really cheap thrills
August 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm #1878
When you’re installing new grips, somehow manage to bust the spring inside the handlebar that returns the throttle to idle position when you let off the gas. That way, when riding, the throttle won’t close unless you remember to turn your hand back toward you every time you shift.
Oh, and let your bike sit for a week after installing said grips so that you forgot you did until you go to make your first shift and the throttle stays open. Good times!
And so concludes my career as bike mechanic….August 11, 2008 at 7:24 pm #10300MattParticipant
I’m glad I’m not the only person who makes dumb mistakes when working on vehicles… My bicycle mechanic charges double if I try to fix my bike before bringing it to him
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”August 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm #10301BuddParticipant
Did you get the front tire up?
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 11, 2008 at 7:33 pm #10302
If you look in the dictionary under ‘damn hard to wheelie,’, there is a picture of my bike. You have to hit 4000 rpm in gear, engage the clutch, rev it to 6000 and dump the clutch.
Not that I know anything about that. But no, I shift fast enough that I didn’t get the front wheel up. Alhtough to passing cars it must have looked like that was my intention.August 11, 2008 at 9:24 pm #10315JimParticipant
LOL that will get the heart pumping, glad to hear you didn’t have any mishaps.August 12, 2008 at 5:47 am #10353AaronMerlotParticipant
I have heard of some old guys removing the spring intentionally! They call it a “suicide throttle”, for good reason hu?August 12, 2008 at 12:54 pm #10363BuddParticipant
Good thing you didn’t get the tire up or we would have had to call you a squid. ; )
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 12, 2008 at 2:59 pm #10374
I actually have way better throttle control without it. I thnk once I get used to it, I may keep it like that!
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