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sorry to here you having so much hell with the small things.... but a stripped bolt hole is really not the end of the world. These things happen, and besides you dont want to try to sell tat bike now.... I mean really a 996 with a stripped bolt hole, blue book is probably about $8.00 give or take....J/k

Cheer up and stop over tightening your hardware!
 

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I'll do you a favor and buy the bike off you for $500 and fix it up and run it a few times and then resell it to ya for $1000!...howz that sound?....in the meantime...have a beer and call it a night and look at it freshly the next day!
 

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I tend to find I only get frustrated when it's mine.. My bike, my car.. Anyone elses stuff and I have all the patience in the world.

Hope your issues are resolved soon...

Mal
 

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Most of the time when I start getting frustrated with something mechanical....I walk away from it and usually decide to not work on it until the next day. Reason for this?.........I usually start taking short-cuts and not using a clear head when I get frustrated......that's when I start doing things wrong or breaking things.
 

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I lost the small metal bushing that goes under the rubber grommet that holds down the gas tank.

I spent about 1.5 hours looking for the damn thing. Couldn't find it. That was 12:30 at night. I went bed. I woke up the next morning and found it in 5 minutes.

Strange things happen when you're tired. Walk away and come back. It's always better the next day.
 

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I need to freakin ride my bikes more and stop working on them. At least my track bike gets ridden.

Three things to do on that.

1. Install front pads soon.
2. Figure out where coolant loss is.
3. Adjust rear brake pushrod.

That stupid metal thing for the tank has fallen out on me too. One time I didn't know it and it was wedged between the rear hugger and swingarm.
 
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