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DoubleD
01-28-2007, 01:59 PM
I dropped one of my battery screws yesterday in the area under the seat and couldn't find it using just a worklight. Today opened the garage door to let the sun in and found the little bugger tucked between the frame and the fairing. While I was looking for it a question came to mind... if you were to drop a screw down the hole under the gas (I'm not mechanically inclined but I'm pretty sure this is the air inlet for the carbs?) what effect would it have left 'unattended'? :roll: I've done some work to my Kat since taking ownership of it in November but haven't taken apart that area of it yet (saving it for the spring when I'll adjust the valves).

steves
01-28-2007, 02:23 PM
Hole under the gas tank? Um, don't you have air filters?

KatanaSoldier
01-28-2007, 04:33 PM
This is funny to me because when I was changing my oil pan one of the bolts fell into the oil drain container!!!! I was like oh here we go. Grabbed a magnetic extender pen and pulled her out. It would have been a mess to have to stop just to go get another one of these bolts!

md86
01-28-2007, 05:52 PM
I'm guessing he means the hole in the air filter , and it'd just pretty much sit there , unless it bounced out .

Anonymous
01-28-2007, 07:48 PM
You'd be hypothetically screwed.

DoubleD
01-28-2007, 08:54 PM
You'd be hypothetically screwed. :lol:

I guess it is the hole going to the air filter. I haven't really shone a light down it to see what's there. I'll dig a little deeper next weekend to make sure everything's the way it's supposed to be.

Thanks all.

TheKlic
01-28-2007, 09:38 PM
I can have my seat, tank and carbs off in 15 minutes. YOU CAN DOO EET!

Just pull out every screw you see till stuff falls off, then look for anything wrong :)

md86
01-28-2007, 11:03 PM
I can have my seat, tank and carbs off in 15 minutes. YOU CAN DOO EET!

15 minutes ? You need more practice :roll: .

Anonymous
01-28-2007, 11:06 PM
15 minutes? It would take me 5 seconds to realize you only have to pull the seat off. :lol:

rwcreigh
01-29-2007, 02:07 PM
i like that one your screwed!!!good one k tip

macgyver
01-29-2007, 02:10 PM
I can have my seat, tank and carbs off in 15 minutes. YOU CAN DOO EET!

Just pull out every screw you see till stuff falls off, then look for anything wrong :)

I can do it in 10 minutes with a sledgehammer, some wire tires, ky jelly creme and a 1/5 of captain. Of course the bike will never be the same again :shock:

md86
01-29-2007, 11:58 PM
I can understand the rest , but the KY :-s ...... Um , is Lou gonna be helping you ?

rwcreigh
01-30-2007, 12:07 AM
ummmm ok then..everyone please look the other way now...ewwww

StevieB
01-30-2007, 08:17 AM
I can have my seat, tank and carbs off in 15 minutes. YOU CAN DOO EET!

Just pull out every screw you see till stuff falls off, then look for anything wrong :)

I can do it in 10 minutes with a sledgehammer, some wire tires, ky jelly creme and a 1/5 of captain. Of course the bike will never be the same again :shock:

5 minutes with an oxy/acetelene torch. But then the bike AND me will never be the same, 'specially if i forget to drain the tank... :roll:

macgyver
01-30-2007, 10:16 AM
I can understand the rest , but the KY :-s ...... Um , is Lou gonna be helping you ? The Ky is just to give me more of a challenge, I completly soak the bike in it so its extremly slippery and it makes for a formidably challenge.