|Problems starting my Royal Enfield Bullet were fixed by a new battery.|
I'd been nursing along a duff battery in my 1999 Royal Enfield Bullet since it almost stranded me Sept. 27, 2014.
I quickly found that while a few minutes on a battery charger would get us going, the battery would fail to hold a charge and, once stopped, the motor wouldn't restart. Aggravating.
So I made an appointment at my local Brit bike shop, Wes Scott Cycles in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Wes advised that he had what I needed on the shelf. But no trip to his shop deserves a simple run past. Half the reason I like to go there is to see what other motorcycles are on hand.
|Triumph cafe racer. Lime green.|
|Triumph Daytona was a more classic shade of green.|
A battered Yamaha 100 dirt bike last registered in 1977 provided the most drama that morning. Kick after kick failed to bring it to life until the fellow doing the kicking basically gave up. He managed one, last, half-hearted little shove with his foot.
Of course, this started the Yamaha immediately. The smoke drove almost everyone out of the shop.
|Two-cycle Yamaha dirt bike clears the air of mosquitoes.|
We're good to go now.
|Precious details on the Triumph Daytona.|