September 16, 2010

wile e davidson

I had a Wile E Coyote moment yesterday when I kicked over my bike and the kicker gear never engaged - sending my leg down with full force to meet no resistance. I've heard of sportster knee before.. now I know what they're talking about. Been hobbling around ever since.

September 15, 2010

detroit rock city

Spent the evening working on my old german 4 wheeled POS .. it's been collecting dust in front of my place. The heater wont turn off, not much of a summer car so I didn't bother with it when the alternator died.. then sitting there for months it developed a new problem and wouldn't even fire up at all now, even with a fully charged battery .. starter motor just turning and turning with that horrible dry starter sound over and over and over and over. The nails on chalkboard irritation it creates on the back of your neck .. when you hear it go on for a second too long you want to pull the person out of the car and tell them to give it a gawddamn rest ok.. how about taking the bus today? Never liked working on cars with tons of sensors and crap all over the place that I have no idea what the purpose is for. Made my clackity old panhead seem pretty smart with no battery, a few wires and a magneto. Needless to say I had the car up on Craigslist halfway through the evening and had a dozen calls for it but then later I had the thing running and took the listing down. A 12 dollar relay sensor had failed and was keeping the fuel pump from turning on. Only a small victory.. I still have to take half the car apart to get to the alternator, and the entire dash assembly to fix the heater.. but it's getting colder out now.

September 14, 2010

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