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Old 11-02-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Pictures of your messed-up ****.

I saw a couple of Scott's photos in the other thread, and I know the rest of you have some good ones.

These are mostly from my karting days. 7 complete rebuilds on that motor in 18 months made for some great photos.

Not normal, but not uncommon. This strut holds the seat to the chassis.
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Not normal wear.
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Don't get run over by other karts
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This was caused when I ran WOT for a half a lap with no header during an endurance race. Thin cylinder left the piston 3" from exposed air; exhaust ports must have dragged in some extra air. extra air = cracked piston
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See something missing?
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I don't know how this happened. That's the flywheel and clutch, and the starter motor gears on the left.
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Don't run over other karts
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These two are from when the motor spat up a circlip and seized.
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We think this happened from throwing a chain and cracking the pin. This pin holds the two halves of the crank together, with the rod in the middle. The rod from this incident is now the keychain for the trailer locks. It made interesting noises.
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I wish I could take credit for this one.
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There's an entire intake manifold and reed valve piece that's simply missing from that photo:
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These are all from a single kind of motor, an IAME Leopard, which is a single-cylinder 125cc 2-stroke. Recommended redline is 15,000rpm, but anyone who was competitive was spinning them deep into the 17,000rpm range. Lifespan at those RPMs was 3-5 hours between full rebuilds, with a rebuild costing around $600.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:45 AM   #2
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i only messed up my **** once. too bad i didn't have a camera when it was laying upside down.

the day before


















TurboTim and I with the help of 2 others that stopped flipped the car back over and I drove it the 8 miles back home like that.
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I'm being a picture ***** today.

2001 CBR 600F4i + Invincible 17 year-old with 10 years experience = ...

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Me, after 6 hours of the most excruciating pain I've felt thus far in my life. I advise against getting road rash to anyone that is contemplating it.

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After that, my mom forbid me from having a motorcycle until my 18th b-day, so I got the Miata. Then my dad bought me a Ducati for my birthday, since he missed his riding buddy. Now I wear a leather, better-fitting jacket instead of the textile one that was slightly too big, and I don't do wheelies except on my dirtbike in grass.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:48 AM   #4
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OUCH! **** that! i walked away without a scratch, thank you harddog and willans
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Paul, you didnt flip at the gap did you? Sounds very similar to a friend of a friends story.
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I think the gap is more than 8 miles from home for him.
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no. just went out to charge my cell phone cuz i lent the house charger to the girlfriend. happened around Ewing, NJ.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:00 AM   #8
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94 probe GT, t3/t4 at 14psi. transmission locked up in 3rd gear, and my comp stage 5 didnt slip, snaped #3 rod in half, piston came up and hit the head. still have the piston and half the rod on my desk next to me.



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jesus what did you do with the car? strip it down for parts and get another shell? What was that headlight setup on your old car?
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Man paul i've seen those pictures before, what a horrible crash. Did you just lose the *** end, drop a tire off the road or what?
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parted it out, kept the motor and trans with 235k miles and put it in the miata you all see in my avatar for another 45k miles before swapping it into my black 95.

the headlights were just 2 sets of projector driving lights. they were actually responsible for the accident. since they were so deep into the headlight opening they provided no peripheral light. i didn't see a deer running out until it was right in front of the car. missed the deer but then was so ******* distracted i didn't see i was going into a 90degree turn. launched it off a pile of dirt and rock and it came down on the roof.
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Do i see you still have those headlights in the new red one in your avatar?
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no freaking way. that car runs the Hella 90mm light modules as found in the Moss Lowpro kit but with real HID setup from a Bimmer.

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Hit an F-150 in the rear axle (******** ran a stop sign). I slid about 80 feet (was going just "slightly" over the speed limit) <G>. The shitty thing was that the car was a near perfect '92 with only 40K miles on it. One of the nicest Miatas I have ever seen. The great thing about it was that the ******* had his Harley in the back of his pickup truck (he didn't want to rock it by actually stopping at the sign) and that **** went flying into a ditch when I hit him.

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All this destruction makes me cringe.
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Man you guys can tear some **** up. The carnage is sickening.
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The great thing about it was that the ******* had his Harley in the back of his pickup truck (he didn't want to rock it by actually stopping at the sign) and that **** went flying into a ditch when I hit him.
lol. I love when people disregard the safety and property of others because they live in a fantasy world.
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