Time to ride some more. I took off and rode a few hundred yards and stopped to wait for Steve at this intersection. Nice view to the right. Nice curve to the left. Where was Steve??? He should have been here by now So I went back. His bike was dead He thought we should jump it and he did have jumper cables. I recommended trying to bump start it since we were on a hill. So I gave him a push and he rolled a bit down hill and it fired right up. He rode a ways and turned around. His bike was running but the dash was flickering on and off He removed the seat and we wiggled some wires and check the fuses to see if anything was loose. No luck. When he revved the engine the dash went dead. Since the engine was running we decided to take the quickest way home and hope it didn't die. So we rode around 60 miles home. It ran but occasionally missfired. Steve thought maybe his rectifier was bad since that had happened on a previous bike. Time to trouble shoot. If it was a rectifier or other electronic component it was unlikely to be able to get a part in time for the Saturday ride.