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thelonewonderer last won the day on February 1 2018

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About thelonewonderer

  • Birthday 09/02/1987

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    2003 V11 Sport, 1980 GS550e, 1978 CB400t II (sold), 2002 GZ250 (sold)
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    Los Angeles

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    Motorcycles and acting. That pretty much sums me up.

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  1. Thank you all for commenting on this thread. I love this community. Thanks for welcoming me back after a couple of years! Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for your help, as always! I'm really hoping that it's just the battery.
  3. Hey Docc! I was hoping to hear from you. I'm including a picture of the battery in this post. It's pretty old, but it has always been hooked up to a battery tender when not in use.
  4. Thank you for your response. I had it hooked up to a Battery Tender Junior, so maybe it wasn't getting enough juice while it sat.
  5. Hey all! It's been a while since I've been on this forum. I got into an accident on my V11 right before the pandemic started and have been using my car to get around. Now, I need to start commuting on the bike again. I have ridden it a few times here and there since the accident with no issues, then plugged the battery into a battery tender and commuted in by car. Over the past couple weeks the bike would start. I took it for a test ride today and everything seemed fine. Stopped to fuel up but after that the bike wouldn't start. At first, I was just getting clicking noises from the starter motor, but after awhile it wasn't making any noise, making me think it could be a power issue. Luckily, I wasn't far from home, so I walked her back. I tested the battery and it's giving good readings and is now hooked back up to the tender. The fuel pump is engaging, but it just won't start. I've checked the fuses, all good. I am wondering if it could be the starter motor. I've never tested one before and I'm not quite sure how to do so. I'm hoping some of you awesome gurus could help me out in determining the issue. I've been through a lot with this bike (full engine rebuild, accident, etc.), and I would love to get her back on the road. I've never heard of a starter motor going bad after sitting still for a while, but I have a feeling that it's part of the problem. Then again, what do I know? Looking forward to any and all advice the great people of this forum have to offer.
  6. Good call on the spares. I'll be keeping some on me, from now on. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. Well guys, this post sucks. I was commuting home from work this past Thursday and a car pushed me into the back end of an SUV. The car kept on its merry way, leaving me tumbling on the freeway. Thank God for good gear, and for the cars behind me stopping in time. My bike doesn't seem to be too banged up, and the same goes for me, luckily. I did an inspection on the side of the road, and most of the damage was to the spark plug guard. It saved the head, but the plug was destroyed. I was less than a mile from home, and the bike started up. Obviously, only one cylinder was firing, due to the broken spark plug, but I was able to get her home and in the garage. I'll be assessing the damage more when I get some free time. I've always wanted to be more active on this forum, but this definitely isn't what I meant by that! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. Hey everyone! I know it's been over a year, but I believe if figured this one out. I thought I'd post my theory, then update when I get the parts in and the gearbox back together. Basically, the problem with down shifting seemed to go away, but it started creeping back. I was riding one day and the issue got worse. Then the selector spring broke, so I had to get the bike home in 2nd gear (thank you to everyone that posted on the forum about the springs breaking; it made my problem easy to diagnose). I got the new selector spring in and was putting the gearbox selector back together when I noticed ANOTHER broken spring, the Lever Spring. So, I believe that my troubles down shifting were because one of the long arms of this spring had snapped off. I also think this led to more stress than normal on the shifter spring, which caused it's failure, or it could just be a coincidence. Either way, I'm ordering a new lever spring from Harper Moto. Like I said, I'll update when I get her back together. Hopefully, these were the only gremlins in the gearbox! On another note, anyone have any advice on installing the circlips that hold the selector gears in place? I always seem to bend them out of shape, rendering them useless.
  9. Angeles Crest, earlier today. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. You will always be a part of this community. Always. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. My friend's name is Christopher. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk Thanks. If I've met him, I've forgotten. I'm old.. Well, if you're in the SoCal area, we could all try to get together for a ride. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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