Oh, the boredom.

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El Taco
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Oh, the boredom.

Post by El Taco » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:15 pm

Anyone get burned out in a project? I got half way through my carbs and seem to have lost all interest. The task at hand is not difficult, I just can't seem to get myself to sit down and do it. Otherwise, I could have been riding all this time. The weather here has been great.

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Re: Oh, the boredom.

Post by Sidcar » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:24 pm

Many times. The worst was when I replaced the fuel tank, I nearly gave up the will to live doing that job. Had to do my carbs twice before I got them right.
Plenty of tea/coffee and a good CD and go for it.


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Re: Oh, the boredom.

Post by gwbldad » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:08 pm

Unfortunately, yes. My 1983 Interstate developed some issues with the brakes due to a lack of being ridden (debris in the lines/valves?). I am ashamed to say that I used many excuses to put off troubleshooting and repairing, you know - things like: the weather was too hot/cold/wet/dry; too tired from working too many hours (too much work and not enough play...); too many family committments, ect. I will need to sit down with myself and work on priorities!

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Re: Oh, the boredom.

Post by littlebeaver » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:30 am

el Taco, sometimes things seem not to get rolling for some reason, I don't know why but sometimes some of the simplest tasks can be a big pain, I would suggest getting a photo of the bike and posting it here, I'd love to see it, where are you at on the carbs? are they all totally apart? I have all the original jets in mine and it runs great, just a good clean up job is all I needed... :D

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