I will start by saying I am an idiot. Your going to say it anyway so I might as well beat you to the punch.
Good news for me though is that I am not always an idiot, some people may not agree but you don't know them so let's forget about them for now.
Why am I an idiot you ask?
A couple of reasons:
1. I left the key in the "on" position and ran my battery down while visiting my father. Not so bad but it qualifies me for a bit of ridicule.
2. When trying to jump start my bike WITHOUT the SUV running (1 smart thing I did that day I suppose) some sweat blinded me, the sun got right in my eyes, my left shoe was untied, and I was saving a baby from a burning building all while trying to accomplish the most difficult task of the afternoon: matching red to red and black to black. I failed at this most critical of task. I placed the red to black and black to red, and hit the ignition.
Believe it or not, the bike did not start. I was corrected by my father who had all kinds of creative things to say about my intellect, or lack there of. I then corrected my mistake and attempted to start the bike. Nada. Nothing. Not even a click.
Thanks for the ride home dad.
I then pulled the battery and slapped it on the charger for the evening.
The battery is now fully charged and installed on the bike.
The bike acts as if there is no battery attached. Yes I got the red to red and the black to black. This time.
Yes the battery is charged and in good shape.
I checked the fuses and they were all fine.
Everything seems connected well and in place but the bike won't do a thing when I turn the key or press the ignition.
The dealer seems to think it is the stator. I'm praying it is not because it is over $300 bucks from them!!! I have not priced it anywhere else but suffice to say if this is the issue it isn't gonna be a cheap fix.
Please leave what ever ridicule you feel the need to dish out as long as you leave an honest thoughtful opinion as to what could be the problem.
"Ouch that comment hurt" and "Thanks that advice sounds useful" in advance.
Andy "El Idiota" D.