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Burning smell. Then volts drop from just over 12 to nothing.

Riding the R100LT last Saturday. I smelt a burning smell. Then watched over about an hour or so the voltmeter drop from just over 12 volts to nothing. No lights, no clock, no rev counter. Then rough running. Then it dies. The bike was stranded on the F3 well before the Gosford turnoff. GhostRiders responded to my phone call for help. Within an hour and a half the bike is in the back of their van. The bike was heading for my friend Debbie's place. She had been on the back of the bike when it failed to proceed. I have carried GhotsRiders card in my wallet for many years. Used them twice now and they get 2 big thumbs up from me for their service and price.

Next day I am on the different bike and BMW forums asking for advise. Lots of very knowledgeable answers can flooding in for me. It was Big Bamboo on the BOXERWORKS forums who hit the nail on the head. I had found that the GEN light on the dash was not lighting up when the ignition switch was on. Big Bamboo came back with...."I…