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Old 05-21-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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bike is running on 1 cylinder i think.

last saturday, when it was raining really hard, i rode home from work. didnt think anything of it. the commute is from mid conroe to the inner sanctum of the woodlands. as i was getting close to home i lost a lot of power and had to really work to keep the bike running. it felt really weak and sounded like it would die if i let it idle.
i checked my hoses at my 1st opportunity to pull over. i have been having a problem with an old hose that keeps splitting. i just need to replace it but i havent yet. anyway, it wasnt that hose. and it wasnt anything i could see.

the following day i started the bike and it ran.... slightly better? by this time i had come to my conclusion that the bike had sucked some water up. possibly water hit the underside of the tank and dripped or was sucked into the intake?
i took the intake off and attempted to blow anything out of the spongy filter below the main airbox. that didnt get me much of anywhere.
while the bike was running without the airbox, i noticed little droplets of water on ends of the hoses that connect to the spongy filter box that attatches to the bottom of the airbox. the bike had been running for maybe 10 to 15 minutes. after slapping it all back together i took it for a test drive. it felt sluggish still and maybe maybe maybe maybe a little better. i think thats just me trying to be optimistic.
i took the bike out that night onto 45 to see just how fast my rocket would fly, lol. 75mph is the fastest pace my sv could carry me along at.
in top gear.
fully tucked in.
slightly downhill.
favorable winds.

so yeah, it was at that time that i thought i might be running on 1 cylinder, which i beleive to be the back cyl.

what could the problem be? maybe water in the spark plug? man i dont know.
im about to take my bike to work and will have some time after work that would be perfect for spontaneous wrenching. im even taking some tools with me. im making an event out of it. it should be good times.

if this doesnt work, does anyone in the woodlands area feel like donating some garage and stand time? i have neither, and im about to the point where im going to tear down the front cylinder to get water out.

oh yeah, i hear seafoam is good at getting water out, is it?


anyways, stressed.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:38 AM   #2
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The SV's are notorious for the front plug grounding when wet.
Pull the plug cap and dry it out.
Pull the wire off the cap, it unscrews, and see if it's corroded / green. If so, cut about 1/4" off it and screw the cap back on, apply some di=electric grease to it.

On the r/h side of the cylinder head is a 1/16" hole. It's the drain for the front cylinder plug. run a small wire in there and make sure it's not plugged holding water in. You may need to change the plug too.

2nd Gen SV's have a small rubber flap extending from the radiator to shield from the splash kicked up by the front tire. If you're commuting in the rain frequently I'd recommend doing the same for yours.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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The SV's are notorious for the front plug grounding when wet.
Pull the plug cap and dry it out.
Pull the wire off the cap, it unscrews, and see if it's corroded / green. If so, cut about 1/4" off it and screw the cap back on, apply some di=electric grease to it.

On the r/h side of the cylinder head is a 1/16" hole. It's the drain for the front cylinder plug. run a small wire in there and make sure it's not plugged holding water in. You may need to change the plug too.

2nd Gen SV's have a small rubber flap extending from the radiator to sheld from the splash kicked up by the front tire. If you're commuting in the rain frequently I'd recommend doing the ame for yours.
Give me a call if you need any more help.
add some silicone to the top of the front cylinder to seal it after youve made sure everything is in good working order.

i had the same issue on my 1st generation sv.
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awesome guys. this is why i love you

im already tired of my thumper
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