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06-25-2007 12:36 PM
fergy that's awesome! Not that it happened, but how you made do. Welcome to the "mad scientists club"! You are the president.
06-21-2007 05:54 AM
hyperbuzzin
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Originally Posted by Krawdad7 View Post
Gee Hyper heres your oportunity to make yourself a hand shifter..................
I did think of that. The girl working at the convienence store had a short broom handle that I thought about trying. I told her I'd take one more look around, and then I found it.

I've used vise grips before as a throttle, licence plate holder, headlight bracket and brake (or was it the clutch??) lever on the dirtbike. This was the first time I had to use them on the Vulcan to get rolling again.
06-21-2007 12:22 AM
Woody You da man!
06-20-2007 09:01 PM
Krawdad7 Gee Hyper heres your oportunity to make yourself a hand shifter..................
06-18-2007 03:06 AM
hyperbuzzin Here's what the quick fix looked like.....
06-17-2007 04:55 PM
hyperbuzzin Yep, vise grips are useful and handy to have!! I always have a set in my backpack when on the dirtbike. The ones I bought yesterday were for work, but the pair I used on the shift lever may just stay with the Vulcan now!

And what an unusual thing it was to have no feeling of the lever as I tried to shift outta first. Kinda like your mind is saying it's gotta be there, but your foot still isn't touching anything no matter how many times ya try!

Luckily it turned out to be an easy fix to get back on the road.
06-17-2007 04:01 PM
tankist wow!
06-17-2007 11:08 AM
claudio75 Vise grips are very useful... In France, we call them the third hand.
06-17-2007 10:08 AM
kanuck69 Well I'm always thinking of what could break on my bike. Now you've give 'n me one more thing to think about! lol
06-17-2007 01:30 AM
ryn6609 smart thinking macgyver. lol I can only hope I am half as resourcful as you. im checking that bolt before I ride tomarrow.
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