I have a 99 Bigfoot I just acquired. During my shakedown ride, I shut it off, then couldn't get any spark. Voltage meter would not move, click when turning the key. Started it will pull start, and turned back to the barn. Crossing the road to get to the other trail and I get a puff of smoke from the left side of the engine compartment, and everything dies. No volts on the meter, nothing from the pull starter. Engine isn't seized. Brakes are good.
Drive belt looks fine. I haven't started pulling parts off yet to see what the source of the smoke was. I'm wondering where to start looking for expensive things to start swapping out to get it running again. Any suggestions?