2 loud pops, then DEAD
So up until tonight, I have been loving my bike. But tonight, it died on me - like totally, and I'm not sure what's up. I was going down the freeway, running a little low on gas, and it started cutting out on me. So, I flipped it to reserve. No more than a mile down the road, it started cutting out again (WAY too soon to really be out of gas in my estimation). I exited off the freeway, and as I got to the the intersection on the offramp, there were 2 loud backfires, and then the bike died.
I was thinking it was out of gas, and some incredibly kind samaritan who passed me came back by with some gas. "I'm saved!" I'm thinking. So I put the gas in, turn the key, and hit the start button. The bike turned and turned, but never fired - not even once. I was thinking maybe it was flooded, so I waited, and tried again - nothing. So I'm thinking 'maybe I'm not getting any spark.' Took a plug wire off, turned it over - yep, there's spark.
So at this point, it's getting late, and I need to get home. My girlfriend came and took me home, and I had to leave the bike in a convenience store parking lot, after pushing it a half mile. My only thought at this time is that maybe something got clogged in the fuel system..?
On an interesting side note, I noticed that my headlight seems to have gone out too. My g/f mentioned that maybe it was the alternator (or moto equivalent) - is that the stator? Is there a chance it could be that?
Any advice, wisdom, or plain old opinions you can offer are greatly appreciated.
7800 orig mi when purchased Jan 2011
Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Otherwise, all stock
"But it's a dry heat - like the inside of an oven"