Yesterday I made a day trip from Peoria Illinois to Davenport Iowa to attend the AMCA swap meet. This is purported to be the biggest meet in the United States. I rode my 1973 R75/5 and traveled with my friend Dan Bailey and his son Matt. All went well and my bike was running flawlessly. At the end of the journey I stopped at Dan's house to de-brief with those guys after the trip. When leaving to ride the mile or so home from Dan's house, the old /5 would not start. The starter would not engage. Gratefully, this model has a KICK STARTER and I rode on home.
Here is where the exercise begins. I thought it would be interesting to detail the incident here and let my fellow airheads offer up advice/opinions before I diagnose and correct the problem. The particulars of the incident are these; the red charging light is out and the starter does not engage when the start button is depressed. The bike DOES HAVE the starter relay "cricket" modification as described on Snowbum's web site.
What say ye?