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WOAH! Near miss in the garage today

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jchesshyre
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WOAH! Near miss in the garage today

Post by jchesshyre on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 5:44 pm

Checked my carb synch during my lunch break today (it's overdue). As I was putting the little threaded brass stub for the fuel tap vacuum hose back in I thought 'right I musn't over-tighten this' and right then the whole thing sheared off and dropped down under the starter motor, leaving the threaded portion in the inlet stub. 

I thought I was in for the mother of all ball-aches, but I sorted it in two minutes.  

Firstly, I couldn't think how in hell I'd get the bit out of the inlet stub as it had sheared totally flush with or in fact slightly below the outer surface. But I stuck one jaw of some needle nose pliers in and it undid without a hitch. 

Secondly, there's no way you could ride without that stub...or is there? You could screw a small screw into the inlet stub to block it off and draw a vacuum on the hose and put a clip across it. Sorted, just need to wait to order and receive a new brass thingy. 

Then I remembered I have one sitting in my old retired CB carcass. Whipped this out and connected everything back up. 

Someone was looking down on me today...

What is it with brass bits turning to dust on my bike? One of my pilot mixture screws did this recently. Is it just age do you think, or might there be something in the air round here that corrodes brass or catalyses its oxidation? I've never seen brass deteriorate like that before.
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Beresford
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Re: WOAH! Near miss in the garage today

Post by Beresford on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 9:36 pm

@jchesshyre wrote: or might there be something in the air round here that corrodes brass or catalyses its oxidation?
Do you eat a lot of beans ?
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Re: WOAH! Near miss in the garage today

Post by jchesshyre on Mon 01 Feb 2016, 9:42 pm

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Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 1:30 pm

Brass is pretty soft, so it's easy to break and wears easily (which is why keys are (should be) made of brass), so your bean consumption might not be entirely to blame Smile
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Post by skyrider on Tue 02 Feb 2016, 8:29 pm

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Post by teamster1975 on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 9:16 am

Visions of Blazing Saddles!
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Post by wornsprokets on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 10:03 am

One funnest part  that film, the guy knocking out horse. And guy falling off the chair when he sees the new sheriff
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Post by skyrider on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 8:20 pm

yep a brilliant film a re run is over due Laughing
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Post by Beresford on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 9:22 pm

The biker version
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Post by skyrider on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:20 pm

the purple helmets, i saw them in the iom mgp week last year

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