So before I had an intermittant problem w/ the 954 sputtering out and dying, then a few days later it would run fine for awhile and do the same thing all over again..
So I changed plugs, checked clearances, and changed to a stardard pc3r
map.. but it did it to me again.
Last night I started the bike up, and it ran.. I shut it off and removed the pc3r
ground cable to see if it acted like it did when it sputtered (And it did).. so I reterminated the ground cable.. reconnected it, and bike wouldnt start (battery was getting low @ this point)..
so i said screw it, undid the pc3r
from the bike that should, if the ground cable was the problem, eliminate the problem altogether.. bike still wont start.. it cranks a few times and then battery is too low.
I did a voltage leak test, and a continuity test as per the service manual, but the other two electrical tests (charging, etc) require the engine running, which i cant do..
Anyone have any way they know of to do any other tests w/o getting the engine running? With the bike running, does it need the battery connected? i.e. could it be a charging issue thats making the bike die?
If i cant find any more info out im gonna have to take it up to the local honda shop, which goes totally against my fix-it-myself policies, but oh well