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Bike issues far from home...

Hi everyone,

I'm about 1.5 hours from home and my 2007 daytona 675 is starting to act up. I first noticed issues this morning after a pretty long and spirited ride. At low RPMs in first gear it felt like it might die. Got to a light and it almost stalled on me. Then I started to notice the LCD flickering a little bit. Got to where I was going, turned the bike off for an hour, turned it back on and the LCD screen was super dark. Hit the starter and got the dreaded "click" and dash reset. Did that three times. Turned the key to the off position, turned it back on, and quickly hit the starter when the gauges were still sweeping, and it started up and got me back to my hotel without issues.

So, I need some advice. The problem seems to be electrical, probably R/R? I'm supposed to go home tomorrow or the day after. Should I try to ride it home, or could this current issue fry my ECU or do additional damage? I'd rather not tow it 1.5 hours back to my place... but I also don't want to total my bike over something that could have been avoided.

Your advice is appreciated, thank you.
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If the charging system isnít charging youíre not going to be able to ride it far without it dying for good even if the battery were fully charged first.
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This might sound like a silly suggestion, but have you checked your battery terminals? I had a similar issue which was caused by loose battery terminals on my 2008 Street Triple. I just tightened them up and it was good to go.

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Yeah, battery terminals can cause trouble if loose. Check those first.
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Checked over bike this morning. R/R looks fine. No melted connections at the the two plugs on the R/R.

The bike fired up without hesitation and idled a few minutes. I checked the terminals an while they are connected they are a little wobbly. While the bike was running I could jostle the terminals from side to side a bit and get the bike to start to cut out.

If it was an R/R or stator issue would I experience what I had happen last night and have the bike start up without hesitation this morning?

Really hoping tightening the terminals up will fix the issue.

Thanks your input everyone.
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If it were a Stator issue the battery would not have charged and you would have trouble starting the bike this morning. Do a search for "Definitive charging and diagnostic thread" and grab a cheap multi meter to quickly find the root cause of your issues if tightening the terminals doesn't help.
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Well, it appears it was the terminals. Checked them this morning, and there was a little play in them. Got about a half rotation from each screw and everything seems to be in working order after driving around for a bit.

Sorry for the novice mistake, seems obvious now. Thanks for the help everyone! I was somewhat panicked last night.
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No worries, we've all done it. enjoy your ride!
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I've had this happen to me so many times that now I also use zip-ties to secure the terminals onto the battery poles. Never had an issue since.
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Well, it appears it was the terminals. Checked them this morning, and there was a little play in them. Got about a half rotation from each screw and everything seems to be in working order after driving around for a bit.

Sorry for the novice mistake, seems obvious now. Thanks for the help everyone! I was somewhat panicked last night.
Great news!

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