Decided to head west for a few days on my wing, wife was working and we are off to spain on saturday for a week so ideal chance
Crossed over the borders from berwick upon tweed all good nice easy run 60 mph
joined m6 at carisle 15 miles down m6 on outside lane overtaking two lorries 85 mph
sudden loss of power very loud squealing noise and smoke appearing from the engine
ffs, had to get very quickly into the inside lane then onto the hard shoulder.
luckily im a member of green flag gets on phone to ask for help, woman asks where i am , i tell her then she wants a feckin post code
I had to laff i told her no one will deliver post here hen, tried to explain where i was .
Green flag turned up 45 mins later took off the engine cover to discover the Bolt holding the the front of the belt had came way loose and had taken away most of the aluminuem casing.
I had my belt replaced last year and done very few miles these past months
but the mechanic had not secured the bolt with locktite or other means
So guys says yer fooked he calls a lorry to take me an bike home a 2 hr run
we got in the cab and green flag asked to driver to pick up a car at ullswater which is in the lakes the other direction ffs so we spent 3 hrs trying to pick a car up on a one track road with a big breakdown truck ( i did get a tour of the lakes).
7 hours later i get bike an me home
Looking to trade in my baby if it gets fixed