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Need Help Fast ! Does this sound like a bad stator ?
i'm riding 929 last night, about 10 minutes into the ride i noticed my gauges looked like they were getting a bit dimmer, then my digital speedometer stops displaying #'s all together,and my tach suddenly stops working.Finally the bike just shuts off directly behind a cop car on the bridge i was going over.A simple ride to blockbuster video to get a movie, cost me a $90 towing fee for less than 8 mile tow to my house , not a good night.Anyway, i have already replaced the stator once on my bike, it has about 8k miles on it with no problems (Electrosport Brand) until now....my quetion is, the first time my stator went out,the bike ran fine until i shut it off, then it just would not start up, i never lost power to my gauges,bike never shut off on me while riding, like it just did last night...any chances this could just be a crappy battery ? and could a junk battery ( a bad cell ) cause this problem ? I'm hoping it's just the battery,as i find it hard to believe the Electrosport stator went out after only 8,000 miles ? I have just charged the battery to until the charger sated it was 'charged' , connected a multi meter and started the bike, no jump in voltage while running ....could this still possibly be a bad battery if i get no jump in voltage ,or does it definitely sound like the stator again, or reg/ref ? can't get a stator today, and wanted to go to bike night/riding with friends tonight.... i have the flow chart from electrosport already,and will check for loose wires, etc.... thanks
Last edited by Renegade929; 05-10-2008 at 2:50 PM.