Those magnets on a stick. They're very handy, aren't they.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Mike Barnard, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Especially when, while adjusting the valve shims on the rear cylinder
    of the TLthou I drop a 10mm socket out of my oily fingers. And it
    finds it's way down, past the camshaft drive gear. Past the camchain.
    And lodges about eight inches down inside the camchain casing in the
    cylinder block! Thank **** it couldn't / didn't go further down and
    into the crankcase.

    A few hours of fretting that I was going to get a much bigger bill for
    parts than I ever expected and after visiting every DIY / motor store
    in the area I finally found one at a Halfords. For a fiver it was
    probably quite literally worth it's weight in gold!

    Gowon then, larf.

    Regards from Mike Barnard
    Suzuki TL1000S. Green. I is happy.
    Worthing, West Sussex.

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    Mike Barnard, Jul 23, 2004
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  2. I think a classsic car mag was giving these away not so long ago...
    Mr. Fantastic, Jul 23, 2004
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  3. Mike Barnard

    Muck Guest

    I made a magnet on a stick out of a broken RC plane control linkage
    tube, a fragment of a hard disk magnet and some cable ties. It helped me
    get to a metal dowel I'd dropped down and didn't cost a penny. :)
    Muck, Jul 23, 2004
  4. Mike Barnard

    Muck Guest

    Heh.. I'd have expected to be called a Pikey, or isn't that PC any more?
    Muck, Jul 23, 2004
  5. Mike Barnard

    SteveH Guest

    Smashed up car speaker magnet, garden cane and some string managed to
    fish the only set of keys I had for the Shite old Golf out of the drain.
    SteveH, Jul 23, 2004
  6. I bet you've dropped it inside an engine.
    The Older Gentleman, Jul 24, 2004
  7. Mike Barnard

    Muck Guest

    I made sure it was longer than the internal depth of the engine. The bit
    that fell off into the engine, turned out to be lodged behind an intake
    valve spring. This was after I'd taken the exhaust and sump off.
    Muck, Jul 24, 2004
  8. Mike Barnard

    SteveH Guest

    Heh... it's a classic, you know ;-)
    SteveH, Jul 24, 2004
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