I am busy on the internet trying to figure out what is wrong with the motorcycle. I am getting a ton of help from the advrider.com community (Motorcycle Adventure Rider forum) and the help is huge. I have a theory as to why the motorcycle fires right back up after a short rest after killing. This theory was confirmed by several people on advrider.com, and there are several other ideas as to why the bike may be killing. Before getting all this help from the internet community Heidi and I were planning on shooting for Texas after reaching mainland Mexico to have a Harley mechanic look at the bike. Now we are again continuing on our original route with just one additional stop at a Harley shop in Cabo San Lucas to get a new ignition sensor part, a possible cause to our problem. While in Guerrero Negro I stop at an auto parts store and get a handful of auto fuses. I replace the motorcycle ignition system circuit breaker with a fuse. The more I think about it the more I’m convinced that that is the heart of all our bike problems. Three times the bike just killed while riding along in extreme heat. Every time it started right back up after just a one or two minute rest, as if nothing was wrong. If the bike problem was a faulty ignition sensor or a faulty ignition module or a faulty ignition coil, the probability of the bike firing right back up after resting just two minutes in the blazing sun and heat I think is minute. My theory is a faulty circuit breaker inadvertently tripping and killing the bike while riding in the extreme heat. I’ve had at least five people agreeing with this theory without me mentioning it. I guess it’s a known problem on some bikes and a couple people know people who have had this exact problem. Still, I’m stopping in Cabo to get a new ignition sensor just in case my theory is wrong. Dirty job.
We are on the road before noon shooting for the Sea of Cortez and some beaches with camping.
Volcano Tres Virgenes:
Sea of Cortez:
We tool through the town Santa Rosalia. There is a ferry here that sails to the mainland. We were considering taking this ferry before we had the plan to fix the motorcycle in Cabo. Before hitting mainland Mexico we need to have customs clear the motorcycle. I see a customs office (Aduana) and try to get the bike cleared here. A very friendly, healthy and helpful young woman informed me that I can’t clear the bike here. She writes down on some paper where I need to go in La Paz, the phone number and the office hours. It’s a good thing we changed our plan about the ferry here, because we couldn’t clear customs here anyway.