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Here I go again

Post by Dino on Mon May 18, 2009 7:27 pm

Hello everyone,
I've been quiet for sometime while I tackle my electrical issue from
Oct '08. Cliff brought over his 911 code reader, hooked it up to the
CS and guess what - no faults found. Maybe it's the battery, even
though it is only one year old, kept indoors during the winter and
occasionally trickle charged - it may be a lemon. I've considered
upgrading my battery to the Odyssey PC310 which has been used successfully by other F650 riders. I just had a thought, maybe I should check the electrolyte level first?
Will let you know how I progress.
Cheers
ps - enjoy the week, weather prediction looks fantastic
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Re: Here I go again

Post by Dino on Sat May 23, 2009 11:41 am

Charged the battery, pulled the spark plugs and cleaned the tips, the plugs are correctly gaped, ground each spark plug to the frame and no sparks. I can smell fuel in the cylinder so the fuel pump works, the starter is cranking the engine over but I'm not getting any ignition.
To be continued..........
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Re: Here I go again

Post by 1st on Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:38 pm

Good luck - hopefully they can get it sorted before too long.
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Re: Here I go again

Post by Dino on Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:14 pm

Solved - spark plugs

I also asked them to carry out the 20k maintenance cycle, and they found a few other issues that I had missed.

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Post by r90sLifer on Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:33 pm

Shocked Must've been a bad batch. I had a bad one, on my way back from the DownEast.
Hope that solves your troubles. Smile
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Re: Here I go again

Post by Dino on Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:21 pm

r90sLifer wrote:Shocked Must've been a bad batch. I had a bad one, on my way back from the DownEast.
Hope that solves your troubles. Smile

I agree, they were original plugs with only 16,900 km's. Maybe I should carry spares Smile

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Re: Here I go again

Post by TREE on Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:26 am

Hindsight is always 20/20 but I learned the hard way I should carry 2 spares.
First sign of trouble ........ always swap out the plugs......... at least then you can rule that out as a cause.
My new platinums went bad in Truro heading to Colorado........ ( probably just one of them ).
Put in my $2 spares and it ran for a year.


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Re: Here I go again

Post by keng on Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:39 pm

Those of us who started with 2-stroke bikes (remember the Yamaha Twin Jet 100!) learned quickly to always have a spare set of plugs. I still carry a spare set, although my R50/5 never had a spark plug failure in 35 years of riding it. Must be my gentle riding:-)
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Re: Here I go again

Post by Dino on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:09 pm

Rode my CS back to Cole Harbour from Atlantic Motoplex today. A bit of rain here and there, not much to write home about. The wind on the other hand, holy cow. Quite the blustery conditions up at the Pass. Anyway, I'm really happy to be riding once again. Have my spare set of spark plugs and replaced the rear tire with a Pirelli Diablo Rosso. Soft rubber, I'm interested to see how it fares this season. Nice to see clean brake fluid once again in the brake reservoirs. Bliss.
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Re: Here I go again

Post by 1st on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:45 am

Dino - good to hear you are back on the road
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