Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor (floyd_mephit) wrote,
Mephitis mephitis, Philosophiæ Doctor

I went to take my bike to work this morning to start putting heat on my new heat shields, and hit the starter button and.  'zzt-konk'.  All the juice died.  The odometer and oil light went blank.  I pushed the button again and got nothing.   At this point I shouldn't be surprised.  And I guess I really wasn't, I just kind of laughed.  I hooked up my horn again after weeks yesterday, so I disconnected it again and tried to crank it.  Nothing doing.  So I just laughed again and got in my truck.  I wonder if the battery died or what.  Maybe my generator is dead too.  I wonder if I can jumpstart my bike with my truck battery.  Opinions on the prudence of that, anyone?

See now, if I had my kickstarter installed already this wouldn't have been a problem.  In fact, if that kicker actually turns out to be reliable, I may disconnect the battery completely and install a capacitor in its place.  I don't think they sell replacement bike batts at O'Reilly's so I may be SOL here.  Aren't American bikes grand..

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