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Crazy!!

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:27 pm



I have a little bag of fuses that I keep in my locked fairing cubby, to use as on-the-road replacements if I ever need one. I had that cubby out on Wednesday to do some work on my lights and some wiring, and apparently the little bag fell out without my noticing. Here is where the bag fell:

Bag of fuses
Bag of fuses

These are the horns on the right side of my bike, right next to the radiator outlet.

I found them there today, after riding more than 200 miles, through twisties, stop and go, city traffic, and over two hours of freeway. They never moved!!



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Re: Crazy!!

Post by brettchallenger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:09 am

Try dropping a nut on an otherwise deserted workshop floor, and then finding it again.
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Re: Crazy!!

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:15 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:09 am
Try dropping a nut on an otherwise deserted workshop floor, and then finding it again.
I once dropped a nut deep into the insides of my GL1100's fairing (or somewhere) and after an hour of swearing just gave up trying to find it. It was one of those special odd-shaped nuts that holds the mirror on from the inside, so I really didn't want to lose it.

A YEAR later, I was working on something else, and what did I find, covered in dust and dirt from a couple thousand miles of riding? The mirror nut, sitting in the middle of the fork brace on the top of my front fender! I have no idea how it stayed there and didn't get bounced off.

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Re: Crazy!!

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:49 am

I had a guy bring me a bike to work on, hauled it on a trailer. When he got here the key was laying on the seat.

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Re: Crazy!!

Post by Breakdancer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:42 pm

They never moved!!

This is what happens when good people do nice things for complete strangers. 8-) Karma??
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Re: Crazy!!

Post by Overdog » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm

When I was rebuilding my carbs I lost one of the screws from an intake clamp.....found it inside #4 cylinder when I pulled the head to fix the bent valve.

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Re: Crazy!!

Post by DarthJ » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:42 am

Pulled over once from the freeway access road into a business because i had a funny feeling i forgot something. I did, my cell phone on the passenger seat.
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Re: Crazy!!

Post by FM-USA » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:10 pm

My girl wanted the previous nights camping receipt, it was in my left pocket. I pulled it out & it billowed open and out of my hand. It floundered a couple times behind the windshield and I missed it every time. It caught wind and went rearward. Woops, GONE! .. .. so I thought.
Several minutes later talking & motioning with my left hand, this Semi was passing on the left, next thing I know I'm holding that receipt.
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Re: Crazy!!

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:34 am

Ignition switch in the 1100 is worn out to where you can pull out the key with the bike "on". So I usually postition the key ring and the other keys so they are in a nice wad between the switch and handlbars, they stay pretty secure that way.

I didn't do that this time... Riding down the freeway I hit a bump and the ring of keys jumped out of the switch and fell between the false tank and the Vetter fairing. I pulled over real quick, left the bike idling (no keys) and spent 20 minutes walking up and down the shoulder of the freeway, both sides, looking for my keys.

Finally found them, laying precariously, on the Vetter mount bracket.


They say 98% of all Hardleys ever made are still on the road..... The other 2% made it home. :lol:
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