Some days nothing goes right!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Crazyfrog, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    Had alot of rain here lately, so I decided it was time to do some maitenance. I was not quite due for fluid changes, but if you can't ride, you might as well be doing something to the bike...........

    Stopped and picked up oil, filter, Spectro tranny 6 speed, and formula+ primary oil. While I was there, I decided to go ahead and get the Kuryakyn grips I've been wanting.

    Day 1) Went for a ride around town to warm up the bike. Came home, got the tools out and was ready to drain. For some reason I decided to take the filter out of the box. It was not wrapped in celophane, had a dent on the bottom, and no gasket! Back in the house, and tommorow another trip to the bike shop!

    Day 2) Came home with a good filter. Went for a ride, drained all 3 holes, and realized I have lost my #27 torx socket. Can't get the cover off, and it's past closing time for stores.

    Day 3) Stopped and got a new socket, took off cover, went to put drain plug back in and see that the O ring is ripped. Back to the hardware store!
    Finished everything off, and decided to tackle the grips. Easy job, did the throttle side 1st, removed the left side without breaking or tearing, cleaned the bars, and opened the glue. It was dried up hard as a rock!
    Now its off to the auto parts store for some new glue. Spent $4.00 on a tube, that when I got home found that it was dried up too!!!!!

    At this point I'm tired of driving around to get stuff. It's a good thing I have a case of beer in the fridge. I bet it won't let me down! :cheers
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    always good to keep a case of beer cold for the bad days
    as i am far away from the nearest supplier of service components for my bikes i always have a spare set on the shelf
    as a boy scout be prepared was the motto
    as an infantry soldier be prepared was the way of life
    old habits die hard and always have at least i spare case of beer just in case

    Brian
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Ha-ha...notice the timing over 3 days...that is why before I tackle a job I use that 3 day approach...and pay very close attention to preparations (workspace, TOOLS, etc.) and consumables (filters, gaskets & O-rings on hand...) that $40 primary cover gasket may not get used, but thats why you have Saturday & Sunday...to bring back stuff you did not need. The beers are NOT optional and are a vital part of those consumables and are always...uhh...ready to be "tapped" !!! :small3d015:
     
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  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Bejust my luck the fridge would be warm :D
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    in scotland keep the beer in the shed its always cold there no electricery required

    Brian
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Even better yet! :D
     
  7. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    Posted at 4:00, had a cold one, got called out to work at 4:30!

    Just got home at 8:45 and laid the law down.....NO ONE ANSWER THE PHONE!!!!!!!

    I think I'll set my lawn chair in the garage, right next to the fridge!

    And everything I had to go buy, I bought 2 of!
     
  8. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    Smitty, the whole time I was going thru this, I kept thinking the same thought....
    "I wish I lived close to Smitty, He'd have what I need!!!"

    Hope life is treatin ya well!
     
  9. Hill202

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    I'm glad to see that my 1/2 inch wrenches are not the only ones with legs! I can never find one.
     
  10. kikker

    kikker New Member

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    Now you know why the dealer service department makes the big bucks.