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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Shoulda just stayed in the house this morning.....

Today was the day for the 10,000mi service and a couple other things on my '11 RGU. Headed out to the shop about 8:30 ready to knock it out. Sooon realized I should have just stayed in the house.

1. On ambulance call and can't hear the pager while riding so I'll just warm it up in the shop for a bit......start it up, walk into the back room to do some cleaning up and a couple minutes later hear a crash and the bike dies???WTF??
Walk around the corner and there's the bike laying on it's right side!! F%^&**K!!!
The bike is lowered with a modified jiffy stand but it's still a bit unstable with the forks turned to the right, which is apparently the way I had left it, and it simply vibrated it's way over onto it's side!!

Damnitt!!!, NEVER have I done that before. There appears to be no damage which is fortunate because it was very close to alot of equipment agains the wall.

2. Up on the lift, drained all the oil, refilled the primary case, walked around to the other side to fill the trans, standing there waiting for the last drips out of the bottle, looked down at the lift and thought "what's that d-r-a-i-n p-l-u F%^^&**(K!!!!" I just poured a full quart of Amsoil 85-140 in the top of the trans and right into the drain pan!!!!

Damnitt!!! NEVER have I done that before. Have now, and gotta stop on the way to work to pick up another quart of oil.

Did manage to get the engine oil and filter changed without further incident.

3. Went to take the air filter off of the Ness Big Sucker and promptly stripped the hex out of one of the stainless button heads holding the filter on.....
Damnitt!!! HAVE done that before but it's a pain in the ass, had to drill the head off the bolt, got that done, but not until after I had to sharpen the drill bit.

Off to work in a bit, that should go well..........

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I had one of those days a week ago... Sorry to hear that..


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I'm sorry to hear about the bike falling over, but I'm not gonna lie, the trans fluid incident is funny as hell. I haven't done it with the bike, but I have done it with a car or two along the way. Hope it gets better for you.


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I would claim the EXTRA quart of trans fluid was to healp flush out the nooks and crannies to be more thruogh. Glad to hear there was no damage in the attemt to completely drain other fluids. When the day starts bad it only gets better!! Good Luck!
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Yep having one of those days today too. It's asshole day here at work and I didn't get the memo!

I hope both our days get better...


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... but I'm not gonna lie, the trans fluid incident is funny as hell.
I'll go along with that...

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That's why the drain pan stays under the bike and car until everything is done. . Been there, done that too.
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Man it sounds like your related to me because if it can go wrong it usually does when I come in the house at night after working on something my wife doesn't say hi she says what did you do now she thinks its so funny that the older I get the more dumb shit I seem to do. Good luck I hope it gets better for you


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In 2010 just before leaving for Pa , I was changing motor oil in the 08 RG , drained the oil , got distracted by someone stopping by for a moment , and promptly dumped four clean quarts into the drain pan on top of the dirty oil

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I do believe I would be modifying a better side stand to start with. That along would have gave me a heartattack. Hope your week gets better.


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