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49 thoughts on “How a battery terminal tried to kill me!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Kennedy says:

    People love to blame motorcycles for accidents. You could have a weird failure in your car, maybe causing you to stall on RR tracks, and you wouldn't give up cars.
    We riders must accept there is an inherent danger to riding, but you learn to be a better driver. 45 years riding, most of it on Gold Wings.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Staszko says:

    I hear ya Ray. I rode for 2 decades. I had a friend lose both his legs at the knee because some teenage wouldn't wait to check their Instagram feed. I gave it up shortly after that. WAY to many inattentive drivers on the road.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ED Harry says:

    Testing the battery should have also been done ! Yes I know it looks new but this does not mean it was good .. Ray did I miss something…

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James C says:

    Extremely sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars randy beard says:

    Ray, Scotty Kilmer said the same thing, if your car is functioning Squirrelly, ck Battery for correct voltage and make sure terminals are clean-this could correct all your problems if computer is getting correct voltage…

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fixin Bugs -N- Stuff says:

    Yo Ray, that’s some serious air blowing in the cabin.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Towles JR says:

    Ray, sold my bike also after some friend grief also, and a couple close calls, Actually my friend, with family, 4 wheels better than two. Note: with 12 volt voltage, the flow of electrons starts at the negative terminal. NEGATIVE is very important. I liked your video here ! especially with the personal bike story. I helps us get to know you better.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stan S says:

    External voltage regulator connections on old GM [1960s-1970s] cars will do the same thing.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars -- says:

    my wifes ford escort had a weird problem like that too. it was randomly stalling out. never ran rough. i had bought it used but the whole head had been replaced(recently, it was shiny aluminum) couldnt place what was going on. id have to drive out to her over and over at different places around town. pop the hood, see nothing, tell her crank it. no problems. eventually by chance i go to check the plug wires etc again and the distributor is cracked at the connector. so badly its severed. somehow the thing would still run, no missfires. but randomly die. weirdest thing ive ever seen.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian watkins says:

    good of you to share your life experience with us sorry to hear about your friend take care

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kstar9 says:

    Hi Ray. Did you check tranny fluid?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Landon Take America Back says:

    Motorcycle, I rode as a youngster , gave it up after my children were born, Moved to FL, Rode again , A deer jumped out of woods onto front wheel at dusk. Waited 2 years to ride again. Now I avoid Dusk and dawn. But my children are grown and on their own.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kasual Skeptik says:

    I've had various motorcycles in my 20s and I can tell you that it's DANGEROUS to drive one. Statistically, you WILL be involved in an accident within 15,000 miles…!
    Not because you're a reckless driver, and they are many, but because car drivers feel so protected in their cars, they are mostly oblivious about what's going on around them, including missing stop signs and red lights, and lane changes without signaling or checking blind spots… Imagine getting rear-ended by a Ford F-150…Yikes..!
    My wife recently suggested we get a scooter when we move to the Philippines and I said no fuckin way…. I'll only drive a nice big SUV, thank you..
    Remember, no one is looking out for you on the road, except yourself… Drive defensively and take your time…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Becker says:

    Your friend is telling you to leave the bike alone
    Quit ridding

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Jamison says:

    I really enjoyed your story! You've got the power!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philip Martin says:

    This sounds less like a "don't ride motorcycles story" and more like a, if your having an electrical problem check your battery first? Like instead of just leaving the bike sit there for a week, you checked everything but the very first thing you should have checked.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Max Sanchez says:

    Holy crap I'm glad you're ok, and glad we can all learn from it

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walter Kirk says:

    Too many felts on batt. Posts!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Perdue says:

    What did the transmission fluid look like

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grassroot011 says:

    As an Engineer once told me, "Never assume anything," but he did assume that smoking wouldn't affect his health soooo, You never know, Thanks

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grassroot011 says:

    A hot cooling system can heat up the tranny as the fluid is going through the lower part of the radiator.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Hatrick says:

    Isn't terminal protector spary applied after installing clean terminals on clean posts?
    . I have a left knee, cage in my neck and two more coming. Two plates 18 pins in the right ankle and tibia. Left knee and send plate were from low speed bike mis haps. The kne due to another driver the right tibia plate because well.. It was destined to happen and my fault. I actualy dreampt the accident a year prior.
    I won't stop riding. Ever.
    But i stay out of cities certainties of day. Prefer back roads.
    I believe in that our time is pre destined.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Campbell says:

    I still love my slow 750 Harley style bike now compared to the mighty fast 2005 ninja I had in 2007 was chewed up and spit out by an 18wheeler that got in my lane. Broke over 14 bones that night and had to be flown to shock trauma. Broke my spine in 2 places also but luckily I can still walk after healing.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Campbell says:

    I’m just now getting back to walking around again after breaking leg on dirt bike only for some idiot to jam flat on the brakes for me to break my arm on my motorcycle on Xmas eve.. I rode it around some last week once or twice when the weather main commuter since I can’t figure out my damn Jeep Liberty transmission . Damn thing went into limp mode I think and now it doesn’t wanna start in the back yard. Been parked there since transmission made some popping and banging sounds while driving so turned around and parked it at home. Now it doesn’t wanna crank up and has almost a full tank of gas.. have been wanting to get transmission checked out since have a daughter that I don’t trust traffic enough to ride with me.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DoctorLarry says:

    Two interesting, related morals to this story. First – do always check your battery connections when under the hood for any reason and second – riding a motorcycle can be very scary sometimes.
    I always carry around one or two spare battery terminal/post cleaners in my trunk tool bag. A number of times I have stopped to help someone get their car started and found that it was just bad, corroded connections at the battery. I show the owner how to disconnect them safely and clean them. Them I give them a new battery terminal/post cleaner for them to keep. It is inexpensive and can help them (or someone else) in the future.
    Second – I have owned 3 different motorcycles in my lifetime, particularly when I was younger. Bikers have to learn defensive driving much more than regular drivers because of the situation. I learned early on that there are four types of drivers – (1) those that never see you, (2) those that see you but subconsciously feel you are no threat to them, (3) those that see you and consciously aim at you, and (4) those that see you, understand how difficult it is to protect yourself from bigger vehicles, and give you plenty of leeway. My suspicion is that type (4) are, other bikers!
    Take care out there!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MetalHead5368 says:

    📞 da do da do…!!!! 😁

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Poore says:

    Glad your ok

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TodTALK says:

    Well, im gonna imagine just to make u insane, one of ur kids will probably wind up being a motorcycle racer now or some crap like that, or at least thats my luck.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ehsan Shahzad says:

    my condolences to you on the loss of your friend.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Peterson says:

    Good advice,,ck bat terms

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy Peterson says:

    Red shmoo good after mounting,

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John says:

    In 1995 I was travelling on a motorcycle in to London when a lorry overtaking me suddenly changed lanes to get the exit lane, sadly in the course of getting the exit lane he drove over me and my motorcycle. I came too the following day in the Royal London Hospital. Broken Leg, 8 broken ribs, broken arm and fractured vertebrae's. It was weird. You know when you blink your eyes, you open them and the world has moved on 1/20th of a second. Well to me it had moved on 30 hours. I was confused because I went from riding on the road when my eyes closed, to laying on my back in intensive care, 30 hours later, when they opened again. I had no concept of the time in-between.

    My wife has said I can have another bike when I can afford the divorce !