1997 Valkyrie Standard
Just got back from a 300-mile ride with my buddy with the Goldwing. Had a great time, good company, and am just spent from the heat.
I'm hoping to! We've been stuck in 95f+ the last few days then when evening comes it's spotty crazy wind, rain and T-storms. I'm leaving Friday for two weeks annual family vacation in Maine, I have to drive my truck so won't have my bike which s*cks. Maybe next year I'll need a trailer for this trip! There's some beautiful country up there to explore.Y`all ride for me, huh?
Bummer. Wouldn't bump start ?Expensive Mt. Palomar lesson.
On July 4th I decided to ride up Mt. Palomar. When I got to the top Mother's Kitchen was closed for remodeling. Then my motorcycle wouldn't start. Lights came on, the volt meter was reading 12 volts but the tachometer needle didn't sweep during start up. Checked the ignition coil connections. Good. Battery connections. Good. Starter connections. Good? My OEM tool kit didn't have a screwdriver small enough to remove the kill switch/starter button housing. Sigh. $720 towing bill later it was the starter button contacts were, indeed, dirty.
Lesson learned: check tool kit for completeness
The bottom of South Grade road to Palomar Observatory. 84 degrees and sunny.
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No, wouldn't bump start. Where I initially parked was atop a pretty steep incline. Backed out the bike and rolled down the parking lot. Was able to pop the clutch several times but I was running out of parking lot and didn't want to chance of pushing my motorcycle up an even steeper road.Bummer. Wouldn't bump start ?
Again.....Bummer.No, wouldn't bump start. Where I initially parked was atop a pretty steep incline. Backed out the bike and rolled down the parking lot. Was able to pop the clutch several times but I was running out of parking lot and didn't want to chance of pushing my motorcycle up an even steeper road.