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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #150 on: March 20, 2014, 06:46:47 PM »
Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Definitely good to know. But I'm betting the owner's manual tells you to disconnect the negative lead to the battery before performing any maintenance.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #151 on: March 20, 2014, 07:29:54 PM »
As long as you have good lung capacity you're fine. I was about to run for the exinguisher
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #152 on: March 20, 2014, 07:31:34 PM »
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #153 on: March 20, 2014, 07:34:08 PM »
I learned that doing this on my New tablet is much more fun than on my phone!and that I need to turn off my new signature

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #154 on: March 20, 2014, 08:06:54 PM »
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long.

Lol... That was all that happened all week. I'm really kind of boring, but I have a couple good stories if u like to drink beer and listen to crap like that.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #155 on: March 20, 2014, 08:09:43 PM »
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long.

That.  I missed my chance a few years ago too.   :baldy:
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #156 on: March 20, 2014, 08:10:41 PM »
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long.

Lol... That was all that happened all week. I'm really kind of boring, but I have a couple good stories if u like to drink beer and listen to crap like that.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #157 on: April 25, 2014, 02:17:10 PM »
I learned that cows kill 22 people in the US each year and the sharks kill about 6 world wide.

I can't wait for Discovery channel's Cow Week.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #158 on: April 25, 2014, 03:04:55 PM »
I learned that cows kill 22 people in the US each year and the sharks kill about 6 world wide.

I can't wait for Discovery channel's Cow Week.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #159 on: April 25, 2014, 06:51:10 PM »
I learned that cows kill 22 people in the US each year and the sharks kill about 6 world wide.

I can't wait for Discovery channel's Cow Week.

I saw many cows today while dodging lightning bolts between San Francisco and Weed. This information was percolating around my brain all afternoon. I was a-skeered they were gonna rush me.  :willy:

Alas, none of the lightnings intersected with any of the cows. That woulda been exciting.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #160 on: April 25, 2014, 07:21:12 PM »
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that more cows are killed by lightning than humans.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #161 on: April 27, 2014, 09:52:25 AM »
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that more cows are killed by lightning than humans.


I can't believe that's true. Humans kill millions of cows every year- I doubt lightning kills more than a few thousand a year at the most.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #162 on: April 27, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »
I see what you did there.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #163 on: April 27, 2014, 08:36:58 PM »
Ducati owners will buy anything.  ;)

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #164 on: April 27, 2014, 11:05:31 PM »
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #165 on: April 28, 2014, 12:01:04 AM »
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #166 on: April 28, 2014, 11:01:37 AM »
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.

But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #167 on: April 28, 2014, 11:41:47 AM »
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.


But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.


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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #168 on: April 28, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.


But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.


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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #169 on: April 28, 2014, 12:00:25 PM »
Losing third gear. Third gear is on the left but the dogs are on 6th gear (on the right). There were two dogs in the oil pan and the third one was still floating around inside. Things look pretty good in spite of the metal bouncing around. Some bearings, third gear, and sixth. We'll see how this all goes...

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #170 on: April 28, 2014, 12:39:50 PM »
I've rounded the dogs on the dirt bikes but i've never had a gear explode.

On my KX 500 it jump out of 4th and shove it into 5th and broke off the pin on the shift drum so i couldn't down shift. This happend in the middle of a race (which i was winning). I was slipping the shit out of the clutch to keep riding. When i split the cases to fix it there is a plastic collar on the shift shaft for the spring. I had gotten the oil so hot that was a glob of plastic sitting in the bottom of the engine.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #172 on: April 28, 2014, 02:12:16 PM »
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.

But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.

 Well 3rd, and 6th countershaft gears for starters.

 I suspect one of those 3 dogs has been broken for quite some time. The added stress on the other two eventually caused them to fail too. Bike has been a little flaky in 3rd since I got it from the second owner.

 The oil screen did it's job, but not many small pieces floating around in there. Everything else looks really good for 74K.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #173 on: April 29, 2014, 10:09:53 AM »
It takes 2 years to make a wood baseball bat, and the wood comes from a 50 yr old tree.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #174 on: April 29, 2014, 02:26:22 PM »
Murphy's Law states that if you get stuck behind a semi leaving the rendering plant, you will be unable to pass it until your turnoff.   :hurl: :hurl: :hurl:
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #175 on: April 29, 2014, 03:09:39 PM »
I learned that when Merriam-Webster and Urban Dictionary don't quite agree, someone is going to have a different interpretation of a phrase than what was intended.  :redface:

A phone call and five minutes of laughter to the point of tears later, it's all good.  :rolf:
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« Reply #176 on: April 29, 2014, 03:37:47 PM »
I learned that when Merriam-Webster and Urban Dictionary don't quite agree, someone is going to have a different interpretation of a phrase than what was intended.  :redface:

A phone call and five minutes of laughter to the point of tears later, it's all good.  :rolf:

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« Reply #177 on: April 29, 2014, 05:16:35 PM »
It's fairly innocuous - bird-dogging. But the confusion and hilarity that followed were totally worth it!
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« Reply #178 on: April 29, 2014, 05:57:19 PM »
Murphy's Law states that if you get stuck behind a semi leaving the rendering plant, you will be unable to pass it until your turnoff.   :hurl: :hurl: :hurl:


The manure truck ranks rite up there to.
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« Reply #179 on: April 29, 2014, 06:44:23 PM »
Experienced a fraction of what the Dust Bowl was all about today.

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It was incredible how dark it got in the middle of the afternoon.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #180 on: May 15, 2014, 10:41:45 AM »
The average speed of a fart leaving your butt is 7 mph.

I did not learn who funded that research.
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« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2014, 10:45:31 AM »
Who smells it delt it.
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« Reply #182 on: May 15, 2014, 11:02:43 AM »
Eating squirrel brains can cause 'mad squirrel disease'.
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« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2014, 12:04:10 PM »
A meeting with Microsoft regarding their Cloud services is an excellent cure for insomnia.

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« Reply #184 on: May 18, 2014, 10:01:20 AM »
There's hardly any traffic at 0500 Sunday mornings
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« Reply #185 on: May 18, 2014, 04:10:48 PM »
That taking on someone else's bike as a "loaner" is much more trouble than it's worth.
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« Reply #186 on: May 18, 2014, 05:00:22 PM »
That space aliens built every pyramid, temple and every other large structure on earth before the Roman Empire.
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« Reply #187 on: May 19, 2014, 01:55:07 PM »
There's a saying in the Israeli army - short guys make better commandos because their brains are closer to their balls.
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« Reply #188 on: May 21, 2014, 09:04:46 AM »
My 2 1/2 year old WILL find the key if left in the motorcycle.   Lights on = dead battery = no riding to work today. :'(

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« Reply #189 on: May 21, 2014, 11:47:42 AM »
I learned (yesterday) that if I don't give up, I can eventually solve my 4th grade son's math problems (he's in advanced math, but still...took me 10 minutes to do deductive algebra...)

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« Reply #190 on: May 21, 2014, 12:18:57 PM »
That helping (another) friend out is expensive. Still, good deed done today.
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« Reply #191 on: May 21, 2014, 04:31:55 PM »
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.
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« Reply #192 on: May 21, 2014, 04:59:03 PM »
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.

You just learned that today? ;)

Today I learned that if you have a white bike and white helmet, everyone around you will instantly start driving like total ass, presumably because they think you're a cop.

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« Reply #193 on: May 21, 2014, 10:05:31 PM »
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.

You just learned that today? ;)

Today I learned that if you have a white bike and white helmet, everyone around you will instantly start driving like total ass, presumably because they think you're a cop.


Is the clock white to?
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« Reply #194 on: May 21, 2014, 11:08:35 PM »
Is the clock white to?

No, that's what should be tipping people off that I'm not the law.

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« Reply #195 on: May 22, 2014, 11:21:51 AM »
I learned (yesterday) that if I don't give up, I can eventually solve my 4th grade son's math problems (he's in advanced math, but still...took me 10 minutes to do deductive algebra...)

 - Dan

I learned that Dan does his son's math homework.  Hopefully you, ahem,.....he gets A's on it.   ;)

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« Reply #196 on: May 22, 2014, 11:52:58 AM »
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.

Cock. Because I helped a friend out yesterday get his sickness benefits back when I shouldn't have done. The lazy, skiving SOB.
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« Reply #197 on: May 22, 2014, 12:15:37 PM »
Ducati owners will buy anything.  ;)

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« Reply #198 on: May 22, 2014, 12:26:49 PM »
I learned (yesterday) that if I don't give up, I can eventually solve my 4th grade son's math problems (he's in advanced math, but still...took me 10 minutes to do deductive algebra...)

 - Dan

I learned that Dan does his son's math homework.  Hopefully you, ahem,.....he gets A's on it.   ;)

Actually, that's a big issue in my house (wife is former middle school teacher) and son did not include an answer to that problem. I was just stubborn and when I figured it out, it was too late to explain to son... He's also in middle school, where in this ridiculous world he doesn't get letter grades (report card says 'satisfactory' or 'excellent' or 'needs improvement' - such BS). Letter grades don't start until 6th grade.  Seems silly to me - kids should be told in more detail how they are doing, but that's for the rant thread...

Oh, and he does pretty well! (proud of kid!)

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Bonnie and Clyde Ambushed and Killed (1934)
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious robbers who went on a 21-month crime spree in the central US from 1932 to 1934. They captivated Americans during the "public enemy era" and continue to do so today through films and songs. Betrayed by a friend, Bonnie and Clyde were tracked, ambushed, and killed on a desolate stretch of Louisiana highway by a posse of officers using armor-piercing rounds. Though remembered primarily as bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde actually preferred to rob what?

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