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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 04:15 PM

The Haban tow behind tiller repair has been Interesting, to say the least, frustrating to be honest and not worth it so far.

 

Stupid thing needed new grommets on the vent tube. great....  8.00 worth of parts.  It takes a week to get the parts, because fuel is too expensive for me to drive all over town to collect all the parts one piece at a time.

Picked up parts yesterday morning.

 

Carb and tank come off no problem

Go to pull the muffler, and the bolt snaps off in the cylinder.

 

 

@#$#@!#^%$!!!***

 

I spend the next hour or so drilling the bolt out and retapping the hole, only to find I don't have a bolt to put in it.

 

Crap

 

So this morning I went and picked up a length of Grade 5 threaded rod, and made a stud for it. (the threads didn't turn out great)

 

Everything went smooth for a about an hour.....

 

Got every thing back together, was testing control movements and the stupid crappy little plastic choke arm breaks off. 

 

Crap. now it will be another bunch of calls to all the local shops to see if any one has the part, and a panic to get it installed if I want to return the equipment Saturday morning.

Assuming any one in town has one.. In which case it will be middle next week at earliest for parts.

 

Simply Craptacular

 

And I can't (in good conscience) charge for the choke repair since I had the choke rod in the wrong hole. I probably won't charge for the broken bolt fix either.

 

Craptastic


Edited by Chopperhed, August 20, 2015 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Welcome to MY world!


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 04:25 PM

I think we all have days n weeks like that. Hope it gets better soon.
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Posted August 20, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Everyone would be doing it if it were easy.


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 06:56 PM

Everyone would be doing it if it were easy.

Tru nuff


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 08:23 PM

My day went good, but my evening, well I don't want to say, but I will get over it. Hope things are better for you tomorrow. Noel.
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Posted August 20, 2015 - 09:04 PM

I feel your pain. That stuff is frustrating to deal with. Thank God that doesn't happen every time.


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 09:12 PM

I feel your pain. That stuff is frustrating to deal with. Thank God that doesn't happen every time.

The older stuff is much easier to work with.

 

This thing doesn't have a float valve, ( or bowl, for that matter) and far too much linkage to be efficient.


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 09:24 PM

I hope it gets better.  That seems to always happen.

 

Good way to express it, simply craptastic.  Good one.   :thumbs:


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Well, as luck would have it one of the local shops had one in stock. It was all the way across town, but I have the part in hand now. I`ll put it together this afternoon, and should be able to deliver the units in  the morning.


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