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Battery exchanged... [Sep. 8th, 2007|06:54 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

4 trips to BMW later, my motorcycle works...

trip 1: "Yo, I need a trickle charger."
trip 2: "Trickle didn't trickle. 0 volts." "Oh, here, borrow this real charger." (didn't ask my name or anything... impressive trust in lending!)
trip 3: "Here's real charger back, the trickle charger is trickling now..."
[go home...]
[see trickler is flashing again.... measure: 0 volts.]
call store: "Yo, me again, it's flashing." "Okay, come back, I got a new battery for you."
trip 4: "Hey." "Hey." (hands over battery, and Torx screwdriver)

Then, some disassembly...

A dozen some screws and some greasy hands later, it runs.

Time for a ride!

[User Picture]From: muerte
2007-09-09 02:00 am (UTC)
I find it ironic that your pictures are hosted on picasaweb considering you wrote picpix :)
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From: evan
2007-09-09 02:42 am (UTC)
I find it ironic that cycling pictures in picasaweb cycles the images first and then the metadata after a pause for loading. This is the reverse of how other photo sites do it...
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-09-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, but note the TLD under which picasaweb is hosted...

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[User Picture]From: purly
2007-09-09 02:16 am (UTC)
very nice
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2007-09-09 03:21 am (UTC)
BMW just got a new (future) customer: me.
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[User Picture]From: silona
2007-09-09 05:04 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: ravengirl
2007-09-09 06:29 am (UTC)

...When I thought the subject was "Buttery Exchange", I was a little more interested *snort* But the bike, she is cool.
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2007-09-09 02:12 pm (UTC)
Did you ride home on one wheel all the way?
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[User Picture]From: vespa59
2007-09-10 10:38 pm (UTC)
Weird. Wonder why your battery didn't make it very long.
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[User Picture]From: ddelapp
2007-09-11 11:51 pm (UTC)
When I bought my Honda Elite scooter, the first battery died within the month. The second has been going strong for over a year now.

Beautiful bike, btw. I didn't know you had one. I've been thinking of getting one, to get out of town on, and a BMW is near the top of my list.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-09-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
I trust the battery was replaced for free on warranty, right?
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