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Postby tom84std » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:54 am



Wiring the trike..
Reached for the little Bosch relay I'd set aside.
Found the package it came in.
Looked on the bench, the table, around and under the vehicle. Down to the workshop...
In the trash can. On the floor. In places I had not been.
Back up to the carport. Look again, everywhere.....
OK. Back to the workshop to look again. This has taken thirty minutes...
Turned to head back to the shop. Left hand hit a lump in my pocket.



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Re: Stupid

Postby captainkyle » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:17 am

We all do stuff like this from time to time. I ordered a battery last week I probably did not need before looking things over. The bike I bought had been sitting for 2 years And the lead acid battery was dying if not on a charge so I just ordered a new odessy but found a light staying on in the dash before I ever got the new battery. The old one seems fine now. I don't feel to bad about the new Battery since I usually run AGM's but it could have waited a bit.

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Re: Stupid

Postby themainviking » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:32 am

Age doesn't care who it causes to have bad memory....... Hawwwwwwwww, har, har, har, har, snork ----- wheeze. And getting old don't help.....
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Re: Stupid

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:03 am

I resemble that remark.
I finally found my close up glasses.
After I bumped the top of my head while looking under the bench.
They scratched my solar collector.

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Re: Stupid

Postby dingdong » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:23 am

Happens to me almost every day at some point and it's getting worse. The only time I use "colorful" language is at myself when I put something down and can't remember where. As in: You stupid S.O.B. You did it again.
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Re: Stupid

Postby Pam » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:35 am

Yep put it some where where I won't forget where I put it......... boy is I had a $ for every time I have done that, and then when I do find it I am usually lucky it isn't something that bites because I would have been bitten, It is usually right in front of me, or I say to the better half...Have you seen what ever it is I am looking for and usually she replies with you mean this one..My usual response I will use that one until I find the other one

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Re: Stupid

Postby JDMAG » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:44 pm

Yeah the scary part of this to me is, (and I am the same way) is That I have my Wing apart and scattered all over my shop! I have to put this thing back together! There will be a lot of " Where does this thing go" questions in a few weeks! :lol:

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Re: Stupid

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Yes, it happens to all of us, just more often to those of us that been around the block before it became a block.

The one that gets me the most is when I am sitting/squatting next to the bike, doing something. Set an open end wrench down for 30 seconds, maybe to remove the nut I just loosened and get ready to go to the next one. Can't find that open end wrench. Mind you, I have not moved more than 6 inches in any direction. That wrench will find a way to be out of my vision range beside me, behind me, under me or something. I end up having to stand up ( a chore anymore) to look around to see the dumb thing. How I can loose things without out moving is beyond me.

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Re: Stupid

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 pm

twostrokes48 wrote:The one that gets me the most is when I am sitting/squatting next to the bike, doing something. Set an open end wrench down for 30 seconds, maybe to remove the nut I just loosened and get ready to go to the next one. Can't find that open end wrench. Mind you, I have not moved more than 6 inches in any direction. That wrench will find a way to be out of my vision range beside me, behind me, under me or something. I end up having to stand up ( a chore anymore) to look around to see the dumb thing. How I can loose things without out moving is beyond me.


I HATE when I do that, it's so frustrating! Usually coincides with many hours of work and fatigue setting in.

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Re: Stupid

Postby tom84std » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:16 pm

I suppose we could all sit here and relate stories like this all night. Seems to be a universal problem across the board. I can blame my two major motorcycle wrecks with head injury, but how does that explain you guys doing the same thing with no head trauma? Doing a job that's simply a higher level of what we did as children with blocks and tinker toys. My age? My years of substance abuse? Trauma related brain damage? Whatever it is remains the fact that I can't allow myself to take it too serious or it would be unbearably frustrating. I wasted a half hour looking for something that my hand had snuck into my pocket while my brain was looking away.
I saw a guy cross three active lanes occupied with traffic very abruptly to make an exit yesterday. Was he looking away? Talking on the phone or adjusting the radio? His action and mine are both stupid. His being potentially lethal to himself and/or others not even involved. Stupid, just plain stupid.

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Re: Stupid

Postby Mag » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:22 pm

All the cursing and cold beers, and accessing this site for notes, and trips 20 miles away for the stupid little part or tool cuz I can not find the one I lost/dropped/through.......and then the bike rolls, and runs, and been doing good. That stupid look on my face flying down the road....it is all worth it when it works, let me tell you ;)

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Re: Stupid

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:26 pm

I have a NAPA literally right around the corner from me, more than once when I have momentarily misplaced a socket or something, instead of wasting half an hour trying to find it, I will zip around the corner to NAPA and buy a replacement.

As a result, I now have a large collection of 10mm and 12mm sockets, among other tools. :)

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Re: Stupid

Postby Mag » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:28 pm

Napa is the closest vehicle place to me....unfortunately, due to where I live it is 10-20 miles away for me to anywhere where this is a store, lol. Napa has saved me a couple.....and Ace Hardware (nuts and bolts).

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Re: Stupid

Postby rono24 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:48 am

I am working on the bike taking screws out get side track by a question from a friend go back to work look for my screw driver cannot find it, my freind says looking for the one in your hand

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Re: Stupid

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:00 am

And, I just hate to think what is going to happen if I ever get back to working on my 75 wing. Everything got side tracked this summer due to a ton of medical issues. No riding, no tinkering, and no working on the bike.

I think I got to ride about 150 miles this whole summer and this was gonna be the year I made the entire east coast run from TX to FL to Maine with a zig zag return to catch the states just one state inside from the coastal states.

I just hope I have put all the parts where I can find them. That will be step one, then to try to figure out how to put it back together....well that will be another story....It is bad enough my body doesn't work well anymore and is falling apart, but when the mind goes along with it, doesn't leave much to work with.

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Re: Stupid

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:03 pm

My big one is going out to the garage open the door walk up to the bike (or car) with a hand full of tools to start working...OOOps I forgot I need that wrench...back to the toolbox. OOOps I need this size too...back to the toolbox. Well he!! I need that one too...back to the toolbox. Then at 2 am when I'm done for the night pick up as many as I can (usually 2-3 trips) and set them on the workbench in a pile instead of putting them back in the toolbox. Then the next day it's where did I put this and that it should be right here.
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Re: Stupid

Postby bustedwing » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:28 pm

I am sure all of us can relate to every story told so far. I have one that I am blaming on head trauma and age. Was trimming some aged oak wood on my table saw and grabbed a scrap piece of wood from the saw and threw it towards a pile of wood. When I threw it my wedding band went with it, but I didn't hear it hit anything. I spent two hours tearing apart that pile of wood, never did find the ring. Better half not real happy. The ring had come off a few times before like in a glove or when wet so I should have taken it off before I lost it. Feels wierd without it.
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Re: Stupid

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:49 pm

Sounds like it is time to borrow/rent/buy a metal detector. Probably find it that way. Finding it might be worth the trouble/cost of getting hold of the detector.

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Re: Stupid

Postby bustedwing » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:24 pm

Maybe, not sure if that would help, lots of nails and screws in the same area. But it went near a blandex wall that does have a small hole and there is a chance it went into the hole. Once I get this pile of wood burned down I will open up the wall. That is the only hope I have.
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Re: Stupid

Postby jhbates2000 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:21 am

Well my problem is sometimes I get up and go into the other room to do something and by the time I make it there I can't remember what the heck I was doing. Of course my loving wife looks at me and says whatcha doing?...and all I can come up with dunno can't remember.!

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Re: Stupid

Postby lepchaun » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:32 am

back in late 70s my cousin came home from pub drunk hid what money he had left couldent find it following morning about 3years later he was putting a new carpet in his bedroom and yes he found his money under the carpet to this day he dont know how he did it i know its a bit diffrent from age but drink and age have a lot to answer for

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Re: Stupid

Postby wjnfirearms » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:34 am

This all seems to happen here with increasing frequency. Usually, it's a tool that suddenly disappears right after I used it and reappears shortly thereafter. Yesterday, it was a bolt holding the rear of the drive shaft to the differential on my Explorer. I'm laying under the car, go to reach for it and it's nowhere to be found. Suddenly, there it is. I have come to the conclusion that there is an multidimensional hole right here and things come and go through it. The longest that something has been in the other dimension was a pair of eyeglasses that disappeared for 4 months and suddenly one day there they were.

I'm telling you guys that it's not us. When you become a DIYer, you create a rip in the space-time continuum and this is what happens. Someone at some university should do a study on this. It may finally and conclusively prove the existence of a parallel dimension.

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Re: Stupid

Postby bustedwing » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:08 pm

Wjn, you may have something there. Or. ?..... maybe sniffing too many exhaust fumes.
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Re: Stupid

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:53 am

a few years ago i was riding the 1500 wing over to a friends house. heading west on I-94 the bike just dies, now i'm coasting along at 70mph thinking " i gotta drop this thing off and the the bank angle sensor replaced " reaching for the key i noticed that i had bumped the kill switch when i seated the butler mug :D
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Re: Stupid

Postby redial » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:00 pm

42.23/83.33/636


For this Stupid person, what does the above refer to in your location?

And while at it, I realise that some of us are nomadic and have NFA (no fixed abode) as their address, or else live at the Long Grass Motel chain, they do have many sites in Oz, but their facilities are very basic; but could some of those "Locations" be amended so that it is less generic, even "Lower Florida" is better than USA. I like to know the location as sometimes it makes a difference in the way I answer - eg no need to talk about warm weather and great motorcycling roads to New Yorkers, as they wouldnt know what I was talking about. :mrgreen:


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