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dont rush.....
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:41:35 pm »
Im coming to the end of a XR650L rebuild the bike is 90 percent finished today I took her out to fire her up and bring her to temp for an oil change and while she was idling I decided to just get on for a quick spin around the garden she wasnt ready but it was just too tempting well got on hit first and crack!!!!! one of the front disk bolts hadnt been tightened after I refitted the disk its gone around hit the fork and snapped a chunk off the front wheel hub FUUUUUCKKK!!!!!!!!!! stupid dumbass mistake so close to the end going to cost propper money and time

so take my advice dont rush your project its ready when its ready temptation is a fucker

time for a beer......
 

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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 06:44:07 pm »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 07:27:21 pm »
Have it welded.
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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 08:11:38 pm »
It's times like this when it's okay for a grown man to cry  :'(  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 08:18:16 pm »
It's times like this when it's okay for a grown man to cry  :'(  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 08:20:10 pm »
Have it welded.

Na I have gone all out on this rebuild that will gnaw away at me I will replace it but maybe weld the old one up and keep it as a spare
 

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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 05:48:29 am »
That sucks big time..... :(

You're attitude is great though. Walk away and have a beer. Not much else you can do right now.....

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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 11:45:31 am »

I would have muttered "Gosh! Why Bless My Soul!"    Well not really, and it would have taken more than a beer to calm down.
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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 12:13:04 pm »

I would have muttered "Gosh! Why Bless My Soul!"    Well not really, and it would have taken more than a beer to calm down.

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 09:19:58 pm »
Haha yeah  well the modern version of that with a lot more four letter words......
 

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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 04:20:20 pm »
I would have wept openly and unashamedly while piling ash on my head .......or something like that  ??? ??? ???
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 07:15:30 pm »
I would have wept openly and unashamedly while piling ash on my head .......or something like that  ??? ??? ???

Well we all have our ways haha
 

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Re: dont rush.....
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 03:24:07 pm »

I learnt a very long time ago that if you are susceptible to uncontrolled rages, do not have a 750 gram ball-pein hammer within easy reach, as it could cause irreparable damage, but that was when I was young, impressionable and hasty.   
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