One sh*tty ride into work...
Had one hell of a ride into work today. About 12 miles into my commute, I needed to stop for gas. Once I was done filling up, completely out of the ordinary my bike was slow to crank to the point where it wouldn't turn over. I pull my phone out to see if I can borrow a truck, only to realize I somehow did not charge my phone the night before and it is now dead. Great, I now have to find my way back home. Luckily, a nice guy helped me bumpstart the bike so I can just ride it home. Unfortunately, this was just the easy part!
I make it about a mile before I immediately realize that I have managed to fry my R/R. The bike is spitting and sputtering and it is obvious the electrical system is not charging. Lights are not working, the current gear # is not changing, and it just seemed down on power. I tried my best to keep it running when it completely stalls in the middle of a bridge without a shoulder. I push it to safety and start to think how the hell I'm going to make it the next 11 miles home. I don't have a working phone, people are passing by without a care, and then it starts to friggin rain!
Once the bike cooled down for 10 min or so, I was able to bump start it and ride it a little further. At this point, the bike would go about 3/4 mile or so before it would die. I pretty much had no option other than to repeat this process all the way home. At one point I ended up in a neighborhood where a nice guy tried to help and offered water as I rested. I ended up making it about a mile from home stuck on the side of the road on slick concrete. The rear tire would not get traction when bump starting so I decided to push the bike the rest of the way home. I was surprised at how many people passed by (including fellow motorcyclists) without offering to help. It took me about 3 hours to get home.
To make matters worse, I managed to shatter my phone's screen on the trek home. Now the phone (Galaxy S3) doesn't work all together and I'm unable to get a replacement phone under warranty! Talk about one shitty ride into work!!! 2006 gsxr 600 8500 miles. Battery is about 2 weeks old
Last edited by Brian2006; 10-26-2012 at 05:42 PM.