I took today off, and decided to mow the yard while I was home. I mowed the front yard, then trimmed with my line-trimmer.
I started on the back yard, and trimmed first. Not long after I started cleaning up the fence line, I broke the string in the trimmer. It broke right where it exits the reel. So, I opened the reel and unwound a bit of line.
As I started trimming again, the excess line was trimmed off by the cutter on the string guard. When that happened, I felt the broken piece hit my calf. I didn't think much of it...that happens fairly often ,
But, as I worked, I continued to feel the spot where the broken mono-filament had hit my calf. After a couple of minutes, I stopped trimming and took a look at my leg.
This is what I saw:
Well, I was not too shocked to see a small bit of line stuck in my skin. Stranger things happen, all the time.
But, I was a bit shocked when I went to brush it off, and it didn't budge. At that point, I figured out that the piece of line was stuck a little deeper into my leg than I had initially thought. So, i grabbed the string and, much like when you remove a Band-Aid, I pulled hard and fast.
This is what I pulled out of my leg:
Yes, there was a bit over two inches of mono-filament line embedded in my calf. Ouch!
I went inside and washed my leg, and squeezed as much blood out of the wound as I could, in an effort to clean it out. Then, I went back to the yard and finished up with the trimming and mowing.
Not long after, the UPS guy showed up with some D&D cans for my Scrambler:
They are a bit loud, but I will re-pack them, later, and try to tone them down a little. On my first test ride, every time I rolled off of the throttle, the pipes popped and banged as if I was in a young war. So, I disabled the air-injection by plugging the line which attaches to the air box. After that...no popping on roll-off.
The best part is that they weigh about 10 pounds less than the stock mufflers, and they should actually add a bit of power.
Plus, I like the looks of them...
I have to admit that I am shallow enough that that the looks of the pipes mean something to me.