Originally Posted by Dianna
Elecmo and Mechmo, bad fellas to have hanging around in the garage when you are working on your bike! *L*
I have no problems admitting my 'Mechmo' related incident.
First time I rebuilt the top end of my XR dualsport, I mistakenly used the wrong marks to set the timing. When I tried to kickstart the bike I heard a near heart stopping metal to metal sound accompanied by the sudden stop of the kickstarter.
The exhaust valves (the more expensive of the intake or exhaust) made destructive contact with the piston
Luckily the piston was OK, but the valves needed replaced, again !
No Elecmo incidents on any of my vehicles, I learned how cautious ya need to be with electricity at a young age. Just wish my stator knew too !!
And Cindy, I too did extensive bicycle wrenching in my earlier years. Mostly with BMX type bikes and then some multi-speed bikes (3,5,10 & 18 speeds).
Used to hang out at a local bike shop just to get more info !! Then I had lost my drivers licence for about 12 years (No
drunk driving or accidents, mostly no insurance/registration and some speeding, then driving w/o a licence) But then I came to have bikes with motors and the pedals ended up being a thing of the past !!