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Re: Another project!

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that would piss me off!
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Whiskerfish wrote:that would piss me off!
normally it would have but I couldn't believe I didn't see it before I put the bolt in.. :oops:
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Re: Another project!

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It's bad enough when you muck it up yourself, but getting a defective new part is just plain insult to injury.
Between my ineptness as a mechanic and defective parts pretty much describes my luck.
Good on you for taking care of your son.
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77Gowing wrote:It's bad enough when you muck it up yourself, but getting a defective new part is just plain insult to injury.
Between my ineptness as a mechanic and defective parts pretty much describes my luck.
Good on you for taking care of your son.
It isn't the first bad part that has bit me in the butt..won't be the last.
thanks. He is a great young man and he earned it. His sister and he are my reason for being..
We didn't have a lot growing up and my dad worked hard for everything we did have.
To be able to do this for my son was really cool and I'm very fortunate to be able to. It may be a 10 year old car..but it's his now.
I remember the feeling I got when I licensed and insured my first car..the sense of freedom, responsibility and to know it was yours..
What he doesn't know yet is..his education in car maintenance is about to start. :mrgreen:
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1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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Re: Another project!

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so I've been snooping around under the hood making a list of things we are going to replace..or at least check..
I pulled the plastic engine shroud off to see what was under there..specifically I was going to pull a plug and take a look.
If you stand on your left foot, tilt your head to the right and slightly forward and squint..you can almost see the second plug. :shock:
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)
2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
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Re: Another project!

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Little update on this project..which is why I haven't got much done to the wing.
Got the car licensed, insured and we began the maintenance..
Changing the plugs involves removing the top half of the intake manifold so we left that for another day.
He starts his summer job the day after he finished school so I wanted him to get some seat time before then.
So we changed the oil and went for a drive.
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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Re: Another project!

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Beginning the spark plug and wire change. Went without a hitch.
He's been driving the car for almost 2 weeks now with no issues except the engine light came on..it's an O2 sensor.
Looks like he will be crawling under the car again. :mrgreen:
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1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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