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Bike Died - No Power

Yesterday I went for a long ride up the coast, the way up went fine, on the way down we stopped for the restroom, came out and bike wouldn''t start. Intially when I went to start it my gauges did there sweep but the lights were VERY dim. Wouldn''t even click over. Being we were over an hour away from civilization I just decided to bump start the bike and get her back to where we could tow her the rest of the way. After bump starting her and starting to ride her home I noticed the gauges kept turning on and off. Mainly after I would hit bumps, but constant non the less. At one point on the ride back I remembered my high beam was burned out and thought to help save power I would turn my high beam on (headlight off essentially). At that point the bike really ran like crap. It would spit and sputter when I would try and accelerate and wasn''t able to take it over a certain RPM (can''t tell you at which RPM because my gauges where turning on and off and tach wasn''t reading right). I turn the switch back off (headlight on now) and it pretty much went back to running right. I was able to make it back into town (not my town) and the bike died at the first light I pulled, and my buddy went and picked up his truck and hauled my ass back to town (another 45mins away). Today I started to rip into it and put a volt meter to the battery. It reads 12.9. When I turn on the ignition it drops to .5v. Turn the ignition off, jumps back up to 12.9. Any help would be appreciated because of the fact that in a week I will be using this bike as a daily driver and commuting back and forth from work, roughly 15 miles each way! HELP PLEASE

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    2000 883 XL THIS BIKE HAS A INTERMITTENT PROBLEM OF DYING FIRST DIAGNOSED VAPOR LOCK DEALERSHIP DRILLED SMALL HOLE IN CAP SINCE THEN IT DIED ONCE AND SPIT AND SPUDDERED ON SEVERAL OCCATIONS, I LAST RODE BIKE 3 WEEKS AGO WENT TO RIDE YESTERDAY CRANKED FOR 90 SECONDS, DIED AFTER THAT HELP PLEASE?

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I would check if you have a short somewhere.....but first make sure your battery connections are tight....gauges turning off and on while riding is usually a sign of a loose connection meaning you hit a bump or something and it briefly clips out...did the bike actually turn off??? i dunno....but that seems to be a very odd problem....take out the battery, put it on a trickle and let it charge to full cap....then reconnect making sure the terminal connections are secure and see what happens.... if that works, we''ll have to start diagnosing further, but like they always say, check the obvious first !

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