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Re: Ideas?? Quit in rain.
- Subject: Re: Ideas?? Quit in rain.
- From: Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 19:37:16 EST
In a message dated 1/2/05 6:36:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<<I am looking for troubleshooting ideas. This morning, my 1996 R1100RT
miles and running great) just quit 14 miles after startup while running in
moderately strong rain. It missed for a second, the tachometer gave a wild
swing or two, and then the motor quit. I coasted to the side of I-30 and
fiddled with (jiggled) the kill switch, and side stand just for teh heck of
it. Thee engine will motor over just as normal with the starter, RID works,
lights work, I can hear the fuel pump just as normal, ABS lights normal -
but the damn thing will not start there on the side of the road. I push it
for ten minutes to a tire shop with an awning, pull the seat to check for
anything obvious, fuses all good, battery connections tight, no burnt smell,
nothing obvious. After about an hour, it started for one second then died,
I trucked it home, then after four hours it started for one second then
died. I've got it on the Battery Tender now.
Any ideas? Yes, I too suspect water in something, but specifically where?
I've ridden this bike for hours in rain with not the slightest problem. I
have tools and much mechanical experience BFI i.e. Before Fuel Injection.>>
Sounds like the Hall Trigger connection has failed, or one of the triggers
tnhemselves have failed. There is a VERY complete article on testing ,
troubleshooting and repairing this problem written by Dana Hager at
You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the file. I strongly recommend
downloading and printing out the document, as it is your problem.
In a nutshell, the triggers are probably good, but the insulation on the
wires coinnecting them is probably deteriorated enough to allow moisture to
short the signal impulse to ground.