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THINGS PO'S HAVE DONE TO BIKES....OR..."YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME"

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Ingenious way to carry an extra tool that doesn't fit in the bag . . .
IF it isn't one thing, it's another.
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21 Aug 2017 18:35 #21

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I'm going to "plead the 5th" and hope some of the mickey-mouse repairs I did on bikes as a kid don't show up here! :Ugh :haha

Anyway... this is my favorite: touron2wheels.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/p...-a-hole-in-a-piston/
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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Great thread...keep it going...
21 Aug 2017 21:21 #23

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that honda 750 case in front of the sprocket was a real trouble spot. after changing a rear tire on my new 1970 750 i got a link of chain sticking up on the countershaft sprocket. bike was up on blocks and turning the rear wheel by hand punched a hole in the case. case still weeped after i had it welded and still weeped after the shop rewelded the weld.

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22 Aug 2017 02:40 #24

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Maybe it's the duct tape that is holding the weld together!
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Reminds me of that old jazz standard from the 1940's: "String of Pearls!"
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Break off your clutch lever??
Break off your foot brake ??
Sorry.. sometime 2 wrongs do make a right!

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Gas cap seal installed on the wrong metal ring by PO. Maybe a shop? IDK.
 
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Leaky petcock bowl? No new petcock bowl seal? No problem! Just any old rubber ring will do, even if it doesn't fit at all!
 
File this under the "ran when parked" file, or rather the "ran until it suddenly stopped running, and then I parked it" file.
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Along the same lines, a lot of the US imports over here come with "engine seized due to standing" sales blurb. No mate, the engine seized and was then left to stand for 30 years until some saps from the UK came along! 

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