Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gainesville, FL
Smoke and No Start
Ok guys. Have an '06, less than 8000 miles. Never had any serious issues with it. That is, until last week. Fill up the tank to the brim, ride it home, no issues. Next day, on my way to work, turn the ignition and hit the starter, nothing. No clicking. Nothing at all. After 30 seconds of repeated pushing the starter slight throttling, engine slowly turns over. Later that night fires up like nothing ever happened. This goes on for two days.
Yesterday, same thing happens in the morning, but then the whole electrical system shuts down and a small puff of smoke comes from beneath the seat somewhere. Now nothing comes on (no lights, gages, nothing).
Need some guidance here. The battery is solid (gel-cell, less than a year old). I'm not the most technical guy, so laymen's terms are appreciated.