Yesterday things were going pretty good. I took my brother to practice again on my bike and he was doing really well. Well enough that soon, we’re going to have to brave the streets so he get’s real experience.
However, on the way back home things went… wrong. I’m riding up the hill and my bike’s engine just dies. I was worried at first that I had somehow run it out of gas, since the light came on as my brother was practicing. I coasted to the side of the road and tried to start it and it started right away. I thought to myself “huh, weird, seems OK now…” so I put it in first and it dies again. Repeat this a couple of times. I’m guessing the sensor that knows when my kickstand is up is dead. Since it runs fine in neutral, and dies immediately when I put it in any gear. I tried to wiggle the right things and get it going again, but no luck. I can’t exactly see what might be the switch or whatever lets the bike know the stand is up, it is a mess down there, been since never when it was last cleaned.
With nothing else to do I rolled it down the hill and parked it. Today I’ll figure out towing the bike to my mechanic and since it will be there I’ll have them put the 695 engine in.