Friday, July 24, 2009

Gremlins Caught, Being Held for Observation

Well, I'm happy to say the problem with the Triumph appears to simply be a dead battery. I discovered this when I went out to try and get it running, and noticed that the headlights were pretty dim.

Yay for the scientific method.

Anyway, I charged up the battery and the bike started right up. However, the "Check Engine" light is on. In the interest of not ending up twenty miles from home with a dead battery, I rode the Vespa again today. Tonight I'll put my voltage meter on the battery and see what happens.

The Triumph still has the original battery, so it's about due for a new one. This weekend I'll have to go and get a new one.


bobskoot said...


thank goodness it will be an easy fix. Not necessarily an easy fix stranded 20 miles away in the middle of nowhere. Couldn't you also put it in 2nd gear, run like mad, and "pop" the clutch ?

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Baron's Life said...

should be an easy fix...I AM sure you can start it the way BOBskoot is describing... either on first or second gear...used to doing this all the time.

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