||[May. 30th, 2008|01:49 pm]
Follow-up to this tweet: I was able to run-start it down the hill. (so awesome!) But it kept wanting to die unless I kept giving it gas. In fact, it did die again a few miles from my house, but fortunately on another hill. That attempt wasn't going so well to get it going again, and I realized I left the house without my phone. (gulp) Fortunately I got it going again (after using up a few hills) and rode it around some more and finally parked it back in front of my house with the intention of letting it idle for awhile while it charged.
No go. It wouldn't even idle.
Called the service center who suggested a "niiiiice looooong ride." I explained that it wouldn't idle and the trickle charger went green repeatedly but wouldn't start. He laughed and said, "Yeah, you're going to need a new battery."
"Okay," I said, "I should be able to make it there as long as I keep giving it gas."
He laughed some more and said, "Good luck."
My options are basically:
1) take the battery out. (did this once --- pain in the ass)
2) have it towed (annoying)
3) attempt to get it there.
With 3), the worst case is I go back to 2). And 3)'s the most fun.