So I picked up my first bike today! 86 FZ 600
First part of the story:
Everything was fine until about 2km's from home..... bike stalled and died. No spark to fire up the engine. My girlfriend was following me in our car so we pulled into a lot and i jump started the bike. It starts and runs fine until you pull the jumper cables off. Then it dies again.
Ok.... I'm thinking that it is the alternator that crapped out. Any thoughts?
AND..... can alternators just "die"? or do go out over time?
I phone the guys who sold me the bike and he wasn't home. I talked to his buddy instead (a BCSB member who recommended the bike to me). Told him the story and he ended up towing his trailer from langley to help me get my bike home. thx again Mark! the bike would probably still be sitting there.