Thanks H-D for belt drive

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by RickyBobby, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. RickyBobby

    RickyBobby Active Member

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    I wonder how long it takes a finger nail to grow back. I had my bike up on the jack this morning and cleaning the rear rim and spokes. I got to spinning the wheel and looking at the clearance, since I am thinking about a 180 tire. The next thing I know the small rag I was holding goes into the rear sprocket and my finger along with it. I iced it down with a bag of frozen veggies and then had to drill with a needle to get the pressure off, but I know the nail will be history. It would have been a lot worse if i had done that with chain drive. Sometimes I feel really stupid.
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  2. chefron

    chefron Active Member

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    Ouch! It's bad enough getting my finger caught when servicing my mountain bike. Couldn't imagine what that heavy rim and tire would do. Look on the bright side, you'll never do that again! Hope the finger heals fast!
     
  3. SeaRider04

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    Look on the bright sight, your gonna get a brand spanking new finger nail free of charge. :D.

    That was what the ER Doc told me when I lost my finger tip, top section of my finger with nail completely stripped to the bone, finger in between belt and pulley whilst engine is running. it's all grew back but the feeling never be the same. :).
     
  4. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    Just don't try and demonstrate to someone, to show them what happened. :small3d031:
    It's twice as painful the 2nd time....And NO, I didn't learn that from personal experience..but I did get to watch someone else learn that lesson...OUCH!!!!:cry
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Bet you'll never do that again.:s
     
  6. hippie13

    hippie13 Active Member

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    takes about 3 months to grow out lol im an expert on purple fingernails ;-)
     
  7. Lancer

    Lancer Junior Member

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    Ow, that hurts thinking about it.
     
  8. Shifter

    Shifter Active Member

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    Man I can relate! I took a good chunk of meat off the tip of my right index finger a while back. It's finally healed over, but still super sensitive!
     
  9. KPFLHRSI

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    I lost my left thumb, from the first knuckle out to a fall on a motocross track on top of another bike while the rear wheel was spinning thirty years ago it still hasn't grown back, pretty much just burger in the glove, they were not able to save it. I give one and a half thumbs up to belt drive.

    Kevin
     
  10. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

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    Reminds me of whacking my thumb with a hammer during some building project. The worst part of that experience was the two to three second delay from the time that I hit my thumb until it started to hurt. Your mind keeps telling you "any second now....any second..". Hope it heals OK...