(pics will be in my race report)
The task was simple. Replace the front forks that were just rebuilt by Trackside Engineering. 20, 30 minutes tops. Then load the trailer, clean the RV, etc so that we're ready to roll immediately on Friday.
Forks go on, everything torqued. Wheel on, brakes on, bodywork on.
As part of my pre-flight checklist, I flip the switch and fire it up. Runs for 3 seconds & shuts off. hmmm... fuel light is blinking as I always drain the VP and put in a splash of gas. Maybe it's dry.
Fires 3 seconds and dies. repeat a couple of times thinking it might be air in the lines or whatever. No dice... Hmmm...
Then I see what looks like foam, sitting on the alternator cover top. What the hell? Oh, hell no! Look closer and there's a wire laying in it... Oh HELL NO!
15 mins later, all the bodywork is back off and there in all it's beauty is a BARE ASS WIRE HARNESS and a nice comfy mouse nest.
Them sumbitches ate through 4 wires (right down to the injector on 2 of them) and stripped down 6 more. Yep, that'd explain it.. 2 1/2 hours later, bike runs like a top (for more than 3 seconds) and is loaded in the trailer. Ugh. I freaking hate mice.