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Benderbus
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Post by Benderbus » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:26 pm



Every time I get caught in the rain, no matter how light, my 1500 drops a cylinder or 2. Thought it was one, but both mufflers have the same miss. And I smell raw fuel. If I'm on a trip, it will start hittin as a ride, I can feel it coming on once rain stops. If I'm home, I throw a fan on it, and the next morning, I have all 6. Anything you guys have would help. Thanks, Brian



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CrystalPistol
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Re: Rain

Post by CrystalPistol » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 pm

Plug wires is my first thought
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GlimWas
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Re: Rain

Post by GlimWas » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 am

I would point out one of your 3 ignition coils as a suspect, proably the front one as it is the first one to get wet ;)
But only testing will let you know ............
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TwoTone Trike
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Re: Rain

Post by TwoTone Trike » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:40 pm

+1 on what GlimWas said. If not the coils then plug wires.

rrago
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Re: Rain

Post by rrago » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:09 pm

get out the garden hose and give it a well-directed shower. I bet you'll find the cause of the miss

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CrystalPistol
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Re: Rain

Post by CrystalPistol » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:55 pm

Benderbus wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:26 pm
both mufflers have the same miss.
Because both 3 into 1 headers dump into a single middle chamber where exhaust is mixed and sent out through both mufflers.
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Bubblechaser
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Motorcycle: 1994 GL1500 SE

Re: Rain

Post by Bubblechaser » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:54 pm

Had that problem on my 83 GL1100. Water was collecting under the spark plug boot. Don't know if this is your problem.



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