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Is my bike going to explode...

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    Bizarro Zoolander Petorius's Avatar
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    Is my bike going to explode...

    ...if I take an angle grinder to the fairing stay while its still on the bike?

    I was serious about asking more stupid questions, and I am seriously asking this. Can I just throw a cotton blanket over the tanket while I'm goin' to town?

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Yea, go for it.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Won't hurt anything.

    You could probably leave the fuel cap off and be OK, but I don't know if I'd risk it .

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    I've done some grinding on the bike while it's still in the garage. Make sure to have an extinguisher handy. I've never had to use one, because I've always been careful of which way the sparks are flying.

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    Is my bike going to explode...

    Protect your wiring harness also, don't want to send a stream of hot metal shavings into that...

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    The stay is aluminum right? It won't spark.

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    Is my bike going to explode...

    It will still get very hot when cutting. Melting point of the wire insulation is 350-400* F.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    The stay is aluminum right? It won't spark.
    I'm talking about the OEM one, feels like steel.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Your bike is definetely going to explode.



    They don't like being cut.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    If you are going to make your bike explode, wait and do it at the track so we can gather around and watch.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by rolker View Post
    If you are going to make your bike explode, wait and do it at the track so we can gather around and watch.
    I am considering doing this, as I have not yet developed the racer-level mechanical "finesse" that may be required to mount this bodywork.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    "finesse"

    Is my bike going to explode...-800px-rubber_mallet_for_jewellery-jpg

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    Is my bike going to explode...-800px-rubber_mallet_for_jewellery-jpg
    lol, I like how the file name is "rubber mallet for jewelry". I think I'll need a bigger hammer

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Go big:


    Bodywork is intended to be applied while leaning your entire body weight against it and swearing, a lot. I am convinced of this.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    ...if I take an angle grinder to the fairing stay while its still on the bike?

    I was serious about asking more stupid questions, and I am seriously asking this. Can I just throw a cotton blanket over the tanket while I'm goin' to town?
    blanket over the tanket


    I like that

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    blanket over the tanket


    I like that
    I got rhymes, yo. Just realized, NOTHING rhymes with blanket!? Blanket is the new orange!

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    spank it?

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    True, I guess blanket is a tier below orange on account of the two-worders.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    I got rhymes, yo. Just realized, NOTHING rhymes with blanket!? Blanket is the new orange!
    Slanket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    True, I guess blanket is a tier below orange on account of the two-worders.
    Door hinge.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    Your bike is definetely going to explode.
    he's not talking about a KTM

    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    They don't like being cut.
    KTM's not like to be run

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    he's not talking about a KTM


    KTM's not like to be run
    Gsxrs don't like to keep oil in them.
    They also don't like to be punted like a field goal over the fence.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    True, I guess blanket is a tier below orange on account of the two-worders.
    according to slim shady; orange,four-inch door hinge in storage

    anklet

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    If you're truly paranoid, you could drain the gas from the tank and then fill it with water.

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    Re: Is my bike going to explode...

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    If you're truly paranoid, you could drain the gas from the tank and then fill it with water.
    Crank the bike over a few times afterwards to make sure you got it all out.

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