Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: The one I've yet to build
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern Pines, North Carolina
Other Motorcycle: 1967 Bonneville
Extra Motorcycle: 1968 Tiger
Got a new (new take-off part) oil cooler for less than $50 delivered. Finally get around to installing it this afternoon, and I was kind of rushing because I was running out of daylight. I take off the oil lines, grab the washers, and head to my hardware cabinet. A stream of profanities escapes my mouth as I realize that I don't have any M18 ID copper washers. No problem, I've got time to hit up the autoparts stores, they'll have them. Wrong. Not a soul has one in town, and they look at me all stupidly when I ask about ordering them.
I call it quits and head in, as it was dark by the time I cleared every store in town. Looks like I'm self-annealing washers tomorrow. Let's hope this works. I'd hate to trade one leak for another.
'67 Triumph Bonneville (Ruby)
'68 Triumph Tiger (Livia)
'07 Bonnie with Cargo Hack (Fanny)
'11 Ural Gear-Up (Boris)
'13 Husqvarna TR650 (Ginger)