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Old June 8th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Hi All,
im hoping you may be able to help with the following....Its an 848 problem but as the bikes are really similar i thought i would post it here too.....

Hi, my 848 recently ran all wooyly at low rpm. It hadnt been ridden v much over the long wet winter, so i thought it was just old fuel. I filled it up with new, and after a 50 mile ride it seemed to have cleared.

Today I have started the bike and it was running poorly. I could smell unburnt fuel at the exhaust. It wouldnt pull up a small incline with me pushing it. The front cylinder was cold, the rear warm. It wouldnt rev cleanly. I switched it off to avaoid the front cyl being washed clean with unburnt fuel.

Its an 08 bike with 4k miles. It has Termi slip ons and a race ECU and high flow air filter. The bike has been dealer serviced, and its battery is on an optimate. The problem seems electrical. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? Should I start with a new plug? Im guessing the plug in the suspect cylinder will tell me a little of whats going on.

Im a decent mechanic, but would like some pointers in the right direction. Any help would be greatfully appreciated, as the sun has arrived and I want to ride!

many thanks

Ian
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Old June 8th, 2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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yes, start with new spark plug
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Old June 8th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Agreed. Replace the spark plugs.
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Dudes,
thank you very much. I will sort that asap. Is it normal for a plug to foul so quickly in this engine? Even my 2T RGV 250 was nicer to its plugs :-)

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Old June 9th, 2013, 03:16 AM   #5
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They don't like being started from cold and switched off again, especially with a richer-than-stock mixture, such as you will have for the slip-ons.
A new set of spark plugs should fix it. And avoid turning it off once you have started it - keep it running, or don't start it in the first place.
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They don't like being started from cold and switched off again, especially with a richer-than-stock mixture, such as you will have for the slip-ons.
A new set of spark plugs should fix it. And avoid turning it off once you have started it - keep it running, or don't start it in the first place.
Ah, what happens is i start it, use the engine power to get it up the steep slope from my garage ( i always push too, not murder the clutch and motor) and then i switch it off n go and get my kit to ride.....it would appear im the problem! Not for the first time i might add :-)
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Dear All,
today i took the coil pack off the H cylinder, the one that isnt running properly. The plug was sooty and a bit 'wet' in the thread. I cleaned it up with a little soft wire brush and reinstalled. It made no difference, the header only just getting slightly warm, so I removed it again and sparked it against the head. The spark was blue and looked healthy. i then reinstalled it and there is no difference, except maybe it ran even worse...It wouldnt idle at all now, yet there was a strong smell of unburnt fuel. I have ordered a pr of new plugs. Is it still possible new plugs can fix this running problem.

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replace the plugs and turn it AND leave it on for a bit
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Seeing as you have the bike slightly apart. Swap coil packs F to R, and then swap plugs F to R. Some troubleshooting to try to see if its a plug or coil pack or something else.
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Gents,
many thanks.....will do!

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many thanks.....will do!

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No Problem, we are here to help, don't run your bike again, wait for new spark plug install then run it, no need to swap out both spark plug cable those hardly go bad.
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