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Ooops from the newbie!

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Okay, so YES, I am a bone head!

Yesterday, I went to use the new-to-me TRX300FW. No problem, right? I just changed ALL the fluids & spark plug. Running like a top.

So I start it, and it is running a little rough. I figure, let it warm up. I back it out of the garage. Running pretty rough at this point. Mrs. Mandoo is right there watching. I can see she is not happy. I try to give it gas, it hesitates and stalls. I start it, and it immediately stalls. I can't get it started. Mrs. is giving me the look because of the boat anchor I JUST bought! I'm trying to think what happened. It was fine when I parked it the night before. I didn't touch or adjust ANYTHING. There is PLENTY of fuel in the tank.

*NOTE TO SELF* Turn on the fuel BEFORE you try to ride!

Lesson learned. Wife is happy again. I am happy. Life is good.

I deserve the bone head of the year award!
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That trophy belongs to me, Cat, and you can't have it.

The other day my son called to tell me the key on our Yamaha Big Bear would not turn to start position. I was really upset because I replaced the starter switch a few months ago and couldn't image why it wasn't working.
I walked down to his house to see what was wrong. He inserted the key and, sure enough, it would not turn. I checked everything that might even remotely keep the key from turning. I even fussed at him for letting it sit out in the rain a few days earlier. We tried a tiny amount of WD-40 on the key. Still nothing. Then I noticed something odd. "That's not the keychain I put the key on. Did you put it on a new keychain?" Yep, it was the old key from the old starter switch. Amazing how well it worked when he used the correct key.
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