Friday, March 23, 2007

A funny thing happened the other day

So there I was working on my motorcycle in my shed, minding my own business. I had just got done changing the oil and was starting to change the spark plug on the side I was one. And my neighbor came over to see what was up. I need to stop and mention here that my neighbor is a convicted rapist and spent about 20 years in prison. I know this because I found him online after he moved in. He's a decent enough guy and knows a LOT about engines and has seemed to pay his debt to his society, so I dont pay him much mind.

He offered to help change the spark plug on the other side while I was doing my side so off he started going. After finishing that I removed my gas tank to refill my radiator and then we fired it up to burp the radiator.

The motorcycle didnt start. It turned over, but no gas was getting to the carburetor. So I filled the carb directly with gas and the bike ran just fine. So for some reason there was a problem with the gas reaching the tank. I checked the fuel switch and found it wasnt working. Little did I know I dislodge the vacuum line for it and that was the cause of the problem. My neighbor put the hose in his mouth and blew into it to try to flex the diaphragm inside the switch.

Later did I find out that this fuel switch is often called a "petcock". So when I found that out I realized that my neighbor came over and blew my petcock.

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  1. My neighbor blew my petcock and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.

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