Originally Posted by bike4ever
You know I know nothing about Harley Sportsters. Now that's out of the way, I had the exact same thing happen with my K75. It only happened when it was very hot - riding along, the engine would cough a couple of times, then dead. Always restarted, sometimes without even coasting to a stop. To make a long story short, it was a hall effect sensor that sent an engine timing signal to the electronic ignition. Probably not the issue for your "older" technology....just trying to keep the trip alive! Hope its something simple.
PS: DA has been given a complete bill of health! No worries!
bike4ever, thanks much for the input but again I hope it's not anything like that. I don't get any coughing or any indication what so ever, the bike just dies like I hit the kill switch.
Good news about DA!