Too easy?

You know that feeling you can get sometimes, that something is going too well, that sooner or later you”re going to run into problems…

That is exactly what happened. Everything went fine, we had the bike together in one piece, the battery was charged and ready and the compression in the engine sounded good when kicking it without the battery.

With the battery on the other hand: nothing, not a sign of life in the engine. The rest of the electrical system works fine, all the lights and turn signals. With our vigorous attempts to start the engine we somehow managed to snag the magnet on the generator and we had to remove it all again. The probable cause of the problems are the capacitors on the generator, they look fine but have probably gone sour. Another less likely cause can be the ignition coils. We’ll try using a new generator or changing the capacitors and try again during the week!