Lost parts, just ranting
So I go to hook up my Powerlet cable to the battery so my new Marsee bag will be wired for power. I knew, KNEW I was going to lose a screw or something, problem is I didn't know ahead of time which it would be. Goes like this:
Pull battery cover, done
Disconnect battery, drop a lock-washer into the battery compartment. No problem I'll pull the battery.
Let's disconnect the battery hold down bar and.......drop one of the rubber spacers into the battery compartment.
Okey dokey. Pull the battery, recover the lock washer, but the rubber spacer is no where to be found! Can't believe it would fit in there but my best guess is it's as far down as it can go in front of the tank. Maybe I can pull some tupperware and see it?
Pull the left panel, no dice. Pull the right panel and gas tank cover - drop the forward left side gas tank cover screw into the bike, ugh!
Too bad none of these screws are magnetic or it would have taken 5 minutes to gather up, instead it took an hour to lose! I could see the crew down there on a wire bundle, out of reach. Get the longest screw driver I have and get it to the left side of the wire bundle. I couldn't get my hand and probe the screw out at the same time (this took about 45 minutes of messing with to even be able to TOUCH the screw). So, I pray! Pop the screw the last little distance clear of the bundle and miss my hand, drops into the black hold that in the center of the bike. Short of picking the bike upside down and shaking it, it's gone! At least it has a rubber spacer to talk to down there.
So I still haven't hooked up the bag power and realize now that there is nothing more I can do. Button up all the tupperware (first time for me, not as bad as I thought it would be). Hook up the power, thank heavens it works or I woulda been pissed (not drunk, upset for you guys not in the states).
Gotta source myself a rubber spacer for the battery hold down and a tupperware screw (one of the short ones we have TONS of on this bike). The missing parts are no big deal - at least I didn't have parts leftover like I usually do.
So if any of you see a mystery piece of rubber or screw turn up on your garage floor - those are mine. I know how these parts seem to travel thousands of miles across the globe only to end up on other KGT owner's floors.
Rant over, thanks for playing.