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 Post subject: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:52 pm 
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Hello,
When ridden in very wet conditions, my 06 Ulysses goes onto what feels like 1 cylinder..! As soon as it drys up a little shes fine again.. Has anyone else encounterd this prob. and what is the cure ??
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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:54 pm 
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Chaffed leads.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:23 am 
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yep I had the same issue - plug leads


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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:34 am 
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me 2. got leads from. answer is to replace the leads, and cable tie them out of the way. i didnt get genuine leads, but Magnecor ones from here

airbox has to come off to do it

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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:45 am 
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Wasn't there a fix where a cable tie was put around the HT lead boot on the plug?

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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:54 pm 
Mine is the same year with 10k on it no probs.

Could be a damaged lead or plug but just make sure the lead boot goes right down over the plug as well as the one to the coil.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:09 pm 
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And don't forget the di-electric grease on the plug tip. Really helps the seal.

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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:43 pm 
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the front HT lead rubs on the frame or throttle cables as i found out when trying to figure out why my XB wouldn't start. i took a photo, and found it. getting the leads from sparkplugs uk was quicker than from the dealer


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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:38 pm 
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Thanx for the info everyone, sounds like thats the prob.
Regards.


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 Post subject: Re: Rain=1 cylinder
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:30 am 
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Yeah, the design of the XB means water leaks down to the front cylinder. I found that out after washing the bike and knackering the front spark plug.

So - get new leads, and make sure they have a good seal. Keep your motor running when washing the tank etc too!


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