Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Battery strap gives way

My Bobber had a TKO over the weekend. Yesterday, I could not start the engine nor even use horn. Checking the battery, I found it's rubber strap's latch snapped due to rust. That made it easy to shake the battery and loosen the terminal's contact. After tightening the contacts at the terminal and temporarily using a tough string, the neutral light came back but when I pressed the starter, I only got a small click sound from the engine. Later, the neutral light can back and 4 times I tried to start but to no avail. What to do. I wanted to go with the Bobber to Bingit Rendezvous this weekend but that's out of the question. My salesman said he'll collect the Bobber tomorrow. All in all, it was divine intervention. Shukur Alhamduillah, a blessing from Allah for He didn't want my Bobber to break down (had I gone to see Bingit Rendezvous and I would have) other than at the comfort of home.When I collected the Bobber, it was suspected the battery, being loose and with amble space around, shook and tugged some critical connection(s) either to starter or starter switch but nothing was short/damaged. The wireman then proceeded to check and tightened all connections to the battery. The bobber is A-OK now. Damage control was only transportation cost which is a nominal rate but isn't cheap. Summary: Shukur Alhamduillah, could have been worse.

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