Quick Wash – yeah right

So my motorcycle really was dirty so I decided to give it a quick wash.  So warm, so nice – let's do this!  Well, I did wash the whole bike and she looks really good – but I noticed something.  My exhaust seemed 'loose'.  I take a look and realize the joint between my "slip-on" and the bike is loose.  I try to snug it up and break the bolt.  So much for a quick wash, eh?

I head over to AutoZone see what I can patch the bike together with.  I then think … Hey, maybe MSP is still open.  They are.  Awesome – maybe the MOTORCYCLE shop has MOTORCYCLE parts.  

I show him my broken pipe clamp and say "do you have something like this".  He says nothing … walks out, walks back in and says "This is like that".  Hands me a "gently used" part.  He says "you can have it".  Wow… cool!  

I need some advice on making it a bit tighter…. fancy asbestos tape? silicone? Nah – he says go have a beer and use the can to shim it out!  Well, not being a drinker – I grabbed a can of diet coke on the way home and my motorcycle is better than when I started!  

I love that shop – great prices! INCREDIBLE service, willing to help and not try to get rich of something small like this!  If you are in the #ATL  – you should DEFINITELY check them out!


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