Author Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?  (Read 1194 times)

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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2024, 11:53 am
    Feb 11, 2024, 11:53 am
    Wow lads, thank you very much for all of the detailed replies!!

    I took the bike out this morning and was expecting it to be fine as I had "dried it out" last night. There was no rain last night or this morning and the problems were only present for about 5 minutes after I started riding (after maybe 5-10mins warm up). After that she ran normal.

    Spark plugs and coils are getting a mention from everyone and to be honest I'm leaning towards replacing them both with new and starting fresh.

    I checked my service history and the spark plugs are 20,000 miles old and I think the coils might be the original as I don't have paperwork to say otherwise nor do I remember them being changed.

    If my bike is prone to water leaking past the spark plug cap then it living outdoors all the time can't help it.

    In the meantime before I get into them I checked the other suggestions of coolant level which is sitting nicely between the marks and the vacuum in the tank. When I open the the tank I always get a little pop of pressure releasing....very slight and no more than I always get.

    I will clean the tank breather pipes out just to be sure.

    I will admit I had to check parts diagrams to see that the stick coils are seperate to the spark plugs. The plugs seem to be housed underneath the the stick coils.

    I do remember seeing a video by AndyManCam on changing those parts which I will dig out.

    Really tho lads, thanks again for all of the input.


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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2024, 01:35 pm
    Feb 11, 2024, 01:35 pm
    20.000 mls would be due a change alright unless they are the Iridium plugs which should be good for 30
    as it is a pain to remove the tank people often put in Iridium plugs when servicing
    attached is a photo of the coils to give you an Idea of what they look like I had got some on ebay a few years back
    I would start with changing the plugs as the cheapest option


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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2024, 09:15 pm
    Feb 11, 2024, 09:15 pm
    Thanks very much for that jdoyle!! Much appreciated!!

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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #13 on: Feb 12, 2024, 06:23 pm
    Feb 12, 2024, 06:23 pm
    Just to stick my nose in a little bit. I bought these from amazon a year ago as a cheaper replacement and they've served the purpose well. A good fit in the head and runs fine.
    Amrxuts 2PCS/pack 129700-4580 Ignition Coil fit for KAWASAKI ZR1000 Z1000 ER6N ER-6N Ninja 650R EX650 Versys 650 KLE650 Z750 Z750S Z900 2003-2019
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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #14 on: Feb 14, 2024, 04:32 pm
    Feb 14, 2024, 04:32 pm
    Thanks for the link ArfurB. Hopin to check the plugs & coils in the bike on Friday.

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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #15 on: Feb 14, 2024, 04:56 pm
    Feb 14, 2024, 04:56 pm
    Hope it all works out.
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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #16 on: Feb 28, 2024, 06:02 pm
    Feb 28, 2024, 06:02 pm
    So just a little update :002:

    We got in at the plugs/coils...(I say we but I played no part) and there were signs/evidence of water getting in at one of the plugs. Everything was cleaned & put back in and sealed up with a bit of silicone.

    I've been riding the bike for about a week/200 miles approx and so far so good. With just 2 days having any sort of rain I still want to check it in heavy torrential rain and see what happens.

    So with a bit of luck the bike continues to run well and the short/medium term plan is to change the plugs and coils before I start doing bigger mileage from April onwards once I'm sure that was the issue.

    Thanks to everybody for all of the help & suggestions!!

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    Re: Could It Be A Water Proofing Issue?
    Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 10:19 am
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    *Originally Posted by bobthebiker [+]
    So just a little update :002:

    We got in at the plugs/coils...(I say we but I played no part) and there were signs/evidence of water getting in at one of the plugs. Everything was cleaned & put back in and sealed up with a bit of silicone.

    I'm glad it looks like you fixed the problem