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Old 06-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #22567
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Joined: May 2008
Location: La Selva Beach, CA.
Oddometer: 1,979
A long, long day of riding today. 240 miles total through some
very remote country. Glad to be back home right now as my
bike decided to act stubborn after going through a series
of big mud holes.

All of a sudden she just up and quit on me. My guess is that
a bunch of muddy water worked itself up under the tank and
seat into the ignition wiring. I pulled the fuses and checked
them - all OK. Pulled the battery sidecover off and checked
the terminals and the main ignition relay - all looked good.

The original 08 fuel pump has been replaced and I was intermittantly
hearing the fel pump cycle after switching the key on and off.

Wiggled and jiggled everything and she finally fired up but was
sputtering and cutting out. I limped 120 miles back home.

I'll be pulling the seat and tank off to try and find where the water
worked its way in.
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