Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Montreal, Qc, Canada
As far as the dealer would tell me....
The alternator (or more probably generator) developed a fault that caused the battery to die deep discharge. Both were replaced using parts from an unsold bike, after waiting 2 weeks for parts to not arrive.
I had just done an 350 km intercity dash that went very well. Next morning, the state was unresponsive at first, then managed to start the motor.
Ambient Temp was in the the mid 20 degrees C ( around 70 F for you Anglo Americans still using that antique measuring system).
Since I had forgotten to turn the key off after lowering the stand while in gear, I assumed battery was low because of my negligence, and expected the generator would replenish the battery on the reverse trip.
Well, 100 km later, while arriving at a stop sign, the motor just died. I managed to restart once and, maybe 1 km later, it just died again.
After making basic trouble shooting (checking the fuses, and Batt connections, it was clear the batt was dying (....time to call roadside assistance and a tow back.
Funny thing was that on that exact day, on the other side of the continent, member Zente was having the exact same experience in California. With the same resolution, but 2 weeks earlier than me.
That's all I have to say about that (thank you Forrest Gump)