The bike has been resting a lot these days. Why… the last time she breathed was on on the short excursion to Raub in October last year. Well over six month – and its a no brainer that when I wanted to take her our for a spin last weekend, she refused to wake up! She has been sleeping much too long 😦 And the consequences of that, her starter relay resigned, and her source of electrical power gave up on her.
While Ive noticed for a while that the lifespan of the starter relay was suspect, it took one rather stupid and risky effort to bring it to an early demise. What a superbike owner should try to avoid is jump-starting the bike form a revved up car! And that was what I did, rendering an overload in the circuitry of the relay as well as spoiling the battery. Friends say it could have been worst! I guess I was a bit lucky…
While I was not sure at first to the exact problem after a total no-response from the starter switch, I gathered from the net valuables infos and similar experiences from around the world which pointed to the starter relay and battery. Could be either one or could be both – which was my case!
So, a week later (thats today), I shopped around for these two items, and she is ALIVE!!!
Lesson learned: do not hibernate your bike !!!