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Old 12-27-2022, 10:25 PM
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Doc, you're no fun, I wanted to see what he did first...
Man, I can only take it for so long.

They hired a "kid" from MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) to work at our dealership. I gave him the benefit of the doubt but I was still keeping an eye on him. They gave him a Ninja 250 to work on (250cc twin cylinder) that wouldn't run right.

He starts it up, runs on the choke but stalls as soon as he takes the choke off.

So he starts it up again, tries the Tijuana rev tune on it for about 20 seconds, lets it return to idle and it stalls.

He tries it again, this time revving it higher and longer, lets it return to idle and it stalls.

He proceeds to repeat this for the next 30 minutes. Same result, won't idle.

I finally have enough, so I throw a box at his head to get his attention. He's lucky that I liked him because the box was empty.

I ask him WTF are you doing? He says "it won't idle".

I tell him, it needs a carb overhaul. It needed one when he started it 30 minutes ago, it needs one now and it will need one tomorrow. It will still need one next week.

So QUIT wasting time, take the work order over to the service manager and tell him "this vehicle needs a carb overhaul".

This guy was so slow you could clock him with a calendar. I told the owners to put him on straight commission to speed him up a little. He made $149 for 80 hours at work. This was back in the early 2000s. I told him he should get a job at Taco Bell, he would have made more money.

Needless to say, he didn't last long. Nice kid, just didn't have the aptitude for the job.
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Old 12-27-2022, 11:25 PM
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Metal shards to my chest?
Not a chance, you're not that strong. But you will likely get the race cocked in
there and fuck up the bore. On a 20 hyd. press you would crack the casting.
But no shrapnel...
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Old 12-27-2022, 11:27 PM
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This guy was so slow you could clock him with a calendar.
That is good, had me laughing... I am going to use it.
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Old 12-28-2022, 01:47 PM
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That is good, had me laughing... I am going to use it.
Part 2 of that is "the seasons move faster"
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Not a chance, you're not that strong. But you will likely get the race cocked in
there and fuck up the bore. On a 20 hyd. press you would crack the casting.
But no shrapnel...
If you are going to press it, I always start by tapping it in with a brass hammer, til it is straight and square, then push it in.
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Old 12-28-2022, 06:55 PM
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Part 2 of that is "the seasons move faster"
My old Chief on my ship used to say, "Sometime this fiscal year."
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