Join Date: May 2016
Location: Green Bay WI
Year/Make/Model: 2003 Vulcan VN1600 Classic
Color: Pearl Ivory
Happens. Years back I was reassembling the engine on my Suzuki GS1000. Reinstalling the head nuts onto the studs. Said to myself, "careful, don't drop a nut down the cam chain galley (down to the crankcase)." Sure as hell, slip, Whoop, clink, down it goes. Fortunately it was wedged against the block and the cam chain. Suddenly a straightened out hanger with a hook formed on the end became THE most important tool in my shop. Got the nut, got the engine back together. Live and learn, next time I'll fill the cam chain galley with clean shop rags.
When life throws you a curve, lean into it!