thanks for the suggestion on the noise problem. I opened it up and found out my oil pump had seized up. replaced it and it was fine. now i have another problem. started my bike this morning and got ready to go to work. put it in gear and heard a small pop then the engine died. it will turn the starter but i dont think it is getting a spark. fuses look fine. could you give me a tip?
Glad you got the oil issue fixed before a terrible failure.
Well first you want to check if you have spark or not. Pull a plug and give it a quick check. Know how?
Electrical shorts giving a ‘pop’ or ‘zap’ sound can be from a large number of sources. Did the sound come from the front of the bike (ignition/gauges/headlight) or from under you (battery/solenoid) ?
the sound came from the front of the bike. i measured the voltage from the wire hooked into the ignition coil and received a 10.5 reading. I replaced the coils and the same problem persists. i changed the spark plugs and no change. the sound came from the area of the ignition coils but i am getting sparks on all four plugs.