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Offline Kalamity Ken

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10 Minute Jobs (TMJ)
on: April 21, 2022, 05:56:37 PM
It is often said that a 10 minute job consists of

10 minutes thinking about it
10 minutes doing it
10 minutes admiring it

But once you are past 50 the time frame doubles and seems to double again with each passing year.

As an example, I am 58 and yesterday decided to fit the Quickshifter to my CR that I bought on the 10th March (only 6 weeks ago that's quick for me).  Now I'm not the most practical of people and knowing this I like to RTFM (Read the F**king Manual) a few times to make sure I eliminate mistakes (not guaranteed).  Added to this yesterday's TMJ was further complicated by the fact that my bike has the crash bars and fog lights which restricted access which was not covered in the instructions that came with the Quickshifter.  With no Haynes or Honda workshop manual to guide me I had to figure it out by myself.

Needless to say this was not quick, so the simple job of removing the gearshift lever and side fairing to fit the QS gear lever and clip the cable into the Honda pre wired socked took 5 HOURS:005: :005: :005: :005:

Is this a record for a 10 Minute Job (TMJ) on this forum?

BTW the Quickshifter works great so I don't need to take it all apart again  :046: :046: :046:

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Re: 10 Minute Jobs (TMJ)
Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 08:40:58 PM
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

Offline Goggins

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Re: 10 Minute Jobs (TMJ)
Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 09:25:06 PM
I feel your pain with the TMJ. Once had to replaced a strut on my leon. First broke wiper bolt, then strut bolts rotated, then roll bar link, then bottom strut bolt, then tracked end etc.etc.etc. Well done for perseverance  :020:

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Re: 10 Minute Jobs (TMJ)
Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 09:39:31 PM
Goggins

Your TMJ made me smile, how long did it take in total?

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Re: 10 Minute Jobs (TMJ)
Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 10:58:41 PM
I think it was round about 4 hours with some assistance. A really silly set up to get to the strutt top bolts was the main issue. Sold the car about 4 month later before the other side went. Was not going to be doing that again.

 



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