Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow
Long-time lurker, first-time post.
On mile 349 of a 350-mile loop last week, my '06 RG died! I went to leave a stop sign, and it quit. I can't restart it. Here are the DTC results:
P none PN 141nr004-0 (I can't find any such PN)
S none PN 68920-01d (I think this is a turn signal cancel module)
SP none PN 67261-04 (this is the actual PN for the speedometer)
T none PN 67459-04 (this is the actual PN for the tachometer)
So, I don't have any DTCs to help me troubleshoot this issue. I'm getting back to the simple four-stroke cycle of suck, squeeze, bang, blow.
My air filter is super dirty (I'm the third owner and have ridden it about 2,000 miles). I'd guess it has been YEARS since the air filter was changed out, but I don't think SUCK is the issue, because I tried to start the bike without the air filter and got no love.
As for SQUEEZE, the engine is turning over via the starter, and I doubt I all the sudden lost compression on both cylinders. I'm moving past this as an issue for now.
BANG! I pulled the spark plugs and am getting spark to each one. That said, I don't know if they're sparking when they should from a timing standpoint. And, Mr. BANG also requires fuel. I can't tell if I'm getting fuel, but I've half a tank of the bang juice.
When it comes to BLOW, no one ran up and stuffed bananas in my Rhineharts at the stop sign, so, like SQUEEZE, I'm going to assume BLOW is working fine.
Tomorrow I'll have a fresh air filter on the bike (dealership sold me the incorrect one today), but, as stated above, I don't think SUCK is the issue.
So, I'm down to fuel and electrical. I'll apologize now for this being my first FI bike to troubleshoot - carbs seem simpler when $HIT hits the fan! What's the process to see if I'm getting fuel delivered? Open the butterfly and look for flying fuel?
Also, I've searched various forums here, but I can't find procedures for troubleshooting electrical components. I have a multimeter, and I'm not afraid to use it! But, as a for instance, my service manual does not give me any insight into determining if a component is within spec. It's simply, "do these five things to remove unit and these five things, in reverse, to install a new unit."
I want to know how to test a crank position sensor to see if it died. A throttle position sensor to determine if it's getting power, etc. Is that kind of info on road glide.org, and, if so, could you be so kind as to point me in that direction?
I'm over being pissed that the RG left me stranded and pushing it home in front of all my neighbors, and I've moved on to being excited to try to fix the thing and get back to some nice summer rides.
So, any help you could provide would be much appreciated! That said, any ideas of things I should consider but haven't mentioned above would be great, too!