A big thank you to the guy who helped pick my bike off me this arvo.

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Smee, Dec 19, 2003.

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    Smee Guest

    Stupid me a bit happy with last day of work and a rather sumptuous
    luncheon packed the bike and took off as normal only to fall in a heap
    1/2 a metre later. (I forgot to remove the U lock from the front wheel.)
    The person who helped me lift my bike was a fellow rider and knew how
    embarrasing this can be.
    I am indebted to you kind sir.
    As for the bike, no damage apart from the u lock loosening the brake
    line resulting in some leakage of brake fluid.
    I retightened the nut and took it to southbank BMW where they kindly
    gave the caliper and front wheel a steam clean to remove the excess
    brake fluid.
    they examined the caliper and concluded there was no damage and by re
    tightening the nut attatching the hose to the caliper the leak had stopped.
    All i have to do now is to bleed the brakes so that I get any air out of
    the system.
    again a big thanks to the gentleman who helped.
    (outside the Williamstown RSL)
    Smee, Dec 19, 2003
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    atec77 Guest

    one pot to many ?.
    atec77, Dec 19, 2003
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    Biggus Guest

    Lucky, bloke in St George lent his VFR (no not me) to a mate who did
    the same, but the damage was $1500 worth
    Biggus, Dec 19, 2003
  4. Bloody light beer mate!
    Pisshead Pete, Dec 19, 2003
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    alx Guest

    If only I had a beer for every time I've read this happening...
    alx, Dec 19, 2003
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    I did it on the Trump and it cost me $500 plus a broken wrist!
    (I was two-up and the wheel got almost one full rotation of a quick
    Knobdoodle, Dec 19, 2003
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    Smee Guest

    I was told by the tyre fitters a few years ago to lock a u bolt as close
    as possible to the caliper so that the wheel does'nt get the full rotation.
    I reckonthe 50 cm I travelled were the shortest before going plonk.
    P.S they were light beers:p

    I rechecked the caliper this morning
    Everything is foine so I'm pretty happy now.
    Smee, Dec 20, 2003
  8. There there.
    Put it on the rear wheel and if you know you're going to have to
    reverse out of a spot, put it so you can only go a little way before
    it contacts. A sudden stop from the rear wheel is less violent than
    from the front. On my bike, the lock rubs on the swing-arm before it
    stops, so I can feel it rubbing and take the lock off.
    I've forgotten it about 5 times on the rear wheel and each time I
    could feel it and stopped before disaster struck. I've forgotten it
    twice on the front and each time has resulted in a severe nut crushing
    (didn't drop it though).
    allgoodnamestaken, Dec 20, 2003
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    smack Guest

    What a shithead
    smack, Dec 20, 2003
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    Jorgen Guest

    God, I love it. This had me spilling good quality VB over my keyboard!

    I wonder what this period of aus.motorcycles will look like to the
    un-initiated, searching through the archives.

    (If you're one of them: **** ya!)

    // having updated my www.roadangel.com.au unit with fresh GPS data, ready
    for the hume drive to sydney tomorrow. No of infringements vs. average speed
    will finally determine its value; driving known roads (Melbourne) is only so
    Jorgen, Dec 20, 2003
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    Dr.Shifty Guest

    If I send you my address will you send me enough for a slab of beer?

    Dr.Shifty, Dec 20, 2003
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    GB Guest

    **** you too!

    GB, Dec 20, 2003
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    Smee Guest

    you'll have to describe the situation:p

    Smee, Dec 20, 2003
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    "Rmmm, boom, eeek, ahhhg, crunch, whimper, ......ahhhhh"
    Knobdoodle, Dec 20, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    A complete tool on a poxy yellow bimmer tried to ride his bike but instead
    parked it on top of his dumb arse. :)

    '03 ZX12R
    '02 CBR1100XX
    Nev.., Dec 21, 2003
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    Smee Guest


    Smee, Dec 21, 2003
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    Johno Guest

    I gather from some of your postings that you are indeed a
    newbie to this n/g.

    For your sake - let's get one thing right.... VB IS NOT A GOOD QUALITY
    BEER. In fact, it has been compared to soldering flux or at the very
    least...does a good job on un-blocking drains.

    PS - Smee is really a shithead~
    PPS just in case harsh week still going - welcome to the n/g and get
    Johno, Dec 21, 2003
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    Dr.Shifty Guest

    Nev owes me half.

    Dr.Shifty, Dec 21, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    No worries... When I've finished drinking the slab I'll refill a dozen of the
    empties and send them your way :) You can share them with Damien :p

    '03 ZX12R
    '02 CBR1100XX
    Nev.., Dec 21, 2003
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    Dr.Shifty Guest

    Book it through a really expensive courier, then just send me the money instead.

    Anyway, Damien doesn't drink.
    Well, the Damien I was going to share it with doesn't.
    Dr.Shifty, Dec 22, 2003
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