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Bike Caught on Fire!

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My friend is on Deployment right now and I am watching his 2011 Sportster for him. Before he left he dropped his bike and left me with the repair work. Today I took it out for a ride around the neighborhood to run the fluids through it. I started to smell something a little weird and looked down at the exhaust to see that it was on fire! I got back to my house ASAP, put out the fire and realized that somehow, oil was leaking on to the exhaust and at some point caught on fire and was slowly burning. It was easy to put out and clean up, the bike is fine but I have no idea where this leak is coming from. I emailed my friend and just let him know that I took his bike out and it caught on fire. No other details. That'll keep him thinking for a while. I am an @$$hole
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Wow man I'm glad nothing happened to you. It is this kind of stories that I keep hearing that make me reaffirm that I did the right decision when I chose the stryker over an HD
When I was in the boy scouts we used to do a prank like that to the newbies. We used to tell them "go get me the powdered gas" or the "leathered barb wire" and the newbies being so inocent would spend hours traveling the whole campground looking for this items... asking every senior member about them and then being sent off to the other side of the campground...
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