Solved: Bike Shutting off Unexpectedly While Riding
I thought I would just post a quick write-up of an issue I have had off and on that got pretty bad a few weeks ago. I kept having issues with my bike shutting off in the middle of riding, it didn't matter how fast or what I was doing. I wold simply be riding along and the engine would cut out, no stutter or anything. In the beginning I was able to just hit the starter button while still moving, the bike would back-fire and start right up. Later however, I had to bring it to a complete stop, turn the whole thing off and restart her. That was when I decided I had to spend some serious time and look at the electrical circuits. This all happened while I was in desperate need of my bike, with no other ride.
I looked at all my connections, trimming the wires down to get some fresh wire at the connections (with the help of a friend of a friend who runs his own little garage). We couldn't find any issues with the electronics. The problem kept occurring sporadically and I finally decided it was time to start putting new parts in.
The first part was the most obvious and luckily turned out to be the issue! Switched out the old ignition switch for a new one and have been riding for almost 500 miles without an issue. Took the old switch apart again and still can't find what the problem was...but I guess these things happen with an older bike.
Just glad its over and I can finally relax and enjoy the ride again! Anyway just wanted to let everyone know, incase others have this issue.
Last edited by chunkycheese; 08-10-2014 at 02:49 PM.