Won't start, lost electrical while riding
Sharing in case someone else experiences this issue. For the second time in two years, my RG loses all electrical power while riding. Slowly coasted to stop and would not respond to throttle - once stopped and turned off (kill switch) it would not allow me to restart it.
Last time this happened, my mechanic found it was a blown fuse. So this time I tested all fuses (all tested okay) but decided to replace them all anyway, along with all the relays (except the electrical relay, dealer didn't have it in stock).
During the hour drive back and forth to the dealer, I left the trickle charger connected - when I got back, the run/start switch acted differently. This time it would click.definatley pointing to discharged battery. Mind you, the fuel infection would always trigger on. So after talking to a ffriend and considering how old my battery was - I decided to replace the battry.
Sure enough, once the new battery was in - the bike started immediately.
My only question is, why would a bad battery kill all my electrical while riding? Is this a sign of a larger issue with my bike? Any advise is appreciated!