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    Swamp Fox GeneT's Avatar
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    South Florida

    Wiper Blades

    Quote Originally Posted by txedomoon View Post
    I am swearing to never grumble about a posting/grammar/etc on a public forum ever again... and am THANKFUL to be part of the MOA community. Why? I own a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse (wife picked this one out) and recently had a rear window wiper blade go bad. On the down side: the owners manual and directions are WRONG. And the Anco replacement blades are longer than stock - though workable. On the plus side: I found there is a Chevy Traverse Owners Forum which gave me nice tips on replacing the blade. HOWEVER. Looking around the forum I found out, yes indeed, there is such a thing as a "dumb question" (example - Q: "why doesn't my I-Pod dock with the radio?" A: Because your radio does not have docking (with ANYTHING)) And if you are sensitive to spelling/grammatical issues... you'll likely break out in hives reading some of the posts.

    And these people drive next to us.
    I think you will find GM uses Trico wiper blades
    Gene T

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    Cage Rattler wezul's Avatar
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    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Shall we start the "push me, shove you" pool now?
    This can't end well.

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    Registered User PeoriaMac's Avatar
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    Aug 2003
    Washington, Illinois

    Talking Well, it is "the campfire"

    After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripesheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct & inspect the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
    S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

    P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
    S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

    P: Something loose in cockpit.
    S: Something tightened in cockpit.

    P: Dead bugs on windshield.
    S: Live bugs on back-order.

    P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
    S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

    P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
    S: Evidence removed.

    P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
    S: DME volume set to more believable level.

    P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
    S: That's what friction locks are for.

    P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
    S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

    P: Suspected crack in windshield.
    S: Suspect you're right.

    P: Number 3 engine missing.
    S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

    P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)
    S: Aircraft warned to: straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

    P: Target radar hums.
    S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

    P: Mouse in cockpit.
    S: Cat installed.

    And the best one for last..................

    P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
    S: Took hammer away from midget
    1986 R80RT, 2005 R1200GS
    Livin' Large On The Lake

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    Registered User Bmandiego's Avatar
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    those are good! Thanks
    2000 R1100RT-P

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    Out There Somewhere ricochetrider's Avatar
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    Internet forum postings are a never ending source of amazement and amusement.
    Completely indicative of what I call The Human Drama.
    You need not be online to view or experience it.
    There's an interactive display all day every day, wherever you may find yourself....
    Perhaps even in your own home (esp. if there's a teenager present)!

    Best of all?
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    Has the GS-Lust The_Veg's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    Atlanta 'burbs
    Quote Originally Posted by Delaware.Dave View Post
    My wife has a Toyota Rav4, the rear blade replacement is like a Chinese knot.
    Be glad that that's what you have to put up with. A couple of years ago I realised a dream I'd had since childhood and bought myself a Lotus Esprit.

    Just changing a belt can be a fairly involved job, since the belts are down the front of the engine, right behind the rear wall of the cockpit. Getting to the belts generally means that most of the stuff on the outside of the engine needs to be removed just to clear a path, and I often need to rig up something to lay on to reach into places like that:

    Valve adjustments are a *MAJOR* pain in the ass, requiring not only all the steps described above but also the removal of the cam-housings from the head:

    But it's all worth it on days like this:

    All that said, I'm thinking about getting rid of it and finding myself another R1200GS.
    2012 R1200GS

    "If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad

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    Amma Holly's Avatar
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    Ancaster, ON
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg View Post

    All that said, I'm thinking about getting rid of it and finding myself another R1200GS.
    Always wondered what that funny shaped board with folding legs was for.

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