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If so, am I right in gathering that the CDI has burnt out causing other damage, & that this has happened twice randomly?
Have any electrics mods been made
Yes it does sound like a short & they can be a right pain to find
The most common place for that sort of thing to happen is where the the loom goes round / past the handlebars as this is where the wiring moves the most
Otherwise check under the tank or anywhere else the wiring could be pinched
Does she quit when you first sit down? or as you release the clutch?
Had any work been carried out just prior to this happening?
Sorry to have to ask what may seem like stupid questions, but it is obviously difficult diagnosing problems remotely, I cannot hear, see, touch or smell anything so I have only what a customer tells me to make a correct diagnosis.Also I dont know how proficient a customer is or what they may have done already. So I need to ask stuff which may seem obvious or unrelated