'07 Left me stranded
So the basics first:
2007 919, purchased brand new last year as a leftover
12v cigarette outlet and first gear heat controller unit installed (power taken from the hot side of the starter solenoid, grounded directly to the frame.
No other electrical mods of any kind (PCIII etc.)
Now the background:
Several weeks ago mid corner at spokane county raceway the bike quit on me. No sputtering, just flat died. Coasted out of the corner and went to pull off the track when I noticed the dash reset itself (as if I had cycled the key). Let out the clutch and she fired up and ran the rest of the day with no issues. I assumed I somehow hit the kill switch or something and thought nothing more of it.
Over the last couple weeks I have intermittently noticed the dash cycling as if the key is being turned off and on WHILE I am riding down the road. Never had any indication of lost engine power, just the dash. Occasionally I have not been able to get the bike to start. Hit the button and nothing happens. Cycle the key and/or kill switch a couple times and she fires up and runs fine. Once she flat out refused to start (no clicking solenoid, nothing). Bump started it in the parking lot, ran fine.
Now the current issue:
Went out to the garage yesterday morning. Fired up right away. Idled normally, pulled out of the driveway, made it about 1/8 mile down the road and it quit. Again no sputtering, just died. Both gauges are now pointing straight down (6 oclock position). I have no power to lights, dash, horn, anything. No idiot lights at all. I was on a hill so I tried rolling down about 50-60 feet to bump start it. Best I could get was a weakly lit FI light but no fire. Put her away and took a different bike out. About 8 hours or so later come back, turn the key on and nothing. No dash, no lights, etc.
I would be inclined to say the battery is just dead except that it cranked fine so if it is the battery it would have had to go flat while riding, with the engine at speed, and in the space of about 1/8 mile. I find that pretty implausible.
I did hear a rumor that there might be a recall/service bulletin/known issue with 919 ECU's randomly going bad but that is totally unsubstantiated which is why I am posting here. So far I have not had a chance to dig into the bike at all.