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post #1 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ah hah moment

I was cleaning the 919 a couple of days ago. I mean really cleaning it, even underneath. Softscrub works really well on bare alum. Anyway, It finally came to me what those little "fins" on the bottom of the 919 are for.

They're there to keep the engine level if you ever have to take it out and set it on a table.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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I can see the bulb going off above your head. You going to pull the motor so you can try it? I would!!!

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 07:38 AM
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So the next new member that freaks out when he accidently breaks off a fin can rest peacefully, at least until he tries to set his engine on a table and it falls over.

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 07:49 AM
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So the next new member that freaks out when he accidently breaks off a fin can rest peacefully, at least until he tries to set his engine on a table and it falls over.
that reminds me of Jr High small engines class, we were the first ones to get our engine put back together, clamped it to the table with a big C clamp and started it up. ran great but it wouldn't shut off, finally vibrated the C clamp loose and the engine fell on the floor, still running. I finally yanked the spark plug wire off, yes it tingled a little but I'm still here to tell the story.

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no schit? i've pondered that myself on occasion...

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that reminds me of Jr High small engines class, we were the first ones to get our engine put back together, clamped it to the table with a big C clamp and started it up. ran great but it wouldn't shut off, finally vibrated the C clamp loose and the engine fell on the floor, still running. I finally yanked the spark plug wire off, yes it tingled a little but I'm still here to tell the story.
ok that's jus too damn funny cuz the same thing happened to me in high school shop class!

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What part is bare aluminum?

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What part is bare aluminum?
Swing arm, pegs, rearsets...

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I figured the swing arm was clear coated or something. Mine looks like new and I've never polished it. I'm pretty sure my rearsets are painted... to look like raw aluminum. ( go figure)

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