Where did it happen and how long did it take to fix it/ for help to arrive?
I go stranded on a highway yesterday, 60 or so kilometres outside the city. Luckily it only took about 2 hours for someone to arrive.
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About... 2 months ago.
I was going out on a 3AM drive. Cruising along the usual hotspots.
Going up hill at around 150 , climbing a 20% gradient. With the throttle at max. I was going , I was going , 9,000rpm , 10,000rp, 11,000rpm and suddenly BAM. wheeirrrrrllll , suddenly a metallic clanking sound started coming from between my legs , clauk clauk cluak clauk.
I lost almost all my power. I immediately pull to the side of the road after crawling up the hill.
It was pitch-black , in the middle of a country park , no street-lights , no cars , no houses , nothing , slap bang in the middle of bear country , with the closest town almost 100km away. It was just me and my bike and the stars above.
I turned on the flashlight and start inspecting my engine. No visual damage. Whatever's gone wrong , it's deep within , sounds like a seized piston ring. Absolutely cannot be fixed on the road...
It would take a tow-truck at least 2 hours to get to where I am and in the middle of bear country with no streetlights. Standing alone on the side of the road I might as well as put up a sign that says FREE BEAR FOOD.
I tried restarting my engine... praise Zeus it worked! Barely... and so... I began my crawl back towards civilization but it's a one way road with a concrete barrier inbetween. To get back to civilization , the map shows me the next turn around is 50km away... and so... I crawled ahead... praying and begging for the engine not to die on me...
As I was heading back towards civilization , I saw some motorcyclist speed by... the Saturday night gang... not wanting to get in the way of the night ride , I pulled off to the sides and let them sped by... god... they looked so cool.
Anyway, I eventually made it back home and had it towed to the dealer to get the engine rebuilt. And all is well. Kinda. Minus a HUGE hole in my wallet.1
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