Bike died and lights wont come on? Won’t start back up? Battery dead?
The second most common downfall on a Honda is the charging system.
If you are experiencing the symptoms listed above, it’s highly possible that your charging system has failed, more specifically, the regulator / rectifier (referred to as “reg/rec”) located on the right side of the sub frame has either cooked itself or the connector that plugs into it.
The OEM reg/rec has a tendency to get very hot causing the electrical connectors to corrode or melt, aftermarket reg/rec’s are available to remedy this problem - they are equipped with cooling fins to keep operating temperatures lower.
While the reg/rec is the most common failure, it is possible that your stator (alternator) could also be faulty.
The stator is located on the inside of the “stator cover” which is the left side engine case cover. If your charging system is failing after dropping your bike on the left side, it’s possible to have damaged the stator.
ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING / TESTING PROCEDURES