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Old 03-07-2011, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Every now and then, my gut tells me to do one thing and I do something else 'cause I think I know better. One day I'll learn:

Went to buy masking tape. Saw one kind that was a buck or two more, name brand, advertised "easier removal". Sounded good, gut said "get it".

I didn't. Bought cheap basic masking tape. Generic.

Began painting rims by masking off the lower parts of the spokes. Tape worked well so far. Painted rims. So far so good. Time to remove tape. (Insert sound of DOOM!)

It took me much of the night to try to pick the G&^%$&^$ Da^&$^%d Effing bits of tape off of all 36 spokes because the stuff was SO cheap that, try as I might, it would ALWAYS shred to little bits. Lots of little piddling bits. As I grew near to finishing the picking on the one wheel, I looked over at the other wheel, knowing I would need to repeat the process tomorrow. Stuff that makes a grown man cry.

Lesson for today, class: buy the good tape. Don't torture yourself needlessly. And listen carefully to your gut. It may be worthwhile.

"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style!"
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