Posted August 08, 2004 - 12:50 PM
Thinking I fouled a plug I come out this morning to pull the plug. Take the seat off, no problem. Take the gas tank off - small problem. It is really light. Yep, big time rookie move: hard to start a bike when there is no gas in it
I'll be hearing about this one for a while....
Posted August 08, 2004 - 05:40 PM
Posted August 09, 2004 - 12:55 AM
At least with no gas you couldnt flood it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who creates his own problems
Posted August 09, 2004 - 02:02 AM
Posted August 09, 2004 - 02:05 AM
Posted August 09, 2004 - 03:31 AM
Posted August 09, 2004 - 03:55 AM
Doing dumb things and admitting to them keeps us humble.
Posted August 09, 2004 - 04:20 AM
Posted August 09, 2004 - 06:26 AM
A hell of lot a good it did to get the hole shot, when you stall out 1 minute later because you run out of gas.
Posted August 09, 2004 - 11:49 AM
I've been a motorcycle mechanic for 15 years and I still do the "rookie moves" every now and then too.
Posted August 11, 2004 - 05:09 AM
If you can't laugh at yourself....
Posted August 11, 2004 - 09:26 AM
.....then, it suddenly clicked with me........the reserve tap....! Turned it to reserve and it ran perfect! It must have been just on the mark when I put it away last!
There's always a simple answer!
Posted August 11, 2004 - 09:31 AM
Let me guess, you were a DRZ rider before right? LMAO
Posted August 16, 2004 - 09:20 PM
- no gas..done it
- reserve..done it
- gas off...done it
- no spark plug cap...done it
- forgetting I have a kick start on my XL600LM electric start when the battery was dead and trying to push start it for 15 minutes before realising...done it
- refitting fouled plug...done it
- trying to kick start my XL600 with the ignititon key in my pocket...done it
- pushing my bike for miles because I forgot to tighten the gear shifter properly... done it
need I go on ???