Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dark and oily corners of the psyche.

"The service manual is the true, dark soul of the otherwise innocent looking project car..." - Peter Egan

Above is the current (to the best of my knowledge, anyway) electric diagram for the motorcycle. Every time I took something apart or rewired it, I made the appropriate notations, corrections and verifications to the way it should have come fresh from the factory. I've got a pretty good idea how the electrons dash around the bike when it's in service now, but there are several spots where magic happens.

Every notation you see, every added line or symbol was a hard-earned lesson. Many were learned easily when the bike merely refused to start, but others were bathed in the cold sweat of a dimming headlight followed by the hot sweat of a fallen wrench warrior, walking home carrying his helmet.