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Question Grounding Problem?

Last night, I took my bike out. It ran poorly and I had the little red light. I got it home and could not get it restarted. The only thing that has changed since I brought it home (when it ran great for the 80 mile trip) is that I replaced the non-working stereo head unit.

It seems to me that the little red light is very generic (like a check engine light). I will disconnect the stereo tonight when I get home from work, but I'd like to hear any ideas.
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I got home and jump started it. Still have the light and it is idling very low during warmup, then dies when it would normally jick back to low idle. getting an FI indicator on the dash. The bike has a Power Commander III and the previous owner said it was just dyno'd. Any ideas?
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It's the little red light the FI light? If so, you can look up the error code by following instructions on the service manual. You can obtain a copy in PDF from VN2000.com

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It's the little red light the FI light? If so, you can look up the error code by following instructions on the service manual. You can obtain a copy in PDF from VN2000.com

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It is the FI light. It definitely feels fuel-starved. I'm going to try running a little seafoam through it and see if it helps.
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If you are getting an FI fault, you MUST retrieve the code and make the repair.
To not do so puts your engine at risk.
Seafoam will not help and be a waste of time and money.
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Well, I rode it 80 miles to work today and I will have to ride it 80 miles home. Hopefully I am not doing damage.
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Error Code 52

So, I finally got a chance to pull the error code today and it looks like the rear ignition coil. How tough a fix is this. Looks like it might require more than a simple off the shelf multimeter.
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What was the code?
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52. I looked it up. It's the rear ignition coil.
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Be careful, code 52 does not mean it is the coil FOR SURE.

If you have a meter, I can guide you through some tests.

Post make and model # of meter for my reference.
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