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« on: 30.09. 2012 03:59 »
G'day all,
            had a bit of a fright in the shed. Trying to sort out the carbs on the A65 with new stay up floats but old brass viton tip needles. The needles seem to be cutting off fuel before the float gets to the right height. New alloy needles will fix that but can't wait till they get here. So need to tickle up carbs to start it. I didn't kick her hard enough and one cough is all it took. "FIRE IN THE HOLE".
Lucky I had an extinguisher handy. Oh well the shed needs a clean and the bike will get her 1st wash. Not too much damage.
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #1 on: 30.09. 2012 04:46 »
Only got 3 things to say...   mate...

1/  Not a good start to the day after your BIRTHDAY  ...  *beer*

2/  that hangover you were telling me about had nothing to do with it..

3/  & Yep... BUGGER   *sad2*

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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #2 on: 30.09. 2012 06:05 »
Thats the sort of fright you can do without, glad the damage isnt too bad. I had a fire a couple of years ago, its not much fun.

So as I said when I had my fire to everyone who reads this forum.................

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER, IF YOU DONT, GET ONE.

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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #3 on: 30.09. 2012 06:36 »
Well at least it was only an A65  ;)

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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #4 on: 30.09. 2012 07:18 »
thats really bad luck Muskrat.

However i really like your "serious Injury" warning!!

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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #5 on: 30.09. 2012 09:40 »
 Well I'm back to where I was before she went poof. Washed all the powder off, cleaned the carbs, started first kick. Still missing and farting. A few singed wires, cables and hoses. All still working. Now, what was I doing? *problem*
I remember your fire Brian, and made sure my extinguisher was charged and accessible.
The hangover wasn't too bad considering the amount of beer consumed to quench the fire the Thai chilli caused, Wozza.
I thought someone might notice that sign Gav. Going to get a tee shirt with that on it for work. Did you get my PM?
Yep fido, only the old flog about A65. First wash it's had in a year or so.
Good job it's a public holiday tomorrow.
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #6 on: 30.09. 2012 10:45 »
Muskrat Sorry about the bad news but glad it's not too serious. I don't have a fire extinguisher and I don't know anything about them. What type and size would you suggest.
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #7 on: 30.09. 2012 10:55 »
Glad your ok Muskrat, could have been much worse.
Good job I read the text in your mail before viewing the pics or might have thought you were a bum powder coater *smiley4*

I took on board Fido's warning and have an extinguisher at hand height by the shed door, but this again reminds me to check it out as its a pretty old powder one (can't check it out without letting it off I think)
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #8 on: 30.09. 2012 13:26 »
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I had an extinguisher handy
Good planning! Good luck with the cleaning up.

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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #9 on: 30.09. 2012 14:44 »
Those powder extinguishers do seem to make a mess. Does it clean up reasonably easily?

And BTW congrats on your escape! It's one thing I'm always worried about and yes I do have an extinguisher - but it's getting a bit old......
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #10 on: 30.09. 2012 15:34 »
Good it didn't go any worse!

That powder stuff needs to get cleaned off quite quickly, as it seems to corrode stuff very quickly, thats my experience anyway - I have experienced a couple of fires during my 30 years  sailing, in one occation with a very big fire my radiostation was quite badly damaged, not by fire or heat, but because the combination of powder and moisture seemed to ged just like acid, and corroded everything - all electrical equipment had to be taken down and througly cleaned out by professionals.

Hope the A65 will survive as your daily hack  ;)

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Joergen

PS - before turning maritime I spent 6 months in western part of NSW (Warren) as a farmhand/jackaroo - and later 6 months in northern Alberta Canada (Peace River) also farming - I would love to visit again, but far away and no time...some day maybe.
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #11 on: 30.09. 2012 15:42 »
Musky, glad you and your shed got away without serious damage! What's in the red jerrycans btw? Nothing flammable I hope...  *whistle*

Copy on the powder stuff. It should not be used on electrics/electronics and metal parts, CO2 extinguishers are the first choice for indoor use. They are a bit more expensive, but leave no such mess behind and aren't corrosive.

bsa-bill: If you turn your powder extinguisher upside down, you should hear the powder on the inside trickling down. If it doesn't, it has become hard and the extinguisher is due for replacement. That seems to be the common test for the powder thingies, assuming it has a pressure gauge so that this can be checked as well! I just had all my 14 extinguishers in the workshop checked and replaced where necessary and watched the bloke from the fire safety firm do his job while pestering him with Q's about his work  *smile*

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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #12 on: 30.09. 2012 16:11 »
 Thanks fellas,
                   replacement extinguisher already purchased. It was just one of those little ones sold at auto stores, about $25. Will look for a co2 one.
 *whistle* the jerry's are full of 98 and 95 oct fuel, then there's the chainsaw & fuel below them, 15lt of 99.9% Indy grade methanol on a shelf above and the cafe racer and Rhonda Whore (both full of 105 oct) only 6' away. All in shed under my bedroom  *eek*.
Lucky I bought the missus a new vac last week ;D.
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #13 on: 30.09. 2012 16:29 »
Thanks for the tip Markus, it is just a small one not much bigger than an aerosol, no gauge so probably a good move to get another anyway, I just had a stint using solder ring plumbing fittings, a fair bit of it done in the shed using a butane torch - the things we do in sheds - health and safety would have a field day ( did move the bikes out though )
All the best - Bill
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Re: BUGGA
« Reply #14 on: 30.09. 2012 18:15 »
Glad to hear you and the bike are OK Musky ,whats that a birthday? could have let us know we'd have raised a glass ( or 10 )  to , bugga ,i'll do it now anyway , congrats glad you had a good 'en. I've got a nearly new extinguisher curtsey of my last employer , the sods closed us down without so much as "kiss my **** " so I borrowed one ,least they could do , Best wishes BobH
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