Stuck inside So might as well


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DonnyBrook
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Stuck inside So might as well

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Just got a box from CycleMax 8-)
Air filter - Fuel filter - Desiccant - Cruise filter - and Sub filter... I also have an Oil filter and Mobil 1 HighMileage.
Since our garage is under the living room I'm going to start with taking the bike outside and changing the fuel filter.
Then warm the bike up and then change the oil.
Put the bike back in the garage -- and then start taking it apart.

I like to do everything in the same day so I have less chance of forgetting how to put it back together. :roll:
I also put every screw I remove in labeled bags - one bag for each subassembly.
IF a screw gets dropped I STOP and don't proceed until it's found and put into the bag :!:

Time to hit the GoldWing Docs How To section :-)



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Where ever possible, I always put a screw/fastener back in the hole it came from.
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An EXELLENT point.
For some assemblies I'll take a picture, print it, and number the holes -- then put the fasteners in a numbered egg carton.
For most plastics I'll put a note in the bag if some screws are different lengths and where they go.

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IF a screw gets dropped I STOP and don't proceed until it's found and put into the bag
If I drop a screw in my garage it lands and then shoots off at the speed of light into another dimension - only mystically to reappear three months later.
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And here I thought that I was the only one things like that happened to ;) :?

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brettchallenger wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:33 pm
If I drop a screw in my garage it lands and then shoots off at the speed of light into another dimension - only mystically to reappear three months later.
Right next to the three missing 10mm sockets.

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I'm with brettchallenger. If possible I put the screw back in the hole it came out of, that way I know where it goes and where it's at.

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And lets not forget a simple piece of card board to keep screws of different length at the correct location...
In this picture, the timing belt cover...



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Elmobile, I've done that also. Works very well.

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I use cheap plastic modular trays.



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That's another good idea Big Blue.

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For reasonably quick disassemblies, I just stick the fastener back in the hole it came from.

For major disassembly, particularly of multiple different sections, I buy sandwich ziploc bags in bulk from Costco, and put the fasteners for each section in a bag. Then I write on the bag with a Sharpie what it is from.

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Re: Stuck inside So might as well

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I bought four magnetic screw pans at harbor freight, I have one for each section if needed, I stick them to the pan in order

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HandymanHerb wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:22 am
I bought four magnetic screw pans at harbor freight, I have one for each section if needed, I stick them to the pan in order
I have quite a few of those as well!



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