Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bundy / Australia
I have a couple and I'm not afraid to admit it.
I was rebuilding an xr400 for a mate and one of the parts turned up wrong. He was upset that he couldn't ride it on that weekend. I felt sorry for him and said he could take my old xr500. (Wasn't going to lend him the good bike)
The following weekend his bike was ready, he wanted me to go out for a ride, so I said I will bring it around and I will just ride the old 5 for the day.
Turned up to his place and my xr500 was filthy, I took the air cleaner off to clean it and he said to be careful as the young one liked to put small objects in exposed holes, so I shoved a bit of rag in while I was cleaning it.
Put it all back together and went out to the riding place. Kick started the old 5, she fired first hit but was running like a dog. Hmmm strange the 5 always runs good. So replaced the spark plug, still running like a dog. I started to get heated then as I was thinking my mate has f*cked my bike. Removed the airfilter, drain the carb, ect and Still running like a dog. While I was doing all this he was off riding. He came back from doing a loop and I was obviously extra heated and started into him about my bike as he was the last that rode it.
I then started pulling the bike apart as I was going to strip the carby and check it out. Removed the carby and guess what was stuck behind the reed valve.... the stinking rag. I was incredibly apologetic to my mate, bought him lunch and a beer. I suppose I have to be thankful the 82 xr500 had a reed valve otherwise the rag would of been wrapped around a valve.
Sad thing with this story is I wasn't learning to fix bikes Auggie. I was a fully qualified mechanic by that stage!!!
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