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Offline PeWe

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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2019, 11:41:33 pm »
Feels silly to not be able to finalize a build due to missing small parts.

Boy, do I ever know THAT feeling!
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I'm sure you have stacked up with parts when finding them for a good price before you really need them ;)
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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2019, 02:09:42 am »
Or if he's like the rest of us, stock up on parts you have no earthly need of but just in case.....

You should see the collection of headlights I"ve bought ' just in case '
When I got the zzr off Terry the first thing Mrs spotty asked was if I was going to change the headlight and indicators for something that didn't work properly....she knows me so well
And then she wouldn't believe I was going to leave it stock ( til she's not looking anyway)
It seems I've kicked the Honda habit again...anyone mind if I stick around ?

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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2019, 04:26:26 am »
Riding season is rather short here so waiting for a part for 2 weeks is wasted riding time
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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2019, 08:43:26 am »
But it is a great, albeit petty, feeling when that junk you've been hanging on to for years is needed and thus providing you an "I told you so" moment to the folks who want that "junk" tossed.  (Seeds of a hoarder?)

Or if he's like the rest of us, stock up on parts you have no earthly need of but just in case.....

You should see the collection of headlights I"ve bought ' just in case '
When I got the zzr off Terry the first thing Mrs spotty asked was if I was going to change the headlight and indicators for something that didn't work properly....she knows me so well
And then she wouldn't believe I was going to leave it stock ( til she's not looking anyway)
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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2019, 11:50:40 am »
The black hole in my garage seems to emanate from all the little speckles I thought would look sooo...cool... when I painted the floor. Drop a screw or clip on that floor and it's gone for ever. I have spent HOURS crawling around, flashlight in hand, looking for unobtainium.

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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2019, 12:36:06 pm »
 I looked for the cell phone that was playing the music I was listening to. I scare myself some times.
No matter how many times you paint over a shadow, it's still there.

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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2020, 05:10:05 am »
 A few weeks ago I was doing the top end on a 550. I had all 6 rubber pucks in my hand. As I walked around my bike lift/work table, I dropped one. I SAW it hit the floor jack that is used to raise and lower the lift.
 Pulled out the jack, flipped it over, raised it, lowered it....no puck. Looked under the table, all around the garage....no puck. Luckily. I had some extras.

 Yesterday, I took down the lift for storage (it stores on its side). Completely cleared and swept that area of the garage. Flipped the table up sideways.  Rolled it against the wall for storage. Moved the jack and wheel chock.
 No puck anywhere.  It's just gone. Disappeared.

 We've been doing some deep cleaning and have swept and vacuumed the garage. Cleaned the windows,  removed cobwebs,  thrown out junk. No puck. Or the wrist pin clip that went flying away 5 years ago.

 Black hole, I tell ya.
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Re: Anyone else have a black hole in their garage?
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2020, 03:40:38 pm »
 On a similar note, I was cutting sheet metal off my rusty car with a 6" cut off wheel and there was a plastic bag with a few rags in the trunk. I didn't want to set them on fire so I tossed them toward a milk crate/chair nearby. Instead, it hit the full size drag race practice tree and it toppled over breaking 6 of the 8 staging bulbs and at least 4 of the sockets.  A freaking bag of about 6 rags, can't weigh a pound. 
  Jeez. 
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