Sunday, December 13, 2015

Well, that was fun

The Harley wouldn't start, because the batteries in BOTH fobs were dead. Off to Home Depot - they were out of that type of battery. OK, off to Publix. Success!

Home. Swap batteries. Security system is happy..

Battery doesn't have enough juice to turn the motor over. Need to take the seat off to get to it; need to take the trunk off to get to the seat. Where did I put the tool to unlock the mounting lugs ....

Aw, screw it. I need some relaxing time after all this "relaxing time".

8 comments:

B said...

Batter maintainers are your friends. Easy to hook and unhook, and will keep the battery at full charge WITHOUT killing it.


YMMV...But it will prevent the second issue.

Tony Tsquared said...

Battery Tender

Old NFO said...

Battery Tender works! :-)

The Big Guy said...

Just gonna leave this here:
On my way to Oz right now.
Bike is sitting in driveway on the center stand. No battery tender.

I will be home at the end of January-
I'll check the air in the back tire, hit the starter and I will be back on the road.
Sadly, from a reliability stand point, rice burners rock.

Nosmo King said...

Are we led to believe a Magnificent Harley-Davidson is rendered completely inoperable because of a 50 cent battery in the key fob? No kick starter I understand, some manufacturers began omitting them in the 1970s (BMW, this is you, you worthless bastards), but there's no means of making the bike work without a Functional Fob?

Sounds like the perfect backup transportation option to me.....

matism said...

Sure there is, Nosmo King. Just have someone push the bike until it's going fast enough and pop the clutch.

burt said...

Actually, you can "key in" the security code using the turn signal buttons. Really easy to do - and it's the safety backup procedure in case you lose/misplace your keys when on the road. BP, if you want a wallet card with those instructions (as well as how to turn the damned alarm off when you're towing the bike on a trailer), let me know.

Battery Tender - +100. And if you're smart, you'll attach the pigtail to the battery and leave it on the bike all summer, too... 'cuz you can plug things into it, like a charging adapter to keep your phone alive while you're on the road.

burt said...

Actually, you can "key in" the security code using the turn signal buttons. Really easy to do - and it's the safety backup procedure in case you lose/misplace your keys when on the road. BP, if you want a wallet card with those instructions (as well as how to turn the damned alarm off when you're towing the bike on a trailer), let me know.

Battery Tender - +100. And if you're smart, you'll attach the pigtail to the battery and leave it on the bike all summer, too... 'cuz you can plug things into it, like a charging adapter to keep your phone alive while you're on the road.