Sportbike Ride then Dead Battery
This ride started out fine and everything as normal until the very end. The straighter roads let the speed come up and at 4:30 they were doing high 90s or even a 100. Everything was fine until the end of the ride when the group was continuing straight and my son was turning left to break off and head home as his bike wasn't running quite right. He was very lucky to make it to a town and not stuck on open highway. His ride ended in a push-walk as shown in the following video.
I like the part at the end when he has to say 'Excuse me!' to get the lady to move out of the way on the sidewalk. You can't exactly lift the bike to slide it sideways so she wouldn't have to move. Coming through, lady! He called me and I brought the truck to pick him and the bike up. One of his stator coils had burned open and the battery was no longer being charged. Replacing the stator fixed the issue. Running high RPMs for long periods of time like they do riding twisties causes the stator coils to overheat. If you ride normally then you usually won't see this problem. It is an extra expense for having fun, 😃. Thanks for watching and enjoy your ride!