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Doh!!! moments
06-29-2011, 07:42 AM
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I thought this might be fun to share some moments that happen to most everyone. My most recent one was yesterday. I got home from riding my motorcycle around town, nothing intense or highly fatiguing mind you, and when I got home I forgot to take the key out of the bike and left it in the on position. Thankfully it was behind a locked gate. Well, I came out a few hours later to put the bike into the garage only to discover this. So I push the bike into the garage, hook the battery up to the charger and luckily this morning the battery was fully charged and the bike started back up. DOH!Big Grin

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06-29-2011, 03:38 PM
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RE: Doh!!! moments
Can I have your address... I mean, in case you should ever need rescuing or anything. =)

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06-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Post: #3
RE: Doh!!! moments
Sometimes I leave the fuel valve open, but leaving the key in??? Luckily I cant do that with my Harley.....although I would feel so sorry for any rat who tried to take my bike. They would have to deal with my wife, and that thought scares the hair off my back!

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06-29-2011, 06:42 PM
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RE: Doh!!! moments
Well, I can honestly say that this is a lesson well learned. I`m glad that my bike is EFI, I would hate having to constantly remember to shut off a fuel valve. I`m just glads that this lesson only cost me some electricity recharging the battery and nothing else. This was the first time I ever got out of the routine of yanking the key afterr I shut off the bike. I do know it will be the last...I doubt I will ever be that lucky twice.

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06-29-2011, 06:48 PM
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RE: Doh!!! moments
Well, there are advantages and disadvantages to EFI. The problem with that EFI thing is if I want to perform an upgrade, like exhaust....I have to have it completely retuned. The advantages though probably outweigh the disadvantages but ask me that when I have to break out my checkbook. I dont know about the Hondas or the BMW's, but the Harley EFI has to be retuned pretty often.

But - I still would rather have EFI.

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06-29-2011, 08:05 PM (This post was last modified: 06-29-2011 08:06 PM by Mufasa.)
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RE: Doh!!! moments
Boom - did you know that you can crank your scooter without the key?
(that's if you have the proximity key system)

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06-29-2011, 08:41 PM
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RE: Doh!!! moments
Yes....I do. GULP!

That key is really for the ignition lock and the fork lock....but I did see a guy crank his over once without his key faub. I am surprised more bikes arent stolen that way.

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06-29-2011, 08:41 PM
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Yes....I do. GULP!

That key is really for the ignition lock and the fork lock....but I did see a guy crank his over once without his key faub. I am surprised more bikes arent stolen that way.

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06-29-2011, 10:27 PM
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RE: Doh!!! moments
One time I was working on the walls and cabinets in the kitchen over the stove. I spread an old blanket over the stove (it was an electric range), to keep the dust and debris off of it while sanding the wall. After a while I started to smell something burning, and I glanced down and saw smoke rising up from under the blanket. Somehow a knob under the blanket got turned on and a burner was going. Ahhh! I grabbed the blanket and ran outside with it.

Doh!

Luckily nothing had really caught yet and only scorched the blanket a little bit. Still, not very smart on my part, I should have turned off the circuit breaker for the stove first.

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06-29-2011, 10:46 PM
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RE: Doh!!! moments
Why I shouldn't get dressed in the dark.....
At my previous job, I was at work a good 30 minutes before I noticed this:
   
Of course, I was soooo embarrassed that I had to show all my co-workers, take pics aaaaand post it on FB.

Silly grrrrrl.....

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