Pee gravel and the BRP...went down hard!


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  • vega25

Posted April 05, 2006 - 04:38 PM

#1

Hey Guys went on a great ride here in the Great Smoky Mtns. today. Went into a right hand curve on a half gravel half paved road and hit some pee gravel and went down fast and hard! Nothing broken....but I found out that I need more protection.

My buddies got the bike up and she started right up..we then went up the Mile High Campground off the Blue Ridge Parkway and took a rest/recovery. Stayed about 45 minutes. We mounted up and the BRP would not start!! Was getting gas but no spark! I had to be towed out by my buddies..which was an adventure all to it's own. Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

Thanks,

  • Mountain Road Madness

Posted April 05, 2006 - 05:15 PM

#2

Hey Guys went on a great ride here in the Great Smoky Mtns. today. Went into a right hand curve on a half gravel half paved road and hit some pee gravel and went down fast and hard! Nothing broken....but I found out that I need more protection.

My buddies got the bike up and she started right up..we then went up the Mile High Campground off the Blue Ridge Parkway and took a rest/recovery. Stayed about 45 minutes. We mounted up and the BRP would not start!! Was getting gas but no spark! I had to be towed out by my buddies..which was an adventure all to it's own. Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

Thanks,


Hello Neighbor,
Sorry to hear about your accident. You may want to check all of your kill switches such as side stand switch and kill switch on the bar. Good Luck. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  • chicagobikefan

Posted April 05, 2006 - 07:24 PM

#3

It's "pea" gravel, not "pee" gravel. Unless of course, the place you were riding in is a favorite of people with kidney stones. :thumbsup:

  • goblin127

Posted April 06, 2006 - 06:10 AM

#4

So is this an R or an L?

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  • BigBoreRacing

Posted April 06, 2006 - 07:23 AM

#5

So is this an R or an L?

[COLOR=Red]If I was a betting man...I'd bet "L" :thumbsup: [/COLOR]

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted April 06, 2006 - 07:48 AM

#6

[COLOR=Red]If I was a betting man...I'd bet "L" :thumbsup: [/COLOR]


Yeah, those safeties (and probably deathwings) are pesky critters.

Vega, to bypass all the safeties, take the 2 wires going to the clutch switch, and short them BOTH to ground.

Dave

  • vega25

Posted April 06, 2006 - 08:25 AM

#7

"L" it is. There were no warnings signs before the failure/no start. I have done a little wire tracking and could not find anything obvious.

I would love to have an "R"...can't get it tagged in NC. I have seen them tagged in NC...not sure how though.

  • ghoti

Posted April 06, 2006 - 09:14 AM

#8

Hey Guys went on a great ride here in the Great Smoky Mtns. today. Went into a right hand curve on a half gravel half paved road and hit some pee gravel and went down fast and hard! Nothing broken....but I found out that I need more protection.

My buddies got the bike up and she started right up..we then went up the Mile High Campground off the Blue Ridge Parkway and took a rest/recovery. Stayed about 45 minutes. We mounted up and the BRP would not start!! Was getting gas but no spark! I had to be towed out by my buddies..which was an adventure all to it's own. Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

Thanks,

I wish my buddies would pick up my bike for me. :thumbsup: Hard to believe it would run fine until you shut it down and be a interlock. The run swith was to run, right?





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