So, took the day off on one of the hottest days of the year to ride over to Cadwell, perfect, until the bike wouldn't re-start at the services at the M180/A15 junction after a pee and petrol stop. Lights yes but wouldn't turn over, nothing at 8am. Let her cool for 15 mins and kept trying her, still nothing, damn, rang recovery, someone will be with me within 90 mins. Got out of my leathers and under suit into my shorts, tee shirt and flip flops from my rucksack and waited. After two updates from the recovery company, the second when I wasn't happy about the elongated wait, their man appeared, 3 hrs 20 mins after I had rang !
The guy was brilliant though. He had worked on BM's in a previous life and knew all about my model and was very happy to have come to me because in is words 'you never see these', which I already knew. After he told me all about the BoxerCup we tried it again, she turned over no problem and fired first prod of the button, unbelievable. He put his multi meter on the external socket and the battery was getting loads of charge, stumped, must be the heat affecting the battery, its now very hot. stopped and started her to make sure all was ok and I 'caned' her the last 30 miles to Cadwell.
The day was in full swing when I arrived at 12:30 and everyone was having a great time, the only complaint was it was too nice, too hot lol. I left at 3:30 and had a good ride keeping off the main routes, brilliant. I decided to fill up at Thirsk opposite Teasdales bike shop just incase. I got 149 miles to reserve by the way, well impressed, she is now running properly obviously. Sure enough, after filling up and drinking a bottle of water to refresh, she wouldn't turn over, bugger, it was 6pm. But, after about a minute, she very, very slowly turned over, it was painfully slow but then fired up, 'don't let her stall' and I got home in 15 mins. Frustrating but I will have to monitor it.
She Handles Like a Dream