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I have had my 94 aspy for almost a week now. When I bought it rain started to fall as I was counting out the money, so my first ride was in the rain. I got a speeding ticket the second day I had it 67 in a 55.



Yesterday my wife and I took it on a day trip about 250 miles. First stop was the Coeur'D'Alene indian res. to buy some cheap smokes. I decided to top off the tank so I fiiled it up at the smoke shop. The wing was on the side stand and I was off the bike. I turned the key on and toed the shifter and got the green N light. I hit the starter button and the bike lurched forward......it was still in gear and it was and trying to start. Which is not supposed to be possible. It folded up the side stand and fell in my lap. I couldn't hold it up and it fell over. My wife had to help me pick the bike back up. There appeared to no damage, the floor board that is mounted on the engine crash bar saved the body works. After that ordeal I got on the bike and tried to start it and it wouldn't start. Then I thought about the tipover safety switch. recycled the ignition key and it fired back to life.



With that behind us we headed to I 90 thru beautiful Coeur'D'Alene Idaho. We then headed east over fourth of July pass and thru the Idaho panhandle and over lookout pass into Montana.Beautiful scenic hiway with all kinds of high speed twisties. I was in heaven. The aspy was awsome taking the passes at 70 plus in OD.In the curves it was as sure footed as a mountain goat. Was I impressed with the wing?..........OOOHHH YEEEAAA! No wonder they call it the king of the touring bikes. It's big but handles like a much smaller bike.



We stopped at the 50.000 silver dollar bar. They have 50,000 sivler dollars in the bar and hanging on the wall. We had some dinner and went to the gift shop and bought a good sized arrow shaped wall clock with wolves on it, and some dragon wind chimes. I am into dragons and my wife likes to collect wolves. It all fit into the luggage on the bike. Not possible on my 900 kawi. We headed back the same way we came and it was as much fun as it was on the way there. AWSOME!!!!



Well by the time I got back to Spokane my gas guage was banging off E, so I stopped at a station close to my house to top off. I started the pump and was watching the numbers spin around curious as to the milage I got on my trip. Well the when the numbers went past 6.3 gallons I looked down and gas was running over the fill spout and down onto the hot engine. I turned the gas off after it pumped over a gallon of gas over the engine compartment. There was a smoke rolling all over the ground from the gas that was hitting the hot engine. I freaked out just knowing my new bike was going to go up in flames. Thank God it didn't.



All this has happened in less than a week, so I am sure that my bike is full of gremlins. My aspy is now Known as the albatross. If there is anyone willing to help by sending me a gremlin bell. My address is



Dan Messenger

3504 E. 33rd.

Spokane Wa.

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Maybe you just needed to get that all over with. So now everything should be smooth sailing.
 

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I always look into the top of my tank when I fill up,not wanting to have an overflo. The gas guage is not very accurate on my bike........
 

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yeah--got to watch the tank filling up. not all those auto shut off pumps work. lol -- no ---dont ask.
 

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Yeah, burning down your bike and a gas station would be a hell of an ending to a day. I managed to spill gas on a hot engine once. I decided to get a better look at the situation from about 50 feet away until it quit sending up white vapor. I was lucky that time too... or is it unlucky because of the spill... maybe the lucky and unlucky cancel... man... this is confusing.:?
 

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Wow, what a way to almost end the day.

That is gorgeous country you traveled through. My cousin lives in Missoula and I just spent a week with them at their cabin just up a bit north of Frenchtown on the west side of Missoula.

Yep, those 1500s handle like a much smaller bike once you get them over 10 mph. Loved mine...

 

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Heck of a story and a lucky ending:action:Gotta love those fuel pumps that just keep on giving:shock:

Ride Safe, Ray:waving:
 

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can't beat fun !
 

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It all comes in 3's remember?

Hopefully you've had your 3. JR
 

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Dragonass wrote:



We stopped at the 50.000 silver dollar bar. They have 50,000 sivler dollars in the bar and hanging on the wall. We had some dinner and went to the gift shop and bought a good sized arrow shaped wall clock with wolves on it, and some dragon wind chimes. I am into dragons and my wife likes to collect wolves. It all fit into the luggage on the bike. Not possible on my 900 kawi. We headed back the same way we came and it was as much fun as it was on the way there. AWSOME!!!!


Dan Messenger

3504 E. 33rd.

Spokane Wa.

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:? Interesting. That--and the Bitterroot--was my first patrol area when I was a Montana LEO. Used to be the "10,000 Silver Dollar Bar". Must be inflation??:cheeky1:



Used to patrol the Beartooth Pass as well; when you get rid of your gremlins, give the Beartooth a shot--makes Lookout Pass look like a bunny hill.:dude:
 

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there is nothing you can do to get rid of the bad luck except!!!
sell me the bike for 10 cents on the dollar ;)
 
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