Easiest repair ever

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by jamesearl, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    Going down the Hwy.hit a dip in the road,lifted me up off of the seat,engine dies,I limp to the shoulder.Traffic coming up fast behind me,scary,it was a 65mph Hwy.About to call a tow truck,when I notice switch is in off position,but I didn't shut it off,or did I? Apparently while getting bumped on the dip my hands left the bars for a second,and I inadvertently swiped the switch.Easiest repair I ever made!
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I hope that's the worst trouble you have with your bike this year!! :s
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    And cheap too.:D
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Keep her rollin:D
    I did that once too
     
  5. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    Good for YOU!!! something like that happened to me when I first got my ZTR lawn mower. All I did was turn off the key and killed it..........then I got back on and it would NOT START!!! Nothing!! brand new mower and nothing!! I was mad......I studied it for a long time trying to start it .... and THEN I noticed... read the manual and everything -- the mower clutch (blade engagement) button was still UP. That mower will not do anything unless that button is pushed down to start. hahaha -- learned my lesson like you --check the small things first!

    Ride safe and enjoy!! weather is getting nice quick!!


    Bill
     
  6. rusntx

    rusntx Active Member Contributor

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    Gosh, gotta love that type of repair. Wish all of them were so easy, of course it would have taken me hours to figure out my switch was moved to off!
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  7. weldbead

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    i was reaching with my right thumb for the turn signal, and hit the off switch. Once i realized what id done, i squeezed the clutch lever and hit the start switch , let the clutch go and hardly lost any speed..dont wanna do that again..
     
  8. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    Thats what I shoulda done,But I had a lot of traffic coming up my rear,I really thought somebody was going to hit me,I had to cross 2 lanes while slowing drastically.Wish I'd of had the presence of mind to check.Now it'll be the 1st thing!
     
  9. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Traffic coming up behind you is scary alright, especially if it's 18 wheelers, glad you made it through and got it fixed:D