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Mar. 17th, 2005

"Kiss me I'm Irish

I Love you

You're beautiful

I promise I'll call you

I'm not like other guys

I'm only attracted to your mind

You're the only one I think about"

The shirt I'm wearing today. I wear it other days than just St. Patrick's day, too, but everybody just think's I'm a pervert then..

I got a call back from the dealership, she told me that either living in Galveston or a retarded service tech had cross-threaded or permanently clogged and stuck my idle jet screw into the carb and it won't come out. It'll cost as much to drill it and replace the screw as to put in a new carb, because apparently they don't have screws by themselves.. And of course, my extended warranty doesn't cover replacing the entire carb. So looks like I'm paying for a new carb. I'm getting it rejetted like the old one, hope that doesn't cost too much..


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Mar. 17th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
one word.
Helicoil. Im sure you could do it, shit, you could even build up the material inside the hole and retap it. Is it aluminum? Cause I have fluxless rods (just need a propane torch, which I have) and a tap and die at the apt., but its metric. Dude, thats gotta be the biggest load of bullshti ever, you could even take the carb to a local machine shop and they can fix it up for less than the price of a brand new carb, thats for sure.
Mar. 17th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: one word.
I didn't touch the idle jet so I'm assuming that they're really not able to unjam it. You're prolly right about the cost. But I don't want to wait any longer than I have to about this carb, and I don't want to have to drive for two hours up there and get it until it's done. I told the service people I want the old carb when I pick up my bike, and I'll maybe rechase the thread myself. I'll keep the old carb in a bag for when I build a new bike myself, so it won't go to waste. I'm just fucking tired of dealing with this whole carb issue, I want to get it done and over and just stop having to make more trips to O'Reilly's than to the gas station.

This whole thing is getting me more and more eager to build a bike from the ground up so as to not fuck around with warranties or dealerships, as well as to know that all the bolts are going in straight and tight..
Mar. 17th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
Re: one word.
I hear ya on that. Its prolly a thinly veiled ploy to get you to buy a new carb. Bitches. I can honestly say that I have never had an idle screw jam to the point that you couldnt draw it back out... like never ever ever. Good idea keeping the old one. You can prolly rebuild it and ebay it to hedge your bet. If you really wanna build your own bike, may I suggest trying a scooter first. The mechanics are essentially the same, its great practice, and you can do it in your living room. Dude, if I had my way I would hover over the shoulder of every mechanic I use to make double sure he wasnt trying to fuck me.
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