Good news and bad news.

good news.
Alan at Redwood City Honda/Suzuki/Kawasaki/KTM/blah/blah just called me — the problem was a bad voltage regulator. Since I did the regulator tests in my troubleshooting book, and it seemed to be OK, I’m going to have Alan and Phil explain the tests that they did.

Alan said that he relayed my eGuard warning to Phil, who actually worked on the SVS. According to Alan, Phil started giggling when he turned on the bike and heard the noise. But at least they didn’t cut my brake lines or Armor All my seat (that I know of). Alan did, however, tell me a funny story over the phone about how he used to Armor All his seat when he wanted to hang off while wearing jeans. Once he loaned the bike to a friend and didn’t warn him about the Armor All — apparently, the friend came back after having a bit of a heart attack from sliding all over the motorcycle. We got a big chuckle out of the story. Ahh, bike nerd humor.

bad news.
They have to order the new voltage regulator from Alpha-Centuri, and so it will be another full Earth-week before I can pick up my bike. Rarr! Naturally, the weather is sunny and gorgeous and a perfect temperature. *temper tantrum*

Maybe I’ll find the Bandit’s fork brace before the weekend, so I can at least ride that. I hate wasting the first perfect spring/summer gorgeous weekend of the year.

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4 Responses to Good news and bad news.

  1. Geoff says:

    No bike to ride this weekend? What about the 929 and the 996?

  2. tony says:

    I have an extra SV you can borrow. šŸ˜‰

  3. Benjamin says:

    WAH! That is no fun having your baby in the shop, specially when it’s perfect weather outside. I lament for you!
    I’m in a similar situation right now as out-of-state family has arrived from all corners of the midwest. It’s kinda hard for me to just leave em all at my home alone while I go out riding for hours on end. Not very host-like behavior, I hear. Soooo I’ve been staying home entertaining everybody. Even more show up today!
    I hope your bike is done soon so you can ride ride ride the days away!
    Huggggggs and shizzie
    Benny

  4. carolyn says:

    Bungee your family onto the back! It’ll be a bonding experience! šŸ˜€
    Still no word from the shop. When I talked to them yesterday morning, they said it’d “absolutely” be done yesterday. I definitely know now how it is to be working on a million bikes, each of which is a “rush job” to its owner….but that doesn’t mean I’m not still going batshit. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I hear back before they close tonight (2.5 more hours) or first thing tomorrow.

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