Am I a mentally retard ?????

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Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by moto al » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:32 pm

Hi lads today I spent my day in the garage ,drying my tent cleaning all my camping gear after 3 weeks away in the Scottish highlands.no prob there . Next I spend hours cleaning my Moto ,now my prob ,I end up under the engine cleaning the it with an old tooth brush. Hae lads do I have to seek therapy???? help please Al :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by Dutchgit » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:36 pm

Get a hobby Al :laugh:
It'll end in tears I tells ya.

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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by macvisual » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:36 pm

No your not nutt's, this is quite normal behaviour.........as I do that also....!
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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:49 pm

I wont laugh, I promise.

Why?

Many years ago an old hand at bikes described to me what a toothbrush clean was really about.

It wasn't about cleaning the bike, although that was usually the end result. It was about the close up inspection of everything on the bike, a chance to check for cracks, leaks, loose fixings, etc etc etc.

Last year I was doing exactly that, having replaced a front tyre, head bearings, redone brakes etc etc. Then gone to France. A month later doing this same toothbrush clean I found one of the front axle bolts out about 6mm. These had been checked and rechecked and found to be good. But finding it backed out like that really emphasised the fact that on occasion you should make a very thorough examination and what better way to do it.
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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by daytona-supersport » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:52 pm

Nice to know that some people clean the under side as well as the top side of their bikes. This is normal behaviour. Using a tooth brush? Hmmm.

Are you a retard? Sorry not qualified to give a definitive answer on this. Anything is possible. :laugh:

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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by Nigel » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:55 pm

macvisual wrote:No your not nutt's, this is quite normal behaviour.........as I do that also....!
Perfectly normal behaviour (thumbs)

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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by GB » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:03 pm

Sorry Al,retard, just ride it through a ford or river, works for me
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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by moto al » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:05 pm

macvisual wrote:No your not nutt's, this is quite normal behaviour.........as I do that also....!
Ps a wee question .do you use a soft or hard brush.?
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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by picos mestizo » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:06 pm

Dear Al,
Depends how you're doing it.
Come round & I'll check you out in my consultation garage.
Regards
Dr Gunk.
P.S. Bring the tooth brush.
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Re: Am I a mentally retard ?????

Post by moto al » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:12 pm

picos mestizo wrote:Dear Al,
Depends how you're doing it.
Come round & I'll check you out in my consultation garage.
Regards
Dr Gunk.
P.S. Bring the tooth brush.
No after a large glass of wine .i decided I'm suffering a serious case of MID Summer madness (thumbs) AL merry Xmas :woohoo:
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