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    Default what did you wrench on today??

    I got my tank and the side cover badges back from my painter today..They look beyond belief. Then its time to put the gas in after adding all the hardware and the fuel cap cover. And wouldnt you just know it..gas running out of the petcock. After draining the gas and removing he petcock handle i discovered the seal has a split in it. I was so agitated that i had to just shut off the lights and walk away.. it always seems that no matter what something else happens...ARRRGGGGGG!!!!!!
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    drejal Guest

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    I had a very similar experience. Yesterday I got home with my freshly painted tank and side covers. (pics will soon follow) Got them on, poured a gallon or so in the tank, and started it up after having set for about a month while I was doing adjustments, cleaning, painting some of the dinged up old engine covers.

    ....so anyway...get her fired up, and while warming up, I look down and notice fuel running down the sprocket cover.....

    for whatever stupid reason, I forgot to tighten one of the drain screws on my carbs, and the fuel was ruining the freshly painted cover (luckily just rattlecan black, not the fancy paint like on the tank!). so now, the new coat of paint is drying, as I had to remove the cover AGAIN, clean it up and redo it.

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    I know that feeling all too well. I started reassembling carbs today after receiving new orings, float bowl gaskets and such.

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    yeah i know all about forgetting to tighten a bolt too. i wish i owned a camera.. i would take new pics of the little lady with her new paint.. looks way better than the few i had posted of it in my album. i do enjoy all you guys pics a lot though..
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    koolaid_kid Guest

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    I cleaned and lubed my chain in preparation for installing my new front sprocket. I have the carbs off, waiting for the new airbox from BabbitsOnLine, so I put a new fuel line and vacuum line on. I put the battery tender on the bike and tested the horn mod I implemented last year. I laid out plans for painting and baking a few black carb parts that have gotten scratched through the years. (Eat your heart out Brian, I'm using my kitchen oven, and no one is going to yell at me.) During lunch with bwringer, I laid out how I'm going to connect my relay system.
    On a non-GS bike, I installed the pistons on the GPz engine.

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    tomorrows PLAN..And i say that with much hope..is to get a new oring and see if the leak gets fixed, then i gotta change the stator cover on my blue 77 750.. got an oil leak from that. new gasket is in hand and the petcock thing must blew me mood right into the crapper..
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    Installed some new mirrors on my 700.
    83 GS1100ES





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    Poot Guest

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    valve clearance, and an oil/filter change. best time yet. only an hour or so.

    now just gotta check tire pressure, brake fluids, and lube up the cables. good as gold!



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    Theo Guest

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    I've had many moments like that with this bike. The latest was installing that triangular nut on the engine mount. For some reason I could just not get that thing on. I was working on it for like an hour before I lost it. I told everyone not to say one word to me and went to sleep. I woke up the next day and I got it done in like 5 minutes. (&*&#@. That's just how it goes. Right now I'm doing some welding to make a new battery box for the bike.

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    Zook Guest

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    Put carb kits in the GS carbs, now to order new O-rings for the connecting tubes.
    Replaced a battery, fuel lines and flushed the R brake system on the Cal III.

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