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My Brother-n-law's 1100, after riding threw a few light showers on the way back from a 300 mile trip was fine but,started cutting out and trying to die after we ran threw some hard rain (not real hard but coming down pretty good) he pulled over & kept it running and it seemed to straighten out...

We took off and was gonna pull into the next exit,( the rain stopped as soon as we took off looking for the next exit,then it starting running fine and we never even stopped till we needed gas some 75 more miles or so and it ran fine after that but we never rain in anymore hard showers.

I don't think it was the gas,because mine never missed a lick.



Anyone got a clue what could've happened to the ole girl???

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something electrical did not like water. could be a connection or perhaps a crack in the coil or resister. I would remove the fake tank and start it up, get a spray bottle with water in it and start spaying the coils and all the other goodies under there. see if it starts missing. that would be a start.
 

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Are the drain holes through the heads clear? If they're not there is a chance water could accumulate around the spark plugs. Check for cracks and bad insulation in the coils spark plug caps and wires.
 

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Yep, the drain holes are the things I'd check first because they tend to get clogged up. If they do you'll have water build up around your spark plugs which isn't a real good thing. Poke 'em out with a piece of stiff wire.
 

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per exavid.. most likely spark plugs grounding.. and pull the caps off the plugs and look at the rubber boots... if split or cracked the least little water will play havoc..
 

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Thanks for the help Guys,I will let him know what to check first.
I'll let you know what he finds.
 

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exavid wrote:
Yep, the drain holes are the things I'd check first because they tend to get clogged up. If they do you'll have water build up around your spark plugs which isn't a real good thing. Poke 'em out with a piece of stiff wire.
+1 on the drain holes.
 

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exact same thing happened to me, was the drain holes.. anytime i got any water around my left side spark plugs, it fouled out, sure enough, pulled the cap and there was rust and water in the bottom. cleaned the drain hole no more problems.
 

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the sparke plug covers have a spring and a resistor inside
them check with aowmn meter if not 500 ohmns replace with
egk covers,$4.00 each.
 

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Thanks guys for the help,my brother-n-law called last night and said the drain holes were clean,but that all 4 of the boot covers on the wires were all cracked real bad.



I told him I would search for new boots,I know I seen them somewhere for his bike.



Thanks again....:waving:
 

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As I stated the brother-n-law found the problem,but can anyone direct me to where he can get the boots for his bike,I thought I booked mark a site but didn't and had no luck finding any last night...... helppppppppp
 

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I think I found some........

but I found them for alot cheaper 2.89 a piece instead of the 30.95 shown here.
 

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Where's you find em for $2.89 ea?

Johnny
 

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I paid just under $6 CDN each at the local Honda dealer....
 

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kyboy67 wrote:
I was told mother honda wants 25 bucks a piece...........
You can get OEM for about $10 each through hdlparts.com.. but they have NGK engraved right on them (butOEM doen'thave the raised NGK letters).. still a far cry from $3 each..
 

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my bike did the same thing and i found out the coils had water in them and i removed them i found no cracks or anything the honda dealer i deal with occasionally said that on the older gl's and 1200's,
condensation gets in the coils they said a neat trick is to coat the coils in light #2 silicone really light to keep out water

i did so and packed the spark plug wires with anti corrosive comppound never had a problem seince
 

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Must be something to do with the year,I just called mother honda and they want 26 bucks a piece.....
hdlparts 25 bucks a piece...... 1980 interstate....
 

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Well I ordered 4 from the ngk site instead of 2.89 a piece they came up a 2.60 a piece,
mother honda was only 10 times that
price......................
 
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