Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Fresno aka Shake & Bake California
Dodged a Bullet
I would rather be lucky than good. Will probably never be good, so might as well be lucky.
This has been a favorite saying of mine for years and it certainly came to pass day before yesterday.
Have been getting ready for a big ride, big at least to me. Heading out Monday for a 3 day 1000 mile cruise thru the Sierra's. Got the new cell phone holder and charging system in place. Valve adjust, throttle body synque, and new plugs. Little V bee ready to go...or so I thought.
So I am sitting in the garage sipping on a tall cold one looking at the bike when a thought drops into my peanut brain: "Perhaps I should do a load test on the battery." The bike is a 2015 and still has the original battery. Probably still alive because it has always been on a tender when not being ridden.
Low and behold the load test is a great big failure. In fact the bike won't even start. Crapola, actually I think I used the "F" word. Man if that would have happened Monday morning I think I would have resorted to throwing tools. Better duck cuz Tool Time Tim is on a tirade.
Grabbed a new battery yesterday from a buddy that runs a local battery shop and now the universe is in order once again.
Dodged the big one aka, Rather be lucky than good.
Cookin Wid Gas
2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.