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  • Running on one cylinder?

    So i was on my way home tonight and it started to rain on me, about 15 minutes later my bike started to idle really crapy at the stop lights, like one of the cylinder was missing once in a while. A couple minutes later I lost the cyclender completely, thank goodness i was pretty close to home.
    I didnt get any failure codes so i am thinking that the plug got wet?

    Has this happened to anyone else? If so what did you do?
    '97 TLS, Two Bros CF C5 cans, PCII, air box mod W/ K&N, traxxion front forks, bitubo rear, TLR MC & calipers, Galfer lines, EBC rotors w/HH pads, 17/42, +mod, headlight mod, R1 regulator, Pro-tech frame sliders
    '00 TLR, M4 Full System w/ shortened cans, Airbox mod w/ BMC, PCIII, Ohlins Shock, 08 Busa Front End, Scotts Steering Damper, 09 GSXR Rear Wheel, 520 Conversion, R/R Upgrade, Headlight Wiring mod, +mod, gap mod, GSXR clocks, JoE Converter

  • #2
    i've heard people say water worked its way down past the spark plug boot and mucked things up. i would check there and all other electrical connections near the computer. good luck
    2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

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    • #3
      you running a power commander?

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      • #4
        No i dont have a power comander
        '97 TLS, Two Bros CF C5 cans, PCII, air box mod W/ K&N, traxxion front forks, bitubo rear, TLR MC & calipers, Galfer lines, EBC rotors w/HH pads, 17/42, +mod, headlight mod, R1 regulator, Pro-tech frame sliders
        '00 TLR, M4 Full System w/ shortened cans, Airbox mod w/ BMC, PCIII, Ohlins Shock, 08 Busa Front End, Scotts Steering Damper, 09 GSXR Rear Wheel, 520 Conversion, R/R Upgrade, Headlight Wiring mod, +mod, gap mod, GSXR clocks, JoE Converter

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        • #5
          Could be the front plug well filled up with water There is a drain hole in the bottom of the well too, make sure it isn't blocked so if water does get in there, it can get out.
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          • #6
            I've been warned about something like that happening to TLS if I were to do alot of rain riding. Front cylinder is positioned so that the water can get into the spark plug housing. Might have to take off the rad to take a looksee.
            1998 TLS - Gutted stock cans, K&N air filter, Yosh remap, -1 front, +1 rear, Switchable TRE

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            • #7
              Good luck! Keep us posted!
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              • #8
                Every once in a great while mine will run on only one cylinder when I first start it up but probally from some fouling on the plug. A few blips of the throttle and both will run.
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                • #9
                  It happened to me once.. I washed my bike and got some water in the inlet tube and i rode it and it felt like a slug.. It also made a sound like a Jet-ski in the water so I knew that wan't good.. But after a short ride it went away.. I'll never do that again..
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                  • #10
                    Well I think that I figured it out. I think that it was a combination of water getting down in the spark plug housing(the rubber gasket was kind of loose) and mostly the connection between the wire and the spark plug boot. I took it apart and it was corroded and still a little moist. so I cut it back some and reconnected it, and used some rtv to seal up the boot that covers the conection

                    Oh yeah I also made sure that the drain hole was unplugged

                    I am sure that all you TL veterans out there know this already but for the newbie’s out there(like me) if you ever change the spark plugs make sure you blow the dirt out of the spark plug housing after you take the boot off but before you take the plug out. This is mainly for the front cylinder. I had a ton of dirt fly out that would have probably fell inside the engine if I didn’t blow it out
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                    '97 TLS, Two Bros CF C5 cans, PCII, air box mod W/ K&N, traxxion front forks, bitubo rear, TLR MC & calipers, Galfer lines, EBC rotors w/HH pads, 17/42, +mod, headlight mod, R1 regulator, Pro-tech frame sliders
                    '00 TLR, M4 Full System w/ shortened cans, Airbox mod w/ BMC, PCIII, Ohlins Shock, 08 Busa Front End, Scotts Steering Damper, 09 GSXR Rear Wheel, 520 Conversion, R/R Upgrade, Headlight Wiring mod, +mod, gap mod, GSXR clocks, JoE Converter

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                    • #11
                      Oh yeah the plug was kinda fouled a little so I took it out and after that it cleared right up!
                      '97 TLS, Two Bros CF C5 cans, PCII, air box mod W/ K&N, traxxion front forks, bitubo rear, TLR MC & calipers, Galfer lines, EBC rotors w/HH pads, 17/42, +mod, headlight mod, R1 regulator, Pro-tech frame sliders
                      '00 TLR, M4 Full System w/ shortened cans, Airbox mod w/ BMC, PCIII, Ohlins Shock, 08 Busa Front End, Scotts Steering Damper, 09 GSXR Rear Wheel, 520 Conversion, R/R Upgrade, Headlight Wiring mod, +mod, gap mod, GSXR clocks, JoE Converter

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                      • #12
                        Good call.. I'll add that to the list of things to double check...

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                        • #13
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                          what i ment up there is that i took the bike out and road it kinda hard and it cleaned up the fowled plug
                          '97 TLS, Two Bros CF C5 cans, PCII, air box mod W/ K&N, traxxion front forks, bitubo rear, TLR MC & calipers, Galfer lines, EBC rotors w/HH pads, 17/42, +mod, headlight mod, R1 regulator, Pro-tech frame sliders
                          '00 TLR, M4 Full System w/ shortened cans, Airbox mod w/ BMC, PCIII, Ohlins Shock, 08 Busa Front End, Scotts Steering Damper, 09 GSXR Rear Wheel, 520 Conversion, R/R Upgrade, Headlight Wiring mod, +mod, gap mod, GSXR clocks, JoE Converter

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                          • #14
                            Shiftin this over to the help.

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                            • #15
                              Well today I got rained on really hard , atleast twice as much as last time. And the bike had no problems at all!!!
                              Looks like I fixed it
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                              '97 TLS, Two Bros CF C5 cans, PCII, air box mod W/ K&N, traxxion front forks, bitubo rear, TLR MC & calipers, Galfer lines, EBC rotors w/HH pads, 17/42, +mod, headlight mod, R1 regulator, Pro-tech frame sliders
                              '00 TLR, M4 Full System w/ shortened cans, Airbox mod w/ BMC, PCIII, Ohlins Shock, 08 Busa Front End, Scotts Steering Damper, 09 GSXR Rear Wheel, 520 Conversion, R/R Upgrade, Headlight Wiring mod, +mod, gap mod, GSXR clocks, JoE Converter

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