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Cheers..

I have a weird and potentially dangerous issue going on with my bike (2000 ZX12R). I was out riding and my bike shut it self off two times for no apparent reason. It just died.
First time it happened, I was riding along on a straight stretch of road (not speeding or anything..). Coasted to a buss stop, pulled over, thinking -WTF?? Turned the key off and turned the key back on, and the bike got its electric power back as if nothing had happened. Second time it happened, (now riding at a "loose your licence" speed), as I was giving it throttle out of the corner, the bike died again. Coasted to a stop, tuned the key off and back on, and again the bike started and ran as if nothing had happened.

This issue is creepy and possibly dangerous.. First thing that came to mind was a faulty tip over sensor, but if that was the case, the bike should have turned off when ever I leaned it over. My second guess is a worn out ignition key switch. Sometimes I have to give the key a little wiggle to turn the bike on.. Other than that, no idea..

Any one else had this sort of issue, or an idea what is going on? The first time it happened I was just like WTF? but after the second time, that freaked me out a little because loosing all electric power while hanging off the bike, leaning it through a corner and starting to give it throttle out of the corner is not the best feeling...

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/Tom
 

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Thanks Gentlemen..

I will investigate and let you know what I find. At the moment I suspect the ignition switch is the culprit, but will check out everything mentioned.

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Cheers Stube40

I have replaced the stator and rectifier in mid July. I have checked the charge voltage and wireing several times after that, and all is good. But will check it again..
I think the most likelly issue is the ignition switch. It has been giving me trouble from time to time since I bought the bike, but during this riding season, it has become worse.. Any way, I have not had the time to really investigate what the issue is, so I´ll report back later on what I find...

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Thought I would write a short update... I have not had any real time to investigate the issue other than...

I could not recreate the issue with "wiggling" the ignition key.
Also I did not mention/answer Ninjayorkies* question about the instrument cluster clock - No, the clock did not reset itself when the bike suddenly shut itself off.

I will report back again once I have more time trying to figure out what the issue/cause is...

/Tom
 
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