Please tell me it isn't the stator
So, my good old 89 750 left me stranded twice in 3 days, in events that may be unrelated but I'll let you pros be the judge of that.
Saturday morning, I drove over a bump, and the bike died. No power. Got it home and it turns out the ground wire snapped between the battery and the frame. Went to the auto store to get new wire. Didn't have 6 gauge, so I made 2 wires out of 8 gauge to replace the old one. Fired right up, no issues. Rode it all around this weekend (~200 miles). Then today (monday) I started to have some issues getting the bike to fire up. It was contrary once, but fired up, and drove it about 15 miles. Later in the evening it just didn't want to start. Finally got it started and headed for home, about 50 miles away. Took a lot of back roads and had the high beams on the whole time. About 10 miles from home she just died on me. The headlights were really dim right before she died. I tried to start it back up, and the starter wouldn't do anything, but I could tell it was drawing power. I tried my damnedest to push start it, but every time it would sputter and die on me.
Obviously, the battery is drained. It it possible that the wire I used to replace the broken ground could have caused this charging issue, or am I just unlucky enough to have the stator go out 2 days later? I can do some electrical tests tomorrow once I pick the bike up, but I thought I'd get some advice on what my next step should be, and how dire this seems to y'all.