Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chico, California, United States
I also have a 07 and this happened to me once. I had been riding I 80 from NorCal to Yellowstone on a very, very hot day - about 110. I'd had the bike from 75 to 80 mph for 7 or so hours, and as I started to decel to exit the freeway in Wells, Nevada, the bike just cut out. It was like the ignition had gone off. I got the EWS on the dash. I pulled in the clutch and coasted to a McDonalds parking lot. The bike was unresponsive, so I just went into McD, took off my gear, cooled off, and called my shop. They walked me through a series of things to try. I would try something, then hit the starter button, but nothing. We went through a series of attempts. I can't recall all the things we tried, the only one I can recall was to remove the tank bag and open the gas cap. I remember it because as soon as I did that, the bike turned over and ran fine.
It's never done it since. I have no idea what caused it, no idea if the gas cap thing fixed it, or if it was just coincidence. All I know is that before every ride I ask the bike nicely not to leave me stranded somewhere.