Instead of permanently fixing my motorcycle at the shop, they only had to replace the battery to get it up and running again. It’s likely that the battery has gone bad due to the poorly connected ground wire in the front harness [see recall post below]. They told me what the recall notice says: “Don’t ride your bike!” Right. How was I supposed to get it home? Or was I supposed to leave it in the shop for who knows how long waiting for a part? I don’t think so.
So, I had Laura follow me while I rode it home. It’s in the garage now.
Now what was I going to do with it? Leave it in the garage idle? That doesn’t sound right. I researched some things on the Internet and found out the specific wire that causes the problems I’ve been having. I even found an article outlining a fix that will keep me on two wheels until the new wiring harnesses become available. Here is even quite a lengthy discussion about the recall.
So I fixed it. I took a nice little wire and patched that there ground wire. Let’s all hope that it is now fixed… at least until they put the new wiring harness in for the recall.