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|11-29-2006 06:49 PM|
Perhaps some Loctite on the battery bolts....
|11-29-2006 05:51 PM|
It might be a good idea to get a couple of spider washers (you know, the lock washers with several "fins" around the circunference), to put on those battery terminals. The locks may dig in and keep them from backing out. Who knows- it may even make a stronger connection to the battery's power and run better than it ever has. Stranger things have happened....
|11-29-2006 04:04 AM|
Originally Posted by Ironman
I think this is the head mechanic at alot of dealerships ....
|11-28-2006 04:46 PM|
I just talked to my buddy who was with us and sold her the 500. He bought the battery at the well known shop, but installed it himself! He had on another trip, found the battery terminals loose on the old battery and when he tried to tighten them he broke off the lead terminal. He had to drive a sheet metal screw into the lead to hold the battery cable on, which quickly was eaten by the battery acid, which is why he bought the new battery just before he sold her the bike. He said he was tentative about tightening them too tight and must not have got them tight enough. So, I retract my statement about who installed the battery!
Of course, I told him that if the bike was losing all power, that should have told him what it was. He said he had been meaning to pull the seat (one bolt) and check them, but never got around to it. ha! Nothing like leaving for a 500 mile trip when you know your bike has problems. She must have had some butterflies heading out of town on the trip!
|11-28-2006 04:46 PM|
|rnewell||I'm still jealous about that trip. And you came out the hero in the end !|
|11-28-2006 04:36 PM|
Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin
|11-27-2006 10:38 PM|
|Ironman||Had the exact same thing happen to me this last summer. Bike started surging like it was running out of gas (I thought maybe I had got some bad gas). Then it started back firing, the tachometer briefly pegged to the right and eventually it just died. I thought it was possessed. Finger tight battery cable. Apparently I did a real sucky job of putting it on prior to that. I could probably qualify as a "master mechanic" at the local dealership now|
|11-27-2006 09:29 PM|
Originally Posted by fergy
Was the Winger rider still there when ya got it going? Here's a laugh at/for him
|11-27-2006 08:15 PM|
Originally Posted by rnewell
|11-27-2006 06:44 PM|
|rnewell||Go figure, a well known bike shop. The industry reputation just dropped a little more.|
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