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  • This is what happens when you're in a hurry

    Last night after work I wanted to do a quick brake inspection because I thought I heard a slight squeal from the front brakes of my daily driver.
    Well, I was in a hurry and tried to use the jack in a different location than usual.
    Floor jack slips and car ends up coming down on the radiator core support bending it badly, pushing it up and breaking the radiator in the process.
    Had to pull the entire radiator core support off and get another one from a boneyard.
    I didn't have my jack stands under it yet so I wasn't under it and the core support took the weight of the entire car.
    Waiting on a radiator now.

    Moral of the story - don't be in a hurry when things are in the air.

    You can see the massive bend in the bottom of the core support.
    Last edited by bones; 07-09-2021, 08:51 PM.

  • #2
    Here is what it looked like after I tore it down. 20210708_220055.jpg


    • #3
      Almost done.
      Worst part was working in 105* heat.


      • #4
        Oh man, that ain’t fun. Be careful with jacks!


        • #5
          This saying just came to mind, "JACK of all trades, master of none". Glad you didn't get hurt or have heat stroke. At 10:29pm it's still 101 in my garage.
          89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.


          • #6
            Bones...!?!?! You gots be careful!.....good thing you didn't break anything you couldn't just your FOOT......