Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tramp Lives

Yes folks, the Road Whore’s got a ride again. My advice? ‘Hide your livestock!’.

Had a great time helping a Brother save a butt-load of gas money. Plus, not many folks will let you do surgery on a ’08. They still take it to the dealer, and I still can’t figure out why. The above inner primary bearing is a example of why I will never take a bike to a dealer.

VD’s doing a movie so I’m not going to step on his dick. But this bearing pissed me off. Dealer installed around 10,000 miles ago. There were several things wrong with the installation of it, but this one just stood out like a erection at a nun convention. Most school-trained tech’s would pull the ring and press the bearing out. Bad move schoolboy. Us backyard boys inspect as we tear down. Look at every detail. Don’t clean or disassemble components until you get good look at stuff.

Right were that zip tie is sitting, is a oil-hole drilled through the snap-ring grove. The ears on that ring need to be on either side of the hole. The dumbass that installed it cut the life giving fluid to a drip. The poor bearing was starved to death. Bearing killer!!!


FLHX_Dave said...

You're killin' me bro! "Stands out like an erection at a nun convention?" bwhahahahahaha!!...I have the visual.

Thanks man! You can step on my dick anytime...I owe you a few after this. You saved me 700 clams! (Not like I had it anyway but still.)

Seriously...thanks. (I'm taking a knee right now...but not on both!)

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Imagine someone at the Stealer not paying attention when working on someone else's bike. Sounds like a trend in the Golden State.

At least VD found a great shop to get him on the road again.

mq01 said...

is said dealer going to get the audio or video version of medical exam and surgery ;) very glad and not surprised you two figured it out, at least its not a flhx thing, just a f'ed up dealer/tech thing... tramp must be feeling much better now!

WooleyBugger said...

I don't know why they call them shop mechanics. If the computer can't tell them whats wrong they are lost. And they rather replace a part instead of rebuilding a rebuildable part.

Is there going to be bikini clad babes in the film as your assistants? Like in Tool Time

FLHX_Dave said...

No Wooley...she is naked!

WooleyBugger said...

Then Hurry up with that film there Dave.