Posted June 04, 2002 - 06:41 PM
We've all had occurrences while working on our bikes, goof ups, phenomenons, fell into a pot of crap and came out smelling like roses etc.
I'd like to start with the phenonemon of "The elusive 10mm wrench" Where do these tools go? I have four 10mm wrenches and when I need one there's none to be found. I always put them back into the tool box, honest, scouts honor. When I finally find the 10mm it's usually the one made at the Cheng Fu foundry. Not the Proto nor the Craftsman! Is there a 10mm wrench black hole out there? It never happens to the 12, 13, or even 14mm wrenches. I think I'm going to attach a chain to the 10mm wrenches like they do with the pens at the bank! That should solve it.
This may fizzle out right here but what the heck.
[ June 04, 2002: Message edited by: Thumpster ]
Posted June 04, 2002 - 07:11 PM
I think they roll under my truck, get lodged in the knobbies of the tires and then when I roll down the street, they fling off into the neighbors yard and then he runs them over with his lawn mower and trashes the cutting blades...i always see him wrenching on his mower....wierd
Posted June 05, 2002 - 02:25 AM
I think my wife is definitely running lean - way too much air coming through. On riding weekends its "no, no, no you can't ride, I need you to move this, fix that, clean the doo-hickey, then bath the kids before you can even think about it." She is definitely hard to jet and quite finicky. More so than an FCR carb. I tried a DTTM (Don't Talk To Me) needle but that worsened it.
[ June 05, 2002: Message edited by: skthom2320 ]
Posted June 05, 2002 - 02:34 AM
You can always put a pair o socks in the wash, dry them and get one back.
Here is my believ in what happens, I thik the sock that is missing turns into fluffy particles. and clings to the rest of your cloths
Hold on the best is coming
Now the next time you take a shower and clean your belly button All that Lint you find
Yup thats the Sock
As far as the wrench's go, I think that every garage has 10mm wrench trolls that all they do is wait in the shadow for you to place it on the ground and they run grab it and thats it gone forever.
Oh ya the wife thing, Thats cus all women are missing the white chromozone, This is the one chromozone thats enhances rational thinking
There ya go
[ June 05, 2002: Message edited by: EgoAhole ]
Posted June 05, 2002 - 03:15 AM
Plugs, jets, screws, pliers, sockets.
Anything that is to tireing to move will be chewed.
Victims So far:
Arnette goggles: chewed so bad, you don't even think it was a pair of goggles in a previous life
Fox gloves: They are now the open, cooler version with holes to flow air.
Friends RX 7 helmet: New visor was only solution to regain sight.
I need a metal detector to find everything she has burries!!
Posted June 05, 2002 - 03:17 AM
although don't go overboard,only do it a few days before the ride as she may expect it all the time,and if she is smart she will catch on as my wife seems to have.
Posted June 05, 2002 - 03:21 AM
Ya I know that first hand, I slipped some HIgh Octain in last night , we went out shopping for me to get cloths for a wedding (STill Cant figure Out My Riding Gear isnt approriate to wear )
Any way I walked by the suits
and said hey babe I make this look good, So I let her think she got me into a suit
Real motivation was, RIDE RIDE RIDE
and oh ya I get to go riding today after work
Posted June 05, 2002 - 06:22 AM
Posted June 05, 2002 - 07:03 AM
Posted June 05, 2002 - 09:37 PM
I can relate to the kids losing tools. I was working on the bathroom this weekend and I cought my 5 yr old boy heading to the yard with my Craftsman hammer. Visions of my dad screeming at me holding a rusty tool discovered after a winter in the snow. WOW reality check.
Posted June 05, 2002 - 09:39 PM
WHERE THE HELL DO THEY ALL GO?????????
Posted June 05, 2002 - 12:05 PM
Posted June 05, 2002 - 12:54 PM
This is when you place something very important to you on for example the kitchen table, because you know you are going to need it very soon anyways. Then the wife "puts it away." Away is the last spot you are going to check when you don't find it where you left it.
But sure enough, if you ask her where it is she will look at you like you are the idiot and then tell you where it is. You go look and still can't find it. Then she comes running and grabs it still from some dark corner that you overlooked..
Posted June 05, 2002 - 01:02 PM
I left it right here.
3 days later, oh yeah, that's where I put it.
(On the entertainment center shelf, in the den)
PS - I got my wife jetted just perfect! You have to get the special needle part #D1-v0r-C3, works like a champ!
Posted June 05, 2002 - 02:08 PM
Posted June 05, 2002 - 04:06 PM
I think you solved the mystery. I'll have to check the dryer, that explains all the noise!
Posted June 06, 2002 - 08:16 AM
The other night, I was changing the oil in my trusty stead. Normally, I drain the oil from all the appropriate places, put the frame and crankcase drain plugs back in, and move the drain pan out of the way. But for some reason, I didn't move the drain pan. Normally, I am not too clumsy, but I dropped every tool I was using as well as my freshly cleaned oil filter. Maybe the tools just felt like they needed lubrication and the filter really liked the old oil and couldn't bear the thought of leaving it.
Posted June 06, 2002 - 08:55 AM
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