Still not starting. Cranking like crazy but no start.
Here's the latest:
First a warning! When attempting to remove the fuel injection clamps from the fuel filter where it attaches to the top of the fuel pump, DO IT GENTLY, not like the ham-fisted author who snapped the nipple off the top of a perfectly good [email protected]
Luckily, I was able to find an E-bay, 2001 pump, ( the Tampa dealer cross-checked applicability )
Installed new FP and pressure tested at 51-52 PSI while cranking with my newly constructed FP tester with QD fittings.
Pulled the #4 plug and, again, it was just as dry as the #1 plug!
Grounded the #4 plug, turned out the lights and cranked engine to insure spark at the plug.
Both side of the electrode ar producing strong, blue sparks.
I've been reading my Clymers about fuel injection, Hall-effect systems and the Motronic module.
Occam's Razor says the simplist solution is usually the best. So, it's either fuel or spark. I've got spark, I've got good cranking RPM, Ive got fuel pressure (at the pump, I have not tested it at the rail), but since the pressure regulator in down stream of the injectors one would assume the PR
The Hall-effect sensor, though electro-mechanical, is relatively simple, and sends crankshaft position to the motronic panel for timing and fuel metering.
I've read Saddleman's saga of his exploits about his fuel problem. There's no way I can match his expertise in troubleshooting my FI system.
Saddleman's saga leads me to believe it's in the Motronic or the TPS (throttle position sensor) since when the problem first occured I could get the bike started by rapidly twisting the throttle while cranaking.
The real "bitch" of the problem is I've got to pull the tank, again, to get to the FI rail so I can check each injector for spray, or most likely, lack of.
The NEFLABMW rally's this weekend and I don't want to be like a Harley rider and drive a car the a MC rally!
Thanks again to all for your comments