Saturday, June 9, 2018
Thought a ride on a CanAm would make me feel good
I had never driven one before and I wondered what it was like. My friend had just purchased this one and he let me drive it at the airport only. I may have lost another friend today.
It drives like a snowmobile and feels like one. There was a policeman watching the road I was on and taxiway stop signs every few hundred feet. My speed was slow, but I discovered this thing will do great burnouts. I did about three and then the Rotax powered sled died.
I offered to buy it since it broke with me driving, but he said he wants the dealer to determine what went wrong and fix it. I offered to pay for the repair if I caused it and then gave him a ride home.
Sometimes I can't seem to win without loosing.
I read the repair manual and everything is computer controlled. It has engine rev limiter, automatic upshift and downshifts limiters and speed limiter and a lot of other things to keep idiots like me from hurting it. I suspect it is an electrical fault of some sort. The onboard diagnostics says 'no trouble found.'
Trying to get over the sadness in our home. It was a bright Sunny day and about 62 degrees.
I saw this on a pickup as I took my friend home.
Posted by ZippyPinHead at 12:47 AM