Bike hates the rain!

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moggyvan
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Bike hates the rain!

Post by moggyvan » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:36 am

Any ideas on why, or what i can do would be most appreciated. It seems the slightest amount of rain makes my bike misfire and eventually stop. It doesn't re-start either unless i strip it down and leave everything to dry. (maybe it likes gettin' naked!). Is it a sign of the coil, lead or ignition circuit breaking down? the coil and lead and in fact the top of the cylinder head assembly are sprayed with a water repellent but it has no effect. Ideas please?

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Post by hahne » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:47 pm

Exchange ignition-cable, spark-plug-cap; that`s the most fail!!! Bye Gottfried

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Post by moggyvan » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:21 am

Problem sorted. When i took the bodywork and tank off, i discovered the spark plug well was full of water! There is a hole on the right hand side of the engine (the wrong side!) which i figured must be a drain for the well. I stuck a fairly thick piece of wire up there and water began to trickle out. I think i may well have blocked it up with spraying the head are with water repellent spray........ :oops:

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Post by modjo » Mon May 29, 2006 11:28 am

This problem is ‘typical’ to Ignition cable or defective spark plug. To sold the problem change the Spark and the cable.

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