Bike left me stranded this weekend
Took my 01 750 out for first real ride this weekend. 60 miles each way, have done it multiple time on my Rebel 250 so I was looking forward to the difference in power. On the way thereeverything seemed good until I hit traffic. When I came to a stop the bike stalled. Started right back up, shoulda took it back home but what the heck Im half way there already. Get to my friends house, but when I got to stoplights I found bike idling around 3000 rpms and adjusted to bring it down. Was there for a couple hours. Started bike to leave, ran for about 5 min then slowly sputtered and stalled. Started back up and adjusted idle again this time to raise it. First time I went to leave I stood bike up and rpms went up, sat it back on side stand and rpms went back down. Played with idle screw again. Go to leave rpms stayed when I stood bike up. Get about half a mile for friends house and I notice something is off. I cant describe it, was going about 55 but something just felt wierd. I decided to pull over, as I did when I got to about 5 mph bike stalled out again. Tried to start but could not keep it running more than a couple seconds, eventually the battery went dead. Im hoping to use this as an excuse to get a maintainence free gel battery. Do you think that is my problem or where else should I look? BTW the bike hadnt been ridden or started in a week and I forgot to hook charger up before I went out of town.