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08-09-2010 10:25 PM
L2fish Its the old Davco company. Siemens bought them some years ago.
08-09-2010 08:07 PM
ravdaveed So, found out this morning that my throttle cable is actually broke, not just out of the throttle sleeve... So... Here she sits at the house until I can get a new cable to replace it... Be several more weeks before that is a possibility...

L2fish: Yeah, Thomasville. Where is the plant? I always know people looking for jobs... Maybe I can send them that way.
08-06-2010 10:18 PM
L2fish Thomasville huh. I work for Siemens in Massachusetts. We have a plant in Thomasville.
08-06-2010 10:14 PM
Originally Posted by slimvulcanrider View Post
Baldy.. after reading your post it reminds me of a similar get it home fix... only difference is... i wired the washer pump up continuous. also rigged up the fuel line to constantly feed the pump.
Yeah we thought of that the next day but in the dark, no flashlight, and no extra hose we did it the quick way.
08-06-2010 09:24 PM
slimvulcanrider Baldy.. after reading your post it reminds me of a similar get it home fix... only difference is... i wired the washer pump up continuous. also rigged up the fuel line to constantly feed the pump.
08-06-2010 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by GuyP View Post
FYI- I drove home one night with a busted throttle cable, using the idle adjuster knob to control my speed.
Kind of awkward but it got me there.
Years back when on a 4wheeling ride with some friends. My buddies truck quit and would not get fuel. Fuel pump crapped out. Luckily it was before fuel injection so it was carburated (I said years back). Sat there for a while wondering what to do. I asked if the windshield washer worked? My buddy with a bewildered look thought I was being silly but yes it works. So we drained the washer reservoir and put gas in it with the hose going into the carb held with wire ties . Got in hit the windshield washer a couple times and the truck fired right up. Drove 10 miles out of the woods just hitting the washer when it started to stumble and refilling the reservoir a few times.

I know it's not bike related but...Where there is a will there is a way.
08-06-2010 05:36 PM
centurynick wow. the first time i took my bike out ( it sat for 4 or so years) i drove too my buddies house with the bike in the bed of the truck , we took off on a "see what she will do " ride in case the engine or what not craped out i had the truck close . little did i know we ended up 100 miles away from his house lol and nothing happed to the bike , but still had the truck ready to go if my bike crapped out ..... least you got her home safe and sound !!!!
08-06-2010 02:44 PM
ravdaveed I finally got her home last night. My wife and I had some friends and their kids over for dinner and in the middle of the conversation found out they have a trailer. So, I got him to go with me to get the bike with the trailer, helped a lot. Now I know who to call for future incidents... Now I just have to get the stripped screws out and then some new screws to replace them...
08-05-2010 08:58 PM
wib714 if you own a bike, own a truck! I couldnt live without my truck. hauled the bike a few times, only once by choice. haul my boat quite a bit but a car could do that. a trailer is much easier to get a dead bike into and they do make a folding trailer if you do not have much room, sears use to carry them!
08-05-2010 08:31 PM
OlHossCanada I have had a truck for about 20 years now, and can`t imagine how I ever managed without one for so many years before that. I am thinking that when I finally get back on two wheels next season, that I am going to have to prepare my truck for someone to come rescue me in an emergency.

It is a toss up whether to take the topper shell off the truck for the summer, and use a ramp and tiedowns in the box, or get a small bike trailer that can be quickly hooked up when needed. I have seen some that don`t take up much storage space in a garage when they are stood up on the tailgate.

ravdaveed, a trailer might be something your m/c members could buy together and split the cost for self rescue.
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