I'll try to make this brief and skip the incidental details. Basically, my ignition cable #4 was compromised but was still working fine so I took the bike out. 10 mins into the ride, suddenly it began backfiring and running very choppy, very herky jerky. The bike idles just as well as ever which is too fast but a different problem all together. But when I open the throttle, that's when things get sloppy.
Before you ask, yes I tried removing cable 4 and the bike did run much worse, the problem is not isolated to a dead cable, the cable is still providing at least some spark.
I'm assuming the cable arced on my ride. What could be the problem, how can I test that (yes I have a voltammeter) and how might I resolve it?
I'd much appreciate some wisdom, I'm not new to bikes but I am not electrical literate nor experienced with internal engine mechanics. I can change a part if I need to, I'm not even sure how to find the part that needs changing or if the problem may be more simple. The bike has just over 10k miles, fantastic condition over all.