Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio, Dayton-Cincy area
These are probably not your problem, but it never hurts to consider the unsuspected areas;
A few years back, someone posted in here they had a strange situation where they thought their ignition switch somehow "shorted" out and allowed the keys on the keychain to complete a ground circuit to the handlebars. They said this caused their bike to run strange with unexpected shut downs. Not sure if that ended up being the root cause of their problem, but I just remember reading about that some time ago.
Also- as long as I'm thinking wierd causes, check your kickstand switch. My bike actually had the kickstand bolt work loose and though my switch still worked, there were others who had the bolt loosen up, but caused the bike to unexpectledly die (when starting out) becuase the switch would slip out of position when the stand was up.
I agree with one2 about checking your ground wires. The one on the battery first, then clean the contact points on the wire to the frame and the engine. Those contact points seem to corrode (rust) easily.
Good luck and let us know what you end up discovering.
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