Ok here is another topic to have fun with. Topic Backyard Mechanics and Backfire Bloopers. Any story that contains , Knuckle Breaks, Engine Fires, Mechanic Oh Craps and so on. No limit just keep sending em Here is my two In the late 70's and early 80's I Dirt Tracked and RR'd. At that time I hada 250 Bultaco Astro for DT and a R5 350 Yammi for RR. I was setting up the astro with a new top end and had to drive 30 min 1 way to the local Bull Dealer. Picked up the Kit (Piston, Rings, sir Clips Beering wrst pin and all) I think about 45 bucks total. Hey thats good beer money back then So I was serious about racing to give up beer money. 1: Any way I got back to the house and was unloading the piston from the box, when my neighbor walked up behind me and scrared the out of me. The piston goes flying I star doing the soft shoe to rcover it when BHAMMMMM it hit the floor and shattered. I did my best impersonation of Yosstimi sam that day. 2: I just got my new ported and polished heads and balanced crank from Ken Clark for the Yami, R5 ported, polished and balanced to TD3 Specs. I worked all day to get the thing back together. I placed the last torque onto the last head bolt and poured some liquid go go stuff in the tank. Alreight I think, a 50 + horse power twin, built by the MAn Ken Clark Whooo Weeee. As I get my wooody over the seat and begin the ritual of starting the beast up, One kick, two kick , three kick Pooop rappa raaaarinnnng blahhhhh ,, ok one more kick this beast is alive. I suddenly glanced down at my Tack and guess what I see (FOUR SIR CLIPS) Ok thats strange These are supposed to be nocing tucked away in the psitonsd and not here, Me thinksssssssssssss O crap. If that bike started, It would have cost me 700 bucks, Man the Gods were smiling on me that day.