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previous owners

Post by trashtruck » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:22 am

there isn't much that gets me wound up tighter than a p.o. i wanted to remove my front fender for repainting. not too difficult, right? wrong. went to the right side and removed the 2 10mm bolts, easy. went to the left side and discovered one 11mm and one 3/8. so i put everything back and will wait untill my blood pressure returns to normal.


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Post by mikeinidahoidaho » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:49 pm

Look on the bright side, at least you didn't find a broken off piece of a bolt in the hole. I would much rather drill and/or tap out a hole to fix it than to have to dig out a mangled piece of steel first.

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Post by Johnyy Smoke » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:20 pm

You allmost have to expect such things on a 30 year old bike. The p.o. of my bike said "all it needs is a new rear tire". Well after 4 months of wrenching-replacing the fuel pump, water pump, head gaskets, gas sending unit-etc,etc, etc- and finding screw ups- timing was off two teeth on left side-no exhaust gaskets in any of the four pipes .The water pump had only 2 crushable washers-and all were on one bolt! You tend to start taking these things in stride. Hang in there-you will most likely find more! Regards, Johnyy

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Re: previous owners

Post by Possum51 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:57 pm

The problem really is, "which" P.O. is the one that trashed the bike with a 30 plus year old bike. I know the P O I got the bike from, he bought it as is and all he had time to really do was a new fuel pump to get it running before I bought it from him. All the "other" stuff I've found and am in the process of fixing was done by one or more of the P O's before he bought it. It still drives you crazy when anyone half-steps on something instead of doing the correct repair or just simple scheduled maintenance.


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