(Following up on my earlier post, and back story)

Told you no one would guess it.... Nest of NOPE

So I had to make a 3.5hr drive up to the Toronto area today. "Gee, looks like it'll be a nice day, might as well take the bike! Much more reliable than the Jeep too!"

About halfway through, cruising at about {redacted in fear of Mounties} in the left hand land, I find myself losing power, speedometer and tach dropping rapidly, twisting the throttle to no avail. I pull off to the shoulder, trying not to freak out. In almost 10 years and over 44k miles, this bike has had zero serious mechanical failures. I couldn't see anything obviously wrong, so I managed to get it going again and limped to a gas station, power still cutting in and out. Used my dad's AMA Roadside to get towed to a shop nearby (now very highly recommended by me) and waited for a coworker to come get me on his way. I was guessing everything from spark plugs to a bad fuel injector, until I got the call from the shop (they had bumped my bike to the second in line).

"Good news and bad news," he said. Good news was they got it fixed right away for under $100! Bad news/TL;DR?

"There was a nest of spiders in your killswitch. They overheated and shorted it out."

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY RIGHT HAND WAS RIGHT THERE THE WHOLE TIME BLISSFULLY UNAWARE OF THE NEST OF NOPE WRITHING WITHIN!!!!!

(Big thanks to the mechanics at Performance Cycle in Cambridge, Ontario for getting me back on the road quickly, safe and sound and spider-free. Highly recommend to any riders in the area.)