A week and a half ago I couldn’t get my bike into Neutral, and therefore couldn’t start it and ride it to work. I was really annoyed that morning and because of how long I spent messing around with my bike I ended up driving the car to work. (It wasn’t all bad it was pouring rain on my drive home)
After being in LA for work in a Rental car that following weekend there was no way I was going to drive to work on Monday last week! Certainly not when I have three motorcycles in my garage. So the Monday morning I pulled out my friends ST2 to take it to work, not playing favorites, it was just the easiest to get to. I went to turn it on and nothing. Despite of (or as I would find out because of) being on a tender it was not getting any power.
I was a little annoyed, but since I was already moving bikes around I kept going and squeezed the wife’s monster out.
I did end up trying to figure out what was wrong with the ST2’s battery. Which was an adventure. One that started with me just trying to get to the damn thing, then attaching different battery chargers to it. Finally I gave up and removed enough faring to get the battery out and I realized what the problem was. The battery was completely (or mostly) dry. I took it into my guys at Nichols Sport Bike and they confirmed this. They also fixed my bike right up, but that’s another story.
I’m just glad I have enough motorcycles in the garage! (though I really am worried that I need another just to be safe)