Yep....been a couple bad days. Just had to vent.
Picked up the 919 3 weeks ago (bike #16 for me BTW - have had them all.....R1, Hayabusa, 954RR, TL1000R, ZX6R, XR650R).....didn't plan on it being such a well versed bike. Still had a KTM 625 SMC supermoto sitting in the garage....after a couple weeks on the 9'er decided I didn't need another.....
So --- posted it up on Supermoto Junkie.....sold it, and met the guy in Jackson, MI (2 hours away.....) Made it there..... but on the way back --- transmission went in the car...... [email protected]
#$#! Thankfully was able to get the car on the highway, keep it in 4th, and proceeded to make it back 2 hours at 60 MPH.
So, down to 1 vehicle.....the bike.
On the way to work this morning.... the reserve light on the 9'er went on..... stopped at the Local BP. Went to the end pump this time around.... not being use to 87 octane.... reached for the left most handle. Filled 'er up..... went to start the bike... nothing..... fuel pump priming, starter turning over.... but no combustion.
#$%@! Yep...... Diesel fuel.
Thankfully --- had an Allen in my tank bag and was pleasantly surprised to find out every bolt needed was the same size allen --- was able to pull the seat, side panels, unbolt the tank, and prop the tank up with a rock.... to drain the tank into a 5 gallon pickle bucket I had borrowed.
Finally --- an hour later....... put more 87 in....... tried and tired.... battery died.
Alright.... one last effort.... decided to push start it in 1st. FINALLY....got it.
So..... here I am, sitting at work, eating subway thinking......
man.... that 9'er is one hell of a bike! Maybe I'll wait a couple weeks before I start to look for another car.