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Re: Ideas?? Quit in rain.

Check your fuel filter. Staling might have nothing to do with the rain. It happened to me, the same symptoms, at 10,000 miles in sunshine. 100 miles towing and 300 dollars later, a 15 dollar fuel filter had to be changed, inside the tank.
Since then my filter is outside and changed regularly.
Bob Silas
'94 RS

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michael D. Ash 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx ; oilheads-digest@xxxxxxxxx 
  Cc: redlegduke@xxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 5:47 PM
  Subject: Ideas?? Quit in rain.


  I am looking for troubleshooting ideas.  This morning, my 1996 R1100RT (50k 
  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.

  Thanks in advance,