MC Touring – Popping The Clutch

Well it was all fun and games until I left the key switch on when I parked the bike.  Th engine wouldn’t turn over, the battery was nearly dead. .

Solution: My darling husband pushed the bike to the end of the driveway where it meets the top of a very high hill. He turned the key on, put the bike in fourth gear with the clutch engaged, then rode it down the hill.  As the bike picked up speed, he popped the clutch. Unfortunately the rear wheel had not picked up enough momentum to turn the engine over.

Engaging the clutch again, he gained more speed, and popped the clutch a second time.  The second try was the charm, the engine turned over. Not stopping at the bottom of the hill, he rode the bike approximately 45 miles, thereby recharging the battery.  We were back in business….

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kietie

Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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