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Sudden death on the parkway

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I was cruising along on the parkway at about 85 and suddenly my bike totally died. It felt like I had switched it off, I mean it wouldn't even sputter. So I coasted to a stop and tested to see if it was getting juice to the plugs. When I was turining it over with the plug wire off, (a spark jumping between a screwdriver and the top of the plug) it sputtered a little. So I choked it all the way and turned it over for about 30 seconds, then it started. It was fine the rest of the way home. Could it have been the fuel pump? Wouldn't it have sputtered a little before dying if it was a fuel issue? Is there some kind of electrical problem that could have made it act like this? Thanks, Jake
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How old do the pumps get before they typically fail. I have a 1995 and it's still running well.

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