Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:44 pm

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:44 pm linkquote
Y'all need to make that mistake with a non-international-oriented vendor. I've done that with RBO now, and it makes me realize how much I appreciate SIP. Forty-two euro minimum charge for a postal shipment with a monthlong wait is a bit of an extra gutpunch.

Now for my -ism:

When looking back through disassembly photos, you'll find that the assembly you need a picture of the most is the one you forgot to take a picture of.
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:10 pm

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:10 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Or, my personal specialty, the stage where you're placing the *next* order for a $2 part before the *last* $2 part has even arrived.
right before the: I'm just gonna put in a small order for a few things... that turns into a $200 order of nonsense.
Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:18 pm

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:18 pm linkquote
az_slynch wrote:
When looking back through disassembly photos, you'll find that the assembly you need a picture of the most is the one you forgot to take a picture of.
And no matter how many pictures you take, it still happens. And if you happen to have a picture, it'll be from an angle that hides the area you need to see.
greasy125 wrote:
right before the: I'm just gonna put in a small order for a few things... that turns into a $200 order of nonsense.
That, too, which is how $206 worth of parts turns into $250 with shipping and four boxes worth of Spousal Disapproval.
Fri Feb 25, 2022 5:56 pm

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 5:56 pm linkquote
Or you will take a picture of something that's not right, like a piston pin retaining ring, fix it, but not take a picture of it fixed, put the engine together, find the not right picture and wonder whether you fixed it...8 of them for a 4 cylinder engine...ugh.
Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:00 pm

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:00 pm linkquote
Yes! The order thing. Every freakin' time. $200 for a handful of weirdo widgets and the extras bullshit you buy to meet the shipping minimum or because it feels bad to pay shipping that cost more than the part. Better to throw more shit in the box and make it count.
Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:10 pm

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Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:10 pm linkquote
That's how I wound up with a SIP Road 3 on my P200 motor when all I needed were some legshield badge rivits.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:53 am

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:53 am linkquote
When you need a slotted screwdriver urgently, blindly reach into your toolbox and out will come a Phillips 90% of the time -- and vise versa.
This is science.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:09 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:09 pm linkquote
Ray8 wrote:
When you need a slotted screwdriver urgently, blindly reach into your toolbox and out will come a Phillips 90% of the time -- and vise versa.
This is science.
No matter how many of a given wrench or socket size you have, it's not enough.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:42 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:42 pm linkquote
I have bought more 13mm, 7mm, and 11mm wrenches than I can count. Where are they now?Suspect they are off partying with all the single socks.
Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:52 pm

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Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:52 pm linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
I have bought more 13mm, 7mm, and 11mm wrenches than I can count. Where are they now?Suspect they are off partying with all the single socks.
And don't even get me started on the 11 and 13mm sockets...

Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:18 am

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:18 am linkquote
Preventative maintenance is nothing more than invitation for Murphy to dig deeper into the "what could possibly go wrong" bag.
Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:15 pm

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:15 pm linkquote
preventative maintenance: where Saturdays go to die, and with enough beer and willpower turn small inconsequential jobs into huge undertakings.
Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:30 pm

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:30 pm linkquote
preventive maintenance -

a. Add air before tire is completely flat
b. Add oil if site glass is empty
c. turn to reserve fast enough so the engine doesn't completely die while riding

More protips anytime... just ask.

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:55 pm

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:55 pm linkquote
If it doesn't leak, add oil
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:53 pm

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Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:53 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
preventative maintenance: where Saturdays go to die, and with enough beer and willpower turn small inconsequential jobs into huge undertakings.
This is the way
Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:01 am

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Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:01 am linkquote
67GT125 wrote:
If it doesn't leak, add oil
It's not leaking, it's just marking its territory.
Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:54 pm

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Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:54 pm linkquote
If your spouse doesn't roll his/her eyes frequently at your invisible but ADT-worthy* protective garage bubble around your beloved Vespa, you're just not caring enuff….


*think moat with crocodiles
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:43 pm

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Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:43 pm linkquote
^^

HA!

the war department walked into the shop the other day and was all: oh wow! it's sooo clean! wait... wait... (looks around) where are you hiding the stuff and why is it so clean?? hmmm....

and then suspiciously eyed me for hours afterward...
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:29 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:29 am linkquote
Kimono32 wrote:
If your spouse doesn't roll his/her eyes frequently at your invisible but ADT-worthy* protective garage bubble around your beloved Vespa, you're just not caring enuff….


*think moat with crocodiles
My fiancé and I are planning to move in together in the fall and she has already made a No engine parts in the house rule. At her place, there is sewing stuff, fabric and books all over. My engine parts are cleaner than the dishes by the time they make it into the house and always packed neatly in bins. If a part should end up on the dining room table, it's pristine and on a paper towel, usually being measured with a micrometer which is even cleaner...But it's an engine part...
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:35 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:35 am linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
My fiancé and I are planning to move in together in the fall and she has already made a No engine parts in the house rule.
Dump her. She's no good for you.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:21 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:21 am linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
My fiancé and I are planning to move in together in the fall and she has already made a No engine parts in the house rule.
Looks like you're going to need a serious garage then - heat, water, etc.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:33 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:33 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Dump her. She's no good for you.
Gotta be honest...these are the moments I enjoy living san's S.O. Rebuild the engine on the living room rug-no problem, repaint the frame in the den - absolutely, degrease the motor in the bathtub - have at it, test run laps around the living room-allday long, spare bathroom full of scooter project storage - you betcha, scent of 2stroke oil, gas, and grease - better than the summer breeze glade plugins. Although, when I get lonely I just go hug a scooter, or my dog-which gets weird Oh well, time to go bath in Motul and roll around on the floor. Carry on
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:46 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:46 am linkquote
I'm de facto single through the summer this year, because my wife is working in Chicago while I'm down in Nashville. It gets a little lonely, but mostly I just use the extra time for more projects, hence my ability to do nothing but do work and post project reports all weekend lately.

I wouldn't want to do it all the time, but it's definitely fun for a while.

And in all seriousness, John was onto something...negotiate for a work space up front, especially if the old one was the now-off limits kitchen counter. Even if you can't execute on the plan right away, get the agreement in principle.

And GL, be careful going all Liger with the dog.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:50 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:50 am linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
And GL, be careful going all Liger with the dog.
Believe it or Not, there are a few lines I wont cross. Not many, but a few
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:57 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:57 am linkquote
My NSMism - "The Grass is ALWAYS Greener".

I want a custom painted Orange scooter
I want an original painted scooter

This sucks, crap in my gear oil. Now I gotta figure out where it came from.
This is great, I get to figure out where this stuff came from in the gear oil. Glad I caught it in time.

You find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife...
This is not my beautiful house, this is not my beautiful wife (Talking Heads)

My Allstate is sweet
Look at that GL!

You get the drift....

I got a buddy that's never been married - perpetual playboy. We talked about the pros and cons of each others lives....

Don't ever wish to walk a mile in another mans shoes, cause you might just get it!

OK, gotta back off on the coffee and pastries this morning!
Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:13 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:13 am linkquote
qascooter wrote:
My NSMism - "The Grass is ALWAYS Greener".

Don't ever wish to walk a mile in another mans shoes, cause you might just get it!
WELL SAID, and very very true - I like my grass, even tho alot of it is brown and dead and full of weed's; this grass is mine. I also have great appreciation for the care and effort it takes to keep a well tended, well groomed lawn. My strengths... lie more in growing huge weed's than tending grass... I guess thats why I'm here with just me and the Hound. I suppose I could hire someone ... eh ... I'll leave the green grass to the proper gents.

I'm also very skilled at fitting my own boot in my own mouth

and now Ladies and Gents, back to our regularly scheduled program.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:58 am

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:58 am linkquote
Lol, we are looking for a house and yes, it will have to have a garage and a basement. I need a garage more than I need a house.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:03 pm

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 2:03 pm linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
Lol, we are looking for a house and yes, it will have to have a garage and a basement. I need a garage more than I need a house.
25 - 26 years ago when we were looking for a place (the one we now live in) we told the real estate agent we wanted 3 car garaging with sunny aspect, preferably with a house attached. Didn't get shown ANY houses with garages, we found this one ourselves and the agent got all grumpy because she had to share her commission (for doing nothing). I hate the real estate "game". They have it on the market for X, offer them X - $100k. Why? We don't go to the supermarket and bargain. If the house and land is worth $1mil then advertise it at that and no negotiation. I know, I am in the minority on that.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:20 pm

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:20 pm linkquote
pigletpilot wrote:
25 - 26 years ago when we were looking for a place (the one we now live in) we told the real estate agent we wanted 3 car garaging with sunny aspect, preferably with a house attached. Didn't get shown ANY houses with garages, we found this one ourselves and the agent got all grumpy because she had to share her commission (for doing nothing). I hate the real estate "game". They have it on the market for X, offer them X - $100k. Why? We don't go to the supermarket and bargain. If the house and land is worth $1mil then advertise it at that and no negotiation. I know, I am in the minority on that.
You got a terrible agent, mine had to have laughed, I told him I wanted a lot big enough I couldn't stand on the front porch and pee on neighbors house.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:08 pm

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 6:08 pm linkquote
orwell, stake your claim and declare your sovereign airspace early on.
Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:32 pm

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Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:32 pm linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
orwell, stake your claim and declare your sovereign airspace early on.
Yes! Already done. I explained about the sewing stuff all over vs clean engine parts in bins. This pales in comparison to the conversation about taking off for a 600 mile round trip in the bus to retrieve 2 scooters. I did not ask for permission nor forgiveness and both conversations ended up in a very good place. That has always been and shall forever be me. In some form or another. You can't have the philosopher king without embracing the gear head too. It's also the reason I can fix the sewing machine and serger and know how to use them. She gets it.
Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:17 pm

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Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:17 pm linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
You got a terrible agent, mine had to have laughed, I told him I wanted a lot big enough I couldn't stand on the front porch and pee on neighbors house.
Tell me about it! Although the New Zealand market does operate by the seller putting a price on their pride and joy after Real Estate companies have "advised" them, then potential buyers come with agents or through Open Homes and look and then try to beat the price down. I hate it!!! 😡
The worst thing about that agent was that she was a "friend". But not for long. Her drivers didn't fit with our way of looking at life. Her husband remains a friend.
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:12 am

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Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:12 am linkquote
if you've worked on a lot of old scooters and you have the thinking along the lines of "nothing surprises me anymore" then you haven't worked on enough old scooters.
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:12 am

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Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:12 am linkquote
you will bleed.
Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:07 am

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Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:07 am linkquote
Any vintage vehicle will occupy at least 10x more physical space once disassembled.

Any vintage vehicle will accumulate no less than 3/4 of its total weight in spare parts, new parts and broken original parts that are saved to help determine why the new ones don't fit.
Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:17 am

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Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:17 am linkquote
orwell84 wrote:
Any vintage vehicle will occupy at least 10x more physical space once disassembled.

Any vintage vehicle will accumulate no less than 3/4 of its total weight in spare parts, new parts and broken original parts that are saved to help determine why the new ones don't fit.
ah. precisely the arguments I was looking for as to why my shop always looks like a fucking tornado hit it and that I can't find a damn thing. much obliged.
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Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:47 am linkquote
greasy125 wrote:
if you've worked on a lot of old scooters and you have the thinking along the lines of "nothing surprises me anymore" then you haven't worked on enough old scooters.
I am sure to be the cause of someone's "WTF?" in the future. (And... it amuses me.)
george19 wrote:
Any vintage vehicle will occupy at least 10x more physical space once disassembled.

Any vintage vehicle will accumulate no less than 3/4 of its total weight in spare parts, new parts and broken original parts that are saved to help determine why the new ones don't fit.
^^^
Hahahaha. Yes, yes. This.
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Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:25 am linkquote
Seen elsewhere on SM... couldn't help but think it should have been titled "Understanding Chandlerman."



Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:37 am

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Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:37 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
Seen elsewhere on SM... couldn't help but think it should have been titled "Understanding Chandlerman."
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:23 am

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Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:23 am linkquote
"connection to the controls unstable"
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