Concerning your desire for self cancelling turn signals and the lack of turn signal indicators. If you refer to page 58 of the owner's manual you will find that your Victory does have self cancelling turn signals. Oh, by the way , the indicators for the turn signals are just above the high beam and nuetral lights -- go look again, there are idiot lights ..... too bad there are idiots that can't see them !
In June, my Valky's alternator died outside a small Ohio town, 60 miles from home. I've had AAA for 15 or so years, but no bike/RV coverage. I call them, explain I don't have the coverage but I just want them to send a truck and I'll pay full price. They couldn't find one. Glad I didn't pay $22 for that kind of coverage.
That's why one should forget wire rims (the damn things have a tube) and stay with the tubeless mags. One plug kit and a couple of co/2 bottles and you're on the road. Better yet. strip down a small air compressor from Wal-Mart( 10 bucks and it can fit under the seat) add a electrical plug to your battery and forget the co/2!
I tend to agree with you. Another item that has this mysterious effect is jumper cables.
Anyone know of a set small enough for a bike. Usually had to bump start, or fit the FAT auto style cable onto the teenie weenie bike battery terminals. The one trick I tried (and it did not work) was a cheepo cigarette lighter jumper (it was suposed to go lighter to lighter for cars). I cut off one plug and put some small clips on the wires. The one time I tried them, The lighter fuse in the car blew.
The only question is, could they find someone, even a company not affiliated with them, to tow a bike? AAA couldn't, but then the brain donor I spoke with was only looking in the rural county I was towing FROM, not the somewhat more populous county I was towing TO. I ended up calling places myself who would only haul wrecked bikes, because they didn't want to scratch anything.
On a semi-related note, how rare is it for a dealership to not have a truck/trailer for bikes, or at least a short list of companies willing to haul one? I called all 3 local dealerships, made it clear that if they towed it they got the business, and none could help me out. Why don't dealerships get an S-10 and a low trailer? You could basically have high school kids on spring break do the hauling. Or even rent the thing out to riders in need.
LOL, you've obviously been sitting on this story because it hasn't been t-shirt riding weather for quite a while.
That, plus the author's narrative: "Waiting in the blazing sun for an hour and a half..."
Thanks for throwing us a bone, MO.
Amen to the Stop and Go, but even a $6 crude poker kit from any auto shop would do to get you to civilization. Add a CO2/pump combo and off you go after a few minutes...guess you guys don't think about these things? I don't either when I'm just around town...
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