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Offline Gavin

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You can teach an old dog a new trick
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:17:35 am »
One of the things you will find under the seat of my 950 is Pratley Steel. I have used it on a number of occasions, fortunately never on my own bike . It is however a must have in your tool kit  !
On a dirt bike trip into Lesotho last weekend  while executing a spectacular maneuver half way up Baboons pass  who should put a hole in his side cover ?? and what does that Pratley steel help under the seat of the bike at home.
I sheepishly asked , “who has Pratley Steel for me”
Our route captain and master of odds and ends Peter says sure and tosses me this !!

 


To those of you who know that this has to be the best way in the world to carry Pratley Steel , Thanks for not telling me !!! and to the rest I hope you are as impressed as I was !
I really thought this was an absolutely brilliant little trail trick and thought it worthy of sharing with all you fellow riders.
A simple cheap contact lens case is hardy durable and by squeezing  a bit of each tube into its own compartment of the lens case you will never be caught without it or be caught with the contents of a tube having leaked out in your bum bag or tool kit .

       
 

Offline Varadero

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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 11:20:45 am »
Clever  :thumleft:
 

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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 11:33:06 am »
Nice tip thanks...  :thumleft:
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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 11:33:55 am »
hey, I 'see' the logic  :mwink:

corny I know
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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 12:34:29 pm »
hey, I 'see' the logic  :mwink:
corny I know

Clearly  :patch:
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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 12:38:28 pm »
I can see clearly now, the rain...............

Thanks Gavin, good one!
 

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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009, 12:42:58 pm »
clever but I don't envision myself using this
the little contact lens case might not contain enough glue to fix a serious hole
 

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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009, 12:57:37 pm »
hey, I 'see' the logic  :mwink:

cornea I know

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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009, 01:10:24 pm »
clever but I don't envision myself using this
the little contact lens case might not contain enough glue to fix a serious hole
With clear vision you should have been able to miss whatever it was that caused the hole in the 1st place  >:D  and a if the hole is that serious it aint gonna get fixed with Pratleys Steel alone me thinks.   :peepwall:
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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009, 01:41:40 pm »
Don't do this if you or your partner uses contact lenses :o
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Re: You can teach an old dog a new trick
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2009, 02:01:43 pm »
Don't do this if you or your partner uses contact lenses :o
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fixed a hole the size of a cell phone in a mates 1200 once - just pieced the peices together and filled in the fissing bits - Took almost a whole tude (ie 2 tubes) of the stuff, and worked like a charm -
Ur idea is good tho - better some than none!!
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