Okay, went to parts store to get stuff, closed, suv's with heavy subs jammin in parking lot. Go to door, closed, guy cleaning out register, and he gives the kill sign over throat.
Okay, closed. Got it.
Went to another store (still have to go to menards for 3/16 clear hose, 2.99 10 feet).
Built me a ramp set up to get bike up high enough for oil change, and then on lift.
Found out something enlightening. The rails on the backrest/luggage rack, will if you don't have the passenger seat on, leave a very painful reminder on your forehead.
I had to sit for a bit and gather my senses. Haven't seen stars like that since my last car accident.
Time to change the oil.
Oil change smooth:
In my oil change box, 4 qt. oil, 2 crush washer, one filter, and to my surprise.
I was happy, I guess one used to get extra parts when buying a battery.
I found 2 long bolts, 2 short bolt, 2 star washers, 2 brass spacer, and 2 block nuts. (they filled the hole, not like the half ones with battery).
So, this was a joyful find, that lead me to reattempt adding my tender pigtail.
I cleaned all connections, got the positive side all done, and I put a small slice on side of red rubber boot so it would fit over connections battery end.
I then attempted the negative side. HUM.. Nope short bolt was to short for 3 connectors, and the long bolt even if I got it tightened, it was to tall for battery cover.
So, started looking around the right side, and found something interesting.
I found a ground wire pigtail from when I removed the PCMIII and it is bolted to the frame just North of the Battery, where it runs a ground to battery.
Connected it there, and buttoned everything up.
To my surprise, my Tach now lights up and works. (still gonna run that down anyway).
And when I put a fuse in my lightbar, it worked. Didn't blow any fuses.
I am happy....
Next tackling of the bleeding of the brakes, and getting me a new air hose for my compressor.
This has been very therapeutic in many ways.
Getting back in touch with CRUSH is very rewarding.
Have a question on starting....
Please review this video, at about 41 seconds, listen and tell me, is that how your X starts?
Then go to about 4:20 when he starts this bike.
My bike does not start like this.
Even the first start, my has more umpf.