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Old 01-13-2009, 12:27 PM   #21
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A cup-holder is a damned nice thing to have when you spend an entire day burnin' through the desert.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #22
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Chroming is more expensive in the spring.
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when the wife calls for dinner don't look up when testing spark plugs against the head.

them are DAMN fine HARLEY threads! DON'T LET ME EVER SEE YOU USE THAT AS A PUNCH! (i had to repeat that one a few times until i said it right. but hey it was my axle and i had 5 or 6 of them)

if you ride 400 miles on the frame your tailbone will split from your ass crack and cause a nice line across the top of your butt. (even with shocks)

when showing "this is how you do it" make sure the beer cooler is full and you already have one open.

it's never a party until someone breaks a rib. (see above rule)

coker spainels bounce a springer just like a speed bump.

when the pipe falls off... don't just grab it.

you really can ride a sporty D~Day style up the stairs.

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falling hurts
It's not the fall that hurts you (that's actually a rush) it's the sudden stop at the end that's a bitch.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:02 PM   #25
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Stop doing burnouts until you can afford a new tire.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #26
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when the pipe falls off... don't just grab it.
Done that...

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you really can ride a sporty D~Day style up the stairs.
So when my great uncle died, I got lots of stories about him from relatives. Back in the 50's he was married but he used to run around all the time. Well he was out drinking and whatnot, came home to be locked out of the house by the wife. She wouldn't let him in the house so he fired up his old panhead, ran it around the house, up the back stairs through the door and into her kitchen. Laid the bike down on the floor and went in bed and passed out. She didn't lock the him out after that... He was a Korean War Vet and was wild as hell in his younger days...

Things I've learned. Always wear gloves when operating angle grinders, even if you think its just a quick job.

Its good to have friends with parts stashes.
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My bike will out run everybody.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:31 PM   #28
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At the end of the day, the one riding my motorcycle is me, forget what anyone else thinks about your bike. If you love it, that's all that matters.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #29
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It's always funner to do it yourself...not always better.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:45 PM   #30
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If you get a flat, hit the gas...

No, you can't solder a new end on your cable...

No, you can't tell how hot aluminum is just by looking at it...

If you burn your fingertips, grab your earlobe right away!

A helmet and body armor come in handy in a fistfight...and a crash.

Whitworth tools are just for snobs...until you really need them.

Quality tools pay for themselves.

Baggers aren't all bad...

Spend time with your kids.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:49 PM   #31
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Spring is when all the guys around here with winter builds bring their pieces in for plating.
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You know ...I'm thinking I'll be kicking myself in the ass for asking....

But why is that..??
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:03 PM   #32
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When working on your bike with friends and 'drinking' a good amount. Always double check you tightened your bolts after mock-up and before taking it for a spin.

Always make sure you brake stay bolts are tightened good (See above)
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:02 PM   #33
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When spraying carb cleaner into those little passage ways to try and clear out that old carb thats been sitting too long ...... always.. wear safety glasses .
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Don't cut corners to get the bike done quick.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #35
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When bike is iddling... don't drop helmet on shift lever...
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #36
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Motor blown?

don't worry

in the beginning there was nothing; even that blew up!!
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:25 PM   #37
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When a drunk friend is operating a engine lift...keep all your fringers away from the motor mounts....beer and a torch=danger.....kickstands should remain in the upright position when barreling tru a turn....magnetos and poor timing usually somebody ends up witha jacked up ankle or knee....
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #38
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Sometimes it's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. (my Pop's motto, heh)
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:40 PM   #39
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If you get a flat, hit the gas...

No, you can't solder a new end on your cable...

No, you can't tell how hot aluminum is just by looking at it...

If you burn your fingertips, grab your earlobe right away!

A helmet and body armor come in handy in a fistfight...and a crash.

Whitworth tools are just for snobs...until you really need them.

Quality tools pay for themselves.

Baggers aren't all bad...

Spend time with your kids.
I call Bullshit on this one, I did on my throttle cable and dammit it worked real well, my new cable sucks bad though.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #40
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My dads motto is simple "Keep Up or Stay Home"

He just bought a rigid......
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