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Yep. This is truth.

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Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:01 pm

I just found out...When I tell my wife a time to finish..she multiplies that times 3 for the real time.
I am accurate with the time..I just dont include the coffee breaks.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:24 pm

I don't commit myself to time when my wife asks me, I just tell her "i'll know when im done when im done" and she says, "ok" lol. which is usually about 2-3 hours later.

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Postby Aussie81Interstate » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:15 pm

Pretty accurate for me - as I tend to stuff things up as much as I fix things up.

Usually the second time around it is 2/3rds the first time period taken.

The third time to fix it properly, having gone through disassembly and reassembly twice already means I know all the tools I need and the ones I don't - that is usually the fastest about 1/4 of the first time period - and then I have a great sense of achievement - and my wife asks - what took you so long anyway...lol.. :D

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:05 pm

Aussie81Interstate wrote:Pretty accurate for me - as I tend to stuff things up as much as I fix things up.

Usually the second time around it is 2/3rds the first time period taken.

The third time to fix it properly, having gone through disassembly and reassembly twice already means I know all the tools I need and the ones I don't - that is usually the fastest about 1/4 of the first time period - and then I have a great sense of achievement - and my wife asks - what took you so long anyway...lol.. :D


usually after about 2-3 hours all mine asks is "well? did ya get it fixed? and I just say "yup, all done, now im gonna take it out for a road test" lol. usually this means a 3-4 hour bike ride to where ever the road takes me 8-).

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby themainviking » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:06 am

Proper tools for the job cut down the time. For that job, air tools work well. And torches sometimes. And if all else fails, a front end loader to crush the friggin thing...... :o
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:11 am

themainviking wrote:Proper tools for the job cut down the time. For that job, air tools work well. And torches sometimes. And if all else fails, a front end loader to crush the friggin thing...... :o


aint that the truth lol.

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby Oldbear » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:43 pm

Between refereeing my kids, telling the dog to get back on the porch and stop barking, looking for the dash screw that rolled somewhere (over six months and still not found), coffee and lunch breaks and the other jobs list... 8 hours for a 1 hour job would be about par.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:34 am

Oldbear wrote:Between refereeing my kids, telling the dog to get back on the porch and stop barking, looking for the dash screw that rolled somewhere (over six months and still not found), coffee and lunch breaks and the other jobs list... 8 hours for a 1 hour job would be about par.


yeah, but think about all the other accomplishments you get by taking that long, kids, dog, coffee and lunch, and other things and some day finding that lost dash screw lol. I bet that dash screw is somewhere right out in the open too and your looking everywhere but right in front of you. you have no idea of how many times that's happened to me, only thing is with me, it usually falls down into the frame and is lost until I hit a bump and it falls out LOL.

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby kybigmac » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:01 am

That 1 hr.job only take 8 if you say it out loud (such as yea this will only take about an hour) that will always jinx you! Also if it goes back together the first try you probably left something out! :lol:

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Postby suvcw04 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:06 am

kybigmac wrote:That 1 hr.job only take 8 if you say it out loud (such as yea this will only take about an hour) that will always jinx you! Also if it goes back together the first try you probably left something out! :lol:


The part left out is usually the new piece you have waited 2 weeks to get.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:19 am

suvcw04 wrote:
kybigmac wrote:That 1 hr.job only take 8 if you say it out loud (such as yea this will only take about an hour) that will always jinx you! Also if it goes back together the first try you probably left something out! :lol:


The part left out is usually the new piece you have waited 2 weeks to get.


ROFLMAO. that's funny, but usually the way it works. my problem is if I lay something down, even if its right in front of me, I have to go searching for 10 or 15 minutes to find it saying to myself, "now where the h**l did I put that damn thing, I set it down right here and now its gone" :evil:. sometimes my wife will come out to the garage, and I tell her I cant find something, and she'll look down on the floor and 5 seconds later say, " is this what your looking for?" and not even know what it was I was trying to find and it would be what I misplaced :oops:.

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:47 am

..or if you have a helper.

My Border Collie stole all the lug nuts from one wheel when I was rotating tires on my truck one time... I took one off each wheel to put on the wheel with no lug nuts, so I could ride to town and buy more. I never did find the lug nuts. I don't know if she ate them or lost them in the yard.

My wife generally doesn't ask me when I'll be finished. She will bring me a glass of water on a hot day, or ask me if I want to break for lunch... or send one of the kids out to see if I need anything. Usually, I work alone and the rest of the family probably appreciate my absence if the job is a longer one LOL. It means I'm not giving the kids chores to do... or watching something on TV I like that no one else cares for...

I figure quality work takes as long as it takes.
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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:50 am

your right about that. quality work does take time especially when its working on a bike that your riding on. after all, your life depends on making sure everything is done correctly.

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby Oldbear » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:18 pm

My 1 hour jobs seem to be "can-of-worms" jobs lately. And not just on the two wheels.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:40 pm

been there done that. don't ya just hate when that happens.

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby dtrider » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:51 pm

Most of my "one hour" jobs turn in to longer because at a half hour I discover some widget that I need so I have to make a trip to the store. Then ten minutes after I get back I discover another widget that I'm missing... And on and on.
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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:02 pm

LOL, I hate when that happens. like for me today for instance. I had to buy a DVM so I could check the voltage on my battery and stator, so I went to the parts store and bought one, came home, found out I had to do some soldering, so I took out my nice soldering gun and plugged it in, and nothing, it was broken, so off I went to the store to buy another one. I got home, then found out that I had no solder left, so back to the store for a roll of solder, THEN I found out I had no flux, so, yep, you guessed it, back to the store again :evil:. (sigh) oh well, just one of those days for me I guess. finally got everything done, but its still not working right. I still don't have the volts that im suppose to have.

and with this posting, im signing off for the night. sleep well y'all, see ya's in the morning.

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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby PastoT » Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:10 pm

Always double the your real estimate. If you finish a 2 hours job in one you're just that good and if you're an hour late that's what she thought anyway and if you're on the money... you're still early and you get to say "well that's what I said when you asked"! Too much Star Trek training... Scotty was a God!
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Re: Yep. This is truth.

Postby Raedwulfe70 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:24 am

I don't think an 8-1 ratio is that bad....I mean, when the lady wife says she'll just be a minute, then 20 minutes later, I'm still waiting around, well...8-1 beats 20-1 just about any day.




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