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04-11-2006 06:35 PM
DocThee Yeah dude...sorry about your luck. A few things to learn from this...1) know your mileage on a tank of gas. 2) Check your fuel levels before every ride. You can open up the fuel cap, peak down in the tank, you can give the bike a subtle rocking to see where the fuel is, that usually is a good indicator 3) you MAY be able to bump start your bike and 4) Those of us who have trucks and ramps are willing to help.

Call me anytime...Anthony (586) 612-9200. I am more than happy to help out. I've met you before on the first ride this year.

All the more reason to become a member and to see our phone numbers on the back of the membership card.
04-11-2006 04:42 PM
TheCaptain Sorry about your luck but you do have to look at the bright side. Running out of gas is much better then laying the bike down! Only your pide gets hurt a little not you.
04-11-2006 03:31 PM
bubba_d_duck i tried but all the loose gravel on the shoulder made it hard to keep the wheel from sliding. and i wasnt a 100% sure that i could jump it from the car so i didn't want to chance and being a newbie i completley spaced about the reserve till it was too late. i learned my lesson from that dumb mistake though. there was one guy and gal that stoped to see if i needed help but besides that a lot of laughing and people yelling you're supposed to ride it
04-11-2006 10:01 AM
Lonnie Angel
Re: bad day

Quote:
Originally posted by bubba_d_duck
today just went form bad to worse. i forgot to fill my bike up with gass so of course i ran out on 696. then my wife came by with the gass can and my battery died trying to turn it over. needless to say i had to push my bike 2 and a half miles today to get it home. man i need to buy a truck.
I`m to lazy to read both pages, but why didn`t you push start it????????
04-11-2006 08:10 AM
HRC NICK 11 Should have been able to switch to reserve before it even stoped running.

By the way when bump starting a bike gears higher than first are less likely to lock up the tire, don't go too high though or you'll have to be running to start it.
04-11-2006 08:00 AM
ChoCha
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Originally posted by marvlover
Did it ever occur that you may have been able to jump start your bike.
next time this happen which I am sure it wont not after that experience.

try putting the bike in first gear pulling the clitch in have someone push you and then pop the clutch. She will start right up after two or 3 tries if your lucky but it beats pushing

or if that fails you can always jump it from a car battery just don't keep those jumper cables on there to long both methods have been tried and tested sucessfully by me

+1
04-11-2006 07:37 AM
almightys
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Originally posted by DeeDee
Hey Chuck!

I thought you had made something up like this a while back. Perhaps it needs to be updated annually? (not that I'm in the club, want you to spend yet more time on redline stuff, or want to have to cut a meal short because you got an emergency call on the bat phone, BUT since everyone is so accomadating and helpful for you...I guess I can't really mind. )
There is it is on the back of your redline superbike member ID card
04-11-2006 07:18 AM
marvlover Did it ever occur that you may have been able to jump start your bike.
next time this happen which I am sure it wont not after that experience.

try putting the bike in first gear pulling the clitch in have someone push you and then pop the clutch. She will start right up after two or 3 tries if your lucky but it beats pushing

or if that fails you can always jump it from a car battery just don't keep those jumper cables on there to long both methods have been tried and tested sucessfully by me
04-11-2006 07:08 AM
Apps
Re: bad day

Quote:
Originally posted by bubba_d_duck
today just went form bad to worse. i forgot to fill my bike up with gass so of course i ran out on 696. then my wife came by with the gass can and my battery died trying to turn it over. needless to say i had to push my bike 2 and a half miles today to get it home. man i need to buy a truck.
Students always laugh when I tell them that pushing sux....and the bigger the bike, the more it sux....sorry about your luck....

Justin
04-11-2006 06:03 AM
DeeDee
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Originally posted by kawigirl_636

We should have some numbers handy for members (and friends) who are caught out in different places. If you're in Lake Orion, call this number...if you're in Warren, call this person...when you break down in Sterling Heights try this person....well anyway, just a thought. Keep a list under your back seat or something.

Jen
Hey Chuck!

I thought you had made something up like this a while back. Perhaps it needs to be updated annually? (not that I'm in the club, want you to spend yet more time on redline stuff, or want to have to cut a meal short because you got an emergency call on the bat phone, BUT since everyone is so accomadating and helpful for you...I guess I can't really mind. )
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