this is about my 2012 Yamaha V-star 250. This is the third time its done it, so I figured I'd post on here (bike shops are closed) and see if anyone knows a probable cause.
Totally random, no two situations are the same and no "constant variable". It currently has 2500 miles on it (got it with 470, required 600 mile service at about 680). When I'm dead stopped at a light or stop sign the bike will just turn off. It does it when its warm, cold, choke or no choke. I'll be stopped at the light/sign, then right as I'm about ready to go (haven't even released the clutch yet) it just dies. As if I was flipping the kill switch. No warnings or low idle, chugging, anything. Runs perfect, idles perfect, and randomly just turns off. Then I just press the electric start and its fine again. Its never done it twice in the same ride.
Its done this a total of 3 times. The first time I thought I might have accidentally bumped the kill switch, but its happened twice since then and I know it can't be that. I'm not quite sure what it is TBH, I bought it "new" (never registered but had 470 miles from being a demo bike), and had it serviced as I'm suppose to. Totally weird for sure. I thought maybe it was being low on gas, or maybe cold and wasn't choked enough and died, but neither of those are a possibility with the given circumstances.