Main Motorcycle: 1972 Triumph Bonneville
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Crown Point
Other Motorcycle: 1969 Triumph T100C
Extra Motorcycle: 1966 Triumph 500cc
new and exciting failure
Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted, but I thought I would come back in with a good story. I had to go to work this morning to see an emergency patient, and I thought I would ride one of the bikes. I have recently been cleaning and polishing the 72 Bonneville, so that got the nod. Well, The ride started off well and the bike was cracking along, and then started sputtering. I had checked to see if it had enough fuel before I left, and it did, so I checked the fuel taps to be sure they were on. They were, but I just did a quick, cursory check. Well, I ride on, and the bike is still sputtering. Finally I look down and see...........the fuel line spigot has come unscrewed from the tap and it is pouring gas all over the engine and me! It emptied the entire petrol tank before I could get it stopped. I only had a couple of miles to go, so I made it to the gas station. The worse part was that the gas made the bike a mess. Washed all of the lube off of the chain and spread it over the bike. I was annoyed, but that is life. The old girl likes to try and destroy herself every once in awhile by way of vibrational suicide. She can cause me untold misery at times. That being said, when that bike is running right, there is nothing better. I have ridden plenty of other bikes in my time and own several, but that one is the best. It is fast enough, handles well, stops poorly, and sounds amazing. Anyway, it's good to be back on the forum. Look for a lot of posts from me, as I have been up to a lot lately. Cheers.