I feel like such a dumbass!!
So, remove the left side of the fairing, check the plugs, pull all the fuses, recharge the battery, monkey with the kill switch, nothing works. So my neighbor and I drive to the nearest dealer yesterday - they are closed til the 8th? Attempt to drive to the next dealer, near my wife's job and there's a big gridlock(stau). No problem, i"ll just borrow his truck and trailer and drop it off on the way to work. So up early, check the straps, everything's ok. Get thru the first town, and stop to check the straps again. One had come loose, so tighten it back down. Going up a hill with a curve 5 minutes later, and?
I see my bike tilt to the rt and disappear!! I hit the brakes, pull over, and discover that I must have been going a bit fast(didn't feel like it) and bike and trailer are now upside down on the side of the road. wife is freaking out, I'm kind of spazzing at this point. A trucker stops to help me get it righted when up drive the Polizei. They keep telling me to get it out of the road, which I'm trying to do, but they aren't helping, just looking around. I
get it righted, and on the side, get the trailer up and on the side. Now they are asking em questions: Whose car? My neighbor's. When? Just now. How fast? not too. What happened? It tipped over. I think I'm done? no way.
Now they notice that the front left car tire is bald. So? I say, well its dangerous, and we have to give you a ticket. Great, I think, but wait it gets better. Have you been drinking they ask? Sure, last night, a couple of beers. What time? Around 8pm. Are you sure? yes, I say, what's up? Well you smell like alcohol. So now they put me in the back and take me to the station(10 miles away) for a breathalyzer. I score a perfect zero(whew!), but I will still get a ticket for driving a vehicle with bald tires, causing an accident, and breaking two poles on the side of the road(they are every 50 meters, and plastic). So in addition to a good bit more damage to the rt side(plus lots of dirt), the trailer is bent, now I get a few hundred dollar ticket...
And the damn bike is still on the side of road, nowhere near the shop...
Anyone want to steal it and save me the trouble?