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Author Topic: Pushed the bike home today  (Read 276 times)

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Offline IndyDetour

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Pushed the bike home today
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:49:51 pm »
It was AWESOME!!! ;D

Returning from picking up some odds and ends to do the brakes on my truck and the bike started to accelerate and decelerate in what appeared to be a fairly random fashion. Managed to nurse it to maybe 1 or 1.5 miles from the house before the engine light came on and it died. Shows no signs of life now when I turn the ignition. My first thought is that I have an electrical issue, but figured I'd post this in case someone else has already dealt with something similar.

Bikes are a lot more fun to ride than they are to push  ;D

Now, off to the garage!!!!



Offline A.T.

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Re: Pushed the bike home today
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 02:31:43 pm »
What has been done recently to the bike?

Offline IndyDetour

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Re: Pushed the bike home today
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 02:46:20 pm »
What has been done recently to the bike?

Only thing done during the past 30 days is charging the battery. I'm wondering if I wiggled something loose while I was trying to get the clamps on the battery or maybe pinched a wire putting everything back together (it can get a bit cramped with the Fuel Pak). At least I hope that's all it is! As soon as the the storms let up, those will be the first things I check.

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Offline lunkhead

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Re: Pushed the bike home today
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 03:00:05 pm »
I was thinking a battery terminal worked loose until you FuelPak. Hope it's something simple because FCs can make diagnosing a bitch.
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Offline IndyDetour

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Re: Pushed the bike home today
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 03:50:55 pm »
Disaster averted!! The negative terminal was looser than the girl I took to the junior prom. Tightened it up and she came back to life!! Several libations and test rides seem to confirm that the problem is resolved (just wish I'd been smart enough to check that on the side of the road - lesson learned )

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Re: Pushed the bike home today
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 05:01:24 pm »
Open and shut case.

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