I should mention that the manual doesn't spend a lot of time explaining the settings needed on the multimeter to make the required measurements. It presumes you know what the K Ohms means, compared to Ohms when measuring resistance.... and that you know the difference between ~Volts (AC) and --Volts (DC).
Another area that is very often overlooked by the unsuspecting neophyte electrical troubleshooter...... there are two sides to every circuit. The path from the battery to whatever it is that needs doing, and the return path. There must be a return, for the current to flow. Voltage without current is simply potential, not work. Current times voltage is Watts...... the measure of work.
, you've saved at least $100 with this post alone. RJ
pointed out critical must
know data/facts in just a few words.
That's why it is a critical aspect of MC maintenance that you take notes
. Often neophytes will tell themselves that they will remember specifics
because they don't want to take the time to jot down information. That is simply a fool's path; start making good decisions from the beginning!
Let me put it another way: I have been riding trial/MX since I was in first grade. My dad made me take notes for each specific bike I've owned. I am now in my 50s. I have the Kawasaki PDF of the shop manual on my laptop computer's desktop
; I also down loaded the '09 Race Manual - I ride a '15 - because there are specifics in there that are absent from the shop manual. To that I have over a dozen specific papers that I authored on specific applications that are quirky specifics unique to my
For example pulling off F/R wheels from my previous CBR1000RR, R1s, 996S, 954RR, VFR750, etc are essentially the same, each bike's paper had things that made removal/installation just that little bit smoother/less frustrating. And I still reviewed each specific paper for a specific job that I'm doing. Because almost always there is a NOTE: to self, do/do not do, _____ (fill in the blank). And these various hints, reminders & cautions can save one multiples of hours!
At the end, when going to an authority person, such as Rivers
, you'll have the exact data when they ask you questions to better help you
resolve your problem - and they will ask!