by Editor on 05/14/16
They picked up Project Vrod to find out what happened yesterday....
I took the bike out yesterday for it's first ride and about an hour into it I noticed the front brake seemed to be sticky, shortly after that the instrument cluster stopped working, and the bike seemed to be running very hot. I was close to home so I high tailed it back and got home safe and sound. I could see a definite black line on the front right brake rotor and it was very warm to the touch. I popped off the airbox to check the fuse for the instrument cluster and sure enough it was blown. I replaced it and the gauges worked again, the error code suggests that it's most likely a ground problem. Now that the bike had been sitting for over an hour I was shocked to find out how hot the valve covers still were and even the frame was very warm to the touch on the radiator hose side. This is about when I started freaking out, the engine should definitely have cooled down by now and even an hour an a half afterwards I couldn't touch it for more than a second or two. (My guess is it's the thermostat or water pump failure)
Keep in mind that this is all happening on Friday the 13th, a full moon, and the very first ride...
I knew I needed help,
I called the folks at TDMC Customs at Trev Deeley Motorcycles and explained what the bikes symptoms were and they said we'll pick the bike up in the morning get it back to the shop and diagnose the problems.
Sure enough, the bike was picked up around 11:30 am today and is on its way! I can't thank these guys enough, they truly take care of motorcycle riders, their bikes, and have unbeatable customer service!!!!
Special thanks to Chris, Walter and Dave.