Another question - this time power
Thanks for the replies on the switch. Good to know re: connecting the two wires on both switches to bypass in an emergency. also, memo to self - NEVER leave home with out my cellphone again.
But... since you all know way more about this than me - the reason I changed my plugs and air cleaner is I just recently noticed a loss of power. It was a subtle change and I almost thought I was imagining it at first - kind of a very slight surging like riding into a strong wind. To test it, on a straight stretch I "floored" it and it seemed fine up to about 110 KPH and then the power seemed to fade. It slowly reached 140 kph and that was it.
I changed the plugs and air filter and at first I thought it was better but I took it for a ride this evening and it was the same story. This time I paid more attention and what happens is the rpms just stop at 6,000.
Up until now I've been running on the same tank of gas - a fill up in the states form a non-chain gas station. I'm wondering now if it's bad gas. I filled it this evening after my ride with Premium and I added some Marvels gas treatment. I'm going on a ride tomorrow for a few hours. Hopefully, if it was the gas, the new stuff and the Marvels will flush out the bad stuff. If that's not it I'll be heading into the shop.
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even if checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat."