Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Motorcycle: 97 gsxr 750 SRAD
Re: My SRAD stalled in traffic today...
williamhbonney, I'm riding my bike fairing less at the moment with a lot taken off, but yeah it probably still weighs a lot more than 340 pounds. I'm just glad that I don't ride a Harley or my last bike (bandit 600) which weighed close to 500 pounds.
Last week I relocated and simplified the wire harness on this bike while installing an APE tensioner. I remember disconnecting the negative battery terminal before I started the wiring work, but I don't remember connecting it up before I put the seat back on. The battery was the first place I checked this morning, sure enough the cable was hanging free just barely touching the anode. So I bolted the cable down and took a ride around the block, and it didn't break down.
Man, I wonder how I could make such a dumb mistake. One thing for sure, is that it sucks to be broken down in the road.. it's a hard situation to think rationally or diagnose a problem. Two minutes, an allen wrench and a screw driver would have got the bike back in the game, instead of having me push it all the way home.