Welcome back to us :/ Our hosts data center was down for the entire day.
MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-28-2015, 05:42 AM   #21
Tojo92
AKA Mongo
 
Tojo92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Feedback Rating: (7)
Posts: 5,142

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
1994 Ducati 900 SS/SP
2003 Honda CRF450R motard
2002 Husqvarna NOX
2001 KTM Duke II






Put a master clip on backwards when installing a new chain on a Hawk GT. Lost chain on Hill Country ride when I was at one of our furthest spots away from cabin.

DOH!

And that us the ONLY stupid thing I have ever done while working on a motorcycle.


Or not.
__________________
CMRA#665 (neighbor of the beast)
The Problem - Endurance
Tojo92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's your, " I'm Gonna Die Moment?" anatram Off Topic 40 07-03-2015 04:02 AM
Another CL "WTF" moment, brought to you by HCS. hotcknstrips Off Topic 21 05-18-2012 05:30 PM
First "pucker" moment not caused by other drivers cogs69 General Discussion (Moto Related) 11 09-08-2010 10:17 AM
Talk about a "whoa, mabye i should stfu" moment dotcom Off Topic 7 12-08-2005 10:39 PM
Advertisement
Old 05-28-2015, 06:28 AM   #22
cuong-nutz
Resident 250 guru
 
cuong-nutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 4,569

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
Ninjer 250









Left out the cam chain guide after rebuilding the motor and putting the motor back in the bike.
__________________
250cc's of pure Nutz
Ninjette Stunt Life Stunt Ride
cuong-nutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 08:07 AM   #23
green600
HG Chairperson
 
green600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 77045
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,191

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1











Dropping mine off at Mancuso North and not doing a thorough inspection before leaving their "shop".
__________________
Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism.

yeah. I thought it'd be like riding with a condescending rossi.
green600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 08:44 AM   #24
Crossfits
Crossfits
 
Crossfits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,201

Quote:
Originally Posted by 826 View Post
Dropping mine off at Mancuso North and not doing a thorough inspection before leaving their "shop".
__________________
Dirt is for riding, the street merely gets you there.
Crossfits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 10:28 AM   #25
Oconer
Senior Member
 
Oconer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 102

Experience: 4-8 months

Bike(s):
2014 Yamaha FZ6R
2010 Honda CBR1000RR








Quote:
Originally Posted by bluewave18 View Post
Oh Ive poured fresh oil in before the drain plug was put in lol
HA!!!!! I was just about to post this.. I was wondering why 3.7 quarts of fresh oil was still dripping into the oil pan...
Oconer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #26
Jae
Kilted Basterd
 
Jae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Richmond
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 5,076

Experience: 9 years

Bike(s):
Naked Sprint
Russian POS
Angry Max/Tub
Pile o' Hyosungs

Member Garage


After putting the 125 in my z50, spent months on-and-off trying to trouble shoot why I got no spark when kicking it over before realizing my clutch cable was adjusted too tight. I got spark once the kicker was able to actually make the crank turn. (yes, this was my first kick-start bike ever)
Jae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 03:50 PM   #27
Azylum
The Chosen One
 
Azylum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellington
Feedback Rating: (23)
Posts: 39,629

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 2











Bike wouldnt start when we were leaving Yankees and I karate chopped the seat til it did.

That's not a joke, and there are witnesses.
__________________
motohoustonlogo
Bringing back the old school.
Azylum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 06:42 PM   #28
VicTOEmizer
GUEST
 
VicTOEmizer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: seabrook tx
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 14,721

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
rc51 (sold)
TTR 125 :)
Buell xb12r (sold)
2013 z1000 (sold)
Ducati multistrada :)






Father in law borrowed my dirt bike and returned it with a full tank of diesel. Tore that thing apart trying to figure out why it wouldn't start. Lol
__________________
KEEP YOUR PRIVATE OFF THE INTERNET FOLKS!
VicTOEmizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 06-01-2015, 11:21 AM   #29
albertinhouston
Senior Member
 
albertinhouston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,288












Let me add to my OP on being an idiot.... I caught myself on fire!!!!
Couldn't get the bike to start so I sprayed a little starter fluid in the air box to get to the carb., kicked it, big back fire.... then my pants are super warm.... shoe and pants are burning.... SMH....
side note it fired up on the next kick. hahaha.
albertinhouston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 11:48 AM   #30
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,523

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









the first time I did a chain I put just the clip on, not the master link. Thought it was either or.

It came off on the test ride. I found it on the road and put it back on the correct way, still with no master link.

"that must be it, and I didn't even need a press" lol
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 11:51 AM   #31
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,523

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









this other time I was doing the brakes on my truck

well, my driveway has a pretty good slope and for some reason I took the chock block out, then jacked it up on the floor jack

the whole thing goes rolling down the driveway on the jack, it was in N. It near crossed the culdesac and hit the fire marshals car.
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 02:04 PM   #32
SideVinder650
Senior Member
 
SideVinder650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,290

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki SV650 2nd gen









recently while doing the brakes on my SV650 i couldnt get what ron ayers calls the "plug" (threaded spacer) that covers the hanger pin unscrewed to access the pin so i could remove the pad.

After marring the out of the slotted surface, I ended up cutting the out of my hand/finger with the flat blade screw driver before lightly tapping the spacer and the body of the caliper with a hammer and the spacer magically and smoothly twisted out. Plus i used/wasted a ton of penetrating oil thinking that would help get it out, it was just dirt/grime build up and stuck to the caliper

k4dy86
__________________
242fqkn

Last edited by SideVinder650; 06-01-2015 at 02:08 PM.
SideVinder650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 03:31 PM   #33
A_G
Member
 
A_G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Tulsa, OK
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 98

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
fz8
chinese dirtbike
87 Yamaha venture Royale (Destroyed)







DId plugs on my bike today, a little late by yamaha standards (8K), ive got 11k, and a little early for my tastes. But i didn't want to be doing them in a month anyways.

Ais has to go, that 3rd plugs (from left) was a .

Got it all done, fired it up to make sure it was running right.

Hurrying to the put the rad back on after i had shut it off...burnt my ring finger
__________________
Real states have curves
"The happiness of a a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery of his passions"
~Alfred Lord Tennyson~
A_G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2015, 07:03 PM   #34
gkcontra
Senior Member
 
gkcontra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Rayford/Sawdust
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 265

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2008 GSX 650F -Blue
2008 GSX 650F - Black
2003 GSXR600 Alstare(sold)
97 sportster 1200C (sold)
'00 Shadow Ace (Sold)






Had my carbs rebuilt after sitting fir a while with a full tank. Got the bike back and never thought to check the gas, they had put about a gallon in it. Ran out of gas the next morning just outside my neighborhood. There I say for a minute or to about then something up, then I checked the tank. DOH! !!!! Thank for a reserve.
gkcontra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 08:27 PM   #35
Jowee
Member
 
Jowee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Houston TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 27

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
2007 Gsxr 600









Haha went thru 3 stator cover gasket because it kept leaking oil then I finally realized I had pinched the stator cables Inbetween the cover.... no wonder I had a leak and wouldn't keep a charge.i went to replace the stator recently and ordered extra gaskets The dealer asked me why so many gasket I said just in case .....
Jowee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 12:37 AM   #36
650ninja
speed is lovely
 
650ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: middle earth
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 716

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
06 650r sold :(
02 daytona 955i is fat sold
06' Triumph Daytona 675 sold D:
2003 sv650 distroyer of fingers sold
2004 gsxr 600






Quote:
Originally Posted by bluewave18 View Post
Oh Ive poured fresh oil in before the drain plug was put in lol
Lol did this with a car once 4 qts in im like wtf still nothing on the dipstick
__________________
Drei zylinder ist nummer ein!!!
650ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 07:53 AM   #37
wh!plash
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 140

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3






Member Garage





Don't know how, but guess I forgot to tighten one of the brake caliper bolts after a tire change. On the 1098, there's actually a little round spacer that goes between the caliper and the forks. Once that dropped out, the brakes were CHATTERING like crazy basically being suspended in mid-air by only one bolt. I stopped and figured out what it was, and nursed it all the way back home with rear-brake only. Cost me like $60 for the replacement bolt and another spacer.
wh!plash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2015, 09:11 AM   #38
anatram
I love nekkid midgets
 
anatram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Deer Park
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,257

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
07 HD XL1200C

01 XR fiddy







Had my brand new zx10 on stands cleaning the chain, sitting on the ground and spun the rear tire, in slow motion it came off the stand and flopped on its side.

Luckily when it flopped the right clip on landed squarely in a five gallon bucket, and it only put a small crack in the upper fairing.

I felt helpless watching it flop over and play dead.
__________________
I've never had a piece of tail I didn't like, it was the woman attached to it I didn't care for.
anatram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2015, 12:46 PM   #39
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,323

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Once worked at a Honda shop. Idiot brought in a ATV that wasn't running. Turned out that he used fishing line to replace a head gasket
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2015, 01:32 PM   #40
wh!plash
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 140

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3






Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
Once worked at a Honda shop. Idiot brought in a ATV that wasn't running. Turned out that he used fishing line to replace a head gasket
I had a friend of a friend who wanted to come over and use my tire changer. I didn't know the guy at all, but turned out to be a completely ratted out 1st-gen SV650. When I went to go start taking the rear wheel off, I noticed... HAD NO AXLE NUT. Nothing but the tension of the chain binding the wheel into the swingarm keeping it together.
wh!plash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy