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Old 12-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Excellent tale, reinds me of the time we ripped through a cam on buddies 5.3, and at 5am, tried to start it....

and it wouldn't start. not even a goddamn pucker. we're all thinking "oh shit, timing timing timing!"

and for 20 minutes, we checked n rechecked everything...until the guy who was helping us (drunker than all hell) said "hey guys.....there's these blue wires on the bench....

No fuckin plug wires.
You know, looking back at some mistakes I've made working on stuff, it's humorous NOW..... At the time, wanting to finish the project, it was as funny as it is now. Haha
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Alright, just filled up again.

Got 8.5km/l (27mpg)

Whatever, I'm just glad I'm riding this bike again
And I thought my XJR1300 was a gas guzzler, yesterday she averaged 13km/lt and it involved felony speeds.
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And I thought my XJR1300 was a gas guzzler, yesterday she averaged 13km/lt and it involved felony speeds.
Well, to be honest...my rides usually involve felony speeds too But still, I'm amazed. Although I need to make measure more fill-ups to have a more serious average.

The Predator, isn't that the most amazing mix of feeling great because it was something so simple, and so stupid because it was something so simple?
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LOVED the story!! This is why I keep my ancient (1999) ZX6R, I bought it new and have always wrenched it myself for the most part....I know every inch of the bike and that's why I keep it!!! I bought service manuals for the VFR and Guzzi but I'm not quite as comfortable on them yet
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LOVED the story!! This is why I keep my ancient (1999) ZX6R, I bought it new and have always wrenched it myself for the most part....I know every inch of the bike and that's why I keep it!!! I bought service manuals for the VFR and Guzzi but I'm not quite as comfortable on them yet
I hope you can keep it running It sure must feel good.
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Well, to be honest...my rides usually involve felony speeds too But still, I'm amazed. Although I need to make measure more fill-ups to have a more serious average.

The Predator, isn't that the most amazing mix of feeling great because it was something so simple, and so stupid because it was something so simple?
eh, as always, your mileage may vary. some mahines just don't do as well as others.
It was a feeling of relief is what it was. plug wires take about 30 seconds on that motor (you cannot fuck them up) and it started right up once they were on. it was. . .shit. . .nearly 7am, 2 of the 3 of us were sobered after we started this job completely unfucked, and the drunk guy had busted off an exhaust stud already. . .

yeah. it was relief.
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Alrighttttt!!!!!

I'm getting around 14 km/l as of now, with everything fixed. It seems I was losing a fair amount of fuel through that "little" leak

That's about 30 mpg. Pretty decent, I think.
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