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Stupid things

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:43 pm



Every once in a while people will admit to some stupid thing or another that they did while working on their bike.

Tonight I thought I would share mine. While finishing up my annual maintenance, I buttoned everything up, then went to put the bike on the center stand, and something felt...different.

Ooops!
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Re: Stupid things

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:03 pm

I know for a fact that you can try to rock the bike backwards off the center stand and it wont work. But you can try several times. Yes, we laughed at how stupid I looked.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:10 pm

Good one Scott,

It's amazing how they fit easily either side, so we can blame Honda for not marking them up as left and right sides lol :)

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Re: Stupid things

Postby brettchallenger » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:09 am

so we can blame Honda for not marking them up as left and right sides



I'm afraid WingAdmin has no excuse, they are marked up "L" and "R".
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Re: Stupid things

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:23 pm

how about, having more then one person work on a bike.... and nobody refilling the coolant system and blowing a head gasket.....

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Re: Stupid things

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:50 pm

I haven't found any markings on my handles at all

I'm afraid WingAdmin has no excuse, they are marked up "L" and "R".

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Re: Stupid things

Postby MikeB » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:56 pm

urbanmadness wrote:how about, having more then one person work on a bike.... and nobody refilling the coolant system and blowing a head gasket.....

And one removing the oil drain plug to drain the oil and the other replenishing the oil. But not checking to see if the drain plug was back in. I've seen it done.
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Re: Stupid things

Postby urbanmadness » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:52 pm

On my Ridgeline I had a buddy help me service the transmision.... he drained the transfer case instead of the tranny. He said it smelt funny... well duh... 90wt smells a lot different the atf.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:06 am

I haven't found any markings on my handles at all



On the inside of the end of each handle, where the bolt secures it to the seat, there is a raised "L" or "R". Or at least there is on my 2000 model.
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Re: Stupid things

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:20 am

Next time I remove the seat I'll have a look - thanks :)

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Re: Stupid things

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:42 am

urbanmadness wrote:On my Ridgeline I had a buddy help me service the transmision.... he drained the transfer case instead of the tranny. He said it smelt funny... well duh... 90wt smells a lot different the atf.


When I was a kid I once changed the oil on my girlfriend's car. I did it by feel, just reached underneath until I felt the pan, felt around a bit for the drain bolt, unscrewed it and let it drain out.

Once it drained, I pulled the drain pan out and then noticed that the oil that drained out was red, instead of black. Hmmmm....ooops.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:35 pm

when I was a teen my friend pete swore that the number 7 plug wasn't firing on his old dodge, he pulled the cap off the plug and put it on his finger then told us to start the car :D
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Re: Stupid things

Postby julimike54 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:13 pm

Do you call him Curly now? :lol:
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Re: Stupid things

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue May 03, 2016 2:02 pm

Over the last few days I've washed, waxed, cleaned and Armour All'ed(?) the bike. The chrome is shining, there's a glistening shine to the paint the windshield, lights and mirrors are spotless. :D
Now I don't want to take it out and get it all dirty again. :roll:
Stupid, right? :lol:
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Re: Stupid things

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue May 03, 2016 2:36 pm

ok, i got a good one......how about going to change the oil on your bike, removing the oil filter, get distracted for one thing or another, then refill the engine with 4 qts of fresh oil, fire the bike up only to have it smoke out the garage not realizing that you never drained the oil from the motor and now have 7 qts of oil in it and having to drain off 3 qts of fresh oil :o :evil:. oh well :?.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue May 03, 2016 3:47 pm

Things like that should be on Funny Home Videos. :lol:
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Re: Stupid things

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue May 03, 2016 5:31 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:Things like that should be on Funny Home Videos. :lol:


oh yeah? YOU try walking around a 20 x 14 garage with 2 goldwings inside blocking both doors without falling over them trying to get out into the fresh air while your choking on engine smoke and your eyes are burning from the fumes lol. im lucky i didn't die from smoke inhalation. the garage filled up with smoke in about 30 seconds.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue May 03, 2016 7:34 pm

Sorry. The mental picture you've drawn is still funny. :lol:
A full grown man, in a room full of smoke, nearly in panic mode, trying to get to a door, but still being careful not to knock his motorcycles down.

I'm glad you got out alive without damaging your bikes but what's that saying about tragedy and comedy?
Only one degree of separation, or something like that? :D
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Re: Stupid things

Postby Big Bee » Wed May 04, 2016 12:02 am

Those who don't work or try are the ones who never make mistakes.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed May 04, 2016 7:04 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:Sorry. The mental picture you've drawn is still funny. :lol:
A full grown man, in a room full of smoke, nearly in panic mode, trying to get to a door, but still being careful not to knock his motorcycles down.

I'm glad you got out alive without damaging your bikes but what's that saying about tragedy and comedy?
Only one degree of separation, or something like that? :D


looking back on it now, it was kinda funny, even to the point of being stupid. even though the garage door was open, the air flow kept the smoke from going out of the door. it was like walking thru a fog bank the wind was just pushing the smoke back inside the garage. moral of this story is.......never get distracted while your working on your bike, it could lead to disaster.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby Dark Angel » Wed May 04, 2016 3:40 pm

Was changing a oil filter on a v-strom. Put the new one on. Started it up and oil was literally shooting across the entire length of the garage and all over 4 or 5 other bikes. I thought I must not have screwed it tight enough. Cleaned up the mess. Refilled the oil. Checked for tightness. Started the bike and again, exactly like before and making a bigger mess. Completely baffled I took off the filter. Inspected it, nothing wrong. Went to put it back and that was when I realized the rubber gasket from the previous filter had came off and was stuck to the mating surface. Lol.
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Re: Stupid things

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed May 04, 2016 3:52 pm

I've had to find leaks after changing oil but never had it squirt out all over the place. That is funny.
Oh, I pulled a big **** 30 some years ago. I was working on a lawn mower and I just couldn't get it to start up.
I had pulled the spark plug out but, working by myself, I still couldn't pull the rope and see if I was getting any spark!
Then my wife came into the garage. Without thinking I said "Hold this ".
I never did that again. :roll:
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Re: Stupid things

Postby PoolDude » Wed May 04, 2016 4:16 pm

Like changing the oil, starting the bike up only to notice the new filter sitting on the workbench and the old one laying in the drain pan. It's amazing how much oil ends up in that housing.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:41 pm

OldZX11Rider wrote:I've had to find leaks after changing oil but never had it squirt out all over the place. That is funny.
Oh, I pulled a big **** 30 some years ago. I was working on a lawn mower and I just couldn't get it to start up.
I had pulled the spark plug out but, working by myself, I still couldn't pull the rope and see if I was getting any spark!
Then my wife came into the garage. Without thinking I said "Hold this ".
I never did that again. :roll:


OMG :o :o :o. im thinking of what she might have said to you after she held it LOL.

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Re: Stupid things

Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed May 04, 2016 5:20 pm

When we got married, she was a Sunday school teacher. That was the closest she ever came to cussing me out. :cry:

Was a long time before she ever helped me work on anything out in the garage.
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