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Thread: Top 10 Newbie Mistakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    14) Not taking time to find a good shop.
    See #13...
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    10a. Starting oil, tire, or torque wrench threads

    and on a more serious note:

    14. Refusing to buy, beg or borrow the appropriate tools or materials for the task at hand (excluding zip ties for those who prefer them on shim changes of course)

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    No, Ranger, the extinguisher appeared under the tree this past xmas....just itchin' to use it.....er, I mean hope I never need it......

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    Cutting the rear of the frame off and making a bobber, then you decide the bikes looks like cr@p, now its worthless.

    Cutting your nice original exhaust so it can sound like a harley. Now it sounds bad and someone could of used an original exhaust for their restoration.

    Not checking your ignition timing on a bike with points.

    Not properly lubing all cables on a bike that sat for 20 years, so on your first ride ,the clutch, the tach and speedo cables snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runningdog View Post
    No, Ranger, the extinguisher appeared under the tree this past xmas....just itchin' to use it.....er, I mean hope I never need it......
    Haha, I can tell you a bike on fire in your driveway looks cool except when its yours. I still remember my words... "Damn battery, Oh shít fire, I hope none of my neighbors are outside... oh shít its a big ball now, oh shít my gas tank is a flame thrower out of my petcock while IN MY HANDS with fresh paint... OH SHíT WHERES MY FIRE EXTINGUISHER ITS GONNA BLOW!!"

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    One word, "Hacksaw"


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    Quote Originally Posted by twr1776 View Post

    Replacing your old tires and not replacing the most likely OEM valve stems.
    Whoops, I was doin pretty good til this popped up.

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    worrying about what sort of mirrors to put on the clubman bars before you even have it running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewool View Post
    worrying about what sort of mirrors to put on the clubman bars before you even have it running...
    How about putting on clubman bars before you even know how to ride.


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    While the wife/GF/SO impatiently waits in the house while you're wrenching in the garage you respond to her with "Ill be right in......."

    or when you run out to get milk and bread on the Bike you tell her "Ill be right back....."
    82 1100 EZ (red)

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