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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:37 am 
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Everyone has a skill level (genuine and imagined), there are tasks I do, there are tasks I prefer to hand over to people with more knowledge than myself. Buells may not be the most complicated of beasts, but they do have a lot of little ways that you can ruin them through ignorance.

Once killed the same bike twice following a Haynes manual
XS 850 - Horizontally split bottom end, there was a sunken nut between the top and bottom cases that was hidden by dirt and not listed in the manual (bent both the cases with little wooden wedges trying to split them).
Same bike following a bottom end swap - followed manual guidance when stripping the head and ended up fitting one cam 180 degrees out (the manual was incorrect)- this actually killed the bike, ran out of money

, since then there is a a level I do not go beyond

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:51 am 
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Graeme1203 wrote:
Everyone has a skill level (genuine and imagined), there are tasks I do, there are tasks I prefer to hand over to people with more knowledge than myself. Buells may not be the most complicated of beasts, but they do have a lot of little ways that you can ruin them through ignorance.


I agree, but that doesn’t mean nobody else can fix anything on their bike, as Maz seems to think. I don’t understand why advice and technical know-how is given, but always ends with “you can’t do it properly unless Maz does it though”.

Maz, thank you for your advice and help, but no, I won’t be taking it to you, because 1) it will cost more than doing it locally, and 2) I just don’t want to go to Manchester twice. Yes there are other places that can fix a Buell, but I won’t name them because I sense a barrage of insults ready to be thrown at them no matter what I say.

I will let you know how it ends up with my bike, and at that point you will then be able to say either “yes you can do it yourself cheaper”, or “I fuckin told you so”.

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:28 pm 
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Take it there, hang around ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Take it there, hang around ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.


Not if the rotor has to be sent off to another company for a week.

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Take it there, hang around for a week ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.
Good luck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Take it there, hang around for a week ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.
Good luck with it.


Maz has a large selection of biscuits in his tin, so you wouldn't starve during the week lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Adam wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:
Take it there, hang around for a week ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.
Good luck with it.


Maz has a large selection of biscuits in his tin, so you wouldn't starve during the week lOl


Haha. Well I don’t think Maz would want me there anyway, and I wouldn’t want to hang around in mancheater for a week either. It’s all off and posted to the appropriate companies now anyway. :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:31 pm 
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I'm sure you're right about there being other places that can fix Buells correctly, but there's also 'well respected' HDB dealers who really don't have a clue. Last year, at a Buell event, I watched one of these people try to adjust a clutch in an entirely inappropriate way for his mate. I did start to offer some advice as he borrowed my tools, but he clearly wasn't interested in listening, so I let him carry on. Distinguishing between them is the tricky part.

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:47 pm 
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Adam wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:
Take it there, hang around for a week ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.
Good luck with it.


Maz has a large selection of biscuits in his tin, so you wouldn't starve during the week lOl


I never get offered a biscuit :sad1:


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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:08 pm 
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Adam wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:
Take it there, hang around for a week ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.
Good luck with it.


Maz has a large selection of biscuits in his tin, so you wouldn't starve during the week lOl


I never get offered a biscuit :sad1:


Come back down here, you can have another bacon sarney :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
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It’s all off and posted to the appropriate companies now anyway. :yup:

Excellent news :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Rotor nut PITA
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:40 pm 
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deepsix wrote:
Kiwi wrote:
Adam wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:
Take it there, hang around for a week ,and drive home. Watch him do it , have a cuppa etc etc.
Good luck with it.


Maz has a large selection of biscuits in his tin, so you wouldn't starve during the week lOl


I never get offered a biscuit :sad1:


Come back down here, you can have another bacon sarney :yup:


The best bacon sandwiches too! Mrs Deepsix spoils you... clocks forward in 26 days, see you soon Tone ;)


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