no past problems except for the battery draining within 4 to 6 days if i ride or don't ride. i have a charger so i don't really worry about that
So your battery will die in 4 to 6 days, regardless of if you ride it or let it sit? So if it sat for 4 days, then you rode it for a day, then the next day it would be dead?
the bike charges fine, the battery is fully functional and charges like a champ.
So you've checked charging output at the battery terminals and it was around 13.5?
but one day i had went for a ride and the power shut off to everything while riding with a fully charged battery. it started back up but not on the first try. a mile later it happened again at a light. started back up within 5 minutes but no power was going to anything during the no start time while cycling the key on and off/ engine run and stop cycling and so on. luckily the next time it started i made it to my storage unit where it died. i need troubleshooting tips and i am currently going through both 929 and 954 manuals. i am an auto technician by trade and am not scared to diagnose i just need guidance from people who might have experienced this before. thx
The only tip I can give you is to systematically go through every possible device that can kill the bike, kill switch, kickstand switch, tip over switch, etc. There isn't any other way to do it other than to comb through every circuit.
i know automotive systems and just starting to learn motorcycle systems.
Functionally the same.
the draining isn't really my concern because after i fully charged the battery there was still no power to anything with key on.
Those batteries aren't cheap and dragging them down to nothing time and time again is hard on them. Be concerned.
i'm going to do more test today. the manual is so spread out it doesn't really have an exact flow chart to follow without the pages being too congested. i would appreciate any further guidance or advise anyone has to offer and thanks for responding, i'm new to the forum thing.
So take the raw data and a bit of logic and go from there.
i do believe its more towards the ignition system than a charging system problem i just don't know all the major components of the system and some locations. my manual is black and white and the pictures are not that big of a help in some situations.
Use those wiring diagrams, it should be all you need to find the problem. The color codes on the wires cross referenced to the components they are attached to on the diagram should tell you where each one is on the bike. Electrical gremlins are never fun to find.