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bike died multiple times saturday
bike is an '03. i was out on saturday all day. bike ran great for the first hour. stopped for gas, went to go start it, and there was no juice. buddy and i push started it, fired up fine. went for about 20 minutes more, then the bike starts to sputter like its misfiring really bad, then died. went to restart, no juice. one thing that was strange is that i would turn the key to the on position, and the guage cluster would stay dead. however, as soon as i pressed the start button, the cluster would do its normal thing (lights all illuminate, tach swings to redline then back to 0). as soon as i let go of the starter button, no juice. i could hear what sounded like a turn signal relay popping. if i played with the signal switch, i could hear the relay doing different things. so i pulled the fuse for the turn signals, and tried to make it home. bike ran fine until about 5 miles from home, then did the now infamous horrible misfire/sputter, then died again. again, no juice when i went to restart.
anyone have any ideas before i start trying to trace down the issue? definitely sounds electrical to me. thanks for any help, only had the bike for a couple months so its a new animal to me.