I pulled the trigger...finally

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by jimharvey1, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. jimharvey1

    jimharvey1 Junior Member

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    Went to Biketoberfest in Daytona with the MC and on the way back, noticed my check engine light on. Oh-oh! Quick scan of the gauges showed the voltage at around 11 volts! I was about 30 miles from home (Jacksonville) at the time but opted to press on and at least get close when it finally died. I hawked that voltage gauge constantly. It seemed to hold steady at about 10.5 volts for awhile and I kept praying..."just get me close, baby! I can get a tow from here!" Over the Buckman Bridge I went...almost there...reading maybe 9 volts! Off at Blanding...no traffic at the light...tach and speedo started going nuts. Turned down my street and she started backfiring and coughing...just a few hundred yards more. Turned onto my street and with one final POP...it died. I coasted the remaining 100 feet into my driveway. Lucky or what?!?!

    Anyway, come to find out when I brought it in on Tuesday, it was a voltage regulator. But...too late. When I delivered the bike to the service folks I made the fatal error of going in the showroom and fell in love. I am now the proud owner of a 2012 FLHTCU. Sweet bike!
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  2. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    Just goes to show that everything happens for a reason. Congrats on the new ride!!!
     
  3. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Congratulations, Now you get to change your avatar... :D
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It is possible to fix a broke bike you do not need to buy a new one when the bike breaks down :s
    I hope you have many happy miles on your new bike

    Those dealer places are dangerous to your wallet

    Brian
     
  5. alto

    alto Active Member

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    I try to stay away from the showroom the same way I have to stay away from stores that sell puppies. I know I'll want to bring all the bikes and puppies home:)
    best to you and your beautiful new ride!
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Very good deal, enjoy the new ride:rider
     
  7. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Congratulations!! Pretty expensive voltage regulator. :newsmile100:
     
  8. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    Congrats on your new ride....Yahoo!!! Enjoy
     
  9. Gold4484

    Gold4484 Active Member Contributor

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    What a GREAT looking bike! THAT colour is MY colour ! Enjoy your new ride.

    BRIAN
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Did you get a free t-shirt? Congrats on the new steed and may you make many miles of memories upon it....:)