. 150 kms out of Exmouth Western Aust
. first image is where it happened. Air temp ~= 45C. Only 4 litres of water left.
. engine power drops over 20 seconds and stops.
. 5 minutes giving the bike and myself a rest before trying to kick start it.
. 5 minutes to no avail
. check fuel - 3/4 full; perhaps line is blocked? try using RES. nothing after 5 minutes.
. check air (remove cover; everything inside looks good; conduit to carb is still sealed)
. check spark (finger between the cap and plug. ouch.)
. I wonder about the condition of the spark plug? It's about 10,000k old.
--- oh, I bought a car spark wrench. fuck. Other tools I do have are useless or would risk making things worse.
. 30 minutes after the stop. I try kicking the engine over just out of futility. It starts.
. pic related
At the next town with a hardware store I picked up a motorcycle-sized sparkplug wrench, and coming out of the store I saw two Harley owners marveling over the Postie with a licence plate from the other side of the country. They invite me over to their paint shop so I could do a service in air-conditioning (the sparkplug was clean..) They tell me about vapour lock being the bane of carb bikes out there...