We are not sure but we think that little Chinese POS charger when it shorted out his 12v socket took out his stator. In the morning we did roadside surgery on the 690 and pulled the stator and sure enough it had a shorted phase. Luckily, because I know that the stator is a weak link on these bikes, we had a spare to use. So we replaced it, put everything back together and there was still enough charge left in the battery to fire it up, put the meter on it and we were getting 14V+, woohoo, the ride is saved. Gurutech and his sons were hanging around in case we needed the use if their booster pak for the first start, but we didn't. We shared some contact info and wished them on their way. If we would not have had that bike issue I never would have met those 3 bike tracks in front if us, and meet some great people. Interesting what fate has in store for you sometimes Unfortunately I completely missed the chance to get a group photo, this is all I have.