Whether you're working on your house, your car, your motorcycle, or some small electronic device, fixing something on your own is one of life's most rewarding experiences. On top of making you feel useful, you're also learning while saving money. It's a win-win-win situation ... until you get in over your head or do something that causes more harm.
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Oversights And Distractions
Considering everybody is at different levels of wrenching, this could be something simple like accidentally pressing the brake lever while you have your brake pads out and not having the proper tools to properly push the brake caliper piston back in. Or maybe you over-torqued a bolt and cracked a part. Or did you take something completely apart, take a break to eat, get caught up in a game, fall asleep and completely forget which bolts go where when you came back to it?
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Since We All Make Mistakes, How Do We Correct Them?
We want to hear from you. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made while fixing your motorcycle, and how did you reverse your misfortune? What did it teach you?
Let us know in the comments.