Im pissed off with my RC at the mo and needs to have a nice big fucking rant!
as all of you know im pretty shit when it comes to mechanical stuff. but a few guys on here have convinced me to have a go at doing some service/winter work to the bike myself, which i was contemplating doing anyway. so opened the garage, took off the rear caliper and replaced the pads (first time for me and it felt pretty good)
took the bike out the garage, both to ride it out for a quick 10 mins to stretch its legs and to see how the wife feels on it as she was a bit uncomfortable last time, and it wouldnt start! kept turning over but wouldnt start, to the point where the battery almost died from trying too hard.
so for the first time since ive owned the rc, i tried to remove the tail myself to get to the battery, to put it on a charge, and ended up snapping the right side of the panel, after trying to be really gentle with it too. so now theres a nice hairline crack near my seat (not very noticable, but its there)
got the battery charged and went out with the wife. she loved it, until the rc decided to run on one cylinder (sounded gut wrenchingly awful) and felt like it was down to 20% power and refuse to rev above 4,000.
decided to get it home quick to cause least stress then the temp warning light went on the dash when i was almost home.
so now the bike is back on the garage till i change the oil and filter and front pads when they arrive. then fire it up again to take (or limp) to my local garage where the spark plugs, (prob whats causing all this) brake fluid and clutch fluid can be changed finally.
but until my oil and pads arrive i dont want to even look at the bike, especially with a nice hairline crack on it.
thanks for listening