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Old 01-10-2018, 01:50 PM
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Anything worth doing is worth doing twice, at least for me sometimes. I'm all in for doing your own wrenching, but I have to be fair and admit when things doing always go as planned.

There's been a few projects on my bike that I had to go back and redo a second time because I wasn't happy with it, and most recently it was the fuel filter. I installed a new filter kit a couple weeks ago which is a bit of a job - siphon out the gas, remove the tank, pull out the fuel pump assembly. I didn't have a good replacement for the factory crimp-style clamp, or the right tool. I ended up using a worm-style hose clamp, which didn't fit right at all, and barely fit back into the tank.

Ever since, I've been imagining breaking down on a back road in Nowhere, USA. So last night I did it all over again. This time with stainless steel wire, and it came out great. It also only took half the time...it's always quicker the second or third time, I've learned.

There's been a couple other projects that I had to go back and redo to make 'em right. I told my wife, either I'm a pretty good mechanic (making it right) or a pretty bad mechanic (redoing it...).

Ok there's my confession. Who's with me? Ever have to do things more than once?
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I like tearing it apart 4 or 5 times. I judge jobs by beers, why do a 2 beer job when you can do an 8 beer job.
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I thought doing it twice was normal...................
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The beer is what makes me have to do it twice. If I would just wait to drink until the bike is fixed.
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I lost my patience doing things many years ago...in fact, I'm not sure if I ever had any. But now, I let others that have the know how and tools to do things, that I know I'll just screw up.
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I read the manual, buy the parts, watch a youtube video, re-read the manual and then do it twice.
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It because of this that hardware store thrive.


Sometime I get lazy and do a half-*** job. It eats away at me to the point I have to do it all over again to make it right.
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I read the manual, buy the parts, watch a youtube video, re-read the manual and then do it twice.


We must be brothers of a different Mother.

Sure sounds like me.

Have to read a couple of product reviews also.

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I read the manual, buy the parts, watch a youtube video, re-read the manual and then do it twice.
This, but I usually post a thread about it too. That way I'm sure I have all of the necessary information to ensure that I f&*^ it up properly.
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I just put Progressive 970's on my CVO. The reservoirs mount on the bag guards, and the hose feeds between the bag and side panel. I screwed with the reservoir mounts for hours trying to get the correct angle. No matter what I did, I could not get the hose to not contact the front corner of the bag.

I called Progressive this morning and was told they won't fit on a CVO. I ask him what the difference is between a CVO and a Special regarding the front of the bags and the bag guards. He could not answer my question.

Revzilla showed these shocks as working on a 2016 FLHXSE. Either something is different on the CVO (I don't think there is), or these shocks don't fit very well.

Now I have to take the shocks back off today. I have to remove the bag guards and take them to powder coat because the mounts marred the finish. I have to buy new shocks, and the bike will remain on the stand until I get them and the bag guards back.

Yeah, I hate doing things more than once. Especially when the part was supposed to fit.

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