Urk, sorry to hear that Kirk! It's a tough one to guess on...but LR has the right top three to check. Spark would be #1 on my list.
When I got the Concours, the guy I bought it from told me that every time it sat for more than a week, it was next to impossible to start. Sure enough, we cranked it till the battery was nearly dead to get it running the day I bought it.OK- so the bike won't start for 3 days- I decide to poke an led flex micro flashlight inside the tank and see if the wiring has come loose. No loose wires, I close the filler cap and turn on the key for shyts and giggles and low and behold the [email protected] thing starts. Why? Have no idea. But, alas, she has sprung to life. So, I will close the agency early today and celebrate with a ride around the loop. Thanks for the responses- hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
You just LOVE that BMW drive hub thing, don't you? I miss my Concours shaft. I'd love to see somebody make a line of drive pulleys and belts for DLs like the Uly has.... to BMW owners it is also wise to remind them to inspect the rear drive hub frequently.
Hmm,that's good news. I'll have to search the topic on the forums. As far as I know, the bikes are identical except for the obvious displacement difference and then some "features" like the hydraulic clutch. Frame, swingarm, etc. are the same. The pulley size from the Wee to the Vee would undoubtably have to be different, given the variance in gearing, HP, and torque.There is a reoccuring post on the SV 650 forum with someone developing a belt drive for the SV. How far off could that be for the 'Strom?
Thanks Pushrod. I checked it out. I saw such great results with belts during my time at HD that I'm a big fan.Ken,
This guy apparently focuses on Triumphs, but you can see the possibilities.
You are correct Sir, for $2000 and a chance to advance to the Bonus Round. I made esentially the same comment on StromTroopers...I said "top boxes" scream milk crate on a scooter to me, and I'd never put one on my bike. Man, those guys really like top boxes.it's the asthetics you see, it has to look cool as well as actually work
I'd bet the $190 I need for my insurance policy that there is some "safety" gizmo in the FI system that cuts off the fuel. Maybe a vacuum operated valve or something. Once you started cranking it again, you got it primed and it started. It won't happen again I'm sure.It was the weirdest [email protected] thing.
That is obscene. We're sweltering down here...80's.Highs in the middle 70's in December????? that's just obscene, I have to dress up like the flippin' Michilin Man just to ride around for an hour before it gets dark at 4 pm, that of course is if it's not snowing or raining or both....