My bike has been laid up da past few weeks and aftah some research and self diagnosing da problem, I found out it was an ignition coil.
Funny thing about bike parts - most "easy" parts to either bling out or make your bike fastah is readily available by both original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or aftah market companies.
Da parts you need to keep your bike running "properly" (not MacGyver kine) is only available by da original equipment manufacturers which is sold by da dealers and you know wat dat means...... CHA-CHING $$$.
I called da ONLY dealer dat had it: $90.
Now I thought dat was a fairly decent price considering da part but aftah finding out dat "they" suggest I replace all four of 'em I needed a defibrillator to shock me back to coherence.
Back to da computah. I found a few at $70 but wit shipping it still came out only a little cheapah. Then I found a dealer - yes, a dealer - dat had it for $52! 😯 Man, I was on it like flies on doo-doo! I found out latah too dat I didn't need all four so I ended up getting parts to upgrade my front brakes and new spark plugs as well. In da end, I saved myself around $125 even wit shipping!
So yesterday I finally decided to take kea of it.
If you've evah worked on your own vehicle, you know dat taking things apart is fairly easy.... putting 'em back together is da problem. 🙄 You end up either having "extra" parts or needing "extra" parts cause some thing broke.
Aftah seven hours of working on da bike, I was down to my last three bolts and I was done...... problem was - there were only two holes.
$heesh-kabobs!!! (you can guess wat I really said)
Well at least because of the type of bolts they were I knew wat/wea they went. One, I couldn't find da puka it was "supposed" to go in. It holds my plastic to da frame of da bike and I checked every inch and all da pukas had a bolt in 'em. Oh well, "extra" now.
Da last two bolts were to hold my seat. I started on one side and ratcheted it down. Started on da oddah side and ratcheted it down.
Hmmm, felt a little funny.
Unratch it. Ok, unratch it. OK, UNRATCH IT.
I was literally done and I stripped da last two bolts!?!
Wassap Wit Dat!
For those of you who don't know wat dat means, basically no mattah wat you do da screw just spins and spins and you can't take 'em out or put 'em in. It's a pain in da okole to get 'em out and even more of a pain to frickin' fix 'em! At least da seat is locked down and I don't need to do anything in there... for now.
I took her out for a late night spin and she runs like a champ. 😀
Now aftah all dat, da cheapest part is going be my mad MacGyver skills to remove and replace those two bolts..... which I'll nevah strip again. 😉
Got any repair mo'olelo or mana'o to share?