Engine cut out while idling, now nothing
Works, starter doesn't click or turn over, no lights not instument, or riding . Since I his happened a fair distance from my place, I have not been able to get back to it with any tools to figure out what's wrong. Funny thing is I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I SHOULD LUG WITH ME, anyone have any suggestions ?
A little information and history on my bike .
Since I got it exactly a year ago today lol, I have been noticing strange things, very few for the first 6 months and nothing serious what happened it didn't happen again . After month 6 it sometimes would not start first try then sometimes on second etc . When it wouldn't start I would either get a click sound or the starter would turn over but wouldn't start. I would just have to wait a few minutes and it would start up. Then that stopped and it just would not start it would click and after a few trys it wouldn't do that either , so I got a new battery it in and it was fine. A week or so later my lowbeams stopped working, and then my left turn signal, I replaced the bulbs, the low beam burned out right away, checked the fuses they were fine. A month later, it did it all again but much faster. Got another new battery, when swapping it and the old on out I noticed the old one had popped off the top.cover of the battery!! Put the new one in nothing . Walked to the nearest machanic , who had it for five weeks and could not figure out what was wrong with it, I then took it to the Honda rep. Here and they wanted me to do the 9000 mile tune up( 1000.00$).before they would diagnose it!! WTF! ( It's a 2003, it's not worth much more than a 1000.00), then they said the seals were shot another 800.00. the mechanic I usually take it was finally back and had an opening (a month later) took it in on the day and before.i got home he had called with the problem ( module) and ordered the part.( The other ace had it for 5 weeks!!) I told him about all it ,he said seals ??? No every thing is fine it does need a tune up and back tire and soon breaks. After not having it for 2 months I got it back, he said the battery if full and good to.go . 2 months later it started again not starting head light blown this both high and low, and today it died while sitting at a light idling , nothing has power at all can start it by popping the clutch nothing. Oh I had it in to the garage again two weeks ago( it got kicked over by some one broke off the mirror) he said the regulator was going bad, and it was iver charging the battery and he recommended that when I bring it in to get the damge repaired get that replaced too.
So my questions are what do I need to take with me to try to diagnose this ? A multimeter, hand tools? Is that it? Should I just buy a new battery and bring that too? I got today a new regulator, I'm guessing I should replace the old one while I'm doing this? Could it be fuses? The regulator over charging the battery would that trip fuses? Any help would be appreciated