moving down the road very slowly.........he took his left hand off the bar to have a look around to see why the bike would not rev...........when the apple core suddenly popped out..........that was one of the most amazing one handed wheelies I have ever seen!!

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Old 10-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #1067
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Looked a lot worse that it turned out to be.The guys at the recycling joint were really good about the 4 bags of sawdust it took to clean it up even dumped a bag in the back of the ute for me [or other road users].
Didn't even get any attitude from them. I suspect they see a whole lot of stupid regularly and I was just one more.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #1068
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When taking an old battery and 20 litres of sump oil to the tip.Don't just make sure the battery is secure, 10 litres is a lot of oil to have running out of the back of your ute.
I do that with my 85 toyota pickup, guess that is probably why it is the only 80's toy with its original box.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:02 PM   #1069
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When resembling the top end remember to to install piston on rod.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #1070
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When charging 12v batteries that later are hooked into series, make sure the final red wire goes to positive and the final black to negative before plugging it back into the circuit board.....

What a pop. Circuit board is toast.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #1071
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When resembling the top end remember to to install piston on rod.
Rattle a little bit when it finally started?



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Old 10-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #1072
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Moving the bike while positioned port side: If it tips to starboard past the point of no return, just let it go.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #1073
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Moving the bike while positioned port side: If it tips to starboard past the point of no return, just let it go.
Did it end up snugged up against the work bench, leaving you no place to stand to try to get ahold of it, so you had to rig a hoist to the garage door runner brace to lift it?



Just wondering- seems like something like that could happen.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #1074
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Did it end up snugged up against the work bench, leaving you no place to stand to try to get ahold of it, so you had to rig a hoist to the garage door runner brace to lift it?



Just wondering- seems like something like that could happen.
Spoken like it happend .

Unfortunately in my case there was nothing but empty space on the other side. It crashed to the ground and took me with it. After the lower back adjustment, I bellyflopped on the kickstand, foot peg, and got face f*cked by the handle bar.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #1075
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #1076
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Spoken like it happend .

Unfortunately in my case there was nothing but empty space on the other side. It crashed to the ground and took me with it. After the lower back adjustment, I bellyflopped on the kickstand, foot peg, and got face f*cked by the handle bar.
Now THAT'S a mental picture.

Mine was similar. I was lazy to flip up the sidestand while rolling it off of the centerstand (R110GS). I didn't want the sidestand to auger in on landing, so I leaned it way from me. A bit too far come to find out. I was fortunate enough to do the tuck-and-roll for a dismount on the opposite side after it pulled me over, coming up on my feet. The other customers at the gas station got a good laugh out of it. My buddies were all freaked out about my bike on it's side, while between fits of laughter, I said, "No worries, it's a GS...."
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #1077
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Don't store your bolt and nuts you just unscrew from your bike in a pocket with a hole....

Loosing an hour looking for them on grass and still missing one is really frustrating

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Old 10-22-2013, 08:34 AM   #1078
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When getting ready to cut the roof off your shed with a circular saw (probably set too deep), take note of what you have stuffed in the rafters BEFORE you start. The street tires for your KTM 950, no matter how expensive, are still thin-skinned and don't take the abuse very well....

Even worse is you don't notice until AFTER you've re-installed them for winter riding....
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #1079
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I was lazy to flip up the sidestand while rolling it off of the centerstand (R110GS).
Do that on the K1200RS and the sidestand will hit the ground so hard it may throw you off to the right. May also bump the "package" against the seat pretty hard..... Lesson learned....
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #1080
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Do that on the K1200RS and the sidestand will hit the ground so hard it may throw you off to the right. May also bump the "package" against the seat pretty hard..... Lesson learned....

You can keep the sidestand from slamming on to the ground with you big toe (while wearing sandals) and prevent the seat from hitting your package.

However your toenail will never be the same...
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