So, my six month plus saga of trying to get my Rune running again after its ECU went Phut has finally come to an end. After I messed up ordering the correct keys from Partzilla, the second one I needed arrived two days after the Corona virus lockdown was enforced meaning I couldn't get it cut! Fast forward seven weeks and I finally get it cut but would my new ECU respond? I should never have doubted Honda for a moment; after pairing the two keys following the manual steps, she finally roared, with a few splutters, back to life...i almost cried!
So yesterday I gave her a wash and buff up and headed off for my first proper ride out since October. All was glorious for an hour or so and then the handling suddenly went weird. WTF is going on....? After a few corners felt really strange I realised I'd picked up only the second puncture of my entire 36 year driving career! Honestly, you couldn't make this up....I nursed the bike back to the site where I'm building a house and my wife collected me. A new rear tyre arrives on Tuesday and hopefully things will be normal from here on!
Thanks to all who provided much needed advice along the way.
Cheers and stay safe.